Posted on November 18, 2013
Soon I’ll be blogging all the great family sessions from this fall’s busy season,
but for now I want to blog my last wedding of the season.
And not only was it my last wedding, but it was a fall wedding (my fave)
and it was the wedding of two sweet friends.
James was actually our neighbor for years.
We’ve had countless dinners,
he’s fixed numerous things around my house,
he used to work out with my husband every day.
We are thrilled that he has married such a wonderful woman like Ashley.
This is Ashley’s mom. I adore her.
She reminds me a lot of my mom.
And she even gave me a hug when I told her so.
A little note on the fridge of a list of reasons she couldn’t wait to marry James.
Her bridesmaids surprised her with a scrapbook of photos of them together through the years.
Here they are watching her look through it.
I loooove this shot.
They were having a laugh at how long she was having to stand there holding up the top of the dress.
Let’s just say there was a bit of a learning curve to getting that thing laced!
I love, love, love this.
Ashley had been writing letters to her husband for almost a decade before she met James.
Giving his little girl away.
I love fall colors.
At the end of the night, they were going to have a sparkler exit, but most of the guest had already left by the time
Ashley and James were ready to leave.
I asked if they would give me five minutes to do something awesome.
Posted on October 16, 2013
These two are one seriously adorable couple.
Their wedding was supposed to take place in the middle of gorgeous flowers at the
Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville,
but after a week of absolutely beautiful weather,
Saturday turned out to be the only rainy day of the week.
And not just any rain, but dark skies and pouring rain that would not stop.
Friends and Family pulled together to move the chairs from outdoors into an intimate room
located in the main building of the gardens and
got the last one in just in time.
Ashli and Preston took it all in stride, shook off the disappoint of not being outdoors,
and just focused on the real reason for the day.
It was really beautiful.
The putting on the dress was so emotional for her. I admit I teared up several times, too.
This is when she realized that he was surprising her with singing a song just for her.
Told you. Totally adorable couple.
I love receptions with lots of dancing.
Ashli’s one request was a kissing in the elevator shot.
Posted on October 2, 2013
This adorable couple is getting married next month!!
You know what it more fun than photographing an adorable couple’s wedding?
When they happen to be two of your friends!
My husband and I have known James for several years and are so excited for him
to start a new chapter with Ashley.
They are so perfect for each other.
Here are a few photos from their engagement session earlier this year!
Posted on September 23, 2013
This couple was SO FUN to shoot!
And they are gorgeous, which always helps.
I am so excited for their wedding next weekend,
but I wanted to share a few of their engagement session before that happens.
These guys were so willing to do anything I asked.
I like when that happens!
Posted on September 4, 2013
Yes, yes, it has been quiet around here.
I got into a bit of a busy spell around the first of the year.
Family and business life left me with very little time to blog the way I wanted to,
so I just let it slip onto the back burner with a promise I’d be back at some point.
I’m actually in the process of making a new blog.
I’ve had this little baby since 2009.
That’s a lot of growth and change for a person.
I’m not really the same photographer that I was back then
and since I want something that reflects that,
I decided to start from scratch.
I can’t wait to finish it and be able to share!
For now, however, I’d love to show off some of the family sessions that I’ve
done recently that I never blogged.
I loooove these guys. I’ve photographed their wedding, baby pictures of their daughter, and shot fun family sessions. They recently bought a house and land to fulfill a dream of starting a little farm. They had just completed their chicken coop around the time we shot this session, so I had to include a shot of a chicken!
Ooh, this family. The mom was my middle daughter’s preschool teacher
and will forever shape the way she sees the world. I was absolutely delighted
when she asked if I would take photos of her family. They are such lovely, kind people.
Oh, THIS family was HILARIOUS! Those little boys made me laugh so hard and work, work, work to get these images.
I also love that this session was a surprise present for the grandma.
Families growing up can be so bittersweet. This family wanted a family session before one of the sons went off to college out of state. We braved the hottest day I shot over the summer (as well as the most humid) in order to capture these. I also fell in some mud and almost did the splits!
And finally, I’d like to share this family. They are so sweet and kind and love each other so, so much.
Thanks for getting a little caught up with me! Soon I’ll blog about some of the engagement and couple
sessions I’ve been doing!
Posted on July 13, 2013
This wedding was amazing.
Allison and Nick are so, so great for each other
and their families are the sweetest people.
I’m so lucky that I get to photograph weddings with families that
are so kind and have such love for their members.
And the dancing!!!
I’ve seen some great dancing during receptions, but hands down,
this one was the best.
Allison seriously danced
all. night. long.
Here’s a little look into the beautiful day.
Her dad is so cute.
He turned around and asked if there was anyone else
in the audience that would also like to give Allison away.
We got to take photos around downtown Rogers for a bit as we
walked to Serendipity for the reception.
See the postcards? Instead of a guest book, everyone wrote a little note
on the postcards.
Allison’s and Nick’s moms will
mail them out to the couple throughout their
first year of marriage.
How cool is that?!
And many thanks to my Right Hand Lady of the night, Julia!!
Posted on June 8, 2013
Arkansas really is a gorgeous place.
I got to drive through some of the most beautiful parts of it as I traveled to Mountain View
to photograph this absolutely lovely wedding.
Everything was so personal and handmade.
It took place on the Sari’s aunt’s amazing property.
The benches, the centerpieces, and the wood used as a guest book were all made from the
same tree that Sari and her dad cut down worked with together.
The beautiful flowers were from her grandma’s gardens.
Sari made her veil and sash for her dress.
It was such a work of love and it showed.
I adored it.
Here is a little glimpse into a perfect day.
Isn’t she such a stunning bride?!!
They did a First Look and it was so sweet.
Such a beautiful place to get married.
I told Sari that she was basically having my dream wedding: fields and trees.
See the wood centerpieces?
All of the bottles and jars were also gathered from various family member’s collections.
I just love all of the personal touches in this wedding.
Sari did the wood burning on this the night before the wedding.
All of the guests signed it.
They had their (hilarious and oh so spunky) grandmothers
sprinkle soil into a pot that held a tree that they are going to plant.
Posted on April 17, 2013
These two are so fun and sweet!
I had an absolute blast shooting their engagement session
even though it was much colder than what we were initially prepared for.
Their wedding is going to be so much fun!
Enjoy the sneak peek into their session.
Posted on February 9, 2013
there are very few things in this world
that are better than
a new baby.
This little girl was
And she is
by her mom and dad.
Here are a few images
from our time together.
Posted on January 10, 2013
Erin and Brid were married at the end of December in a small town outside of Kansas City.
There was snow on the ground, frozen chunks of ice floating down the river,
but a little freezing weather couldn’t stop this gorgeous wedding.
Brid loves her shoulders and wanted her dress to show that off.
I say it did its job.
Her bouquet was soo amazing.
It was made from pins.
So many gorgeous pins.
Some were from her family, some from his, and some from their own collection.
I was obsessed with it. : )
Killer shoes, yes?
It was time to head to the church!
My assistant Summer grabbed these fun shots.
I love the rose window.
This was probably the fastest first look I’ve ever seen,
but it was close to 20 degrees and we didn’t want Erin turning blue.
They are soo cute together!
We took care of all the formal portraits before the ceremony began.
While we waited until it was time for the ceremony, we hid Erin behind the stairs
beneath the bell tower.
I adore this shot of her peeking over to see the guests walk in.
I have to say she did a terrible job of hiding.
She got up to greet and talk to almost every guest who walked through the doors.
A last minute conversation before it was time to begin.
Mr. and Mrs!!
Okay, this one cracks me up.
Erin was obviously OUT TO GET Brid no matter what.
He was not prepared and tried to dodge it so fast
that he blurred, but that face! I love it.
He was much nicer to her.
Instead of a guest book,
they had puzzle pieces that fit together into a tree.
The heart in the middle of the trunk is where they will sign their names on their own piece.
They’ll display it in their home in a way that you can see both sides since
guests signed front and back!
I had such a fun time at this wedding.
Thank you so much, Erin and Brid!!
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