Stephanie and Bryan’s Louisville Wedding at the Brown

Stephanie and Bryan’s Louisville Wedding at the Brown Hotel was an elegant event. There was so much attention to detail. First of all they chose two of my favorite Louisville wedding venues. The architecture of both St. John’s Church of Christ and the historic Brown Hotel are beautiful structures in which any Louisville wedding photographer is honored to work. The towering archways of both provide a sophisticated and beautiful backdrop to the celebration of a new marriage. The long center aisle of the church building provided lots of time for Stephanie’s dozen bridesmaids to walk in before everyone stood up as she began to walk in with her father. Her excitement was so evident. It was a beautiful ceremony in which they made lifelong vows to one another. The best part of the day was just spending time with this sweet and fun loving couple. They were thoroughly enjoying celebrating with their friends and I was having a great time documenting each moment. After a few portraits it was time to head to the hotel for the reception. The Crystal ballroom was decorated as elegant as could be with a variety of floral centerpieces and candles. After the cocktail hour the guest were treated to a welcome speech from the father of the bride and then a scrumptious dinner was served. After the cutting of the cake the live band from Atlanta kept the dance party going strong until it was time for their sparkler exit. I was honored to be part of Bryan and Stephanie’s wedding day and I hope these images will help them relive this day for years to come!

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Julie and Bryant’s Kentucky Engagement Session

As a Kentucky portrait photographer I’m privileged to have so many beautiful places to create images with my clients. Julie and Bryant wanted to have some truly Kentucky engagement photography. Nothing says Kentucky more than horses and bourbon, so we started this quintessentially Kentucky session at the state’s oldest continuously operating bourbon distillery, Buffalo Trace. With the strong smell of bourbon in the air we found an excellent barrel room to create some romantic portraits in and several other spots throughout the grounds as well. Julie and Bryant were a joy to photograph as they were playful and affectionate throughout the whole afternoon. Next we made our way into the hearts of horse country to visit the Kentucky Horse Park just outside of Lexington KY. Julie absolutely loves horses so she enjoyed the pasture we found with three horses in the background. Then just as we were finishing up, we happened to find a field filled with around 30 horses in it. It seemed as if Julie thought she was in heaven! We quickly made our way down to the edge of the pasture that was soaking in beautiful afternoon sun light. It was such a fun session creating these romantic horse country engagement photos. I had a great time getting to know this fun loving couple. As I drove home I was struck by how much I have to be thankful for in what God has made. His creation is filled with so many beautiful sights, wonderful smells and enjoyable people.

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Stephanie and Bryan’s Nashville Engagement Session

Stephanie and Bryan’s wedding is just a couple weeks away, but before they tie the knot they wanted to do a Nashville Engagement Session. We went to some of their favorite spots in and around the city. First they introduce me to one of their favorite places to go walking together, Radnor Lake State Park just outside of the city. The beautiful green path and beautiful lake made a picturesque setting. I also appreciated the excellent “I Believe In Nashville” painted mural they wanted to do pictures with. Finally we crossed the river to get the skyline in the background. I loved all the colorful lights reflected in the river after dark. Stephanie and Bryan’s Nashville Engagement photos were fun to create, but more than that I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the two of them. They are such a sweet couple! After the session, we got more acquainted over some scrumptious sushi. I can’t wait for their upcoming wedding at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.

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Amanda and Billy’s Louisville Wedding at the Gramercy

It’s always a joy photographing couples on the day they say ” I do!” and Amanda and Billy’s Louisville wedding was no exception. As a Louisville wedding photographer I love the variety of beautiful wedding venues available in the city. The day started with everyone getting ready at the Embassy Suites. We took some portraits in the hotel and then it was time to head to the church. Amanda and Billy chose the historic Walnut Street Baptist Church in old Louisville for the ceremony. This stone church building what a massive organ and stained-glass windows is a beautiful setting to exchange lifelong wedding vows. They were even willing to step outside to create some quick portraits despite the freezing temperature. Next Amanda and Billy jumped on a party bus with their whole wedding party to go back downtown. They chose to have their reception at one of the city’s newest venues, the Gramercy. This recently restored space in the heart of the city is absolutely gorgeous. For this January wedding they chose to theme their reception as a winter wonderland complete with snow falling for the first dance, blue up lighting and elegant white flowers. This Gramercy wedding reception was a great way to kick off 2017. It was an honor to photograph the celebration.
Other vendors for the wedding included: Fleur De Lis Events, Marti Holnagel of Unveiled Details, Karem’s Catering, Morris Deli and Beverage Catering, DJ/Photo Booth from Party Zone Productions, White Owl Weddings Videography, David Blair Photography, Musicians from Electria, Cake from Sweet Stuff Bakery, X-Treme Transportation, Embassy Suites, Walnut Street Baptist Church and The Gramercy.

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Melody & Corey’s Louisville Wedding

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Melody and Corey’s Louisville wedding ceremony took place at the St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church and the reception was held at one of Louisville newest wedding venues. Passalino is a restored old building downtown in the heart of the city. Melody and Corey were as happy as can be as they tied the knot. The beauty of St. Louis Bertrand Church was certainly rivaled by the joy on Melody’s face while walking down the aisle to exchange her vows. I can imagine Corey’s heart about burst out of his chest with the realization that it was HIS bride walking towards him in all her glory. These two were certainly meant for each other. After saying “I do” the couple graciously allowed me to take a few more portraits before we all made our way to head to the reception. I enjoyed capturing these wedding photos. Congratulations to Melody and Corey!
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Photo by Louisville Wedding Photographer David Blair: Wedding Photography for Kentucky and Destination Weddings Worldwide.

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