Lebanon Kentucky Indoor Studio Portrait Session | Amber Lucas

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Lebanon Kentucky Indoor Studio Portrait Session | Amber Lucas

Amber Lucas Indoor Studio Portrait Session in Lebanon Kentucky | Kentucky Portrait Photographer Rebecca Beatty


As I mentioned in my last post, indoor photography scares me, but after playing with my new flashes, my gels, I really want to offer indoor portraits to professionals as well as seniors!

Having indoor sessions like this one and the previous one gives you more options to look through and decide on what you like vs what you don't.

Some people may love the idea of having an indoor setup and an outdoor setup, while others just want to be outside. And though I agree that I love being outside, sometimes the weather disagrees.

With this indoor session I had the pleasure of working with Amber again and we both decided to play with gels, all the gels! We wanted color against the solid black background I had.

And even with the lights we needed to add some "fog" in just a few shots. But check out how much fun and colorful this session was down below!

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Lebanon Kentucky Indoor Studio Senior Session | Emma Thompson

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Lebanon Kentucky Indoor Studio Senior Session | Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson Indoor Studio Senior Session in Lebanon Kentucky | Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


The one thing I tried this year that challenged myself, my knowledge of my camera, and off camera flash skills was shooting a few sessions indoors. Now normally I am TERRIFIED of shooting indoors, but I really got tired of the nasty weather that we experienced here in Kentucky.

So many sessions were ruined and cancelled because of cold weather, rainy weather, just bad weather in general! So I wanted to see if indoor sessions was something that I wanted to offer to this next upcoming class.

And they totally are!

Right now my idea is to offer a collection that is strictly outdoor locations while the second collection offers one indoor location and then one outdoor!

What do you think? As a senior would you like that?

Before you answer, scroll down below and check out this mini indoor session I did with my 2018 senior from Nelson County Emma!

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Michelle + Sam

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Michelle + Sam

Michelle + Sam Sweetheart Session in Lebanon Kentucky | Kentucky Sweetheart Photographer Rebecca Beatty


For Valentines Day this year I wanted to use this pretty sequin dress I had bought but didn't know how to incorporate the day with the dress. That was until I thought about high school sweethearts/couples. I thought that it would be so adorable to see a cute younger couple with heart shaped balloons, and a dressy attire to show off their love on a day that's meant for love!

I can not express how happy I am about how these turned out! Super cute is the only words that come to mind and the fact that Michelle + Sam were 100% ready to model for me made the session even better!

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Bardstown, Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Jaci Benningfield

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Bardstown, Kentucky Fall Senior Session | Jaci Benningfield

Jaci Benningfield Fall Senior Session in Bardstown, Kentucky | Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Before the questions are asked lol yes this is a late fall session but here in Kentucky our Fall weather can last all the way up until May lol. So running a tad bit behind on this Southern Belle's fall session we both wanted something different for her. Going through a bit of a grunge stage, we wanted to go outside of our comfort zones and shoot at places that she loved but also most people don't think would make for pretty spots.

Like a library. The lighting is not the best, but the endless opportunities of places to pose next to, or items to use as props, just goes on and on.

Or! The fact that we saw a bunch of pallets randomly sitting next to a shopping center, we knew we had to shoot there too!

I could go on and on about locations that people normally don't think would be pretty for pictures, but instead scroll down below and check out some of my favorites from Jaci's Fall Session!

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Nicholasville Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Heather + Jon

Heather + Jon Sweetheart Session in Nicholasville, Kentucky | Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


If you want a tip on working with new locations that you've never been to before, here's my tip or two cents, go there at least a day or two BEFORE the session! Go to a place without looking it over you're sitting yourself up to be disappointed as well as your clients.

With Heather + Jon here I actually knew my way around Nicholasville and knew where my favorite spots were! Not only did we shoot at downtown Nicholasville but we also shot at High Bridge park in Wilmore, and let me tell you the light at that park during sunset, IS GORGEOUS.

Don't believe me? Scroll down below and check out my favorite shots from this session!

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Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Tabitha Bentley

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Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Tabitha Bentley

Tabitha Bentley Maternity Session in Lebanon Kentucky | Kentucky Maternity Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I have had the pleasure of working with this young lady through so many sessions that when it came time to do her maternity session I was thrilled! Even though it was just a mini session, this beautiful momma to be was stunning in some of my gowns that I use for all my maternity clients!

Cream dresses, a golden field, and sunset skies, made this session so perfect for Tabitha that these turned out to be some of my favorite shots!

If you want to see some of my favorite shots from Tabitha's maternity session, then scroll down below! <3

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Loretto Kentucky Maker's Mark Sweetheart Session | Sarah + Cody

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Loretto Kentucky Maker's Mark Sweetheart Session | Sarah + Cody

Sarah + Cody Maker's Mark Sweetheart Session in Loretto, Kentucky | Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


This couple will be one of my first couples who are getting married on a Sunday! And by the fun we had at their sweetheart session I know for a face their wedding will be AMAZING.

This Maker's Mark sweetheart session was filled with a lot of love, a lot of laughs, and a lot of looking at items to buy at the gift store. But what made their session even more special was how personal we made it.

Sarah told me that Cody had  a big passion for Star Wars (Comic Books, anything "nerdy"really) and because he had that passion, I had an idea. At the end of the shoot during golden hour, I wanted to do a black tie affair type shoot but with a light saber.

And at first it was giggles, until I told them I was serious lol. If you don't believe me check out how stunning this sweetheart session was from the start at Maker's Mark until the end with the light saber.

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kimberly + Dalton

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kimberly + Dalton

Kimberly + Dalton Sweetheart Session in Springfield, KY / Kentucky Sweetheart Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Now that Spring has started to show it's face this means we will finally have some warmer weather! This is my first time working with Kimberly + Dalton however I worked with Kimberly's little sister during her senior session!

When Kimberly had messaged me and discussed doing a sweetheart session with me, I was excited because just from talking I knew I was going to be laughing all during this session, and that's exactly what I did.

These two are so cute together and the way they pick on one another proves how much they love one another. Just scroll on down below and check out their sweetheart session!

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Lebanon Kentucky Styled Elopement | Danny + Chantz

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Lebanon Kentucky Styled Elopement | Danny + Chantz

Danny + Chantz Styled Elopement Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Wedding Photographer Rebecca Beatty


So no matter how much I love this couple, I have to say that this is a styled shoot! Danyel and Chantz are not getting married! This was a styled shoot!

Now you may wonder, why I made that announcement. Simple, I didn't think it all the way through that asking two people who are deeply, madly in love to model that they are married would set off many members of their families which makes sense. If any of my siblings got married and didn't tell me, my feelings would be torn.

But the idea of this session was just to shoot in the snow -which melted away the night before- with a couple that I trust and really thought would allow me to be creative and try shooting in new angles and new poses. And I got just that.

Check out how amazing Danyel and Chantz are with some of the sneak peeks from this styled shoot down below!

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Lebanon Kentucky Styled Winter Bridal Session | Amber Lucas

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Lebanon Kentucky Styled Winter Bridal Session | Amber Lucas

Amber Lucas' Styled Winter Bridal Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Wedding Photographer Rebecca Beatty


As I mentioned in my last post snow has finally arrived in Kentucky! In a way this makes me so happy, but at the same time, it makes me incredibly annoyed! Lol! I do not do so well in the cold. Now during the Summertime, I can handle the hot weather. Why? Cause it's my favorite time of the year. The cold on the other hand, I can't deal with because once I'm cold, it's over, I can't get warm again lol.

However, I always, ALWAYS wanted to have some winter bridal pictures (without me having to photoshop snow) so when it did finally snowed I called this gorgeous model Amber, who actually was one of my seniors last year -you can check out her senior session here, her after prom session here, even a fun shoot to show off her beautiful tattoos- and as always she was down!

We didn't shoot for long because this weather was getting colder, and we was actually about to have ANOTHER snow storm ten minutes after we started! So even with fifteen minutes, these twelve images are some of my favorite! Check out this last minute styled shoot with a vintage bridal gown and a bright bouquet below!

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