Josh + Emilee | Married | Barn at McCall Springs Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Josh + Emilee | Married | Barn at McCall Springs Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Josh and Emilee

Back in the spring Jeremy and I had the pleasure of meeting these two beautiful humans. We met at Cracker Barrel and spent forever talking about their relationship, their lives and everything that led to the moment of them getting engaged. Emilee grew up as a pastor’s kid which meant we had a whole lot in common, and Josh was also a worship leader! We instantly bonded over ministry because well, not everyone understands that life! Emilee’s dad set her and Josh up for the first time and the rest was history!

This wedding was so full of sentimental moments that had us in tears throughout the day. It was the day that Emilee became a step mom to Josh’s sweet daughter Natalie. Throughout the day Emilee gifted her with little things to celebrate the day with her, ending with a bracelet and a touching letter she read aloud at the reception. My heart was so full watching the three of them become a family and I just know Emilee will be the BEST step mom there ever was because her heart is pure gold.

And while this day was so full of joy, there was also a huge part of Emilee missing. Her bouquet was tied with lace and a brooch in memory of her great grandmother, I asked Emilee’s sister Sara to write a few words.


” Mawmaw was everything to us, and to Emilee. I guess you could say she was the glue that held us all together. She was our great grandmother. Emilee has always said Mawmaw would have been her bridesmaid on her wedding day, they were so close and had a very special bond. Emilee took time to spend with and learn from her great grandmother. She would go to her house watch her bake, sew, cook, and make coffee... and all of those are important pieces that make Emilee who she is today. When Emilee was a little girl, she would sit and watch and learn from her, she adored her Mawmaw.

Us kids lived right around from her our entire lives, and until last year we have never experienced anything without her. Losing her has been numbing. We’re all still trying to understand a world where we can’t sit and talk with her, share stories with her, learn from her... and specially now that we’re all getting older– share life’s joyful and sweet moments with her.

They had a very special bond, and part of that was because they spent so much time together. When Emilee got engaged she knew wanted to make Mawmaw a part of her wedding day and celebrate the memory of her in a joyful way.

Mom and dad thought of a special way to celebrate her life but also incorporate her into the day so they gifted Emilee a brooch with Mawmaw’s picture, tied in lace for Emilee to carry around her bouquet. They knew how much Emilee wished she could be there to see her walk down the aisle and this was a way Emilee could carry the memory of Mawmaw with her on her wedding day. She would be right there with her.

Emilee lost a best friend when Mawmaw passed away. Emilee will always hope to share the memory of her and make her part of each of life’s occasions as long as she lives.”

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Ben + Melissa | Duncan Memorial Chapel Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Ben + Melissa | Duncan Memorial Chapel Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Ben + Melissa

A few months ago I decided to do an engagement session giveaway, Melissa and Ben won the giveaway and ended up deciding to book me for their wedding! We met at Kentucky Native Cafe for their Engagement Session and had the best time walking around the greenhouse, taking photos and bonding over ministry.

Their wedding was held at Duncan Memorial Chapel, a beautiful chapel built by a husband in memory of his wife after her passing. The detailing in the venue was the perfect touch to their wedding. On Melissa and Ben’s first date Melissa mentioned her love for butterflies and that she had found a butterfly that she wanted to have framed. Ben funny enough had studied entomology and knew how to do it, they planned a future date to frame a butterfly as a gift to Melissa’s mom. Ben hilariously stated, “ I never knew my bug knowledge/collection would score me points with a girl.” So they planned their future date and apparently it worked for Ben!

When it came down to her bridesmaids gifts, it was Ben’s idea hand make each of them a pinned butterfly, and so she gave each one of them beautiful frame symbolic of their first date. Melissa’s grandmother even surprised her by putting a little butterfly in her bouquet. I loved seeing such a beautiful little symbol of their relationship in the details of their wedding day.

After the ceremony we all made a quick to Starbucks before the rest of their wedding festivities.

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Michael + Samantha  | Talon Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Michael + Samantha | Talon Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Michael + Samantha

Michael and Samantha started dating in high school and through college and jobs moved a few times during their relationship. When it was time to plan their wedding they decided to pick a destination location rather than picking a city they had lived in, and they chose Lexington, KY!

Friends and Family gathered from all over America to celebrate their union at Talon Winery. It was a beautiful day filled with special moments with loved ones. They rented a huge house on Airbnb to accommodate them and their friends and family to get ready on the morning of the wedding.

And even though the rain may have caused a few changes in their day, this day could not have been any more beautiful if they have planned it that way.

Vendor Credits

Venue : Talon Winery

Officiant: Brewster McCloud

Photography : Photography by Adele

Flowers: Fields in Bloom

Rentals: Purdon’s

Catering: Selma’s Catering

DJ: Clear Pro DJ

Hair: Kentucky Wedding Belles

Makeup: Something Blu

Photo Booth: Bearded Brothers

Coordinator: Planned to Perfection of the Bluegrass

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Josh + Molly | Intimate Farm Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Josh + Molly | Intimate Farm Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Josh and Molly

There is nothing quite like the joy of being a wedding photographer when you show up on the day and are able to experience just how much your couple loves and adores each other and you just know its going to last forever.

I loved getting to capture this wedding because I was able to witness the sweetest gathering of friends who were overjoyed at their union and moved mountains to make their day perfect. I was able to witness the absolutely joy and adoration they had for each other in their first look and their excitement facing the day. And I got to watch them dance the night away with family and friends that adore them.

This was one special wedding.

Vendor Credits

Photography : Photography by Adele www.photographybyadele.com

Floral Arrangements: Stems LLC

Cake: The Sweet Shoppe www.thesweetshoppebybeth.com

Catering: City BBQ www.citybbq.com

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Greg + Brandi | Loflin Yard Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

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Greg + Brandi | Loflin Yard Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

Greg + Brandi

When I met Greg and Brandi back in Spring and heard all about their wedding plans I just knew it would be so much fun capturing their Loflin Yard wedding. They were my last Memphis wedding on the books and what better way to kick off the end to my Memphis road trips than to capture this sweet couple and their Doggy Best Man and Flower Girl, seriously the cutest thing ever!

It was the perfect fall wedding with lovely touches of burgundy and gold, and STUNNING flowers by the always amazing Ena Fowler Floral Design. But more than an anything it was the celebration of two people who absolutely love and adore each other.

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Mac + Lauren | The Farm at Tates Creek Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Mac + Lauren | The Farm at Tates Creek Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Mac + Lauren

Friends and Family gathered from near and from very far to witness the union of this sweet couple! The Farm at Tates Creek was the perfect venue to host this intimate gathering of those who love them most. With special words from family during the ceremony to the eye watering toasts, each moment of this day highlighted the love and adoration they have for each other.

Congratulations to this sweet couple!

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Fransisco + Genesis | Wildside Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Fransisco + Genesis | Wildside Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

With Genesis and Francisco there really is no hiding their absolute love and adoration for each other. Every part of the wedding was planned so perfectly by both of them. They worked together to create a day that was truly special and reflected who they were as individuals and as a couple. Aside from the beautiful venue, Wildside Winery. Every single detail was made by Genesis and Francisco. From floral arrangements to individual flowers grown in their garden and those grown by friends, to the signage and tablescapes, it was a all decorated to perfection.

This had to have been the happiest wedding ever. Their excitement from the first look to ceremony vows, and everything they did that day, was all done with huge smiles on their faces and so much love for each other. My face hurt from smiling so much that day and looking back editing these photos still brings back so many happy memories that make me smile.

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Ben + Melissa | Kentucky Native Greenhouse Engagement Session

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Ben + Melissa | Kentucky Native Greenhouse Engagement Session

Ben + Melissa

About a year ago, soon after moving to Kentucky my mom invited me to go to Kentucky Native with her because she said Charlee would love it. We quickly fell in LOVE with this little gem of a place. Beautiful greenhouses and flowers, wine + yummy different foods and this soon became a favorite place of mine.

I knew right away that HAD to do an engagement session there. I posted in my wedding groups for a giveaway so I could find the perfect couple and then these two appeared and blew me away with this session that ended up way better than I even expected. And the bonus is they booked me for their wedding this October so I get to spend even more time with them!

This session was full of smiles and laughter and hubby telling bad jokes, which was pretty much the best.

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Joseph + Kharri's Romantic Vineyard Wedding

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Joseph + Kharri's Romantic Vineyard Wedding

Joseph + Kharri

I had the pleasure of capturing this stunning wedding at Harkness Edwards Vineyard for Kharri and Joseph! It was one of those days where everything went wrong and yet somehow it all ended up being completely perfect in its own way. Their wedding was the perfect mix of natural and classy with a hint of hunter vibes seen in the antlers and boutonnieres made from shotgun casings. Kharri and Joseph’s love for each other was so evident in the little things that made their day so special. Like their sweet first look, and their babies (puppies) attending the wedding. This beautiful wedding was definitely one for the books!

Enjoy!

Vendor Credits:

Photography : Photography by Adele

Venue: Harkness Edwards Vineyard

Florist: Lora Bee’s

Hair and Makeup: Floral Occasions Event

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Joseph + Kharri's Woodsy Engagement Session | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Joseph + Kharri's Woodsy Engagement Session | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Joseph + Kharri

A few weeks before their vineyard wedding I had the opportunity to meet this lovely couple and capture their engagement session. We met at this gorgeous spot here in town called McConnell Springs. Its so gorgeous and woodsy you wouldn't even know its right in the city. We walked their beautiful trails for about an how and took photos while they told me all about their sweet love story. 

Stay tuned for Joseph and Kharri's Romantic Vineyard Wedding hitting the blog soon! 

 

 

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Mateo + Julie | Married | Talon Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Mateo + Julie | Married | Talon Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Mateo + Julie.

This sweet couple was my first couple who booked me after I moved here to Lexington, so I have a special place in my heart for them. 

Mateo and Julie started off as roommates which one day developed into this beautiful relationship they have today. Their wedding was all about them and no one else which is something that I loved! You'd could see how each little detail represented them as a couple. 

From the purple details everywhere to the gorgeous sign displaying their name, this wedding was fit just for them. 

Vendor Credits :

Venue: Talon Winery 

Photography: Photography by Adele 

Florals: Jeanie Gorrell

Cake: Martine

Dress: Gretchen Reece

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Jordan + Hayley | Married | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Jordan + Hayley | Married | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Jordan + Hayley! 

These two beautiful, amazing people booked me over a year before their wedding. They flew me all the way to Panama City Beach for their engagement session where I met them for the first time and fell in love with them! We had so much fun capturing their pictures and literally laughed till hit hurt the entire time. 

Over the course of the year I got to see Hayley on multiple occasions for different sessions and we became friends in the process! Hayley is also a photographer and she even got to second shot a wedding with me! 

On the day of the wedding there were crazy winds and rain. Hayley was even afraid that she wouldn't be able to get to the venue because the weather was so bad! Once she arrived the weather cleared and we were able to capture so many beautiful moments! We may have been running inside occasionally to get away from the rain. and I may have shot all the family portraits in the rain while Jeremy stood there soaking wet holding my umbrella. But it was all completely worth it because when that rain cleared we got the most beautiful sunset! 

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Vendor of the Month! | Basic Invite | Wedding and Engagement Invitations

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Vendor of the Month! | Basic Invite | Wedding and Engagement Invitations

Congratulations! You're engaged! Now what? This engagement is the moment both you and your fiancé have been waiting for and now its time to celebrate with your loved ones! And what a better way to celebrate an engagement than an engagement party. Which means you are going to need some invitations and Basic Invite is definitely the way to go! 

Engagement invitations are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with basic invite before you start designing your wedding invitations! Creating the engagement invitation will help you get an idea of what colors, themes and designs you might like for your wedding invites. They have a ton of gorgeous options to choose from, Almost unlimited colors to design it exactly to your color scheme, they even have super cute matching colored envelopes! They also just added added a new line of rose gold foil engagement party cards and they are exactly what my rose gold fans have been wanting for that perfect touch of detail to their day. Be sure to include the who, what, where, and when details on your engagement party invites and don’t invite someone you don’t plan on inviting to the wedding! Here are a few things that Iove about Basic Invite. 

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Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options. So, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it - down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.

Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Over 800 Wedding Invitation Sets - Each of our wedding invitations is part of a set. You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!

Free Address Collection Service - Use our free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

Keepsake Guest Books - Perfectly personalized wedding guest books are the perfect addition to your wedding day stationery. These customizable guest books have a ring hidden inside which allows them to lay perfectly flat for a classy and convenient look. With sophisticated designed pages it’s the perfect opportunity for your wedding guests to leave sweet words and well wishes.

Free Wedding Websites - Our all-new wedding websites are completely customizable just like our wedding invitations! These wedding websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions which is super convenient for your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite!

Go to www.basicinvite.com to see what else they have to offer! 

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Tucker + Kristin | Married | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Tucker and Kristin. These two... There is so much I can say about them I don't even know where to start. 

Kristin reached out to me after I had already moved to Lexington, Kentucky. I wasn't really taking Memphis weddings anymore but she seemed so sweet I figured I would meet up with her anyway. We met over coffee on one of my trips to Memphis last fall and we instantly hit it off. It was like talking to an old friend. Over the course of the last 9 months I was able to meet Kristin multiple times as well as Tucker for their engagement session. 

But I think my favorite time getting to hang out with them was during their Christmas Family Mini Session. Because even though it was freezing and things didn't really go as planned, I was able to see the way Tucker embraced Kristin's daughter Skylar as his own. And I really shouldn't even say Kristin's daughter, because he really is her daddy. On the day of the wedding the memory that hits me the hardest is walking into the house where they were getting ready and seeing Skylar standing at the door so excited. I asked her if she was happy mommy was getting married and she said "Yes, but daddy is getting married too, and he's marrying me!." That moment literally melted me because not only would it be the day Kristin and Tucker became united as one, it would also be the day they became a family of three. 

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Ryne + Catrina | Married | Mallard's Croft Mississippi Wedding

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Ryne + Catrina | Married | Mallard's Croft Mississippi Wedding

Ryne and Catrina.

Jeremy and I got meet up with Catrina in the beginning of 2017. We met over coffee and bonded over our two beautiful daughters. We had such an amazing meeting and I was so excited when she booked me for her wedding almost 1/5 years away!

And boy, was it so worth the wait! Catrina and I had a little bad luck before the wedding. Every time we booked a session we would get completely rained out! From their gorgeous Rainy Falls Creek Falls Engagement Session to multiple family sessions we had to cancel. So we both kind of expected a complete downpour on their wedding day. 

Well, it was nothing like we expected it! It was the perfect, gorgeous sunny and not to hot Mississippi day. Every detail of the day was absolutely perfect, from the dresses to the gorgeous floral arrangements by Ena Fowler Floral Design. Stunning hair and makeup by Rebecca Mathis and perfect planning by the lovely Kelsey of Connor & Co. 

Everything came together absolutely beautifully for this lovely couple and we are so happy for them!