As soon as I saw you,

I knew a GRAND adventure

was about to happen.

~ pooh

For all the things

my hands have held

the best by far 

is you.

If you think

my hands are full

you should see 

my heart.

Eli Christopher Rucker

12.15.17  @  12:10 pm

19.5″   .   6.9 lbs

So much joy

in this little boy…

And suddenly

you were my everything.


Every good and perfect gift

is from above.

~ James 1:17

{ xo }

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Meghan + Kelvin { A Backyard Chic Wedding }

I choose you

again and again

at the start and finish

of every single day

no matter the season

no matter the year…

You make me happy when the skies are grey

Someone wrote this knowing it would come in handy one day. Meghan knew her life was about to change when she met Kelvin. She beamed with happiness and learned how to cook, it was obvious to all… she was on cloud nine! On her wedding day, she listened to raindrops chuckling, anticipating her walk in the rain to marry… her forever and always.

Truly glowing from within.

A delicate matter… Meghan’s beautiful Casablanca gown.

LIVE LIFE in full bloom.

How blooming perfect is this bouquet on this day?! Special THANKS to Susan Lockhart for another gorgeous arrangement!


like confetti from the sky…  didn’t stop Meghan from smiling ear to ear.

An array of gorgeous fall blooms. So vibrant and happy!

A dainty beaded hair vine completed her wedding day do. How effortless.

There’s beauty in simplicity

Best Dog says, “Best day ever!

Ready to see her groom…

Clearly, love is in the air. Kelvin can’t wait to see his bride.

First look. Wholeheartedly.

Nothing fancy

just LOVE.

When he’s your sunshine 

on a rainy day.

If I know what love is,

it is because of you.

~ Hermann Hesse


WEDDING PLANNING & DESIGN  |  Above & Beyond, Just For You, Susan Lockhart and team, Pikeville, KY

TENTS  |  A to Z Rentals, HuntingtonWest Virginia

TABLES, CHAIRS, LINENS, LIGHTING  |   Above and Beyond, Just For You. Susan Lockhart

BOUQUETS & FLORALS  |   Above & Beyond, Just For You, Susan Lockhart, Pikeville, KY

WOODEN SIGNS, RECEPTION FURNITURE, DECOR |   Above & Beyond, Just For You, Susan Lockhart

CAKES  |  Shirley Amundsen, Thousandsticks, KY

CATERING  |   Big Blue Smokehouse, Hazard, KY

VIDEOGRAPHER  |  Fox and Rayne Creative, Shaughn Tillman, Louisville, KY

DJ   |  Bravo Live DJ, Joshua Ruby, Bravolivedj.com

WEDDING GOWN  | Casablanca. Lace and Promises, Knoxville, TN

WEDDING FLATS  |  Blue by Betsey Johnson, Champ


PEARL BRACELET  |  Kay’s Jewelers

GARTER  | Contessa Garters

BRIDESMAIDs DRESSES  |  David’s Bridal, Knoxville, TN

BRIDE MAKEUP & HAIR  STYLIST  |  Wendy Hornsby, Salon 80, Wooton, KY

BRIDAL PARTY MAKEUP & HAIR  STYLISTS  |  Wendy Hornsby, Staci Melton. Salon 80, Wooton, KY

SUITS   |  Michael Kors

RINGS  |  The Castle and Barnard’s

DOG BANDANA  |  HelloHazelCo.com

SOMETHING OLD & BORROWED  |   Diamond bracelet (bride’s mother, Debbie L.)

Handkerchief (Bride’s grandmother, Ada L.)

VENUE  |  Private residence

SECOND SHOOTER  |  Bart Massey


Book quotes, coffee and rain! Sounds like a perfect day!

Meghan & Kelvin:  You made it! You braved the cold and wet and smiled anyway! You both amaze me and I am SO blessed to be a part of your union and love : ) May EVERY DAY be a celebration, your lives be filled with many sun shining days AND a few more… to dance in the rain. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and soul for your love and trust. XO.


{ xo }

Morgan + Lucas { Classic Hometown Wedding }

All my soul follows you,

love encircles you,

and I live in being yours.

~ Robert Browning

Their story began here… in the heart of the mountains. Small town charm with incredibly warm people. They’ve known each other afar (yet so close) throughout their school years and into college…spending time tailgating and holiday parties amongst close friends and families and indirectly around each other. Then one year, their love blossomed during their first established “tacky” Christmas party. No pressure of course, they thought they could be more than friends (all their friends already knew ~ wink, wink). The following spring, Lucas asked her to be his girlfriend. Through ups and downs, he was her constant, her home, her peace. He asked her to be his, forever… overlooking the Atlantic ocean. After crying with disbelief, she finally said YES!

Oh, how I love clean, classic invitations. TIMELESS.

I’ve enjoyed working with Morgan and her family for many years ( you can see engagements, a wedding, bridal sessions and family events with them HERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. So, when I got the message about Morgan and Lucas’ engagement, I literally jumped for joy!! Happiness filled my heart and soul to know how blessed (and thrilled) I am to be their photographer. : )

The beautiful day began seamlessly. Morgan wanted to be surrounded by her closest and dearest.

Gorgeous masterpiece by Doug Smith Designs and Events~ mix of white O’Hara garden roses, white ranunculus, white mini spray roses and seeded eucalyptus. Morgan’s something old~ a strip of fabric and bow from her late Aunt Jayne’s wedding dress. Indeed, hand tied with so much love and fond memories. Perfection.

Perfectly delicate.

Over in the corner, one of her best friends, Allie… overwhelmed with emotion she couldn’t put into words.

A sweet first look with her dad…

Having a bubbly time, mimosas to get the party started.

Meanwhile, over the other mountain…

Their rings placed on a perfect backdrop ~ an olive wood covered Bible from Israel.

As laid back as ever, Lucas gets ready in perfect light at his parent’s mountain home.

Here he is pictured with one of MANY childhood/family photographs throughout the home.

The best and most

beautiful things in the world

cannot be seen, nor touched.

but are felt in the heart.

I have found the one

whom my soul loves.

~ Song of Solomon 3:4

Morgan and Lucas decided to read their private vows to each other, privately. One of the BEST moments I’ve witnessed from afar. Nothing more true, more genuine. Or more beautiful.

Your eyes

stole all my words 


~ d.j.

All I see is MAGIC.

“You should be kissed and often,

and by someone who knows how.”

~ Gone with the Wind.


Tell me something good…

Our hearts are fluttering for this breathtaking wedding at the La Citadelle. A place that brings so many memories of good times and nostalgia. 

Yup… she’s mine.

Above all things, 


When everything makes you

want to laugh, smile, and even

dance all at once… that’s how you know you’re in love.

~ Alex and Ani

There has never been, nor will there ever be

anything quite as special as the love between a mother and son.

This band, Utopia had EVERYONE dancing all night long.


RECEPTION VENUE  | La Citadelle, Hazard, KY

CATERING  |  Sisters and Friends, Versailles

EVENT DESIGN AND COORDINATING  | Doug Smith Designs and Events

FLORALS  |   Doug Smith Designs and Events

RENTALS  |  Purdon’s

BAND  | Utopia, Tullahoma, TN

CAKE  |  Teresa Caudill

CEREMONY LOCATION  | First Presbyterian Church

WEDDING DRESS  | Amsale Aberra

VEIL |   Sara Gabriel

HEELS  | Badgley Mischka

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES  |  Azazie (Casey), Nordstrom (Megan)

HAIR  |  Britany Montgomery

MAKEUP  |  Lakenda Caldwell

TUX  |  Joseph A Bank

JEWELRY  |  Earrings, Jan Gorman

SOMETHING NEW  | Wedding Band

SOMETHING OLD  |  Bouquet ribbon and bow (Aunt Jayne), Class Ring (Granny)

SOMETHING BORROWED  |  Groom’s maternal grandmother, Jan Gorman


PAPERY  |  Doug Smith Designs and Events

SIGNS  |  WoodSignStudio on Etsy.com (ring bearer)


HANKY EMBROIDERY  |  MAMWeddings on Etsy.com

SHUTTLES  |  Enterprise



LA CITADELLE  |  Hank Spaulding



TRANSPORTATION  |  Noreen/ Griffin Wells

MORGAN and LUCAS: Your friendship is a gift from God. Your grace, love and support is more than I could ever imagined from any client. How lucky and blessed am I? How beautiful you are, inside and out. I wish you both immense love, many tacky Christmases, and a huge, happy family (wink)!

 With love,

{ xo }


Allison + Robby { Enchanted Woodland Wedding }

Once a upon a time…

she dreamed improbable dreams,

followed her heart and created her very own


Allison dreamt her little dream, wearing the most beautiful gown with lace and long sleeves. Her wish came true when she found this gem.. delicate lace overlay and a low back (a little surprise) Maggie Sottero gown. Light beige/ blush under lining peeked through, giving the dress the most romantic feel. Perfect for her woodsy wedding.

Simply gorgeous! You are.

Allison’s gorgeous maidens. Her closest and dearest stood beside her to celebrate her happiest day.

One of the most glorious, sun shining wedding day. Truly blessed.

What a beautiful, hidden gem! The Pine Mountain Settlement School offers natural settings of forests, rolling hills and truly, a place of serenity and peace. A perfect place to get away and marry the love of your life.

Meanwhile, Robby patiently awaits…. ready to see his bride for the first time.

Every adventure requires a first step…

~the cheshire cat

It was always you…

Allison takes her slow walk to meet Robbie for the first time…

You are…

my once upon a time.

The best feeling is when you look at him…

and he’s already staring.

A soft kiss between souls.

~ n.r. hart


I have faith in what I see,

Now I know I have met an angel in person...

~ Ed Sheeran

Dancin’ where the stars go blue
Dancin’ where the evening fell
Dancin’ in your wooden shoes
In a wedding gown

~ Tim McGraw


VENUE & CATERING  |   Pine Mountain Settlement School, Bledsoe, KY

RECEPTION  |  Laurel House

FLORALS  |  Doris Banks

CAKE  |  Icing on the Cake, Becky Pigman

WEDDING DRESS  |  Maggie Sottero, Annie’s Room, Kingsport, TN

HEELS  |  Badgley Mischka

TUX  |   Dion’s

BRIDESMAIDS  |  Alfred Angelo


RINGS  |  Neil Lane

HAIR  & MAKEUP  |   Carlie Childers, We Captivate You, Captivate Salon, Whitesburg, KY

OFFICIANT  |  Calvin Bennett

DJ  |   Kenrock, Kenny Combs

VIDEOGRAPHERS  |  BeautifulLifeFilms.com

SOMETHING OLD   |  Lace from mother’s (bride) dress around bouquet

SOMETHIN BORROWED  |  Family heirloom brooch

SOMETHING NEW  |  Wedding Dress


Allison & Robbie:  I’m dancing along with you and your love. So beautiful and true. I’m forever grateful for your kindness, sweetness, confidence and trust in me. Your love and faith shines and I’m so blessed to be a part of your beautiful day. Much blessings today and ALWAYS :)

{ xo }

Thank You

The best kind of people are

the ones who come into your life,

and make you see the sun where you once saw the clouds.

The people that believe in you so much,

you start to believe in you too.

The people who love you, simply for being you.

The once on a lifetime kind of people.

~ curiano.com

This little treasures are beyond perfect. Because you are gold.

My clients, customers, friends and family.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for 8 years + of memories and love.

{ xo }

Chrystal + Lee { Romance in a Tuscany Inspired Estate }

Let all that you do

be done with LOVE.

– 1 Corinthians 16:14

The most beautiful bridal suite thus far. Chrystal prepares for her wedding day in this brightly lit space with rustic floors, old hand carved doors and earthy elements. A beautiful marriage of new and old.

Her veil. Layers of perfection.

Her most beautiful day ever. How heavenly she looked in her beautiful lace and silk tulle gown.

Below is her mother’s pink wedding day dress.

Chrystal alongside her gorgeous sisters and best friend.. getting ready for a first look with her dad.

The softest blush ivory hue..

The gift of light.

Blessed beyond measure.


Meanwhile, a hundred or so feet away, Lee gathers with his closest family to get ready. He is dressed impeccably in a natural hued suit.

Casons’ Cove is a unique, hidden gem located just outside Bowling Green in Alvaton, Kentucky. Owner Gabrielle and her family poured their hearts, sweat, and souls (and not to mentioned hours of elbow grease, resources and time) to make this place a unique, one-stop-shop for detail-oriented brides and grooms. The acres of beautiful rolling hills and fields, forests and coves, make this an ideal wedding venue.

The groom, holding back tears and seeing his bride for the first time…

Her smile screams HAPPINESS.

Love is…

Mr & Mrs Right.

Their love is beautiful.

Chrystal and Lee is married on her Mom and Dad’s anniversary.

Lee sang Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave to his bride and their family and friends.


oh my soul shall sing.


VENUE   |  Gabrielle, Cason’s Cove, Alvaton, KY

CATERING  |  Jimmy Diemer

CAKE  |  Cake BG

BOUQUET & Florals  |  Western Ky University Florist

Chrystal & Lee: How blessed am I to witness your love for each other and your dedication to details?! Everything was beyond perfect and so effortlessly put together. No doubt it took months of planning and days of hands-on coordinating and help… the wedding was truly, a dream. Thank you from the bottom of my heart : )

{ XO  }


She has fire in her soul

and grace in the heart.

DRESSES  |  Shipwreck.com

HAIR & MUA  |  Carlie Childers, Captivate Salon, Whotesburg, KY

For your very own fall session, please call/text/ email  :)

{ xo }

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