Loving Miss Maisy

Loving Miss Maisy

Julie + Matt welcomed little Maisy a few weeks earlier than expected (just like mom!). She's been a wide eyed addition to their already full and energetic house. We spent an afternoon together trying to keep Maisy asleep on someone's shoulder and even managed to get a full family photo on the bed (but cruise to the last photo to see how it looked most of the time ;)) Enjoy their in home newborn session in Georgetown, Kentucky!

Thank Heaven for Little Girls | Sutton Claire

Thank Heaven for Little Girls | Sutton Claire

Holly + Tyler, inspired by a trip to Ireland together, knew the name Sutton was the perfect unique name for their baby girl. At twelve days old little Sutton Claire already has both mom, dad and grandma totally smitten with her... but her furry siblings are still adjusting ;) Enjoy a sweet peek into their Lexington, Kentucky in home newborn session filled with lots of snuggling, dimples and tiny toes.

Sweet Little Georgiana

Sweet Little Georgiana

Autumn + Joey welcomed baby Georgiana in June and she has completely stolen their hearts. It's always an honor to document a family at the beginning of a new chapter in their lives and spend quiet moments with them at home. These little details are fleeting treasures; the way Georgi lays and positions her legs because she was born breech, how Autumn strokes her arm and kisses her feet during feeding and the way Joey's facial hair makes her face crunch. Enjoy the little moments of this incredibly sweet in home newborn session in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Huffman Family

The Huffman Family

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. :)

Awaiting Addalyn

Awaiting Addalyn

These two got married last year and are welcoming a little girl at the end of July! They spent an evening with me at Shakertown documenting this chapter before she arrives! Join us for their gorgeous sunset portrait session!

Newest Arrival | Emily Rose

Newest Arrival | Emily Rose

She's the newest arrival to the Vanderhorst house and she's already filling her days learning to root for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, cheering on dad as a swim team coach and snuggling up with mom. Join us for her in-home newborn session for all the sweetness!

"Daddy where the cows go?" | Jericho Acres Dairy

"Daddy where the cows go?" | Jericho Acres Dairy

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.

Adelaide Turns ONE!

Adelaide Turns ONE!

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.