Gunner & Rachael West

When Ben and I moved to Kentucky I wasn’t sure how quickly I would build up a new clientele in the Paducah area. I was so lucky that Rachael posted in an online community forum about looking for a wedding photographer, and then even luckier that she picked me to capture their engagement and wedding photos!

I met Gunner and Rachael back in May at their engagement shoot – my first official Paducah shoot!13925977_182135968870905_2574847348904229295_o For their engagements, we found an unbelievably beautiful field of wildflowers, plus we spent a little time in downtown Paducah commemorating this special time in their relationship.

A few short months later and their wedding day was here! They tied the knot at the Soiree Events Center in Paducah, Kentucky on September 24th.

The girls started their day at the Pur Bliss Salon in Paducah for hair and makeup before we headed out to the venue to get dressed. Rachael was an absolutely stunning bride!



By the way, did I mention that Rachael and Gunner have the most ADORABLE son named Emerson who was a stellar ring bearer even though he may have just wanted to play in Mom’s dress and veil most of the time. 🙂


The girls got the chance to visit Wahl’s Garden Center & Antique Shoppe for some gorgeous pictures before the ceremony. The guys headed to a local park for a few shots before go time!

Congrats to this wonderful couple and their whole family!