louisville portrait photographer

Bourbon Distillery Headshots | Casey and Sara

As a Kentucky photographer, I have always wanted to do a portrait photo session or headshot photoshoot in one of Louisville’s bourbon distilleries— and now that I have it definitely didn’t disappoint! When Casey and Sara needed new headshots and suggested one of the Whiskey Row distilleries for their photos I jumped at the opportunity! We used several different areas in the distillery for portraits to get different environments and lighting so they’d have a variety of headshots to choose from. One of my favorite headshot sessions to date!

Nurse Graduation Photos | Emily

Louisville graduation photoshoots are best in autumn or spring, in my opinion, and Emily and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and Audubon Park’s abundant flowering trees this spring for her nursing school graduation photos!

We started with some portraits with all her nursing books, Bellarmine cap and gown, and then portraits in the park! Congratulations, Em!

Louisville Coffee Shop Portraits | Grace

My goal this winter was to catch up on all the blogging, business development, and website stuff— and as a Louisville photographer, I thought that would be quite doable, since in my experience, most of my photoshoots in Louisville happen in the spring, summer, and fall… Well… that’s not what happened. I stayed busy with freelance work, personal projects, photoshoots with local models, and the like. Which is a long winded explanation for why it took me so long to post this blog from my session with Grace, a local model I photographed this mid-winter! We met at a locally owned coffeeshop and did a shoot right there, with various patrons looking on. Luckily, the coffeeshop goers didn’t mind, and we found a variety of interesting backdrops (I’m obsessed with that yellow wall and the mural outside), and great light to work with!

Model: Grace | MAZZA Models

Crescent Hill Reservoir Portraits | Alexis

“She belonged to a different age, but being so entire, so complete, would always stand up on the horizon, stone-white, eminent, like a lighthouse marking some past stage on this adventurous, long, long voyage, this interminable --- this interminable life.”

― Virginia Woolf⁣

I’ve always had a fascination with the gorgeous Gothic architecture at Crescent Hill Reservoir, and as a Louisville photographer, that meant it was on my “portrait photo location bucket list”. Thankfully this winter, model Alexis Bode agreed to do a photoshoot there with me. We both felt very inspired by the Brontës and 19th-century literature on that gloomy day by the reservoir. Gothic novel/book covers/Sargent painting vibes, for sure.

“It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.”

― Virginia Woolf⁣

Dancing Around Louisville | Emily Larsen

“Dance first.
Think later.
It’s the natural order.”

- Samuel Beckett

I love when my interests merge with my art making and I get to collaborate with brilliant people for photos. This dance photography session was a fantastic romp around the downtown Louisville area with dancer Emily Larsen— one of many, I hope!

Emily is a professional dance competitor and instructor at Dance Louisville whom I met while taking dance classes. We started our afternoon photographing at the Patriots Peace Memorial (where I was totally getting Grecian Goddess Temple vibes), then moved on the the Louisville waterfront, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Kentucky Science Center, a few other spots downtown, and ended at Mellwood Arts Center. She is truly incomparable and slayed the whole session!!

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