The hardest part of doing a bridal session is having to keep the images to myself until after everyone has watched the bride walk down the aisle.  Lake was a beautiful bride!mt.home-wedding-photographer_0021

I was thrilled when Lake asked me to photographer her and Dusty’s wedding.  What a perfect day it turned out to be at StoneCreek Ranch!wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas- wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-2 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-3 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-4 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-5 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-6 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-6a wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-7 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-8 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-9 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-10 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-11 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-12 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-13 wedding-photographer-harrison-arkansas-14

Clients always ask what they should wear, but not a lot of people ask how they should do their make-up.  This is just as important as what you wear . . . I’m always excited when my senior girls show up in false eye lashes. Whether you’re a girly-girl or not, you should wear make-up to your session.  Lashes make the eyes stand out and give them an extra wow-factor.  Foundation and blush are great too, because they give your face a nice smooth look with a little color.  Color on the lips is ALWAYS great, especially a nice gloss. Senior sessions are booking up quickly, so it’s a great time to be thinking about what you’re going to wear, how you’re going to do your hair, and what make-up you’ll wear. 

I have known these two since they were in high school. That probably doesn’t seem like a very big deal, but it makes me feel like I am part of their family.  This day was extra special for many reasons, and I wish them only the best in life.  I can’t wait to see little Kleffman babies running around.  🙂Image

Sometimes I look at the back of my camera and I get goosebumps.  I know the photo will be amazing when this happens.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, it’s not me.  It’s the people I am photographing who are so breathtaking.  For example . . . meet the Hassell family. Can you say PRETTY?Image

I have know this two since their high school years, so it’s a pleasure to be able to photograph their engagement session.  I can’t wait to see you in your wedding dress, Misti!

eureka-springs-engagementIt’s April and wedding season is upon us. The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, trees are budding and couples are getting married.  Here are some tips for you brides and grooms:

1. WEAR SUNSCREEN – Yes, that ‘s right, even if you aren’t having an outside wedding be sure to cover those exposed shoulders with sunscreen. At the same time, be careful with sunscreen on your face as it can reflect a flash and make your face look much paler than your spouse.

2. PLAN FOR ALTERNATE LOCATIONS – Many times weather is unpredictable in the Spring – at least hear in Northwest Arkansas.  Have some alternate locations planned in case the weather is not cooperating.

3. DRINK WATER – It gets warm in the Spring, but most people don’t think about hydrating since it’s not “hot” out yet. Drink plenty of water.

4. EAT SOMETHING – Many times my brides and grooms are nervous and don’t eat much prior to the wedding. They are literally starving by the time the receptions comes. If you’re like me, you might tend to get a little grouchy when you haven’t eaten all day.  Even it it’s a light snack, it will help. The reception is usually a long wait for a meal.

Thanks so much to Arkansas Bride for the feature of Sarah & Seth Villines.  It’s always a thrill to have photos featured, and particularly when the couple means so much to me.



Taking Will’s photos was a surreal experience for me as I went to high school with both of his parents.  As I looked through my viewfinder at Will in his basketball uniform, flashbacks of his dad slam-dunking the ball during a high school game came flooding into my mind. When he sat in the chair and raised his eyebrow at me, I couldn’t help but see his mother’s face.  I love the fact that I know the parents of my seniors and that I live in a small town where that is possible.Image


Kash is turning one today.  It has been such a pleasure photographing this little guy since his first days.  His little razorback hat, his John Deere, and now his little booty.  Such a happy little guy.  Thanks Mandy and John for sharing your son with me.Image

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