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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July 24, 2016: Kyle Busch (18) burns out after winning the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair)

As a Kentucky and Indiana photographer I intentionally focus on weddings and portraits. I’m glad to drive to Indy to provide Indianapolis wedding photography, but I also thoroughly enjoy shooting fast action sports. When it comes to speed it doesn’t get much faster than auto racing and this weekend I made my way up to the Brickyard to photograph NASCAR. Kyle Busch (18) won the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The heat was extreme but that did not stop me from capturing some stunning images during the race.

July 24, 2016: Kyle Busch (18) burns out after winning the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Kyle Busch (18) burns out after winning the 2016 Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, IN.

July 24, 2016: Kyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

July 24, 2016: Kyle Busch (18) during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. Busch went on to win the race. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

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July 24, 2016: Car blurs by at Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

July 24, 2016: Jamie McMurray (1) pits during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Jamie McMurray pits during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 24, 2016: Brad Keselowski (2) during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Brad Keselowski (2) during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN.

July 24, 2016: Ricky Stenhouse Jr (17) during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr (17) during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN.

July 24, 2016: Tony Stewart (14) pits during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Tony Stewart (14) pits during his last race in his home state of Indiana at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 24, 2016: Jeff Gordon substituting for Dale Earnhardt Jr (88) during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN.

Jeff Gordon substituting for Dale Earnhardt Jr (88) during the 4oo at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 24, 2016: Chase Elliott (24) leads the pack of cars into the pits during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

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July 24, 2016: Austin Dillon (3), Chase Elliott (24) and Kurt Busch (41) during the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Austin Dillon (3), Chase Elliott (24) and Kurt Busch (41) during the 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 24, 2016: Kyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

July 24, 2016: Kyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. All photos by David Blair.

July 24, 2016: Kyle Busch (18) kisses the brick with his wife and son after winning the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by David Blair/Icon Sportswire)

Kyle Busch and his wife kiss the brick with their son after winning the 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, IN.

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Michael and Kirby’s Louisville Wedding

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Michael and Kirby’s Louisville wedding at the Gardens at Ray-Eden and St. Boniface Catholic Church was gorgeous. As a Lexington and Louisville wedding photographer I get to photograph couples tying the knot all over Kentucky and I love how at this wedding we got to enjoy both the old architecture of a historic church in downtown Louisville and then make our way to a beautifully manicured garden at the edge of the city. I am looking forward to more Gardens at Ray-Eden weddings in the future. Michael and Kirby’s day was nonstop fun from beginning to end. The house where Kirby got ready was busy with activity. I loved the custom cups she had made for her bridesmaids. The first look took place in the gardens followed by some photos. Then the party bus took everyone to the ceremony. St. Boniface is a beautiful building and a great place to get married. I loved shooting their silhouette against the stained-glass window surrounded by the towering pipe organ. Before we knew it we were back on the party bus making our way to the gardens for the reception. We arrived in the midst of the cocktail hour and after a lively introduction it was time for dinner and all of the anticipated festivities. After several touching toasts the couple cut the the cake and then made their way to cut the Louisville Cardinal grooms cake. To Michael’s surprise Kirby had ensured that the inside of the cake was UK blue! The laughter led perfectly into the dance party. A unique part of the reception was a pretty impressive Ice-cream Sunday station, complete with all of the toppings you could want. After everyone had danced their heart out it was only fitting to send off the couple in an archway of sparklers. Congratulations Michael and Kirby!

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Edith Burke

the pix were beautiful like the bride n groom love ya

Flourish Decor

Loved the pictures David Blair Photography, you are so talented!

Madison Regatta Photography

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Before I ever became a Madison Indiana Photographer I had taken my family up to the Madison Regatta to watch hydroplane speedboats race at near 200 mph.  Capturing high-speed sports photography in Madison Indiana is a unique experience. Madison Regatta photography is so fun because it is truly a high steaks race with professional teams from all around the country in a beautiful little Midwest town. It is kind of crazy how such a big race takes place in such a small town. Though Madison Indiana has a population of only 12,000, the Regatta maintains its place in the Unlimited Hydroplane American Boat Racing Association series, whose other races are in Seattle, Detroit, Chicago and San Diego, among others.  This was the first Saturday I was able to spend with my family in many weeks due to a cluster of summer weddings.  It was long overdue. We had a great time watching what my three-year-old called “the fast-race-car-boats”. My one-year-old, on the other hand, was pretty much terrified of the thumping noise the boats create in the turn. Check out the spray these boats make!  We recently moved to the charming and historic town of Madison Indiana and I am looking forward to photographing many more Madison Regattas.

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Not only were the banks of the river packed, but just outside of the race track the river was full as well. It was really hot and we were wishing we were out with all the boaters where we could easily go for a swim.
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Below is Steve David who still managed to win the Regatta although he crashed into the spun-out boat of rival Dave Villwock during the final.  My family and I had a busy weekend and were only  in Madison for one day of the racing weekend and therefore missed the opportunity to get a photo of the spectacular crash.  To read the full story and see a photo of the crash click here.

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This long-standing small-town race even inspired the 2001 movie entitled Madison.

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