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The blog is the place where you can see my latest work, get a look at behind the scenes of wedding days, engagements, and newborn sessions, and keep up with my little family. Thanks for coming along on this journey with me!

Couple stands amongst flowers at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for their couples session in Louisville, KY

July graced us with its warm embrace as I met Johnny + Elisabeth at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Louisville, KY, for a special couples session.

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Louisville, KY Wedding Venue, Germantown Gables

Nestled in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, Germantown Gables is a venue that promises to leave a lasting impression.

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wedding couple poses for portraits in front of the chapel before their ceremony

There’s something incredibly romantic about a rainy wedding day. The soft patter of raindrops, the cozy atmosphere, and the lush, vibrant greens that only a gentle rain can bring make for a day filled with magic and intimacy. Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing just such a day at the Bradshaw Duncan House in Louisville, with the ceremony held at the enchanting Duncan Memorial Chapel.

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Couple stands together in a field of wildflowers at Beckley Creek Park for their Louisville engagement session.

There’s something magical about the early summer months in Louisville, Kentucky, and Beckley Creek Park provides the perfect backdrop for capturing love in bloom. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing an enchanting engagement session there for a lovely couple, Nate + Jordan, who are eagerly counting down the days until their August wedding.

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Historic Kentucky wedding venue Cornerstone Acres

Nestled in the heart of Springfield, KY, Cornerstone Acres offers a wedding experience steeped in history and charm. I first met Joy (one of the owners of Cornerstone Acres) Tuesday afternoon for a tour of the historic estate, and I was instantly impressed. The love, care, and dedication Joy and Jeremy have put into their home is absolutely incredible. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Cornerstone Acres provides a picturesque setting that will make your special day unforgettable.

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Couple smile at each other with their dog smiling at the camera in the foreground

There’s something truly special about capturing the love shared between a couple and their beloved dog. As a Louisville wedding photographer, I recently had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful session that highlighted not just the bond between two people, but also the affection they share with their furry friend. Here’s a glimpse into that heartwarming day at Anchorage Trail, along with some valuable tips for anyone considering including their dog in a photo session.

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Couple dances in orchard immediately following their wedding ceremony

As a wedding photographer in Lexington, KY I often find myself privileged to witness love in its purest form, framed against the backdrop of nature’s splendor. Such was the case when I had the honor of second shooting a wedding at Eckert’s Orchard – and oh my goodness this day was beautiful!

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Couple kiss in front of a waterfall at Louisville's Waterfront Botanical Gardens for their engagement session

There’s something magical about love blooming amidst the vibrant colors and fragrant scents of a botanical garden. Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing such enchantment during Hank + Miranda’s engagement session at Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, we started at the Botanical Gardens and then moved to Waterfront Park for a walk along the river to end our time together – and it was beautiful!

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Couple Poses for Engagement Session at St. James Court in Louisville, Kentucky

Bryan + Blair’s engagement session was absolutely GORGEOUS. They chose to wait until spring for their session and I’m so glad they did! As winter bids its final farewell and nature awakens from its slumber, there’s no better time to celebrate love in all its splendor than the vibrant season of spring. With blossoms in full bloom and the air filled with the sweet scent of flowers, it’s the perfect backdrop for an enchanting engagement session. And what better place to capture this magical moment than amidst the timeless beauty of Louisville’s St. James Court?

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Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you’ve said “yes” to forever, it’s time to capture the magic of this moment in stunning photographs. And what better place to do so than the charming city of Lexington, Kentucky? As a seasoned wedding photographer based in Lexington, I, Michelle Bordenkircher, understand the beauty and potential of this picturesque city for engagement sessions. In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know to make your engagement session in Lexington unforgettable.

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