2019 weddings, anniversary, Bridals, Engaged, Engagement Photos, Family Portraits, Photography

Changed and reorganized.

A couple weeks back I wrote about change that was coming to Blair Photography. Well, it is here.

I started Blair Photography almost 18 years ago and have worked hard to satisfy hundreds and hundreds of clients. Along the way I have met so many people who started as a client and remained a friend. I’ve been blessed beyond measure.

I’ve recently been looking at the business I have built, compared to the current trend in the photography industry and realized it’s time for me to change… and this will be best for my clients and myself.

Moving forward I will only accept a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions. I have two wedding packages and one portrait package. That’s it. No discounts. No specials. If you want to book my services, my skill and my dedication, give me a call. I LOVE working for clients who get it. Who get that what I do is a mixture of art and science. … Seeing the light and feeling the moment. Oh, and don’t worry. I’m not leaving the photography world. I’m just reevaluating my value and my desire to do things in a manner that put me with clients who really have the same goals I have. I want to make amazing photographs that tell the story of their lives, one frame at a time.

And don’t worry. All currently booked sessions and weddings will go on just as contracted. If you have a Gift Certificate, perfect. Don’t forget to use them, as they expire 12-31-19.



2018 weddings, Bridals, Engaged, Missouri Weddings, Outdoors, Photography, Wedding Photography

Why I love bridal portraits.

I love doing bridal sessions. It is a great way for the bride to have a run through with her hair, makeup, flowers and… me.  It gives me an opportunity to get to know the bride a little better, to see where her comfort level is in front of the camera when in full dress. Sadly, it seems the tradition of bridal portraits is fading away, and I think that’s a shame.

As a photographer, I spend a lot of time studying old photos, looking at them not just for “how pretty” they are, but for the historical significance the portraits hold. You can see the similarities between great-grandma’s features and her great-granddaughter. Regardless of how the trends may change, the dresses may differ, the gaze off to nowhere has been replaced by an open mouth laugh with the brides head thrown back, I cannot escape seeing the relationship between them.  Not doing them… in my mind… robs future generations from being able to do the same.

So I’m offering 50% off bridal portrait sessions when added to new wedding packages for the next five wedding contracts. Or, if you’ve recently booked your date with me, I’ll extend that offer to you.  I think they’re THAT important. Here are a few photos from the past several years.  Just a tiny sampling of the bridals I’ve shot…. but the truth is… school starts tomorrow and my time on the computer is short today, so I didn’t find as many as I should have.  Enjoy!

 

Engaged, Engagement Photos, Outdoors, Photography, Wedding Photography

Melissa & Luke… engaged in Conway

I’ve known Melissa for a big part of her life, growing up here in Mountain Home, so when I got the call, asking about being her wedding photographer, I was happy, to say the least.  She is one of those people who makes others around her happy.  She’s genuinely happy and loves to spread that happiness.  Meeting Luke for the first time when I arrived to do their engagement photos, I could tell that they were a good match for one another.  So since I’ve just restarted the blog, I wanted to share some of their photos… especially for those who haven’t followed my Facebook page.

The day started out in a pretty classic, “grandma will like these pictures”, kind of way and then it turned.  Not a bad turn, but rather an incredibly fun turn. So enjoy the madness that was their engagement photos.

2018 weddings, Engaged, Engagement Photos, Outdoors, Photography

Allie & Corey… not sure I’m ready for this.

As a photographer, planning an outdoor photo session, I always know I’m at the mercy of the weather… and often, the weather seems to work against me. Allie and I had already rescheduled a couple of different times due to rain and this day was really one we weren’t sure about, but the weatherman said Jonesboro was in the clear. I gathered my equipment and started my two and a half hour drive to meet them for their engagement photos on a beautiful and sunny afternoon.  By the time I made it to Jonesboro, I couldn’t see to drive. I had to pull over and wait it out. Buckets. Maybe more than buckets.  There were barrels of rain falling. Some streets were flooding and enough lightning that it was honestly a bit scary at times. Finally I made it to downtown Jonesboro where we were going to meet up and it was still raining, so we all sat in our vehicles and waited.  And waited.  And then when we were tired of waiting, we waited some more. To be truthful, I was feeling a bit discouraged.

Then the rain stopped and we discussed our options. Things were soaked and standing water was abundant, so posing was going to be a bit of a challenge, as using the grassy areas was ruled out.  We got a game plan and headed out.  This is where my day turned around and things got AWESOME!

I’ve photographed, literally hundreds of couples, but none quite like this couple. To say they have a sense of humor is possibly the biggest understatement I could make. These two are… and I say this with all the love I can possibly muster… nothing less than the most loveable and funny dorks you’ll ever meet. Somehow in the midst of their having fun, we managed to get some seriously badass engagement photos that show their personalities to perfection.

My face hurt for the entire drive home, because I couldn’t stop smiling. Needless to say, I am so ready for their wedding in Memphis, later this month. I’m already anticipating how amazing their photos will be… and how much I’ll be smiling.

Included in this gallery are some that I probably shouldn’t show off, but I am going to anyway. I love couples who are not afraid to truly be themselves and there are a couple of the photos I’m sharing that are simply a result of us laughing and them seeing how weird things could get. Enjoy!

2018 weddings, Engaged, Photography, Wedding Photography

Remaining 2018 weddings…. SALE!!!

Getting married this coming fall or winter?  Still needing to book a photographer.  Well since we’re past the halfway point of the year, you can save 20% off remaining 2018 wedding dates… but you still get 100% of me.

Give me a call and let’s discuss your wedding plans! 870-425-7671

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Engaged, Photography, Wedding Photography

I can’t wait, either.

When I get little notes that convey the excitement of my couples, it makes my day.  This has been stuck to my desk for a couple weeks now.  It’s where I can see it every time I sit down to work… just to remind my how awesome my clients are.

So Courtney, I hope you know how genuinely excited I am for your wedding.

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