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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

The Parties

The Details

The Bouquets

The Ceremonies

The Bridal Parties

The Exits

The Families

A few special mentions for some of my favorite people I couldn't have survived this year without. These two families are some of my best friends in the entire world, these two mama's helped me survive my first 1.5 years of motherhood and are some of the best women I know. I'm so privileged to know them and spend time with them and incredibly honored to capture their lives. 

 

And of course a few of my favorite personal photos taken this year! 

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2017 Annual Fall Mini's

Fall Minis are one of my favorite days of the whole year! 

Its an opportunity to catch up with old families of captured in the years before, and capture new families I've never met. For a few minutes I get to be a part of their lives and capture their most precious memories of their littles growing up. 

Here are a few highlights from this years Mini's! 

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Castro Family Sunset Session | Destination Lifestyle Photographer

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Castro Family Sunset Session | Destination Lifestyle Photographer

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of spending a couple days with our beautiful friends in Arizona. We spent most of our short time together watching our kids play and catching up on the craziness of motherhood and married life. It was our first time meeting each others daughters and their first time meeting each other. The girls loved playing with each other and each moment watching them made my heart burst with joy. We always dreamed of raising our girls together, our kids being best friends for life. It was the absolute best thing ever getting to make that happen for a weekend. 

We ended our time together with a short photo shoot as we always do. I love getting to document my friends lives! These photos are far from perfect but definitely document real life and thats what I love!

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Hallmark Family | Cozy in home lifestyle session | Shreveport Louisiana

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Hallmark Family | Cozy in home lifestyle session | Shreveport Louisiana

About a year ago Jeremy and I were living briefly in Shreveport, Louisiana, During our time there we met the most amazing friends. The kind of friends where from the first time you meet you talk about anything from theology to politics, to giving birth and laughing over quotes from the office. They are the kind of friends that are REAL, they will put you in your place when you are wrong, rejoice with you in the good times and be there for you every of the hard times. A year ago tomorrow was one of the hardest, if not the hardest day of our entire lives and this sweet family was there to pick us up. They brought us into their home night after night and were the biggest comfort to us in that season.

The worst part about moving to Tennessee was leaving these beautiful souls, but thankfully we got to visit them a few weeks back and it was so much fun getting to capture their family is the most REAL way. Love these friends to pieces. 

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Sweet little Anni | Memphis Newborn Photography

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Sweet little Anni | Memphis Newborn Photography

A couple months back I had the privilege of taking maternity photos for the sweetest mom to be. I loved meeting her and her family and was overjoyed to be asked to capture her little newborn Anni when she arrived. 

(For photos from her maternity session click here)

 

Anni is the sweetest, daintiest little baby and I just adore her. I absolutely loved capturing these moments for this special family!

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Kara Smith | Downtown Memphis Senior Portrait Session

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Kara Smith | Downtown Memphis Senior Portrait Session

A couple weeks back I got to spend a beautiful afternoon with this lovely lady. She'll be graduating from high school this year and decided to have me take some senior portraits for her. We had such a blast walking around Downtown Memphis taking photos and getting to know each other better! I absolutely adore this beautiful lady and I hope you enjoy these photos! 

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Lauren & Brooke Part 2

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Lauren & Brooke Part 2

I had a blast running around town with these beautiful ladies and their mom taking photos. These two sisters are gorgeous and talented and so sweet that they’re the kind of sisters that make you wish you had one yourself! We did a couple looks for this session, this was their winter and then summer outfits, we were going for a fun girly feel and we had a blast! Click here to see Part 1.

Enjoy!

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Lauren & Brooke Part 1

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Lauren & Brooke Part 1

I had a blast running around town with these beautiful ladies and their mom taking photos. These two sisters are gorgeous and talented and so sweet that they're the kind of sisters that make you wish you had one yourself! We did a couple looks for this session, this was their more formal/editorial look and these girls rocked it! More photos of their session to come.  

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The Four Cherie's

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The Four Cherie's

This beautiful family is so close to my heart, I have done multiple sessions for them and have been able to watch their family grow and add more and more beautiful little people. For this blog post I couldn't explain it any better than Stacey herself in the quote below. "Sometimes it is the simplest of things that birth a moment and connect us to each other and all that is lovely in life. Once upon a time my mother gave me the gift of her middle name: Cherie, like the French whisper over their love. Mon Cherie. My love. When my beautiful first-born daughter came into our lives, we whispered it over her, and her name became Rachel Cherie. Five months ago I was blessed to become the grandmother to Emma, meaning complete, and her middle name, Cherie, of course. Complete Love. And so there are four. The Four Cherie's. The hubby-man says it sounds like a singing group...DadadadaDum. For her birthday my mom had but one desire, a photo of the Four Cherie's."

And so a few weeks ago I was able to capture these lovely ladies and it I am loving this sweet turnout.

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Ashley Nichole Portraits | Los Angeles Arts District | Los Angeles Portrait Photographer

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Ashley Nichole Portraits | Los Angeles Arts District | Los Angeles Portrait Photographer

A few weeks back my lovely friend Ashley Nichole needed some new photos for her youtube channel so we decided to hit up the Los Angeles Arts District to take some portrait shots. Needless to say she was a natural and the photos turned out stunning as expected. Check out her channel below.

Ashley Nichole's Youtube Channel

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