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LEXINGTON IS FOR LOVERS

February 20, 2019

It’s good for the soul to get “out” every once in a while, don’t you think?

In the past, I found myself falling into the homebody mindset. Adventure sounded exciting, but home was safe and familiar.

But now, I don’t want to make the mistake of not venturing out when I have the opportunity to just because fear of the unknown can be intimidating.

I’ve learned that as a photographer, travel is a key element to growth. New settings force you to think outside of the box, plus, they’re refreshing to work in.

Over the last two years, I’ve built up a sturdy list of local spots to shoot at, and I’ve gradually learned how to technically and stylistically make any location that could be thrown at me, work.

So, I thought…why not go somewhere new? Why not start the process of branching out?!


Lucky for me, three amazing couples were on board to start this very process by my side!!! I really can’t express how grateful I am that they made the rainy trek to Lexington this past Sunday so that we could work together. Not only that, but each one of these couples were so kind to me before, during, and after the shoot. Their respect for these photoshoots meant the world to me!


Each session ended up being held at The Square in Lexington. The original plan was to have each shoot at a separate location, but due to the fact that 1.) it was a Sunday, and a lot of places I had wanted us to go were closed and 2.) it’s wintertime, and there’s not much “life” in the surrounding nature, I decided we couldn’t go wrong with this location! This is a popular spot to shoot at in Lexington, and I figured, “Why not make it the first official one I shoot at up here?!”


Here are my favorites from each session! Despite the chilly temperatures and damp air, I think you all will be able to see that we all still had a fun time together!!! And check out how photogenic, genuine, and smitten each one of these couples are!!!

McKayla + Brody: Both times that I’ve gotten to work with this sweet couple, I’ve thought that McKayla’s smile just  shines!  It’s no wonder why Brody looks at her the way he does.

McKayla + Brody: Both times that I’ve gotten to work with this sweet couple, I’ve thought that McKayla’s smile just shines! It’s no wonder why Brody looks at her the way he does.

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Kaycee + Caleb: I’m not sure what it is about these next three shots, but to me, Kaycee and Caleb look like a Disney prince and princess!!! The joy between the two of them is evident! I also adore the colors they wore!

Kaycee + Caleb: I’m not sure what it is about these next three shots, but to me, Kaycee and Caleb look like a Disney prince and princess!!! The joy between the two of them is evident! I also adore the colors they wore!

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Paige + Ryan: These two are so stunning together, and it amazed me how in-tune they are with one another! When Paige’s red hair started blowing in the wind, I was snapping away like a crazy person!!!

Paige + Ryan: These two are so stunning together, and it amazed me how in-tune they are with one another! When Paige’s red hair started blowing in the wind, I was snapping away like a crazy person!!!

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McKayla + Brody: I had asked Brody to tickle McKayla for this shot, and he said, “Oh lord, this may not end well!” Well, that made us all laugh before he even tickled her, and then when he did, it was even better!

McKayla + Brody: I had asked Brody to tickle McKayla for this shot, and he said, “Oh lord, this may not end well!” Well, that made us all laugh before he even tickled her, and then when he did, it was even better!

McKayla + Brody: See! ^^^

McKayla + Brody: See! ^^^

Paige + Ryan: Up until this shoot, I hadn’t ever asked a couple to “spin” like they were playing “ring around the rosies”…

Paige + Ryan: Up until this shoot, I hadn’t ever asked a couple to “spin” like they were playing “ring around the rosies”…

Paige + Ryan: …but It’s definitely something I’ll be asking couples to do more often, now. It was a really cute prompt for candid photos!

Paige + Ryan: …but It’s definitely something I’ll be asking couples to do more often, now. It was a really cute prompt for candid photos!

Kaycee + Caleb: I love something about this one.

Kaycee + Caleb: I love something about this one.

Kaycee + Caleb: I had to include this adorable silly shot!!!

Kaycee + Caleb: I had to include this adorable silly shot!!!

Paige + Ryan: They make walking through the rain look graceful.

Paige + Ryan: They make walking through the rain look graceful.

McKayla + Brody: Aren’t they naturals?! I think this would make a beautiful post card!

McKayla + Brody: Aren’t they naturals?! I think this would make a beautiful post card!

Paige + Ryan: Am I the only one who feels like they’re looking  RIGHT  at me through the screen?

Paige + Ryan: Am I the only one who feels like they’re looking RIGHT at me through the screen?

Paige + Ryan: A cute litte kiss.

Paige + Ryan: A cute litte kiss.

McKayla + Brody: A twirl is always a must! Again, you’ve gotta love those smiles!

McKayla + Brody: A twirl is always a must! Again, you’ve gotta love those smiles!

McKayla + Brody: I tried to place McKayla directly in front of the blue, and Brody in front of the white, to create a sense of pattern!

McKayla + Brody: I tried to place McKayla directly in front of the blue, and Brody in front of the white, to create a sense of pattern!

Kaycee + Caleb: All of the mist in the air made me feel like we were shooting in Seattle!

Kaycee + Caleb: All of the mist in the air made me feel like we were shooting in Seattle!

Paige + Ryan: We ended out our shoot inside of the walkway at The Square. While my style is typically light and airy and not as “moody,” I adore how this shot turned out! It was nice to try something different!

Paige + Ryan: We ended out our shoot inside of the walkway at The Square. While my style is typically light and airy and not as “moody,” I adore how this shot turned out! It was nice to try something different!


I hope you all have enjoyed scrolling through my favorites from these Lexington modeling shoots!

I can’t wait to go back to Lexington and start checking off other locations I’ve added to my “To See” list! May the next adventure be a little sunnier, a little warmer, and a little bloom-ier (okay, that’s not a word…basically, I’m just wishing it was Spring, already!)

Until next week,

Skyler