Destination Wedding Photographers | Whitney & Jesse in Lexington, KY

September 17, 2015

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Lots of laughter, unparalleled joy, rainbows, and dancing the night away in the rain. That pretty much sums up the epic-ness of Whitney and Jesse’s wedding day in Lexington, KY!

I first met Whitney years ago (ok, first I typed out”several” then realized it’s been over TEN years!) at Aldersgate, a church camp in eastern KY where she was my counselor one year, then we were on staff together. I heard her many times speak of her dreams of her future husband, and know that he was a person she prayed for often. To see her with Jesse, and see the way they complement each other and go so well together, is so beautiful! These two have such a heart for the Lord and each other, and it was amazing to be there to celebrate with all their friends and family as they vowed forever.

Their wedding day was so perfectly THEM. Whitney got ready at her parents house, and they were married at her home church in Lexington, Southern Hills. The ceremony was at Champion Trace Golf Club, which was stunning, and although it may sound silly to say, just felt so much like Lexington–like home. A rainbow appeared during dinner, and towards the end of the evening, rain started falling on the dance floor–but it couldn’t stop the party! Everyone stayed and danced in the rain as long as possible, before sending Whitney and Jesse off on their way!

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Congratulations, Whitney and Jesse! We are so happy for you both, and so glad we got to be there to celebrate with you! Thanks for making us feel so welcome, and for giving us the opportunity to create for you and document your wedding day! We can’t wait to see where all your adventures take you 🙂

Big thanks to all the vendors who helped make the day awesome, especially Video: Equilateral Productions | DJ: Soundwave Mobile DJ | Florist: Nature’s Splendor | Stationery: Laura Bearden | Hair: Jennifer Anderson | Cake: Lou Ann Bowling

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! If you’d like to register to be notified when Whitney & Jesse’s wedding gallery is ready to view, register here!

Have a wonderful week, and happy adventuring!


  1. mary franke says:


  2. Jennifer Bramel says:

    Wonderful wonderful pictures! What a lovely happy couple!!!

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At home in nature. Ever-focused on exploring the light and joy in the in-between; found in the grounding moments that are a touch point of "you are here" in this journey of life. 

16 years of documenting weddings has taught me that a wedding day is so much more than just what it looks like. It's what it feels like. It's having the people who mean so much to you in one place. The intermingling of a life well lived, and the celebration of the next phase of your journey. It's my goal to create an impeccable experience for you, so that together we can create the stunning, heart-felt images that will support your memories for a life time to come.

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