I'm glad you stopped by. My name is David Blair and I am a Louisville Wedding Photographer. My goal as a wedding photographer is to provide brides and grooms throughout Kentucky, Indiana and anywhere worldwide with stunning photographic images and presentations. I strive to produce unique and artistic images that preserve the romance, emotions and overall vibe of weddings in an unobtrusive manner. I absolutely love my job and never get tired of shooting couples on their happiest day. Each wedding is a different and unique experience that pushes me to be even more creative.
I discovered I had an eye for photography when I was first handed a camera in high school. With yearbook providing the film, I was able to continually improve and hone my skill. I had found my niche. In college, I took a variety of photography classes which taught me the technical side of photography, and I then furthered my skill by attending photography conferences and workshops. Now after 12 years of photographing weddings, I love it more than ever.
Katie and Joshua’s Winter wedding took place at Huber’s winery on a cold snow covered day. Katie looked simply elegant against the icy cold background. Her beautifully modest gown was graceful and sophisticated and her pearl necklace made an excellent finishing touch. Katie is a family friend and it was and honor to photograph her lifelong marriage vows to Joshua. Their excitement and affection for one another was enjoyable to watch. She had been hoping for snow on her wedding day and it did not look like it was going to happen even earlier in the week, but then just two days before the wedding the forecast changed and indeed it snowed all night before the wedding day. She could not have been happier. Of course all the festivities were held inside, but they both wanted to venture out into the cold for their first look and to take some beautiful pictures against the snow covered landscape. The ceremony was distinctly Christian, honoring God and proclaiming the distinctions of Christian marriage. It was a celebration of the union of Katie and Joshua, but also there was a clear recognition that this wedding, and marriage in general, is a symbol of the much greater union between Jesus Christ and His bride, the church. The reception was an enjoyable time with food, laughter and dancing that kept going long into the night. I’m so happy for them and also glad that they got to go warm up in Palm Springs for their honeymoon.
What a fun afternoon I had with Nick and Wendy. With the autumn leaves in their full grandeur we made our way through out Louisville for this enjoyable engagement session. Nick and Wendy were so fun to get to know and I am thoroughly looking forward to their wedding next summer. After some images on a golf course and beside a historic mansion we made our way to the Brown hotel and then to the city skyline.
As a State College Wedding Photographer I love doing romantic engagement sessions for my clients. For Katie & Joshua’s State College engagement session we went to an old farm on the edge of the city. Pennsylvania has so many beautiful settings to create State College Wedding Photography and engagement photos like these. After taking a few photos on the campus of Penn State we made our way up to the McCann School of Art. I enjoyed shooting in the forest with all the ferns and in the beautiful little courtyard with the rod iron gazebo, especially the whimsical one taken from above. We had a great afternoon and even finished by taking some more time just to get to know each other better over some delicious barbecue. Katie and Joshua are both delightful to spend time with. The temperature and the lighting were great as we created these State College engagement photos. Katie is a longtime family friend and it was fun meeting her new fiancé. Their affection for one another was obvious and a joy to photograph. Couple sessions like these give me an opportunity to get to know my clients better before the wedding and provide them with some comfortable and relaxed portraits they can use for save the dates and line the walls of their new home with. I enjoyed our conversation and I’m so looking forward to their wedding this winter. Katie is hoping for snowy winter wonderland wedding day and I hope she gets to have her wish.
Sydney and Jennifer’s Wedding at Churchill Downs was a joy to photograph. The venue was of course quite unique. Louisville’s Churchill Downs racetrack made famous by the annual running of the Kentucky Derby was a fun choice to host their celebration. We were sure to place the iconic twin spires in the background of several images. It was a race day so guess had the option of coming early to enjoy the track’s festivities. But late in the afternoon all attention was focused upon Jennifer walking down the aisle to her love. Sydney who also goes by Chuck was in tears watching his beautiful bride stride towards him. It was a Christian wedding with the words of Scripture not only being read and proclaimed by the minister but also printed on the custom aisle runner. It had the words, “I have found the one whom my soul loves” from the Bible’s Song of Solomon. And indeed it was a celebration of finding love, but even more solemnly committing to love one another for the rest of life. This is part of why I love wedding photography specifically, because I’m not just providing artistic photographic images, but I’m documenting one of the most serious vows people every take. My goal as a wedding photographer is to help each couple relive one of the most important days of their life for years to come. Each detail is important and for this wedding the donut wall, unique hanging lights over the bar and views of both the city and the racetrack from the reception room made it distinct. One of my favorite moments of the day was during the traditional father daughter dance when the music abruptly changed to something upbeat and they wowed all the guest with their impressive dance moves. Congratulations Sydney and Jennifer and thanks for the honor of having me be part of your day!
I love my job! As a Western Pennsylvania wedding photographer, I offer an engagement session with every wedding I do. It gives me an opportunity to get to know each couple. Of course, it also means more pictures for my clients and more pictures is always good. It also serves as a low key warm-up to the wedding day, because we get a chance to go over some basic posing and they get used to being followed around by a photographer. Every couple is unique and I thoroughly enjoy getting to know each and everyone of them. Chelsea & Nick’s Western Pennsylvania engagement session was so much fun. We had incredible weather and some great locations to shoot at for this Autumn photo shoot. The fall colors were gorgeous and Chelsea was even more so. Nick didn’t look too shabby either. They were both a joy to photograph. They were able to relax and really be comfortable in front of the camera. We were able to get so many great images. We spent the whole afternoon together, starting out the countryside creating these Western Pennsylvania engagement photos. Nick and Chelsea love being together and it shows in their photos. Now after spending some time with them I am really looking forward to their wedding next year even more.
Apparently we were working in an active flight path, but this duck just brought more smiles.
I just love how carefree this images is. The sweet affection of her fiancé produced a great smile.
David Blair Photography provides Elegant Wedding Photography in Louisville, Pittsburgh and Destinations Worldwide. (502) 471-1554
One of David's photos made the cover of Sophisticated Living Weddings. The magazine also featured the wedding which took place at the famous Seelbach Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY.
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David travels from coast to coast and even internationally documenting weddings and engagements.
Recently David traveled to a small French villa, just south of Paris, to create some distinctive images of an intimate wedding. This charming destination wedding has been internationally published in a six page magazine feature that includes images from both their engagement session and wedding.
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