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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

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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

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Miriam + Aaron planned the most magical winter wedding at the Conrad-Caldwell House in historic Old Louisville. We met in December for their winter engagement photos at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, and the first thing I noticed is that they were so gentle and loving towards each other. During their session, we met an adorable […]

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 2022

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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

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Did you start the year adding the title FEYONCÉ to your resume? If so, congratulations to you and your partner on your engagement! I’m sure everyone is already asking you a million questions about the wedding, and you both may be wondering where to start. I’ve got wedding advice for newly engaged couples to help […]

Wedding Advice for Newly Engaged Couples in 2022

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

Swoon over this wildflower picnic engagement session in the Parklands of Floyd’s Fork

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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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You and your partner are engaged and couldn’t be happier about your upcoming wedding! However, what you have heard or experienced from friends’ weddings just doesn’t sound like what you want on your wedding day.  I’m here to tell you – that’s entirely okay. No two relationships are alike, so why should your wedding be […]

7 Signs You Should Elope Instead of Planning a Traditional Wedding

April 14, 2021

weddings

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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!

senior portraits

March 21, 2021

Graduation announcements: Why you should get them, what to include and where to order them

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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.

Create meaningful moments on your wedding day

March 15, 2021

weddings

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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!

food

March 5, 2021

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

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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!

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

February 26, 2021

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.

Travel

February 18, 2021

Joshua Tree National Park: Weekend Itinerary

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

Top 5 Locations for Engagement Sessions in Louisville

February 11, 2021

engagements

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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!

"The Letters" for Couples

February 1, 2021

Valentine’s Date Night Ideas for Couples

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

Senior Spring: Self Care Resolutions

January 17, 2021

senior portraits

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

weddings

January 10, 2021

Seelbach Hilton Louisville Wedding : Andrea + Parag

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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!

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

January 3, 2021

"The Letters" for Couples

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

engagements

December 23, 2020

Surprise Holiday Proposal | Crestwood, KY

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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!

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

July 30, 2020

weddings

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

Travel

July 23, 2020

Santorini + Athens: Virtual Summer Travel Series

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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!

engagements

July 5, 2020

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

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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!

Louisville Summer Senior Portrait Sessions

July 2, 2020

senior portraits

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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!

Travel

June 22, 2020

Italy: Virtual Summer Travel Blog Series

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

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

June 16, 2020

recipes

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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!

engagements

June 8, 2020

Falls of the Ohio + Waterfront Engagement Session

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

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

May 24, 2020

senior portraits

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Read about 3 unique ways to experience the City of Love

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May 17, 2020

The 3 best Paris experiences for the offbeat adventurer

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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)

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

May 11, 2020

weddings

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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!

recipes

May 3, 2020

Summer Food + Travel Series: Authentic French Choux Pastries

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

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

April 20, 2020

engagements

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

senior portraits

April 11, 2020

Create your own Senior Graduation Cap + Flatlay

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hey, class of 2020: You don’t have to be okay right now. You’ve been staying inside for what seems like an eternity, we’re in this weird alternate universe where days don’t exist and now, above all else, senior year is ending without all the fun end of year celebrations, yearbook signing, taking your last exams […]

How to make the most of your senior year when it gets #canceled

April 3, 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

5 Unique Destination Elopement Location Ideas in the U.S. and abroad




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