Amazing scenery (and amazing weather) made for what I knew would be some great wedding photos. Out in Nelson County not far from downtown Bardstown, KY, is a beautiful farm with gently rolling acreage where horses roam. There’s a pond and a classic black, split-rail fence that surrounds the property which provides a lovely backdrop for wedding photos. Adjacent to the rear of the property is an amazing piece of land that we were able to use for part of Brittany & John’s wedding photoshoot. There sat an incredible stone and wood barn that had to have been built in the 1800s. I visited the home and the woods and the site of the old barn and the pond a couple of months prior to the wedding. I knew that I wanted to use that barn. I had to get ideas for different frames, and see where the sunlight would be during the time we would be shooting the first look and the pre-wedding bridal party shots. I love shooting outdoor weddings, in fact I prefer it! However, extreme direct sunlight is difficult to use for weddings photos (or any photoshoot, really). Your photographer has the ability to either make your wedding photos really cool, or really not. This is one of the reasons I typically visit the wedding venue a few times before wedding day. Whether Louisville, Taylorsville, Shelbyville, or wherever your Kentucky wedding will be, it’s important that the wedding photographer understands the good stuff and the challenging stuff about where you are getting married. With Brittany and John, we had 5 or 6 different locations that I wanted to shoot inside of a 30-40 acre spread, so it was incredibly important for me to know exactly where we were going and when we needed to be there so that the wedding guests didn’t have to wait too long. Wedding photos are something you will cherish forever, and we only get one chance to shoot them. Make sure that your Louisville wedding photographer is going to work hard to make sure that you get photos that wow you. Here are some of our favorites from that day!