Shane & Leigh's Kentucky Farm Wedding

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Shane and Leigh chose to travel from their Los Angeles home to be married and celebrate at Shane's childhood, Kentucky home.  Enjoyed so many pieces of their early fall wedding, but it was easiest to love the way they bring joy to one another.  I overheard a guest thanking them later in the evening for not just having a fun wedding, but one where love and the joy of their relationship was palpable.  Really, really was spot on.

I started the day off by photographing the tail end of the ladies being prepare by Dawn Phillips Makeup Artist and crew.  As soon as the ladies were ready, we headed out for the sweetest first look.  Shane was beside himself seeing Leigh in her gown.  So sweet to see a few tears shed by a groom over his stunning bride.

Married by their friend, Shane and Leigh wrote their own vows and literally laughed and lived deeply through the whole ceremony.  No nervous faces or super-seriousness here - just a lighthearted tone set by bluegrass music, joyful friends and truthful words.  Even a secret shared during those vows.

They ended the night with fireworks, cupcakes and lots of laughter during toasts and tons of dancing with their friends.  Shane and Leigh, thanks for kicking off my fall lineup so well.  Thanks for being a joy to your friends and for valuing your family so well amongst your celebration.  Enjoy!

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