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

September 12, 2023



A man looks at his fiance and smiles. Both wear flannel shirts and stand in the midst of evergreen trees.

I am thrilled to share this winter engagement session on the blog – it was truly one of my favorites with such a unique theme. Jared and Matt are such a sweet couple, they are both so shy but at the same time so fun! 

Louisville Waterfront Park Winter Engagement Photos

Since Matt and Jared got engaged at a Christmas tree farm and are having a December wedding, they wanted to incorporate some of these holiday themed elements into their engagement photos.

A three photo collage with a gay male couple in flannel shirts walking, hugging, and laughing in front of evergreen trees
Two lovers hold hands

The evergreen trees near Louisville Waterfront Park and their flannel shirts are a nod to their winter engagement theme. Photos like these just make me feel so cozy, even if it was a little cold outside.

Jared wraps his arm around his fiance, Jared.
More photos of the same couple embracing and staying cozy in the chilly winter weather wearing flannel shirts

Editorial Engagement Session at the Brown Hotel

Afterwards, we went to the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, where they will have their wedding this December! Editorial hotel engagement sessions are trending right now, and it’s definitely going to be on your list to try after you see how handsome Matt and Jared both look.

Two engaged men sit on a hotel staircase and look lovingly into each other's eyes
A three photo collage with posed photos in an editorial style

Couple goals, suit inspiration and color palette dreams all in one – this is a fantastic example of elevated style. Their neutral colored outfits made them stand out against the colorful, textured walls of the historic Brown Hotel. 

Two engaged men play chess wearing neutral colored suits in the historic Brown Hotel balcony area

One fun fact I learned is that these two are AMAZING chess players…actually just kidding, this part was staged! But they look like they know what they’re doing, don’t they? Anything that adds a little fun and creativity to a session is always a good idea. 

I probably could have kept taking photos all day of Matt and Jared, but I’m looking forward to heading back at the Brown Hotel for their winter wedding in December! 

A photo of Johanna (owner of Frames and Letters Photography)

If you’re looking for a Louisville wedding photography who is inclusive, is amazing with flash photography and loves to try creative photo ideas, I’d love for you to reach out about your wedding! Click here to learn more about me and my engagement and wedding photography packages.

Johanna Hribal is a wedding photographer based in Louisville, Kentucky. She enjoys traveling to other states and countries for weddings and elopements whenever possible! People love her colorful and vibrant edits and the way she captures their love in a natural and non-intrusive way. Click here to visit her website to learn more about current wedding collections. Follow me on Instagram to see more engagement sessions, weddings I’ve been photographing!

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