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Hot Springs Wedding / Allison + JD
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Hot Springs Wedding / Allison + JD

Allison and JD’s day started off at the historic Arlington Hotel — and boy — this Hot Springs Wedding was STUNNING from start to finish.  I absolutely loved being in downtown Hot Springs with tons of historic architecture, gorgeous bath houses and a beautiful and wonderful couple along with their family and friends. Allison and JD had a fantastic group of bridesmaids, groomsmen and family surrounding them on their wedding day.  The day was intimate, full of overflowing joy and laughter.  I can only hope these photographs serve as a reminder to them every day how much love surrounds them. I pray that their love for one another grows daily and that life together is so much more than they hoped it would be. Allison and JD – thank you SO much for being so wonderful, for treating me like a friend and for allowing me the honor and privilege of spending your wedding day with you. A special thank you to Stephanie Nunley, my assistant for the day! She always is such a great help, such a sweet heart and has become a dear friend. I’m super in love with this shot she got during the exit!  It’s so stunning I had to share it! Event Designer//Randi Slick, Owner Signature Events of Hot Springs, Hot Springs Wedding Planner | Getting Ready // Arlington Hotel Wedding | Portraits // Downtown Hot Springs Bath House Row Wedding | Ceremony // Village Church of Christ Hot Springs Village Wedding  | Reception // Hamp Williams Building Hot Springs Wedding Venue, Hot Springs Reception Venue | DJ // Central Arkansas Entertainment  Arkansas DJ | Cake... read more

Mr. and Mrs. Treme // Cone Chapel Wedding // Harding University // Searcy, Arkansas

I have SO enjoyed getting to know Abbie and Ben.  From the moment I met them I knew I was going to thoroughly enjoy their wedding day, and I was SO right.  Surrounded by so many people who love them deeply, these two pledged their lives to one another with one of the most touching wedding ceremonies.  Their story began many years ago, and it’s so wonderful to see the history these two share together. Abbie and Ben met via Abbie’s older brother.  Ben and her brother have been best friends for many years, and Ben’s love of Abbie began blooming even back then when he first started visiting the family during breaks in college. However, the timing just wasn’t right.  Over the years, Ben remained a steadfast friend and held on to hope that one day Abbie would feel the same way about him as he did her.  Patience paid off and Abbie started having feelings towards him — the two began dating and they immediately knew they were it for each other and ten months later, they were engaged. At Harding University’s Cone Chapel the two exchanged heartfelt vows and pledged their lives to one another before God and all their family and friends.  It was a day full of happy memories and so much joy.  I’m so thankful I got to be a part of it and share in their special day. Videographer: Betwixt Magnolias Florist: Cabbage Rose Dress Store: Clarice’s Bridal in Saint Louis, Designer: Maggie Sottero Bridesmaids Dress Store: Clarice’s Bridal Groom’s Tux Store: Ann’s Bridal in Searcy Groomsmen Tux Store: Ann’s Bridal in... read more
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Little Rock Engagement — Sara + Winston

Little Rock Engagement — Sara + Winston

Pinnacle Mountain State Park was the perfect place to capture the love of these two wonderful people.  I absolutely cannot wait to spend more time with these two as their wedding day draws near.  We’ll be celebrating their marriage in September in Rogers and I couldn’t be more excited. Sara and Winston spent a little bit of their Saturday evening with me exploring the park and taking a few pictures along the way.  We may have gotten a few bug bites but it was way worth it.  The Park provided a dreamy background to feature their love.  Here’s just a few of my favorites!  Sara and Winston, I hope you enjoy your sneak... read more
FOR BRIDES

5 Tips to Ensure Your Photographer Gets Great Detail Shots at Your Wedding

5 Tips to Ensure Your Photographer Gets Great Detail Shots at Your Wedding

Your wedding day is finally here.  You’ve carefully thought out everything.  Planned every detail for months down to the pearls your wearing and the shoes on your feet.  Details are an important part of wedding day photography, as they’re sentimental and will remind you years down the road about how you felt putting on your grandmother’s pearls and the blue earrings your mother bought you as your something blue.   Here’s 5 tips to make sure your photographer gets great wedding detail shots!  The Details Box : I always suggest that my brides make a details box for small details (often the shoe box is the best  and now, a lot of my brides are even DECORATING their shoe boxes — which is adorable ).  When I first arrive at a wedding, the first thing I like to do while nothing much is happening in the bridal prep room is grab that details box and go hide away somewhere.  Shooting details for me is like a warm up for the day. It’s one of the times I get to take my time, be most creative and really get set for the day.  I spend about 45 minutes with the Details box, and here’s what I suggest my brides include inside their box. Invitations (2 sets) with envelopes Shoes Jewelry/hair combs Sentimental Items such as a coin, handkerchief, locket. Perfume Stationary of any kind (Programs, Save the Dates, etc.) All rings (engagement ring, wedding band(s) and his ring) Wooden Hanger(s): For shooting the dress, it’s important to have a nice hanger to hang it on.  A nice wooden one or a... read more
FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

What To Pack For A Wedding For Photographers

What To Pack For A Wedding For Photographers

For Photographers, learning what to pack for a wedding can be a huge game changer.  On the nights before  a wedding, I go through my list, checking things twice – as leaving something behind can be a detrimental mistake that no one wants to make. Being prepared not only proclaims to your clients that you’re professional, but that you’ve also done everything in your power to take care of them.  Thoughtfulness even in the small things goes a long way — so when your bride says right before the first look that she wishes she had a mint, and you pull that roll of life saver mints out of your bag– not only do you boost her confidence before she meets her man, but to her, you’ve become in a small way –a hero. There are a couple things I’ve learned that need to come with me to every wedding.  So– here it is : Gear: My gear bag consists of  two camera bodies bodies, a 24 mm tilt shift lens, 35 mm 1.4 sigma art lens, a 50 mm 1.8, an 85 mm 1.8, a 100 mm macro and a 24-70 2.8 lens.  I have three speed lights, Cactus trigger/transcievers, two – three light stands, a video light (for photographing details) and a home-made ring shot kit,  (more on that later). I carry lens cleaner, my eneloop batteries and it’s all packed nicely in my Ju Ju Kelly Moore bag.  I also have a small Ona bag that I use as a lens bag during portraits so I’m not breaking my back (or my assistant’s back). Something I... read more

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