Alex + Brooke have been watching their little man Graham grow for the last 6 months- he's still trying to sit up on his own but filling any space he's in with adorable smiles! Cousin Addie joined in for some photos too so these cuties have some portraits growing up together! <3 We spent an evening at Keeneland making funny noises to earn some smiles, chatting about our favorite ice cream and envisioning these cousins hopefully enjoying Keeneland together in the far, far future. :)
Curtis + Carilynn are dear friends of mine who's story about closing their diary farm of three generations has made international headlines in the past few months. For those unfamiliar with their story, Walmart decided to eliminate the middle man for their milk, which in this case was Dean's, the only buyer for the Jericho Acres Dairy. With only 60 days notice they fought hard for another buyer but like thousands of dairy farmers across the US since 1970, they decided to close their dairy operation.
I spent a summer day with them when they sold over half their herd. This documentation of images shows Curtis going over the cows with the buyer, his last time milking the majority of the herd (they milked for a few more weeks following this shoot before selling all of their girls), how much the entire family was part of the daily operation of the farm, loading the purchased cows on the trailer and watching it drive away. Join us for one of the hardest days of their lives but a story that is too important not to tell.
Corey + Noël are high school sweethearts ready to take on the next adventures together in life! The first of those adventures is their 50lb fur baby named Jax and the next is marriage! :) We enjoyed a summer evening at Keeneland together and ended with a bike ride- but the surprise is that the bikes are special! Corey's grandparent's gave them the vintage bikes that they too rode and loved... but they needed quite a bit of work. After some new tires, tune up and shine they were ready for a new life on the road starting with this photo session! <3
John + Toni met almost a decade ago and have followed each other from New York to Kentucky for jobs and school- frequenting breweries inbetween. They love to spend time together in the Distillery District so we strolled around on a steamy summer evening clinking glasses of beer to all of life's excitements- like their upcoming wedding, trip to the Mediterranean and their Pomeranian pup!
I’ve been photographing this little lady’s parents, Cody + Kayla, since they got engaged in 2012! It’s hard to believe miss Adelaide is already a year old! At one she's loving her stuffed husky puppy, open mouth kisses, reading books and climbing all over mom and dad- when she's not busy trying to make friends with everyone. :) Click here to enjoy her one year old portrait session at the UK Arboretum.