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Crystal + Max

November 13, 2021

Crystal + Max’s wedding day was nestled in the the beautiful hills of Tennessee. We have shot two weddings at this beautiful venue in the past and we love it so much! Crystal is so sweet and has such an elegance about her, Max is loads of fun, he reminds me of a young Adam Sandler, he is hilarious.   So as you can imagine, Crystal has a very fun future with Max, there will never be a dull moment. The wedding day weather was perfect, the colors of the trees were changing so colorful and it was all so pretty.

Max is a firefighter and Crystal is in the medical field.  They both devote their lives to the profession of helping others. We were so honored to have been asked to capture their day. We wish Crystal and Max many more years of love & happiness!







Vendor Credit |

Venue | The Springer House

Bridal Attire | Lavender Park Bridal in Clarksville, TN

Bridesmaid Attire |

Florist | Renee Lingo with Beaverdam Creek Flowers

Hair + Makup Stylist | Tiffany Epley + Rachel Yeatts

Officiant | John Vicary

Caterer | Lulu’s Roadhouse

Cake | Kayla Stephens with Vintage Cupcake Company

Entertainment | Renaldo Roper aka DJ Squiggles

Ring Design | Shane Company

Wedding Planner | Stephanie Pierce

Honeymoon | St. Maarten

Photographer | Tonya Lynn

Associates Photographer – Rebecca Graham

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MacKenzie + Elijah Fall Shoot

October 29, 2021

MacKenzie + Elijah’s engagement shoot was awesome! We were so excited to finally meet them as they booked us for their wedding day earlier in the year. We loved getting to know these two and how awesome is it to be shooting on a farm with a little chapel!
It is so obvious that their love radiates in each and every photo of them!
We are so thrilled to be capturing MacKenzie and Elijah’s wedding day next Summer!

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Shannon + Dylan Wedding Day

October 25, 2021

Shannon and Dylan booked us over a year ago and we couldn’t wait for their day! Shannon and Dylan has known our Senior Associate for a very long time, so it was clear to them exactly the team they wanted to capture her day. We were so happy to be chosen for their day. I, Tonya Lynn had the honor of getting to know them for two engagement shoots. You can tell they love each other and are perfect for one another. I really feel we all meshed so well, and as wedding photographers we hope that with each Bride and groom that books us!

Shannon and Dylan’s day was held at the beautiful vineyard of Talon Winery in Lexington, Kentucky. It was a sunny windy day, we kept saying that we will take the wind over the rain. Shannon and Dylan had a first look prior to the ceremony! It’s one of my favorite things, I love how intimate this can be. Some grooms would rather wait for the bride to walk down that aisle but they don’t realize that even with doing a prior first look, it can still be spectacular. Dylan still had tears when she walked down with her Dad, even having done the first look. I also think nerves are more relaxed with doing first look prior.

The ceremony was gorgeous and the reception was so much fun! They decided to have their favorite pizza place to caterer the reception and it was quite delicious and don’t forget the yummy donut stand! The rest of the night was tons of dancing and celebrating the love of Shannon and Dylan!

Thank you Shannon and Dylan for choosing us and sharing your love story!


Tonya Lynn + Team


Vendor Credit |

Venue | Talon Winery

Bridal Attire |Relix Bridal – Bridal Gown by Evie Young

Bridesmaid Attire | Revelry

Florist | Flower Moxie

Hair Stylist | Katie Hoffman from Posh Salon ; Makeup – Emmy Ward from The Q Salon

Officiant | Mike Dunham

Caterer | Goodfellas Pizzeria

Cake |Jessica Ping

Entertainment | Complete Weddings & Events

Ring Design | Olive Ave Jewelry

Wedding Planner | Kirsten Wilburn

Wedding Live Portrait Painting | Connor Query

Desserts | NorthLime Donuts

Honeymoon | Portland, Maine

Photographer | Tonya Lynn- Associates, Rebecca Graham + Lukas Reynolds


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Brittany + Alec’s Wedding Day

October 23, 2021

Brittany and Alec’s Wedding day was finally here! The weather was gorgeous, sun shinning on this October day! I know I blogged Brittany and Alec’s Engagement shoot last spring and mentioned that she is my cousin. She is a very special girl to us all, she has made us all very proud and we are so happy she has found love in Alec! He is more than perfect for her and we welcome him in our family! I think my favorite part of the day is listening to their vows, I don’t think there was a dry eye in sight, it was so sweet to hear about their love for one another.

Brittany and Alec chose a gorgeous venue nestled in the Horse country of Danville/Standford, Kentucky. The Ceremony was at the gorgeous historic home on the property and the white round barn was where the reception was held. Cocktail hour was had by all, and then the Reception/party began! The sunset was on point and the dancing began. It was fun to see my family have a blast to celebrate such a wonderful day! I believe Brittany had her fairy tale wedding, as she rode into the ceremony on the horse and carriage. Anther grand moment was her father walking her down the aisle, and Alec seeing her for the first time, was a moment she and Alec will never forget.

Thank you Brittany and Alec for having our team be there for your day, it was extra special for me to be able to capture this day!


Vendor Credit |

Venue | Arcadia Farm at Shelby Manor

Bridal Attire |Steel Magnolia’s – Somerset, KY

Bridesmaid Attire | Azazie

Groom Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Florist | Villiage Florist & Southern Flair – Russell Springs, Kentucky

Hair Stylist |Bonnie Godby, Makeup- Molly Dawson + Allie Venable & Rebecca Graham (Bride)

Officiant | Jay Adkins + Eddie Dick

Caterer | Caplin River Catering

Cake | Farmhouse Sweets by Shaina Engle

Entertainment | Josh Sadlon

Ring Design | St. Maarten

Wedding Planner | Lynn Ashbrook

Wedding Coordinator | Holly Whitaker and Lynn Upton

Bar | Wondering Sprits– Bar service

Wedding Portrait Painting | Annsley Dishman

Around the Town Carriage– Horse and Carriage

Videographer | Compass Films

Photographer | Tonya Lynn- Associates, Rebecca Graham, Lukas Reynolds, + Allie elise Baird


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Alexandra + Quentin

October 14, 2021

Alexandra and Quentin’s day was absolutely gorgeous, from the florals, to the venue, to her elegant dress. It was a perfect day, with the luck of one early morning rain shower and as the day went on the sun peeked out through the clouds and shinned for a stunning sunset. Both Alexandra and Quentin met in school, particularly pharmacy school, they hit it off and the rest is history. They got married at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary and their Reception was at Talon Winery in Lexington, Kentucky.

Thank you Alexandra and Quentin for allowing us to be a small part of your special day! We wish you a world of happiness.


Vendor Credit |

Venue | Talon Winery – Lexington, Kentucky

Ceremony | Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary – Lexington, KY

Bridal Attire |David’s Bridal –  Lexington, KY

Bridesmaid Attire | David’s Bridal –  Lexington, KY

Groom Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Hair Stylist | Something Blu

Officiant | Father Dan Noll

Invitation Suite | Shine Wedding Invitations; Website: Zola

Caterer | Seasons Catering & Special Events

Cake | Seasons Catering & Special Events

Music | KY Pro DJ

Ring Design | Brilliant Earth

Wedding Planner | Candice Ford

Florals | Alexandra Pallos Floral & Events


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Lauryn + Matt

September 23, 2021

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

Cake | Mommy Cakes by Teresa Caudill

Ring Design |Leo Solitaire – Neil Lane

Wedding Planner | Josh Samples

Head Photographer | Tonya Lynn Baird

Associate Photographers | Lukas Reynolds + Allie Elise Baird



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Hannah + Brayden

September 18, 2021

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


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Mary + Ben’s Magical Day

August 21, 2021

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

Hair | Hair by MoMo Rad, Lex and the City by Kelli Marshall

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

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Lauren + Darin

July 28, 2021

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!)

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Senior Spokesmodels 2022

June 29, 2021

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

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