Sonya & Shishir get engaged.

“We were in Nashville for what I thought was a little getaway weekend after many long weeks of residency. I was completely surprised when he proposed. In fact, I interrupted his proposal speech multiple times to take pictures of the view because I thought he was just talking! Eventually, he pulled out a ring box and got on a knee and I figured it out. It was funny and perfect.”

In high school, Shishir asked Sonya if he could kiss her and she said, “no!”

After 6 proms, 6 years of adventure, and the adoption of their sweet little pup, Zoey; these two sweethearts are getting married!

Super excited to share their love story with you. We danced with their doggie in the woods, skipped through the fields, and ended the night with a few drinks at West Main Crafting Co. downtown.


From the couple:


“She has the biggest heart of anyone I know.

He loves and cares about my family as if they were his own.

Her personality brings out the best in me.

He’s the best dog dad.

She’s silly.

He knows how to have fun, let loose, and make me laugh.

She’s a catch.

He’s a keeper.


The second she opened her letter and we saw she was coming to UK [University of Kentucky], I cried.

Med school and residency are emotionally and physically draining. I would not have made it this far without his support.

We bring out the best in each other.”


This love story is set in a special scene at the bride’s childhood home. A lovely farm in Kentucky, at the Coots holler. With chickens and turkeys roaming around in the sunrise light and a good southern cooked breakfast to start out the day; this story has many unique moments.

From those cherished mother and daughter moments in the house that mom raised her in, to the new memories shaping with their triplet nephews; we get to see the start of their new adventure.

The groom makes his own cake and they share a ceremony under trees that welcome visitors onto the farm, and the bride walks with her father and fur baby (Gemini) in to meet her special guy.

Matt + Peggy share my love for original film prints, so we made sure to incorporate plenty of time and photo coverage with instant film. She also brought her grandmother’s Polaroid so we captured some really special moments with her camera.

From the Bride & Groom:

He makes me smile so much. He’s a hard worker and loyal to the core. He challenges me in the best ways and compliments me too. He laughs with his whole body – it warms me to the core.

Her sense of humor, strength, and her smile.

We have the same favorite color; it’s hard to find someone who appreciates grey.

A couple of days before the wedding when I was stressing out, Matt said to me, “It’s not about March 17, 2018. It’s about March 17 in 50 years.” – This one still gets me.


❤ Booking Weddings & Elopements 2018-2019 — Ask me about adding Polaroids to your special day!


A special thank you goes out to Sabrina Hounshell for second shooting this wedding with me! You rock!