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Thank you for taking the time to check out my little photography site. I have been a photographer for years, but now I find myself working in a library. It sounds strange, yes, but what I am doing is helping create digital archives. Makes more sense now. Right? On this site I'll share with you images, and stories about the people, places and memories that go along with these images. I hope you enjoy the time you spend here.


The motherhood project

Yes. I know. Mother's Day was yesterday. This isn't necessarily about Mother's day, the day that we honor once a year. No, this has more to do with the idea of motherhood in general.

My dear sweet friend, Ashleigh, is well on her way to becoming a mother for the very first time.Every time she and I get together, she'll tell me about the progress she and her husband, George, are making in expectation of their little person. As Ashleigh would tell me about these preparations, I thought to myself "Wouldn't it be fun to try to document some of these moments?" What I thought would be interesting was not so much documenting the pregnancy, but rather documenting the steps getting ready to be a parent.

So I'm beginning a special, little personal project here, capturing some images along my dear friend's journey towards motherhood. From time to time I'll be adding photos over the next few months, as we await the arrival of baby Pierce (whom I have nicknamed Peanut.)

This first small sampling of images is quite a special one. Although the nursery is still awaiting furniture, the one thing it is fully stocked on is books. Books were always a huge part of Ashleigh's childhood. After all, Ashleigh's mom was a children's librarian. (She recently shared some of her favorite children's books here.)

On the day I took these photos, Ashleigh and Susan were going through and reminiscing with some of their favorites, a few of which are now held together with lots of tape. :-)

It was wonderful to share these special mother/daughter moments with these two ladies. I had a lot of fun being there too. Memories and stories were shared, and there was lots of laughter when funny voices were spoken for the characters. Ashleigh is right. Her mom does do the best voices (Thanks Susan!)


| teresa + richard (part 2) | weddings |

So as promised, here are a few more photos from Teresa and Richard's wedding in Bardstown.

Since Teresa and Richard decided to have a small ceremony, they thought it would be fun to celebrate their nuptials by taking a ride on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train with all of their guests. The dinner train features fully restored dining cars, that make you feel as if you've stepped back in time to the 1940's. The ride is roughly two hours long and includes a wonderful four course meal to enjoy, as you pass through the Kentucky landscape.
From the moment I saw the vintage railroad cars I knew I'd have to sneak the bride and groom away for a few minutes for some photos. Luckily we had some down time in between the ceremony and the train's departure from the depot to go play.

I'm not sure why, but I had to put these images together in a little series. They were so much fun. I couldn't dare break them up.
I'm so glad that Teresa and Richard were willing to come out and have a little fun.

Eventually, it was time to embark on our train excursion, but the fun didn't stop there.

There were still many smiles and laughs for the newlywed couple. We dined on delicious food and enjoyed some beautiful scenery, as the route takes you through the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Trail and Bernhelm Forest.

But one of the best parts was being able to just sit back, relax, visit and share in Teresa and Richard's happiness.

I know I've said this before. I've seen countless couples take that big step toward committing their hearts and their lives toward one another. It's always an honor for me to be there to help record those memories. But, to be there to witness and share your best friend's happiness adds a whole new level of importance....for me at least. Congratulations again Teresa and Richard. Thank you for letting me capture your special day, and thanks for letting me play.

P.S. I did not take this image. Thanks Richard :-)

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