Eden Springs Farmstead Wedding

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Sara and Chase got married on a sunny day on a beautiful farm, Eden Springs, in Shelbyville Kentucky. The day was hot, but hey, what’s new for Kentucky summer weddings? Despite the heat, the day was lovely and we were so glad to be there!

Chase and Sara have been together for 7 years and have a steady, growing love for each other. They’re laid back and it was easy to see how much their friends and family admired them.

I tried blogging even more of the candid moments that unfolded on their day, instead of only taking all the “safe shots”. This meant a little more lingering behind-the-scenes. I like it, though and I hope you can get a feeling of how this lovely day was . . . from the moments after the ceremony to the (sort of scary) sparkler exit. Sara loves the rustic barn look and really wanted to incorporate that into their wedding photos. The barn at Eden Springs was a perfect fit for them!

Well, scroll down to see the rest of their photos! And to see some cows that really had the right idea on that hot day.

photo + video: Trent & Kendra Photography

DJ: Party Zone Productions

Officiant: Bob Mueller

Parklands at Floyds Fork, Fall Engagement Session

Since Sara and Chase’s wedding is tomorrow and I have a few minutes to spare, I thought I’d go ahead and share the photos from their engagement session last fall! Sometimes before a wedding I have to pause and remind myself what an incredible gift being a photographer is. In the midst of the busyness of prepping for a wedding or photographing it, it’s easy to lose sight of that. Photographers get to be apart of a couple’s very special day and get to celebrate their love along with their friends and family. Seeing family and friends come together to make a wedding day wonderful for a couple is one of my favorite parts.

Anyways, enough ranting, here’s the photos! And cheers to you, Sara and Chase . . . we can’t wait for your wedding! :)

Spring in Greenville, South Carolina + Mental Health thoughts

I think that for a lot of us, mental health wasn’t discussed growing up and if it was discussed, it was talked about only as a problem, in an extreme “that-could-never-happen-to-me” sort of way. However, I’m learning it’s really important to not only discuss your mental well-being, but to work on ways to improve it and learn more about it. The first step is to discuss it, so if you’re there, kudos to you!

Art is a really important way for me to express myself and if I’m not involved in something artistic, I find my mental state suffers. That’s why I’m so glad my friend Hannah was down for me to take some photos of her beautiful self and let me try out some (kind of weird tbh) poses.

Other things that help when I consistently do them: yoga, journaling & reading, meditating, having coffee dates with friends and being out in nature.

Let me know what things help improve your mental state in the comments below. The weird ones are more to the bottom. Enjoy =)

— Kendra