Kansas to Kentucky |Historic Bardstown Engagement Session

Flanagan- Watson Engagement Session

Flanagan- Watson Engagement Session

Include your pets in your enagement sessions

Include your pets in your enagement sessions

Bardstown, Whiskey, Bourbon, Historic

Bardstown, Whiskey, Bourbon, Historic

Engagement Rings to make a statement

Engagement Rings to make a statement

 “Our Love Is Here to Stay” Frank Sinatra

“Our Love Is Here to Stay” Frank Sinatra

All I can say is “WOW”, some couple seem to just bubble over with love. David & Michelle are one of those couples. Michelle had contacted me several months ago about shooting an elopement ceremony here in Kentucky. Michelle lives in Kansas and her Fiancée David is in the military and just recently returned from overseas. They had planned to get married in Springfield at a bed breakfast in May, but plans changed. Since Michelle had already paid for her wedding coverage we converted it to an engagement session. They took a little road trip from Kansas to Kentucky stopping along the way. They mailed out wedding invitations along their route for their wedding that would now take place in Kansas. 

We chose Bardstown, Kentucky for the location of their engagement session, specifically downtown, the historic buildings and wonderful shops provided us with some fun unique backdrops for their session. The day was perfect, weather was pleasant not to warm , just enough to let you know spring was on its way. When David & Michelle arrived we spent a few minutes getting to know them a little better. They both noticed the distinct aroma in the air on their drive in; xplaining the smell throughout the air was the smell of the local bourbon distilleries. We all agreed that the smell was awesome. It really did lend a hand to the overall atmosphere of our location choice. 

I knew from their personalities that I wanted a casual, relaxed feel to the session so figured that the best way to achieve that was to explain to them that for the most part we wanted them to forget we were there, to relax and be themselves. We provide tips and suggestions along the way but for the most part we want our couple to relax and be themselves. We spent the afternoon on a walking tour, stopping along the way capturing fun and unique photos.  One of our favorites shots from their engagement session was a window reflection in front of a small shop downtown. The reflection, we later found out was a poster of the late Frank Sinatra’s mug shot. I wasn’t aware of that at the time; I just loved the look of the reflection. It wasn’t until a week later that I discovered through a Facebook post that it was his mugshot, followed by a piece on CBS news on Sunday morning with a segment celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra. Funny how things happen, but couldn’t have been a more appropriate reflection…with all the love songs he has sang I felt this one was the most appropriate “It Had to Be You”.

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Romantic Wedding |Munfordville, Kentucky Wedding

David + Melissa | Munfordville, Ky.

David + Melissa | Munfordville, Ky.

David + Melissa | Munfordville, Ky.

David + Melissa | Munfordville, Ky.

David + Melissa | Munfordville, Ky.

David + Melissa | Munfordville, Ky.

David + Melissa recently wed in a intimate candlelight ceremony in Munfordville, Ky. Held in historic downtown Munfordville added to the romantic wedding . The Ceremony was held inside an old historic building that now houses River Pointe Church. With beautiful wood floors along with an exposed brick walls that created a warm intimate atmosphere for their Friday evening wedding. Surrounded by close family and friends they celebrated the love that had brought them together. When planning a romantic wedding you can’t go wrong with a candlelight ceremony along with an evening wedding, add a old historic downtown setting and it’s pure perfection.

Melissa was blessed to have a good friend and wedding planner to assist in the planning stages as well as keeping things running smoothly the day of the ceremony. Wedding planners are a great way to help take some of the stress out of the planning. They can do everything from securing and locating your vendors such as DJ, Baker for your wedding cake, your photographer just to name a few. They generally have a list of contacts of individuals they have worked with in the past to insure your getting the best for your big day. When it comes to the day of the wedding planner they work closely with you to make sure that things flow smoothly, by helping with rounding up family for those important must have shots, to making sure your other vendors arrive on time and know where they need to be.

I want to thank wedding planner Danette Skaggs for her assistance throughout the wedding day.

To Jerry McBride for being an awesome DJ who kept things moving and created a perfect atmosphere for lots of dancing for all the guests.

Thanks Melissa and David for letting me be a part of your celebration.