Luxury Wedding, Weddings

September 14, 2022

The Wedding Photos You’ll Want Most in 5 Years

late father with his bride daughter in her wedding day.

Today’s post has weighed heavy on my heart. Over the past few weeks some of my dear couples have lost loved ones. If you think the wedding is just about the bride and groom, you might be wrong. While the sacriment is important, it’s also about the relationships of the guests: the family and friends. […]

Engagements, Luxury Wedding, Weddings

September 2, 2022

Happy Wedding Day Amanda Stanton and Michael Fogel

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

This weekend is Michael Fogel and Amanda Stanton’s wedding day! Amanda is going to be the most stunning bride. I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous details and sweet moments for her California wedding. Previously, I was Amanda’s wedding photographer. However, because she had to move her wedding date (and location) from Aspen in […]

For Photographers, Luxury Wedding

September 1, 2022

3 Composition Photo Tips from Emily’s Wedding in Italy

Composition Photo Tip using framing to capture the bride crying during an emotional speech during her wedding reception in Italy

While I’m shooting weddings, I’m constantly thinking about Composition Photo Tips. Today, I’m going to share 3 of my favorite composition tools to improve photographic images regardless of the camera you have immediately. I’ve chosen Emily and Ford’s wedding in Italy for examples. Composition Photo Tip #1: Framing While framing is one of the rarest […]

Luxury Wedding, Wedding Planning, Weddings

August 29, 2022

How to Make a Wedding Day Timeline

Bridal Jumpsuits and Short Dresses at Wedding Receptions are a fun new wedding trend for 2022 as shown by this bride in her short white dress leading her groom.

What is included in a wedding day itinerary? If you’re currently planning a wedding, you might be wondering how to create the perfect wedding day timeline. I’m here to help you! I create a wedding day agenda for each and every one of my wedding couples. As a luxury wedding photographer, it’s important to be […]

Fine Art, Luxury Wedding

August 3, 2022

Sneak Peek Sunset Wedding Portrait from Joplin Wedding Photographer

sunset wedding portraits from wedding at Amalie in Joplin

This past weekend I returned to my roots (literally) as a Joplin Wedding Photographer to shoot Josh and Sarah’s wedding at the Roxy and Amalie. I’ve known Josh for more than 20 years. I have so much respect and admiration for the man he has become. In the coming days, you’ll see more from my […]

Luxury Wedding, Wedding Planning

August 1, 2022

8 Jaw-Dropping Designer Wedding Dresses (from designers you might not know)

Halfpenny Orchid luxury designer wedding dresses with puffy sleeves and floral details

This inspirational wedding post features 8 Jaw-Dropping Designer Wedding Dresses. I wanted to move away from the normal favorites (we all love Berta wedding gowns, Galia Lahav, and Monique Lhuillier wedding dresses, I know! But I wanted to shed light on some lesser-known luxury wedding dress designers. I also chose 4 designers who have vastly […]

Destination Wedding, Luxury Wedding, Weddings

July 30, 2022

L’Auberge Del Mar Wedding at Golden Hour / NWA Destination Wedding Photographer

L'Auberge Del Mar Wedding at golden hour with the bride and groom touching foreheads

This Southern California L’Auberge Del Mar destination wedding will go down in history as of one of my all-time favorites. Not only is the San Diego wedding venue named one of the top 3 hotels in Southern California (and rightfully so), but the couple is so kind. In fact, Maggie and Kevin are one of […]

Luxury Wedding, Travel

July 28, 2022

Luxury Destination Wedding in Rome Italy

Today I’m sharing a Luxury Destination Wedding in Rome Italy I photographed. Over the past ten years, I’ve become primarily a destination wedding photographer in NW Arkansas. I am thankful I get to travel to places like California, Texas, NY, and Colorado for weddings. But I also have a reputation as a breathtaking international destination […]

Luxury Wedding, Weddings

July 26, 2022

Luxury Crystal Bridges Wedding for Heather and Chris; Arkansas Wedding Photographer

Luxury Crystal Bridges wedding setup with long tables decorated with green plants and golden charger plates.

This Crystal Bridges Wedding and Reception is going to make your jaw drop and your heart melt. There are really beautiful wedding details. But more importantly, I witness and photographed so many sentimental wedding moments I’m excited for you to see. First, let’s set the scene for this luxurious Crystal Bridges wedding + reception. The […]

Luxury Wedding, SuperFeatured, Weddings

July 13, 2022

The Hillside Estate Wedding Venue: DFW Venue feature

couple laughing outside The Hillside Estate Wedding venue in DFW. The bride's veil is blowing in the wind and you can see the estate behind them.

Today I want to share all about The Hillside Estate Wedding Venue in the DFW area. Almost every month, I find myself in some new city in the world photographing a wedding. You could say I’ve nearly seen it all. I’ve photographed upscale destination weddings, private estate weddings, private villa wedding in Italy, weddings on […]

Luxury Wedding

June 27, 2022

The Sagamore Wedding Portraits for Cristina and Pat

The bride and groom sit on the wooden dock at The Sagamore and snuggle.

In this post you’ll see the Sagamore Wedding Portraits we photographed on Lake George for Cristina and Pat. I have such respect for artists who use acrylic paint, watercolors, or even pencil. Sometimes it feels like I am cheating when I live my life as an artists. I get to engage with the most beautiful […]

Luxury Wedding, Weddings

June 25, 2022

Wedding at The Sagamore for Cristina and Pat

Wedding at The Sagamore showcasing the bride and groom on the 3rd floor balcony on Lake George.

Yesterday I showed the swoon-worthy Sagamore wedding details, and today I am sharing the actual Wedding at The Sagamore. It was a lovely day, which was unexpected. What I mean by that is the weather forecast called for 90% chance of thunderstorms at The Sagamore. Not just rain or showers… thunderstorms. I was sweating a […]

Luxury Wedding, Wedding Planning

June 22, 2022

5 Tips to Plan the Perfect Destination Wedding

bride and groom walking up the aisle at their italian destination wedding in florence italy at a private vineyard.

Now that the world is traveling again, let’s talk about how to plan the perfect destination wedding. I’ve shot dozens of destination weddings over the years. Whether it was a wedding in Aspen, CO, or a wedding in Florence, Italy, I’ve done it all. This post is going to share my top 5 tips for […]

Luxury Wedding

June 21, 2022

More Hall of Springs Wedding Photos for Eugenia and Paul

bride and groom kissing in the forest tall trees outside the Hall of Springs in Saratoga NY

I think we can all agree that this Hall of Springs Wedding is worthy of another blog post. First, the sexy couple chose a sexy venue. Then, they chose a dream team of wedding vendors, including Katie O’ Events in Albany, and of course JP Elario behind the camera. Because I was shooting a wedding […]

For Photographers, Luxury Wedding

June 20, 2022

The Time I 2nd Shot a Wedding at Hall of Springs in Saratoga NY

bride and groom kissing under a weeping willow at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs NY on their wedding day.

Let me tell you about the time I was the 2nd shooter for a Wedding at Hall of Springs in Saratoga NY. Photographers who want to shoot more/better weddings, use this as the Ultimate How-To Guide to 2nd Shooting a Wedding. How can I say that? What qualifies me as the ultimate wedding photography expert? […]

Luxury Wedding, Wedding Planning

June 13, 2022

Bridal Jumpsuits and Short Dresses at Wedding Receptions: 2022 Wedding Trends

Bridal Jumpsuits and Short Dresses at Wedding Receptions is the latest wedding trend... she changes from a designer wedding dress to a chic white short dress for the wedding reception.

Bridal Jumpsuits and Short Dresses at Wedding Receptions are the latest wedding trend that I’m loving right now. I mean, I often swap out shoes for the wedding reception (mostly for comfort, but a little for style), so of course, I’m all for this wedding dress swap trend! Also, if I’m ever in a situation […]

Luxury Wedding

May 29, 2022

3 Things I love about Kourtney Kardashian’s Luxury Wedding to Travis Barker

kourtney kardashian's luxury wedding black and white photo with travis barker

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past two weeks you might not have seen Kourtney Kardashian’s Luxury Wedding. Kourtney K married Blink-182 drumming Travis Barker in an ultra luxury wedding ceremony in Portofino, Italy (while you’re here, check out this luxury wedding in Italy by Benfield Photography). I’ve read all the posts […]

Luxury Wedding, Weddings

May 26, 2022

Luxury Estate Wedding Photography in Northwest Arkansas

Luxury Estate Wedding Photography setup with a designer gown, vintage chanel necklace as a wedding gift for the bride

Today’s wedding showcases Luxury Estate Wedding Photography at the home of Chelsea and Tyler’s wedding. This luxury wedding showcases a James Beard nominated chef, vintage Chanel wedding jewelry, and a Vera Wang gown. As I walked into the room where the bride was getting ready, I noticed the most beautiful lighting and soft blue color. […]