Weddings

January 5, 2022

Best Wedding Dances of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

It’s no secret that I can’t dance, unlike The Best Wedding Dances of 2021 Nominees! I mean, I try… and boy do I love to try. It’s just not in my wheelhouse. That being said, I love dancing and watching others dance. From beautiful moments between a bride and groom to engaging grandparents to hit…

Engagements

January 4, 2022

Best Engagement Photos of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

The Best Engagement Portraits of 2021 Nominees are ready for your vote! About the Best Engagement Portraits of 2021 Nominees There’s nothing I don’t love about engagement photos. It’s like a wedding portrait session, but without the stress of finishing in time to cut the cake! This year’s best engagement portrait sessions brought me all…

Weddings

January 3, 2022

Best Wedding Kisses of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

The Best Wedding Kisses of 2021 Nominees might just make you blush! About the Best Wedding Kisses of 2021 Nominees “Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End.” This quote from The Princess Bride is…

Weddings

January 2, 2022

Best Wedding Portraits of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

The Best Wedding Portraits of 2021 Nominees make my heart so happy! About the Best Wedding Portraits of 2021 Nominees I was blessed to shoot so many incredible weddings for some wonderful couples this year. The Infiniti room at Crystal Bridges Museum, the incomparable Osage House, and so many other spectacular NWA wedding venues: 2021…

Engagements

January 1, 2022

Amanda Stanton’s Engagement Photos with Michael Fogel

Amanda Stanton's engagement photos to Michael Fogel in Aspen Colorado

I’ve been excited to photograph Amanda Stanton’s Engagement Photos ever since the moment Michael proposed. I’ve hoped she would find her husband ever since we became friends in 2019. She is such a sweet person, a loving mom, and deserves the best. Her two daughters do as well (here is a shot I got of…

Branding Photography, Fashion / Blogger, headshots

November 30, 2021

Branding and Headshot Photography: Ashley Lapointe

beautiful light skinned girl laughing in a flower bush at Forest Park in St. Louis

Branding and Headshot Photography is so important for anyone who owns their own business. Ashley values great photography and has so many irons in the fire, it was really fun to discuss all her ventures while photographing portraits in St. Louis recently. Running a podcast, fitness tips on her instagram, and corporate fitness are just…

Family and Children

November 20, 2021

Fine Art Family Portraits for the Brown Family

blonde kid photographed in black and white in front of a black background

Fine Art Family Portraits I always know I have a great photograph when I feel internally that I wish I had that image of my own family, which is exactly what I felt with I photographed these of Chelsea and Tyler’s family recently. If you’ve followed the blog for some time, this family is no…

Weddings

April 3, 2021

Ballroom at I Street Wedding of MaKayle and Kyrei

Ballroom at I Street Wedding where groom kissing bride at sunset

MaKayle and Kyrei Fisher’s Ballroom at I Street Wedding was a wonderful kickoff to the 2021 wedding season! I’ve been a bit antsy to start shooting weddings again after a weird 2020, so this couldn’t have come soon enough. Capturing emotion is my calling. What I loved most about MaKayle and Kyrei’s wedding was that…

Family and Children

April 2, 2021

Sharing a New Mom’s Love Story Through Pictures: Teague Family Portraits

I’ve been photographing Scottie James’ mom since before she was a mom. Having an overlapping circle of friends and work colleagues, Brittany and I go way back! Let me just say: watching a friend become an incredible mother is one of the most beautiful things in this world. And Brittany is, without a doubt, an…

Styled Weddings

February 9, 2021

A Bridgerton Style Wedding Masterpiece in NW Arkansas

bridgerton wedding inspired by netflix. bride and groom outside a mansion

The Bridgerton Style Wedding – how it all started It became clear to me by episode 2 that I needed to have a Bridgerton Style Wedding to photograph in my life. Though it was late at night, that didn’t stop me from texting Amanda from Amanda Reed Weddings. Next, I texted Julie from Jules Design…

Bridal Portraits

February 4, 2021

Benny Award All-Stars: The Best Bridal Portraits from the last decade

Playing dress up, but like… the super bowl. Bridal portraits are so important, as it documents one of the most important times in any married woman’s life. Over the years, I’ve been able to photograph hundreds of stunning brides. Here are 16 of our all-time favorites!

Engagements

February 3, 2021

Benny Award All-Stars: The Best Engagement Pictures from the last decade.

Groom kissing bride at sunrise with the mountains and lake behind them.

After more than a decade of capturing some of the coolest engagements in the world, our team has compiled and narrowed them all (I could never have done this!) to the top 16. Hosting daily contests, each of the below nominees competed in a bracket system to determine the GOAT engagement portraits. So fun!

Personal

January 1, 2021

2020. WTF was that?

modern family photographer shot of a newborn baby on a bed wearing a cute red outfit

Hey everybody! Each year, I reflect, either publicly or privately, about the year. Typically, it’s to celebrate some successes, give thanks, and then make some goals for the upcoming year. 2020: One of My Favorite Years Ever This year was one of the best of my entire life. Yeah, you read that right. I am…

Fashion / Blogger

November 25, 2020

Tia Booth / Alexis+Bolt

Tia Booth in her bra and sweatshirt from Alexis and Bolt in downtown Nashville

Hey everybody! I have a really fun shoot to share with y’all today! I teamed up with my friend Tia Booth and my other friend Kate Sbarra Dorgan for this killer session. Kate owns Alexis + Bolt in Nashville and styled Tia (you know her from the Bachelor and from my mobile lightroom presets boutique!)…

Engagements

November 19, 2020

Seattle engagement photos for Andy and Lauren

Seattle engagement photos at Mount Rainier

Can my new full-time job be to shoot Seattle engagement photos all day, errday? I had the best time with Andy and Lauren, as we trotted about Seattle and Mount Rainer for the engagement portraits. When it comes to a destination engagement shoot, or destination wedding photos for that matter, it’s always a dream to…

Family and Children, Personal

October 26, 2020

Fall Baby Photos of Scout Lucille

Fall Baby Photos might be my new favorite. Showing up an hour early to a photo shoot has its advantages. Tyler, Scout, and I decided to make the most of our time during a recent senior portrait session. Our senior portrait client, who lives in Oklahoma, wanted to shoot at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Northwest…

Styled Weddings

August 1, 2020

Garden & Gather Florist Elopement Floral Session

beautiful young bride in designer gown with backlit sunset light

Garden & Gather Florist is a new intimate and elopement floral business in Northwest Arkansas. I had the pleasure of teaming up with Garden and Gather Florist and Kate & Co. at the Garden Room recently. Tesori provided the dresses for this dreamy elopement. The florist set up a number of different table options for…

Personal

July 21, 2020

Ellie’s Sweet 16 Birthday + Dance Recital Photo Shoot

Today my baby girl turns 16 years old. I’ve told myself that at least a hundred times today, because I heard once that if you hear something enough you start to believe it. Well, I can’t believe it. Have you ever had someone look up to you and love you unconditionally? Like, truly unconditionally? I…

Bridal Portraits, Styled Weddings

July 18, 2020

Ballroom at I Street Wedding with a Ballerina Bride / Styled session

Black bride in ballet shoes in a large white ballroom

I’m obsessed with this Ballerina Bride at Ballroom at I Street wedding. Maybe it’s because my daughter has been in dance her entire life and it propelled me into the future for her own wedding. Or maybe it is because Carmen, our ballerina bride model, is a stunning bride. Nevertheless, I love this bridal session…