West Paducah Sunflower Engagement Session | Trisha + Cody by Emily Margaret

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Trisha and Cody were very trusting of me during their engagement session, meeting me out in a field to traipse around in the tall grass and flowers. Thankfully, these two are a very adventurous couple and enjoy going on new adventures together. As part of their questionnaire, Trisha mentioned that they love to travel-

“One time, we got into the car and just drove around, and each time there were turns in the road, we would flip a coin to see which way to take.”

Cody’s son also joined us for a few photos, between spurts of running around through the sunflowers.

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“My favorite thing about Cody is his passion and dedication to me and his son. He does everything he can to make sure we are both happy… he is the most caring man I have ever met.”

“The way she can make my worst of days become the best of days just by seeing her. I find comfort in her eyes every single day. Her relationship with my son makes my heart melt. I can go on and on but to sum it up my favorite thing about her is HER.”

Emily + Garrison | Murray State Arboretum Engagement Session by Emily Margaret

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Emily and I knew each other way back in our elementary school age days. Somewhere in my photo albums, I have a photo of us at a valentines day party where she's looking quite stylish and I'm wielding a spatula of pink cookie frosting. I'm sure it was a significant moment for the both of us. 

More recently, I spent an afternoon in Murray, Kentucky at the Murray State Arboretum with Emily and her fiance (now husband!) Garrison. These two go so well together, and most of our shoot consisted of Garrison keeping Emily laughing with his witty one-liners and quotes from The Office

Fun fact- they met at a mutual friend's birthday party and after they said "hi", the first thing they said to each other was the infamous Michael Scott quote, "that's what she said" at the same time. Sparks flew and they bonded that night over music & mutual nerdy interests.

Paducah Family At Home | The Curry Family by Emily Margaret

I love photographing families in their homes. The atmosphere is so much more relaxed and you can see more of the relationship dynamics. The Curry family is no exception and I want to be like them when I grow up and have children, with their cute home and backyard chicken coop. 

We hung out one Sunday afternoon this spring and took photos in Walt and Rachel's Paducah, Kentucky home. Their little boy, Will, had recently begun to sit up on his own, so we commemorated the occasion with some portraits playing in his room. Little moments like these mean so much more when you get to celebrate them just as they are. 

Life these days mostly revolves around the little one! When we are home, we like to play and hang out in the house and yard when the weather is nice. We have dogs and chickens, so caring for them also helps fill our days.

A Few Favorites from 2017 by Emily Margaret

Well, hello 2018! I'm totally late to the game with my year in review/new year's posts, but in my mind, that's what the whole month of January is for. It's for hammering out your goals, looking back at the last year, and seeing where you want to go.

And also trying really hard not to eat all the chocolate cookies your sister just made. Or is that just me?

Anyway, 2017 had my personal life kinda all over the place and I shot significantly less work than in years past. But in shooting less, I feel that it helped me put more thought into what I did shoot. So here's some of my favorite images from the year. They're not always the "technical" best, but they're my favorite because of the people, the tones, the emotion, and the moment. I also included the links to each photo set's blog post if you want to see more images from each shoot. I hope you enjoy!

 

Kaylan & David- full session here

Lauren & Jacob- full session here

Ashley & Dennis (aka my best friend's wedding, holla!) - full blog post here

Kaylan- to be blogged soon!

Haley & Tyler- full session here