Ashley and Mark reached out to me when they were in the planning stages of their wedding on US soil, as there were visa issues. But the couple would have their day because love always wins! Mark is from Paducah, KY. and Ashley is from the UK, they met in Africa of all places! Mark travels there to do missions work, and Ashley does photojournalism there. Ashley’s father is a geologist and the family spent time there as she was growing up, so as fate would have it, Mark and Ashley came together, combined their cultures, in a land of a different culture altogether. Fast forward to present day in early October, 2019, the couple had their lovely Paducah Kentucky wedding.

Paducah Kentucky wedding
Paducah Kentucky wedding
Paducah Kentucky wedding
bridal prep
bridal prep
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The bridal prep, pre-ceremony candids, and the ceremony took place at St. Thomas More catholic Church in Paducah. Kentucky. The church was very elegant and photogenic. Ashley, being a photojournalist herself, wanted a documentary approach to their wedding photography so that they could enjoy the event with friends and family. This is possible because of no long periods of time spent on posing and group photos. The couple appreciates natural human emotion and values the relationships in their lives, I was honored to be their storyteller of choice. Not just for a style of photography, but the non-intrusive experience.

first look
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Paducah wedding photography
Paducah wedding photography
Paducah wedding photography

I took a few moments with Mark and Ashley to explore the lovely quaint downtown area for a few photos together. The change of scenery was a nice addition to the story of this lovely Paducah Kentucky wedding.

Paducah wedding photography
Paducah wedding photography

After a bite to eat downtown, as the couple was enjoying cocktails and time with family, my assistant and I ventured to the beautiful historic Smedley Yeiser house for the reception. It was a lovely time where the couple and guests enjoyed laughs, music, food, cocktails, and nice fellowship together.

Smedley Yeiser
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Paducah wedding photography
Paducah wedding photography
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Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
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Paducah wedding photography
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Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
Nashville documentary wedding photographer
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Nashville wedding photographer
Nashville wedding photographer
Nashville wedding photographer
Nashville wedding photographer
Nashville wedding photographer

I hope you enjoyed this grand Paducah Kentucky wedding and congratulations to Ashley and Mark!