Suddenly Souza

A couple weeks ago, I photographed one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever been to.  I met Jared and Brianna over a year ago and have loved getting to know them.  We did two engagements together, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.  They tied the knot in a barn filled with hay on a friend’s farm in Lamar, Arkansas.  The road to their wedding day was pretty rocky, and they even had to push the date back once, but it was well worth the wait.  Their day was lovely, intimate, fun, and just overall perfect.  It was cloudy all day until right before the ceremony when the clouds opened up and the sun was golden and glowing so beautifully.  Then after the ceremony came the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen!  It was like the heavens were celebrating just for them!  Everything about their special day was simply gorgeous!  All that to say, congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Souza!  It was a blessing being part of your big day!

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Autumn Couples Session

Recently I did a session with this sweet couple and their puppy on a local trail in Bentonville, Arkansas.  You may remember a couple years ago when I photographed a sweet Christmas session with Darrin and Alyssa, or the session I did with their extended family.  I always LOVE photographing with these two and oh my goodness their little fur baby is so adorable!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from this sweet session!

Lee

Fall Senior Session in Hobbs State Park

Last week I did a gorgeous high school senior session on a trail in Hobbs State Park.  This location is always lovely because it’s deep within the Arkansas forest and can have some gorgeous trees and and a beautiful stone bridge.  It’s quite the hike, but well worth it!  Congratulations to this sweet girl on being the Class of 2018!

Blare

Downtown Bentonville College Grad Session

Recently I did a session in Downtown Bentonville with Ashley, a gorgeous college graduate!  College grad sessions are something that I don’t get to do often, but they are one of my favorites (seriously, someone please make this a trend!).  I had so much fun with this sweet lady and her momma!  We did some photos of them together and separate and it was a blast!  I wanted to share some of my favorites of Ashley!  Congratulations to this lovely lady on her upcoming graduation!

Ritchey

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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