It's not every day that we can say we have known the bride and groom since they were in middle school - but for Faith and Kyle, that's true! Jeremy and I served in student ministry and had the privilege of watching Faith, Kyle and their siblings grow through middle and high school. We also were able to know and serve with their parents, which made so many moments through the day seem even more sweet to us.

During the reception, Faith's dad gave one of the most special toasts - he shared how he cared for his girls (he has 4!), how protective he felt being their dad and how he wanted the very best for them. But he also said that saying "yes" to Kyle marrying Faith was easy - that Kyle was a loving, kind, godly man who he KNEW would do the very best for Faith. What a testimony to Kyle's character! Kyle's brothers said the exact same thing about him - he is a man of quiet, steadfast faith who loves and serves the people around him. (Check out the sweet moment his older brother Zack walked up the aisle after Kyle!)

And Faith is the perfect match for Kyle! If you watch the two of them, you see how her strong confidence, her ability to draw people around her and her wisdom compliments and enhances Kyle's personality - an vice versa. It was absolutely a joy to watch them spend the day with each other, their families and their best friends. Kyle and Faith, we are so happy that we know you and excited for you to spend the rest of your lives serving and loving Jesus as well as each other!


Venue: Lakeside Reflections

Dress: Laurel Wreath Bridal

Hair: Ashly Lowe

Caterer: Lakeside Reflections

Cake: Frosting & Flour Bakery

DJ: Gary Reisinger, Lakeside Reflections

You know it’s going to be a wonderful day when you walk into the bride’s home, everyone is calmly putting on makeup, the bride is HAPPY, and it’s sunny outside when you expected rain! And that exactly how Friday started out - the rain that was in the forecast was nonexistent, everyone had smiles on their faces, Dad was making jokes and Memaw was happily wandering from room to room, keeping an eye on everyone. Exactly the way you would want to start a wedding day.

And even the normal stresses couldn’t diminish the joy that swept over Kelsey’s face when she walked down the aisle and saw her groom for the first time that day. You can just see the peace that seemed to wash over her when their eyes met. Someone asked me what my favorite moment of my own wedding day was. After thinking about it, the moment of seeing Jeremy at the end of the aisle was simply the happiest thing I can remember from the entire day. Knowing that you will walk away from that altar with your best friend, now committed for life, for better for worse, in sickness and health…it’s wonderful.

From getting ready, to the beautiful floral details prepared with love by Julia, Matt’s sister and the bridesmaids, to the tiny details (like the charm from Kelsey’s parent’s wedding on her bouquet), Matt and Kelsey’s wedding was full of family love. One of my favorite images from the day is the moment that Kelsey’s dad hands her off to Matt and they both look at her with adoration in their eyes…I found myself getting misty-eyed at the sweetness of the moment.

Matt and Kelsey, thank you so much for inviting Jeremy and I into your wedding day - we felt right at home in YOUR homes, welcomed by your families and are so thrilled for you all! Enjoy your honeymoon this week!

Dress: Regiss Bridal

Hair: Sierra Phillips, The Fenley Studio

Floral: Julia O'Connor

Ceremony Venue: St. Aloysious Church

Reception Venue: The Refinery

Caterer: Heitzman Traditional Bakery

Cake/Cupcakes: Heitzman Traditional Bakery

DJ: Sound Specialist Entertainment

If you know me, you know that I love Fall. I love cozy sweaters, I love fires, I love candy corn (yes, I know it’s waxy...but it still has the flavor of nostalgia!) and I love chilly air. So summer is sort of the season I “get through” to make it to Fall.

But the one thing I love about summer is the gorgeous light!!! The summer sun has the prettiest, “glowiest” light you can ask for. Vicky and Jordan were brave enough to endure the crazy July heat with me to find that fabulous summer light.

We walked A LOT, but the Falls of the Ohio has so many interesting and creative locations to shoot - and with Vicky’s gorgeous dress, the breeze off the Ohio River and that summer light, we got some amazing portraits.

I hadn’t seen Vicky and Jordan since we met last year (which we all know is like 15 years in COVID time) - it was so nice to see them in person again! They are thoughtful planners (which I LOVE), hard workers and and just fun! We are so excited for their October wedding (HELLO FALL WEATHER!) at the new Waterfront Botanical Gardens - happy planning, Vicky and Jordan! We can’t wait to be there!

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