JT + Tory – Owensboro Farm Engagement

While everyone was getting hyped about the Royal wedding (Okay, I was really into that too) we were getting ready for a super special wedding today — JT and Tori's!

This one is extra special to us because they are real life friends of ours and we've been witness to most of their seven year relationship. I seriously could write a book, a long book, about what an honor it is to know these two and be part of this special journey. But I think I'll save that for their wedding blog post and just share a peek back at their farm engagement session today.

Ironically "farm" is spread between my in-laws farm, JT and Tori's place and then Tori's family since they are all neighbors. We used our chicken house driveway for these first photos because it has the MOST MAGICAL LIGHT EVER and then moved to JT and Tori's land before finishing up in Tori's parent's backyard with horses, because why not?!

Tori is an avid animal lover and vet tech, so the day of their session I know for a fact she spent way, waaayyyy more time washing and grooming all the animals that made an appearance in their photos then she did pampering herself.

I'm obsessed with these two and this session and I know without a doubt I'm going to be obsessed with whatever magic we capture today!

Happy Wedding Day JT and Tori! We love you both!!!

 

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Jake & Natalie — A Princeton Engagement Session

It's wedding day for Jake and Natalie!

We are literally about to head out and meet them to start photographing their day. Daniel is loading the car as I type this! But before we head out into this beautiful spring day, I wanted to share a quick throwback to their late summer engagement session.

Since their wedding is in Owensboro where Natalie is from it was important to them that their engagement session be in Princeton where they currently live and where Jake is from.

I LOVED the sentimental locations they worked into this session, from a couple of quick shots in front of their first home, to downtown Princeton, a old service station that has been in Jake's family for a few generations to his family's farm.

We had such a perfect, glowy evening to explore the town and I think their wedding day is shaping up to be the same!

Jake and Natalie we will see you soon! Everyone else, enjoy this little look.

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Awaiting Austyn

I actually sent out Austyn's one year gallery to her momma last week, so it's obviously been awhile since Brittany and Cole were awaiting Austyn, but this beautiful session has been sitting in draft mode on this blog for awhile. Since it's still cold and rainy, even though it's April, like this February session was I don't think it's too late in the year to hit publish on this one.

At least that is what I am telling myself.

Brittany, like most of my winter maternity session was hoping a praying for snow during this. Mother Nature decided to give 17 degrees and sleet instead. When you scroll through these in a second you're going to have a hard time seeing how cold it truly was because Brittany was a trooper. She grinned and bared it through the 40 minutes we shot.

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It may have been crazy cold but the wind did magical things!

Looks like a light, gorgeous snowfall... was definitely sleet.

This photo of Kiarra, was one of my favorites from the entire session, it's one thing for the adults to brave the cold, it's a lot harder when you're a kid and didn't sign up for this nonsense, but she rocked it as always ...and ran to the truck to sit in the heater when I didn't need her.

Flowerchild Mommy and Me

It snowed this week.

Oy. Just when I was gearing up for two weeks of intensive, spring themed sessions. The temperature drops and it snows, so I've been back to square one re-planning upcoming sessions to compensate for winter's remergence.

One of my upcoming sessions though I am determined for it to feel like spring for, even if it doesn't actually feel like spring is this girl. Her one year session is next week and I can. not. wait to see how much she has grown and changed and hug her sweet momma.

They moved to Florida shortly after Vivi's 6 month session, but when I got a Snapchat message asking what my availability was for this certain March week that they would be in town, I was floored and honored Chelsey would think of me to photograph Vivian's one year session even when they no longer live in the area.

Prepping for her upcoming session, has me dreaming of the magical-ness that was her 6 month session, with it's hippie, earthy vibes that were 100% aligned with all the things I love, the weather was actually less than ideal that day.

It was a miserable, hot, humid mess and the bugs were out in full force. But Chelsey kept Vivian comfortable and happy in just a diaper cover and bow, and then we all three got in the water to cool off mid session, before finishing photos in a small patch of Black-Eyed Susans.

My free-spirited soul sang creative happiness of the laid back nature of this shoot. One of favorite photos from that came from this session you won't actually find in this post, because it is a grainy iphone quality behind the scenes photos of Daniel holding Vivian in one arm and handling farm issues on the phone in the other, while Chelsey dried off.

I think what I love so much about it, is the rawness of our two worlds—farming and photography combining. You'll get a chance to see it if I ever get our 2017 BTS blog post up. But until then, enjoy the actual session photos of Vivian's 6 month.

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Vance Romance

It's been feeling like late spring the past couple of days, so it seems fitting to share late spring/early summer wedding from 2017. And let me tell you, you're in for a real treat with this one.

I'm just going to jump straight into all the things I love about Cody and Alison's. First, Cody and Allison, every time I had the honor to meet with Allison leading up to her wedding was truly a joy. I loved her sweet disposition that was laid back, but always very on top of her wedding to do list. While my time with Cody was limited to engagement session and wedding day, I loved how his personality complimented Alisons.

This wedding though. Y'all... this wedding. I could probably type for days on the details, Alison chose a color palette to compliment her venue, which was a blank canvas of a family friend's wooded land, and accent pieces that took nature and rustic to such a classy and timeless level. 

Alison and Cody's wedding also became my first wedding to work with Smith House Floral, who went above and beyond with the florals, decorating and planning to make this day a dream. Which, important side note: Scott Sims with Smith House Floral is on my preferred vendor list because of this wedding and every single one I've worked with him after. Clearly I'm a fan.

Also, if you didn't know we have a preferred vendor list, now you do.

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Those cathedral windows. I love the idea of bringing the church to the outdoors.

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Alison was driven to the ceremony in her Granddaddy's truck, which just so happened to have a gorgeous blue enterior that complimented her bouquet perfectly.

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If you ever wonder what my dreams are made of (I'm sure you probably do not, but I'm going to tell you anyway.) it's this perfect golden hour light peeking through trees.

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