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I'm a wedding photographer and stationary designer in Western Kentucky. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! This is where you can see my latest shoots & weddings, get some advice, or see what it's like behind the scenes! I hope you stay awhile. 

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Weddings

September 7, 2016

Jacob & Lauren

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A Grand Lodge on Fifth Wedding

The first words out of his mouth when he saw her were, “Oh my gosh!” followed by a big smile, tight hug, and a few tears. I love a good First Look! That was what their entire day looked like…lots of smiles, laughs, and happy tears. Jacob & Lauren have been together for six years, since they met as freshmen at UK. They dated through college, went to Physical Therapy school together, and just graduated a few weeks ago. The joy they shared with each other and their friends and family on their day was special. They’ve all been waiting on this day for a long time and everything about it was perfect. From the beautiful Grand Lodge and candle filled ceremony, to a fun wedding party and ADORABLE couple, it was an amazing day!

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See what I mean about the hug! What a happy, sweet embrace!

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Ceremony time! Look at all those candles!

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Sara with Flower and Furbish did an amazing job on this room! The Grand Lodge is beautiful as is, but with Sara’s touch, it was just amazing.

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Jacob’s sweet grandpa gave a toast at the reception too!

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Jacob and his mom surprised everyone with a choreographed dance they made up themselves!

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Click here to see Jacob & Lauren’s Lowertown engagement session.

Venue | The Grand Lodge on Fifth

Bridal Gown | Fabulous Frocks

Bridesmaid Dresses |

Groom & Groomsmen Suits | Michael Kors, Mr. Penguin’s Tuxedo Den

Florals | Flower and Furbish

Wedding Stationary | King’s Publishing

Cake Artist | Karen Mathis

Catering | The Grand Lodge on Fifth

DJ | Songbird Entertainment

Second Shooter | Robyn Pizzo

  1. Lee Ann

    September 7th, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    These photos are amazing! You captured all the beauty, blessings and joy of this wonderful day. Excellent job Makenzie and Robyn.

  2. Jane Hughes

    September 12th, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Beautiful wedding & you did a great job photographing it. I can’ t wait to see the rest of photos. & how to order them.

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