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Winter Coffee Shop Engagement by Louisville Kentucky Photographer Sarah Katherine Davis Photography

Sofeia and Rohail were looking for a fun, cozy, and casual vibe for their engagement photos back in December. I threw out a few options, but Louisville Cream was the thing that ultimately brought us to the Nulu neighborhood & can I just say I'm really glad it did! It's my favorite thing when couples sessions end up feeling like a date— we started at Please and Thank You with some chai lattes, then strolled through the neighborhood looking at murals (like Liz Richter's gorgeous floral one on the side of Red Tree), and wrapped things up with the most delicious ice cream at Louisville Cream

I loved how easily they laughed with each other and it's had me looking forward to today for the longest time! This afternoon I'll be heading to Lexington to photograph their Mehndi, tomorrow I'll be back in Louisville for their Shaadi, then at the end of the month I'll be in Greenville, SC for their Valima. I am really looking forward to having multiple days to get to know their friends and family— if they are anything like Sof & Ro then it is going to be THE BEST time. 

I could go on and on, but it's just about time for me to load up the car and head out for all their wedding festivities! If you're looking for more winter couples sessions, then Trent & Kendra's in-home session and Will & Nate's Buffalo Trace distillery session are both perfect for you.

Maggie + Corey // Adventurous Hiking & Bookstore Engagement Session //Louisville Kentucky Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky

Maggie and Corey met as English majors and are self-proclaimed book nerds. They also love hiking and exploring the outdoors, so naturally, we decided that Carmichael's and Cherokee Park would be the perfect locations to visually represent their relationship. It was so nice getting the chance to talk about favorite books and favorite hikes— both are topics I love. Maggie is a high school English teacher (note to self: have someone proofread this before posting 😂) so it made me smile that she picked up the same Rupi Kaur book of poetry I was reading before they arrived. 

When we got to Cherokee, I was pleased to see they were both wearing hiking boots. After all the recent rain there was quite a bit of mud on our path and if they had worn dress shoes we wouldn't have been able to get to many of the best spots. Maggie also brought a jean jacket so we could mix up her look a bit. For any of you that are planning your engagement session outfits—  comfortable, practical shoes and layers are your two best friends. 

Maggie's parents brought their two adorable dogs to join us after we had a chance to take photos of just the two of them exploring. I love getting the opportunity to include your pups in your photos, but it can be stressful for you to have them there the whole time— especially while we are trying to get photos of just the two of you. I always recommend that a friend or family member bring them for the last twenty minutes of our session to cut back on stress while still allowing them to be part of your engagement session. 

Another great way to include pets in your photos is to do an in-home session— just like Alex and Collin did with their very good boy Sirius for their anniversary photos

Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Crossing Stream
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Hugging
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Hiking Boots - Exploring
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Walking Dogs
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Hugging by Creek
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Playing Fetch with Dogs
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Dogs
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Playing with Dogs
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Playing Fetch with Dogs
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Hugging by Creek
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Exploring
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Exploring
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Exploring
Maggie + Corey Adventurous Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Cherokee Park Hike - Louisville Kentucky - Exploring
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky - Reading
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky - Reading
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky - Engagement Ring
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Carmichael's Book Store - Louisville Kentucky
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Highlands Bardstown Road - Louisville Kentucky
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Highlands Bardstown Road - Louisville Kentucky
Maggie + Corey Engagement Session- Sarah Katherine Davis Photography - Highlands Bardstown Road - Louisville Kentucky

Lauren & Joey // In-Home Engagement Session // Louisville Lifestyle Photographer

Lauren & Joey // In-Home Session // Louisville, KY // July 2017

Where do I even start for Lauren and Joey? I first met Lauren several years ago when she was helping to plan her sister Jenny's gorgeous backyard wedding. I had the best time getting to know their family. Full disclosure: I did creep a little bit trying to figure out if Lauren was going to be getting married soon because I really wanted to get to photograph her and Joey. Is that wrong? I'm gonna go ahead and say no. 

We decided to do an in-home session for their engagement photos— needless to say, I was head over heals for their tall ceilings, big windows, exposed brick, and loads of plants. It was one of those times I felt like I was hanging out with friends (and also happened to be taking photos) as they made breakfast, brewed some coffee, listened to records, and talked Twin Peaks. I am really excited to share the images with you today!

If you are looking for some more in-home goodness Alex & Collin's session was so cozy and sweet (and included the softest sweetest pupper). I've got a few more in-home sessions queued up to share with you as well— so be sure to check back on the blog in the coming weeks!

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