University of Louisville Wedding

This delightful wedding was on the campus of University of Louisville. Wow what a wonderful couple who was #inlove to the maximum. @Hannah Hudson and @Daniel Karell were some of the kindest people that I have ever met. Word of advice for those out there #gettingmarried make sure you are as in love as this couple!

Then they had a happily ever after…. #imengaged #photography #weddingphotography #wedding #imgettingmarried #immarried #imsohappy


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Topics…What do you want?

I have been doing a wedding blog for over 3 years and love doing it! On occasion I ask myself…What does the public want to hear about? So here is your time to speak up. Tell me what you would like to hear about. Tell me if you want to hear about funny things I see at weddings or emotional  parents. Would you rather see real weddings or new photo ideas that I have done in model shoots. Do you like tips or tricks?


Do you want to see more cake smashing or elegant cake eating couples? I love some of the topics I have shared more than others and so have you.


Some of the favorites have been real weddings. These weddings not only show the photographs I take but also give couples ideas.  So let me know and I will try and do a blog on a wedding topic you want to see.

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Wedding Day Planning

What do you do on your wedding day? What things are going through your mind as the bride or groom? Here is a cute article from of what may go through your mind on your wedding day:

Thoughts every bride has on her wedding day

Don’t worry you have the best team on your side… parents, friends, siblings and possibly a wedding coordinator and a good photographer.


What it all comes down to is you say “I Do” or “I Will” or “I can” or something! LOL

#LOL #weddingday #imgettingmarried #imengaged #engaged #icantbelieveit #iminlove #gettingmarried


Wedding Food and What To Choose

Food, I love it! But what does food mean to us, to our family and friends. What does it say to you as a couple?

A favorite quote of mine is:

“One Cannot think well, love well, sleep well, If one has not dined well” Virginia Woolf


I personally am not picky and don’t have allergies or a food intolerance but, I know many are concerned with that in their family so remember the basics…Beef, chicken, fish foods can be a start of how you select your menu. Start with these basics and venture out to the side dishes with your caterer. Many food allergies are based around peanut products, gluten, dairy or shell fish. So you may be able to stay away from some of these products. Most people know what they need to stay away from and will do so accordingly, however it is always good to have your caterer have a list of possible allergy related ingredients at the serving table.

IDEA: I have personally seen a bread stand with various sauces or dips available for guests. These give your guests various choices to select for their appetizers. Also if there is a vegan they might like this as an option.

If you are not concerned about those issues of allergies, and vegetarians then simply select something that your fiancee and you truly enjoy. Barbecue, seafood or even a potato bar can thrill both of you and guests alike.

Food is joy and fellowship so don’t fret around the table. Enjoy!

“Food is our common ground, A universal experience” James Beard


Hair…What to think about on your wedding day?

Updo, braided, natural, curly, straight. All of these hair ideas I have seen and I am amazed how wonderfully creative hairstylists can get. #hairstyles #weddinghairstyles #weddinghair

All the photos you see are photos I have taken. I wish I could show you all of them…


Here are some ideas I pulled together from different websites. Enjoy! interviewed acclaimed hairstylist Anthony Sorensen about what to do about wedding hair,

“Consider time of year you’re getting married when choosing whether or not to put it up,” Sorensen says. “For humid summer months, it’s probably a good idea to go with an up do. It will stay and you won’t have to worry about it. For dry fall and winter months, it’s better to leave it down.”

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The Knot. com suggests:

“Make a Match

A bride’s hair should complement her gown, not compete with it. The formality of your outfit is key and should dictate the direction you go with your hair. For a chic, modern ensemble like a pant suit or a simply cut dress, either slick back hair or wear it in a sleek blow-out. For country wedding-type looks — peasant dresses, high-waisted frocks, or any other period-influenced cut — either wear your hair in loose curls– maybe sprinkled with small flowers take well to curly hair — or tied it back. Big ball gown style dresses look best with dramatic updos.”

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Another thought that you might want to take into consideration is whether you will be having an outdoor wedding. Is there a chance it will be windy? Do you want your hair to get in your face or mess with your lipstick?

Do you want your hair to cover up flaws like scars? Does the hairdo accent your face? Also is your hair going to hold for the full day? These are all questions you need to ask yourself.

Whatever hairstyle you decide on, I am sure people will absolutely love!

What is Happiness to YOU??

Today’s blog is a question, a loaded question and I would like you to stop and think about your answer before you give it to me….

What is happiness to YOU?

You can write a lot or a little. You can write a list or sentences. But list the top 3 things that make you happy. Mine are below…

God is a number 1. God gave me all the things below plus more. He’s in the light, in the darkness, in my family, in my photos and in me.

Second on my list is my family! My husband Lellan Barlow, Jr. and daughters Alex and Anna Jean. But I have my parents, my in-laws, my sisters and their families etc… that make me happy too.

Third on the happiness list, is my photographic ability. This allows me to see God, to see light and darkness, to be a witness to life. This love educates me, gives me windows into others lives and most of all allows me to make people happy.

#imengaged #imsoinlove #Iminlove #engaged #imgettingmarried #planningawedding #happiness #fun #sohappy #happy #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #wedding



Allie and Ace – An Amazing Wedding

Allie and Ace were married @thecastlepost in Versailles, Ky. It was a beautiful fall day. This day was full of laughter, jokes and true fun. Nerves were held to a minimum because love and excitement was front and center. Allie knew her father was around, thanks to a special butterfly that kept flying around the area. She knew she had everything going for her because she was getting married to her love…. Ace.

Ace had fun with his groomsmen and looked spectacular in his uniform. #wedding #weddingphotos #imgettingmarried #imengaged He was a bit nervous, however, he knew marrying his love, Allie, was the right decision.

Then Ace saw his Allie walking down the aisle and was stunned.

Ace and Allie, after their ceremony, had lots of fun. Posing for photos, talking to one another, dancing, cutting cake etc.. What a glorious night. #engaged #married #dreamwedding #greattime

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