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The Michelle Bordenkircher Blog

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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An extended family gets together on family farm for their photo session in Lexington, KY

As a Lexington family photographer, there’s nothing quite as sweet as seeing a family get together, and this family session brought together three generations: the proud grandparents, the parents who are the heart of the farm, their two sons, their wives, and the delightful grandchildren. Each member of the family, from the elders to the youngest, brought their unique energy and joy, creating a vibrant tapestry of love and connection.

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Southern Indiana Wedding Venue, The Calumet Club

Nestled in the heart of New Albany, Indiana, The Calumet Club stands as a beacon of elegance and timeless charm, making it the perfect venue for couples looking to celebrate their love in style. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, The Calumet Club offers a versatile and stunning backdrop for your special day.

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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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Welcoming a new member to your family is a beautiful and life-changing event. An in-home newborn photography session is a wonderful way to capture those first precious moments in a setting that is comfortable and meaningful. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Marisa + Johnny’s sweet newborn baby girl in Louisville, KY, and I wanted to share the experience along with some tips for parents preparing for their own in-home session.

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Family stands together in the nursery with their 3 month old for their Louisville in-home family session

As a Louisville family photographer, I truly believe there’s something uniquely heartwarming about capturing a baby’s milestones, and a 3-month milestone is particularly special. Recently, I had the joy of photographing the Wroten family as they celebrated baby Elliot’s 3-month milestone in the comfort of their home. This in-home family session was filled with love, laughter, and precious moments that will be cherished forever.

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A couple stands together behind the wildflowers for their maternity session in Louisville, KY

Summer is the season of warmth, vibrant colors, and new beginnings. It’s a time when nature is in full bloom, and there’s no better backdrop for capturing the beauty of pregnancy than Beckley Creek Park. Nestled in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, this park offers a stunning blend of landscapes, making it the perfect location for a summer maternity session. I first met Courtney + Michael here on a Sunday evening and oh my goodness, it was gorgeous! They were so much fun to work with and laughter flowed throughout the session. The wildflowers and golden hour sun were key players in their session, but they really only added to this already beautiful couple. I’m so excited to meet their sweet baby boy in just a couple of short months.

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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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