The hardest part of taking bridal photos is keeping them under wraps until after the Big Day.  Chelsea spends a lot of time at the beautiful Big Cedar Lodge, so it was only fitting to do her bridal session there.big-cedar-bridal-portraits-4 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-6 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-7 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-8 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-9 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-10 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-11 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-12 big-cedar-bridal-portraits-13

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As soon as those pretty little rings are unwrapped on Christmas, my phone starts ringing and my email goes nuts.  Here it is January 9, and I have booked 14 weddings for 2014.  I think I’m liking the number 14.

As I sit here looking out at the ice-covered ground, Spring seems like a long way off. Can’t wait to photograph this cute couple in May.

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Tiffany and Kevin traveled from Oklahoma for a destination wedding at The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs.  What a pretty, pretty little family they make with  Mr. Jaxon. Congratulations!eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-4 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-5 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-6 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-7 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-9 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-10 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-12 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-13 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-14 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-15 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-16 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-17 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-18 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-19 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-20 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-21 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-22 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-23 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-3 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer-2 eureka-springs-wedding-photographer


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I often meet my clients for the first time on the day of their wedding since Eureka Springs is a destination wedding spot.  It’s always such a surprise to meet the people I have been talking with for months prior to their wedding.  Let me just say, I was super excited when I met these two gorgeous people.  What a sweet couple!  Love their simple, private wedding on the lawn of The Crescent Hotel.
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I met Emily and Cody when I did their engagement photos at College of the Ozarks just south of Branson, Missouri.  They were both attending college there at the time. It was a beautiful but very windy day.  Well, we imagined our wind troubles were over after that, but, you guessed it, the morning of the wedding was windy!  Well, by the time the pictures started, everything was perfect. The wedding was held at the Baptist Church in Bear Creek Springs, Arkansas, with reception following at the Durand Center in Harrison, Arkansas.ImageImageImage


I am always excited when my brides want to do a separate session. After all, why should anyone get to wear a fabulous dress only once?  Lindsay and her mom met me at The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for her bridal session.  Since she is a former Arkansas Razorback cheerleader, she is used to working in front of a camera and it shows.  Congratulations, Lindsay.  You were a beautiful bride!


Carmen and Jacob Hall were married at Integrity HIlls which is located just outside of Branson, Missouri, on Hwy 86.  It is a beautiful venue with a breathtaking view of Table Rock Lake. This is just the sweetest couple, and I have to give props to Carmen and her mom for the decor at the wedding.ImageImage



After photographing weddings in Eureka Springs, it’s a nice change of pace to have a change of venue. This was a beautiful location and a unique experience.  Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. B!

Visit my website for information and pricing for YOUR wedding.  http://www.michelegravesphotography.com

 

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