Monticello, AR Elopement: Sam+Becca

What was supposed to be a beautiful day outside with decent temperatures turned into cold, rainy one. This was Becca and Sam’s elopement. But by saying that I don’t mean that it wasn’t beautiful. Two people who love each other promised to love each other forever and spend the rest of their lives together. I have never shot an elopement before this day, but I’m always up for new kinds of events. I treated it like I would any other wedding. When I arrived at the salon, Becca was just starting with her hair and make up. She had two people working on her. Now if that doesn’t make you feel like a princess, I don’t know what does. The ladies doing the work were quick and efficient. They did their job and did it well. When it was all said and done, Becca was a beautiful bride!

2018-02-21_0001.jpg
2018-02-21_0017.jpg

I think there is something about an elopement. It’s just the couple and the people that mean the most to them. In this case, while Becca got ready, it was just her and her mom. The atmosphere was relaxed and a cool kind of quiet surrounded us. Becca’s dress was gorgeous. It almost reminded me of a wardrobe that came from decades past.
2018-02-21_0005.jpg
I loooove the next image. It shows the intimacy of the moments she spent getting ready.
2018-02-21_0006.jpg
2018-02-21_0008.jpg
2018-02-21_0009.jpg
She even decided to take the relaxation one step further (no pun intended) and pair the dress with some very sparkly Kate Spade Keds. Genius!
2018-02-21_0003.jpg
2018-02-21_0004.jpg
2018-02-21_0002.jpg

Becca and Sam decided to opt for a “First Look”. Now normally, I would take the couple to a place outside to do the first look, but due to heavy rainfall, we weren’t able to do that. But in times like that, you roll with the punches and take it at it comes. No our background may not have been an open field with warm sunlight, but what mattered most was getting to capture the look on their faces. It was very sweet. I can tell by the way they look at each other, how much they’re in love. 2018-02-21_0010.jpg
2018-02-21_0011.jpg
2018-02-21_0012.jpg
2018-02-21_0013.jpg

The rest of the evening went off without a hitch and Sam and Becca are now a happily married couple.
2018-02-21_0014.jpg
2018-02-21_0015.jpg

2018-02-21_0016.jpg

Sam and Becca, thank you again for allowing me to capture your day. I wish both of you nothing but the best!

Til next time

Do Good and Do Well

J

Dress: David’s Bridal
Make up: Allie Hawkins
Hair: Shear Design, Anna Norris
Cookies: Rachelle Mann
Cake: Shelly Byrd

Advertisements

Monticello, AR Wedding: Brandon+Brittany

The sky was clear with the exception of a few clouds on Brandon and Brittany’s wedding day. The was a continuous breeze and the temperature was a little chilly. But that wasn’t going to stop this small, intimate ceremony outside of their family church. The chairs and haybales were set up, waiting for the guests to arrive. Brandon and Brittany were beginning the day that was going to start their lives together, forever.
The reception hall was almost ready and so were the girls. Finishing touches were being put in place. I could feel the excitement as the bridesmaids helped Brittany into her gown. She was more than ready to make Brandon hers.
2017-11-06_0001.jpg
2017-11-06_0005.jpg
2017-11-06_0006.jpg
2017-11-06_0007.jpg
2017-11-06_0002.jpg
2017-11-06_0008.jpg

The guys were a little more rowdy, but very cooperative, which is always a good thing. It was easy to laugh while hanging around this bunch. I could tell it was going to be a great day!
2017-11-06_0010.jpg
2017-11-06_0009.jpg

The ceremony went like most do. With no problems. It was perfect!
2017-11-06_0011.jpg
They even added a confetti cannon for the kiss.
2017-11-06_0012.jpg
2017-11-06_0013.jpg

The rest of the evening went very well and everyone had a full belly and good time.
2017-11-06_0003.jpg
2017-11-06_0004.jpg
2017-11-06_0018.jpg
2017-11-06_0017.jpg
2017-11-06_0014.jpg
2017-11-06_0015.jpg
2017-11-06_0016.jpg

Brandon and Brittany, I am honored to have met both of you and I’m excited to see where life is going to take you. I wish you nothing but the best!

Til next time.

Do Well and Do Good.

J

After the Wedding: Sheldon+Lauren

A few months ago, I put a model call out on Facebook. I had been learning a few new techniques and I wanted to put them to the test. I wanted to work with a couple that hadn’t been married that long and was willing to put their wedding wardrobe back on. I got a message on Facebook from Lauren letting me know that a friend had tagged her in my original post. I learned that she and Sheldon, her husband, were a couple after my own heart. They love Jesus and they love to go on mission trips. Due to schedule conflicts we weren’t able to set a date for the session until last week. But it was well worth the wait. I am absolutely loving the results from this session and I would work with them any time.

Sheldon and Lauren, thank you so much for answering my call and letting me capture you guys!
2017-10-02_0001.jpg
2017-10-02_0004.jpg
2017-10-02_0007.jpg
2017-10-02_0011.jpg
2017-10-02_0002.jpg
2017-10-02_0005.jpg
2017-10-02_0008.jpg
2017-10-02_0012.jpg
2017-10-02_0003.jpg
2017-10-02_0009.jpg
2017-10-02_0006.jpg
2017-10-02_0010.jpg

Til next time.

Do Well and Do Good

J

Monticello, AR Maternity Session: Ross and Jammie

The weather was really nice the day I met Ross and Jammie for the first time. It was a bit overcast and not really hot. I had never met either one of them before, so I was just a little nervous.  But, I soon found out that we were going to get along great. They both seem to have the same sense of humor that I have and It was easy to make them laugh. And after the first Seinfeld reference was made, I definitely knew we were going to get along just fine. We were all cracking up by the time their session was over. They were very easy to work with and I feel like I got some amazing photos.

Ross and Jammie, thank you for letting me capture one of life’s milestones for you!
2017-08-07_0001.jpg
2017-08-07_0002.jpg
2017-08-08_0002.jpg
2017-08-08_0003.jpg
2017-08-08_0001.jpg
2017-08-08_0005.jpg
2017-08-08_0006.jpg
2017-08-08_0004.jpg
2017-08-08_0008.jpg

Til next time!

Do Well and Do Good

J

Monticello, AR Engagement Session: Walter and Brandie

I go to an amazing church. When I walked in the doors for the first time, I felt like I was home. Along with that came a great church family. These are some of the best people you could ever meet. I truly love them like I love my own family. Sometimes I get to work with people that go to my church. Not long ago, I got a message from Brandie asking about engagement sessions. We emailed back and forth a couple of times and after discussing it with Walter, they decided they would have me take their engagement photos. I love engagement sessions and I love getting to work with new people. It’s a perk of the job.  I’ve said it before.
When we all got to meet in person the day of the session, both Brandie and Walter had huge smiles on their faces. The day was beautiful, but a little windy. The laughed easily and it was infectious. We had a fantastic time. I could tell by the way they looked at each other that they are in love. It’s almost tangible. It was very easy to get good photos of this couple because I really didn’t have to tell them to do anything. They were themselves and it was truly a pleasure to work with them.
Walter and Brandie, I wish you the best and many years of wedded bliss.
2016-03-23_0001.jpg
2016-03-23_0002.jpg
2016-03-22_0001.jpg
2016-03-23_0003.jpg
2016-03-23_0004.jpg
2016-03-23_0005.jpg
2016-03-23_0006.jpg
2016-03-23_0007.jpg
2016-03-23_0008.jpg

The day was beautiful. Walter and Brandie are people who love the outdoors. They also love the lake. We decided to make that one of our locations. Although it was windy, it was a lovely spot. I even got to see a couple of Canada Geese.
2016-03-23_0009.jpg
2016-03-23_0010.jpg
2016-03-23_0011.jpg
2016-03-23_0012.jpg
2016-03-23_0013.jpg
2016-03-23_0014.jpg

Til next time.

Do Well and Do Good

J