Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Morgan Gravel

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Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Morgan Gravel

Morgan Gravel's Maternity Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Maternity Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Let's be honest for a moment, social media has it's ups and it's downs. For a small business it can bring in a lot of clients and then again it can barely send people your way within a five mile radius. Luckily, the one tool I trust the most when it comes to my business is word of mouth. This couple I would have never met, would have never been in contact with, if it wasn't for their close friends telling them about their experience of working with me.

And thank God for that, because these two had me literally cracking up the entire time (either though we was freezing!)

Believe it or not, around this time these images were took, we had just had a snow storm, and had about two to three inches of snow. The day of their session we got ANOTHER couple of inches!

I can not express to you how much snow is on my hate list! But these two made the session the greatest! The love between these two and their jokes were just the best! And to be honest that red maternity dress looked GORGEOUS on Morgan, but hey, she can rock anything!

Check out just how much fun we had during these session with the images below! <3

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Lebanon Kentucky Winter Senior Session | Kalei Cox

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Lebanon Kentucky Winter Senior Session | Kalei Cox

Kalei Cox's Winter Senior Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


With the winter sessions I did have, I got to work with one of my favorite red head Kentucky Belle reps! The lovely Miss. Kalei Cox!

No matter what crazy ideas I have (like getting in a prom dress in 12 degree weather or picking up snow with no gloves on in 12 degree weather) Kalei is one that I know that's up for the challenge. So instead of traveling on some slippery roads, we just shot at her house and can we just talk about how gorgeous Kalei's backyard is?

Open fields, a lake, and a bunch of snow! Nothing gets better than that!

If you love snow and you love my fiesty red head Kentucky Belle like I do, than check out Kalei's winter session below!

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Emily + Jimmy Dale

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Emily + Jimmy Dale

Emily + Jimmy Dale's Sweetheart Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Winter months are the hardest for me. It's not so much as these months are slow, its just because I hate the cold so much. When I'm cold I feel like it takes forever for me to get warm lol. However the love between these two sweethearts could warm any cold heart!

When I first met Emily + Jimmy Dale we had some pretty slick roads due to melting snow and ice. And like more of my winter loving clients, when it snowed they were READY!

But other than the connection between these two, their home was GORGEOUS! The wrap around porch, all the natural light that just bounced off the inside walls, it was like a photographer's dream!

Now this is only half their session! As I mentioned, I hate the cold lol. But since this day was also pretty cold, we decided to do the rest on a spring day!

I know this session with these two was so much fun, so I know that their spring session will be even more of a blast!

Check out these two sweethearts and their winter session below!

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Loretto Kentucky Winter Senior Session | Michelle Hardin

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Loretto Kentucky Winter Senior Session | Michelle Hardin

Michelle Hardin's Senior Session in Loretto, KY / Kentucky Senior Photographer Rebecca Beatty


With the cold winter weather we're having it makes me think of all the cold and miserable (yes I said miserable because I am not a fan of the cold.) So I wanted to blog about one of my 2018 Kentucky Belle's winter session!

On this blog is the one and only, Washington County's own Michelle! This spunky -once shy- talkative individual wanted to take her winter pictures...without the snow.

Now normally, seniors who are wanting winter sessions want snow with it, so when Michelle said no that it was cold enough, I wasn't going to argue.

Shooting at Maker's Mark during the winter months, is insanely popular! The decorations, the people, it's all amazing! There's already so much history at this location so with the winter decorations it adds so much more character to the place!

What was even more awesome with Michelle's winter session, is we found new little spots at this popular location. We shot closer to the Vistor's Center as well as the fields surronding Maker's Mark.

If you want to see how much fun and the new little spots we found, check out the images below!

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Loretto Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Elizabeth + Devin

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Loretto Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Elizabeth + Devin

Elizabeth + Devin's Sweetheart Session in Loretto, KY / Kentucky Wedding Photographer Rebecca Beatty


When I first met Elizabeth it was actually through Facebook! I didn't get to physically meet her or her husband Devin until this session! You see like a few Marine couples that I know of, sometimes you don't get to have the big extravagant wedding that you want, instead you have a small, and simple courthouse wedding that way you can a) be married and b) go off and explore the world with the one you love! And in this case Elizabeth + Devin wanted to be together.

So when Elizabeth contacted me and booked me to do their anniversary/wedding redo I was so excited! My maim goal was to make sure that it felt like a wedding day to them, to let them experience the day they missed.

But not everything will go as planned. Sometimes you gotta wait on things, and sometimes the Military tells you you're going to wait on things. So even though the wedding redo was cancelled, I still got to meet these two love birds and do a little sweetheart session with them in the cold!

Check out some of my favorite shots below!

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Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Olivia Cornett

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Lebanon Kentucky Maternity Session | Olivia Cornett

Olivia Cornett's Maternity Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Maternity Photographer Rebecca Beatty


If you've been following my blog than you may remember Olivia + Ryan from Casey + Frank's wedding, from Olivia + Ryan's sweetheart session, or even Olivia + Ryan's own wedding. However, if you was like me, I bet you wasn't expecting maternity pictures, let me be honest, I wasn't lol.

When Olivia messaged me and said "what about them maternity pictures", I swore I thought she was talking about one of our mutual friends. Nope. She was talking about herself. So immediately we started talking about ideas.

Because of the cold weather we experience, snow -deep snow- and slippery ice to be exact, we shot a couple of different times that way I made sure she got different shots in all the scenarios she wanted.

The first thing she said to me was, "I want winter and snowy pictures".

My first thing I said to her was, " You got me all types of messed up. You know I hate the cold!"

Guess who won that battle.

Other than the red dress during Olivia's winter session, the other dresses are a bit more special to me. Why? Because these are dresses that I combined together! The beige one? A beige tube dress paired with a dark beige tulle skirt. Brilliant I know!

However the emerald green dress you're about to see, literally had me in tears because I was so angry!

If you know me, then you know I love St. Patrick's Day! So after talking with Olivia, we decided to do her next part of her session days before St. Patrick's Day with a green theme. Now these two dresses that I ordered were in no shape, the same color or the same texture. The texture being different was fine by me, the 'not being the same color' is what irritated me.

But not to fear, being the photoshop witch that I am, I made them match!

But both Olivia and my mind were not done yet. We still wanted to make sure that Olivia's hard working husband Ryan was in a bunch of the images too! So on our rainy Easter day, we shot at a popular location with this gorgeous waterfall that we honestly didn't even know was there!

But again with the dress! It's two dresses combined together! And this red dress I'm loving it! I bought a simple red tube top dress with remove-able sleeves _cute by itself- but wanted a little more drama to it, so we paired it with a red tutu and just by moving it from underneath her stomach to her knees we created two different looks!

Check out the last part of Olivia + Ryan's maternity session below!

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Bloomfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Hannah + Mike

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Bloomfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Hannah + Mike

Hannah + Mike's Sweetheart Session in Bloomfield, KY / Kentucky Wedding Photographer Rebecca Beatty


If you've been following me for a while, then you may remember this couple from their New Years Eve wedding! Because Michael is a member of the Marines they moved their lives from little ole Kentucky to California. So whenever I see that they are back home, I get excited! I got even more excited when Hannah messaged me asking to shoot while they were back.

And of course I said Hell yes!! I love being able to work with these two again especially since it rained all day during their wedding! But that's ok because the only thing that was upsetting to us was the cold weather lol.

I'm hoping by May I will be able to go out to California and see them and do some more very special pictures for them which you can see what kind at the very bottom of this blog! But don't cheat! Look through all the fun we had with Hannah + Michael, plus their dog Tank!

Plus they have a little Christmas Secret ;)

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Lebanon KY Pregnancy Announcement | Brittany + Kyle

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Lebanon KY Pregnancy Announcement | Brittany + Kyle

Brittany + Kyle's Pregnant Announcement in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Maternity Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Y'all have no idea how excited I was to get this phone call that these two amazing people are about to be parents! If you remember I shot Brittany + Kyle's wedding in October! So what better way to say what they were so excited about then some adorable pictures with a super cute tobogan and onesie!

Congrats Brittany + Kyle! Y'all are going to be amazing parents!

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Danny + Chantz

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Danny + Chantz

Danny + Chantz's Sweetheart Session in Springfield, KY / Kentucky Sweetheart Photographer Rebecca Beatty


It's always amazing to work with clients that I have such a great connection with! I first met Danny + Chantz back when we did summer pictures together and you want to talk about fun times, well this time we shot was even better!

Except for the cold weather. Yeah...we could have dealt with out all that!

Anywhos! Whenever I get Danny + Chantz in front of the camera is pure magic mixed with a whole lot of jokes lol! There was even one time where I told Chantz let's hope in the water and his choice of words was just the best lol!

Starting off at the old Saint Catherine's College and making our way out to the famous Donkey Tree, we took some of the most gorgeous photos!

Check out how perfect this session between these two lovebirds was down below! <3

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Bardstown Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Deanna + Zach

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Bardstown Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Deanna + Zach

Deanna + Zach's Sweetheart Session in Bardstown, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


This past Fall weather that we had this year was CRAZY! Some of the days we would have cold temperatures, then the next we would have warm days but freezing winds. Even though we had some of those crazy winds, Deanna + Zach were a dream to work with.

Like other couples who speak to me via online and not face to face, they're always nervous to be around me. But after a couple of minutes of me telling really bad jokes, and asking them to tell me funny stories about them, it's easy to immediately click and start capturing some great shots!

I can't wait for y'all to see all these fun shots from their sweetheart session! Check out the love below!

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