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Lindsey + Brian Summer Wedding

July 30, 2020

Lindsey + Brian summer wedding

It was a super hot beautiful day in July, preparations were made for preventing covid and the guest list had to be cut due to govenor’s orders. Despite the list being shorter their day was so special and filled with joy. Everyone celebrated their love for one another and it truly was such a special day.

The day was perfect, Lindsey got ready with her gals and laughed all morning. She was so relaxed and you could tell she was just so happy to be marrying Brian.  They got married in the most beautiful little chapel hidden in Louisville, Ky, and the venue was just a few miles away in Simpsonville at a cute and whimsical barn. Their colors for their wedding was a mint & peach summer color, it all went beautifully together. All Guest had to

wear mask to enter the chapel, so after the ceremony all guest lined up and the Bride and Groom ran through the train of their family and friends. Their chapel ceremony and the walk through was so beautiful, and such a great way to say hello to guests. It was all so special. Only immediate family and bridal party attended the reception. They are hoping to have a bigger reception this Fall to celebrate with all the special people in their lives. All in all their day was so beautiful and their love for each other was shown throughout the day. It couldn’t have been any better.

Wedding Sources :

Ceremony |The Well’s Farm Lawenceburg, KY

Venue |The Well’s Farm Lawenceburg, KY

Wedding Coordinator |Connie Gott

Flowers |David, Kroger

Engagement Ring | Zales

Dress |Sweet Magnolia’s Somerset, KY

Bridesmaids Dresses| David’s Bridal

Grooms Attire | Men’s warehouse

Caterer |Hill of beans

Cake |Elly spencer

Hair |Greg wells

Entertainment |Broderick redden

Head Photographer | Tonya Lynn

Assistant Photographer | Becca Graham + Jordan Williams

Videographer | White owl weddings

Officiant |Mark sims

Film Lab | Photovisions 

 

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Lindsey + Brian Fall Engagement Shoot

November 9, 2019

Lindsey and Brian’s love began when they met at church and realized they had so much in common.  Brian proposed to Lindsey on vacation in Charleston, SC.  How romantic is that, one of my favorite cites? They both have a love for animals, UK Sports, bourbon/wine, going to concerts, spending time at the lake and their list goes on and on. Lindsey wanted her engagement shoot to have a Fall feeling so we picked Beckley Creek park in Louisville, KY. It was a perfect Fall, sunny day. Their Pups Gracie and Bryon joined us for the photoshoot, they were the cutest and so well behaved. We are so excited for Lindsey and Brian’s wedding day in 2020 and look forward to their Spring seasonal engagement shoot.

Happy Fall xoxo,

Tonya Lynn

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Maddy + Brad

October 30, 2019

Married October 19, 2019

There were so many highlights on Maddy and Brad’s day, it’s hard to think of just one that sums it all up. I think of a 1969 Camaro, puppy love, unexpected rain, and a cake made to look like, get this, a RZR dune buggy.

Let’s start at the beginning. Maddy had booked us way back in January and we did their engagement shoot this past summer. I already knew them as really nice, laid-back people who love to travel and love the outdoors (seriously: their dream date would be moose hunting in Alaska). Maddy is in human resources/logistics and Brad is a warehouse manager. They met on campus at the University of the Cumberlands and, three and a half years later, they were ready to tie the knot.

The ceremony was at a pretty church in Williamsburg. Brad didn’t want to see Maddy before the wedding, so, instead of a First Look, they each stood against one corner of a brick wall, held hands and gave each other gifts. Maddy gave Brad an engraved watch, and Brad gave Maddy a picture frame with a dog collar wrapped around it. The picture was of an adorable grey lab puppy, which he had bought for her as a surprise. So sweet! She immediately started crying (who wouldn’t?). They will pick up their new pup after they get home from their honeymoon.

Maddy, who is originally from Indiana, has two dads, and she did a First Look with both of them, which was emotional, especially for her stepdad. Then, her biological dad walked her down the aisle, and her stepdad officiated the wedding! So sweet.

After the I dos, Maddy and Brad sped off in a white 1969 Camaro — it had belonged to Brad’s late uncle and Brad and his dad have fixed it up — and headed to Brad’s family farm to take pictures. By then, rain was sprinkling a little bit, but we made do, and the wedding party was really good-natured about it. We ended up getting such good shots that really captured the atmosphere of the day.

The ceremony took place in The Corbin Center, which is a community center. Normally, the space isn’t too exciting, but they did such an amazing job decorating everything to really make the room special. They incorporated antiques everywhere (the cake was on an antique vanity) and they even had a separate section displaying the take-home gifts. The gifts were individually-wrapped dog biscuits “given” to guests by Maddy and Brad’s lab, Luke. I love that idea! My Lucy and Bokeh were sure happy with me when I got home. Ha!

The ceremony was a really big party. There was dancing, a great meal with pulled pork and mac and cheese, and, yep, a bit of bourbon. Ha! The groom’s cake was made to look like a RZR because one of their favorite things to do is go riding, especially on Black Mountain in Harlan. Their other fave thing is to travel and so off they went to Hawaii after their wedding. So jealous!

Wedding sources:

Ceremony | Shiner Church of Christ – Williamsburg, KY

Venue | The Corbin Center

Flowers | Family

Dress | Bride-Essence of Australia. House of White, Newburgh, IN

Caterer | Jon Evan Jacks

Cake | Rachel Kirby, London Ky. Grooms Cake- 27street sweets

Hair + Makeup | Tera Oller or Sarah Harbin. Makeup- Sarah Towe

Associate Photographers | Becca Graham

Music | Violinist- Brooke Way. DJ-Travis Sparkman

Invitation | Minuteman Press, London, Ky

Officiant | Jeremy Oller

Honeymoon | Oahu, Hawaii at Turtle Bay Beach Resort

Videographer | Young Videography

 

 

 

 

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Megan + Ben, Labor Day wedding

September 5, 2019

Over Labor Day weekend, we got to shoot one of the most emotional weddings we’ve ever been to. From the ceremony to the toasts, I was trying not to tear up over all the sweetness that I saw.

I met Ben Purcell and Megan Massey last fall. I did a photoshoot with them one snowy day in the winter and then their full engagement shoot this past summer.

Ben and Megan are such a nice couple. They are both very involved in the youth programs at First Baptist Church here in Somerset — they actually met through church — and are very spiritual people. You could actually feel that through the entirety of their wedding, which made everything feel really special.

They were married at The Barn at Goose Creek in Russell Springs, which is a gorgeous venue with an upscale-country feel. Megan in particular loves Disney World (which is where she and Ben got engaged), and she incorporated little Disney touches into their day. They played songs from Disney, and they received a ceramic Mickey and Minnie bride and groom as a gift.

Ben loves golf, so the groom’s cake was themed after the sport, and the groomsmen wore golf socks, which was funny.

Actually, everyone in the wedding party was just really fun. You could tell they had good relationships — two of Megan’s bridesmaids were actually her sisters. Little Pike McClung was the ring bearer and, to keep him on track, one of the other boys kept feeding him Smarties, which was hilarious. He did great.

One of my favorite touches of their day was they served breakfast food for their dinner reception meal. I actually got to try chocolate gravy for the first time, which was really neat (and delicious).

Because of Hurricane Dorian, Megan had to rearrange their honeymoon cruise the day before the wedding — ugh, stressful! But she managed to rebook everything, and they are now in Jamaica. I hope they’re having a wonderful time. Thanks, Ben and Megan, for sharing your day with us.  It’s one I won’t forget!

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Kendra + Ross, engagement session

September 3, 2019

Imagine a sunset out on the lake, with pinks and oranges splashed across the sky. Add a gorgeous rose-gold dress, a bottle of champagne, handfuls of confetti.  Ross and Kendra, one of the cutest couples I’ve met.

All of it makes for the most amazing engagement photoshoot.

I first met Kendra, who is from nearby Nancy, a few years ago when she was a lifeguard at a local pool. My son Finn was too little to go down the slide, but she made a sweet exception for him, and we’ve followed each other on Facebook ever since. When she asked me to do her engagement and wedding photos, I immediately said yes.

Ross and Kendra are just sweet, down-to-earth people with very successful careers in Pulaski County. They live on Lake Cumberland and, we quickly learned, are big animal lovers. The first time my assistant Becca and I went to their house, we were greeted by a bunch of chickens, roosters and even a goat. We also met their adorable golden retriever Remi, who they love completely and even has a role in their wedding.

The first time we tried to do the engagement shoot, a rainstorm came out of nowhere and we all hid in the cabin of their boat, which they named “The Lucky One.” When I asked about the meaning of the name, they told me that, since they’ve known each other, Kendra has told Ross that she’s the lucky one for finding him. In turn, Ross has insisted that he’s the lucky one for having found her. So, when it came to naming their boat, they knew exactly what it should be called.

I love that story.

Anyway, last Wednesday, the weather was perfect, and we got some incredible shots. Shooting at the lake is always fun, but it was extra special since Ross and Kendra’s wedding and reception will overlook Lake Cumberland too. I can’t wait for their special day, which is in less than two weeks now. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the shots of their special engagement shoot.

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Allison + Jared

July 7, 2019

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!

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Andrew + Terralynn

July 3, 2019

Andrew & Terralynn’s wedding is in November. We are so exited for this wedding as they are like family, They are from my husbands home town Eminence, KY.

We had a great evening with lots of laughs, chasing light & clear skies from the rain.  I may or may not have fell down in a creek, geez! Thank goodness I had laid my camera down prior, Great memories for sure!

Seriously, how can this not be the sweetest engagement shoot since they have a new puppy, isn’t he the cutest? Gosh, I love dogs so much, he was such a good boy!

We ended the evening at Cave Hill Winery, they are always so gracious to photographers and we are so appreciative of that. If you have never seen their venue, you should check them out for sure!

Andrew and Terralynn are both in college and plan on going to graduate school, they have such a bright future ahead of them! Not only do they work hard but they do wedding videography on their spare time.

The Tonya Lynn Team are ready for the most important day of  their future!

Photos by Tonya Lynn & Associate Autumn

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Brad + Maddy

June 29, 2019

Brad + Maddy

We are so thrilled about these two getting married!

Brad and Maddy met at college in Williamsburg, KY. Not only are these two a beautiful couple but their connection is the sweetest! Brad took us to his family farm land, It was beyond gorgeous! We fought the rain and Brad showed us a little off roading, haha!

We are looking forward to their Fall October wedding, just around the corner!


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Megan + Ben

May 15, 2019

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!

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Cheyenne + Gavin Engagement Session

May 7, 2019

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!

 

 

 

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