You might remember Scott and Brittney from their engagement photos I did of them in the late Summer.  Seems like yesterday! On December 29, 2017, Scott and Brittney would have their dream day that I was honored to document. Brittney is from the Owensboro, Kentucky area and her family lives there. Scott’s family traveled in, so it made sense to have a lovely Owensboro Kentucky wedding near Brittney’s family. Owensboro is also home of their first date!

getting ready

bridal prep

bridal hair and makeup

wedding prep

The couple had room blocks at the Lovely Hampton Inn riverfront hotel, where I would document the pre wedding prep / getting ready. Dress by The Spoiled Lady.

wedding dress

bridal makeup

Brittney asked me to remind her to get the bottom of her socks with a special title on them. So I was glad to get it this way as she was making a phone call and standing with one foot propped up, as it’s natural and unposed. She knows orchestrated shots are not my thing, LOL.  This was win win.

bridal prep

I go to check on Scott and his dad, and son, Stone. Well, the first word he told Stone about the tie, he wasn’t a fan of that idea. Nor was he a fan of the course of action!

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groom prep

groom prep

bridal prep

wedding getting ready

Brittney’s mom lending a hand with the dress, enjoying final moments of warmth before the first look at the riverfront.

bridal prep

bridal prep

It was a cold windy day on the Ohio river with Indiana on the other side! Scott, dapperly dressed, waits patiently for his lovely bride to make an appearance for their first look. The view was amazing too!

first look

first look

first look

first look

first look

first look

first look

first look

The ceremony would be a couple miles away at the Third Baptist Church in Owensboro. This Owensboro Kentucky wedding would be officially underway in this lovely historic church!

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Here is where I go to work as a documentary wedding photographer. Keeping a low profile and watching for real moments of human interaction and critical moments as they happen. The best photos and best emotional moments can’t look the same as what happens naturally.

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Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

Great balcony view! I would do some there before going back down before bread and wine communion.

Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

It’s official! Congratulations Scott and Brittney!

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Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

Owensboro wedding photography

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Owensboro wedding photography

Lovely ceremony indeed! Now, off to O.Z. Tyler Distillery event venue for the reception! Beautiful and spacious, comfortable event venue with nice staff. I’d be honored to return there! What a rocking celebration!  Wedding planner is Aly, with Events by Aly. Guests started serving themselves, catering my Moonlite BBQ in Owensboro. Delicious indeed, it hit the spot!

O.Z. Tyler distillery wedding

The couple arrives and the party starts, after dinner break! But first we have the first dance, loved it! I’m lurking in the shadows to document the laughs, alcohol consumption, dancing, band rocking the stage, you get the idea!

O.Z. Tyler distillery wedding

O.Z. Tyler distillery wedding

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Parent dances were lovely as well, so much happiness and emotion!

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The speeches evoke real laughter and joy, something no one can arrange. I love human interaction and the love that surrounds the wedding day. Videography by Matthew Lynn productions, a couple really nice guys to work with!

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Cake and a knife, well, you know who wins that battle. Cake by Francis Southard, Beaver Dam, KY.

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This is the 12 South Band, SO amazing and so charismatic on stage, great music and even better show! They knew how to create energy in the room!

12th south band

12th south band

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This is where my work as a sleuth journalist pays off, people are cutting loose and being themselves, celebrating. Makes for the best and most energy and emotion packed photographs.

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photojournalist wedding

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this amazing Owensboro Kentucky wedding, congratulations Scott and Brittney! It’s an honor to be chosen as the Nashville wedding photographer with the documentary approach to tell this magical story!