What a glorious fall wedding for Kristin and Ryan. The weather was perfect for outdoor pictures on the grounds of Southeast Christian Church. I love taking photos on the steps behind the church where you can catch the blue reflection off the many windows. The guys were very feisty which lead to some great photo ops. After the ceremony, we made a stop off at the Hurstbourne Country Club to take a few photos with the bridal party and then it was off to the Olmstead. Their cake was gorgeous with the delicate white flowers created by Mert's Cakes. Kenny with Master's of Music kept the reception lively and was the perfect MC for the evening. There was even a surprise visit from the UofL Cardinal Bird, who is quite a good dancer. It was a magical evening all the way up to the sparkler exit.
I'm back to blogging. It has been quite some time. I have been concentrating on family and my primary career, but I just can't give up weddings. I love them. It is my creative outlet. It is the best day of most people's life and I feel grateful that my couples chose me to capture that special day. While I am not currently doing photography full time I am booking a small number of weddings.
This is the wedding of Dominique and Sean that was this past fall at Noah's Event Venue. It was my first time working at this venue and I was very impressed with the space. They even had a cool room for the guys including a pool table and shuffleboard. The ceremony was held on the patio area right off the side of the venue. It was an extremely beautiful day with a surplus of sunshine for sure. Enjoy these pictures and I promise to be blogging much more frequently. Take care.
Meet Gelina and Brandon. During our pre-wedding planning meeting we were ironing out the final details of the timeline for the big day, Brandon mentioned how excited he was about the wedding and he was almost as excited to have his home back after all the wedding decor was out of the house (of course he said this in the kindest way possible). Gelina informed me that they were planning on decorating every day leading up to the wedding. They had chosen to have a Great Gatsby themed wedding. Meanwhile, I was thinking to myself this sounds interesting and I was looking forward to seeing all that Gelina & Brandon had planned.
On the wedding day, I was blown away by all the details, glitz, and glamour that Gelina & Brandon had packed into their church. The motif was black and gold with crystals, feathers, beading, and sequins. There was a photo booth for their guests to enjoy. A gentleman played the piano during the reception. The Louisville Chocolate Fountain had a delicious buffet of white and milk chocolate with fruits and treats for everyone to savor. They had postcards that they invited their guests fill out to help create them a bucket list. And the cake table was completely over-the-top. Brandon had a few dozen doughnuts, there was cupcakes, and a gorgeous cake with their monogram displayed. It was a great celebration with friends and family.
Gelina & Brandon - thanks for choosing me to be your Louisville wedding photographer. I enjoyed spending the day with you and I am so glad that you set aside an hour after the reception for us to go downtown to photograph. Best Wishes.
Meet Amanda & Alex. They were married this summer at The Foundry at Glassworks. It was a beautiful day with sunny skies and just enough breeze to give the pictures an attractive wind blown look. The pink bouquets and men's pink ties were poppin' against the formal dark black dresses and suits the bride and groom had picked out making the photos look gorgeous. The flower girl and ring bearer were so cute they almost stole the show. The ring bearer was a little hesitant to walk down the aisle but his Uncle Alex knew the trick. He bribed him with a roll of smarties once he reached the end of the aisle. Amanda looked stunning with her long blonde hair and beautiful smile as she beamed walking down the aisle to her husband-to-be. After the ceremony we headed into the reception since we had taken most of the pictures beforehand. The Foundry at Glassworks large reception venue was awash with pink. Fleur de Lis Events & Design created some stunning large vases of pink roses and orchids drawing everyone eyes to the centerpieces on the tables. Cory Leonardo with PartyZone Productions kicked off the formal events after dinner with a Newly Wed Game giving all the guests an opportunity to get to know the couple just a little bit better. This always makes for great fun and gets lots of laughs. The cake cutting ceremony was somewhat tame with Amanda just smearing a bit of cake on Alex's face. Alex went first and had a little bit more restraint. Cory knew just the right music to play to keep the dance floor packed and the party going well into the night.
Alex and Amanda thanks for including me in your special day. I enjoyed being your Louisville wedding photographer and wish you many years of happiness!!!
Meet Brittany & Ryan who were married this summer in Jeffersonville, IN and celebrated their reception on the grounds of the historic Churchill Downs at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Weddings at the museum are perfectly themed with red roses and table centerpieces featuring past Derby winners, which is exactly why Brittany and Ryan's reception was so perfect. Before entering the reception we had fun with the bridal party snapping photos in front of the Barbaro statue and in the paddock garden adjacent to the museum. After a delicious dinner prepared by Silver Spoon Catering, the reception party was kicked off by Sounds Unlimited Productions announcing the cake cutting, followed by an entertaining speech by Ryan's brother and a heartfelt speech by Brittany's sister. The dance floor was packed with kids, friends and family, and sorority sisters helping the couple to celebrate their new marriage. Towards the end we sneaked outside for a quick photo featuring the Churchill Downs sign that was illuminated. Thanks Brittany and Ryan for sharing your special day with me and I am so glad that I was chosen to be your Louisville wedding photographer. Best Wishes.
Meet Jen and Aaron who were wed this past July. Their ceremony was in New Albany, IN at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the reception that followed was in Louisville at The Muhammad Ali Center. Being as Louisville's weather is so hit and miss Jen thought of everything in her wedding planning. Wedding photos were very important to each of them. If rain threatened to ruin our plans of outdoor photos Jen & Aaron booked the Pepin Mansion for the guys to get ready and be our "Plan B" if we had to do all the portraits inside. Luckily, the rain did not wreck the day instead it was sunny skies all day. We still took advantage of the Mansion's ornate decor but did most of our photos outside as we originally planned. The highlight of the day was most likely having the couple exit the church with a gentleman playing the bagpipes while all the guests wishing them well.
Muhammad Ali weddings are absolutely picturesque with the sweeping views of the Ohio River and Louisville skyline wrapping around the building. The couple had their first dance as the sun began to set. I had the pleasure of working along side of ICVideo while they filmed all the excitement of the wedding day. There were amazing toast by the couples siblings and the bride's father. I am so glad they chose to have their day filmed because they will be able to relive those great toasts for years to come. I can try to capture all the emotions and couples reactions but I can't do as well as being able to hear and see every expression as video does. Jen and Aaron decided to have a band entertain their guests instead of a dj which was a great choice because everyone was dancing late into the night.
Thanks Aaron and Jen for allowing me to capture your special day. I wish you lots of happiness!!