Arboretum

Lexington Engagement Session at the Arboretum | Hunter & Jack | Keith & Melissa Photography

Lexington Engagement Session at the Arboretum | Hunter & Jack | Keith & Melissa Photography

Summer is full of beautiful colors and despite the heat we’ve had lately, you just can’t beat the warm glow of August evenings. Hunter and Jack came along with their adorable dog, Gibson, to do their engagement session at the Arboretum.

Light & Airy Engagement Session at the UK Arboretum | Taylor & Beau | Keith & Melissa Photography

Light & Airy Engagement Session at the UK Arboretum | Taylor & Beau | Keith & Melissa Photography

Taylor and Beau are getting married! Their wedding will take place at the Polo Barn in June and we can’t wait! They are a super fun couple that also happen to be very photogenic! They are so sweet together and have an unmistakable chemistry.

New Years Wedding at the Grand Reserve, Downtown Lexington | Molly & Matt | Keith & Melissa Photography

New Years Wedding at the Grand Reserve, Downtown Lexington | Molly & Matt | Keith & Melissa Photography

Happy New Year! 2018 was a fabulous year for Keith & Melissa Photography! We shot 30 weddings, 2 elopements, many engagement sessions and added videography to our services! It was a busy year but so so good.

October Engagement Session at the Arborteum | Ashley & Zack | Keith & Melissa Photography

October Engagement Session at the Arborteum | Ashley & Zack | Keith & Melissa Photography

Ashley and Zack’s original engagement session date ended up being dreary and rainy so we had to reschedule. We hate having to reschedule sessions simply because we know that couples have to make arrangements such as hair and makeup appointments, taking off work and getting someone to help watch their dogs!

Aylua & Taylor | Lexington, KY Engagement Session | Keith & Melissa Photography

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This has been one of the most beautiful autumns that Kentucky has seen in awhile!  I have been constantly amazed by how bright and colorful the leaves still are into November.  I'm so thankful for that since we've had several sweet weddings and engagement sessions in late October and early November.  Like this one of Aylua and Taylor!  They are getting married next spring in the Richmond/Berea area and having their wedding reception at the beautiful Boone Tavern in Berea.  They are a sweet couple that are planning a lovely wedding and are both so involved in the wedding day decisions.  We shot on a nice fall morning at sunrise, starting out at the Arboretum and ending up at McConnell Springs in downtown Lexington.  Just look at those colors in the trees!!!

-Melissa

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Oh, that orange!!!

Oh, that orange!!!

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Love Aylua's engagement ring!

Love Aylua's engagement ring!

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Grace & Wes | Lexington, KY Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

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Almost all weddings go beautifully but some of them are perfect.  Wes & Grace's wedding was one that went perfectly.  They are such a sweet couple that are obviously in love with each other, with Jesus, their families and...University of Kentucky athletics!  With Grace's father being Tony Neely, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations at UK, and Grace and Wes both loving UK sports, it was inevitable that elements of UK would be sprinkled throughout the day. You'll see a few of them as you browse the blog.  The wedding was held at Southside Church of Christ which just completed an impressive facility addition.  Grace and Wes did their first look and portraits at The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.  Following the ceremony, everyone headed to Asbury Theological Seminary's Sherman Thomas Student Center for the reception.  It was a day to remember for Grace and Wes and their families and we are so thankful to have been a part of it!

Wedding Venue:  Southside Church of Christ

First Look/Portraits:  The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Reception Venue:  Sherman Thomas Student Center, Asbury Theological Seminary

Reception Coordinator:  Susan Thimons, Asbury

Florist:  Beaumont Kroger, Elizabeth Farlin

Caterer:  Asbury

Cake:  Donut Days, Lexington, KY

Cake Topper:  Remnant Three Twenty, Etsy

DJ:  DJ WarrenPEACE

The Knot Wedding Website:  https://www.theknot.com/us/grace-neely-and-wes-johnson-jul-2017

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Grace and her bridesmaids were such a fun group!

Grace and her bridesmaids were such a fun group!

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Getting ready to see his bride!

Getting ready to see his bride!

Grace looking gorgeous for her groom!  They had their first look at the Arboretum.  So pretty!

Grace looking gorgeous for her groom!  They had their first look at the Arboretum.  So pretty!

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They are just the sweetest!

They are just the sweetest!

Elizabeth at the Beaumont Kroger did a gorgeous job on the bouquets!

Elizabeth at the Beaumont Kroger did a gorgeous job on the bouquets!

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Such a great bridal party and they did not complain about the heat! 

Such a great bridal party and they did not complain about the heat! 

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Loved working with Wes and his family!

Loved working with Wes and his family!

Grace with her parents, Terri and Tony Neely.  Wonderful people to work with!

Grace with her parents, Terri and Tony Neely.  Wonderful people to work with!

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Such a precious little girl! 

Such a precious little girl! 

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Absolutely love that they recreated this photo that Grace's parents did at their wedding!

Absolutely love that they recreated this photo that Grace's parents did at their wedding!

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DJ WarrenPEACE was amazing!

DJ WarrenPEACE was amazing!

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