Dwayne Lloyd Photography: Blog https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Dwayne Lloyd Photography dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:21:00 GMT Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:21:00 GMT https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u863762695-o316590547-50.jpg Dwayne Lloyd Photography: Blog https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog 80 120 Stephanie and Austin! | {Lexington Wedding Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky photographers lexington ky wedding photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/7/stephanie-and-austin-lexington-wedding-photographers Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:03:37 GMT
Paige and Jacob! | {Kentucky Wedding Photographers} https://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} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky engagement photographer lexington ky photographer lexington ky wedding photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/6/sophie-david---engagement-session-dwayne-lloyd-photography Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:09:35 GMT
Rachel + Kevin! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/6/rachel-kevin-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:05:45 GMT
Baby Camden! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) children's photography lexington ky children's photographer lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/baby-camden-lexington-ky-photographers Sat, 19 May 2018 21:55:13 GMT
Arlissa + Joe! {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) kentucky wedding photographers lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/arlissa-joe-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Tue, 15 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Senior Session With Cristina | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/senior-session-with-christina-lexington-ky-photographers Fri, 04 May 2018 11:08:39 GMT
Baby Make Three - Boys That Is! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/5/baby-make-three---boys-that-is-lexington-ky-photographers Wed, 02 May 2018 11:46:22 GMT
Senior Session With Kailey! | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/4/senior-session-with-kailey-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:52:28 GMT
The Graduation Session | {Lexington Ky Photographer} https://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} https://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} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky wedding photographers lexington ky wedding photography lexington ky weddings https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/4/cassidy-aaron-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Amy + Chris | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/3/amy-chris-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:46:55 GMT
A Spring Engagement Session | {Lexington Ky Engagement Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky engagement photographer lexington ky photographer lexington wedding photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/2/a-spring-engagement-session-lexington-ky-engagement-photographers Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:18:25 GMT
Paige + Jason - A New Years Eve Wedding! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} https://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.  

-Dwayne

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2018/1/paige-jason---a-new-years-eve-wedding-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Wed, 03 Jan 2018 12:22:52 GMT
Ryan - 2018 Senior {Lexington Ky Senior Photographer} https://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} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky family photography lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/kim-mark-lexington-ky-photographers Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:26:08 GMT
Paul's Party | {Lexington Ky Event Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky event photography lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/pauls-party-lexington-ky-event-photographers Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:52:38 GMT
Engagement Party For Christy and Ty! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky engagement photography lexington ky event photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/engagement-party-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:14:27 GMT
Gavin - 2018 Senior {Lexington Ky Senior Photographer} https://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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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/gavin---2018-senior-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:10:09 GMT
2018 Seniors - Savannah and Kailee! {Lexington, Ky Senior Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/2018-seniors---savannah-and-kailee-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Last Sunday turned out to be a beautiful late Fall morning in central Kentucky, the colors were a perfect backdrop for these sister's senior session.  Meet Savannah and Kailee - twins and part of the Class of 2018 at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, KY.  They were fantastic to work with and I enjoyed getting to know them - I wish them a great remainder of their senior year!  Here's a few photos from their senior session:

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/2018-seniors---savannah-and-kailee-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:57:28 GMT
Paige + Jacob! | {Lexington Ky Engagement Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/paige-jacob-lexington-ky-engagement-photographers I wrapped up a cold, rainy weekend late Sunday afternoon with this engagement session.  Paige and Jacob live in Louisville so rescheduling was not a very good option.  They both did great with the cold temperatures and I loved working with them and learning how they interact in front of the camera lens.  They chose Keeneland for a backdrop as they both attended UK and, like many of the college students here, had some memorable times at the races.  They were natural and relaxed as I worked with them  and I enjoyed learning more about them and their story during the session.  I am already looking forward to working with them next summer when I travel to Louisville to photograph their wedding!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky engagement photographer lexington ky photographer lexington wedding photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/paige-jacob-lexington-ky-engagement-photographers Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:05:09 GMT
The Hudson Family {Lexington Ky Family Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/the-family-lexington-ky-family-photographer Last Sunday afternoon I worked with this family to get some Fall photos at Keeneland, I have taken their photos before but this time they had a cute, new edition.  You wouldn't know it by looking but it was freezing outside and to spite that everyone did great!  Here's a sneak peak of their session, I'm looking forward to editing the rest.

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The Dodge Family {Lexington Ky Family Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/the-dodge-family-lexington-ky-family-photographer I met up with this family last Sunday for some family photos.  They braved the weather and we got some great shots in to spite the gloomy, cold and damp weather.  I really enjoyed working with this family and I'm already looking forward to working with their youngest daughter for her senior portraits next year!   Here's a sneak peak of their session:

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographers lexington ky family photographers lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/11/the-dodge-family-lexington-ky-family-photographer Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:48:23 GMT
Rachel and Kevin's engagement session {Lexington KY Wedding Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/rachel-and-kevins-engagement-session-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Last Sunday morning was quite chilly but this couple persevered and did their engagement session anyway.  There were a few moments where we had to dodge the drizzle and sleet but they were good sports and we managed to get a great session in.  They are a fun couple and I am already looking forward to their wedding next May.  I am so glad they got a few photos with Kevin in his uniform, I think you'll agree.  Take a look at a little preview from their session:

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky wedding photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/rachel-and-kevins-engagement-session-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:23:07 GMT
Collin + Cherish | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/collin-cherish-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer I can't say enough good things about this couple.   When you spend more than a minute with them you realize that they are truly a perfect match.  Saturday I was able to spend the afternoon and evening with them telling the story of their wedding and the fun celebration that followed.  Many good memories were shared during the speeches and I loved learning more about their story and meeting their family and friends during the reception.  The DJ did a great job of keeping the dance floor full and lively which led to a lot of fun shots to finish the night.  Today on my blog, I want to give you one snapshot of their day in the following photos.  Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. O'Connell, your Gatsby themed wedding was beautiful!!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky wedding photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/collin-cherish-lexington-ky-wedding-photographer Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:10:59 GMT
2018 Senior - Julia! {Lexington KY Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/2018-senior---madison-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Last weekend I met Julia for her senior session, we started in a park like setting and moved to a little creek to finish up.  We got some stunning shots in; she's a real natural in front of the camera.   I'm so excited to share a few of my favorites from the evening!  Special thanks to Kelli Marshall of Hair and Makeup by Kelli Marshall here in Lexington for doing a fabulous job on Julia's makeup.  

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/2018-senior---madison-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:20:40 GMT
Treasured Family photos! {Lexington, Ky Family Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/treasured-family-photos I had the chance to meet and photograph this wonderful family last Sunday afternoon here in Lexington at a local park.  We planned the date and worried a little about the weather, but it turned out to be a beautiful day!  I got to meet a wonderful set of parents, their three grown children and their children.  This wonderful group was easy to work with and a lot of fun, I enjoyed getting to know them all better. I have many photos from their session, but I wanted to just share a few with you tonight: 

 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographers lexington ky family photographers lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/treasured-family-photos Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:30:00 GMT
Alex's Senior Session | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/alexs-senior-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers I met up with Alex last Sunday morning in downtown Lexington for his senior session.  I always like the backdrops we find downtown for photos.  He's a bright young man and I know he's destined to do big things!  As I have been working on his images I noticed we got some great shots in, today I want to share some of his photos with you here on the blog. 

 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/alexs-senior-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:24:33 GMT
The Schmidt Family {Lexington Ky Family Photography} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-schmidt-family-lexington-ky-family-photography Last weekend I got to meet up with one of my favorite families for some Fall photos.  I have been fortunate to work with this family for several years now and this time they had a new addition, a sweet baby boy!  I love it when clients call me year after year for photos; I get the pleasure of seeing their family grow and their little ones get bigger.  Take a look at a few photos from their session:

 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographers lexington ky family photographers lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-schmidt-family-lexington-ky-family-photography Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:00:47 GMT
A day at Keeneland's Fall Meet | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-day-at-keenelands-fall-meet-lexington-ky-photographers I met up with these two last Saturday at Keeneland.  He had never been to Keeneland before and she was visiting from out of state, so he asked for some professional photos to document the day!  I jumped at the chance to do this for them and I am so glad I did.  They got dressed up and when I met up with them they were already having a grand time!   Let me share some of their photos with you and I guarantee you can't help but smile when you see them!

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-day-at-keenelands-fall-meet-lexington-ky-photographers Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:33:06 GMT
The Grow Family {Lexington Ky Family Photography} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-grow-family Last Saturday morning I met up with the Grow family for some Fall family photos.  Their two boys were very cooperative and seemed to like having their photos taken.  We got some great shots in and learned more about each other - we found out we have a lot in common!  Here's just a few of my favorites from the morning:

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographers lexington ky family photographers lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-grow-family Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:18:15 GMT
All-American Senior Session | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/all-american-senior-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers When I think All-American I think of a well rounded athlete and great student, last weekend I met up with a young man who fits that description.  I have been lucky to photograph several athletes, but I think this is the first time I did football and baseball poses in the same senior session.  I had so much fun with this and getting to know Cameron a little better; he has a bright future ahead of him. Today I want to share some of his photos with you here on the blog. 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/all-american-senior-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:19:11 GMT
A Fall Engagement Session! {Lexington KY Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-fall-engagement-session-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers I love having the opportunity to get together with a couple for their engagement session, this is a great way for all of us to get to know each other a little better before the big wedding day!  Last weekend I got together with this couple to get some great shots to mark their engagement, I'm already looking forward to their wedding next September.  Today on my blog I'd like to share some photos from their session!  

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington engagement photography lexington ky engagement photographer lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-fall-engagement-session-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:07:04 GMT
The Brelsfoard Family https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-brelsfoard-family I met up with this family last weekend, their boys had me in stitches.  Sometimes little boys say the funniest things, these two brothers certainly did!  I really enjoyed my time with them and we even managed to get some good photos in between all the laughs!  Here are a few of my favorites from the session:  

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographers lexington ky family photographers lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-brelsfoard-family Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:44:43 GMT
A great afternoon for Family! https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-great-afternoon-for-family I met this family this past weekend for a Fall shoot at a local park, I've had the opportunity to work with this family before and I am honored they called me again to do a family session.  I loved seeing how the family has changed and grown over the past few years. They are a pleasure to work with and they always do such a great job with the outfit color scheme!  I wanted to share a few of my favorites on the blog this evening.  

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographers lexington ky family photographers lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-great-afternoon-for-family Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:23:43 GMT
Fall Family Time! {Lexington Ky Family Photography} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/fall-family-time-lexington-ky-family-photography I had so much fun meeting up with Dave and Kim for their Fall family photos, and this time I got to meet their handsome, little guy.  Just two short years ago I was shooting this couple's beautiful wedding,  I am so honored they asked me to capture this perfect Fall afternoon in photos for them.  Their son is the cutest and his outfit was perfect! At such a young age he is already so photogenic! I love being reacquainted with couples after they are married and watching their family grow.  We had a fun hour or so capturing some special memories; here are a few of my favorites:

 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) children's photography lexington ky children's photographer lexington ky family photography lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/fall-family-time-lexington-ky-family-photography Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:05:51 GMT
2018 Seniors - Olivia and Sophia {Lexington KY Senior Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/2018-seniors---olivia-and-sophia-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Meet Olivia and Sophia, twin sisters who are both seniors at Lafayette High School!  I met these lovely young ladies early Saturday morning for their senior session, it was a beautiful morning and we all had a good time getting to know each other. We combined looks for their photos with a downtown Lexington setting and then moved to a more park like setting for some great 'nature' looks.  After speaking with both of these young women for a short amount of time I could tell they both have a bright future ahead of them.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the morning: 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/2018-seniors---olivia-and-sophia-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:51:19 GMT
2018 Senior - Adrian! {Lexington KY Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/2018-senior---adrian-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Last Sunday I met 2018 Senior, Adrian, at Gratz Park to shoot his senior session.  We were able to get many nice shots in before the sun sat.  Adrian did great, he has a spectacular personality.  Steve (my assistant) and I enjoyed getting to know him a little better.  He asked some great questions about photography and I enjoyed explaining it all to him.  I think we connected well and everyone had a great time!  Today I am sharing some of my favorites here on the blog!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/2018-senior---adrian-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:50:09 GMT
A Family Session At The Park https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-family-session-at-the-park I liked this little girl as soon as we met Saturday.  She had to be one of the most personable six year olds that I have ever met and could carry a conversation like a pro.  At one point she told me that she had been looking forward to getting her photo taken with her mom and dad.......and working with me!  Kid's say the funniest things!  Of course after meeting mom and dad and watching them all interact it all made perfect sense.  They are a great family and working with them was a breeze.  Meeting new families has always been a perk of the job and Saturday was no exception as we met for their photography session here in Lexington Ky.  Today I get to share some of my favorite photos from the day and I think you will be able to get a small glimpse, a snapshot if you will, of exactly what I am trying to put into words.  Have a great day everyone!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographer lexington ky family photography lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/a-family-session-at-the-park Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:38:51 GMT
Family Time! | {Lexington Ky Family Photography} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/family-time-lexington-ky-family-photography This was another one of those sessions that puts my photography journey into perspective.   It was time for this little guy's first birthday session but it seemed like only yesterday that I was photographing the newborn session for his four year old sister!  Time flies and I will admit that I lose track of how long I have worked with certain families.  Once realized, it becomes the greatest compliment that I think anyone could receive regardless of their line of work.   They happen to be one of my favorite families and it was great to see them again here in Lexington.  I could not believe how much their son had grown since his six month session and those blue eyes! WOW did they pop in the shots!  His older sister has changed a lot as well and she decided that she was now ready to pose for the camera and call her own shots which is always fun.  I'll just say it was great to work with both of them during our time together and I love the resulting images. Tonight I leave you with a sampling of my favorites : 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) children's photography lexington ky children's photographer lexington ky family photography lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/10/family-time-lexington-ky-family-photography Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:41:29 GMT
Melissa + Zach | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/melissa-zach-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Sometimes you just know that you're going to like working with a couple on their wedding day.  Saturday was the day I learned that my intuition was indeed correct.  When I met Melissa and Zach at Danforth Chapel on the campus of Berea College, they were laid back and ready to get started with their first look.  The setting was beautiful and offered plenty of great photo opportunities on a perfect early fall day in Kentucky.    

should mention that Danforth Chapel is a special location for her family. Over forty years ago, Melissa's parents exchanged vows in the chapel as well. I loved talking with her mother about the memories that she had from her wedding day and the nostalgia of your daughter following your footsteps down that same aisle.  The side room where Melissa got ready was the reception area where her parents served wedding cake and mixed nuts after their wedding.   Receptions have changed a lot since that day but Melissa and Zach still managed to keep it simple, and fun, by choosing to meet everyone at her parent's house for a casual reception.  

They were surrounded by close friends and family and it was a nice opportunity for me to meet each of them. I enjoyed the time I spent with them and the laughs that were shared with the guests.  Great food and great people is a combination that always makes a memorable evening. 

Honestly I could ramble on about how they seem like a perfect fit for each other or about how much I enjoyed working with them or the fact that their families are absolutely wonderful.....you get the idea.  But I'm sure you're here for the preview of their day so I'll leave you with some of my favorites.  

​​​​​​​Thanks for stopping by and if you know this wonderful couple, tell them Congratulations!

Dwayne

A little vendor love :

Catering : Darae And Friends

Cookies (Best Ever!!) : L'Oven Cookies

​​​​​​​Florist : Kreations By Karen

​​​​​​​Hair : Chic Beauty By Brooke White

Venue : Danforth Chapel Berea College

Brides Rings : Farmers Jewelry

Grooms Rings : Helzberg

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky wedding photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/melissa-zach-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:01:55 GMT
2018 Senior - Madison! {Lexington KY Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/2018-senior---madison-lexington-ky-senior-photographers It's always good when you have a chance to work with family!  Sunday my cousin drove from Louisville to meet me here in Lexington so I could work with her daughter Madison.  As if working with family and catching up were not enough, Madison also has a strong interest in photography.  Needless to say, we talked a little shop as we worked our way through the session that evening. I tried to give her as many tips and pointers as I could and she seemed to enjoy the banter.  She is a country girl through and through and we worked with a barn and fence line  while chasing the fading sun on a beautiful evening in the bluegrass.   It was good to see them and hear about their summer adventures in the western US, still a photography bucket list item of mine. It should go without saying that the time passed much too quickly but not before we were able to accomplish our task.  I'm sharing a few of my favorites here on my blog today, enjoy!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/2018-senior---madison-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:36:29 GMT
2018 Senior - Patrick https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/2018-senior---patrick Last Sunday I met 2018 Senior Patrick at Sayre to shoot his senior session.  I had previously worked with his brother a couple of years ago in the same area and it was good to be back.  There are a lot of unique combinations downtown and we got a pretty cool mix of historical mixed with contemporary during our two hour exploration.  As a bonus, I found some previously undiscovered locations that I'll keep in the back of my mind for the future.  

Patrick was great and had a good time talking to Steve, my assistant, about movies during the session.  It's always good to be able to connect with the seniors and we end up having a good time as well.  It's about photography while we're working and a lot of fun conversation mixed in during the down time spent walking the areas.  All in all it was a great morning and today I am sharing some of my favorites here on the blog!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/2018-senior---patrick Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:34:42 GMT
2018 Senior - Katie! | {Lexington KY Senior Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/2018-senior---katie-lexington-ky-senior-photographer So as I was working with Katie last weekend, she stopped and asked if she was going to be on my blog?  I didn't quite know where this line of questioning was going (some prefer not to be and I respect that) but I said sure!  She then told me that she was looking forward to it because she had read many of my posts!  I stopped in my tracks and asked, you read the posts?!  No pressure there!  In all honesty I had a great time working with her and talking to her mom as well.  At some point I mentioned that one of the things that I love, and I do mean LOVE, about this gig is simply getting outside and spending time with people.  It's so much better than social media where we share many of the worlds problems.  I now know that when you get out and spend time with people you realize that the world is so much more than what is seen on computer screens.  Capturing photos of great people being their awesome self is what I love to do and that's exactly what happened last weekend.  Check these out!  

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/2018-senior---katie-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:09:07 GMT
Engagement Session With Jessie and Thomas! | {Lexington KY Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/engagement-session-with-jessie-and-thomas-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers I love the engagement sessions that are included with my wedding plans.  They are a great way for me to work with couples and get to see how they act both naturally and in front of the camera.  It's also a good chance to familiarize myself with both of them before their wedding day in a relaxed and casual setting.  Judging by the way things went last Sunday morning working with Jessie and Thomas, things are going to be a lot of fun next June on their wedding day!  We all had several common interests and working together was effortless and entertaining.  They're natural in front of the camera which made my morning easy.  Tonight on my blog I'd like to share some photos from their session!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington engagement photography lexington ky engagement photographer lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/engagement-session-with-jessie-and-thomas-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:24:17 GMT
Friday Night Lights | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/friday-night-lights-lexington-ky-senior-photographers When you thing about high school football you think about Friday Night Lights.  Therefore, when doing a football senior session, it's always a great opportunity to bring the studio lights in to provide some photographic drama.  Having access to the weight room or locker room is also ideal and the scene is then perfect for capturing these fun shots.  Matthew was a lot of fun to work with and busted out into huge smiles and laughter quite often - I think he enjoyed the session!  Today I want to share some of his photos with you here on the blog.  I also want to wish him and his teammates good luck tonight under the lights!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/9/friday-night-lights-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:21:51 GMT
2018 Senior - Lauren! | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/2018-senior---lauren-lexington-ky-senior-photographers At one point during our session last weekend I just asked if she had ever thought about modeling?  After you take a look as these favorites you might agree.  Before I get ahead of myself, let me introduce you to 2018 senior Lauren!  We met one morning this past weekend and had a fabulous session.  She was more than prepared with coordinating jewelry, shoes, and outfit changes.  Working with her was a lot of fun as we had a lot of common interests and plenty of laughs during our time together in downtown Lexington.  I had a hard time picking just a few so there are plenty of pics here on the blog today that showcase her style and personality.   I'll let you look and try to choose a favorite because I had a hard time doing so.....

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky photographers lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/2018-senior---lauren-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:59:21 GMT
2018 Senior Rep Emma (part 2) | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/2018-senior-rep-emma-part-2-lexington-ky-senior-photographers You might recognize Emma from a prior post on this blog.  We did part of her session a little over a week ago as she had a ankle injury on both feet and walking was extremely difficult.  Needless to say it was not a good situation for creek photos and was barely tolerable for our first session.  Now fully recovered, we met again Wednesday evening for the remainder of her session in a local park.  I had no idea when I set the session that this was where she spent most of her childhood with her friends.  What better place to shoot a senior session?! She knew all the nooks and crannies of the area and we explored what seemed like every one. It was a blast and I had a great time listening to her tales of childhood, the games they played, and their imaginary 'Bridge To Terabithia'.  Good times and great memories, just like your senior year of high school.  It was a perfect match and I want to share some of those photos on my blog today!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/2018-senior-rep-emma-part-2-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMT
A Great Night For A Twin Session! | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/a-great-night-for-a-twin-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers It's been a great week for sessions here in Kentucky.  The weather has been cool and the sunsets have been fabulous.  Those two factors made for a great evening Tuesday when I met these twins downtown to begin their session.  Although the scene there was fantastic, we saved the best for last and headed to a local golf course to finish the session.  Both brothers are on the high school golf team so the backdrop was fitting and appropriate.  I think they had a good time in their natural habitat and enjoyed the evening golf cart ride along the scenic paths.  We found some nice places to stop, take a few shots, and move on to discover another great setting before finally ending up back at the club house.  Tonight I want to share several of their shots here on my blog!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/a-great-night-for-a-twin-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:21:09 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Emma! | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/2018-senior-rep---emma-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Tonight I have the pleasure of introducing my last 2018 Senior Rep, Emma!  I could write an entire blog detailing the courage that Emma had to have to even shoot this session.  Days before the session she suffered a severe ankle/heel injury to both feet from an accident at the lake.  We had reserved some time to shoot at Shakespeare and Co. here in downtown Lexington and she wanted to make sure that we were able to keep that appointment.  What you won't see in these photos are the sock feet, tennis shoes, and placing heels on her feet right before the shots.  All I can say is that it all payed off.  I love the way that these turned out.  She did an amazing job of fighting through the discomfort and working the camera!   The setting was spectacular and I have to give a special thanks to the folks at Shakespeare and Co. for giving us the opportunity to use their facility.  Here are a few of my favorites from Sunday:

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/8/2018-senior-rep---emma-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Wed, 02 Aug 2017 01:12:37 GMT
Beautiful Evening In The Park | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/beautiful-evening-in-the-park-lexington-ky-photographers I was worried about the chance of rain heading into this session but as fate would have it, it was a beautiful evening.  The setting sun provided beautiful lighting as a backdrop for this final session of the weekend.  Natures splendor combined with coordinating clothing was a perfect match for this family session.  We worked for an hour or so and that was plenty of time to grab some photos as the sun was setting.  One of the many things I love about photography is the opportunity to meet new families and Sunday was no exception.  Let me share some of their photos with you today....

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky family photography lexington ky photographer lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/beautiful-evening-in-the-park-lexington-ky-photographers Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:37:30 GMT
Engagement Session With Kristen and Kenny | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/engagement-session-with-kristen-and-kenny-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers I met Kristen and Kenny Saturday evening for their engagement session at Waveland.  The low hanging sun provided the perfect backdrop for their session and they were so easy to work with in spite of the Kentucky humidity that's always present this time of year.  Sometimes you can see the affection that a couple has for each other simply by the way they interact and converse with one another.  They were the completely natural and comfortable with each other and in front of the camera which made my job easy.  I have a feeling that their wedding next October will be a ton of fun!  Today though, I want to let you see some of my favorites from their engagement session....

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) engagement photography lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/engagement-session-with-kristen-and-kenny-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:39:43 GMT
Sunflower Minis! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/sunflower-minis-lexington-ky-photographers I held my Sunflower Mini Sessions yesterday morning.  Arriving early was a good idea as I needed time to scope out a perfect patch of sunflowers and that was not easy as the heat of mother nature had wilted most of the flowers the week before.  That combined with a nice rain the morning of the sessions made conditions quite interesting.  Obviously I was at the mercy of nature but I must say that the rain ceased shortly before the sessions began and waited until they were over to resume - perfect timing.  I think everyone had a good time and enjoyed the tranquility of the farm just outside of our normal hustle and bustle.  I know that I had a good time working with everyone!  I have to thank my wife Jennifer for the scheduling, correspondence, and shuttling everyone out to the sunflowers.  Of course I thank my good friend Steve for assisting with lighting, making us all laugh, and coming up with some excellent posing ideas.  Today, I share some of the highlights here on my blog : 
 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/sunflower-minis-lexington-ky-photographers Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:29:03 GMT
Family Fun! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/family-fun-lexington-ky-photographers It's not like I needed any reason to work with this family.  I've worked with them before and their sessions have always been a lot of fun.  However, this time they wanted to bring their dog along for the session.  If you know me, you'll understand that I love dogs.  You'll also know that I am very patient and determined (read stubborn).  I will get the dog shot if at all possible.  That was not a problem last weekend however as Sarge was very well behaved.  I also know to keep the camera rolling when pets are involved.  You'll get some great candid shots that you could never plan.  In reality that's usually the best shot of the session.  The shot of life as it happens - you can't beat that.  Today I want to share a few highlights from their session! 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky family photography lexington ky photographer lexington ky photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/family-fun-lexington-ky-photographers Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:13:32 GMT
Newborn Session! | {Lexington Ky Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/newborn-session-lexington-ky-photographer There's something so special about a newborn session.  So much potential wrapped up in a little bundle.  So many dreams and possibilities to be realized.  It's always fun to capture them at this age, the beginning if you will, because they change so much within the first year.  Sure the changes are actually lifelong and as a father I realize that it's fun to watch them grow throughout the school years as well.  But that first year offers the most dramatic changes.  Changes that range from crawling to beginning to walk and communicating.  It's good to relax, enjoy these days, and of course, take a lot of pictures!  There's nothing like looking back to where it all began.  Today I want to share some photos from this newborn session last weekend.  She was a sweetheart and absolutely wore herself out modeling and posing.  It was worth the effort though, take a look for yourself : 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographer lexington ky photographer lexington newborn photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/newborn-session-lexington-ky-photographer Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:48:59 GMT
Boys Boys Boys! | {Lexington Ky Family Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/boys-boys-boys-lexington-ky-family-photographer I've been working with this family for five years now.  It was hard to believe when they told me but I've been with them since their oldest was a baby.  A family of three with one baby boy has now turned into a family of five with three boys!  It's been a blast working with them and watching them grow.  I think that is mainly due to the parents and the fact that they are so down to earth and we share a common sense of humor.  Dad always comes into the sessions and says, you know what we need - one or two good photos, that's it.  That is true but they also like the outtakes, the ones that I normally don't share somehow make it to the back of their Christmas cards.  I love that because that's real life and it's been fun to share that with this family.  Today I'm sharing some of the highlights from their session last weekend.  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky children's photographer lexington ky family photography lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/boys-boys-boys-lexington-ky-family-photographer Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:46:40 GMT
Senior Session With Kayla! | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/senior-session-with-kayla-lexington-ky-senior-photographers As a kid I played the trombone.  Trust me, you don't run into too many of those in life.  When you do, it's kind of an instant bond.  Let's just say that we hit it off from the start for this session and never looked back.  I absolutely love, and I mean love, working with seniors that are totally comfortable in their skin.  They know who they are and that naturally comes out in the photographs.  It makes for fun sessions and a lot of laughs, smiles, and ease of conversation.  Kayla nailed it and her session, in my opinion, was remarkable.  She rocked the Rolling Stones and guitar look with ease, the casual look was no problem, and then she killed it in the dress.  What put her over the top was rocking the trombone photos, that takes talent and we got some good shots there as well!  It was a great evening and I want to let you see some of her photos here on my blog : 
 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington ky photographer lexington ky senior photographer lexington ky senior photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/senior-session-with-kayla-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:13:44 GMT
Engagement Session With Mackenzie And Weston | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/engagement-session-with-mackenzie-and-weston-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers After a crazy busy week shooting, I'm back behind the computer and catching up with my previews! Be warned, you'll be seeing a lot this week. I wanted to begin with Mackenzie and Weston. We met last Saturday for their engagement session here in Lexington. They are so much fun and after spending this time with them, I am totally looking forward to working their wedding next year at Buffalo Trace! Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) lexington engagement photography lexington ky engagement photographer lexington ky photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/engagement-session-with-mackenzie-and-weston-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:01:20 GMT
Hello Baby Wesley! | {Lexington Ky Newborn Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/hello-baby-wesley-lexington-ky-newborn-photographer There's nothing like working a photo session with a newborn.  Happy parents, beautiful baby, baby props, coordinating outfits, and family traditions are usually a few of the things that I can expect when I walk into a home with my portable studio in hand.  Last Sunday was no exception as this family was completely ready with all of those along with bottles and a pacifier.  That's all we needed for this newborn.  She did the rest and she did it well.  Based on her session, I have a feeling that she's going to be a natural in front of the camera as she grows older.  Today I want to share some of those shots here on my blog so you can see for yourself.  Congratulations to her parents - she's a beautiful girl!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Children's Photography Lexington Ky Newborn Photography Lexington Ky Photographer Newborn Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/hello-baby-wesley-lexington-ky-newborn-photographer Sat, 08 Jul 2017 19:13:40 GMT
Wedding Day For Annie And Michael! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/wedding-day-for-annie-and-michael-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Last Saturday I spent a few hours with Annie and Michael documenting their wedding.  The venue was the chapel at Immanuel Baptist Church and the seats were filled with their families.  The importance of family and their faith could not be missed and I loved the beauty in the simplicity of their wedding.   There was much love and happiness in the room as they exchanged vows in a ceremony led by two good friends.  Today on my blog I am sharing a few photos from the day!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/wedding-day-for-annie-and-michael-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Fri, 07 Jul 2017 11:50:01 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Madi | { Lexington KY Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/2018-senior-rep---madi-lexington-ky-senior-photographers It's been quite a productive two weeks here at Dwayne Lloyd Photography and today I'd like to share another 2018 Senior Rep.  I am posting a few of my favorite photos from last weekend's session with Madi, a senior at Lafayette High School.  I loved working with her and enjoyed her sense of adventure as we tried some new ideas and locations downtown.  It was a perfect evening and we took advantage of that by walking several blocks to most of the locations before finishing on top of a parking garage.  She has a great attitude and a contagious smile that's reflective of her personality.  I look forward to working with her this year!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/7/2018-senior-rep---madi-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:12:22 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Seth! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---seth-lexington-ky-photographers Today I'd like to introduce 2018 Senior Rep Seth!  I worked with him for a few hours on Saturday evening here in Lexington Ky at a couple of my favorite locations.  Seth is a car guy and we wanted to capture that in his session - even borrowing Dad's corvette for a few shots.  He's also a  member of the Lafayette Soccer Team, so I thought bringing out the lights for both of those interests could be a fun idea.  I think it paid off with some great shots to go along with his traditional looks in natural light.  At the end of the session I thought we had a well rounded representation of his personality and we called it a night.  I had fun and think he did as well.  It's always nice to work with seniors and see their interests captured in the final images.  I want to share some of those on the blog today!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---seth-lexington-ky-photographers Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:26:39 GMT
Wedding Day For Anna & Bill! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/wedding-day-for-anna-bill-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers I had to pleasure to work with Anna and Bill last Saturday as they exchanged wedding vows in the company of close friends and family.  The ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Lexington Ky, one of the oldest churches in the city, which provided a magnificent backdrop.  I can't say enough about the beautiful gardens, architecture, and lighting that cascades through the stained glass windows.  The reception followed at the Bodley-Bullock house, another historical treasure, that was just a quick walk away and was catered by DaRae And Friends Catering.  The time spent together passed quickly and listening to the toasts, I came to realize that these two were both people that wish you had a chance to meet years ago.  They were surrounded by their family and the smiles on their faces were contagious.   I think that a good time was had by all and know that their future will be bright.  Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hacker!  This is a little look back at your day :

 

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Kentucky Wedding Photography Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Wedding Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/wedding-day-for-anna-bill-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:56:18 GMT
Well Hello Beautiful! | {Lexington Ky Family Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/well-hello-beautiful-lexington-ky-family-photographers Sunday was one of those days when you suddenly realize how long you've been working with certain clients.  When one of your favorite families bring their newest addition and then you remember that you photographed their oldest child when he was the same age.  It's probably the best compliment a client could give and yet time flies so you don't realize exactly how long you've been working together.  Watching families grow - that's one of the perks of this job.  It was good to catch up on Sunday and work with them again.  Their baby girl is beautiful and her big brother is going to do a fine job.  Watching him interact with her left no doubts about that at all.  These are some of my favorites that jumped out at me as I began editing their session and I wanted to post those here on my blog:

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Children's Photographer Lexington Ky Family Photography Lexington Ky Photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/well-hello-beautiful-lexington-ky-family-photographers Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:34:46 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Morgan! {Lexington Ky Senior Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---morgan-lexington-ky-senior-photographer My work with 2018 Senior Representatives continued last weekend with Morgan.  She and I met for her session her in Lexington and time managed to get away from me as it often does.  I love meeting these kids, talking to them about their interests and dreams, and spending time working on their portfolios. I often run a little longer than I anticipate but to me it's completely worth the time!  I look forward to working with her again later this summer when we roll out the entire group session.  For now though I'll just leave some of my favorites here so that she and her friends have a chance to catch a little glimpse from our time together.  Thanks Morgan, you were awesome!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers Senior High Photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---morgan-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:19:42 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Laurie! {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---laurie-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Last weekend I spent some time getting to know 2018 Senior Rep Laurie.  We had a fun time getting to know each other and I enjoyed working with her and learning about her interests.  As you'll see in the photos, Laurie is an oboe player and I now have a newfound respect for oboe players thanks to our conversations - what a difficult and finicky instrument!  She's much more than that though and has a very bright future ahead of her.  I should also mention that her mother and I went to high school (and jr. high school) together and now our kids have or will be graduating from the same school.  It's pretty darn cool how life can come full circle in the strangest of ways.  Today I want to share some of my favorite images from her session!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---laurie-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:44:51 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Elizabeth! https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---elizabeth It's always enjoyable to begin work with my Senior Reps for the coming year.  I always enjoy hearing about their plans, interests, and dreams for the future.  Last weekend was no exception as I worked with two reps for 2018.  Today I am sharing highlights from the first session with Elizabeth.  She has a genuine smile that can't hide her bubbly personality and friendly attitude.   I enjoyed our conversations as we worked our way around two different locations and waited out a small shower while working on her portfolio.  She also had some great suggestions and ideas which I always appreciate!   I look forward to watching her progress during her senior year at Henry Clay High School and working with her again during the group session.  Here are some of my favorites from her session :
 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Photographers Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2018-senior-rep---elizabeth Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:32:50 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Sahar! | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/5/2018-senior-rep---sahar-lexington-ky-photographers Saturday morning I met Sahar, one of my 2018 Senior Reps, at The Lexington Country Club for her senior session. I really can't say enough good things about her and her future potential.  It was a pleasure to work with her and I quickly picked up on her intelligence and her passion for law.  I should add though that it's just as obvious that she is still aware that she is young and enjoys friends, life, and having a good time.  The laughs and smiles broke out often and I had as much fun working with her as she appeared to have in front of the camera.  She's a natural and the poses flowed into each other so she made my job easy and very enjoyable.  The morning passed quickly, and thankfully so, as the Kentucky humidity was climbing by the time we called it a wrap.  We made very good use of the time and I got some wonderful photos of which I want to share a few here on my blog.  I can't wait to see what the future brings for Sahar, I know it will be promising!

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers Lexington Ky Senior Photography Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/5/2018-senior-rep---sahar-lexington-ky-photographers Tue, 23 May 2017 11:20:42 GMT
Derby Wedding Day At The Vineyard! | {Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/5/wedding-day-at-the-vineyard-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers I knew when we first met that this was going to be a fun wedding to document.  When you meet a couple that wants to get married on Derby Day in Kentucky and use that for their theme, good things are bound to happen.  That's exactly the way things turned out and I could not have imagined a better setting than a local vineyard, Equus Run, as a stunning backdrop.   Of course, as any Kentuckian knows, there was a lot of concern with rain on Derby Day but the skies literally cleared a few hours before the ceremony and blue skies greeted the couple as they made their way down the aisle.  

For their part, the guests played a great role as the crowd was filled with bow ties, derby hats, and derby fascinators!  They were colorful, festive, and displayed great southern hospitality.  Of course, no Derby is complete without a little action on the race and therefore a "waging" table was in full swing after the ceremony.  Derby hats decorated the guests tables along with vintage green and milk glass vases filled with floral displays.  The reception was rounded out with cupcakes and what else, Derby Pie for dessert.  The dance floor was filled thanks to the superb sound of The Usual Suspects who did a phenomenal job of keeping everyone entertained throughout the night.  

Congratulations to the Colwells!  Your wedding day was beautiful and I want to share some of the early highlights here :

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Wedding Photographers Wedding Photographers Wedding Photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/5/wedding-day-at-the-vineyard-lexington-ky-wedding-photographers Tue, 09 May 2017 11:28:43 GMT
Baby's Six Month Session | {Lexington Ky Children's Photography} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/5/babys-six-month-session-lexington-ky-children-s-photography I met this family last weekend at a local park for the second session of their Baby's First Year plan. We might have missed the six month mark because we planned for a nice spring Kentucky day instead of an indoor winter session. Of course, that was rained out but we managed to finally get together and get this session wrapped up at about oh, eight months or so - no big deal. Seriously, it was worth the wait. This guy was great and I was also able to get some shots with the rest of the family as well. You know what they say, good things come to those who wait! Check out some of my favorites from the shoot :

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Children's Photography Lexington Ky Children's Photographer Lexington Ky Photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/5/babys-six-month-session-lexington-ky-children-s-photography Sat, 06 May 2017 01:37:09 GMT
A Senior Session With Joe | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/a-senior-session-with-joe-lexington-ky-photographers I could not be more pleased with the results from this session.  Before you consider that bragging, you should know that it was a very cool misty morning here in Lexington.  A typical spring here means you never know what to expect and after some deliberation an hour before we were to begin, we decided to proceed.  So that being said, it was well worth the time.  I had a fun time working with Joe and meeting his family, which included his dog Buster!  We spent a couple of hours together and ended up at his house which is always a nice way to remember your senior year in photographs.  Today on the blog, I am sharing some of the highlights from the morning.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Photographers Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/a-senior-session-with-joe-lexington-ky-photographers Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:20:04 GMT
Senior Session With Justina | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-justina-lexington-ky-senior-photographers It's always good to finish on a strong note.  Last weekend I worked with five seniors and finished with this session photographing Justina.  It was a fun time and we shared a few laughs as we worked our way around downtown Lexington while avoiding prom groups, always a challenge.  We successfully managed to stay out of their way and get some great shots and I want to share some of those here on the blog.  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-justina-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:12:01 GMT
Senior Session With Evelyn | {Lexington Ky Senior Photography} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-evelyn-lexington-ky-senior-photography Sometimes life is all about timing.  When it's great, there's nothing better.  When it's bad, it's a struggle.  Last Saturday we dealt with both sets of circumstances during this senior session with Evelyn.  During the first hour of the session I must have said the light was beautiful about a thousand times.  It was a perfect morning and the light filtered through the trees in the most flattering way during our time at the park.  Then we changed locations and the light was still fine as it rose in the sky but it was soon joined by the howling wind.  The wind was strong, gusty, and challenging to say the least.   Evelyn did a great job of being patient as we figured out how to play the wind to our advantage and we were able to finish her session on a strong note.  I enjoyed working with her and she handled herself great as the session drew to a close.  We were able to grab some great shots during the morning and I want to share some of those here on my blog today :

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-evelyn-lexington-ky-senior-photography Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:27:22 GMT
Senior Session With Erin | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-erin-lexington-ky-senior-photographer The last time I worked with Erin, she had agreed to be a model in a session that I used to mentor another photographer.  That was several years ago and she did an outstanding job at the time.  Fast forward a few years and she's now a senior preparing for college!  It was good to work with her again last week and I quickly remembered how natural she is in front of the camera.  She had some great ideas as well and also trusted me on some of my suggestions - it worked out well, again!   At the end of the day, it's really about having a good time and making some memories that will last.  I feel we accomplished both of those goals and want to share a little preview of her session here today: 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-erin-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:37:23 GMT
Senior Session With Joe | {Lexington Ky Senior Photography} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-joe-lexington-ky-senior-photography Last week I met with Joe at a local Golf Course for his senior session.  It was a nice backdrop as he has plans to golf for a local college here in Kentucky.  The course was beautiful and the day could not have been any nicer.  In many ways he was my tour guide as we set out on one of the golf cart to begin the session.  He drove and I rode along as a spotter looking for anything that might provide some interest other than the obvious green and tee box shots.  I asked for all the things that golfers try to avoid : water, woods, fence lines, etc.  The plan worked well and it was one of the more memorable sessions that I've worked.  Today I want to share some of my favorites here on the blog : 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-joe-lexington-ky-senior-photography Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:35:18 GMT
Senior Session With Matthew - {Lexington Ky Senior Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-matthew---lexington-ky-senior-photographer Wow, it was a crazy week with many sessions and a bridal show so needless to say, I got behind in my blogging schedule!  You can expect several posts this week as I begin to catch up again.  Today I'm starting with a  session from Monday afternoon. I met Matthew and his mom at Keeneland Race Course for his session.  It was a perfect day and he was easy going and great to work with during the late afternoon.  I'll be honest, I could have shared many more but I thought these were a good representation of how things went without getting carried away.  

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/senior-session-with-matthew---lexington-ky-senior-photographer Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:12:32 GMT
2018 Senior Rep - Lauren! https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/2018-senior-rep---lauren It's been a while since I've posted a blog and I hope all of you are looking forward to the spring season as much as myself.  Things here are preparing to become quite a bit busier in the coming weeks and I can't wait to share photos from these upcoming sessions and get back in the swing of things.

Today I want to share a few favorites from Saturday.  I'm kicking off the spring schedule with Lauren, one of my 2018 Senior Reps!  Lauren and I met at Keeneland Race Course here in Lexington Ky to begin her senior photography session.  It was a bit cooler, an understatement really, than forecasted but she did a great job nonetheless and I love the results from the day.  As I look back, I really enjoyed learning about her and meeting her parents during the time we spent together.  Despite the cold spring day, I think we all had a good time and I want to share a few of the photos with you here on my blog!

Make Up Creds : Kelli Marshall!

Have a great day everyone!

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers Senior Photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/4/2018-senior-rep---lauren Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:07:46 GMT
Christmas Baby Grace | {Lexington Ky Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/1/christmas-baby-grace-lexington-ky-photographers This beautiful girl was born on Christmas day and I can't think of any present that would compare!  Unfortunately, on Christmas, there were no photographers working the hospital so she did not get the customary newborn photo before she left.  I was more than happy to make a visit to her house for a newborn session on location.  We made good use out of a Christmas stocking, a bow, and her nursery as well.  She was great and mom had to work to get her to open those eyes but in the end we got the photo!  Today I want to share a few of the photos from her session here on my blog.   Thanks for checking them out and I hope you all have a nice weekend!

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Family Photography Lexington Ky Newborn Photographers Lexington Ky Photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2017/1/christmas-baby-grace-lexington-ky-photographers Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:15:15 GMT
2017 Senior - Sarah, The Fall Session {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/12/2017-senior---sarah-the-fall-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Sarah wanted to come back for another session last weekend and I can't blame her.  I mean, who doesn't like fall?  The cool weather gives one the chance for a new wardrobe of layered clothing that is simply too warm for those summer sessions.  Add the clothing layers to the colors of fall and the setting is perfect for photos in my opinion.  We met here in Lexington and, although a bit cool, it was a nice chance to work with her again!  The session was a lot of fun and I enjoyed spending more time with her and her mom chasing the fading light that was falling over the western horizon.  Working quickly, we were able to get some great shots in before it set ever so quickly as it does this time of year.   Today I want to share some a few of my favorites from the afternoon.....

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/12/2017-senior---sarah-the-fall-session-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:42:56 GMT
The Stone Family | {Lexington KY Family Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/the-stone-family-lexington-ky-family-photographers I'm returning to the blog today to post a few of my favorite photos from last weekend.  I met this family at their house for some family and newborn photos.   We were able to take advantage of some magnificent green space available behind their house and use one of my favorite trees, a weeping willow.  The sun was setting behind the draping foliage and that natural backdrop was spectacular for this session.  Their newest family member was a real trooper and slept through most of the outdoor portion of the session before we moved inside for his portion of the photo shoot.  It was a fun afternoon and the photos turned out better than I could have imagined!  I'll let you look for yourself and see what you think : 
 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Family Photography Lexington Ky Photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/the-stone-family-lexington-ky-family-photographers Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:22:35 GMT
The Brown Family - {Lexington Ky Family Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/the-brown-family---lexington-ky-family-photographers It's great to be back on the blog.  After a crazy few weeks, I've fallen behind on blogging as I have been making it a priority to get complete sessions finished for clients ready to choose Christmas cards!  Tonight I want to begin again with this amazing family. Having worked with them previously, it was nice to catch up and update their family photos.  They did a great job with their outfits and it really paid off well with the final images.  It was enjoyable working with all of them but, as is often the case in family photos, the little guy stole the show during the session.  His energy and personality were through the roof and often had me smiling during our time together.  Tonight I want to give you a quick glimpse at some of my favorite moments from their session : 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Family Photography Lexington Ky Photographer https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/the-brown-family---lexington-ky-family-photographers Mon, 21 Nov 2016 02:12:21 GMT
2017 Senior - Sadie! {Lexington KY Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/2017-senior---sadie-lexington-ky-senior-photographers I love working senior sessions and I am dreading the imminent cold weather that will put a temporary halt on these shoots until the spring thaw.  Saturday I was able to squeeze in one more senior shoot and, although it was cool, we were able to push back the start time to allow for warmer temperatures and get the session finished.  Sadie, a senior at Lexington Catholic, did an amazing job and working with her and her mother was an enjoyable experience for me.  We went to a couple of my favorite locations that are, quite frankly, the most beautiful this time of year.  The backdrop was perfect and the session ended with a lot of great shots.  Today on my blog I want to share a few of the highlights with you!  

Hair and Make Up Credits to : Hair and Makeup By Kelli Marshall 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Senior Photographers Senior Photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/2017-senior---sadie-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Tue, 15 Nov 2016 02:08:48 GMT
Ethan - | {Lexington Ky Family Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/ethan---lexington-ky-family-photographers Late Sunday afternoon I met this young man downtown for a little photo session.  I was looking forward to working with him as he's one of the coolest young kids I know.  He was completely into the session, had a great time, called some of his own shots, and brought a couple of props.  Any session with a board and a BMX bike is certain to be a blast and this one did not disappoint.  He pulled it off well and I think he made me look good!  Here are a few photos from his session so you can judge for yourself : 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Children's Photography Lexington Ky Family Photography https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/ethan---lexington-ky-family-photographers Sat, 12 Nov 2016 01:31:28 GMT
A Senior Session With Emma | {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/a-senior-session-with-emma-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Late Saturday afternoon I met with Emma, a senior at Lexington Catholic, for her senior session.  She was a lot of fun, had a great personality, and was a natural at posing.  Her red hair was complimented by the amazing colors of a Kentucky autumn afternoon with the sun setting in the background.  It all came together perfectly as if it was somehow a planned event.  At the end of the evening, I was beyond pleased with the way the session turned out.   Today, I want to give you a glimpse of a few of those shots so you can see what I mean!  

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/a-senior-session-with-emma-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:11:30 GMT
2017 Senior - Kyle! {Lexington Ky Senior Photographers} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/2017-senior---kyle-lexington-ky-senior-photographers It's now time to wrap up a full week of blog posts with my final session from last weekend.  Kyle is a senior at Lexington Catholic High School here in Lexington Ky.  We had the goal of capturing a few different looks for his session and we successfully pulled it off before we finished.  We started with preppy and ended with his football gear after hitting the t shirt and jeans look for some great fall shots with his Jeep.  I can't say enough about how easy it was working with him and I know the photos reflect his laid back attitude.  He's a great young man and I think he's got a bright future ahead of him!  Tonight I want to share some of my personal favorites from his session.....

 

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dwayne@dwaynelloydphotography.com (Dwayne Lloyd Photography) Lexington Ky Senior Photographer Lexington Ky Senior Photographers Senior Photographs https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/2017-senior---kyle-lexington-ky-senior-photographers Sat, 05 Nov 2016 01:01:48 GMT
2017 Senior - Abby! {Lexington KY Senior Photographer} https://www.dwaynelloydphotography.com/blog/2016/11/2017-senior---abby-lexington-ky-senior-photographer Abby contacted me a couple of weeks ago and wanted to set up a session where she could wear some of her favorite fall outfits.  Little did we know, Kentucky being what it is, that it would be 80 degrees the last weekend in October.  It all worked out though, as it always does, and we went to Keeneland Race Course to shoot her session.  She is a natural in front of the camera and truthfully, makes my job easy.  I think she enjoys the sessions just as much as I do and is always fun to work with.  Needless to say, the time passed quickly but we worked efficiently and got many good photos.  I want to share some of them here with you on my blog!