"Because Life is Beautiful"

Boggs Wedding 5-14-2016

I love photographing weddings, seeing couples so much in love, making memories of their big day for them. This was such a gorgeous setting for a wedding and the weather was perfect. A little windy at the start but the sun came out for their beautiful ceremony. I had the privilege of getting to meet this couple for their engagement photos and were are such a sweet amazing couple to work with. Glad I got to be a part of their big day!

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!


Courtney - Maternity

This momma was positively glowing during her session. We had such gorgeous lighting that evening and it was so much fun to photograph and edit this session. I had a hard time picking which images to share so I probably shared a few more than usual but oh well, she looks awesome and I can't wait to photograph her little bundle of joy! 


Jesse & Kayla - Engagement

Engagement sessions are always a blast to photograph. You get to hang out with a couple who are in love and looking forward to planning the rest of their lives. Seeing them interact and capturing those moments are a great experience. This couple was definitely no exception as they were gorgeous, fun and a pleasure to work with!

This was the spot he proposed at so of course, we had to get a shot here!

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

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!

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!

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!

Miss Jazmin - 8 days new - Bardstown Newborn Photographer

I know I've mentioned it before, but I LOVE photographing newborns. It is such a short time in a baby's life where they have that fresh newborn appearance and I love to capture that. The little lips and baby toes and fingers. The soft texture of their skin and their little curled up positions. I love freezing that moment and making it last forever in photographs.

This little one did not want to sleep for me, at all! She was almost there but very wiggly, but with a lot of patience, I finally won out and we were able to get a few shots in before she woke up between them!

*I always like to note that this is a composite. Hands were on baby at all times. Do not try this pose unless you've been specifically trained on how to do it safely*

Newborns are best done in the first 10 days after they're born so if you are expecting, go ahead and call to schedule your newborn (and or maternity session) We will set a tentative date around your due date and adjust when needed after your baby is born! 

Aubree - 6 months - Bardstown Photographer

I absolutely love to photograph newborns. They are totally my favorite subjects, but coming in a close second is 6 month olds! This is such a fun age as they are learning so many new things all at once and are so alert, smiling and giggling. Little Miss Aubree was no exception! She gave me plenty of smiles and even some goofy faces that totally made me laugh. Easy baby to photograph each time I've done her photos as newborn and 3 months old! I love watching my clients grow!

LOL Just look at that face! Mom calls this one on the right her "mean face" but I just call it simply adorable!

  Haha, there's that face again! I love it!

 One of my most favorite baby poses EVER! Another reason why I love this age, this pose right here! :)

Some mommy and mamaw lovin! I love shots like these! 

We get so busy in our daily lives and we may snap a photo or two on our phone of our kids, but how many times to we actually get a professional to take photos of us with our kids. I can be honest and say for me, very rarely, in fact it's been over a year and a half since I did and that was only at my wedding! If it isn't on your to do list soon to do family photos, put it at the top. We never know what tomorrow may bring so don't put it off. If you can't afford professional ones right now, save up to get them but in the meantime, jump in some pictures with your kids and family, have a stranger take it or do some selfies with them, whatever you need to do, just jump in them! One of the pictures I treasure most is a photo of me and my mom I snapped on mothers day real quick with my phone a few years ago when I saw everyone changing their profile photos on Facebook to photos with their mom and realized I didn't have any recent ones at all. I am so thankful for that photo as that was my last mothers day with her. She passed away that December. I so wish we had professional family ones done. We had them planned for the following summer, but we didn't get that chance. 
So don't put it off because you think you don't look good enough or may not have your hair or makeup on, or want to lose a couple of pounds or whatever your reason, just do it, your kids will think you're beautiful no matter what! 

Aubree - Newborn - 6 days old

I love photographing newborns, love love love it! It does take a LOT of patience to take your time and have everything just right but this little princess made my job sooooo easy! She went right to sleep after she was fed as soon as she arrived and slept for me the entire time, only waking up right at the end when she was ready to eat again. Such an adorable little bundle. I was lucky enough to do mom's maternity pictures a couple of months ago and can't wait to watch her grow! It was nice getting my girly props out since my last two newborns were boys!

Maelyn ~ Aug 2013

This was an impromtu session while the family was in from out of state. I was so glad to get the chane to do this quick session for her. We were lucky to be able to grab a few outdoor shots before it started to rain and then really started to pour (begining to see a pattern in my sessions?) But we wanted to get a few more outdoor shots so they came back a couple days later to finish up the session and luckily that day was totally gorgeous and worth the wait!! She was a little model and I was able to just snap, snap, snap like a breeze!

Oh to be carefree like a child again and be able to just spin around and enjoy the world as it is. Was fun to just watch her be herself and photograph her just being a kid.
She was definitely a pleasure to photograph and hope to get the chance again soon!

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!

S & J ~ Expecting ~ July 2013

I knew on this one we really wanted some outdoor shots but I saw the clouds in the sky before they arrived and was a bit worried. As soon as they got out of the truck, it started to sprinkle and as soon as we walked inside the studio, it started to pour! I was hiding my disappointment and hoping it would stop.
We went ahead and got the indoor shots out of the way and I was so glad that as soon as we finished I looked out and it had cleared up! (Jumping up and down inside!)
A muggy July day wasn't the idea conditions for an 8 month pregnant lady but she was a trooper!
Was so sweet watching them together, seeing the way he looked at her and touched her belly.
They are definitely going to be some proud parents (tomorrow actually, she is getting induced and I can't wait to do her newborn session next week!)

As I was starting to wrap up and do the last of the pictures by the fence, it started so sprinkle again but they were still so awesome and went right along with a few pictures in the rain!
(Not to mention the rain actually felt really good in the heat!)
After all the mugginess and rain, we ended up with a really rocking maternity session!

This one is actually one of my favorites from this year!

I can't take credit for this idea, mom requested it from Pinterest and I thought it was too cute!

Such an incredibly sweet couple whom I look forward to photographing their family for years to come!

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!