Halloween Is Almost Here!

Can you believe that Halloween is just a little over 2 weeks away?!  Where has the time gone this year?  I wanted to take a moment to share a couple of the photos I took of my kiddos in their Halloween costumes!  Our two boys are going to be a firefighter and a dalmatian and our daughter is going to be a unicorn.  I snapped a couple photos of each of them yesterday while we had such nice weather!

Firefighter Costume: Pottery Barn Kids

Dalmatian Costume: Carter’s

Unicorn Costume: Carter’s

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Dakota + Shania

Recently I did a session with this gorgeous couple in Rogers!  You may remember their session from a couple years ago or Shania’s senior session.  I always love working with these two and it was so fun getting to see them again!  Dakota, who is a firefighter in Lowell, even got out some of gear for some adorable photos at the end of the session!  Here are some of my favorites below!

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Aaron & Chloe Tie The Knot

Early this summer I did a gorgeous engagement session in Rogers with this sweet couple.  A few weeks ago they tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at Mildred B Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas.  This glass chapel is always gorgeous and it was the perfect venue for their whimsical wedding!  Complete with handmade bouquets, lace footwraps, and an abundance of love, this day was simply perfect.  Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Rogers!

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A Day To Remember

I honestly don’t even know how to put today in words, so let me start at the beginning.  There is a very special little boy in Northwest Arkansas named Leighton.  His journey was read and shared by thousands as his parents documented his story on CaringBridge and his story was also featured in Peekaboo Magazine.  I fully encourage you to get comfortable, grab a big box of tissues, and read about Leighton on the CaringBridge site, however if you can’t, I’d like to share a little bit about him and what made this day so special.  Leighton was born premature and with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).  Having HLHS causes many problems on its own, and being a preemie only added to this.  Leighton is quite the fighter and pulled through, however his heart was failing and he ended up needing a new heart.  On February 5th, 2009, sweet baby Omar gained his wings.  Omar’s family decided to donate his organs and because of that choice, Leighton got a chance to live.  Today, Omar’s dad got to meet Leighton and see and hear his son’s heart beating in Leighton’s chest.  It was very emotional and I cried all the way home from the hospital.  It was an absolutely beautiful moment and I wanted to share it with all of you.  I hope this sweet moment warms your heart tonight.

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Cake Smash With Baby C!

A few days ago I got to spend the afternoon with this handsome little dude while we celebrated his first Birthday!  This little guy totally loved his cake (and ate almost the entire thing by himself)!  I had so much fun with him! I can’t believe how fast he has grown!  Happy Birthday little dude!

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Orchards Park Elopement

Tonight I’m featuring some of my favorite photos from the gorgeous elopement I did recently in Orchards Park in Bentonville, Arkansas!  This sweet couple tied the knot in the sweetest little ceremony near the pond on one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen for August in Northwest Arkansas!  The sky was clear, the weather was perfect, and everything was just lovely!  Complete with the cutests blue heels I’ve ever seen, a gorgeous all rose bouquet, and even a rainbow coming out during portraits, this elopement was one for the storybooks.  Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Nickell!  Wishing you a long life full of love, laughter, and joy!

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Dance With KDA

I wanted to take a quick second to let you all know that Kaleidoscope Dance Academy in Bentonville, Arkansas is now enrolling for their 2017-2018 season!  My daughter took summer classes here and is continuing on this fall as well.  Ms Laine is so loving and patient with my daughter Cora (some days this is not easy as she can be quite fiery and tempestuous) and you can always tell the absolute love and joy she has for dance.  We absolutely love Laine and KDA!  Head over to their website or their Facebook page for more info!  See you at dance class!

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