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Feeding America – our 2016 Models and C.U. girls volunteer

Twelve of our beloved 2016 Models and C.U. girls, along with their friends and family, proved just how amazing they are by trekking out to Feeding America to stuff boxes of food–
early in the morning,
on one of the last full weeks of summer vacation,
in full-on August heat and humidity.

I’m telling ya, hearts of gold, these kids.

By the end of our two hours we had packaged up 300 boxes of food. We were crazy hot, sweaty and tired, but EVERY SINGLE ONE of those kids asked when we were volunteering again.

I love these kids. I love that they’re willing to give up a morning of their summer vacation to help people they’ll never meet. I love that they didn’t care that they were going to have to try to fit in a power nap before their afternoon soccer and football practices.

And I love that they brought along friends to serve with them.

This world can be a rough place. I can barely stomach the news these days–human beings are frequently horrible to other human beings, in all kinds of ways.

But these kids and their friends, well, they give me hope that this world can be changed for the better.

I’m proud as anything to have them representing our studio. And I’m grateful that they’ve chosen to spread a little light my way. ¬†ūüôā

Amos turns one!

Amos¬†has had a busy first year! ¬†He loves books, trucks of all kinds,¬†and he REALLY loves books about trucks. He’s also a fan of wrestling, snuggling and making funny faces at his photographer.

And he totally rocks a head of gorgeous red hair.

He had me giggling all through our session–he didn’t care that it was hot, or that we were dragging him all over Lincoln’s farm, he was just happy to hang out with Mom and Dad and make me laugh.

And, oh, that sweet face! ¬†I can’t get enough of him!

In honor of Amos’ Portrait Session, we are donating¬†$50 to Feeding America. ¬†That donation will provide 350 meals to a family in need. ¬†To learn more about Feeding America, please visit them at

Kaci + Cole

I’d been excited for Kaci and Cole’s wedding day ever since their first Consultation, and the big day did not disappoint! Every little detail came together to create a celebration of Kaci and Cole and the life that they’re starting together. We laughed all day long–over argyle socks, rickety beds, the heat, the chance of rain and a bride who quite literally jumped down off of benches (and more) during portrait time.

Set it all against a backdrop of historic downtown Bardstown and My Old Kentucky Home, add in catering and decor by Swan’s Landing,¬†a gorgeous cake by Cakes by Camille, and a party hosted by DJ¬†Matt Krupp¬†with Select Sound¬†and you have a recipe for a perfect day. We even managed to¬†avoid getting soaked from rain while the surrounding area was hit with¬†downpours all day long! (Okay, so it did rain, but it was brief and perfectly timed to cool everything off just before the ceremony!)

From the time that we met, Kaci and Cole¬†and their¬†parents made us feel like part of the family, so it was no surprise that I cried like crazy when the reluctant ring bearer rose to the occasion and escorted the flower girls down the aisle with a huge grin on his face. And when Cole had tears running down his face as Kaci walked down the aisle. And when Kaci’s dad handed her off to dance with Cole toward the end of the father-daughter dance. And when Kaci’s mom cried through that same dance…

Y’all make me glad I learned how to keep my camera going even while I have tears in my eyes. ¬†ūüôā

Kaci and Cole’s wedding album is on its way to the studio from Italy right now–I can’t wait to see the story of their day told over the pages of that gorgeous book when it arrives!

In honor of Kaci and Cole’s wedding, we donated $240 to Operation Smile. That donation will cover the cost of one life-changing surgery for a child in need. ¬†To learn more about Operation Smile, please visit them at

Steve – 2016 Senior Model

The students we have participating in our 2016 Model Experience may very well be my favorite group of models yet!¬† They exemplify our desire to showcase students who are beautiful on the inside as well as the outside–I’ve loved getting to know each and every one of them.¬† The best thing is that now, as they complete their Senior Sessions over the next few months, I get to introduce you to them and tell you about what makes them so crazy special.

First up, meet Steve.

Steve is a Senior at John Hardin High School and has a huge heart.¬† I mean, don’t get me wrong, you don’t want to mess with him on the football field or meet him on a wrestling mat, but outside of sports, he drops the tough-guy demeanor and turns into a total puppy dog.¬† (I’d say that he might kill me for saying that, but really, he’d just blush and grin at me.¬† ūüôā )

In his own words:

My activities:  Football, Wrestling, DECA, Youth Group, Mission Trips, and spending time with family and friends.

My dream job: Air Traffic Controller

Person I most want to meet: Stan Lee.  He seems like a pretty cool guy.

Random fact about myself: When I was three, I fell out of a two story window onto a brick patio and lived to tell about it.  I think that I was able to do this because I am half centaur.

My secret talent: I am good with little kids.

I can’t live without: Oxygen and water.

Important thing to know about me: I love Jesus.

August 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm

Susan Black - Love the photos of my oldest Grandson. Thanks, Marnee!

August 11, 2015 - 12:42 am

Joan Kaiser - I love the pictures of my oldest grandson! I agree he is handsome and is a good example for others to follow! I love him so much! MaMaw is what he calls me.

Samantha and TJ’s E-Session

Samantha and TJ were the winners of our free Engagement Session at the News Enterprise Bridal Showcase this past January. I was so glad they did!¬†I loved getting the chance to get to know these two. ¬†Their Engagement Session took place on TJ’s family’s farm, but it’s a location that’s special to them both. ¬†You see, TJ and Samantha’s families have had adjoining farms for several generations. ¬†(The fence below is by the spot where their properties meet.) The cemetery up the road from their home is named for both of their families. The funny thing is, though, TJ and Samantha are the very first romantic relationship in all of these generations!

Our session on the farm was so much fun–we had a fabulous audience of cows and goats, AND I got to put my awesome purple mud boots to work. ¬†Seriously, those things rock. As do Samantha and TJ. ¬†They’re absolutely perfect together and we wish them many years of happiness and joy as they tie together¬†their two families in a new way!

If you’d like more information about our Wedding Packages, contact¬†Marnie.

Clagett Photography supports Operation Smile by donating $240 (the cost of one surgery for a child) from every Wedding to the organization.  To learn more about Operation Smile, check them out at