Tuesday, January 28, 2020

abby. | bridals. october 2019. | {KELLYGOREEPHOTOGRAPHY} WEDDING photographer. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.

Fair warning, friends: I'm probably going to cry typing this because I adore this young lady so much and she has such a place in my heart. 

Abby has been, since her early HS days, my practice model, my guinea pig, my girl always up for doing anything when it came to having her picture taken! And as she started bringing around her amazing boyfriend, who is now her HUSBAND (gasp!), he became my model, too. I photographed each of their senior sessions, their proms, their proposal, their family sessions and even way back when, a mock engagement! 

It was always known that Abby and her Brent would end up together forever, but I never imagined just how special it would be to witness her prepare for their wedding day. In true Abby fashion, she was more than willing to do a "test run" in her bridal gown and allow me the opportunity to take some Bridal portraits for her. And it's fitting that Abby once again was my first as I had never specifically done a Bridal session before. I think we captured the true beauty of Abby, the true beauty of a bride as she anticipates her marriage, and I hope these are as special to her and Brent as they are to me. 

I love you Abby + Brent Kidwell and I always wish you only good things and a lifetime of happiness. Thank you for allowing me to do this for you! <3 

Saturday, January 18, 2020


Let me introduce you to this amazing young woman. This is Taylor.

Some of you may remember Taylor as one of my beautiful past KGP brides. Since her wedding, she has also worked crazy hard and achieved her goal of graduating this past December with her nursing degree from the Eastern Kentucky University. That alone is a huge accomplishment to be celebrated, but as of the other day, it is official - SHE PASSED HER BOARDS - and is now a full-fledged RN! 

The icing on the cake is she has also landed her dream job of being a NICU nurse at the University of Kentucky! I am so so proud of this young lady and her work ethic and perseverance. I know she's going to be incredible at her job and be a blessing to so many wee babies and their parents!

Congratulations, Taylor!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Hello, everyone!

Meet Alex! Alex is a current 2020 senior at Collins High School and is a member of their swim team!  He's also the cousin of one of my former seniors, David - and trust me when I say their entire family is full of handsome and beautiful young people! But the best part is that Alex is an amazing young man to chat with and I'm so excited about the images we captured!

Oh, and is it just  me, or does he look like a young Prince William in these photos??!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Meet Addison, a 2020 Senior at Male High School! 

I absolutely loved meeting and working with this beautiful young lady! Addy has a mega-watt smile and a genuine light about her which I think really shines in the images we captured together. 

I know this young lady will do something incredible and it will be fun to watch as she does it. Thank you, Addison, for allowing me to be even a small part of your senior year! I wish you an incredible future.

Monday, January 13, 2020

sydney + corey. | october 2019 | {KELLYGOREEPHOTOGRAPHY} ENGAGEMENT photographer. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.

I have to tell you, friends - it's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that I've been in business long enough that my former seniors are now coming to me for their engagement and wedding photography! What an amazing honor to be bestowed and I'm beyond excited to work with my gorgeous clients again during this new phase of their lives!

This is one of my favorite past seniors, Sydney, and her handsome fiance, Corey!
Corey and Sydney have such an adorable love story that is so reminiscent of Ross + Rachel on "Friends" - Corey is the brother of Sydney's BFF! Isn't that the sweetest?

We met up for their engagement session on one of the prettiest fall days ever! The color was so vibrant and the weather was spectacular - and these two were gorgeous! Their love was palpable and it was so fun to be around them! They both have smiles that go for days! I know their wedding this June will be beautiful and I can't wait to celebrate with and capture it all for them!

Congratulations, Corey + Sydney!