Photography, Wedding Photography

Becca and Matt… an afternoon in June.

Becca and her family hold a special place in the hearts of the Blair family.  Becca’s mom has played a role in my daughter-in-law’s life that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to adequately appreciate.  Needless to say, she’s an angel… and so is Becca.  Oh, and we had my son’s wedding at Becca’s family’s home. So there are plenty of reasons for me to love this couple and this wedding.

Matt and Becca are both HUGE fans of Disney, which you will see in their photos. Beyond that, they are unique, quirky, funny, smart and loving people who had the perfect wedding on a lovely Tuesday afternoon in Northwest Arkansas.

In my career as a wedding photographer I’ve had a couple of .. coming back down the aisle shots… that are truly memorable. This is one of those. I love when my couples are not afraid to have fun.

Enjoy!

2018 weddings, Photography, Wedding Photography

Mr. & Mrs. Roberts, the unabridged version.

Often times I  worry that I post too many photos… or that I’m too wordy. Actually, that’s a lie. I don’t worry too much about it, because I’m just that kind of person.  I’m wordy and I’m proud of it.  So I hope you enjoy this look at Bryan’s and Makalya’s wedding day.

I’ve already posted a sneak preview of the wedding, but felt their beautiful day was worthy of more. I don’t photograph a lot of weddings here in Mountain Home, but always love it when the chance is presented. Getting to work with people I know is special.

This wedding was one where I really felt as if I’d been given a seat of honor where I could be part of their most intimate lives. I was witness to their love, their faith and their happiness. …. oh, and the guy’s cool socks.

I cannot wait to show Bryan, Makayla and their families the entire collection of photos.

Enjoy!  BTW, the kids in this wedding … may have stolen the show.  They were so adorable.

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.

Photography, Wedding Photography

A June wedding with Jillian & Eric

I’m still catching up, and I am so excited to introduce you all to Jillian and Eric. When I met them in Springfield, at Sequiota Park in Springfield, MO to shoot their engagement session, they both seemed so shy and quiet.  Well, maybe reserved is a better descriptor for what they appeared to be.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I was wrong.  These two have personalities that are HUGE! Their energy level is insane and their love of one another is obvious. I honestly had no idea how much fun was in store for their wedding day.

One of the great things about photographing weddings in the Springfield area is working with Stephanie Weiss, of Ella Weiss Wedding Design.  She is one of my favorite wedding planners on the planet.  If you’re in the area, I’d recommend looking into Ella Weiss Wedding Design for gowns and all your needs.

So let’s get to Jillian and Eric… their taste and style are on point. They are not afraid of the camera. They are open and loving. They welcomed me into their day with unfiltered access to their lives. In short, they are a dream couple who values great photos and know that being themselves allows me to put together a complete story of their wedding day.

The reception was jumping from start to finish. Guests were greeted with a cocktail hour outside the main ballroom, and entertained with live music while they mingled about.  Once inside, the decorations … from table settings, impressive cake, amazing lighting to the huge dance floor… made this a spectacular event to be part of.

Earlier I mentioned the energy level and the reception is where their energy level was unleashed. Members Only, an 80s tribute band was on stage and kept the entire group jumping. Favorite song of the night????  When they sang “Centerfold”, by the J. Geils Band, and Jillian joined them on stage.  Absolutely killed it.

Enjoy a few of their photos!

Outdoors, Photography, Wedding Photography

Courtney & Brandon… a lakeside wedding in Hot Springs.

Some weddings have a more personal connection than others. This one felt very connected. Brandon, the groom, had been one of the band instructors that my kids had studied under in school… and his step-dad and I worked together back when I was a paramedic. So you can only imagine how happy I was when I got a call, inquiring about their date.

Courtney has to be one of the funniest women I’ve ever worked with, and after meeting the other women in her family (as you can see in one of their “posed” photos) this is a trait they all share.

When you add up these two amazing people, their lovely family & friends, and such a beautiful venue in Hot Springs, AR, you end up with a day that is magical.

Outdoors, Photography, Wedding Photography

Terra & Randy… a steamy evening in June.

June weddings are one of my favorite things in life… with the exception of you never really know what the weather will be. When Terra and Randy were married, near Rogers, Arkansas, the weather was… STEAMY.  So hot, in fact, that I am pretty sure the preacher was just winging it, as he couldn’t see anything for the sweat in his eyes.

Regardless of the weather, however, this was such a beautiful event and I will forever be honored that I got to be part of it.  Terra’s little boy and Randy’s son were included in the ceremony and that always gets me right in the heart. Love it.

Again, playing catch up with past weddings, but their wedding deserves to be enjoyed. Leave them some love!

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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