The Day of 50 Dresses

I am so excited to be teaming up with The Steel Magnolia Bridal Shop once again! On Tuesday, March 21st, we will be photographing all of her dresses! It’s going to be an amazing project, and I can’t wait to get my creative juices flowing after winter!

I am planning to go LIVE on Facebook throughout the day. Stay updated by following my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KristenDPhotography/!

We will have about six models, 50 dresses, and I’ll be exhausted after. Haha! It will be so worth it, though! Here are a few photos from the last shoot we did together. Megan will be modeling for us again!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned as we prepare for this fun project! -Kristen D.


Twirling Brides Are My Fave

Okay, so I love twirling brides. There is something about a pretty dress that makes our inner little girl come out! If the dress can twirl, we are going to twirl! Here are the twirling brides from 2016!

2017 brides! I still have dates open in June and July! Contact me today to book your date! Thanks for reading! Tell me your fave in the comments below! Also, follow me on Instagram!

-Kristen D.


Jamie & Daniel- Wedding Photography in Lexington, KY

Jamie & Daniel tied the knot at The Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. This wedding made me laugh, cry, and showed me how much family can come together in celebration. The ceremony was filled with joy and the reception full of fun loving people who danced the night away. Their theme was “Best Day Ever!” It was truly the Best Day Ever!

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Thanks for reading, and let me know your favorite in the comments below! Congratulations, Jamie & Daniel!

-Kristen D.


Emily & Joe- Wedding Photography in Lexington, KY

I have to say this was one of the most creative weddings I have photographed. Emily and Joe love books, and it shines in their details. They wed in Gratz Park in downtown Lexington on a beautiful summer day. Their reception took place in the Carnegie Center, which was Lexington’s public library until the 1980’s. How perfect of a venue for book lovers! My favorite part of the day was their first look. You can truly see the love in their eyes. I hope you love this fun and energetic couple’s wedding as much as I did!

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Congratulations, Emily and Joe! Tell us your favorite photo 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.


Candice & Lucas- Wedding Photography in Lexington, KY

Candice and Lucas love to laugh… and dance! They were so much fun to be around. I loved photographing the ladies prior to their first look. Candice was amazingly calm and joyful. The Mansion at Griffon Gate was perfection for their blue and violet toned reception. Here are a few of my faves!

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Let me know which are your favorites! Thanks for reading!

-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.


One Woman + Five Gowns

I have been following The Steel Magnolia Bridal Shop for a couple of months. I was incredibly impressed with their gown selections showing up in my IG feed. I had to work with them! I called the owner, Lacy, to coordinate a photo shoot. She was completely for it, and even asked if her friend, Megan, could be the model. I LOVE these photographs, and they were incredibly fun to create!

The whole shoot took about two hours. Megan wore five beautiful Justin Alexander gowns, and was simply amazing in front of the camera.

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The beauty of this shoot (besides the beautiful Megan and amazing gowns) is the fact that it was photographed in The Steel Magnolia Bridal Shop itself. If you are looking for a dress, I highly recommend this shop in Somerset, KY. Lacy is wonderful and very carefully selects the gowns she brings into her store. Follow them on IG @thesteelmagnoliabridal. While you’re at it, follow me @kristendphotography!

Thanks so much for reading! Tell me your favorite gown/photo in the comments!

-Kristen D.