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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