This wedding day happened at the beautiful venue, Oak Hill Gardens, nestled in London, Kentucky. This was our first time photographing at this venue and we were so happy to experience that. We were in for a treat for sure, we didn’t get the sun to shine, but we got the most gorgeous photos throughout the day! It was like we were at a tropical paradise but right here local in Eastern Kentucky.
We were so excited to be a small part of Lauryn and Matt’s wedding day! Lauryn and Matt both are in the medical field and have been working so hard through covid and I respect them so much for all their hard work. I know that having a break to get married was so full-filling for them, and both have worked so hard to get here. We were all so happy for them.
Lauryn and Matt was surrounded with so much love from their family and friends.The family that couldn’t be there was for sure present in spirit and you could feel that through the day! Everything was spot on exactly what Lauryn had envisioned, the venue was decorated and the weather was perfect! We were all in awe of the florals, venue and witnessing the love that Lauryn and Matt had for each other!
Thank you for allowing us to capture your love and we hope you enjoy your honeymoon in Disney!
Vendor Credit –
Venue| Oak Hill Gardens – London, Kentucky
Bridal Attire – Stella York|Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique
Bridesmaid Attire | Birdy Grey
Hair Stylist | Makeup- Kennedy Arnett + Autumn Combs
Officiant | James Lucas. Grooms father
Florals | Josh Samples – Oak Hill Gardens
Invitation Suite | Magnet Street
Caterer | LaDonnas
Ring Design |Leo Solitaire – Neil Lane
Wedding Planner | Josh Samples
Head Photographer | Tonya Lynn Baird
Associate Photographers | Lukas Reynolds + Allie Elise Baird
It was a gorgeous sunny September day nestled in the hills of Tennessee. We met Hannah and Brayden through one of our previous brides, Gracie who is cousins. We instantly connected with them and knew this wedding was going to be a great day! Whitestone Inn has the prettiest view of the lake, a quaint chapel, and stunning history of the unique buildings. We loved getting to explore the property for their engagement shoot, and then again for their wedding day.
They are just the cutest couple with the best connection. We have loved getting to know them over the last little bit and couldn’t have been more excited to be there on their special day. All the details of the day were just so sweet. The florals, the reception set up, the DJ keeping the crowd laughing, all went together to create the most magical day. We are jsut so happy for you!
We wish you all the best of luck and can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Tonya Lynn Studios Team
Vendor Credit –
Venue|The Whitestone Inn
Bridal Attire |Vow’d /Knoxville, TN
Bridesmaid Attire | Altar’d State
Hair Stylist |Raven Wright, All the Rave
Officiant |Jim West
Invitation Suite | http://maintenance.magnetstreet.comTruly Engaging by Magnet Street
Caterer |Whitestone Inn
Cake | Goad N’ Delights
Music |DJ Stan duh Man
Ring Design | Brilliant Earth
Wedding Planner |Sierra Romines
Mary and Ben’s wedding day started at the beautiful Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Kentucky. It is a beautiful property with gorgeous landscaping, gardens and lots of history. It was a sunny morning, not too hot. We knew there was chances of rain as the day went on, so their reception was suppose to be held on the roof top, but as chances of rain increased it got moved to the beautiful property greenhouse. Their ceremony was held in the grand ball room with one of the most glamorous fireplaces and marble floors, It was perfect for their fairytale wedding. Mary and Ben’s officiant (Also Ben’s friend) dressed up for the first look in a not so pretty wig and dress and surprised Ben with a FAKE first look, as you can see in their photos it was quite hilariously. Mary had two looks for the day, she had an American dress along with another custom traditional Vietnamese dress. I loved how she incorporated both and they were important to her. Not only was that special to them, but their sweet little dogs are the joy of their life as well, Bear and Buster. They were at the wedding all day long. It was truly an amazing day even with the rain, their love shined through the clouds.
Thank you both so much for sharing your life with us! We are so excited to see your love grow with many years to come of happiness.
Venue | The Kentucky Castle
Head Photographer | Tonya Baird, Tonya Lynn Studios
Associate Photographer | Rebecca Graham + Lukas Reynolds
Officiant| Jeremy Martin
Invitation Suit | Signature in Ankara, Turkey
Caterer| The Kentucky Castle
Entertainment | Make Em Dance Entertainment, Harpist Elaine Cook
Ring | Designer:Tacori
Videographer | TW Productions
Bridal Attire | Bridal ao dai, custom made traditional Vietnamese dress
Florist | Bella Blooms
It was the most perfect wedding weekend here in Southern Kentucky for Lauren and Darin, clouds but sun shinning all day. We have been getting to know Lauren and Darin over the past year with two engagement shoots that you can check out here and here. Lauren and Darin picked a venue in Somerset, Kentucky called The 5th Quarter, we have shot at this venue multiple times, but this wedding was different as they rented the entire house for the weekend as Darin’s entire family are traveling in from North Carolina.
Lauren’s style for her dream wedding was very classy and elegant, she went with a light sage green with a splash of blush pink throughout. Her dress was so unique from Relix Bridal in Lexington and her florals were spot on from Amy at Village Florist and I highly recommend her!
Lauren’s and Darin’s day started out with a Bridal breakfast, check out the groomsmen’s attire as this was their gifts! It was so funny, Darin was not letting the girls steal the show with their pajamas, so he decided he would do robes and have funny nicknames monogrammed for his guys. They rocked them! ha.
After breakfast everyone started getting ready, hair and makeup. Meanwhile the guys played corn hole and video games. Then we started portraits. The entire day was revolved around their love and appreciation for their friends and family to witness the most important day of their life. My favorite part of the day is witnessing their love at their first look and the way he gazed at her beauty! My second favorite was at the reception when the father of the bride and bride was doing their slow lovely dance and within one minute they busted out in rock music and told everyone the party was moving outside to the DJ! The entire bridal party followed! It was so much fun!
Every moment of their day was so different and special and I believe it was exactly how they wanted their day!
Thank you Lauren and Darin for opening up your love to share with us and everyone else. We appreciate our friendship journey with you and look forward to capturing way more future memories with you! (As a side note, I got to jump in the Kappa Delta photos with all Lauren’s sorority sisters, it brought up old Collage day memories, ha! Go KD, AOT girls!)
Senior Spokesmodels 2022 Introduction
Welcome Senior Spokesmodels Class of 2022!
We have enjoyed getting to know these girls already and can’t wait to introduce you to this sweet group! This is our second year doing Spokesmodels and we couldn’t be more pumped to kick off this new class! We always throw a little party as a big welcome. We use this as a chance for the girls to meet each other, for us to meet them and to get some fun shots one on one with each gal. This year we presented each girl with a small goodie bag, headshots, jamming music, Italian dinner, the cutest sweets and a pool party to end the night. As soon as all the girls met there was an instant connection. They all became best friends and left hand in hand. We love getting to be a small part in you senior year and the friendships that are built through our program. We did some headshots before dinner in their custom sweatshirts, then did sunset pictures poolside. I can’t wait to introduce you to the coolest gals — Lauren Worley, Erin Atwell, Reagan Brummett, Makenna Meeks, Caroline Oaks, Macy Norfleet, and Tori Inabnitt
Jake reached out to me about having us photograph their wedding day shortly after their engagement. From the moment we met this couple we instantly clicked with them. It makes us so happy to be so involved in our weddings we photograph, we truly became friends with Sabryn and Jake. This was the first couple that their entire bridal party got ready at our house. It worked wonderfully and it was so laid back and fun!
Sabryn and Jake met at Baxters Coffee, Jake was working there and Sabryn was the customer. They hit it off immediately, and three and half years later they are engaged! Their wedding day was so perfect! It was a hot pretty sunny June day. Their wedding ceremony and reception was at the Center located in Somerset. They decided to do the ceremony in the front lawn, which was so pretty. Then the Reception was in the Front glass window room of the Center. Their was so many special details throughout their day! They didn’t have their dog Blu there for the ceremony since he is still a puppy but, they had a little dog treat from him to all dog parents that were guest! It was a cute blues clue dog treat. This is just one of the many different details involved during their day, from Vinyard Vines sticker to represent Jakes previous job there to his love for cigars and bourbon to her gorgeous Bella Belle shoes! It was all a dream, really it was and we were so happy to be there and be a small part of it all!
Thank you both for all the great time we spent with you and we know you have such a bright future ahead of you!
Sending you all the love and joy to your new life together!
Bridal Attire | Relix Bridal – Lexington, KY
Bridal Shoes | Bella Belle
Bridesmaid Attire | Birdy Grey
Groom Attire | Generation Tux
Hair Stylist | Carrie Stephens-Blown Away Salon
Officiant | Jamie Williams
Invitation Suite | Minted
Caterer | Get your smoke on
Cake | Jessica Ping
Music | Jeff Henderson
Ring Design | Diamond Design
Wedding Planner | Sarah Judd
Florals | The Village Florist
Hannah + Braydon
We were so excited to drive to Tennessee to meet Hannah and Braydon! We decided to do their engagement shoot at their venue that they will be getting married at in September. It was so great to walk the area and get to know the property. If you have never been to this area, then you really should, It is located in a little community not far from Knoxville, called Kingston, TN. The Venue is named White Stone Country Inn, it is located on the shore lines of Watts Bar Lake, which is GORGEOUS. Within the venue there is a big plantation home along with a white chapel and lots of flowers and greenery within the grounds! It makes for the most stunning views of the Lake as you can imagine.
Hannah and Braydon have this direct connection with each other which makes our jobs easier! She has the cutest smile along with her elegance she displays! Braydon is a bundle of joy to talk to and I am just so happy that they have chosen us to capture their day!
Chelsey and Jeremy’s day was more then perfect. It was a chilly day, but their love shined through out. These two knew each other from high school but Chelsey was not interested in dating at that time, but later after high school did she realize that he was the ONE! She now says if she knew what she knows now she would have grabbed him, ha! Jeremy has many siblings including a twin brother, they love duck hunting and Jeremy wore his bow-tie from his wedding day that was recent. There were so many special moments throughout the day, like their gifts for one another, their personal private vows, praying together and celebrating their love as one. The joy of them becoming one was long awaited and such a beautiful day celebrating their love for one another. We wish you all the absolute best and hope you all are having the best time on your honeymoon in Puerto Rico!
Wedding Planner | Sarah Beth Judd
Lilly’s session was so amazing! We started out for her senior shoot in her cap and gown in a field of red clovers! Then we headed downtown for her Spring photos with beautiful bright florals. We have known Lily for a while and she has been such a joy to get to know! Lily is headed to the University of Kentucky, go Cats!
We wish Lily all the luck in the world and know she was be so successful in her future!
Layla had her Spring Senior shoot this week! We had such a fun evening, just hanging around downtown Somerset, it was actually an adventure! We pondered new places to go and had a funny suprise when a cat jumped out from behind her, it scared us to death, Ha! Layla is graduating next week and it has been such a pleasure to get to know her! I can only imagine what this girl is going to accomplish in life! She is headed to Lindsey Wilson for academics and archery in the Fall.
We wish Layla the best of luck!
Tonya Lynn + Team