October 12th, 2019
Allison and Jared’s wedding was so emotional and sweet, I literally cried about five different times capturing their day. Part of it was because I’ve known Allison since she was young. She was a lifeguard at our subdivision pool, and her mom was a teacher to my kiddos at Science Hill. She’s sweet and quiet and really laid-back.
She and Jared met at Western Kentucky University, even though they both grew up in Somerset. They are both still students, with Jared working toward becoming an estimator and Allison planning on attending grad school to become a behavioral analyst for children on the autism spectrum.
Jared first asked Allison out on an ice cream date, which ended up lasting five hours. Wow! After that, they were joined at the hip and got engaged when Jared kneeled down by a waterfall at a botanical garden and proposed. So romantic! A year and a half later, here we were upstairs and in back rooms of Oak Hill Baptist Church taking pictures of everyone getting ready.
Jared didn’t want to see Allison before the wedding, but they were still together before the ceremony. They each stood with their backs against either side of a pillar and held hands and prayed together. Jared looked handsome in his tux and Allison’s dress was simple and perfect. Her flower crown was so gorgeous!
Allison did do First Looks with her dad, her bridesmaids and her grandparents. Talk about tears! Her dad was crying, calling her “my baby” while he hugged her, and Allison nearly bawled in her grandparents’ arms. So very sweet. Everyone just kept saying, “Happy thoughts, happy emotions,” after someone would tear up. Ha!
When it came time for the ceremony, Jared was the one who teared up when he saw Allison. They seem crazy about each other.
The reception took place in Russell Springs at The Barn at Goose Creek, which was lit up beautifully with golden lights. The evening was also really clear, so we got some great shots of just Allison and Jared together outside. There was dancing — Allison loves to dance, though it’s not really Jared’s thing — and the night ended with a send-off with sparklers.
I am so thankful I got to be part of this special day. Allison and Jared, I wish you so much happiness in the future!
Ceremony | Oak Hill Baptist Church
Venue | The Barn at Goosecreek – Russell Springs
Flowers | The Treasure Chest
Dress | Chantilly – Russell Springs
Caterer | The Barn at Gooseneck
Wedding Planner | Kimm Merrick
Cake |The Sweet Spot
Hair + Makeup | Brittan Buchanan +Larry Buchanan + Chesney Walker
Associate Photographers | Autumn Robinson
Music |Loonie Tunez
Groom attire | Michael Kors – Macy’s
Invitation | Withjoy.com
Officiant | Alan Fisher
Honeymoon | Cruise to Bahamas
Allison + Jared’s engagement shoot was supposed to be a sunrise session! It was a super foggy morning and with all the Kentucky rain we knew there wouldn’t really be a sunrise, but that was ok because we had a wonderful morning minus the humidity, haha! Jared and Allison are both from Somerset and they went to Western Kentucky University for college, they had never met each other but from the same hometown. A friend introduced them, only to fall in love with each other! They are really the cutest together. We can’t wait for their wedding day in October!
Megan & Ben’s love story starts at church, when they met through a mutual friend. Anyone who knows Megan knows about her love for all things Disney. When Ben decided to propose, he surprised Megan at her favorite place, Disney World, with the most magical ring! It truly was a fairytale come true!
During Megan & Ben’s engagement session we decided to do a little something different and go for a boat ride. As we had the kindest help getting the boat in the creek, Tonya was perfecting the floral arrangements when the boat moved from the dock and she started doing the splits! Luckily she didn’t end up swimming with the fish! Now it was Ben & Megans turn to go for a boat ride. Once safely steady in the boat the adventure began. Ben & Megan went floating down the creek, while we played “Kiss the Girl.” Megan was truly living her best Ariel dream! It was enchanting!!
We then ventured around the land of a family friend, and soaked up all the beauty of this farm. It was a photographers heaven! After learning about the history of the farm and capturing every angle, we headed downtown to a hidden gem, a PINK wall! We ended the night at sunset after such an exciting, magical evening. We continue to get to know Ben & Megan, we love them and can’t wait for their special day!
Cheyenne and Gavin’s engagement shoot was perfect! When we met Cheyenne and Gavin we instantly knew we would be perfect to photograph them! Not only is Cheyenne stunningly gorgeous, but she has this southern charm about her and Gavin is such a handsome, kind, gentle fiance. When you put these two together there is a connection like no other. Their love shows in every touch and the way they stare into each others eyes!
We had such a great evening during their photo shoot and we can’t wait for their June wedding day, which can’t get here fast enough!
I know I have said this before but, every bride and groom that books Tonya Lynn Studios is not only our customer, but our friends! We look forward to capturing many memories with these two in the future!
Jeremy and I have been looking forward to capturing Kalli and Kevin’s wedding day ever since meeting them at their engagement shoot! Apparently God had different plans for us that day. Jeremy (my husband and second shooter started having severe abdominal pain) Needless to say he ended up at the ER on Friday with a kidney stone. Which he had never had before in his life. I had to go and photograph the wedding solo without my sidekick. Which was a challenge, but I think I did pretty good!
When I think about this wedding, fairy tale comes to mind, it was exactly that. Kalli and Kevin met while working at Disney World. How much more magical can that be? Their wedding was perfect! It sprinkled just a tiny bit, but the sun shined the majority of the day! It was such a joy working with this beautiful couple. Thank you Kalli and Kevin for allowing me to be your wedding photographer. I look forward to seeing your love grow and blossom.
Enjoy my favorites from their day!
Venue | Alms Park Cincinnati, OH
Ceremony | Alt Park Cincinnati, OH
Dress | Wendy’s Bridal
Florist | Eve Floral Co.
Groomsmen Attire | GenTux
Groom Attire | J. crew
Caterers | Village Pantry Catering
Venue/Table/Chair Rentals | Premier Park Events
Farha & Victor have been waiting for this day for a very long time. It was an extremely hot day but perfect in every way. Thank you so much Victor and Farha for choosing us! We love you all!!
Venue – The Barn at Mckinley Farms (Monticello, KY)
After Party – Jarfly (Somerset, KY)
Flowers – The Treasure Chest
Dress – The Steel Magnolias
Kalli + Kevin
This past weekend we met Kalli & Kevin in Cincinnati, OH at their wedding venue. This location is truly a dream, I can’t wait for their special day!!
These two met while working at Disney World, Orlando. How cool is that? The cutest love story ever!!
Can you believe that it was 90% rain at this moment? I have to admit I was skeptical about driving three hours with such a bad forecast. We got to the location and the sun came out. It was a gorgeous evening, what a blessing.
We may or may not have gotten kicked out of a wedding reception, haha!! Lets not mention what my husband did for a ring shot!! We will keep that between us, right Kalli & Kevin? It really was a fun evening!!
Kalli & Kevin, It is such an honor to be able to photograph one of the most important days of your life!! We are very grateful for you all!! See you all in September!!
Remember all you brides, book your 2019 wedding by July 1, 2018 to secure 2018 pricing!!