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”.

If your recently engaged lets start planning your engagement session.

Congratulations on your Marriage

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Congratulations on your marriage.

What a perfect way to end this years wedding season, with a wedding on the last consecutive date that will happen for years to come. I met Rick and Laura a few short months ago. Laura is not new to the wedding industry she used to DJ weddings, but she’s also a talented artist. She hand painted her wedding signs and they were absolutely stunning. Everything from the church to the reception, to the entry way to the church was so warm and inviting, something about all those Christmas lights every where that just makes me smile. To me weddings during the holiday season are always so elegant, and lets face it Christmas lights make for some really awesome decorations as well as look great in your photos. Enough about the decorations, let me tell you more about Rick and Laura.

They met through Match.com, and let me say they got this match as perfect as it can be. Rick is battling cancer, and Laura refers to him as her superman. They have so much love for one another and it shows. Ricks wedding band even has a superman insignia on it, how sweet is that. They are definitely stronger together, in fact, just a few weeks ago around Thanksgiving they had a scare that no couple wants to go through, but especially right before they were getting married. Thankfully everything came out the way God meant it to be.

I truly wish these two years of happiness and love. Congratulations on your marriage Rick & Laura

to see more from their ceremony just click on the link below and visit their galley.

Rick & Laura

 

As we enter into 2015 lets all take a moment and give thanks for the ones we love.

 

Melanie

now booking for 2015 weddings visit us online at www.melaniewellsphotography.com