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Water Guns and Super Heroes…that’s what boys are made of | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Lexington, KY Family Photographer}

A summer evening full of warmth, golden light, big laughs, big hugs, tiny hand holding, and sweet conversations with friends. This was the perfect evening. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then you may know my friend D. I’ve photographed her family many times. We briefly started a blog together (alongside two other friends). She helped inspire my running. She has been one of my most joyful, loudest supporters. She pushes me and encourages me in life, in photography, as a momma, as a “runner”, and as a friend. She found me through a mutual friend at the beginning of my photography career. It wasn’t until I shared my soul when we found out we may never have a baby (thank goodness that all worked out) that Dawn shared more of her soul with me. We quickly became great friends. She thought for sure I would think she was weird and I thought she was perfect. I am not much for small talk. I like big talk. Important talk. Meaningful talk. I like warm hugs (I’ve been watching too much frozen)…and it better not be a pat hug…and even kisses on the cheek. I like soul. Things with heart. Dawn is that. She is all heart. And well, her boys…her boys mean the world to her and are quite incredible. Her love balances her. Her kiddos balance each other. They are hilarious, strong, rough and tumble, sweet, and kind. They are cuddles, fights, light sabers, water guns, super heroes, teenage mutant ninja turtles, soccer, baseball games, football jerseys, reading in bed, mommas baby boy, and daddy’s little man. I am so honored that I get to witness all this love and even better that I get to photograph it. I’m so thankful that God brought our paths together years ago. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.


Peace and so much love,


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A Bit of Summer and Fall | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Central KY Family Photographer}

Hi all! Happy September! Am I the only one who feels like this year is just flying by? It feels like just yesterday we were on our family vacation, listening to the ocean. Does anyone else crave the ocean on a somewhat regular basis? Maybe it’s just being on vacation and how it slows life down for just a moment.

This past week I sent out the Fall 2014 newsletter. You can see it online at One thing will need to be changed, the October 25th mini session location is not at Centre College (due to homecoming and all), but instead will be at  the Henry Clay Estate in Lexington.


Another update on the fall schedule…

- One spot just opened up for the September 20th field minis in Lexington.

- There is one opening for the October 25th minis @ Henry Clay Estate in Lexington

- There is one opening for the October 26th minis @ Shaker Village in Harrodsburg

- Signature Sessions are being scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays and a few Thursdays. There are a few openings left for each month.



Also please take note of the new “Giving Back Pack Program”. Receive an 11×14 when you bring to your session a backpack filled with nonperishable food, school supplies, or holiday gifts (boy or girl).



Now my favorite part of the newsletter focuses on some of my favorite images this year. I have so many sessions still to share from spring and summer, but I wanted to skip ahead a little to share the beautiful words Stacey had about her session. I love this lady. Here’s what I shared in the newsletter.

Our summer vacations in Dunedin, FL are among my favorite days each year. I long for it. My soul craves it. One of the parts that makes me the happiest is our annual family photos with Stacey Woods Photography. Stacey has become one of my closest friends over the years and each year she shares her beautiful talent and heart with my family. This past vacation I had the honor of photographing Stacey with her two incredibly cute, sweet, and kind daughters. The youngest is possibly Steff’s future girlfriend.

Stacey says it best on her website and blog. This is how I feel about family photos and why they are so incredibly important. To me, there are few things so worthy of investment. This is what your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren…and so on…are going to be looking at. This is what they are going to know about your family. This is our history…our legacy. Anywho…I could ramble forever. Here’s what Stacey has to say…

“Like most of you, my instinct is to shy away from the camera (not my side… your side). But this past summer, I had a little photo shoot with my daughters and absolutely LOVE the resulting images. Not because I’d lost those last ten pounds (I hadn’t) or because my hair had just been styled (it hadn’t), but because I was honestly delighted to be with them. I wanted my little girls to see how much I loved them, how much joy they bring to my life. One day when my children look back over these precious albums that we will pass down to them, I hope they still see the adoration in my eyes, the unwavering pride I feel for them, and the simple, perfect beauty of an evening spent together.”

…and on her instagram…

“Oh friends. Schedule a photo session this very day and be IN the photos with your children, I beg of you. Even if you haven’t lost those last 10 pounds (I certainly haven’t). These aren’t just for you anyway, in my humble opinion. Photographs are always for them. For someday. Don’t let this time slip by undocumented.”


Peace and so much love friends,


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A Wedding at a Family Farm…To Come | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Lancaster, KY Photographer}

So, I get to shoot THIS beautiful couple on THIS (um…see a few pictures below) insanely insanely beautiful farm. It’s funny when they were talking about the location of the wedding I didn’t put it together at first that it was THE house I admired every single time I drove past it…every single time I drove to Lexington…which is a lot. It has everything I’ve dreamt of in a home, including fields with tall grass and the most incredible sunset. I am pretty sure that they think I’m more excited about the farm/house than I am about the wedding, it’s just that I’m excited about shooting THEIR wedding at a place I’m in love with and is special to them. Promise. Because they are pretty dang special.

I knew I would love them as soon I spoke with J on the phone. She was warm and bubbly and made me feel loved instantly. They are a perfect match. So kind and completely smitten with each other. It’s obvious just as soon as you’re in their presence. I am excited for their wedding, but I’m even more excited to see where life leads them.


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Camp Minis | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Central KY Lifestyle Photographer}

The camp minis were completely out of my comfort zone, but, in the end, I fell in love with the sessions. My original thought was summer camp. No traditional props. Just in a summer camp setting. Then my plans went all wonky and my brain went all crazy and took it in a different directions. See, I love props and styled shoots from OTHER photographers, but I just don’t generally use them. It’s usually my clients and their beautiful things or nothing at all but their beautiful faces…and lots of giggles and snuggles. I know that’s what they come to me for. Even though the props were out of my usual zone, the end results were not. We still managed the lifestyle images that I hold so dear to my heart.

It helps that I had all repeat clients who know to just have fun! I swear, this family just keeps getting sweeter, cuter, more witty, smarter, curious, and just down right funny.


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