"Because Life is Beautiful"

Abby and Taylor - Engagement

What a sweet couple! This was done back in September. (Yeh I totally forget to blog sessions sometimes, oops) I love doing engagement sessions in the fall and taking advantage of the gorgeous colors. This couple was just adorable and so much fun to photograph. Can't wait to do their wedding this spring!

Bentley - 10 days old

Little Mr. B slept like a dream. The few times he wanted a bit to eat, he just went right back to sleep. And look at all that hair! Isn't he just adorable! Some of my babies have liked being wrapped, a few have hated it. Mr. B was one who loved it (just don't make him hold his hands down lol)
He was so much fun to photograoh! (And look at those little cheeks!)

Emily - Senior session

I love photographing high school seniors.  For Emily's session, everything went so wonderfully well. I was expecting the weather to be a little bit chilly since it was the coldest say of the season so far, but it started out with the most gorgeous lighting and sunset. Even as it started to get chilly, she was still an amazing trooper and we kept right on until we ran out of light (and until the park rangers made us leave at closing) 
Emily has such a great personality. A bit quiet at first but, one of the sweetest people I've had the opportunity to work with. She definitely made my job easy!


Juliana - 7 days old

Miss Juliana loved being cuddled and would wake up whenever I tried to put her down to take her picture. She did great though and was nice and quiet and fully of cuteness! Definitely got more awake shots than I normally do with newborns, she had to see what was going on! 

Jami & Chad - Wedding

This was one of the most fun and easiest weddings I have ever photographed. Everyone was just the kindest people you could ask to work with, the setting was gorgeous, the wedding party all looked amazing and the bride was simply beautiful. What more could you ask for!

Josh & Brittany - Family

I love doing sessions at this time of day, when the light is just right and peeking through the trees. A nice golden sunset and clear skies.
Family sessions are always special because you get to capture the interaction and love between everyone, and provide them with those memories that will last a lifetime. Kids grow so fast and it's great to be able to look back at family photos and remember that they were once that small.

Courtney & John - Prom

Prom is always a memorable time in every teenager's life. The date, the dress, the makeup, the hair, the ride, the dance. With the business of the day, sometimes it's hard to remember everything later on, but with photos of the special night, you can always look back, and even show your own kids later on down the road, the memories of that special night

Cole 10 days old

I had the pleasure of photographing this little one's gender reveal so I have been excited for months waiting for him to be born. The hunting theme with the gender reveal was a first for me so of course he was my first hunting theme newborn as well!

(Safety disclaimer: gun was unloaded and mom and dad were on each side.)

In this one, he is wearing dad's little baby ring. Definitely had to include that to make this a special shot

This was a very special picture in honor of Cole's uncle. You can follow Team Jarret's Facebook page here: Team Jarret

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Aubree 9 months -

I've been photographing this little one since she was curled up in mommy's tummy. I love watching her grow and getting the opportunity to photograph her every 3 months. She was full of smiles and giggles this time and is definitely on the go now! I loved her session though and we got some wonderful photos!



 Showing off those baby blues!

Look at that smile!! Just lights up a whole room!

Photographing your special moments and watching adorable little ones like this grow up is why I love my job. Contact me at and check out my website at to book your shoot today!

Miss Abby and Mr Blake

These two were simply adorable! I was so excited that spring had finally arrived. I went to this location the week before and trees were starting to bloom out and it was so pretty. Then mother nature delivered us one last snow and two nights of freezing weather. When I went back with locations in mind, everything had died and was brown from the frost. Was a bit disappointed, but hey, you make the best of any situation and we found one little bush that still had flowers! Yay!

Can you say adorable! 

After a few, Mr Blake was finished with pictures for the day though, so we decided to reschedule for the following weekend in the evening and boy I am glad we did. Everything had started to bloom back out and right away, I spotted a dogwood  that I knew would be a gorgeous backdrop! Both kiddos brought their A game and were ready for smiling! Not to mention, the lighting was do die for!! I absolutely love a good sunset!

Oh my goodness I love his smile! 

This is definitely one of my favorites from the session.

So happy spring has fiannnnnly arrived after it looked as if winter would never go away!! 

It is the perfect time for family photos before it gets too hot and the flowers are all looking pretty, feel free to contact me to book today!

Spring Minis

Spring! I love this time of year, flowers blooming, rain on the roof, the smell of fresh blossoms everywhere, sunshine and gorgeous weather (most of the time at least)

Spring also means mini session time! Just started the spring minis with a couple of adorable set ups!!
Come follow my Facebook page for info on spring mini sessions!

Here's just a few examples of the two different setups I'm using this year!

Dykes Family Session - Bardstown Photographer

This winter seems like it won't ever go away! It has snowed just about every week since Christmas, kids have missed several days of school and it has just been bitter cold almost everyday. With the never ending winter, you could imaging my excitement when we finally had a day warm enough to go outside and this wonderful gorgeous family asked if I could do some family photos outside! Um, yes! We won't mentioned that it snowed again 3 days later, but on this day, it was beautiful!

I totally love it when families suggest "fun" pictures! Not every photo has to be posed and perfect. It is so enjoyable when my clients just relax and have fun in their photos. And I get genuine smiles as well!

This one was their idea and I so love how it came out! 

Yay for spring and I can't wait to get out and do more sessions outdoors!

Savannah / Family Christmas session

Ok so I really stink at this blogging thing but I vow to post more often now lol. So this session was from November and December (see I told you I was really bad )

I love this time of year. Crisp fall weather, the smell of fallen leaves, nice breeze in the air. Would love for it to be fall year round.
This little girl was a total doll. We also did the session with her older cousin along with her boyfriend for some cute little family shots as well as some great couple ones as well.
We wanted to be able to catch the last little bit of fall weather and leaves to get some wonderful photos at Bernheim Forest and then a few days later to the studio for some Christmas ones since I had not decorated yet!

She was such a good baby, never fussed being outside at all and totally loved playing in the leaves. Wonderful easy baby to work with! 

Aren't these two so cute together!! They didn't mind me making them lay in the leaves to get this shot. Thanks for being such good sports!!

Don't you just love those blue eyes!! To die for!

 Again with those sparkling eyes. I'm totally jealous.

This day she was a bit more tired than the outdoor session and by this time, she was done, but didn't it make for a cute last shot!! 

Kendall ~ 4 months ~ Aug 2013

This session was dear to me as this couple had tried for several years to have a little one with no luck. Then along came adorable Miss Kendall and boy was she worth the wait! She is a total doll with a  gorgeous head full of hair!
Little Kendall was wide awake during her session (at first) For a 4 month old, she sure was active, and very determined! She did not like trying to sit up, she didn't want mommy to stand her on her feet and hold her up and she she got pretty frustrated when we put her on her tummy and she wasn't able to go! She had the most adorable smile though which she showed me several times.
Was so sweet to see her and her daddy interact and she would stare and smile at him.
Towards the end I think we wore her out a bit as she settled into a peaceful sleep long enough for me to get a few sleeping shots.
I so wish we would have been able to get a few more outdoor shots that day but I was thankful to get the couple that we did because it was starting to sprinkle when we took those and soon started to pour (yep, like the last session!)
I can't wait to watch this little princess grow up and look forward to photographing her again!

B & J ~ Family ~ April 2013

A family with a 3 year old and a 7 month old is not always the easiest to shoot family photos with but these two were a breeze and fun too! We headed to one of my favorite locations to shoot and what a gorgeous spring day it was! Things had just finally started to bloom around here (no thanks to the late cold weather we were getting over) so everything was just beautiful!

Look at these little cheeks would you! Just adorable!!

I so love watching the interactions between siblings. You can practically see a little conversation going on here!

I look forward to more shoots with this family as they grow up into beautiful children!