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Curtis and Janae

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I had such a wonderful time sharing in Curtis and Janae’s wedding day in May. They are two people who are so full of life and love that their joy overflows to all of us around them.  I photographed their wedding with the super-great Michael Winters. We spent the day on the historic farm and home of Farmington in Louisville. What a beautiful day for a wedding!

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Some photos by M Winters

Some photos by M Winters

 

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Coffee Engagement

I had the pleasure of being part of Curtis’ anniversary present for Janae.  Janae was glad to run into me at Sunergos Coffeeshop a few weeks ago and then, once Curtis told her that I was there to take some engagement photos of them, well, her gladness turned into tears.  Personally, a photo session would be the last thing I would want as a gift, but Janae was genuinely super-happy and proud of Curtis for thinking of such a surprise.

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On Display

Been working on putting some of my photographs from Africa on display here in Louisville. This summer I have been sharing work space with some talented artists at Sojourn Community Church.  We are all going to have our work hanging in the Sojourn Gallery at St. Vincent’s starting August 23rd.  If you can come out, there will be a reception and artist talk on Friday the 23rd.  The event is from 7-9pm. I was also featured in Sojourn’s Art and Culture Blog.

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Kentucky After Dark

I pride myself on being a Kentucky advocate. I love talking up my home state.  There are so many beautiful things to see and do here that you can only do in Kentucky.  So I felt it was a travesty that I had yet to visit Churchill Downs or see a horse race in general.  So talk about really getting into the “American-swing-of-things!”  My 3rd week back in the states provided me with my first visit to our historic track. Bailey’s birthday extravaganza landed us in the general admission seating for Downs After Dark on the most perfect of themes: Star Spangled Banner Night.  Red, white, and blue was everywhere (along with a fair share of sparkling). We took pride in our country, picked our winners, and watched the storm roll in.  Rain didn’t darken the mood, only the sky.  What a grand night for a horse race.

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thunder over…

So Milli and I have made a commitment to each other to try and have more fun.  Milli had an idea last week to have our own African Thunder Over Louisville the same night that all of our friends back home were celebrating.  But of course, we don’t have fireworks – but we did have two glow sticks that someone sent us for the kids.  We just cracked those open and waved them around outside.  It lasted about 2 minutes, but at least it was something for us to laugh about.  Bonus, we got to try and explain what we were doing to our guard who didn’t know what fireworks were.  That was awesome.  We made him wave the glow sticks around too.

 

I guess you can take the Louisvillian out of the Derby but you can’t take the Derby out of the Louisvillian.

This one was taken by our guard.  I’m pretty sure he has never really held a camera before.

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What I will miss the most

Well, actually, it is probably third, right behind sitting around front porches/ fire-pits with friends, and Sojourn.  Okay, so what comes in third for what I will miss most about Louisville….The Food.  There are restaurants everywhere, and they are locally owned, and there are so many great ones.  Simply Thai, Vietnam Kitchen, The Fish House, Smoketown BBQ, Butterfly Garden, Highland Morning, Ramsi’s, Clifton’s – I could go on forever.  You can find any style – ethnic, American, locally grown, highbrow or down-home.  And what could make a visit to one of these great Louisville treasures better? The company of great friends.  Before I left, I wanted to try a few of the restaurants I had heard great things about but never visited.  Peake, Curtis, and I headed down to Butchertown to visit the critically acclaimed Blind Pig and it definitely lived up to its reputation.

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