Dwayne Lloyd Photography: Blog http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Dwayne Lloyd Photography dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:04:00 GMT Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:04:00 GMT http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u863762695-o316590547-50.jpg Dwayne Lloyd Photography: Blog http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog 80 120 Stephanie and Austin! | {Lexington Wedding Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/7/stephanie-and-austin-lexington-wedding-photographers I met this couple last year when they scheduled a family session here in Lexington Ky.  Several weeks ago Stephanie contacted me and wondered if I was available for their wedding at Talon Winery as well.  Of course I was more than happy to be a small part of their wedding day!  They wanted a intimate setting with their children and her lifelong friends.  The backdrop was perfect and provided a ideal location for photography as well.  Today I am sharing some of the highlights from their wedding here on my blog. Congratulations to Stephanie and Austin!!

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Paige and Jacob! | {Kentucky Wedding Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/6/paige-and-jacob-kentucky-wedding-photographers Fun Fact : I shot my very first wedding in Louisville Kentucky!  It has been several years, and many weddings, since that day and last weekend I was happy to be back in the Derby City for the wedding of Paige and Jacob.  I knew it was going to be a great day as soon as I entered her parents home and saw all the details in place for her wedding day.  Their theme of "Best Day Ever" truly lived up to the saying as everyone seemed to be relaxed and living in the moment.  Saint Bernadette Catholic church provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony which was followed by dinner and a fun reception at Mellwood Arts Center.   I had the fortunate job of capturing the images of the day and loved working with the new locations.  A great wedding has many components and vendors responsible for making everything perfect.  These Louisville vendors went above and beyond providing services that were outstanding.  Special thanks should be given for :

Dress - Rebecca's

Hair and Make Up - Southern Bridal Styles

Florist - Country Squire

Wedding Cake - Plehn's Bakery

Caterer - Karem's Catering

Reception Lights and Sound - Dance Party Unlimited (Jack Gill Jr.)



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Sophie + David - Engagement Session | {Dwayne Lloyd Photography} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/6/sophie-david---engagement-session-dwayne-lloyd-photography I met Sophie a few years ago when we met at a local coffee shop.  She wanted to ask my advice about photography and the photography business and the time passed quickly as we talked about my favorite passion.  Fast forward to today and she's now engaged and looking forward to her upcoming wedding.  I was thrilled when she asked me to be their photographer and last weekend I had the chance to meet her fiancé, David, at their wedding venue for a early morning engagement session.  We had a good time walking through the vineyards at Talon Winery and sharing more than a few laughs during the morning together.  I know that this will be a fun wedding that will be remembered years later.  I look forward to working with them on their big day!  Today I leave a few of my favorites from the engagement session here on my blog:

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Rachel + Kevin! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/6/rachel-kevin-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Go big or go home.  If you asked me what I thought about this wedding that would be my response.  As I look back on this wonderful wedding I think of two separate events.  The day began with a beautiful full mass Catholic wedding at Christ The King Cathedral and ended with a huge party at The Round Barn Stable Of Memories.  Individually they were both fun and beautiful but when you join them with party bus transportation and think of the entire day, it was awesome.  I had a blast covering this wedding and working with the newlyweds.  This will go down as one of my favorites, hands down.  Needless to say this is my largest wedding blog.  I kept finding more photos I needed to add.  I hope you don't mind.  

I have to give thanks to all the vendors that made this possible as well!  

Wedding Dress : Twirl Boutique

Flowers : Fields In Bloom (Brooke is awesome, just sayin')

Event Space : Round Barn Stable Of Memories (Erin does an great job of running the show!) 

DJ : Leo's Mobile Music (Leo kept them on the dance floor all.night.long.)

I also need to thank my second shooter, Steve, as well.  When clients ask "why do I need a second shooter?", I'll share this blog with them.  Many of these shots are just not possible with only one photographer  - Thanks Steve for another great job!



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Baby Camden! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/baby-camden-lexington-ky-photographers I love working with new parents on their newborn baby session.  They bring an fresh air of excitement and anticipation to the shoot and who can blame them?  It's exciting!  Last Sunday I did just that with this newly expanded family.  I'm not sure what they're doing but they're doing it well.  This baby was super, one of the best to be honest.  We were able to work quickly and took advantage of her beautiful nursery for the setting.  I love the way these photos turned out and have been excited about this post since I returned home.  There's no need to wait any longer!  These are a handful of my favorites from their session : 


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Arlissa + Joe! {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/arlissa-joe-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Wedding blogs are always a favorite of mine and I can't say enough good things about this wedding last weekend.  I had such a fun time working with this couple, and the entire wedding party, at Talon Winery on Saturday and have been looking forward to sharing some of their photos this week.  They exchanged vows in front of close friends and a very caring family overlooking the beautiful backdrop of a picture perfect Kentucky countryside.  The vineyard was beautiful with the vines just beginning to sprout for another season and their barn provided a nice break from the early summer heat.  I had a hard time picking out my favorites for the blog but have finally narrowed it down to these.  I need to give some vendor love as well for the beautiful day!

Venue : Talon Winery

Florist : Doug Smith Designs

Wedding Cake : Martines

Hair And Make Up : Somethingblulex

Catering : City Barbeque 




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Senior Session With Cristina | {Lexington Ky Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/senior-session-with-christina-lexington-ky-photographers I'm wrapped up my 2018 senior sessions with this session last weekend.  There's nothing like finishing strong and that's exactly what we accomplished!  She was phenomenal and worked great in front of the camera despite rapidly falling evening temperatures.  We hit some of my favorite locations and found a couple of new ones as well which is always a plus.  I have no doubt that she has a bright future ahead of her as she heads off to continue her education in college.  Today though, I am sharing some of my favorites from her photo shoot here on my blog.  Take a look : 

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Baby Make Three - Boys That Is! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/baby-make-three---boys-that-is-lexington-ky-photographers I realize that I've been doing this photography dream of mine for some time when I watch my families grow.  This is now the second family I work with that has been blessed with three boys and I've had the opportunity to photograph each of them from the beginning.  Wow, it's been a lot of fun watching what goes on behind the scenes - I have stories to tell!  

This family is very close to my family and me.  We've enjoyed watching each boy grow and their personalities develop.  I have no doubt that this little guy is going to be in good hands as he gets older with his two brothers watching his back!  Mom chose the theme of 'buddies forever' and I'm certain that will be the case.  Here's a preview from this session : 

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Senior Session With Kailey! | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/4/senior-session-with-kailey-lexington-ky-senior-photographers I wrapped up a full photo weekend last Sunday evening working on this session with Kailey.  It's always good to finish strong and that's exactly what we did as we wrapped up a couple of hours in downtown Lexington.  We didn't let a few rain drops dampen our mood and she was absolutely great to work with.  It's hard to believe that I first worked with her and one of my senior reps at a 12th birthday photo shoot - my how time flies!  Today I am sharing a little preview from Sunday, enjoy!  

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The Graduation Session | {Lexington Ky Photographer} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/4/the-graduation-session-lexington-ky-photographer Sometimes you meet a couple and realize that they're going to be perfect for each other.  That's just the case with these two.  I worked with them last year on their engagement photos and will be documenting their wedding day in June.  Last weekend they wanted a graduation session to remember their time at the University of Kentucky.  We walked what seemed like the entire campus and hit all the photo hot spots as well as stopping by their individual colleges as well.  I had a fun time getting to know more about them during the walks in between shots.   That leads me back to the opening sentence. They have a good head on their shoulders, degrees in hand, a job lined up, and a wedding in June - perfect!  Oh, and they like good BBQ, biscuits and jelly, he's into photography, she's graduating with a degree in education which my daughter is currently pursuing and I could go on and on but I think you get the picture!  Speaking of pictures, here's a little preview of their session : 

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Spring Session With Morgan! | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/4/spring-session-with-morgan-lexington-ky-senior-photographers I worked with Morgan last year as a senior rep before her senior year but she decided that she'd like to have a spring session as well.  Obviously, I was thrilled at the opportunity to work together again!  This time, we knew that she had decided to continue her academic pursuits at Transylvania University so we decided to use their campus as the main back drop for her portraits. Wow, the timing was perfect.  The trees were in full bloom and the historic architectural details provided a wonderful backdrop as well.  Today, I am sharing a little preview of her session here on my blog - enjoy!  


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Cassidy + Aaron | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/4/cassidy-aaron-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Centennial Park in Wilmore,Ky. provided the perfect backdrop for this engagement session last week.  Add to that setting a warm spring day, a beautiful couple, and the first fire truck that was purchased by the city in 1951.  Now you can visualize why I was so excited about this session.  We had a lot of fun in a short amount of time as our imaginations ran through all the possibilities that were available.  Cassidy and Aaron were so much fun and open to pretty much everything and had some great ideas of their own that we were able to try as well.  I knew when I left that not only would there be some great shots on the camera but that their wedding day would be a lot of fun as well.  Today I want to share some of those shots here on my blog!  

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Amy + Chris | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/3/amy-chris-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer What do you get when you combine St. Patrick's Day, two Irish families, and a wedding?  Many good times, laughs, and a lot of great memories!  This was the setting last Saturday when I worked with Amy and Chris on their wedding day here in Lexington Ky.  This was a unique situation in that none of the guests were from Lexington.  Amy has a love of horses and Chris fell in love with the location while here on a job assignment.  This was a natural meeting location in the middle of both families and provided the background that they desired.  It was perfect! As a lifelong Lexingtonian, I had a good time listening to the take of others on the beauty of our city and state.  Today I want to share some of the beauty of their wedding here on my photography blog, a little sneak peak of their finished product.   Congratulations to Amy and Chris!  I had a fun time with both of you and thoroughly enjoyed our time together.  I also need to give thanks to the following vendors for making it all possible:

Venue & Catering : Copper Roux

DJ :  BMF Sound Design

Wedding Dessers : Martines

Floral Bouquets : Doug Smith Designs



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A Spring Engagement Session | {Lexington Ky Engagement Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/2/a-spring-engagement-session-lexington-ky-engagement-photographers Last week, I met this sweet couple downtown for their engagement session.  The session was a Christmas gift from his sister and they scheduled the session in the most opportune time here in Kentucky.  We met right after the cold season and before the rain set in for what seemed like weeks on end.It was a glorious day and they were so much fun.  I was able to stand back at times and just capture their natural interactions which always leads to some of my favorite images. By the time it was over, we had covered several blocks of downtown, shared some laughs, and made some memories.  I had a lot of fun and I think they did as well!  Here is a little preview from their session : 

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Paige + Jason - A New Years Eve Wedding! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/1/paige-jason---a-new-years-eve-wedding-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer I can't think of many better ways to celebrate New Year's Eve than a wedding.  The only drawback here in Kentucky might be the weather and that was the case last Sunday. Fortunately,  we did not have to deal with any snow and ice but man was it cold!  I have to say that the wedding party did a fantastic job of braving the elements so we could quickly grab some outdoor shots around the venue.  We were able to shoot the rest of the day indoors at the very accommodating Dunnville Christian Church in Dunnville, Ky.  

I truly enjoyed my time spent with both families and their friends.   I can honestly say that Paige and Jason have surrounded themselves with a very capable support system of family, friends, and their Christian faith.  They both have a gentle spirit, are relaxed, and easy to work with.  I have no doubts at all that they will enjoy their new life together to the fullest extent.  Today on my blog I am sharing some highlight from their day.  

Thank you all so much for your support in 2017.  Happy New Year and I look forward to sharing more highlights here in the coming year.  



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Ryan - 2018 Senior {Lexington Ky Senior Photographer} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/12/ryan I met up with Ryan last weekend over Thanksgiving break for his senior session.  I was surprised we got such a beautiful morning for late November and Keeneland was the perfect backdrop for his photos.  I enjoyed getting to meet Ryan and his family; I wish him all the best with the last part of his senior year and his future to come. Here's some highlights from his shoot: 

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Kim + Mark! {Lexington Ky Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/kim-mark-lexington-ky-photographers Perseverance.  That word describes this session.  After their first session was cancelled weeks ago due to rain, this one was held on a cold, blustery day.  They pushed through, as did I, and I love the resulting images from the afternoon.  They needed an engagement session here before their destination wedding in Florida next summer.  Kim also brought her two kids so we could grab some family photos as well and it was a perfect plan.  They kept me in stitches and helped us all forget about the cold weather while we were working.  They were a laid back, fun, and friendly family and I enjoyed every minute of the time spent together.  Today I'm sharing a few highlights from the day.  Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and have a nice weekend!

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Paul's Party | {Lexington Ky Event Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/pauls-party-lexington-ky-event-photographers I had the honor of documenting this gathering for an early birthday celebration on Friday evening.  Paul Chellgren was surrounded by close friends and family in attendance to celebrate with him in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field.  The event was simply amazing and it became quickly apparent that he had a huge positive impact on the attendees.  The event was kicked off (see what I did there) with an a cappella version of My Old Kentucky Home and was then followed with Woodford Reserve bourbon (of course), wine, passed hors d'oeuvres, a beautiful dinner, birthday cake, music by The Jimmy Church Band, and topped with a fireworks display over Kroger Field.  His grandchildren sang a priceless rendition of Happy Birthday and were followed by several touching speeches.  The speeches were given by Paul himself, the President of UK - Eli Capilouto, the Mayor of Ashland - Steve Gilmore, as well as members of his family.  Capilouto's reading and presentation of the framed Poem "Youth" was one of many highlights of the night that also included Mayor Gilmore's presentation of the key to Ashland Ky.  It was a touching evening and the event was perfectly executed by his wife Debbie, event planner Dan Gipson, and premium service manager Christine Cobb.   The end result was beautiful and today I want to share some of those photos with you here on my blog!  

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Engagement Party For Christy and Ty! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/engagement-party-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers I knew I was among friends when I entered the house, turned to the left, and spotted the bourbon bar.  These were my kind of people!  I could not think of a better way to celebrate an engagement myself but that was only the beginning.  As I headed into the next room, I saw one of the best cookie displays that I have seen at any event.  They were created by Cookies By Charity in Versailles Ky and they tasted as good as they looked.  All of the food, drinks, and cookies were coordinated so well that I asked who provided the catering only to find out that a handful of Christy's closest friends pulled this off themselves.   All of this, however, could not compare to the love of their family and friends that was evident in the conversations and expressions throughout the evening.  Tonight I want to share some of the highlights and details that made the night so memorable.  Congratulations to Christy and Ty!

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Gavin - 2018 Senior {Lexington Ky Senior Photographer} http://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/gavin---2018-senior-lexington-ky-senior-photographer I met up with Gavin last weekend for his senior session, we started out in the locker room at Lexington Catholic where he plays football.  We all had a great time getting these shots in and finished up with some outdoor looks at Keeneland.  I enjoyed getting to meet Gavin and I wish him a memorable and great end to his high school career!  Here's some highlights from his shoot: 

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