A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to assist a very talented photographer and friend, Todd Nichols, with the wedding of Pat Day’s daughter. I was beyond thrilled for this opportunity, as Pat Day is an icon in Kentucky and all around the world. Pat Day is a widely known horse jockey that among his accomplishments, has ridden winners of the U.S. Triple Crown nine times. (He always got my wager at Churchill Downs!)
The wedding & ceremony were held at the breathtaking Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, in the heart of the Theater district. This venue was a photographers dream.
The majority of the day I toted cameras and bags, switched lenses and set up lighting. I absorbed so much invaluable information watching a seasoned wedding pro at work. I had a few opportunities to shoot, one of which was this special moment before Pat walked his daughter down the isle.
A father’s smile of anticipation & a blushing bride.
Exiting the ceremony, as husband and wife!
I also snapped a few during the reception. This one is my favorite. Pat and his lovely mother … she could cut a rug alright!
Dancing the night away!
I have one more wedding experience this month. In three weeks I will be second shooting with the uber talented Rachel Durik of Savor Photography with a wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida. It will be a beach ceremony, and if any of you reading this know me, you KNOW I love to shoot on the beach. And the fact that it’s a wedding takes it over the top for me! Can’t wait to capture some amazing moments for this couple.
November will bring my very first wedding, that I’m shooting in Greensboro, NC. I have been preparing for this for a year now … it is mind-boggling to believe it is almost here! I am so ready that I wish it was this weekend – but I’m sure if I blink a few more times it will be here.
Have a great hump day