About being timeless...

I was going through a computer hard drive from around 10 years ago, and pulled a few wedding, bridal and engagement photos. The purpose of this is to show that these pictures don't look dated, at all. They could have been taken 10 years ago, today, or 10 years from now. That's my photography style: classic and timeless. Yes, still artistic, but not dated. I don't shoot for what's trendy on Instagram today; rather I shoot for what will still be wonderful memories 10, 20, 30 years from now. That thinking is what has kept me in business for over 20 years now. I thought it was interesting to see these photos and how relevant they still are today!

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Sassafras Springs Vineyard Wedding and Springdale Country Club Reception

Congratulations to Rachael and Brandon on their wedding at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Fayetteville, Arkansas! An absolutely PERFECT venue for a wedding ceremony. Their reception was held at the beautiful Springdale Country Club! Rachel’s wedding dress from Tesori Bridal was absolutely lovely! It was an hoor for me to photograph this stunning wedding day!

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Arkansas Bridal Portrait

This weekend I had the honor of photographing a beautiful Russian model in a gorgeous Hayley Paige wedding dress called “Elke" from Tesori Bridal in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This was photographed on-location at a really cool brand new event space and photography rental option in downtown Fayetteville called Likewise. I can’t wait to see what all becomes of this space!

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Mena, Arkansas wedding of Hope and Greg

One of the fun things about being a wedding photographer in Arkansas is getting to document weddings in small towns all over the state. Recently I was hired to travel to Mena, Arkansas for Hope and Greg’s wedding. I had photographed Greg’s sister’s wedding many years ago, so it was fun to see some familiar faces! They got ready and held their ceremony at their new home they literally just moved into like a week or two prior. It seems like weddings are always centered around other crazy times in people’s lives. The house worked perfect for photography because they haven’t yet hung any pictures or placed any decor items around the home. Everywhere in the house was a bright and neutral grey photographic backdrop for us to use. It gave the pictures a very modern yet classic vibe, which is totally my style of wedding photography.

Their ceremony was outdoor around their pool, which made for some really cool reflections in the photos. After the ceremony, we drove “up the mountain” to the lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. On the way up to the lodge, I noticed how beautiful the light was at the various scenic overlooks, so I texted the bride and said “hey, let’s stop for some pictures.” I know she was eager to get to the reception, but I was glad she was trusting enough to follow my lead on that. We all got out and did a quick bride and groom session, then continued on up the mountain to the reception for delicious food, cake and some fun dancing by the DJs at 385 events.

Dress: Unveiled in Little Rock
Flowers and Coordinating: A. Gallagher out of Northwest Arkansas
DJ: 385 Events

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