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You’ve probably heard that some locations charge a fee if you want to have your photos taken, but is it worth it? Learn the pros and cons of locations that charge a fee and free alternatives in this blog post.

weddings

May 23, 2024

Reasons why it may be worth paying a private photo fee for your session

A high school grad tosses her dress behind her as she stands in an open row of trees
A groom crowd surfs at his wedding reception

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Entertain your guests and create lasting memories with these wedding reception ideas your guests will love!

Wedding reception experiences your guests will love

May 6, 2024

weddings

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See how this couple honored their families and cultures for their wedding, including a Catholic ceremony and a Vietnamese tea ceremony, followed by a relaxed outdoor reception.

weddings

March 26, 2024

Meaningful ways to honor family and cultural traditions at your wedding 

A couple rest their foreheads together with closed eyes while wearing traditional red ao gam and ao dai (Vietnamese wedding attire)
The newlyweds share a kiss in the lush green gardens of Whitehall Mansion

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Find out why Louisville’s Whitehall Mansion is the perfect venue for your springtime, garden wedding!

A garden wedding at Whitehall Mansion in springtime

March 19, 2024

weddings

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View this cozy in-home wedding and brewery reception for ideas in planning your own nontraditional wedding celebration!

weddings

February 15, 2024

A cozy in-home winter wedding and casual brewery reception

A bride hugs her groom from behind and gives him a kiss on the cheek as they walk through the woods
A curly-haired groom sports an emerald green suit on his wedding day

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Looking for more suit or tux options than the traditional black or navy for your wedding? This blog post includes a variety of options worn by grooms and suit-wearers at recent weddings I photographed!

My favorite wedding looks for grooms and suit-wearers

January 24, 2024

weddings

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Add fun to your engagement photos with these 10 ideas for Louisville couples!

engagements

January 11, 2024

10 Fun Ideas for your Engagement Photos

A couple wearing colorful clothing stops for a kiss in front of a spinning carousel
Two engaged men sit on a hotel staircase and look lovingly into each other's eyes

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Be inspired by this winter editorial engagement session at the historic Brown Hotel in Downtown Louisville and cozy flannel photos at Waterfront Park.

Winter Editorial Engagement Session at the Historic Brown Hotel and Louisville Waterfront Park

September 12, 2023

engagements

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Read this guide for a definitive timeline of wildflowers in Louisville from spring to fall for your senior pictures or engagement session.

senior portraits

June 20, 2023

When to find wildflowers in Louisville, Kentucky from spring to fall

A white flower with a yellow center
A senior wearing a white floral dress drapes her purple graduation gown over her shoulder and wears her cap.

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Have you heard of Spring Mill State Park? It’s a beautiful spot for senior pictures, see for yourself in this blog post featuring cap and gown portraits in the spring!

Graduation Cap and Gown Pictures at Spring Mill State Park in Indiana

May 9, 2023

senior portraits

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Find a graduation look you love! This blog post is filled with outfit ideas for high school and college grads to wear with their cap and gown.

senior portraits

May 9, 2023

Graduation Outfit Ideas for Cap and Gown Pictures

A girl in a white dress smiles, the sun setting behind her, as she sits on a riverside rock overlooking the water.
A high school senior in a red shirt smiles while leaning against a brick wall

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Seniors, here’s what you need to include in your graduation announcements, where to order them and more tips to help you!

What to include in your graduation announcements, where to order them and more!

April 1, 2023

senior portraits

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Microweddings are short and sweet, but that doesn’t make them any less sentimental! Be inspired to create your ideal wedding celebration at First Unitarian Church.

weddings

March 17, 2023

A short and sweet microwedding at First Unitarian Church in Louisville

A bride and bride hold hands at the altar for their wedding ceremony
The Mexican bride and her groom dance with Mariachi hats on while the band plays and sings in the background

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This spring Louisville wedding at the Olmsted is filled with surprises, including a mariachi performance and an emotional gender reveal!

A Louisville wedding at the Olmsted with Mariachi Music and a Gender Reveal

March 16, 2023

weddings

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What do the images your business shares say about your brand? More than you realize. Learn how strategic brand photography creates a strong and lasting connection with your digital community.

brand photography

February 21, 2023

Louisville branding photography for small business owners

A vintage blue Chevy pickup truck carries spring flowers and an orange Foxhollow Farm bag
A peach toned bouquet sits in a golden vase on a decorated wedding reception table

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Planning a Louisville wedding for 2023 or 2024? This official vendor recommendation list includes trusted wedding vendors that are some of my favorites to work with for events.

Frames + Letters Photography | Louisville KY Preferred Wedding Vendors 2024

February 9, 2023

weddings

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Spring is going to be here before we know it, start the search early for a senior photographer to take cap and gown pictures. March through June are THE busiest spring months for senior pictures! I love going back to New Albany High School (where I used to teach) for cap and gown photos! Taking […]

senior portraits

February 3, 2023

New Albany High School Cap + Gown Pictures

A high school senior poses in her cap and gown in front of a mural that says New Albany
A stunning art deco diamond ring with an oval center sits atop an emerald green vase with peach florals in the background

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Proposals are such a special moment in your relationship, and they require careful planning. Read these tips on how to make your proposal smooth and picture perfect if working with a professional photographer!

Proposal tips for soon to be engaged couples

January 27, 2023

engagements

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Looking for a senior photographer for fall in Louisville or Southern Indiana? It’s no secret that fall is one of THE most popular times of year for senior pictures! I’m sharing everything you need to know in this blog post, from the best time of year for fall colors to my favorite locations in Louisville […]

senior portraits

September 13, 2022

The Prettiest Fall Senior Picture Locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana

A high school senior wearing a black outfit and a plaid jacket poses in front of a waterfall and trees covered in yellow leaves
A graduate of Male High School wearing a white dress and her purple graduation cap, sits in front of a green fountain outdoors

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There are so many iconic locations in Louisville, it can be hard to choose between them for your senior pictures! Today I’m sharing the best photo locations for Louisville senior pictures for inspiration. These aren’t ranked in any special order, because they’re all unique locations!  Norton Commons This upscale subdivision is a classy location for […]

The best outdoor photo locations for Louisville senior pictures

July 5, 2022

senior portraits

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Have you considered a tropical destination wedding in the U.S.? Maybe you’re wanting a more low-key and intimate celebration, but not one that’s going to require booking a resort or requiring guests to travel out of country. Camila and Leo both had family traveling from the US and South America, so Key Biscayne, Florida was […]

weddings

April 6, 2022

An Intimate Florida Destination Wedding

A married couple share a kiss in a palm tree grove
A couple in wedding attire shares a quiet moment in a historic wallpapered room with natural light leaking in

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See why the colorful Conrad-Caldwell House makes a perfect choice for this jewel-toned winter wedding in historic Old Louisville.

A Winter Wedding at Conrad-Caldwell House

March 16, 2022

weddings

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Many people have attended weddings, but not all the people you invite to your wedding will know how to be a GOOD wedding guest. We’ve all seen someone get too drunk or heard about someone who caused drama at a wedding.  Buzzfeed even has a whole article with wedding horror stories from real weddings! If […]

weddings

February 23, 2022

How to be a better wedding guest in 2024

A family leans in for a selfie with their grandmother
A couple shares a private first dance in Nouvelle Bar and Bottle

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If there’s one thing I love about being a Louisville wedding photographer, it’s getting to see a variety of venues and how people choose to utilize the spaces for their wedding. Wedding venues can eat up a huge portion of the wedding budget, but they don’t have to! Many couples are opting for smaller and […]

Louisville best wedding venues for intimate and small celebrations

February 8, 2022

weddings

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Discover the top 5 most requested outdoor locations for Louisville senior pictures in the spring and summer.

senior portraits

January 27, 2022

Best locations for Louisville Senior Pictures in Spring and Summer

A senior girl poses for a photo in front of pink flowers and greenery in St. James Court
An elegantly dressed couple, a blond man in a tan suit and a curly-haired woman in a white dress with pink flowers, kiss and clink their glasses together

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Recently engaged? I’m a wedding photographer with tips on how to get started with planning the best day of your life!

Wedding Advice for Newly Engaged Couples in 2024

January 5, 2022

weddings

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The Parklands of Floyd’s Fork: A perfect place for a picnic A summer picnic engagement session is the BEST idea when the wildflowers are blooming! If you’ve lived in Louisville for a while, you know the Parklands of Floyd’s Fork (also known as Beckley Creek) is one of the most beautiful parks in the area. […]

engagements

August 3, 2021

A wildflower picnic engagement session in the Parklands of Floyd’s Fork

A couple shares a glass of wine at a wildflower picnic engagement session
A groom carries his bride in her wedding dress and veil as they walk in front of a beautiful mountain lake

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Read about Katie and Bryan’s wedding at Retreat at Hiawassee River, the perfect location for a fun, intimate celebration in the mountains!

Retreat at Hiawassee River Destination Wedding | Katie and Bryan’s Intimate Mountain Celebration

June 22, 2021

weddings

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Everyone wants to pick the perfect time of year in Kentucky and Indiana for outdoor senior portraits! You know, those 2 days where it’s not excruciatingly hot or humid, pouring rain or where we have freak snow storms? It’s a good idea to schedule your senior portraits at the beginning of your senior year for […]

senior portraits

June 3, 2021

The BEST month of the year for outdoor senior portraits in Kentucky and Southern Indiana

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If hearing about the stress of a traditional wedding makes you cringe, why not elope instead? Read for 7 signs you’re destined for a different kind of wedding day.

7 Signs You Want to Elope Instead of Planning a Traditional Wedding

April 14, 2021

weddings

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Your wedding day is what you make it. Here’s how to create meaningful moments with the special people in your life as you celebrate.

weddings

March 15, 2021

Create meaningful moments on your wedding day

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Looking for a new place to eat or a unique dining experience for a date night? Try these restaurants in Louisville and Southern Indiana!

Best restaurants in Louisville and Southern Indiana for a fun night out

March 5, 2021

food

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Skeptical about splurging on professional hair and makeup for your senior portraits? Read to find out why it could be just what you need!

senior portraits

February 26, 2021

6 Reasons to Consider Professional Hair and Makeup for your Senior Portraits

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Visiting Joshua Tree National Park for the weekend? Here are the best spots in the park to visit for a short trip.

Joshua Tree National Park: Weekend Itinerary

February 18, 2021

Travel

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Find the best locations in Louisville for your engagement photos with 5 unique options you’ll love!

engagements

February 11, 2021

Top 5 Locations for Engagement Sessions in Louisville

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Save these ideas for a date night in or out! Whether you’re in Louisville, Southern Indiana or somewhere else, you and your partner can have a great time trying the activities on this list!

Valentine’s Date Night Ideas for Couples

February 1, 2021

"The Letters" for Couples

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Check out these healthy resolutions to enjoy every moment of your senior year!

senior portraits

January 17, 2021

Senior Spring: Self Care Resolutions

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This couple joined their families in a Hindu ceremony with an Ecuadorian celebration at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel.

Seelbach Hilton Louisville Wedding : Andrea + Parag

January 10, 2021

weddings

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Set intentions for you and your significant other this New Year, and learn ideas to plan dates based on your Love Language!

"The Letters" for Couples

January 3, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions for Couples: The Letters, v. 1

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This winter holiday proposal near a horse farm in Prospect, KY was one to remember!

Surprise Holiday Proposal | Crestwood, KY

December 23, 2020

engagements

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Not sure how many hours of wedding photography you need? Wondering what to do with extra hours when your plans have changed due to COVID? Read this blog post!

weddings

July 30, 2020

How many hours do you actually NEED a photographer on your wedding day?

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Our favorite experiences in Santorini that you have to try in order to experience the best of Greece!

Santorini + Athens: Virtual Summer Travel Series

July 23, 2020

Travel

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How often does someone propose with a ring they MADE and the couple celebrate with a dance party on the bridge?? There are too many favorites to choose from Rose + John’s sunset engagement session!

Rose + John’s Sunset Engagement at the Louisville Waterfront and Falls of the Ohio State Park

July 5, 2020

engagements

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View images from 6 unique senior portrait sessions in Louisville and Southern Indiana, with special offers for the Class of 2021 inside!

senior portraits

July 2, 2020

Louisville Summer Senior Portrait Sessions

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In this post, I’m sharing our favorite hidden gems traveling through the cities of Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence, and Rome!

Italy: Virtual Summer Travel Blog Series

June 22, 2020

Travel

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Learn how to make a delicious, homemade Italian meal with just a few simple ingredients!

recipes

June 16, 2020

Make your own Spinach Fettuccine + Beet Ravioli from scratch (no pasta maker needed!)

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Kenzi + Steve’s engagement session in Louisville proves you don’t have to travel far to get beach and forest vibes – all you need is a little imagination and a great photographer!

Falls of the Ohio + Waterfront Engagement Session

June 8, 2020

engagements

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Peep these two AMAZING spots in Downtown Louisville for your senior portraits that are sure to make you stand out!

senior portraits

May 24, 2020

Perion’s Musical + Colorful Senior Portrait Session in Downtown Louisville

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Read about 3 unique ways to experience the City of Love

The 3 best Paris experiences for the offbeat adventurer

May 17, 2020

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Here’s why asking about price is the WORST way to find your dream wedding photographer (and 5 questions you should be asking instead)

weddings

May 11, 2020

Why asking about price is the WORST way to find your dream wedding photographer (and 5 questions to ask instead)

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Learn to make a classic French pastry, pate a choux, inspired by a trip to Paris and an Airbnb class with a French pastry chef!

Summer Food + Travel Series: Authentic French Choux Pastries

May 3, 2020

recipes

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Jenn and Matt’s beautiful January engagement session in historic Old Louisville was filled with so many special moments!

engagements

April 20, 2020

Jenn + Matt’s St. James Court Engagement : A House Divided, United by Love

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Create your own graduation cat topper and style a ‘gram worthy graduation flatlay to celebrate your senior year!

Create your own Senior Graduation Cap + Flatlay

April 11, 2020

senior portraits

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Make bakery-quality donuts at home in 5 easy steps!

recipes

March 27, 2020

Chocoholics with sprinkles donut recipe

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Try a new recipe during your social distancing with ingredients you probably already have at home!

Try this fancy Focaccia bread recipe using ingredients you probably have at home!

March 24, 2020

recipes

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Learn how professional food photography can strengthen your restaurant’s digital presence

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March 17, 2020

A guide for restaurant owners during the COVID-19 closure: Four steps to strengthen your digital presence

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Recently engaged? These simple tips will make posing for your engagement photos easy, so you can enjoy each other’s company!

Awkward-proofing your engagement session with 3 simple posing tips!

March 4, 2020

engagements

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Read what two Louisville wedding professionals have to say about getting a photographer and photo booth for your reception!

weddings

February 4, 2020

Wedding photography or photo booth for your wedding reception? Why not both!

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How to enjoy your wedding day and get beautiful images without photography taking over your timeline

Prioritizing MOMENTS, not expectations, on your wedding day (from a photographer’s perspective)

January 7, 2020

weddings

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Host a #millenialNYE with young but classy DIY champagne jello shots!

holiday

December 30, 2019

Try these Champagne Jello Shots to kick off the New Year!

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Make this Harry Potter-inspired Butterbeer a new family Christmas tradition!

Butterbeer Recipe just like Harry Potter used to drink

December 19, 2019

holiday

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Christmas in a Cup is the drink recipe that tastes like the magical feeling the holidays bring!

holiday

December 12, 2019

Christmas in a Cup

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Enjoy a cool, wintry mint cocktail that takes less than 5 minutes to make!

Creme de Menthe Christmas Cocktail

December 4, 2019

holiday

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Learn how easy and delicious making a Holiday Hot Toddy is! This recipe can be prepped in 5 minutes and ready to serve in 15.

holiday

November 17, 2019

Holiday Hot Toddy

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More pretty pictures from Xiaomin and Marty’s beautiful engagement session in historic Old Louisville!

Xiaomin & Martin: Romantic Old Louisville Engagement Session

October 24, 2019

engagements

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I’m celebrating my business birthday month! Read about ALL that has happened in the last year and what my plans are for the future!

weddings

October 7, 2019

1 Year in Business, Baby!

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Learn more about my fall minis, and receive a BONUS gift when you sign up for my email list at the end of the post!

Fall Mini Sessions are Here!

September 25, 2019

family

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Get an inside look at my recent senior portrait sessions in some of my favorite spots around NuLu!

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September 18, 2019

Meet the Class of 2020

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Bridal Inspo meets Bollywood! Perfect for those attending or helping to plan an Indian wedding, complete with henna and HMUA recommendations in Louisville!

Indian Bridal Styled Shoot

August 14, 2019

weddings

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Lindsey Joy Sweeney, of Sweet Southern Beauty, is a talented HMUA in Louisville who did Anita’s makeup for our Indian Bridal Styled Shoot!

weddings

August 8, 2019

HMUA Spotlight: Lindsey Joy Sweeney of Sweet Southern Beauty

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Learn about Louisville’s leading lady of bridal and festival henna, creating her own natural, safe henna and JessiKay’s journey to the top of the henna scene

JessiKay Henna on making her own henna, creating a signature style, and the value of her craft

July 24, 2019

vendors

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Read my 5 U.S. and International recommendations for DESTINATION ELOPEMENTS, AND take advantage of my elopement photography special until 10/31/19!

weddings

June 12, 2019

Planning a destination elopement in 2024? Here’s a list of U.S. and international destinations for you




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