Frankfort Kentucky Bridal Session | Heather Luna

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Frankfort Kentucky Bridal Session | Heather Luna

Heather Luna's Bridal Session in Frankfort, KY /Local and Destination Wedding Photographer Rebecca Beatty


The past few weeks have been some of the most intense days ask wedding season kicked off with a huge bang! Including this beautiful bridal session at the Glen-Willis House in Frankfort, KY!

Now what I loved so much about this venue was it was my first time -and soon to be- first wedding in Frankfort! And this is another reason why I love bridal sessions!

Bridal sessions give me the time to look the venue site over, see how the lighting will look, but also get to see the beautiful dress!

But the bridal sessions aren't always about bringing attention to one person. It can be focused on the bride or the couple! Let's say hypothetically that on the big day it's raining and we needed to get the portraits of the bride and groom, this is the perfect session to use!

We plan (usually the day after or the week after) to work together just for an hour or two to grab portraits of you and your significant other. Think of it this way, no rain, no stress, no one yelling at you to hurry up, just you two.

Sounds like a good idea to me lol.

But enough about what a bridal session is, how about we talk about Heather's bridal session! Golden hour light and the wedding gown that had the definition of a "princess" dress! We had such a blast! But stay tune cause her wedding photos will be posted soon! <3

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Lebanon Kentucky Wedding | Kelly + Jeremy

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Lebanon Kentucky Wedding | Kelly + Jeremy

Kelly + Jeremy's Lebanon Kentucky Wedding/ Local and Destination Wedding Photographer Rebecca Beatty


"She focused on God. He did the same. God gave them each other."     -Bliss

It's a true blessing that I get to wake up every morning being able to work on my own time, support myself, all while living out my dreams!

But out of all these blessings, some of my favorites are when I get to work with friends. Just real quick I want to explain my feelings when my old friends, classmates, etc message me telling me they want to work with me or they need to work with me.

My heart explodes.

And no I don't mean actually explodes but the fact that they have seen how far I have come, how hard I work, and respect me as a business, it makes me feel more love than I can even express.

But enough about my feelings, Kelly + Jeremy was and always will be one of m favorite couples and favorite weddings of 2018. If you haven't seen their sweetheart session yet, then I highly check that out first to just see how much fun we had!

And that's exactly what we had. FUN. This wasn't a day for everyone, it was a day meant for these two. Yes they loved having their family and friends there, but most of all, they loved the fact that with their love for God and Jesus, they are the reason that Kelly + Jeremy even met.

And as my momma has always told me, God and Fate walk together in hand in hand. What he has planned for you is a blessing that you will never see coming.

Speaking of God, this Easter-Garden theme wedding took place the day before Easter and that date, plus the decor, it all fit together and made this the best way for me to kick off my 2018 wedding season.

Kelly + Jeremy I can not express and thank you both enough for the amount of love you showed me on y'alls wedding day and before that. I pray each night that God blesses y'all with endless years of happiness and laughter. With kids who tell some of the best "dad jokes" and play baseball/softball like a champ!

Thank y'all again for letting me capture such a special day! <3

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Harrodsburg Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Taylor + John Robert

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Harrodsburg Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Taylor + John Robert

Taylor + John Robert's Sweetheart Session in Harrodsburg, Kentucky | Kentucky Portrait Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I can not tell a lie, but I loved worked with these two and I loved shooting at Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, KY again! With over 3,000 acres this place is perfect for finding the perfect spot for all your picture needs. With the restaurant, the meet and greet of the farm animals, and 2 waterfalls, this place is a dream!

And as much as I would have loved to have taken Taylor + John Robert to one of the waterfalls, the distance and the weather was not having it.

But not to fear because like I mentioned with so much beauty around us there was no way that I wouldn't be able to capture Taylor + John Robert through these images!

These high school sweethearts that love their dogs, their families, and their faith, showed their personalities that I made sure to capture in each image we shot. Weather they were laughing at John Robert for expressing an idea to ride the long horn bull, or both of them cracking up as I explained how they should walk while crossing their legs over one another.

No matter what is was, these lovebirds were an absolute pleasure to work with!

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Lexington Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kelbie + Austin

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Lexington Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kelbie + Austin

Kelbie + Austin Sweetheart Session in Lexington Kentucky | Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


If I have said it once, I'll say it again, photographers if you're not a part of bridal shows you need to be! I have met so many wonderful people and couples that I have grown to love and respect so much!

Speaking of love, let's talk about Kelbie + Austin. From dating on and off in high school, going down different roads, but love literally brought them back together. Even though they both were shy at first, once we started the session, I started asking questions about their relationship, they naturally opened up and we were able to capture some of my favorite shots using the 21C Hotel in Lexington, KY as well as shooting at a local horse farm that was beyond beautiful. Trust me, growing up in the horse capital of the world, and a horse lover, this farm was GORGEOUS.

If you would love to see some shots from 21C Hotel, the horse farm, as well as the love between Kelbie + Austin then scroll down below! <3

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Lebanon Kentucky Indoor Maternity Session | Elise Gribbins

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Lebanon Kentucky Indoor Maternity Session | Elise Gribbins

Elise Gribbins Maternity Session in Lebanon Kentucky | Kentucky Maternity Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I've known Elise for a long time so I was incredibly honored when she asked me to be her maternity photographer. We had a few issues with getting this session accomplished and it wasn't because of our schedules but because of the weather!

We had originally planned to shoot outside with the session revolving around Elise's and AJ's rainbow child, but with a hurricane happening outside we had no choice but to move the session to indoors.

Even though we didn't get the outdoor backgrounds of pretty flowers, tall grass, blooming trees, we had a nice black backdrop, balloons, and outfits to celebrate the arrival of this sweet little baby.

If you want to see how we made this indoor maternity session amazing, then scroll down below and check out just a few of my favorites!

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Lexington Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Callie + Heather

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Lexington Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Callie + Heather

Callie + Heather Sweetheart Session in Lexington, Kentucky | Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


As photographers we run into a tiny issue -which in reality is a big issue- of being booked up on someone's wedding day. And normally we try our best to find a photographer to fit their needs.

Now, I wanted to work with Callie + Heather immediately. And I know some photographers don't work with same sex couples which is fine, that's their business not mine. But me? I don't see color. I don't see sexual orientation. I don't see judgement (unless it's needed) but when it comes to love, that's all I see. I see two people who would travel to hell and back for this one person who understands them, who connects with them, and would stop a bullet for them.

From talking to both these young ladies plus Callie's mom at a recent bridal show; we laughed, we discussed the big day, we even talked about how they met, but unfortunately I was booked. And it's moments like this that break my heart because I love being able to work with clients who love me, love my work, and want me to be a part of such a special day.

Not even an hour after they left my booth, Callie's mom came back and had asked if there was any sort of a waiting list. I told her I would be more than happy to keep her name down and let her know if there was any type of date change.

Sure enough on my way home, the date they wanted, that bride moved her wedding to another date. It was like a sign. So after a call, another meet up, a signed contract, they were booked and it was time to start planning their sweetheart session.

I have shot in Lexington multiple times, but this was a first because I was tired of the same poses, I wanted something more real and this was the perfect time to test out how I could pull emotion from a couple.

If you want to see real love and emotion between Heather + Callie then scroll down below and check out some of my favorite shots.

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Emma + Jordan

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Emma + Jordan

Emma + Jordan Sweetheart Session in Lebanon, Kentucky | Kentucky Portrait Photographer Rebecca Beatty


Now this girl probably looks a bit familiar and that's because I had the absolute pleasure of taking her Summer and Indoor senior portraits. I was so excited that Emma + Jordan had asked me to take sweetheart pictures of them!

Now to define what the word sweetheart means when it comes to my sessions. Sweethearts are what I called my couple sessions. Rather it be engagement sessions or just couple sessions I hate how over used, how bland, the word 'couple' and 'engagement' are! So instead I thought of what I call my couples which is sweethearts.

Sweethearts aren't just couples that are getting married. They're couples who are madly, deeply, in love and want to showcase it. With or without a ring.

Emma + Jordan are that type of couple that can do silly things with one another and laugh about it. They both love the outdoors, that adorable corndog shape pup named Blaze, and of course each other.

I love working with these two and if you're ready to see a set of images full of laughter and love then scroll down below!

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kayla + Cody

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kayla + Cody

Kayla + Cody Sweetheart Session in Lebanon, Kentucky | Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


"I aspire to be an old man with an old wife laughing at old jokes from a wild youth." -Atticus

Now normally I don't start a post off with a quote but this one, I had too. In this day in age love is not only a hard thing to find, but young, true love is something that I feel a lot of people forget about, say they wish for it, but don't know the true meaning of it.

Kayla + Cody know exactly what young love is.

I have worked with this couple before when they were still in high school and they were wild, love struck kids who wanted images to show off that love. Well a few years pass and Kayla contact me again and wanted new photos to focus not only on their love but also on their engagement.

Of course I said yes! I love being able to work with past clients to give them better and more personal images because I grow each time I shoot.

Their first session vs this session you can see a huge difference in my work and also a growth in both their lives.

We made a plan and shot on one of my favorite holidays ever (St Patrick's Day!!!) and shot at the beautiful Saint Catherine's College! Even during the cold months (yes I know it's March it should be pretty spring weather but this is KY, Mother Nature decides when it will be cold or warm lol) with no leaves on the trees and pretty cold weather, it was still beautiful!

If you love young love, you love beautiful locations during the cold months, then scroll down and check out just a few of my favorites from their sweetheart session with me!

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Harrodsburg Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Carissa + Austin

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Harrodsburg Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Carissa + Austin

Carissa + Austin Sweetheart Session in Harrodsburg, Kentucky | Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


If I have said it once, I'll say it again. The bridal show "Diamond Rings and Pretty Things" has been a huge blessing in my life. I have met so many beautiful couples including Carissa + Austin!

When first talking with these two sweethearts about their big day and what they were looking for, we immediately clicked. Honestly they told me about their dogs and I was hooked lol.

But overall it was their personalities that I connected with the most. They are perfect for each other. They pick on each other, they joke with each other with some of the most hilarious jokes, but most of all they have a fun and loving relationship.

If you don't believe me then scroll down and check out this fun session that we shot at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, KY!

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Lebanon Kentucky Surprise Maternity Reveal | Lolita + JR

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Lebanon Kentucky Surprise Maternity Reveal | Lolita + JR

Lolita + JR Maternity Reveal Session in Lebanon, Kentucky | Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


You may remember this couple when I shot their wedding, which can be viewed here! And when she had messaged me saying that she needed me for another session, of course I was excited but my happiness went through the roof when she called and said that they wanted to do a pregnancy annoucnement!!

SAY....WHAT!!!!!

Yes y'all I literally screamed that! I love seeing couples that love each other to the moon and back get to start a new adventure together and these two have been praying for this!

Check out just a few of my favorite images from their session!

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