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4: Grant + Quinn | The Birth 
5: What Gender will the Pellowe Twins be? 
6: Jessica + Jason | Louisville Wedding at Olmsted 
7: Video featuring... ME! 
8: Kelly + Tim | Engagement Session on Farm 
9: Ashleigh + Keith | Olmsted Wedding Photography 
10: Julie + Robby | New Harmony Wedding 
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Welcome to the new and improved photography blog of Todd Pellowe. I'm a wedding photographer based out of Louisville, Kentucky. My goal at every wedding I shoot is to tell an authentic story that is as beautiful as it is artistic. This blog serves as a creative outlet where I can post my favorite images from weddings and other shoots. Along with images from weddings and engagement sessions, you're likely to find images of my family (check out the "personal" category to see the latest on the Pellowe family) and other random images from our adventures through life. If you're a prospective client, friend or fellow wedding photographer, I hope you enjoy looking through the galleries.
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Laine is a food nut. Mollie is a wine nut. On Sunday, as the Rabbi pointed out during the wedding ceremony, food and wine came together to make a perfect pairing. Mollie and Laine have been living abroad in Italy for the past two years where Laine is studying and Mollie is in the wine industry. They met and fell in love while helping a mutual friend start a wine bar. Their international wedding was absolutely breathtaking as you'll see from the photos. There were personal touches everywhere. From the menu that Laine created personally to the custom made Ketubah and wine labels that Mollie's friend designed.
Wedding Ceremony: Whitehall Mansion, Louisville, KY
Wedding Reception: The Henry Clay, Louisville, KY
Flowers: Wayne Esterle of In Bloom Again
Catering: Silver Spoon
Wedding Coordinator: Arnie Levin
I'm a huge fan of any wedding shoe that has the letters "R-A-D" on it.
Laine seeing Mollie for the first time.
Mollie hugging her father. (Also a good excuse to showcase the back of that wedding dress. How beautiful is that?)
I don't often post family portraits on the blog, but this room at the Whitehall Mansion was so classy.
Laine had a can of Italian rice ordered with a special note buried within the rice for Mollie to find.
Lounging around pre-ceremony.
Who needs paperweights when you've got cameras and cell phones?
Inspecting the details of the ketubah.
Mollie asked how many camels her father was paid in exchange for her hand in marriage.
Laine's mom wipes a tear.
Some wedding ceremony details of the courtyard at Whitehall Mansion.
Jewish weddings have so many fun traditions. Like this one where the bride and groom walk around each other three times.
Must put down the tilt/shift.
When Laine had difficulty finding the vows stashed in his suit pockets, Mollie gave the crowd this hilarious expression.
After Laine stepped on the glass, Mollie gave it one more stomp, just to be sure.
There were two cocktail hours at this wedding. The first one, at Whitehall, gave the couple some down time to enjoy a bottle of wine.
Silver Spoon created amazing foods based on Laine's menu. The Hors D'oeuvres were so tasty. You could actually eat the spoons in the image at the top left! Wayne Esterle (my favorite!), of In Bloom Again, decorated the Henry Clay beautifully.
Laine and his mom had an intense dance off. (It was a close contest, but mom pulled away at the end.)
Mollie's sister-in-law, Fumi, knew how to shake it.
Arnie Levin (in the black suit) coordinated the wedding. He's an incredible wedding planner and must have received a dozen "thank you's" during the toasts. Seen here with Mollie's mom (right) and the Roth's. (I shot their daughter's wedding two years ago. Happy almost two year anniversary Jessica and Ethan!)
Laine's mom didn't stop dancing the entire night. Amazing!
The band was called Galaxy, from St. Louis. Each of their four vocalists were rocking good.
I was excited to photograph this session for a number of reasons. First, it was the last session I had on the books before the birth of our twins. Second, they invited me to shoot at her family's farm up in Austin, Indiana. (I love different, fun, special locations). And finally, when I first met Kelly and Time, I knew right away that they knew how to WORK IT. I almost fainted when I saw this wide open field with a giant sycamore in the middle of it. Locations don't get much better than this.
I'm very much looking forward to photographing Kelly and Tim's wedding this July at the Henry Clay in Louisville, KY.
I had to throw these shots up on the blog. Kelly's grandmother had the jockey repainted every year to match the Derby winner. My grandparents had a similar statue.
It's been an AMAZING year for me professionally and personally. As we close out 2008, I though it would be fun to post a few of my favorite weddings of the year to my new blog. And now that I've found out how to embed slideshows into the blog, there's nothing standing in my way. And as always, there is music on the slideshow so crank up your speakers and enjoy! (Or if you're at work, press the mute and make sure the boss isn't around!) This first show is of Lauren and Patrick's super fabulous Louisville wedding at the Cathedral of the Assumption and the Henry Clay. Check back for more over the next few days. And I've got a wedding tomorrow (NYE wedding!) and another on the 3rd so the blog is about hopping again!
I didn't get a chance to meet Jeff and Meagan until the week of their wedding. But from the times we spoke on the phone, I knew that their wedding was going to be remarkable. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona and were flying back home to have their wedding in Louisville. Jeff and Meagan have an awesome relationship that began (believe it or not) on an airplane. I was trying no to laugh too loudly while their priest was telling the story during their ceremony. Hilarious!