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Caldwell Chapel bride and groom looking at each other louisville ky wedding
Caldwell Chapel bride and groom looking at each other louisville ky wedding
Caldwell Chapel bride and groom looking at each other louisville ky wedding

 Your unique love, 

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 uniquely  & lovingly documented 

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We know planning an epic celebration of your undying affection isn't always quite the simplest thing - however, we feel honored to be entrusted to make the photography part of your day as simple & beautiful for you as possible. We just ask you show up as yourselves, & we will accept you as you are while making sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera so that after a bit you won't really realize the cameras are there. We'll pepper in our own love & creativity as we go & have fun doing it!

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 "The hotel? I keep for Agatha.

We were happy here." 

 -The Grand Budapest Hotel 

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life is fleeting and deserves to be lived in the moment, feeling free with your emotions surrounded by those you love, and your wedding day is no different which is why we make it our mission to capture these moments with care and honesty

moments like:

the veil your aunt gifted you dancing in the breeze as you hold your partner's hands, 

the excitement and nerves of going over your handwritten vows for the last time before seeing your sweetheart

cars whizzing by honking and shouting congratulations as you two make out on the street corner,

your best friend wiping tears of overwhelming joy from your face right before your first look,

bursting into laughter when you accidentally sprayed the cute little perfume bottle you packed into your mouth

getting coffee on the house from your favorite spot right after you eloped down the street

your sister helping you clasp your wedding shoes that you both painstakingly and lovingly glued pearls onto one evening together

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 here's the thing about 
       your wedding day... 

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These moments...these people...these things mean something to you now and much like Zero's Grand Budapest Hotel that he holds on to for decades in memory of his wife,

they will mean something to you way down the road

 So while we are certainly playful people and want that to shine through in our work, we take honoring your life & love quite seriously, and strive to have the know-how, creativity, and editing prowess to produce some stunning results with you!!

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We had such an amazing time shooting with In The Shade Photography. During our engagement session they were amazing. I love how they already had several poses hand picked out for us. We felt so comfortable working with  her because she always allowed us to be our selves. She has so many ideas, you have endless memories.
After our wedding one thing I absolutely loved was the large preview a couple days afterwards, which was a highlight of that day because I was so anxious to see it all.  Not only did Lilly make my beautiful  gown, but her and Justin work so good as a team. One worked with the ladies and other with the guys. They were quick but super detailed. They captured literally EVERY detail of our special day. This team is very professional, and has excellent communication skills. They have patience, understanding and also help in every way that’s needed. These pictures were so amazingly beautiful it landed us in Today’s Women Magazine.  Everyone still talks about them after a year later. They create magic and we will forever be a customer.

-Jasna & Leonard




**Christmas Shoot here we come**

- Kesha & Devon


Lilly and Justin are so talented and captured our wedding day perfectly! While taking portraits after the ceremony, they made us feel comfortable and like ourselves! During the reception, they made sure to capture all of our most important guests, which we will cherish those images of our loved ones. My favorite thing about our wedding pictures is just how well they represent all the love and fun we had throughout that day.

Not only are Lilly and Justin fabulous photographers, they were also wonderful to work with prior to the wedding. Because of the pandemic, my husband and I decided to have a small, intimate wedding and postpone the large event for the next summer. Lilly and Justin have been so awesome and patient with us during this double planning process! I really appreciate the quick turn around time for emails, texts, and receiving our photo gallery! As any person planning a wedding knows, communication is KEY and Lilly and Justin made it easy.

-Jordan & John

"Working with In the Shade Photography was great! They were very communicative from the start. I loved that they were so easy to reach and very responsive. They helped my spouse and I figure out what pictures were important for us, and worked with us to come up with a package that fit our budget. On the day of the wedding, they were on time, easy to work with, and unobtrusive. They made us feel very comfortable, and it comes across in the pictures. Our photos came out beautifully! I would definitely work with them again."

-Sara & Rron

"Working with Lilly and Justin was one of the highlights of our wedding planning experience. They are incredibly thoughtful, organized and talented photographers, who listened to all of our needs. Maggie is, admittedly, nervous in front of a camera, and they were kind and sensitive to that beginning with the engagement photos and all the way through to the wedding portraits. Justin and Lilly went above and beyond to make us comfortable, but also, in a really unique way, I felt like were also celebrating our love along the way. By the time we got to the big day, having them by our sides throughout the event felt really natural. We genuinely enjoyed working with them, and the final product is just stunning. "

-Maggie & Conroy

investments & what's included

Couples typically spend between $2000 and $3500 with us. We create custom packages tailored to your & your partner's needs – taking into account the various factors of your plans that make your day so unique, and what is most meaningful for you both to have documented and how you want it documented (videography options available). We can't wait to hear your vision!

All of our weddings include the two of us photographing your big day and cheering you on (read more on how we work together here)a date night session, & 3 floating PVC prints of your choice! They're beautiful statement pieces at 12x18 inches each, and create a stunning gallery of your love story for your walls! 

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wanna see more?
our experience, eye for creativity, & passion
matched with
your love, 
your family & friends,
your cherished moments?
give us a shout and we will gladly get the conversation started and send you some full galleries!


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