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Lexington, KY
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Anekdota Studio is a photography studio in Lexington, KY owned by Kathleen Burke and Katherine Hoskins. We specialize in weddings, portraits, and events.

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Sam & Vince - Wedding at Lansdowne

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Sam and Vince's wedding was the perfect end to my Summer wedding season. I can't believe it's been nearly 3 months since these two tied the knot! I loved all of the nods to the two traditions they came from that were intertwined throughout their wedding day. 

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Sam and Vince connected on Match.com. After messaging back and forth they set up their first date, dinner at Sal Good. They ended the night eating ice cream while sitting on a bench and talking until 1 in the morning. Sam's mom was worried and kept calling to check on him. 

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Sam baked her own cake and cupcakes for the wedding! They were as delicious as they look. 

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One of the highlights of Sam and Vince's wedding ceremony was the traditional tea ceremony they performed for each of their parents. It was a beautiful way to pay respect to their families. 

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Congratulations Sam and Vince! Thanks for including me in your wedding day! 

A special thanks to all the vendors that made this wedding possible: 

Ceremony Venue: Lexington Chinese Christian Church
Reception Venue: The Signature Club at Lansdowne
Hair/make up: Posh Salon
Cake: Baked by the Bride
DJ: Bobby Pinkston
Rentals: Purdon's

Stafford & Austin - Cleveland Engagement Session

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I've known Stafford for years. Our friendship was solidified over Banagrams at local breweries in Lexington, KY. It's kismet that we've both now landed in Cleveland and it was so amazing that my first official photo session was her and Austin's engagement session. 

Stafford has a big personality. She is the kind of person who owns a room when she walks into it and makes everything around her seem brighter and more exciting. I remember when she first told me about Austin, shortly after they had started dating. She got quiet, which was unusual and an indicator that Austin was a serious match. Even though she was a bit shy to talk about him her eyes were fully lit up and she couldn't stop smiling. After I met Austin for the first time, I could see why. They are great together. He is steadfast and charming which compliments Stafford's outgoing and adventurous personality.

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Congratulations Stafford and Austin! You two are going to make an amazing married team. I can't wait for game nights in this new city we're both calling home. 

Nicole & John - A Bluegrass Farm Wedding

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Nicole & John's wedding at Mt. Brilliant Farm was so beautiful. There were so many unique details! I particularly loved the colors of this wedding: coral, mint green, and cream. 

One of my favorite things about working with Nicole & John is how real they are. These two are both kind, caring, and down-to-earth. They put their energy into making those around them comfortable and happy and didn't spend time sweating the small things. It made working with them not just easy but a serious pleasure.

Nicole and John started dating after she moved back to Kentucky from New York. John had his grandmother's ring reset for Nicole and had originally thought of planning a grand engagement moment. But, after he picked up the ring, he couldn't resist asking her right away. That night, while they were walking their dog, Nina, at the Henry Clay Estate, he proposed and of course she said yes. 

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We were able to steal a few minutes away right before sunset to take pictures in the gardens at Mt. Brilliant. After the hustle of the wedding day it was nice to get a few moments in such a gorgeous setting. Congrats Nicole & John! You are both amazing and I am so excited for you. 

A special thanks to the vendors that made this day possible:

Hair: Bri, Glam Lex Events
Makeup: Devan Edwards, Indigo Salon and Wellness
Reception Band: Superfecta
Ceremony Music: Bluegrass Collective
Flowers: Bonnie, Stems LLC
Food: Selma's Catering
Cake: Carol Codell
Bus transportation: Wombles
Bridal party transportation: Goldshield

Ashley & Andre - Wedding at Noah's in Louisville

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Ashley & Andre's wedding at Noah's Event Venue in Louisville, KY was gorgeous. Ashley loves fresh herbs, so she incorporated as many sprigs of rosemary, sage, thyme, etc into the decor as possible. Not only were the textures unique but the aroma was incredible! 

Ashley & Andre met at a party, she was in high school and he had just started college. The first thing Andre noticed was Ashley's sassy attitude. While I was photographing them I noticed how silly they are with each other. I think it takes real confidence in a relationship to goof off together.

Andre proposed to Ashley during Christmas. She had been asking for a new set of skis so when ski shaped presents were put out under the tree, she figured that's what was in store. Andre, in true sneaky fashion, had wrapped up her old set and in the box of boots, hidden a ring among a bed of roses. Ashley was surprised and more than happy to receive the ring instead of new skis. 

It was so much fun to photograph this wedding. There attention to detail was spectacular. But even more incredible, was the love Ashley and Andre clearly have for each other!

Thanks to all the amazing vendors that made this day possible!

Venue: Noah's Event Venue, Louisville
Catering: Shack in the Back BBQ
Cake: Phlen's Bakery
Rentals: Bryant's Rent-All
DJ/Photobooth: Complete Wedding Louisville
Videography: Ashley Abell
Makeup: Rachel Edwards
Hair: Crescent Haircraft, Brooke Meadows
Flowers: Blooms, Lauren Price

Callie & Dustin's Wedding at Elk Creek Vineyards

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Callie & Dustin's wedding at Elk Creek Vineyard was beautiful. It was a gorgeous setting for this incredible couple's nuptials. 

Callie & Dustin met in college. They quickly became good friends and would seek each other out for advice. It took a few years, and a few bouts of dating the wrong people, before they finally realized that perhaps the person they sought for comfort and console, was the person for them. After many nights of talking on the roof of Dustin's frat house, they finally ended up together.

Dustin proposed to Callie last New Year's eve. It was cold, they got kicked out of the first bar, and no one in their group seemed to be having much fun. But all the flaws with the night were balanced out when Dustin proposed and Callie said yes. 

Congrats to the newly weds! Thanks for including me in your wedding day.

Thanks to all the incredible vendors that made this wedding possible: 

Venue: Elk Creek Vineyards
Make Up: Katherine, IGA Parkview