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  • Hey there! I’m Josie Kay

    American Poet, and one of my favorites, Mary Oliver asked; “So tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one WILD + PRECIOUS life?” Her question resonated with me personally and professionally and those two words became a mantra to drive my life and work.
    Personally, I am in love with the idea of life being WILD + PRECIOUS. Because it is. It’s fast + slow, big + small, crazy + simple…wild + precious. Life is full of these moments. Everyone has a story and I’m here to tell it.

Audrey + Mark | Wedding – Indianapolis, IN

When Audrey first contacted me, one thing really stood out in her email -they were getting married in GREECE! Just the two of them (believe me I tried to stowaway in her suitcase) in a romantic trip of a lifetime. But she and Mark would also have a reception in Indianapolis for family and friends. And she wanted portraits, lots of them, in different locations. Oh and she was having a vintage theme…and vintage car. I was in. (:

The day did not disappoint. I love when brides allow plenty of time for portraits. We had such a great time exploring some amazing neighborhoods in Indy. Fountain Square was a dream! A huge shout out to Artistic Skin Design for letting us shoot in your rad shop. You guys were great!

Audrey + Mark,

You two are incredible. Y’all are truly made for each other. And two of the kindest, warmest and most welcoming people I’ve ever met. You and your family and friends made my crew and I feel so welcomed. Thank you for choosing me to be part of such a fun celebration.

Congratulations + Best wishes as you start your life together!

Josie Kay






Alyssa + Kevin | Engagement | Nashville, TN

Oh, boy. This is a special one. I get to photograph dozens of awesome couples throughout the year, but this particular couple is really special to me.

Alyssa was my very first friend in Nashville. I was the craigslist killer roommate she didn’t want who moved into the vacant room upstairs. After a while (5mins) she warmed up to me and realized I was a nice (non-killer) midwest gal. We have been through countless movie nights, walks, road trips, girls nights, dance parties and Fox days (playing hooky + going canoeing!).

Alyssa has been the best roommate and friend a girl could ever have. She’s smart, funny, adventurous, so full of life, always up for activities (she brought fireworks to my birthday party) and has theeeeee best laugh.

I met Kevin my first week at the new house, I’m pretty sure he came over and watch Glee with us. I liked him already. I love him for loving my best friend so well. It’s easy to see how he let’s Alyssa be herself and I love to watch her light up around him. You will see. She didn’t stop laughing or smiling the entire shoot.

Kevin + Alyssa,

CONGRATULATIONS! I love you both! I am so excited for your future together and wish you nothing but blessings, happiness and adventures!



we shot these on Mother’s day, so we had to include the fur babies


one of Alyssa’s greatest gifts is being able to talk anyone into anything. There’s no way Kev wanted to swing and there’s no way in hell I’d ever take a shot this cheesy,

yet here it is.

golden hour was good to us.

Kev said it best, “this is Alyssa’s perfect day; swinging, puppies and sparklers” #soAlyssa


Mike + Kristen | Franklin, TN Engagement

Kristen is my best friend’s roommate and I’ve gotten to know her over countless sweatpants and wine nights (: She is one of the sweetest and most genuine women you’ll ever meet. I was thrilled for her when Mike popped the question over Christmas and beyond excited when she asked me to take a few photos for them.

Kristen + Mike,

Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your story. I had such a good time hanging out with guys. You two are 100% made for each other, it’s obvious in I can’t even handle how y’all look at each other(: SO IN LOVE!


I’m so happy for you two and excited for your future together!

Many blessings,

Josie Kay

 Kristen, you are a bombshell.


look at how they look at each other! ahhh. can’t even.

My absolute favorite. The last shot of the day, with this magic light +  Kristen workin’ it.

Danielle - April 17, 2015 - 5:47 pm

These are gorgeous!!!

Paul + Chelsea | Wedding | Downtown Nashville

Chelsea and I met over a year ago when she did a Mary Kay party for my roommate. I remember us chatting and after hearing that she had a boyfriend, I joked ‘well, I’m a wedding photographer, so give me a call when he pops the question’;)…Not too long after that, he did indeed propose and I got an email from a very excited bride to be:)

It has been so amazing getting to know Chelsea better (and hearing so much about Paul) over the course of a year as we would meet for coffee and talk wedding details. I cannot tell you how excited I was to finally be shooting this wedding day, and what a perfect one it was. Chelsea planned everything so beautifully and had so many wonderful people surrounding her, she was able to enjoy her day to the fullest.

Chelsea + Paul,

Thank you so much for having me be a part of your special day! I was truly honored to be there to witness and capture the special love y’all have for each other. Hope you enjoy the photographs!

Cheers to happy marriage,

Josie Kay


























Sara - May 8, 2014 - 12:41 pm

These pictures are perfect. Your perfect. I love ya!

Alyssa Rabun - May 8, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Incredible shots, Jos!! <3