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! 

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Alley + Shane | Married | Star Wars Themed Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Alley + Shane | Married | Star Wars Themed Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Alley and I met our first week of college in California. We were supposed to be roommates according to the roommate matching the college did based on who they thought might get along. At the last minute she got a roomie from her home town and we ended up on the same floor just the same. We always joke about how bad of decision she made by choosing her other roommate (jk) because it would have been the BEST year as roomies. But regardless, between attending the same small college, living on the same floor, our many many morning workouts and smoothies together, overnighters studying, painting our nails in the middle of the night while planning my wedding and so many other amazing memories, we became wonderful friends! Alley was a bridesmaid in my wedding and is still one of my best friends to date. 

A couple years ago I started hearing her talk about this amazing guy she had started dating and how they bonded over watching Star Wars together. I couldn't wait to meet him and in March of last year I had the pleasure of spending an evening at In n Out talking for HOURS with Shane and Alley about life and love and I just knew they would be getting married soon.

Back in the summer of 2017 they got engaged and Alley asked me to be both a bridesmaid and her photographer! They flew out to Kentucky for their engagement session which you can see here. It was quite a challenge flying out to California with a six week old baby, being her photographer (with the help of two amazing photographer friends) AND getting to be her bridesmaid. But it was a HUGE honor to stand beside her on that beautiful day and I just love this sweet couple to pieces! 

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Spencer + Rachel | Married | Maple Grove Wedding | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Spencer + Rachel | Married | Maple Grove Wedding | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Spencer + Rachel 

Almost a year ago to this date I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel at a wedding show. We hit it off instantly, went to coffee shortly after meeting and I was so excited when she picked me to capture her wedding! Over the course of the year we got to know each other through planning meetings as well as their engagement session and her boudoir session, and I grew to absolutely love this sweet girl. 

Their wedding day was nothing short of a fairytale. Though the weather somehow went from 70 and sunny to what had to have been somewhere in the 30's with rain. Rachel was so calm and sweet throughout the entire thing! We patiently waited for the rain to go away and Rachel was so at peace through it all we really couldn't believe it. Just as we were about to give up on having the ceremony outdoors, the rain disappeared and they were able to have their PERFECT ceremony at this stunning location that literally could not have been more beautiful. We may have had to cut their portrait session short and whisk them away in a golf cart to not get soaked, but all in all the day was still perfect and I couldn't be more happy for these two!

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Andy + Carly | Couples Session | Lexington, Kentucky Wedding and Engagement Photographer

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Andy + Carly | Couples Session | Lexington, Kentucky Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Andy + Carly 

Way back this summer when we moved to Lexington, Kentucky I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet couple at our church. I got to spend a week of summer camp with our church's youth getting to know these two and I absolutely fell in love with them. Not only are they a gorgeous couple but they are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet. So of course I wanted to capture them! 

In November we decided to take a trip out to Red River Gorge to the Rock Bridge Trail in the hopes of finding some gorgeous landscapes for their session. Not only did we luck out on the location but we also had the best time hiking through the trail and laughing the whole way through it. 

Here are some of the highlights from their session! 

 

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2017 | A Year In Review | Photography by Adele | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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2017 | A Year In Review | Photography by Adele | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

2017. 

What a year. 

I know everyone talks about how fast the years fly but man this year really just came and went before my eyes! As I look back on the last 12 months I'm filled with so many emotions, my heart is so full as I think of the love that I've captured. The unions of two beautiful people becoming one, expectant mothers awaiting their new little ones, lives entering this world, families growing... kids getting bigger! Oh my... So many beautiful moments. 

This year we had the privilege of capturing life and love in Louisiana, California, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas. I drove more miles than I ever thought possible and became amazing friends with some of our most wonderful clients and also had the pleasure of working alongside some of the sweetest most amazing vendors!

It was truly a year of challenges and transitions. 2017 was our first year of booking weddings in Memphis and we booked over 20 weddings (DOUBLE my goal for the year). It was also the year that we picked up mid year and moved AGAIN, this time to Lexington, KY. Jeremy unfortunately had to transition out of doing weddings due to his job leaving me carrying on my lovely business on my own for now. While there were a lot of transitions and a lot of growing moments, I think the best thing this year was meeting nearly all of my photography goals for the year and truly feeling like I've grown into the exact style that I've been dreaming of for years. 

This is going to be a whole lot of images so I hope you make it through, but mostly I hope you see my heart and soul captured in these images. The blood, sweat and tears that went into 2017. 

Enjoy. 

The Couples/Engagements

The Feels

The Brides and Grooms