UK Falls Behind UofL – Louisville vs Kentucky Football

As a Kentucky photographer it is an honor to photograph the state rivalry between Louisville and Kentucky. Although the majority of my work is weddings I also enjoy shooting sports. Today I braved the stormy weather and photographed the Louisville vs Kentucky Governor’s Cup football game. UK started off strong and was leaving at the half 24-7, but in the second half the Wildcats fell behind the Cardinals who were ultimately victorious 38-24.

November 28, 2015: Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Forrest (45) falls behind Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Kentucky ultimately fell behind Louisville who defeated them 38-24. (Photo by David Blair)

November 28, 2015: Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Forrest (45) falls behind Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Kentucky ultimately fell behind Louisville who defeated them 38-24. (Photo by David Blair)

November 28, 2015: Louisville Cardinal watches his team during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair)

November 28, 2015: Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) hands the ball off to running back Brandon Radcliff (23) during the 1st half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) hands the ball off to running back Brandon Radcliff (23) during the 1st half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats.

November 28, 2015: Kentucky Wildcats running back Jojo Kemp (3) breaks through the line during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Kentucky Wildcats running back Jojo Kemp (3) breaks through the line during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats.

November 28, 2015: Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) passes the ball under pressure from Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Denzil Ware (35) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) passes the ball under pressure from Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Denzil Ware (35) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats.

November 28, 2015: Kentucky Wildcats cornerback J.D. Harmon (11) runs the ball during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Kentucky Wildcats cornerback J.D. Harmon (11) runs the ball during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats.

November 28, 2015: Kentucky Wildcats running back Mikel Horton (4) tries to escape Louisville Cardinals defensive end Sheldon Rankins (98) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Kentucky Wildcats running back Mikel Horton (4) tries to escape Louisville Cardinals defensive end Sheldon Rankins (98) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats.

November 28, 2015: Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

November 28, 2015: Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Ryan Timmons (1) is taken down by Louisville Cardinals safety Jermaine Reve (27) and linebacker James Burgess (13) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Ryan Timmons (1) is taken down by Louisville Cardinals safety Jermaine Reve (27) and linebacker James Burgess (13) during the 2nd half of the NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats.

November 28, 2015: Louisville Cardinals tight end Cole Hikutini (18) and offensive tackle Aaron Epps (78) and cornerback Joe Bradford (49) hold up the Governor

November 28, 2015: Louisville Cardinals tight end Cole Hikutini (18) and offensive tackle Aaron Epps (78) and cornerback Joe Bradford (49) hold up the Governor’s Cup after defeating Kentucky in the state rivalry NCAA football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. Louisville defeated Kentucky 38-24. (Photo by David Blair)

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Rachel and Justin’s Louisville Engagement Session

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Here are some from Rachel and Justin’s Louisville Engagement Session at the Seelbach. As a Louisville wedding photographer I enjoy the variety of locations to shoot at available in our city. We made use the cityscape from across the river as well as trees, grass, bridges, waterfalls and then finally one of Louisville’s historic hotels, the Seelbach Hilton. Justin and Rachel were a breeze to photograph as they have a natural sense of style, playful personalities and most of all a clear love for one another. We were able to enjoy the last bits of fall colors as we made our way throughout the city for some comfortable portraits. Then it was time to get dressed up for engagement photos at the Seelbach Hotel. They clearly love the sophistication of Louisville’s oldest and most beautiful hotels, but they had trouble making up their minds so in the end they decided to hold their rehearsal dinner at the Seelbach and then have there wedding at the Brown Hotel. Wedding photographers in Louisville are honored anytime we get to shoot at either of these gorgeous hotels, but rarely do we get the opportunity to shoot at both for one wedding celebration. I thoroughly look forward to it. Justin and Rachel even enjoyed a bottle of champagne in anticipation of the wedding celebration to come.
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Cathie Jacobs

Beautiful couple! Beautiful pictures!

Aleatha Hoff

Stunning! You look so happy Rachel Lynne. Congratulations!

Linda Horvath

Georgeous pictures, they are really a “picture perfect” couple!

Linda Horvath

Lovely, stunning, georgous handsome and beautiful all wrapped up in one. Every picture is beautiful!

Meagan Marie Guerreri

So beautiful! Congratulations cousin!

Meghan & James’ Garden Wedding at Whitehall

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Meghan & James’ garden wedding was absolutely beautiful.  Weddings at the Whitehall House & Gardens are always a joy to photograph because both the historic house and manicured garden provide an excellent outdoor setting for an elegant garden wedding in Louisville, but even more so in this case, as wedding planner Carol Grisanti helped push this wedding over-the-top. The air-conditioned tent where the reception was held looked fabulous with chandeliers and fabric hanging above and beautiful linens, crystal and centerpieces on each table. In addition, one to the tent housed a lounge complete with couches and a full bar separated from the dinner area with a decorative wall constructed of white bark trees and hanging candles. Of course more than the setting what made this wedding so fun to photograph was Meghan & James’ obvious love and affection for one another. They were so happy to be getting married and likewise to be celebrating with so many friends and family. As guests arrive they entered the mansion and were treated to drinks and hors d’oeuvres before they made their way to the garden where the ceremony took place. After they made their vows we took sometime to create some comfortable portraits in the garden and then made our way to the reception tent. During their first dance the music abruptly changed and the bridesmaids and bridesmen made their way onto the floor to be back up dancers complete with choreographed moves. Next the everyone enjoyed an incredible meal and then a live band took the stage and got the dance party officially started. It was a playful and wild party that seemed to get almost everyone on the dance floor at some point. Thanks again for letting me document your day. Congratulations Meghan & James!
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Louisville Wedding Photographer: Wedding Photography for Kentucky and Destination Weddings Worldwide: David Blair Photography

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Featured Wedding in Tops in Lexington Magazine

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As a Louisville and Lexington wedding photographer I am thrilled to see Alexis & Matthew featured in Tops in Lexington Magazine. It was one of my favorite weddings last year, for some of the most beautifully kind people. The magazine chose to give Alexis & Matthew’s wedding a gorgeous four page spread. I couldn’t be happier for them. These Hurstbourne Country Club wedding photos were so fun to create.

Alexis & Matthew are one of those rare couples that fell in love in high school and never looked back. Natives of Louisville Kentucky, the high school sweethearts were drawn together by a passion for adventure. Their engagement took place at the Red River Gorge, during a camping trip. Matt sold the adventure to Alexis as an opportunity to relax and unwind, but she was surprised at the idea. Still, he seemed enthusiastic, so she agreed to go. They enjoyed a leisurely drive through the winding roads. When they reach the perfect spot Matt pulled over to take some pictures of the landscape. Cut up in photography, Alexis was only half listening as Matt spoke of how he wanted to spend his whole life with her. She responded with a casual, “I love you too, and yes, that sounds good.” It was only when he got down on one knee that she realize what was happening. When he asked her to marry him, she said, “Of course, yes!”

They were married on October 4, 2014 at the Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville KY. The couple chose the location because of the historic beauty of the grounds and the majestic, outdoor altar that served as the backdrop for their ceremony. The bride’s favorite color is purple, so the bridesmaids were dark purple and the groomsmen, charcoal gray tuxes. With the vibrant colors of the fall complementing the scene, the location served as a natural setting for the happy couple. Many thanks to all the other vendors that helped make this day as lovely as I was, the Bridal Suite of Louisville, The Men’s Warehouse, Sweet Surrender and Lloyd’s Florist. In addition to the photos published in Tops in Lex Magazine below are some other images from the day.

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Mike and Jill’s Wedding at Huber’s Winery

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Here are a few photos from Mike and Jill’s Wedding at Huber’s Winery and St. John’s Catholic Church.  As a Louisville and Southern Indiana wedding photographer it is always a joy to make my way out to Huber’s Winery weddings. St. John’s Church in Starlight Indiana is a beautiful setting for a wedding and it is conveniently located just minutes from Huber’s Orchard & Winery. The church building was packed with guests excited to see Mike and Jill tie the knot. After the ceremony we took some time to do pictures both inside and outside of the church building and then it was time to head over to the vineyard. Mike and Jill took a walk in between the grapevines which provided and excellent opportunity to create romantic and comfortable portraits. Their affection for one another was obvious and it was a joy to document their day. The whole wedding party joined us for a few photos in the vineyard and some playful ones by the lake before we headed inside for the reception. I always enjoy Huber’s Winery weddings because it is such an excellent location with a variety of beautiful backgrounds to work with. The winery also has multiple impressive rooms to host a wedding reception and offers excellent food in addition to their wine. The guest enjoyed a delicious meal and then it was time to get the dance party started. It was a great day with excellent weather and everything looked fabulous from the gorgeous bride and beautiful old church to the reception at the winery. Congratulations Mike and Jill and thanks for letting me be a part of your day.

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Destination Wedding in Sweden

Get ready to be blown away by these Swedish Nuptials! Louisville destination wedding photographers David Blair is a master at capturing the environment through images that are timeless and intimate, whether he’s photographing a backyard wedding in Kentucky, photographing at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or journeying to Sweden to capture this wedding of Ramy and Frida.  David does most of his wedding photography in Louisville KY but also loves to travel around the world to document love stories. Upon returning from this stunning destination wedding in Sweden David had this to say.

“Well, I’m back in the states and back in my own time zone! A 6 hour difference really throws you for a loop… Last weeks destination wedding in Europe was amazing. I just couldn’t put down Ramy and Frida’s wedding images. I think it’s all the emotion I got from these two that just kept pulling me back. Not to mention the awesome landscapes of beautiful Sweden! I love getting to do international destination weddings. Oh, and doesn’t every photographer dream of getting to shoot at a seaside castle? The stunning view of the ocean and outlying islands from the courtyard made an exceptional background for this elegant celebration. Thank you guys for letting me be a part of your celebration, I am truly honored! It is exciting how Louisville destination wedding photographers provides brides with the once in a lifetime opportunity to get incredible images like the one she’s always dreamed of. Ramy and Frida’s wedding day was filled with excitement and tears of joy. I hope you enjoy the images.”

Ramy and Frida had a distinctly Christian ceremony, honoring God all throughout. Below they are singing praises to God. And, further down, you’ll see Ramy washing his wife’s feet, as a symbol of his efforts to serve her their entire lives, just as Jesus did for his disciples.

I like this image of Ramy’s parents especially because it is lit only by candlelight.

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Michael

I am speechless. Your photos capture “the moment”. I can’t believe it. It is not just a picture, but it is a moment frozen in time. That is what I see when I look at your pictures. You have a God given talent.

Erika

Such a beautiful wedding! Great pictures, David

Denise

The pics are amazing!! You captured the love story!!! thank you for all you did for them! really… I have no words!! Supberbly done David!

Jolene

OMG!! I just saw all of the pictures and I’m crying! I love you guys soooooo much Rama!!!! BEAUTIFUL!! I’m so sad that I couldn’t make it.

Mary

I love it! All of the photos were incredible. Excellent job David! What a wonderful blessing!

DeAnna

Congrats! Your wedding pictures were so beautiful!

Hannah

You look amazing in your photos. I am so happy for you guys.

Cindy

That is absolutely beautiful. Nice job, David.

Pam

Incredible. Is this real?? Or only in fairy tales?

Lilian

David, May God bless you and your talent .. these pictures are just UNBELIEVABLE … THEY ARE AWSOME. Thank you for being there and for all what you’ve done for Ramy and Frida.

Rachel Christman

David, these pictures are awesome! Such a beautiful location, beautiful people, beautiful wedding…can I say beautiful enough times?

Rick

Wonderful photos of a wonderful event!

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