I am so excited to finally show you guys what I have been working on. Clarksville Brides asked me to do a gown shoot with the Bride's Boutique and Elements Design. I was of course excited to get to work with all of them and have models and dresses for me to play with. My brain started working on ideas. The week before the location I was hoping to use fell thru so I decided to do it in my back yard with my Airstream. Crazy last minute decision but super fun. Edith, Terri, Mary Beth and myself had a design pow wow and started planning. I wanted it to feel a laid back, happy back yard wedding. Elements set up a Lemonade table, and we hung their big paper lanterns from the magnolia tree. They also brought their old Schwinn bike. I had a little fun with arts and crafts. I made a ribbon backdrop with colored satin ribbon, I cut an entire roll of crate paper into little rectangles for our exit scene, and I made a just married sign on a piece of old wood. We used my fun orange retro office chairs and our Airstream camper. I asked Edith if she could find a few guy models because I thought that would be fun. When Edith told me one of the guys had a black Great Dane that could come I was super happy. Edith made Aiden the dog cute bow ties to wear. We had hair and makeup in my kitchen and we had a house full of 16 people. 6 models, Aiden the dog, Edith, Michelle and Khandi, one of the models girlfriends, Danielle doing video, Terri and Mary Beth, my 2 kids and myself. It was a fun day. Thanks to the models and Michelle for giving your time, we had fun and we couldn't have done it with out you.  

Clarksville Brides
Gowns and Tuxes: Brides Boutique
Elements Event Planning and Design
Photography: Laura Kay Photography
Video: Turning Point Productions
Makeup: Khandi Khandi

I am teaming up with Clarksville Brides to do a giveaway for their feature of this shoot. I am giving away 2 Photo Sessions in Clarksville (engagement, bridal, newborn, maternity, family, kids, or pets) and an Organic Bloom frame to go with it!  

To be entered to win you must:
1.  Leave a blog comment here telling me what kind of session you would do and which frame you like best. Make sure to leave your name and email address. One entry per person.
2. Then go on ClarksvilleBrides.com and vote for your favorite dress.

Blog comment entries will be accepted until Sunday April 10th at 11:59pm. Of the qualifying entries 2 winners will be selected at random. I will announce the 2 winners on Monday April 11th.


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Nicki says:

great job, these are so fun!!

(04.01.11 @ 07:42 AM)
Stacy says:

I would love to do a bridal shoot!! And I'm loving the lucy frame!

(04.01.11 @ 11:07 AM)
Lisette Price says:

Love these Laura! The confetti and ribbon shots are my favorites. Your ideas turned out beautifully! :)

(04.01.11 @ 11:08 AM)
Holly says:

I would love to win a session! I would do a session for my 2 kids and I think the charcoal gilligan frame would look perfect in my living room!

(04.01.11 @ 11:33 AM)
Suzie Burks says:

love the different ways you incorporated color into these! we had a great time at our session today...if we won your contest we would save it for an engagement session! i like the "june" frame in baby blue

(04.02.11 @ 12:57 PM)
April says:

Love the photos! Especially with the colorful ribbon! And the great dane!
I voted for my fave dress! I really like the charcoal gilligan! The buttercup eva is lovely too and goes with my yellow, white, & grey May wedding colors! Some unique bridal portraits would be amazing! Thanks for the opportunity! =)

(04.03.11 @ 09:31 AM)
Emily says:

I would love an engagement shoot and I love the gilligan frame!

(04.03.11 @ 01:19 PM)
rebecca villarreal says:

newborn/infant session....june frame is prettiful!

(04.04.11 @ 02:20 PM)
rebecca villarreal says:

gown 4 is beautiful! simplicity at its BEST!

(04.04.11 @ 02:34 PM)
Valerie Ogle says:

My husband and I got married almost 2 years ago and we still haven't had family pictures made with us and his daughter. I would LOVE to do a family shoot!! If I absolutely had to choose a frame (I like so many of them) I would have to go with either lucy or mary anne.

(04.04.11 @ 03:02 PM)
Caitlyn Wilcox says:

I loveee these photos! They're amazing! I voted for dress number 8.
I would love to win an engagement photo session! I like the Gilligan frame!

(04.05.11 @ 10:18 AM)
carmen hunter says:

My favorite part is how you captured the dog! Sorry but you know I would say that!
:) Gorgeous pics all he way around!

(04.05.11 @ 09:15 PM)
Tonia Rhodes says:

I would LOVE to have a family session. It would be so lovely to have images with all of us involved!

(04.06.11 @ 12:56 PM)
Amanda Sorgenfrei says:

Well, surprise! surprise! I would like to do either a maternity or newborn shoot and I love the lewis and johnny frames not sure what color though too many great choices! Your latest pics are too fun, love them!!

(04.07.11 @ 11:27 AM)
Christina Clark says:

Love all your photographs Laura. They are each so unique!!

(04.07.11 @ 06:16 PM)
Mary says:

I love the pics of Suzie n Cameron. You captured their personality. If Suzie wins the Contest I would like you to take pictures of Suzie and Cameron again. Love the Charcoal gilligan.

(04.08.11 @ 08:25 PM)
Adam says:

I like the pictures of Suzie and Cam you should do their wedding photos

(04.09.11 @ 12:47 PM)
Danielle of Turning Point Productions did video of the Gown Shoot for Clarksville Brides that I shot. It is kinda funny to watch myself shoot. Maybe next time I will not dress like a slob that was running around crazy setting up all morning. :) I like getting to watch what all goes on before and after a shot. I know I was there but I like getting to see an outside view. Thanks Danielle!

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Bethany Ann says:

Oh my goodness! I LOVE IT! The props, the dresses, the video!!!! And especially the photos! I really love the different scenes you had. Wonderful!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

(04.01.11 @ 07:35 AM)
I am so happy to say that I have another featured wedding in Houston Brides Magazine. Remember Brae and Don who were married in October? Their wedding was so amazing and I am so happy Houston Brides chose it for a feature. Thanks again to Natalie with Two Be Wed for such an amazing job coordinating and submitting this wedding and thank you to Nicki and Lisa for shooting with me. And by the way to day is my sister Lisa's Birthday! Happy Birthday Sister!

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Susan says:

Oh my! This is so awesome Laura! Congrats!

(04.01.11 @ 11:27 AM)
I am so excited to say that Laura Kay Photography was chosen for 2 great awards this year! The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 Pick and Wedding Wire's Brides Choice Award for 2011! Thanks to all of my past bride and groom's for the past 6 years!

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I am excited to share that Mary and Chris's Wedding is featured on the WeTV blog! It was such a beautiful wedding and I had so much fun shooting it! Go check out the article! Happy Monday!

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Nicki says:

Awesome! Way to go!

(08.31.09 @ 11:15 AM)
lisa says:

very cool article!

(08.31.09 @ 11:24 AM)