Andrea & Ryan- Engagement Photography in Lexington, KY

This amazing engagement session takes place at Jacobson Park. This is where Ryan proposed. Family and friends all stood by while he asked Andrea to be his wife. It was truly a special event from all the details they have told me. We went back to where he popped the question, of course! I’ll let you guess exactly where. I had so much fun at this session. It felt as though I were talking with old friends throughout our time together. Congratulations, Andrea & Ryan! I hope you like your sneak peek!

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Let me know which is your favorite photo in the comments! Thanks for reading!

-Kristen D.


Kirsten & Cameron- Engagement Session in Lexington, KY

Kirsten and I met at The Big Fake Wedding back in July. I am so happy she filled out her information at the event, because we started communicating soon after. Her fiancé, Cameron, would be home on leave for a short time and we scheduled their engagement session accordingly. If you read my last post, you will know that I have been sick for the past week. I emailed Kirsten and apologized in advance for my cough. Despite the cough, we captured some wonderful photos that I love. I hope you love them, too!

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I am always honored to photograph military families. The dress that Kirsten wore for the next few photos is actually her mother’s. She found it not long before the photo session. It has belonged to her mother since she was newly married. I thought it was a cute dress before, but then I fell in love with it. Everything has more meaning when you tell its story.

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Congratulations, Kirsten & Cameron! I had an amazing time (cough and all!) photographing your engagement. Thank you for letting me part of your journey! Tell me your favorite photos in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

-Kristen D.


Emily- Bridal Photography in Lexington, KY

I met Emily at Rachel’s wedding. She had actually found me online while searching for a photographer. She didn’t realize who I was at the wedding, but kept thinking, “Why does she look familiar?” The next day I posted Rachel and Christian’s sneak peek and she realized! I am so happy she chose me to photograph her wedding. Here is her Bridal Session sneak peek!

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So gorgeous, lovely, and classic. Thank you, Emily, for letting me be a part of your wedding!

-Kristen D.


Kayla & Shane- Wedding Photography in Lexington, KY

Kayla has an air of grace about her. She can light up a room with her smile. Even though I’ve known her for a short while, I can tell Kayla loves people with her whole heart. I noticed throughout the night that Shane would just smile when he looked at her. He knows he found the love of his life. Their special connection was very easy to capture…

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Show some love for the newlyweds in the comments below! Congratulations to Kayla & Shane!

-Kristen D.


A Styled Bridal Session- Wedding Photography in Lexington, KY

Don’t ever be afraid to ask. Don’t ever be afraid to create. That is my advice to anyone who is doing a styled session and is just starting out as a photographer. I had never brought together such an amazing team of professionals before, and the results are beautiful.

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I want to give a special thank you to my sister, Ashley, for helping me set up and break down the shoot! I had so much fun with this styled session. Tell me your favorite detail in this session! Did you like the dresses? The jewels? How about the venue? Comment below!

Also, I could not have done this shoot without the help of some amazing professionals and vendors! Click on their names to visit their websites!

Model- Victoria Rose Nolley
Hair Stylist- Ben Powell of Paul Mitchell The School Lexington
Makeup Artist- Bridget Teall of Paul Mitchell The School Lexington
Wedding Gowns- Wedding Wonderland
Jewelry- Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers
Florist- Rachel’s Rose Garden
Furniture- Canvas Furniture and Events
Venue- The Livery

-Kristen D.