Therese & Kevin got married {and what to do when your nervous about your photography session}

Who: Therese & Kevin

What and Where: Ceremony at Church of the Ascension, Reception at The Jeffersonian

When: March 2019

People like Therese and Kevin make my job so fun. Their entire family is incredibly kind, they are super comfortable in front of the camera and their main focus during their was truly just to enjoy their wedding day. This all came through in the images taken through out the day.

Being in front of the camera can feel weird at times, which I totally understand! Even as a photographer I feel like I don’t know what to do with myself in front of the camera most of the time! The truth is, it can feel weird or silly when someone takes your picture. Most people feel this way, especially if they are not used to being photographed. What can you do if you feel uncomfortable in front of the camera? 1. Know it’s totally normal to feel this way. 2. Don’t overthink it. Yes, there are certain positions that are more flattering, but don’t get caught up in thinking “If I move my arm like this, sit like this and move my head like this, it will be perfect!” Often times, getting too caught up in the pose can create an image that is stiff and lifeless. I do help with posing while photographing, but it’s important to stay relaxed, have fun and laugh! Especially if you feel silly. Letting out a laugh can help break the tension and the added bonus is that it creates a beautiful image. 3. You are better at this than you realize. We are all our own worst critiques aren’t we? I can’t tell you how many times I have heard couples tell me that they are “super awkward” in front of the camera. Often times, those same couples hit it out of the park! Don’t be so hard on yourself and remember that this is supposed to be a fun experience. I don’t photograph models for a living, I photograph regular people. So, I don’t expect any of my clients to come to a session “model” ready. haha. 4. Know that your photographer will help you. I like to do a variety of different things when I’m working with any client including talking with them to help them feel more comfortable, suggesting poses, keeping them moving and giving them something specific to do, stepping away and out of ear shot while taking images to give them room to breath and chat with their loved ones while I take wide-angle photographs and more. I don’t expect anyone to smile directly at me for every single image. That gets exhausting, right?

Enjoy the happy images below from Therese and Kevin’s wedding! Thank you guys for being such great humans and congratulations on your new marriage!!

Hair: Laura Heady (J. Estell Salon)

Flowers: Oberer's Florist

Dress: Bridal Suites of Louisville

Suits: Men's Wearhouse

Cake: The Bakery of Louisville

Food: Mark's Feedstore

Drinks: Morris' Deli

Dj: All Star Entertainment

Kraton & Logan {married}

Kraton and Logan tied the knot in one of the sweetest barn venues I have seen yet. Habit Hill Barn is located in Owensboro, KY and features a barn surrounded by trees with string lights, long farm tables and seating inside the barn, and a cute bridal suite with lots of vintage decor.

Kraton put so much thought and time into planning this wedding! There were so many details: in the decor, the popcorn bar (!!!), live music, fans for guests since it was an August wedding…she even presented me and my second shooter with lunch boxes filled with water bottles, snacks and champagne! It was so thoughtful and unexpected! And to top it all off, Kraton was so relaxed on her wedding day. Way to go, girl!

This wedding was really special - Kraton and Logan wrote their own vows that even made the pastor cry. Well, they made everyone cry. They had also been in a long distance relationship for over the past year and Kraton moved to the east coast just a few days after the wedding to be with Logan. So, it was a really sweet, intimate time with family and friends before a big move and transitioning into life together as husband and wife.

Congratulations Kraton and Logan! Thank you for including me in this beautiful day!

Vendors:

Catering: Miller House

Band: Nate Jackson 24/7

Ceremony Instrumental Trio: Owensboro Symphony

Coordinator: Love and I Do

Flowers: Whitesville Florist

Hair: Ivy Paige Morris

Make Up: Lauren Higdon