A intimate Kentucky Elopement

Kentucky Elopement

The one thing that 2020 and covid taught me was how much I loved to shoot a good Kentucky Elopement. The Thompson wedding was my first wedding of 2020, originally it had been a 200 person wedding at a venue and the COVID hit.  Nichole and Chase realized that they weren’t going to be able to have the wedding they were planning, so why wait?  They had their wedding on Chases family property and Nicole got ready in their home. The property was beautiful and was amazing to explore and be outside in nature. Im a little jealous they get to wake up with all that land every morning!

An intimate kentucky elopement

When I asked them why they moved up their wedding, they decided that they wanted to be together and that they only cared about getting married with their closest family and friends, and not the theatrics of a big white wedding. They ultimately decided on a kentucky elopement because of this. I got a text from Nicole 2 weeks before this elopement, saying they wanted to change their date up and get married before Covid went into full force.  We had a rain day planned if the weather didn’t cooperate. There are perks of it being your property! 

The ceremony site

The floating platform in the creek Chase built the weekend before the ceremony, and it turned out perfectly.  It was truly a vision watching their ceremony as they floated in the creek with green foliage all around. And the fact that they can go back to that platform to read or be in nature melts my heart. It was truly another world and did not feel like it was an Kentucky Elopement.  They used ATV’s to transport all of their guests (only about 20) to the ceremony site.

All the other details

We got on ATV’s and went throughout the property to find the best and intimate spots for photos. Nicole had scoped out all the best spots at different times of the day to make sure she got exactly what she wanted. We used the ATV’s to get from spot to spot faster, got the shots we needed, and then headed to another spot!  It was such a fun day to roll with the punches and get so many different backdrops to their gallery.   They also did a first look so that they could get the most couples photos as possible during the day.

Food . . . ANS S’MORES

he day ended with the best pizza around, s’mores, and a bonfire. Nicole said that the sunsets at the house were amazing, and she was 100% correct. We had some haze so the sunset was more orange and yellow than pink, but i’ve seen her instagram stories and WOW. What a gorgeous place to be.


Although it wasn’t what they originally had planned, it turned out to be a beautiful and intimate ceremony with only the closest of friends and family. It was so amazing to photograph the intimate and love filled moments that Probably would not have been present if they went with their original wedding plans.

Planning your kentucky elopement?

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