BITE SIZED FACTS ABOUT ME
My FIAT 500L
BEING A VEGETARIAN
The trendier the better, and I'm not even ashamed to admit that.
Is it a tiny SUV? Is it a large go-cart? Maybe it's both.
But I'm not one of those obnoxious ones that you try to avoid.
Homeschooling my kids and teaching other photographers. I have a photography book coming out soon!
I'm probably the most hydrated person you'll ever meet.
The Thanksgiving & Christmas season is hands down the best thing that happens all year.
Not the bike, but the strength workouts. My favorite trainers are Adrian, Ben and Chase!
Bring me your dogs. Your big dogs, your small dogs, your hyper and your calm dogs.
Since 2005, we've gutted and remodeled 4 houses ourselves (while we lived in them).
and IT'S SO NICE TO MEET YOU
I'm a red-headed artist based in Northwest Arkansas. I have two kids and a rescue cat named Piper (she was found in a parking lot with no momma), and the most caring & handsome husband. We've been married for almost 16 years and yeah, I'm pretty obsessed with him.
I'm calm but outgoing, I smile a LOT, and people say I'm funny (I think I'm a little awkward, but at least it gets the laughs).
And though I spend a ton of time on weddings and all the work that goes with them, I also really really love working on my home. Renovation and interior design is something that my husband and I have done together since we got married (we've DIY gutted & remodeled 4 houses while living in them), and we really love taking a home that needs love and making it amazing. I'm the designer & he's the muscle!
(peep the last kitchen we remodeled ourselves)
yeah, they're mine. :)
I ALSO LOVE HOPPIN' DANCE FLOORS AND TASTY DRINKS, PERSONAL TOUCHES, BOMB MAKEUP, OUTDOOR RECEPTIONS, DISTINCT MENSWEAR, WOOL SUITS AND BOW TIES, SPECTACULAR VIEWS AND WHITE BALLROOMS, FIREWORKS AND QUIET MOMENTS, DELICIOUS FOOD, ALMOST KISSES, SPARKLY WEDDING DRESSES, HUNDREDS OF TWINKLING CAFE LIGHTS, NEON SIGNS AND GIANT MARQUEE LETTERS, BALLGOWNS AND LACY NUMBERS, LINGERING TOUCHES, HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER AND DAD JOKES, DOGS, CATHEDRAL VEILS, LONG BANQUET TABLES WITH VELVET ACCENTS, FOREST CEREMONIES AND BEACH CEREMONIES, LARGE GUEST LISTS, SMALL GUEST LISTS, AND YOU
these are a few of my favorite things
As a plant-lover, it's difficult for me to list my favorite flowers and greenery. While a big classic dahlia, peony or garden rose makes my heart skip a beat, I am also slightly obsessed with the magic of the more unexpected elements in a bouquet, table scape or wedding arch.
I love a good sparkler exit, but there's something about a pretty daytime rose petal or confetti popper tunnel in the daytime. I've even seen some gorgeous sparkler exits before dark. Dusk is the perfect time because it's just dark enough to see the glow of the sparklers.
I'll admit, I have a pretty dorky sense of humor (but somehow my clients still think I'm one of the cool kids). But I'll keep cracking my jokes while I'm shooting as long as you guys keep giving me these sweet, genuine smiles and giggles.
I'm a big believer in attention to detail, and when I walk into a reception and see so much thought put into the menu, flatware, structured florals, and linens...I never want to leave.
I also believe in the importance of remembering even the little details you spent time planning, like your floral palette & invitation suite. Every part of the day is my favorite, but I love how I can get creative with your items in flatlay photos!
Behind MY camera
I think the best part about your wedding day is your unique story and style, and my ultimate goal is to honor that truth and capture the day as beautifully and authentically as possible.
My style is best described as natural, organic and rich; a good mix of photojournalism (telling a story with images), portraiture (with gentle posing and interaction) and documentary photography (capturing what occurs naturally).
I believe in the personal fulfillment that comes from being kind, the joy of going above and beyond for people, and the sweet pleasure and glorious beauty of the simplest moments in life. Like a visual historian, documenting big and small moments that are beautiful and valuable.
No matter how many weddings I photograph, I still tear up during speeches and first dances. I am always struck by the privilege I have to watch these significant and unique moments in someone’s story, and then tell that story back to them in such a meaningful and tangible way.
I put my heart & soul into your day, because I know that's what it takes to be a truly great wedding photographer.
This is the gift I get to bring to a wedding as a wedding photographer: the ability to keep this day alive. Forever.
2020 THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS
2019 TOP 3 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ARKANSAS
2019 the knot best of weddings
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