I was fortunate once again to shoot at the historical Hermitage Farms located in Oldham County. I met Courtney and Franklin there on September 28, 2019 where they invited their close friends and family to witness their special day together. It’s impossible, as a photographer, to not look forward to a wedding shot on a horse farm in Kentucky. It doesn’t hurt to have such an amazing couple and friendly people to spend your weekend with while you work!
Everything about Courtney and Franklin’s day was laid back and that always makes for great moments to capture! I can’t thank them enough for choosing R.T. Photography to be there and be a part of it all! Please take a few moments and read over their story together. After you view their photos head back to Facebook to leave them a message!
This is their love story:
“Franklin and Courtney remember meeting each other at UT McCombs in 2009. He was a second-year MBA student and she was a first-year. They both thought the other was cute, but school life was busy and they dated other people.
8 years went by — where they each had their own amazing adventures in India, New York, Atlanta, Arkansas, San Francisco…
In January 2017 Courtney & Franklin reconnected at a mutual friend’s post-holiday party. Courtney asked him to join her and a group of friends on a weekend trip to Tahoe, and Franklin jumped at the chance. They didn’t spend a lot of time together over the weekend (Courtney skis and Franklin snowshoes, and a blizzard cut the trip short), but Franklin knew that he wanted to spend more time with her, so he arranged for a “reunion” night for the group a couple of weeks later. Four of them went to dinner at Gardenias and then to see the band “March Forth” at the Fillmore (SF), and Franklin & Courtney went to a bar afterward and talked for a couple of hours. Franklin was smitten – she was smart and engaging to talk to, compassionate, and beautiful! Courtney didn’t want the night to end – she was captivated by their conversation, how intently he listened and how thoughtful & kind he was.
Franklin arranged another trip to Tahoe for the group – largely as an excuse to spend more time with her. Yes, yes, yes… why not ask her out already??? It became clear that he better do that before she thought he just wanted to be friends. So, he did. He asked her to dinner and to the de Young Art Museum (they both love art) the weekend before their second trip to Tahoe. She couldn’t make dinner because she had just adopted what would be their first child (Leo the dog) the day before so she didn’t want to leave him for too long, but they had a great date at the museum. They spent more time together on the second trip to Tahoe, where they kissed for the first time… and as they say, “The rest is history!”
Their day could not have been possible without these amazing vendors:
Venue: The Hermitage Farm
Photographer: R. T. Photography
Wedding Day Planner/Coordinator: Sheryl Thompson of Essential Details
Rehearsal Dinner Caterer: Mayan Cafe
Wedding Day Caterer: Farm to Fork
Rentals: Reliable Rentals
Rentals: Pizzazle Events
Hair: Hair Haven Salon
Band: The Company Band
Transportation: Fan Van Transportation Company
Cake: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
Ceremony Musicians: Quartet Louisville
Officiant: Louis Winner