Amazing Waterfront Sunsets |Falls of the ohio| Engagement Session

Big Four Bridge

The Big Four Bridge is a popular location for a lot of different types of activates because of how beautiful the surroundings are. Whether I’m on the Kentucky or Indiana side, the diversity of locations in and around the bridge is absolutely beautiful! For the engagement session, Kari and Ashley started off at the fountain which is located on the Indiana side, and from there, they had some fun as they made their way up to the top of the bridge overlooking the Ohio River. The skies were beautiful which made for some picturesque photos to say the least:)

love is in the air

The love and joy that Kari and Ashley have for one another shines through in these photos which I know you’ll enjoy if you haven’t peaked already! They met just a little over a year ago and from day one, Kari and Ashley both knew they had a very special connection. From their first date the two of them realized pretty quickly that the other person was a very special person. After about a month of dating, Ashley was positive that she was in love with Kari. And after about another month, Kari was ready to reciprocate the love Ashely had for her. Fast forward six months and these two lovebirds were planning their special day as lifelong partners.

falls of the ohio

After we finished up at the bridge, we then drove down the road a short distance to The Falls of the Ohio. On a beautiful night like this one and having the Louisville skyline in the background; this is what photographers like myself live for!!! These two beauties obviously made my job easy as well. Once there, Kari and Ashley strolled around the park and of course we were able to make some magic by utilizing the surroundings. The sun setting over the Ohio River was absolute icing on the cake.

Same sex couples

I absolutely had a blast with these two! This was actually my very first same sex couple photo session and I wasn’t sure how it would go. But here’s the thing. Once I let go of my ego, I just told myself to let my love for what I do come through just like any other couple I would photograph. And from there all I saw were two people who were in love with one another. And at the end of the day, they wanted to share their love with their friends and family just like any other engaged couple.


Hi, I’m Dereck!  For me, my “why” has always been people focused. My goal in life is to make a positive impact in the lives of the people I’m around every day. I love the fact that I am blessed to spend my time with soon to be brides and grooms who are about to embark on a lifetime journey of their own. That my friend is a huge honor and blessing! My goal through this process as your Photographer is to impact your life beyond the lens of my camera. I love capturing magical moments that pop-up throughout this process, but I love just as deeply to speak into the lives of people like yourself. I love being able to help you focus on what is truly important during this journey and letting the other non-sensical things take care of themselves.