By Marsha Koller
In my personal opinion, your wedding photos are the second most important decision you make for your wedding, behind the gown (ok, ok details that she may have missed on her special day). You often hear a bride say that because the wedding day is so overwhelming, it was all a blur to them. Great wedding photography immortalizes how all the meticulously detailed planning ‘worked’ on their wedding day, and the Bride will be able to see everything she missed.
But even better are the creatively staged photographs that evoke your style and take advantage of the beautiful locales. In the Bluegrass, it is very cool to bring in the feel of Bluegrass style for your guests to enjoy, and this serves as a fabulous backdrop.
Keep Your Wedding Photos “On Track”
We are extraordinarily lucky in our area to have world famous and breathtakingly beautiful Keeneland Racetrack, white fences, rolling bluegrass and “better than a mansion” horse farm barns befitting a king that can be the stage for your wedding photographs. Photos in a racetrack setting are classically beautiful, while evoking the casual grace of ‘Trackside Casual’. Keep in mind that photos on the actual track are rarely permitted, but you never know – magic can happen.
A Horse of Course
If you can arrange it, or have friends in the horse business, including a large four legged addition to your wedding party (during photo shooting only!) can make for one of a kind wedding photos. Nothing will say bluegrass more. Please don’t think that shooting with a horse just happens, as these guys are stars in their own right, so talk to their people first. If a horse isn’t in the cards, nothing says central Kentucky like our miles of white fences and sun shining bright on paddocks of bluegrass.
Never a Long Shot
These magical settings will be the foundation for the portraits that will be featured in your new home, and your parents’ homes, for years to come. They can adorn your new ‘At Home’ cards and even your first year’s Christmas Cards, evoking your Kentucky roots, and making your Bluegrass Style Wedding unforgettable.