JAA Studios: Blog https://www.jaastudios.com/blog en-us (C) Jamie Alexander at JAA Studios [email protected] (JAA Studios) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:18:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:18:00 GMT https://www.jaastudios.com/img/s/v-12/u439670048-o741344666-50.jpg JAA Studios: Blog https://www.jaastudios.com/blog 79 120 Claire & Pablo • Owensboro Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2017/5/claire-pablo-owensboro-wedding-photography Ian and I are always grateful whenever we get a chance to work with a couple that we connect with easily. Pablo and Claire are definitely that type of couple. They share a love for travel that we found totally relatable, and had a couple of subtle Star War details at their wedding that made Ian delighted. This connection made the planning process simple and the photoshoots fun - with them trusting (and willingly executing) all of my crazy ideas without question. ;)

Claire & Pablo's wedding had everything that truly matters... Gorgeous decor (including a lot of details showcasing some of the groom's Argentinian culture), delicious food, excellent music, great weather, and a lot of family and friends. However, the soul of this wedding was all about the love that the couple shared. It shone through in the way that Pablo and Claire looked at each other - like the rest of the world just disappeared. Nothing could make a photographer's job easier. 

Claire & Pablo, it was an honor to share and document these memories for you and your family! Thank you so much for letting us share this day with you.



Vendor List:

Photographer: JAA Studios

Venue: Farmer and Frenchman

Wedding Planning/Florist: Welborn's Floral and Events

Band: Jordan English Band

Catering: Moonlite BBQ

Cake/Desserts: Dalisha's Desserts

Dress: House of White Bridal (Watters)

Hair & Makeup done by the bride's sister!

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2017/5/claire-pablo-owensboro-wedding-photography Mon, 29 May 2017 00:24:35 GMT
Meghan & Steve • Lexington Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/11/meghan-steve-lexington-wedding-photography Meghan & Steve

I couldn't have been more excited about shooting this wedding! Not only because it was at a CASTLE (come on), but also because the first time I met the couple we clicked instantly. I had such an amazing time working with the bride and groom!

It was an unusually hot day for the end of September, but the weather was still great and everyone had the time of their lives.



[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/11/meghan-steve-lexington-wedding-photography Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMT
Alicia & Daniel • Lexington Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/10/alicia-daniel-lexington-wedding-photography Alicia & Daniel

There isn't much to be said about Alicia & Daniel's wedding, but that's only because these photos speak for themselves! I adore this couple and I had such a fun time at their wedding. Although the day started off with heavy rain (that Ian and I got trapped in), it cleared up just in time for the ceremony and the day stayed beautiful for some great outdoor photo opportunities. Then the party started - I don't think I've ever included this many dancing photos in a blog post but that could just be because there's not a lot of people that know how to have fun like this couple and their guests! 

Congratulations Alicia & Daniel! I know you'll have a wonderful life together. Thank you so much for trusting us with your day!






Vendor List:

Venue: Cathedral of Christ the King/Griffin Gate Marriott

Cake: Leanne's Cake Creations

Florist: Ivory Rose Floral

Hair/Makeup: Marriott Griffin Gate Spa

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/10/alicia-daniel-lexington-wedding-photography Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:35:07 GMT
Courtney & Sal • Chrisney Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/7/courtney-sal-chrisney-engagement-photography Courtney & Sal's Sunset Engagement Session

It was a hot day, but Courtney & Sal were troopers! I was extremely honored to be invited brides family's land in Chrisney, Indiana. Not only was it a stunning location, but we got to shoot right around sunset with some gorgeous warm light. I am so happy with the result :)

These two are such a great couple! I can't wait to be a part of their wedding in October.  




[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/7/courtney-sal-chrisney-engagement-photography Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:33:23 GMT
Matt & Maggie • Lexington Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/7/matt-maggie-lexington-wedding-photography Matt & Maggie

My favorite wedding of the year! Of course, photographers shouldn't say that - I've loved all the weddings I've shot this year equally, OBVIOUSLY. However, this is me being biased. Not only was the bride my cousin, but the wedding was on my actual home-farm! I basically rolled out of bed, walked out the back door, and boom. Wedding. When you're already completely familiar with the family AND the location, it makes the day much less stressful.

I can confidently say that my favorite detail of the day was the flower-decorated arbor (I'm sure you can tell by the overwhelming amount of photos I included of it). It was decorated by the bride's uncle Patrick - WHO, by the way, is NOT a professional florist. He's just one of those people that you constantly feel jealous of because he can basically turn everything he touches into a work of art (did I mention he also did the bride's gorgeous hair?!). The bride's mother is the SAME EXACT WAY and did a bulk of the decorating.

Honestly, I usually try to chat a bit more about the wedding day, but this is one of those events where you just have to skip to the photos and let them do the talking. Congratulations to Matt & Maggie! I absolutely loved being a part of your gorgeous day.

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/7/matt-maggie-lexington-wedding-photography Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:57:18 GMT
Aryn & Patrick • Indiana Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/6/aryn-patrick-indiana-wedding-photography Dauby Wedding • 5/7/16

I already told this couple that I wish that I could model every other couple I ever get after them. They were so great to work with, which made our jobs EASY. 

It was my first time traveling out towards Santa Claus, Indiana. Ian was having a great time racing over the massive hills on the way, while I clutched my seatbelt in terror trying to swallow my heart (which was at the time resting in my throat). Luckily we made it without our tires leaving the road (or so Ian claims) and got to start some portraits out on their family's farm. We had some pretty harsh sunlight to deal with, but it was such a gorgeous space for portraits and I absolutely love the result. 

Their ceremony was at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda, Indiana. Honestly, if anybody sees this and is planning on getting married in this church, I WOULD BE HONORED TO SHOOT YOUR WEDDING. I have never been in a church that had such perfect lighting (we almost didn't have to edit any of the photos!) - and it was STUNNING in there! I'd have to say the bride's face right as they walked down the aisle may be my favorite photo of all time (you'll see why). 

The reception was at Santa's Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana. It was a great space and we had SO much fun at their reception. My personal favorite part was their cake topper - I have to geek over-excited about the subtle Harry Potter shout-out. The lights and sound came from NuSoundz Entertainment (who were GREAT to work with) - I really think uplighting can completely transform a reception space. You can definitely tell how fun this couple was by taking a peek at their guests enjoying the dance floor! 

Congratulations, Aryn and Patrick! It was such an honor working with you. I am so happy that you love your photos and can't wait to put your album together!! Make sure to check out the vendor list at the bottom of the post!


Vendor List:

Venue: St. Boniface Catholic Church/Santa's Lodge

Hair/Makeup: Julie Sanford

DJ: NuSoundz Entertainment

Cake: Kelly Schaefer

Catering: St. Nick's Restaurant


[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/6/aryn-patrick-indiana-wedding-photography Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:02:10 GMT
Kayla & Alvin • Owensboro Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/5/kayla-alvin-owensboro-engagement-photography Engagement Sessions!

I love them. They are a great chance to get to know the couple before their wedding day, and for the couple to get used to me and my shooting style. I had so much fun with this couple at their session! I love the variety we got with these photos. Since it was raining off & on, we had so many different types of light during our session - we even took some night time shots towards the end of the shoot! My personal favorites are the sunset photos. This is why I beg all my wedding couples to let me get photos of them around sunset - Just look at that light!

I can't wait to spend your wedding day with you, Kayla & Alvin. Thanks so much for choosing JAA Studios!



[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/5/kayla-alvin-owensboro-engagement-photography Wed, 18 May 2016 15:25:18 GMT
Brooke & Michael • Owensboro Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/2/brooke-michael-owensboro-wedding-photography I adore this couple! We've clicked ever since we froze together at their chilly engagement session last year. I've stayed in contact with the bride and have had a lot of fun preparing for her wedding! It was unnaturally warm for an end-of-January wedding (I think that happened to make up for the cold engagement session)! We were lucky enough to be outside right as the sun set, giving us a mixture of color and light for their portraits (which I just love). It was such a great day for them!

Brooke & Michael, I know you will be so happy together! You're a great couple that I am completely honored I got to spend time with. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day! 


[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/2/brooke-michael-owensboro-wedding-photography Wed, 24 Feb 2016 21:04:19 GMT
Emily & Patrick • Lexington Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/1/emily-patrick-lexington-wedding-photography Oh, this wedding. Where do I even start?

First of all, Emily & Patrick live in Kansas City but planned a wedding in Lexington. Whenever I don't get to meet a couple before their wedding day I get a bit nervous. I think getting to know each other is such an important part of the wedding photography process! Luckily they were available to chat on Skype and we kept in touch consistently. I was so happy to find out that I was working with such an overwhelmingly kind and caring couple! 

These details kept me swooning all day! Everybody involved combined the perfect ingredients for a gorgeous winter wedding. Honestly, I'm going to skip the description because my words won't do this wedding any justice - it's much better to just jump right ahead and check these photos out! DEFINITELY make sure to check out the Vendor's List at the bottom of this post ;)

Emily & Patrick Dove, I am so honored that you chose Ian and I to be a part of your day. The rest of the photos are heading your way - I can't WAIT for you to see them! :) 



Vendor List

Venue (AND catering):  Apiary Fine Catering & Events

Wedding Coordinator: Lynne Wesley

Cake: Hannah Hogston 

Hair: Danielle Bruckner

Florist: Jennifer Mcray

DJ: David Weathers

Makeup: Sarah Foster

Dress: Hayley Paige



[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2016/1/emily-patrick-lexington-wedding-photography Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:26:03 GMT
This Is Our Brand! https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/12/this-is-our-brand I used to live in a townhouse that had two small bedrooms. The first we obviously used as a bedroom... The other, we basically crammed everything that should only have fit into a much larger house. In a small corner of this “whatever” room, squeezed in next to a guest bed, Ian’s bass guitars, our painting supplies, photo equipment and various degrees of junk, was a small desk with my computer. I love everything there is about photography (even editing!), but that room gave me a terrible feeling. Something about working in clutter makes my brain want to power down.

Fast forward to about a year ago, when Ian and I had the opportunity to move into a new house. While the bedrooms are still small, there's MORE of them. There definitely isn't the space for any time of portrait studio, but just enough for having a workspace that's clutter-free and optimized for creative thinking. I'm talking about my office on a post about my "brand", because I really tried to make it all tie in together. I wanted to be in a space that reflected my brand, so that when I'm spending hours editing I'm drawing in constant inspiration.

So, first I'm going to show you my little office :)



My biggest issue in my old workspace was that it basically had room for a computer ONLY. If I wanted to write anything, I would have to awkwardly position myself in a back-breaking contortionist pose to write on my lap. This is why the desk was the most important part for me. I wanted a corner desk so that I have table space for painting, creating mailers, working on taxes, etc. I picked each desk element separately so that I could build it exactly how I wanted (and it honestly didn't break the bank one bit - ALL HAIL IKEA)!  Above the desk are some Society6 prints, and a workflow chart so that I don't have to go digging through folders to know that all of my client processes are up-to-date!


Ian built this pegboard for me, mostly so that I can keep items for my packaging organized and constantly within reach. I also found a way to keep watercolors and acrylics in order for those rare moments where I actually find time to get some painting done. The pegboard has worked out great for me and is honestly my favorite part of this room (Thanks for the inspiration, various Pinterest boards!)



This little area is mostly for MAILING. A lot of my wedding clients are outside of Owensboro, so a majority of our correspondence is through email, Skype, and mail. That little laundry bag filled with nothing but shred? What I don't show are the two extra trash-bags filled with it that I stuffed into the closet. Honestly, order 10lbs of shred and be prepared for a human-sized box to be waiting for you on your front door.



The opposite side of my office is for shooting small products (like all of my packaging for this blog!). My high table lets me utilize the window and get dreamy light throughout the day. The cabinet is stuffed full of props for portraiture and culinary photography (which is my absolute FAVORITE hobby).






So, onto our brand. The story is simple: I fell in love with some succulent graphics (Creative Market is the BEST), and basically based entire brand around them. I have a degree in Graphic Design that I hardly utilize (after discovering my love for photography), so creating a brand is an aspect to owning a business that I find ridiculously exciting. I wanted our brand to have a clean, but earthy & rustic feel. I used the violet, mint, and green from the succulent graphics throughout ALL of our marketing materials. Once I had my consistent branding, my talented designer friend Andrea Roberson threw together some STUNNING business cards in just one evening. She is seriously amazing!



Warning: If you’re a bride-to-be that will be hiring JAA Studios and want our “congratulations package” to be a surprise, stop here. Our packaging contains a couple of little gifts that are fun to discover when they show up on your doorstep! For everybody else, I’d love to share our Final mailing package that we send along to our couples. I was so lucky to find things that represent our brand, but will also help show our clients how much we appreciate them (for example, a succulent wine-stopper proving that we know just how much they may need to unwind with a drink after their wedding). The informational packet that you see combined with a metal ring contains important information such as USB Care, a print release, and ordering information for prints and albums. When my season got too busy for me to handle designing these in between wedding-edits, I turned to one of my favorite designers: Amy Scherrer at AMS Design. She did a fantastic job designing this informational packet to be consistent with my brand (and is available for freelance hire)!



Everyone who knows me is aware that I’m a “crazy tea lady”. I thought it’d be a perfect treat for the post-wedding bride and groom. Packaging each type with patterned washi-tape was an idea I found on Pinterest and tied into the rest of our mailer nicely!



My absolute favorite part of our mailing package is our “message in a bottle” flash drives. It’s almost difficult to send them away when I deliver the photos!  Once all of the elements come together, I end up with a mailing package that I can not WAIT for each bride and groom to hold in their hands.



I wasn’t planning on sharing our “Welcome” Packages that we give to each client on this post, but there’s one element of the package that was too important to pass up: our Bridal Guide. In this magazine, you’ll find all the information that we could think of to give you a beautiful, stress-free day. From planning out your timeline, to designing your reception, it’s packed with information that will give you the absolute best photos possible. It even helps with Engagement session wardrobe choices, and has a section that shows you all about our albums and prints available.



Okay I had to share one more part of our welcome package: These champagne-flavored lollipops… Because, look at them. They’re so adorable (and delicious)!


And with that, you have the JAA Studios brand. It makes me so happy to finally have a consistently cohesive style with each element of our business! Thanks for taking a look at it - I hope you enjoyed!

[email protected] (JAA Studios) Personal branding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/12/this-is-our-brand Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:17:54 GMT
Kaitlyn & Seth • Georgetown Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/12/kaitlyn-seth-georgetown-wedding-photography Autumn weddings! Already my favorite season to shoot a wedding, but when your gorgeous cousin is the bride and the venue is a stunning vineyard, it’s basically a guarantee that the day will be beautiful. Kaitlyn & Seth’s wedding had a country/rustic feel to it, with a lot of natural fall colors to match the season. Ian and I were so honored to be chosen as Kaitlyn & Seth’s wedding photographers! It feels so great to be part of such an important day for people that are close to us. I hope you guys LOVE your photos as much as we loved taking them!


Vendor List:

Cake: Jennifer Taulbee

Venue: Equus Run Vineyard

Florist: Devine Day Events

DJ: Johnny Johnson

Catering: Billy's BBQ

Hair/Make-up: Ziyan Salon & Spa

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/12/kaitlyn-seth-georgetown-wedding-photography Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:06:28 GMT
Susan & Jeremy • Whitesville Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/11/susan-jeremy-whitesville-wedding-photography There are times when a photographer just "clicks" with a couple. When this happens, a fun day with better photos are just guaranteed! Susan & Jeremy have been such a GREAT couple to work with. Their kindness and love for each other was obvious since our very first meeting!

It was a little chilly on their wedding day, especially when we met in downtown Owensboro to get the First Look and some wedding party shots. Speaking of which, can we just take a second to talk about how sweet their First Look was? Probably one of my favorites ever, and it was a great location for it. We all had a lot of fun (despite the chilly weather), and once we went back to Whitesville for some more photos and their beautiful ceremony, it was shaping up to be a wonderful day!

Here is a little preview of their wedding day - Enjoy! Susan & Jeremy, I can't WAIT for you to see the rest! :)


[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/11/susan-jeremy-whitesville-wedding-photography Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:17:33 GMT
Samantha & Stuart • Owensboro Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/10/samantha-stuart-owensboro-wedding-photography I just had to share some photos from Samantha & Stuart's wedding! They were such a great couple to work, and had some great friends and family members there supporting them! Even though it was a hot day (seriously - I didn't think it was supposed to be so hot in September?!), everybody had a great time and it definitely shows in the photos. Samantha & Stuart, I wish you a lifetime of happiness. I can't wait for you to see the rest! :) 





Vendor List:

Venues: Wesleyan Heights United Methodist/Blessed Mother Parrish Hall

Florist: Welborn's Floral & Events

Cake: Terri Hobgood

Pianist/Vocalist: Heather Hayden

Catering: Odelia's

Hair/Makeup: Whitney Foreman/Lauren Higdon

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/10/samantha-stuart-owensboro-wedding-photography Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:49:50 GMT
Kate & Tim • Lexington Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/10/kate-tim-lexington-wedding-photography The Bauman wedding!!!  I get extra-excited about a wedding when the bride is an old friend.  Kate and I played basketball together in MIDDLE SCHOOL (and when I said we played basketball together, she played while I tripped down the court getting in everybody's way). It was so fun to see a swarm of familiar faces from so long ago! 

This wedding took place at the Lyric Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. I absolutely loved the look of this venue! The bride and groom did a great job showcasing their personalities through all their details (with a hashtag like #brewingbaumanlove, it's obvious that a love for bourbon and beer was the theme of the night). I love weddings that have a fun & light-hearted mood, and that was definitely present at this one. The groom gave his bride a *special* dance, followed shortly by a surprise tap dance that Mother-of-the-bride AND Mother-of-the-groom choreographed together. Also, I obviously have to mention the amazing BBQ (and BEER CHEESE MAC-N-CHEESE) from "Dad's Favorites Deli" and the towering stacks of delicious donuts from North Lime Coffee & Donuts. It honestly doesn't get any better! Check out a vendor list at the end of the post!

Kate & Tim, I can't thank you enough for choosing me as your wedding photographer... It was such a FUN day!  I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I enjoyed taking them! :)




Vendor List:

Venue: Lyric theater & Cultural Center

Donut Tower: North Lime Coffee & Donuts

Catering: Dad's Favorites Deli

Florist: Stems, LLC

Hair: Leah Bromagen

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/10/kate-tim-lexington-wedding-photography Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:50:39 GMT
Kelsey & Taylor • Flemingsburg Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/8/kelsey-taylor-flemingsburg-wedding-photography This couple is amazing! We have worked well together ever since their engagement session, so I knew their wedding would be a blast! Even though it was 5,000 degrees outside (plus the humidity because of those Kentucky storms), everybody stayed high-spirited throughout the day. It was clear that they were there to celebrate love, first and foremost.

I am so happy that (even with the weather), we were able to fit all of our photos in.  I felt nerdy at the start of the day, wearing my portable-fan-necklace-of-purple-chicness, but after a few minutes out in the heat, the fan became my best friend.  We were able to catch some light around around sunset, and thankfully things had cooled off a bit to make for some great photo conditions. Somehow all the storms got very close to the farm house, but always seemed to pass around us. They got close enough to make gorgeous clouds and even a rainbow during the ceremony (if that isn’t a good sign, I don’t know what is!!). There were SO many special touches to this wedding. One of my favorite moments was the father/daughter dance - the father had written a song for the bride and had a singer perform it for them.  It was difficult for me to narrow down enough photos for the blog because I am just in love with them all! I can’t wait for the bride & groom to see the rest of their photos!

Kelsey and Taylor, I hope we stay in touch. You were such a fantastic couple to get to know. I wish you a lifetime of happiness!




Vendor List:

Coordinator: Margaret Schwartz
Cake: LeAnne’s Cake Creations
Florist: Lasting Impressions
DJ: Bil Bratcher
Catering: Echo Valley Winery
Hair/Makeup: Megan Watson (Haute Roots Hair Salon)
Singer: Emily Stephens

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/8/kelsey-taylor-flemingsburg-wedding-photography Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:26:31 GMT
Cori & Larry • Owensboro Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/7/cori-larry-owensboro-wedding-photography I can not wait for Cori & Larry to see the rest of their photos - we took SO MANY and I love the result. Their first look was my favorite part of the day (as usual) - I love how happy they are!  It was another wedding filled with great vendors. We love working besides Michael Dunn of Evermore Productions, and the flowers from Welborn's Floral Company are always so STUNNING. It made for such a great day for this awesome couple. I wish them a lifetime of happiness!



Vendor List:

Florist: Welborn's Floral Company

Videographer: Evermore Productions

DJ: Disc Daddy's

Cake: Maggie's Cakes & More

Venues: Third Baptist Church & Immaculate Church

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/7/cori-larry-owensboro-wedding-photography Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:49:24 GMT
Aryn & Patrick • Owensboro Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/6/aryn-patrick-owensboro-engagement-photography It was so... SO hot the day of this session, but these two were troopers (what does it matter if I look like a tomato that's been sitting in the sun for weeks, as long as the couple feels and looks great - this is why I stay BEHIND the camera)!

I loved the shots we got at Yellow Creek Park. I just finished up with these and they look great! Hope you like them as much as I do - Aryn and Patrick I can not WAIT until your 2016 wedding! :)


[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/6/aryn-patrick-owensboro-engagement-photography Sat, 20 Jun 2015 01:47:56 GMT
Owensboro Stylized Session - Reid's Orchard https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/6/reids-orchard---owensboro-stylized-session I was so excited when I was approached by Maria Scott Events to photograph this stylized session! So many amazing vendors came together to make this a truly gorgeous photoshoot. Thanks so much to everybody involved, and to Maria for asking me to photograph all this beauty!

Vendor List:

Maria Scott Events (Planner/Style)

Reid's Orchard (Venue)

Howl Creative Co. (Paper Goods)

Petal & Pine (Florals)

JoElle Elise Design (Rentals)

Daily's Annex Bakery (Cake)

Magic Moments (Dress)

Beauty Date (makeup)


And a special thanks to my assistant for the day, Amy Stewart. I hope everybody enjoys these photos! 


[email protected] (JAA Studios) Sessions Stylized https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/6/reids-orchard---owensboro-stylized-session Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:56:25 GMT
Victoria & Andrew • Owensboro Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/4/victoria-andrew-owensboro-engagement-photography I can not wait for Victoria & Andrew's wedding! They are such a great couple and naturals in front of the camera. We all went to the same college (although we didn't know each other then - I was an R.A. in college so luckily Victoria wasn't on my floor... Nobody should ever trust me with power). 

They learned very quickly that they would have to touch foreheads and smoosh their faces together a lot more than they're used to. It was worth it, because I think these photos turned out great! I hope you two love them - I can not WAIT until your wedding later this year!


[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/4/victoria-andrew-owensboro-engagement-photography Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:31:13 GMT
Kaitlyn & Seth • Lexington Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/3/kaitlyn-seth-lexington-engagement-photography I am beyond excited to be working with a lady that shares my last name.  The soon-to-be bride Kaitlyn is my cousin! We are alike in a lot of ways (especially our humor), so I know exactly what her fiance Seth is getting himself into ;)

They recently adopted a furbaby Tex, so naturally he made an appearance in some of these shots. Kaitlyn had some other cute ideas as well, showcasing Seth's career as a lineman and his recent enlistment into the National Guard. The entire shoot took place on a private farm in Lexington. 

I am honored that I will be spending your wedding day alongside Kaitlyn and Seth! I hope you two enjoy your Engagement photos!

[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/3/kaitlyn-seth-lexington-engagement-photography Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:25:00 GMT
Devyn & Brent • Owensboro Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/2/devyn-brent-owensboro-engagement-photography I absolutely loved this shoot (and this great couple)!  Due to unfortunate circumstances on my end, I will not be able to be Devyn & Brent's wedding photographer, but I am so glad that they decided to go ahead and have an Engagement session with me (in order to get those "Save the Dates" out asap)!! This is the type of engagement session I love - a unique location, a fun/open couple, and my absolute FAVORITE lunch spot in Owensboro.

Let me just stray for a minute to swoon about Dalisha's Desserts. If you are in Owensboro and haven't stopped there for lunch (or a cookie), you are absolutely missing out! I gave it a try because one of my closest friends works there (and it is RIGHT down the street from my Graphic Design job at the newspaper), but after one panini decided it was a weekly (okay sometimes several times a week) lunch-spot. I honestly have no idea why they haven't named a cookie after me yet (HA!)

Dreams of funfetti cookies aside, the building is a perfect spot for an engagement session. Devyn & Brent, it was amazing working with you and I wish you a gorgeous wedding and fantastic marriage! I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your shoot! :)


[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/2/devyn-brent-owensboro-engagement-photography Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:35:41 GMT
Brooke & Michael • Owensboro Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/2/brooke-michael-owensboro-engagement-photography I loved meeting this couple! We went to downtown Owensboro for our shoot and they were open to starting later in the day so we could have some fun after the sun set (even though it was ridiculously chilly)! My absolute favorite part of the photography world is playing with light, so this couple was perfect to work with! They hardly judged me as I ran around like a crazy lady throwing lights around... I think the highlight was trying to direct them from outside through a window while they were inside the building three floors above me.  

Since wedding days are so rushed, engagement sessions become the perfect opportunity to experiment with new lights and try new things, and this couple was totally down for it. I hope they think it was worth it! I absolutely loved this shoot and can not wait to spend their wedding day with them! 

[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/2/brooke-michael-owensboro-engagement-photography Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:21:18 GMT
Allison & Devon • Owensboro Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/2/allison-devon-owensboro-engagement-photography I was so excited to do these Engagement photos for a co-worker! Allison is a mommy-to-be, so we morphed an engagement and maternity session together into one pretty shoot.  Sunset sessions are my absolute favorite, and we even stuck around a bit after the sun was gone for some photos with pretty lights. Their wedding is just over a week away - So excited to be a part of their big day ;)


[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/2/allison-devon-owensboro-engagement-photography Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:00:46 GMT
Mary & Cameron • Owensboro Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2015/2/mary-cameron-owensboro-wedding-photography I LOVED starting my 2015 weddings off so early this year!  Mary & Cameron's wedding was January 3rd, so Christmas colors and lights were intermingled in their winter wedding's theme.  It was unnaturally warm for January, which meant some great outdoor shots! The random showers throughout the day did not phase Mary & Cameron at all - rain was definitely not something that could ruin a good time for them. Just check out the photos from their day - it just proves that rain on a wedding day isn't something that should be feared. It can definitely make for some awesome photos! 

The day started at St. Stephen Cathedral, then moved on to the RiverPark Center for the reception. It was obvious from the amount of fun at the Reception that family & friends were top priority for this couple. Food was catered by Odelias, music was supplied by DJ Beth Mitchell, and the cake was by Maggie's Cakes & More. Check the cake out in these photos - it was an awesome mixture of classic & fun, with a 3-tiered white cake and a teeny spiderman peeking out at the bottom.

You were a great couple to work with, Mary & Cameron! I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I enjoyed taking them :)



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Dea & David • Owensboro Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/12/dea-david-owensboro-engagement-photography I am so ridiculously grateful that this couple chose me as their wedding photographer. I get extra excited about couples when they have a great sense of humor and laid-back attitudes. That's why I "clicked" so well with Dea & David! We were cracking up throughout the entire day, so I know their wedding will be a FUN one! Here are just a few from our mega-fun autumn session! 



AANNNDD As an "after-note" I have to include an outtake... Just so show you how much fun we were having ;)

I CAN NOT WAIT for the wedding! Thanks again to Dea & David for choosing JAA Studios!


[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/12/dea-david-owensboro-engagement-photography Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:57:13 GMT
Kelsey & Taylor • Lexington Engagement Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/11/kelsey-taylor-lexington-engagement-photography I love meeting new couples - and nothing beats autumn engagement shoots! There are so many warm colors, even if it's freezing outside (which it was). Kelsey and Taylor were totally troopers though, and I absolutely loved meeting them out on Mt. Brilliant Farm in Lexington (where my family resides - my second home)! Here are a few shots from their engagement session. I can't wait to work with them again.. On their wedding day!

[email protected] (JAA Studios) Engagement https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/11/kelsey-taylor-lexington-engagement-photography Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:20:43 GMT
Karah & Trevor • Owensboro Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/11/karah-trevor-owensboro-wedding-photography I loved everything about this day! Shabby chic details, gorgeous venue, huge families, fun wedding party - it had all the recipes for an amazing wedding. The day started with Ian getting some gorgeous ring shots as I acted like an acrobat to get a fun shot of the dress. We were able to get some shots of Karah and Trevor on stage before running over the the Miller House to get some pics of the wedding party! Speaking of which.. How freakin' gorgeous is that wedding party? They maybe only looked at me like I was crazy two-times TOPS (trust me, I usually get a lot more than that... I get really excited about photo ideas that pop in my head and end up looking a little... crazed at times). Such an amazing group of people to work with!

Karah and Trevor had so much OBVIOUS love for each other, and their son Collin. I know they'll have an amazing life together and I feel ridiculously honored that I was part of such an important part of it! There are SO SO many more photos than this (especially when it comes to the ceremony and reception.. There was just too many to choose from!), and I can't wait for them to see the rest! Enjoy!




Venue: Riverpark Center ((and the Miller House for some photos))

Cake: Terry Hobgood

Florist: Welborn's

DJ: Disc Daddy

Catering: Moonlight

Hair/makeup: Katelyn Rothemier

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/11/karah-trevor-owensboro-wedding-photography Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:46:52 GMT
Courtney & Patrick • Owensboro Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/10/courtney-patrick-owensboro-wedding-photography It was cloudy day, which is absolutely perfect for even-light and beautiful photos! Courtney & Patrick had a sweet church wedding with bright blues/yellows and country touches. Patrick is a firefighter so they chose to do their first look at the fire station. I love the resulting photos! Here are a few photos from their awesome day! :)






Venue: Blessed Mother Church/Parrish Hall

Cake: Michelle Hobgood

Catering: Odelias

DJ: Mike Clark (Thunder & Lightning)

Hair: Samantha Bittel

Makeup: Sandra


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Mark & Amanda • Evansville Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/10/mark-amanda-evansville-wedding-photography Okay I've talked about this wedding a lot... I JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH THAT I MUST USE CAPS LOCK TO EXPRESS MY TRUE OVERWHELMING FEELINGS ABOUT THE DAY. 

Enough of that.

Mark and Amanda have been a great couple to work with since I met them. I would tell you just how much they love each other, but it's pretty obvious once you check out the photos. When they told me about all the geeky touches incorporated in the wedding, I fell in love. Obviously anybody that knows me knows that a wedding with touches of  Doctor Who, the Hunger Games, and especially Harry Potter will instantly steal my heart.  The Ceremony was held at Harmonie State Park and could not have been more beautiful. The groom surprised the bride by having everybody take wands out during the "Unbreakable Vows"! There were adorable pups, Marauder's Map programs, and an awesome Celtic hand-fasting. The Reception was at Mesker Park Zoo, and had Harry Potter cake toppers, fire-entertainers, a Labyrinth groom's cake, and a quick trip into Amazonia for portraits. I mean, the wedding party was introduced while the Doctor Who theme song was playing. Seriously.

It's like they took my personality and turned it into an event... Which is why I love this couple SO MUCH!

Enjoy these photos from their awesome day :)












Venues: Harmonie State Park / Mesker Park Zoo

Wedding Coordinator: Kerry Sensenbrenner

Cake: Piece of Cake

DJ: Codey Gooden

Catering: Bauerhaus Mobile

Hair: The Hair Loft

Makeup: Kana Brown

Videographer: Walker Studios


[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/10/mark-amanda-evansville-wedding-photography Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:52:46 GMT
John & Laura • Lexington Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/10/john-laura-lexington-wedding-photography Sometimes I get over-excited about photos from a wedding and end up posting over 100 to the blog.  This was one of those times. 

I mean... Gorgeous weather, some old friends from middle school, and PIE.. Lots of pie.  Obviously this was the type of wedding I get excited about. 

The ceremony was at Gratz Park, and the reception at the Hilton downtown (Both in Lexington, KY). The bridesmaids had me cracking up all day... Just wait until you scroll down to their toast at the reception! 

John & Laura, your day was just gorgeous. I am so grateful that you chose me to capture it. It is so obvious how happy you make each other, and I loved how easy it was to capture that in pictures!  Please stay in touch!









See, what'd I tell you?! Such a gorgeous day. 



Venues:  Gratz Park & Hilton (downtown Lex)

Wedding Coordinator: Summer Cooper

Videographer: Matt Ballenger

DJ: Dennis Dillon

Catering: Hilton

PIE: Jan & Kathy Sullivan

[email protected] (JAA Studios) wedding https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/10/john-laura-lexington-wedding-photography Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:27:39 GMT
John & Susana • Henderson Wedding Photography https://www.jaastudios.com/blog/2014/9/john-susana-henderson-wedding-photography If you haven't seen my engagement session with John & Susana, I suggest you go check it out! Not much else can be added about my fondness of these two... I have absolutely loved working with them! It was a rainy morning, and the afternoon was so humid that my camera kept giving me error message (after my heart stopped completely, I got it to start working again.. We have plenty of back-up equipment ). That didn't stop anybody from having an amazing day!


The boys prepared for the day at Lee's Barber Shop in Henderson, KY.  Of course, my massively bearded second-shooter Ian was thrilled to be there as well ;) 

The girls got ready at Impulse Hair Studio in Newburgh, IN 



Here comes the ceremony - I LOVE how happy he looks when he sees her walking down the aisle! :)