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.”


Styled Wedding Portraits at the barn at Warrenwood ManorStyled Wedding Portraits at the barn at Warrenwood Manor

Styled Wedding Portraits at the barn at Warrenwood Manor


This Styled Wedding Workshop is set in the romantic, pastoral hills of Danville, KY at the beautiful Warrenwood Manor. With moody rays of light and love, this couple basques in the timeless beauty of the landscape around them as well as inside the Manor of which antique Warrenwood sits. With gorgeous florals, the best wallpaper ever, and the magical lighting of the prismatic window glass, I fell in love with this location immediately.

I love attending workshops. It is the best way to get to know other photographers in your region, learn from one another, and just to get that experience we yearn for with little to no pressure. I love that these meetups offer a breadth of knowledge with attendees from all sorts of backgrounds, who are all eager to improve their skills and have fun with photos. I truly believe that the best way to learn from one another is to build friendships rather than competition, and these workshops inspire that in me. I am always thankful to anyone who makes the time to host one of these styled shoots, I know that a lot of work goes into planning them and it doesn’t go underappreciated. Thanks for taking a chance on us Brandi!


Lovers: Betsy Whiteman & Jordan Johnsson

Venue: Warrenwood Manor

Florals: Fields in Bloom

Workshop Host: Brandi Potter Photography

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!

bride and groom


Hannah & Cody had the sweetest wedding day in Kentucky. Berry Hill Mansion was the perfect location for this summer love story. It had multiple rooms for getting ready spaces; indoor and outdoor reception areas; and an outdoor ceremony. With both Hannah and Cody having such fun and loving spirits, it was easy for every little moment of their day to be so unique and perfectly them.

The Love Letters

The two sweethearts wrote secret love notes to each other throughout the day, having their friends deliver them to avoid seeing each other until the ceremony. To extend those special moments, they decided to do something special before the ceremony. By hiding on two sides of a gingko tree that blocked their faces they were able to hold hands. Then they read letters from each other, exchanged gifts and said a prayer.

Special Moments on their Big Day

See the bride and groom in the most anticipating moments of their wedding day; the moment they see each other for the first time; the kiss as husband and wife and their dance for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. Lane. Cake smashing, speeches, the bouquet and garter tosses. It felt like the sun knew how happy everyone was and hung out a little longer.  The bright and beautiful sunset made for real romance during the bride and groom portraits and offered a smooth transition into the moonlit dance scene. Guests lit a sparkler path for the couple to run through and they ended the night by hopping into a vintage car that took them off to their honeymoon.

Photographer – Dana Rogers
Second Photographer – Veronica Sparrow
Cake and desserts – Sweet Lilus
Catering – City BBQ and Sweet Lilus
Cookies – Mary Stewart of Real Sweet
Rings – Chinchar Maloney
Venue – Berry Hill Mansion
Planner and Coordinator – Jeana Cavenee
Florist – Wild Roots
Hair – Dominque Danielak
Makeup – Morgan Karr
Wedding dress – Lace Bridal Couture (Madison James)
Bridesmaids Dress – Vera Wang
Tux and suits – Originals by Cirtt Rawlings of Crittenden and Co.
Car Rental – Gold Shield Transportation