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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This Proposal was a Home Run

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Adam popped the question and Ali said “Yes!!!” Adam had planned a fun day of tourism in Kentucky. This afternoon they tasted some of Kentucky’s finest at the Maker’s Mark Bourbon distillery, but first they took the tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. I was on the tour as well hiding in plain sight with camera in hand. After learning about all of the specifics that go into the making of these world-class bats we reached the end of the tour where the tour guide explained we could have our own custom bats made with our names printed on them or someone else’s name. He said, “In fact, we can write whatever you would like on them.” Then he handed a box containing a bat to Adam. Everyone on the tour looked to him as he pulled out the bat and handed to Ali. Imprinted on the side were the words “Ali Will You Marry Me?” Adam dropped to one knee and he pulled out Ali ‘s grandmothers ring and said “I love you! Will you marry me?” Of course, the whole tour cheered and applauded. After a few minutes she realized that I had been taking pictures to document the special moment. Then we spent a little time in museum and across the river taking some comfortable portraits of the two of them. Next they were off on their way to Maker’s Mark and Ali began making phone calls sharing the news. It was so fun to be a part. Well done Adam and congratulations to both of you.
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Double Feature in Louisville Wedding Magazine

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As a Louisville wedding photographer it’s an honor anytime my work is published and yet this is certainly over-the-top. For the first time ever I have a double feature. Louisville Wedding Magazine is currently featuring two of my recent Louisville Kentucky weddings. Amanda & Andrew’s stunning wedding at the Brown Hotel and Meghan & James’ gorgeous garden wedding at Whitehall are gracing the pages of the magazine’s current issue. I couldn’t be more excited for these couples. Each of these celebrations were so much fun to document. As a wedding photojournalist my job and joy is to document the organic, real moments of the day couples tie the knot. I want my couples to flip through their wedding album and be brought back to the the excitement and significance of their day. I want my couples to remember how they felt on their wedding day. Additionally, I draw their attention to all the unique details that filled their day. In general, magazines are most concerned with with the details so hopefully as you look through the magazine pages below you’ll find some inspiration for you’re wedding. To see more from each of these weddings just click the the links below. A serious shout out is in order for all the other wedding vendors that all made these days reality and most importantly the wedding planner Carol Grisanti and Ellen Fox. I’m so thankful for all of mys great clients who invite me to document this most important day. Congratulations to Meghan & James and Amanda & Andrew!
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Destination Wedding in Paris France

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One of the best job perks of being a Destination Wedding Photographer is traveling to Europe. What a joy it was to travel to France to shoot Adrien & Eve-Lise’s Destination Wedding.  They chose to have their wedding at a château in the countryside outside of Paris. They made time in their schedule for us to enjoy all the festivities at the château and for us to also shoot in the heart of the city at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The château which was hundreds of years old is on a spacious property that was a beautiful setting for the wedding. Serendipitously, right next to the ceremony site was an entire field of lavender which matched her bouquet perfectly. We couldn’t pass up that opportunity and had to take some time to walk out into the field. Of course, we also took pictures in front of the château as well as in the nearby woods. All the decorations for both a ceremony and the reception were custom made by hand. Adrien & Eve-Lise’s wedding ceremony was quite unique and filled with emotion. Adrien made all of the desserts for the wedding himself and I have to say they were impressive. According to European tradition, during the multi course dinner, several of the guests performed. Some guests prepared songs, skits, toasts and games, all of which both honored and made fun of the couple. Then it was time for the dance party, that seemed more like a rock concert as the groom was thrown repeatedly into the air as the live band played. Others made their way up to the loft to enjoy a selection of whiskey and cigars. The celebration was a joy for everyone and as always I was honored to get to document the event. Congratulations Adrien & Eve-Lise!
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I feel like I just went to France and attended a BEAUTIFUL wedding

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