hello! I'm Makenzie!
I'm a wedding photographer and stationery 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.
They met as kindergartners and then reunited in high school. Clayton & Destinee began dating in their teens, not knowing where their relationship would go. But it stayed strong. Clayton joined the Army and was away for a while and when he returned, he proposed to Destinee! They tied the knot this past Sunday on their four year anniversary!
Their big day was held at The Event Barn at Talon Falls. It was a bright and sunny day and the ceremony was set up outside the barn. Right as we were heading out for the First Look, the sky turned dark and it began to thunder. It came out of the blue! They had such a sweet and tender first look and then we moved into their portraits. Not long after we started, it began to sprinkle. We darted into the barn where everyone was discussing the storm that was on the way. Everyone ran out to move the ceremony chairs and details inside and we began making a rain plan. But then…the sun came right back out and it never rained a drop! We went about the day as planned and their beautiful ceremony was still outdoors facing the pond on the property!
Something fun and a little different about this wedding day was it ended with fireworks! I’ve never shot a bride and groom with fireworks before so I was pretty excited! They set them off across the water and it was beautiful! The perfect way to end their night! Enjoy some of my favorites from Clayton & Destinee’s beautiful day!
Clayton’s ring was so cool! It was made out of a special wood that’s only found in Hawaii and I loved how it looked like a barrel!
Love this one!
Her girls painted their own shoes!
Destinee won the jar bets for the cake smash, so she got to get him good!
She literally fell down trying to catch the bouquet! It was pretty intense!
Venue | The Event Barn at Talon Falls
Bridal Gown | Casablanca from Chrislyn’s
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Florals | Story’s Buds & Blooms
Caterer | Wild Mountain Bakery
Cake Artist | Teresa’s Sweet Tooth Confections
Wedding Coordinator | Megan Ottway & Sheri Erwin
Videographer | McKeel Video Productions
DJ | Majestic Sounds DJ
Second Shooter/Assistant | Dianne Rousseau