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!!
Posted on June 6, 2012
…you have to marry them all over again.
This gorgeous family celebrated the parents fifteen year anniversary by
renewing their vows.
It was so beautiful.
The kids were very much involved from walking their parents down
the aisle to speaking at the group prayer.
It was all so very sweet and I was very honored to be a part of it.
It was really fun, too, because not only did I get to be surrounded by all that
amazing, contagious wedding day energy,
I also go to see an adorable family interact together.
I also love that when they were dating, they visited the Thorncrown chapel and Mary
fell in love with the place and said she wanted to get married there.
Mike, being an architect, loved the place, too.
While they didn’t get married there the first time, they knew that no other place would do for
Moments like this is a perfect example of why I love doing the First Look.
Posted on April 25, 2012
You know those couples that you meet that you just can’t help but love?
That’s this couple.
They are two of the most genuine people I have ever met.
So nice, so sweet, and so deeply in love.
And not only that, but they are surrounded by people that are just as sweet and loving as they are.
People who love them immensely.
They traveled from all over the country just to be there to share in the celebration of their marriage.
And what a celebration it was!
Love her laugh!!!
Showing off a photo of their pup Dickson all dressed up in his wedding tux.
Bo working his magic.
A prayer before she went to see her groom at their First Look.
I love First Looks. It gives the couple a chance to relax and enjoy each other for a moment before they walk down the aisle. It’s not for everyone, but I’m always so happy for those who choose to see each other. It’s very special and an honor to witness.
The way her grandfather is looking at her as she comes down the aisle?
It leaves me teary eyed every single time I look at it.
Every. Single. Time.
Their reception was held at George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson St.
A million cool points?
I think so.
SUCH a gorgeous couple!!
Groovement provided the entertainment for the evening.
The toasts were hilarious and heartfelt.
I seriously kept going back and forth between tearing up and laughing hysterically.
It was a blast.
They had guests sign one of ten wine bottles.
One for each night for the next decade of anniversaries!
A surprise serenade!
Catering: Yazzetti’s Homemade Italian Restaurant
Florist: Dripping Springs Gardens
Make-up/Hair: Bo Senesomxay
Reception: George’s Majestic Lounge
Posted on November 30, 2011
Roughly once a year,
I like to give the gift of photography.
It’s a great feeling.
And it is so appreciated.
This year, a friend and fellow photographer, the talented Stacy of Focus Photography, posted
about an amazing give away that she is doing.
You nominate someone that you adore and love and think deserves a free session.
The fun thing is if that person wins, the one who nominated receives a free session, too!
Well, I was thinking (after talking with her, of course) about how I could do something similar.
But I want to kick it up a notch.
I’m not just giving away a free session.
I’m giving away a free wedding.
Yes, that’s right.
One gift of wedding photography.
Six hours of coverage, a complimentary engagement session, and a disc of the wedding day images.
AND the person who nominates the winning couple will get a complimentary portrait session as well!
Just call me Cherronaclaus!!
(Yeah, that was a little lame, but I totally laughed!!)
Okay, time for the details!!
If you know of a wonderful couple that you think deserves a nomination, simply email a snapshot
and a little letter to me explaining
why you think they would be perfect for a wedding giveaway!
Are they the type that is always there for their friends, even if that means
helping them move in 105 degree weather up three flights of stairs?
Are they always hosting the get-togethers for the big game?
Are they just the nicest people ever?
I wanna know!
Nominations can be sent in between now and December 10th at 11:59pm.
I will announce the winner of December 12th, which is my wedding anniversary.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable
Wedding must place take place in 2012 in NWA unless all travel expenses are paid
Complimentary session must take place by the end of May, 2012
Posted on May 31, 2011
I’m so excited for this blog post! I wanted to blog it sooner but my entire work time line was a bit behind because of the crazy storms.
Erin and Daniel were married at the very unique and fun East Square Plaza in downtown Fayetteville. I adored how close, relaxed, and fun-loving both of these families were! It seemed like every one was out on the dance floor, having a blast, and celebrating the happy couple.
I had, as always, such a hard time picking out which images I wanted to share.
That’s Bo, Erin’s awesome make-up artist.
I loved this belt. It was a serious, getting down to business belt!!
Gorgeous shoes, right?!
And these bridesmaid’s shoes?? Amazing.
It was so hilarious getting into the dress. Erin’s expressions were priceless.
I love, love, love this image!!!
The bridal bouquet was off by itself, chilling in a water bottle, as Erin got ready.
I can not stress enough how much I love doing First Looks. It’s such a great idea
and a chance to spend a few moments together without all the eyes of the wedding guests.
I just adore the look of anticipation Daniel is wearing.
See the girl in the green off to the left? That’s Erin’s sister and her reactions to the First Look made me giggle.
Giving away his baby!
Husband and wife!!
Sheets, plates, and glasses. Who would have thought that they would make
the perfect table cloths and dessert holders?
Pies and cupcakes instead of cake. Love this idea! It’s so fun and so casual but oh so cute.
The little heart crust pieces are my favorites.
Can’t you feel the love?
Thank you so much, you two, for allowing me to be part of your special day!!
DJ: DJ Beat Bachs—Bo Counts
Catering: Whole Hog
Florist: Fayetteville Farmer’s Market
Hair and/or make-up: Bo Senesomxay
Posted on October 21, 2010
I had the pleasure of shooting a gorgeous wedding on Sunday at Creekwood Gardens. The place looked amazing. Crystal chandeliers hung from the trees, every table was adorned with a variety of yellow pretties, and the cake looked delicious. Shandi and Kevin are such a cute couple. And the way he looks at her is so amazing. It’s very sweet. I adored every minute of my time with them as they moved through one of the most important days of their life together.
Here are a few moments that I’d like to share.
Congratulations, Shandi and Kevin!
Posted on June 15, 2010
Staci and Corey were married on a gorgeous Saturday at the lovely Greek Theater at the University of Arkansas. There were beautiful clouds in the sky, gorgeous light, and lots of heat. I probably scared some people with how red my face became out there shooting, but hey, what can I say? That’s what happens when I get hot. And it was all worth it. The wedding was lovely, Staci looked stunning, and Corey was a very proud husband.
Here are a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy!!
They did a first look before the ceremony. It was so fun.
The wedding colors went with my logo colors!
See the string of photos in the bottom right? Staci is quite handy with the camera herself and took most (Corey took one or two, I think) of these photos. Then they had the great idea to print them out, hang them, and let wedding guests pick out one as a gift! Isn’t that awesome? I thought so. Staci also has a lot of her photography decorating the walls of her house. It made me want to do some more up for my house!
Staci and Corey, it was a pleasure to photograph your wedding and I wish the two of you a long lifetime of happiness together!
Posted on September 30, 2009
Nikki and Jeremy became husband and wife on September 19th at Long’s Old Orchard and Farm. I adore all of the twinkling little fairy lights that are every where in the barns. They are so charming! What started out as a clear, gorgeous day turned into a gorgeous yet drizzling day right at the time we were supposed to be taking photos before the ceremony. Well, the boys braved the misty rain with me and it cleared up in time for the girls, but since the ground was wet, we didn’t get to do as much since we did not want Nikki’s beautiful dress to get dirty. I think that we did a fantastic job despite the wet circumstances!
Everything was so laid back and relaxed, including the ceremony. The ceremony was actually the FASTEST ceremony I’ve ever attended. Seriously, from the time the first person started to walk down the aisle up until Jeremy and Nikki exited the building as husband and wife, only eight minutes passed. Eight minutes!!
As with my last post, I’m trying out a new display method for wedding posts on the blog just like I’m doing for portrait posts.
Nikki’s hair and tiara reminded me of an old Hollywood, Breakfast at Tiffany’s feel for some reason. I loved it.
A few details of the day. My 2nd shooter, Allison, captured the fun cake shot while I was finishing up with the girls’ photos. It seems that the weather was making the cakes sort of melt with all the quick changes we experienced that day so Allison came to the rescue to make sure that there were photos of non-leaning cakes! Yay!
Handsome guys and beautiful girls!
This top photo of the two of them together is one of my favorite photos I’ve taken this year. I looove it!
Isn’t their little daughter just adorable? She was so good the entire day, too.
I think it is great that the weather cleared and allowed them to dance outside. It was so beautiful. Check out the sweet father/daughter shot captured by Allison!
This wedding was so wonderful. Everyone in attendance were so close and fun-loving. I felt like part of the family because, well, in a way, I am! My husband has been friends with members of Nikki’s family since they were teenagers. I’ve known this tight knit family for about eight years now, so it was an extra special treat to photograph this wedding. It was the first day that I met Jeremy, but I have to say that I was so charmed by the way he adores Nikki. It is evident in so many ways. I kept grinning as we were taking their photos right after the ceremony because he kept pausing to look at her and tell her how gorgeous she looked in the dress. It was so very sweet.
Nikki and Jeremy, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. I had a ton of fun! You guys are so fantastic and I wish you all the best in your new life together!!
Posted on September 17, 2009
I was in love with these trees. I’m rather clueless when it comes to fruit bearing trees, but someone said they were crab apples? Whatever they were, I adored them.
Hah. I’m not sure if Will knows that I took this photo of him getting ready.
A kiss good luck as he gives her away.
You may kiss your bride!
Just might be my fave photo of the day.
I had the pleasure of photographing the marriage of Michele and Will this weekend at the Shrimpman’s Yacht Club. It was such a fun day. Despite a threat of rain, the weather was perfect and everything went so well.
Congratulations, you guys, and I wish you the best of luck in your new life together!
Posted on May 15, 2009
Wow. SO much has been going on in this last month, as you can probably guess by my lack of posts. I’ve been really busy, but there are some other things going on that I will address in a future post. For now, let’s talk about Beth and Joe!
We really lucked out with the weather this day. It was supposed to be rather nice and clear all day UNTIL the outdoor wedding was supposed to start. I was on pins and needles that entire week watching weather.com, so I can only imagine how Beth was feeling. Oddly enough, once Saturday finally arrived, it started to rain ALL DAY. I’m talking hard, heavy, skin-soaking downpours determined to destroy outdoor weddings. I knew that there were no alternate plans for the wedding, so I was really curious as to what we were going to do if this rain didn’t stop. Invest in a bunch of umbrellas? Try to pack as many of the guests and wedding party into the small chapel as possible? St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable, where they were getting married, is REALLY small. I’m not even sure it can hold 50 people inside. There would certainly be people that would not fit inside. No, worries, though, once it got closer to the time we needed to head off for the getting ready shots, the rain started to ease up and I began to hope. Turns out the weather decided to give us just enough of a break for the before ceremony photos, the ceremony, and then photos after the ceremony. It started to rain again once everyone was tucked safely away in the reception. Thanks, Mother Nature!
Ok, on to what we are all really waiting for, the pictures!
Meanwhile, over at Joe’s parents’ house, my 2nd shooter, Audrey, was taking photos of the guys getting ready.
The girls and I headed out to the ceremony site to get some photos before the wedding…
but the boys showed up EARLY and we had to hide Beth and rush her to the limo.
Time to get this show on the road. Audrey got this shot of the bride and her daddy.
Going in for The KISS.
The new husband and wife. And Beth, this is one of my faves of the two of you.
Bwahahah!! You should see the outtake of this one. It’s hilarious, though not something I think I’ll put up on the blog!
Thank you so much, Beth and Joe, for letting me be a part of such a fun and special day. You two are so very sweet and I always have fun working with you. Joe, I hope you enjoyed the surprise Beth and I put together for you!