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.
This wedding was long awaited! Rick and Jana have been together for seven years! We met them at church and when Gracen was young, Jana babysat for us and several of our friends. We kept waiting and waiting for Rick to propose and last summer he surprised her with the big question and a beautiful ring!
Soon after they began planning their May wedding, Jana’s dad was diagnosed with stage four cancer. They were told he wouldn’t make it to the wedding, but he wanted to see Jana in her dress. The bridal shop allowed her to put her dress and do a first look with him. She sent me pictures of his face when he saw her and it was the sweetest photo. He was so proud of his strong, beautiful girl. They said their goodbyes to him in December so Jana planned several ways to honor him at the wedding. From a photo on her bouquet and his wedding band (made into a necklace) wrapped on her wrist, to his reserved ceremony seat and a father/daughter dance with the special men in her life…he was honored and he was there. The day was mixed with a lot of laughs and some tears, but also a lot of dancing and A LOT of fun!
I’m honored to have been there to photograph it all. A big thanks to Dianne for being my awesome sidekick and second shooter. Rick and Jana–we love you and we are so happy for you!