Hi, I'm Adam.

Documentary Wedding Photographer

I document candid moments full of emotion. I’m there with you celebrating, laughing, and tearing up. Count me as family and not a stranger behind a camera.

Behind The Scenes

Let's Capture Your Story!

Hi, I'm Adam Mescan, an award-winning wedding photographer based in Louisville, Kentucky. Capturing genuine love, happiness, and awkward moments is my specialty. I’m there with you celebrating, laughing, and tearing up. Consider me family behind a camera.

I craft beautiful images and videos for you to enjoy for years to come. My photography style is documentary based with photojournalistic tendencies. Providing a friendly, relaxed atmosphere on your big day is my goal. I'm here to help support you and provide guidance with my professional expertise through your planning process.

I graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. I started Shutter Photo & Film in 2017 after nearly a decade of experience photographing weddings. Countless couples have entrusted me to capture their love story. I can't wait to capture yours.

Adam Mescan, Owner of Shutter Photography & Film based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Adam Mescan, your photographer and videographer.

Why I Take Photos

I love photography because it allows me to see things from a different perspective. Photography enables me to capture your authentic self, something you don't really see when gathered around for group selfies and "say cheese" moments. The camera lets me show off your personality and quirks, your emotions as you truly experience them.

My favorite thing is making memories. I create memories from a specific time and place and hold on to them with detail. Photographs spark memory and bring experiences back to life.

Documenting your wedding, being part of one of your life's greatest moments, and preserving that memory is a great honor. Telling your story through photography lays the foundation for your new family, with images that will be cherished forever. These photographs, capturing the celebrations of your love, are a family heirloom.

How I Create Stories

I work in the background to capture genuine moments, avoiding photos that seem stiff or staged. I'm a little goofy too, it helps relax you and your guests, which allows genuine emotion to take center stage. I gently guide you through the process of posing to create natural photographs.

This is your day! I'm here to capture it and support you in every way I can.

Fun Facts:

  • In my spare time I play the drums.
  • I love shooting film when I'm not editing.
  • I do both of those things faster after a cup of coffee (or two)!
  • I have a contagious laugh.
  • I also speak sarcasm to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Coming up with names is not a specialty of mine. My character's name in D&D is Bob Bobinson.
  • I eat gluten-free because my body feels better when I do.
  • I'm earth and health conscious.
  • I went to a bourbon distillery and came home with vodka.
  • Old-school Blink-182 is my favorite band.

Traveling Runs In My Veins

I love traveling. I am always up for an adventure. I try to take a trip each year and visit somewhere new.

Countries I've visited:

Hong Kong, Thailand, England, Ireland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Canada

Within the US:

Connecticut, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, New York (sadly not NYC), Vermont, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Washington State, California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma

Not in the area? No worries! I've worked with couples from out-of-state to out-of-country. Let's make things easy for your wedding back home!



“Love Adam!
Everything about working with Shutter Photo & Film was fantastic! Adam and his partner did such an amazing job at capturing EVERYTHING! They laughed, smiled and joked with us, and they even joined the conga line! Such fun guys to work with! We will be using Shutter Photo & Film for our other photography needs!!”

Serving humanity: regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, shape, size, sexual orientation and identity.

All humans welcome.

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