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NWA Wedding Venues have a new listing I’ve photographed at pretty much all the NWA wedding venues. So when I discover a new location, I try to photograph it asap so I can share it with y’all. One new place I’m really excited about is the Lodge at the Winery. Sassafras Springs Vineyard is already…

Happy Anniversary Katie and Ethan! This Fayetteville Town Center reception, with a dreamy Fall wedding at Old Main Lawn on the U of A campus, is one of my all time favorite weddings! Five years ago today, I found myself walking up the steps to Old Main lawn to a gorgeous sight of Fall Leaves.…

A 3d flower bridal tattoo? How it all started… What started as a simple texted message from my florist friend, Julie, has grown into one of my all-time favorite wedding styled shoots. She had mentioned that she wanted to try a new idea: to have a bride literally wear flowers on her skin. I’d never…

It’s no secret that Fall is my favorite time for photography. The color of fall leaves in photos adds such a beautiful dimension to an already beautiful wedding, and Lauren’s wedding at a Barn in Joplin, MO, was the first of the fall season and I couldn’t wait to incorporate the beautiful yellows and oranges…

A Destination wedding… in ARKANSAS! When I learned Gina and Daniel were planning a destination wedding in Arkansas, I was so excited! Destination wedding in Arkansas is not always a common thing. You think of beaches or flights to the other side of the world when you hear destination wedding, but Arkansas has some of…

How the Wedding Reception at the 1907 all began Emily was my hot yoga teacher, which is where I first met her. She followed me on instagram, so we became instagram buddies. Through that, I followed her love journey and when she announced she was getting married and having her Wedding Reception at the 1907,…

Pulling up to Morgan Creek Barn in Aubrey Texas for Katrina’s wedding, I remember getting butterflies. That often happens when I photograph weddings at new locations. I just get so inspired! Katrina and Will (aka the even better William and Kate, duh!) are precious and sweet and, just, LOVELY! Their wedding reflected that!

Alaska has a special place in my heart. It’s a beautiful state with the most breathtaking views, and the place I proposed to Tyler last year. I was excited to go back to the 49th state to photograph Sidra’s wedding to Sean. A Three Day Event… I was excited when Sidra started wedding planning because…

After photographing around 500 weddings, I have what I call dream scenario: sentimental ceremony and prep with a fun reception with lovely details. As it turns out, Kaitlin and Adam’s wedding at Garvan Gardens and reception at the Arlington was exactly that! The day started with Kaitlin and her parents exchanging gifts – they couldn’t…

Happy Pride Month! I have such a heart for gay couples, and I’m so thankful I live in a state that allows same-sex marriage. Growing up with family members who were gay, I learned early on the importance of unconditional love, especially in an area littered with close-minded people. I have always celebrated same sex…

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