Falls of the Ohio Engagement Photoshoot

It had been a minute since we’d been to the falls of the Ohio, so I was glad Kenna wanted to do their engagement pics there! We started the session at their fave local bar, Sergio’s. If you follow this blog much, you’ve probably heard me say before that we like to include a place that’s important or sentimental to the couple in their photos. Not only do the photos become more valuable and personal, but you’re more likely to relax and feel comfy at a place that’s familiar to you!

Enjoy all the photos . . . we really had a good time with Kenna & Patrick on these. And they did too, here’s a review Kenna left us! Thanks guys. ♥

Kendra was prompt and thorough with communication from day one. She made the process of booking and scheduling an engagement session simple, which I greatly appreciate, and when it came to taking the photos, Trent and Kendra made the experience comfortable and fun! On top of that, the photos turned out beautifully, and we will treasure them.

Peterson Dumesnil House Wedding

We were so grateful to document James and Shara’s wedding day. It was a day filled with their friends and family, good food, ice cream (!!!) and the most adorable, unique details. Everything was tied together to make the day personal to Shara and James and their relationship. I think that was one of my favorite parts. Though as a photographer I do love any pretty details, I thought it was so cool that Shara put so much thought into theirs as well as making them pretty! She made paper flowers out of their favorite books (yay for Harry Potter, am I right?) for her bouquet, had quotes from their favorite books as center pieces and had a custom cake-piece of her and James riding a tandem bike . . . something I know was special for them to do together! And then they had a quartet playing all the best soundtracks. The “Anne of Green Gables” theme song made me tear up since that was on our wedding playlist and played at my Mom’s wedding when she married my Dad. <3 I know details can seem like just expensive frills and buttons, but there’s a way to be thoughtful and even save money (hurray for DIY). I love that about their day and so much more, but here’s the photos to prove it!

shout out to the amazing vendors!

Venue: Peterson Dumesnil House

Coordinator/wedding planner: Riley Robinson of Riley & Co

Makeup: Brigette Lewis

Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters at Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique

Tux/Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Vista Print

Hair: DryBar

Caterer: Clementine Catering 

Florist: Fifty Flowers

DJ: All Star Entertainment

Cake: Anna Knight

Videographer: Trent & Kendra Photography

Officiant: Carson Troutman

Ice Cream: Comfy Cow

Forest & Canyon Engagement Session at Starved Rock State Park


You guys, I'm living for this engagement session! Trent and I got to travel outside of the Louisville area for this session and it was really nice & inspiring creative-wise to have a change of scenery. It was our first time to Starved Rock State Park and it didn’t disappoint. There were loads of waterfalls and canyons in the short hike that we took. It was slightly busy & touristy, but it was the first pretty day in two weeks without rain. Starved Rock really is the perfect spot for photos!

Cristina and Dan have known each other for awhile now (Cristina said she didn’t give Dan the time of day when they first met, but obviously that changed :)) and are actually getting married next year at Starved Rock! The hike gave us some time to get to know each other and scout for when we take their wedding portraits. They both are laid-back and wanted the more natural shots. I think one thing I’m learning with photography is that the laid-back natural stuff is more and more what we want to do, and so I should approach sessions more laid back. Obviously if a couple wants more direction we can give them that and we still do direct, but if you want to capture someone in their laid-back and relaxed state, you have to be relaxed yourself. When I’m relaxed is when I feel like we get the photos that are most valuable to the couple anyways. Sometimes it’s hard not to have really high expectations on yourself when you show up for a shoot, especially a wedding, but it’s so much better to set those expectations aside, show up fully present and be real yourself.

These are things I’m learning so thanks for reading this if ya did . . . but either way enjoy the pics!! Dan and Cristina are the best.