Abby and Miran // Wedding // Louisville, KY

When I met Abby, we were both dance majors at YPAS - the performing arts magnet of duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY. She came into the program the year after I did and I quickly noticed she was different from a lot of the other girls. She was mature beyond her age and a little weird and sarcastic and quick witted, not to mention a strong and beautiful dancer. All the things I look for in a friend. Even though we didn't stay close over the years after YPAS, I felt a kinship with her from the beginning so to get the call to photograph her wedding was SO exciting. I got to meet Miran for the first time over a Skype session and the three of us could have talked for hours. As you will see below, especially in their first dance photos, they are a perfect match for one another and I couldn't be happier for them.

Vendor credits are listed below the images.

Venue: The Seelbach Hotel // Event Designer & Coordinator: Hollis Starks // Hair and MUA: Joseph's Salon // Bride's Dress Shop: Rebecca's Wedding Boutique // Bride's Dress Designer: Watters // Bridesmaids: Amsale // Groom & Groomsmen: Moss Bros. // Band: Band 24/7 

Jon and Jessi // Wedding // Canary Hotel // Santa Barbara, CA

Jon and Jessi's wedding may not have been exactly what they planned or envisioned... i.e. a small destination wedding in Mexico... BUT it had SO much charm and attention to detail for coming together in a relatively short amount of time! When a hurricane damaged the resort where they originally planned to get married, they had to come up with a plan B and Santa Barbara seemed like a good fit, given that they met at UCSB. They chose the Canary Hotel as their venue and hired Shauna at Alegria by Design to pull together the details as quickly as she could. She knocked it out of the park as did all of the vendors who helped Jon and Jessi forget there ever was plan A.

Tyler and Madalynn // Mini Session // Santa Ynez, CA

Ahh, youth. This mini session brought me back. Way back. Remember being young and in love in the springtime? Newly tanned skin, short shorts, the smell of freshly cut grass in the air. Everything was so simple. Emotions were so intense. These two beautiful people, I'm happy to say, are nothing like I was at 18. They are so level-headed and sure-footed, it's hard to believe they are so young. Soon, they will be faced with a difficult goodbye. The kind of goodbye that puts you on different continents for a year or more with limited communication. They are handling it remarkably well. Our mini session together was intended to freeze this moment in time. To capture the affection, the silliness, the laughter and the details so that when they are missing one another, they can look at these photos and feel it all again.

They certainly melt my heart. Hope to see you when you get engaged, Madalynn and Tyler!