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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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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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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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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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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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Loretto Kentucky Surprise Proposal | Guy + Alex

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Loretto Kentucky Surprise Proposal | Guy + Alex

Guy + Alex's Surprise Proposal in Loretto, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I can't lie right now. I get a lot of emails and about a good 10 or 11 of them are people wanting me to sell products for them, or scam artist, and as a business owner, I don't like those kind of emails because that's minutes I could use for an actual client.

So when Guy had messaged me about shooting his surprise proposal to his girlfriend Alex, I immediately thought, ok this has to be a scam. No way a man from Saint Louis -who also is a photographer- found me and wants me to be a part of a very special moment.

Boy was I wrong.

Guy is probably one of the sweetest guys (no pun intended) that I have actually met. Normally they are very quiet, hush hush about plans like these but he had an idea and knew exactly what he wanted. Which hey, made my job a lot more simpler.

We talked close to three almost four months about this day and when it actually came, talk about NERVES!! Poor Guy was a bit shaken but you could tell he was excited too!!

And there was a few times when I thought I may had blown my cover and Alex caught on knowing why I was really there -even though I made up this huge lie saying I was with the paper writing a story on love and whiskey *le sigh- she never did.

Now I can't say the same for the five military men that was there -one of them even told me I was a good liar....which I don't know how that's a compliment but I took it as one lol-.

If you want to see the fun we had while on a tour at the Maker's Mark Distillery, then scroll down below and check it out.

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Lexington Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Brittany + Chris

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Lexington Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Brittany + Chris

Brittany + Chris' Sweetheart Session in Lexington, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


August 11th is going to be an amazing day for Brittany+Chris! With the idea of a small and traditional ceremony, I get to witness and be a part of them tying the knot! I first met Brittany during my first ever bridal show and I was so happy that she saw through my nerves and wanted to book me to be a part of her special day!

Even with a minor date change, I'm not sure who is more excited for this day! Brittany + Chris or me!! Simple and traditional are some of my favorite weddings!! If you're like me and excited to see their sweetheart pictures, then scroll down below and check it out!

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Louisville Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Madison + William

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Louisville Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Madison + William

Madison + William's Sweetheart Session in Louisville, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I've had the best times being a part of the Diamond Rings and Pretty Things Bridal Show that is normally held in Lexington, Kentucky. You meet some many amazing vendors and the brides that I have gotten to talk to really have a clear idea on what they're wanting their wedding to be like and plus, I love being able to watch how brides react to my work! That's such a great feeling!

But there is one downside to participating in a bridal show, you don't always get to speak to every single bride that walks through the door. Some brides may already have a photographer, so why would they stop and listen to me talk about my work? But then again there's some brides who feel so overwhelm with all the booths, all the information, that they just don't get to go to every single booth. And with that happening, I don't get to talk to them.

That actually happened with Madison + William. They came to one of the bridal shows that I was a participate in and we actually didn't get to speak! However I sent out an email and after they read it we was in contact!

Just talking to them through email and then meeting in person, I knew we was going to have such an amazing connection! And during their sweetheart session, IT WAS JUST THAT. Amazing! Fun! Natural! Plus! They took me to a spot that I have literally been looking for, for almost a year and it's only been 10 minutes away from my normal shooting spots, *le sigh*.

But enough of my chit chat! If you want to see all the fun we had during this sweetheart session scroll on down below!

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kelly + Jeremy

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Springfield Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Kelly + Jeremy

Kelly + Jeremy's Sweetheart Session in Springfield, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty

When you're growing up, a lot of times the things that you and your friends talk about is marriage.

Yes, as I type this, I was one of those young girls that had my wedding planned out to a 't'. Hell, I even remember watching "The Wedding Planner" thinking that's what I wanted to be when I grew up. That at my wedding I would have a princess gown with a long train, a cake large enough to feed a third world country -or two-, and let's not forget music you can dance the night away too. Now some of that is still true, but there was one thing we always forgot to plan, and that was falling in love. And not falling in love with one of the Backstreet Boys, or Justin from N'Sync, but actually meeting a man that was going to protect us, to love us, to comfort us.

While reminiscing about these ideas about weddings, and love, I thought it would be a perfect way to tie in the story of Kelly and Jeremy.

I grew up with Kelly so when she contact me about shooting her wedding, I was thrilled but nervous. I didn't -and still don't- want to let someone that I was close to down. Yet, when I actually worked with Kelly + Jeremy during their sweetheart session, I felt like an idiot.

Why was I worried? When you see these two together, it's like their a two pieces that deserve to be together! They know how to press each other's buttons, they know what the other ones loves, what they hate. Literally while capturing their love it as like a true romance story was being played out to me in real life.

I can't express how happy I am that in eighty seven days I get to witness one more life changing event in this couple's life, their wedding.

If you want to see what I mean when I spoke about their love for one another, scroll down below and let the images say it all for me.

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Emily + Alicia

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Lebanon Kentucky Sweetheart Session | Emily + Alicia

Emily + Alicia's Sweetheart Session in Lebanon, KY / Kentucky Engagement Photographer Rebecca Beatty


I can't express how much I LOVE working with friends from high school!! Not only is there already a connection as photographer and client, but also they have seen how far I have come with my photography, with my business and they respect it!

Emily is definitely one of those amazing clients! Going to Marion County High you pretty much knew everyone and everyone knew you. Having some similar classes with Emily she was always one of the kindest people to talk to!

So of course I was beyond thrilled when Emily and her fiancé Alicia contact me about being their wedding photographer, I was over the moon ECSTATIC!!

Not just because I get to witness them tie the knot, but because they are so freaking adorable together!!! Usually I have to "break the ice" with couples to get them to relax and be normal with one another with these two, I didn't have to do that. I didn't have to pose, they were just natural in front of the camera!!

Enough of me bragging about how amazing this couple is, scroll down below and check out their love PLUS!! See who joined their session with her gorgeous face! <3

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