James and Sonja’s Wedding

James and Sonja’s wedding was so fun to photograph. As a Louisville wedding photographer, I always appreciate ceremonies at are held in the church the couple is the part of. Sonja grew up in this church and their minister was her former pastor, who now serves as a missionary on the other side of the world. They were so excited and honored that he could be a part. The ceremony was distinctly Christian, honoring God and proclaiming the distinctions of Christian marriage. The tent reception took place at a private residence out in the country just outside of Louisville. Many in attendance were members of the church and even among the others there seemed to be such a sense of Christian unity. They were certainly there to celebrate the union of James and Sonja, but also there was also 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. Children were in abundance and heartily welcomed with a whole table of legos and coloring pages. Outside the tent kids and some adults enjoyed playing games. The comfortable, yet classy celebration had many guests joyfully lingering in conversations for hours. Their cake topped with berries looked absolutely delicious, but I was so busy I never got a bite… I’ll survive. It was an honor to document this wedding celebration. I’m so thankful to all of my clients for inviting me into one of the most important days of their life. Congratulations James and Sonja and may your marriage last a lifetime!

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Happy Derby Day!

I’m looking forward to photographing the 142nd Kentucky Derby today.

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Alyssa Paro

Holy cow, David!! This is truly magnificent!!

David Blair

Thanks Alyssa! It was sooooooo fun.

W. Paro

Jealous!

Jennifer and Anthony’s Seelbach Wedding

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As a Louisville wedding photographer I always enjoy creating images at the historic Seelbach Hotel in the heart of the city. Jennifer and Anthony’s Louisville Seelbach Wedding was absolutely gorgeous. The ceremony took place at St. Matthews Episcopal Church and then everyone made their way downtown to the the Seelbach for the reception. Jennifer’s excellent taste was evident throughout the entire day. She looked stunning in her dress and she made my job easy. Jennifer’s bridesmaids took time to sign the bottom of her shoes in the midst of all of the getting ready activities. Jennifer had lots of fun matching gifts for her bridesmaids and flower girls including monogramed robes, flip-flops and tumblers with their name. She also made sure that Anthony’s cufflinks we’re engraved with their initials and wedding date. They opted to take a picture holding hands before the ceremony without seeing one another. (You could tell both of them enjoy just hearing one another’s voices.) There ceremony and exchanging of vows was filled with much emotion. Once they were officially hitched it was time to enjoy the lavish wedding reception and one of Louisville’s most beautiful hotels. It was so fun creating these Seelbach wedding photos. The Crystal ballroom looked absolutely amazing thanks to Ellen Fox from ShaFox Wedding and Events and Alex & Paul from Fleur de Lis. I was honored to be apart of this exciting celebration. Congratulations Jennifer and Anthony!
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The vendors included Wedding Coordinators: Ellen Fox, Catering: Seelbach, Photographer: David Blair, Videographer: ICVideo, Florist: Country Garden, Cake: Sugarwoods, Band: Endless Summer Band, Up-lighting: Fleur de Lis, Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth, Bugler: Steve Buttleman, Harpist: Louisa Woodson, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Louisville Horse Trams and Louisville Trolley.

 

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Jerry and Lori’s Engagement Session

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As a Louisville wedding photographer I love photographing couples with the city skyline as a backdrop. I love the way the city lights reflect in the river and how the images as a whole have such a sense of location. It’s not just a great image of the couple but it is a great image of the couple in Louisville. Jerry and Lori are having a destination wedding in Destin Florida this summer, but for their engagement session they wanted the city they love as the setting. With all of the Spring blossoms on the trees we certainly wanted to get them in some pictures as well. Of course, the best part of engagement sessions is not the beautiful locations we go to but it’s getting to document the relationship of love between a couple. Jerry and Lori are clearly in love and excited to be getting married. I had a great time getting to know them and creating these images.

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Jennifer and Anthony’s Engagement Session

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Spring has arrived and as a Louisville wedding photographer that means weddings season is here. My first wedding of the year is just over a week away. I can’t wait! 🙂 Of course, before the big day arrives I love taking my clients out to do engagement sessions. This serves as a casual and relaxed time to make some great images and for us all to get to know one another. For Jennifer and Anthony’s engagement session we started out in the countryside surrounding Louisville and then worked our way downtown to get the city skyline across the river as a backdrop. We finished the afternoon with a nice meal together. I love getting to spend time with my clients before their big day. It’s exciting to hear about all the plans for their wedding and to see how they interact with one another. When the three of us all get acquainted with one another it helps everyone to feel more comfortable on the wedding day. I have a peek into their lives and see some of their personalities and they know more of what to expect on the day they say “I do!” Of course, they also get beautiful photos of the two of them. It documents the engagement season of their life and after they see them it adds that extra bit of confidence that lets them realize that they know they will be in good hands on the day of their wedding. I am glad they took the time and I am so looking forward to seeing Jennifer and Anthony tied the knot.

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15 Years Worth of Weddings

Today marks the 15th anniversary of David Blair Photography. It was 15 years ago that I photographed my very first wedding.  The above photo was taken on B&W film with a small entry-level camera.  I had a blast that day and have been ever since.  So much has changed since then.  Now I have an incredible wife, 4 rambunctious little kids and lots of camera equipment.  Some things have not changed, like the fact that I’m always out shooting, but now I have so many more options.  I get the pleasure of using some of the industry’s most advance equipment and also I provide my clients with some of the absolute finest products such as elegant leather wedding albums and modern coffee table books. In recent years, as a Louisville wedding photographer I have been blessed with the opportunity to photograph weddings not only here in Louisville and throughout Kentucky, but from coast to coast and internationally as well.  I also have been honored to have my photos featured in magazines locally, nationally and abroad. I have so much to be grateful for!  I love that I get to capture distinctive pictures that bring couples back to the wonderful moments they will treasure for years to come.  I praise God for allowing me to have a job I so much enjoy doing.  I’m also so thankful to my clients who let me step into one of the most important days of their lives.

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