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 November 1, 2012
These two could not be any cuter.
They just can’t.
We had so much fun at their engagement session.
I can’t wait for the wedding!
I hate for this post to be so short and sweet.
I’m trying to finish up the last of my October rush of family sessions
but I know that Erin was dying to see some more of her photos.
Posted on July 28, 2012
John and I are really lucky.
We have an awesome group of friends.
And I have no shame in conning those friends to come
to our house in order for me to try out new things!
Posted on March 15, 2012
These two lovely people were the winners of my wedding giveaway.
I feel so lucky because they are seriously two of the nicest, sweetest people ever.
He is soft spoken and his love for her is apparent in his every move.
She is more out going and looks at him with this utter adoration that makes me smile.
And this last one just might be one of my fave photos to date. I just got done telling John that I want a canvas of it to hang in my non-existent studio.
Posted on April 18, 2011
After our original session date was canceled due to stormy weather craziness, I gave Arissa and Davey two options for the reschedule. One of the options was for 6:45 in the morning so we’d be able to take advantage of some yummy sunrise light. Not a lot of people would be okay with such an early morning session, but I’m so glad that they did! It wasn’t supposed to be such a COLD morning, but we made the best of it and got some gorgeous images.
Posted on April 14, 2011
I recently had the extreme pleasure of spending an evening with the winners of my Love is in the Air contest. It was incredibly fun and I enjoyed myself so much! There were snake attacks, beautiful locations, gorgeous images, sweet kiddos, hilarious connections, and good times. Julie and Ty are two of the most easy going people I’ve ever met as well as being super nice. I swear I get to photograph the most amazing people. It’s such a great bonus!
When they asked me if I would mind traveling to a little known studio outside of Fayetteville where they got married, I was very intrigued. I had only heard of Terra Studios one other time and I have been living in Northwest Arkansas for the majority of my life. I wish I had known about it sooner and I can’t wait to take my kids there. So much art and whimsy! It’s just amazing and something completely appealing to me. (Points for both of my last couples coming up with ideas that just sing to me!!)
I didn’t even try to narrow these down. I just grabbed a bunch of my faves. Grab a drink, sit back, and Enjoy!!
See, Julie is an incredibly talented artist. (here’s her facebook page) That’s some of her art. Gorgeous, yes?
A Terra Studios specialty! Bluebirds of Happiness.
Awesome thing about the above photo: I snapped a few test shots to make sure that I got their faces in the shard I wanted. Later on that evening, I was looking through my LCD at some of the photos and came across this one:
At first glance, I thought it was just a weird, squished Julie, but then I noticed in a bottom shard that her mouth was parted. Then I realized that it was Julie and Ty MERGED together into one freaky combined face. How cool is that?!!
Okay. I’m done. I just couldn’t stop sharing!!
Julie, Ty. You guys are awesome. Thank you SO much!
Posted on August 22, 2010
Thursday afternoon and Friday morning both predicted rain for Friday evening. I fretted over this for hours because I had an engagement session on Friday. And not just any session, a session for a couple who was only in the area for one more day before they drove the ridiculous drive (something like sixteen hours) back to their Texas home. Their wedding will be in a cozy little town nearby, but for now the distance has made it a little tricky to schedule the engagement session. Since they were going to be in Arkansas for a brief period of time before classes began again, we decided to do the engagement session now. I was prepared for the heat that we’ve been having, but rain? Rain made me nervous. What kind of rain would it be? A few innocent sprinkles? A soft rain we could work around? Or would it be a dark, thundering, pouring rain that would steal our light and threaten equipment? Not to mention make-up and hair? I finally found a place where I felt confident enough to do an engagement session if we were forced to face a thunderstorm, but as it turns out, I didn’t need it! Typical Arkansas weather, the rain decided to go away and we had a gorgeous evening to play!
Yay! I worked really hard yesterday in order to get a sneak peek up for them to see first thing when they arrive at their house. Which should be any moment now.
I can’t wait for the wedding!
Posted on August 15, 2010
Last week I had the time of my life. Sure, there are other moments that are placed higher on the scale of Best Times Ever, like getting married and having my kiddos, but man o’ man did last weekend score high.
You see, some of my closest, dearest, best friends were met online. We came together in a photography forum many years ago and have grown together. Shared together. Discussed ideas, critiqued work, told stories, grown into a family. These girls are so special to me, they know more about me than some of my ‘real life’ friends, and the closest one is five hours away. Last year we decided that we were going to get together for a weekend of shooting, talking, bonding, and discussing business. Two condos were rented a gorgeous beach in North Carolina. A handful of us had meet before last weekend, but the majority had not. You know those friendships that can pick up right where you left off no matter the time span? That’s how it was for us. It was like we had always been able to talk face to face instead of through forums, texts, emails, IMs, and facebook. And now it doesn’t seem fair that we have to wait until next year to see each other in person again. It’ll be well worth the wait.
Our host, the fabulous Dana Jackson, managed to schedule four different time slots of sessions with multiple subjects while we were there. We did maternity, a hot couple, newborns, families, siblings, and seniors. It was simply amazing. There was little sleep, lots of learning, and so much talk.
Here are a few of the images from the ‘hot couple’ session. Amanda and I lead the majority of this session since we do more couples than some of the other girls. The couple’s goal was to have ‘something hot for the bedroom’ and I think we got it!!
They are such a gorgeous couple.
Now, since they said they wanted something hot, and we were on the beach, what else could we do but get them on the waterline?
Um, meow. These next two are totally hot.
It’s been really interesting to look through my friends’ versions of all the sessions that we did. I love being able to see the same scene through their eyes. I wish it could happen every day!
Part 2? Seniors!
Posted on March 28, 2010
I know that they’ve been patiently waiting for this sneak peek. And I’m so excited to share it! They are such an adorable couple and the light was just perfect this night. I’m sure Corey thinks I’m the BIGGEST nut he’s ever met, but I do think it was worth it, right?
I want to say more, but I’m running out the door. I’ll come back and edit this when I get back! Got to go and pick up John!
ETA: This couple is so sweet. Staci admitted that she was nervous for these photos, but it doesn’t look like it at all, does it? She’s gorgeous and the camera loves her. And poor Corey. I don’t think he thought he would be dancing in fields or laying on the ground when he came along for this session. Well, that’s what happened! And I’m so glad that they did because I’m in love with these photos.
See? Aren’t they gorgeous? And you guys should see her wedding dress. It fits perfectly with their venue. I can’t wait for this wedding!!