Jun 25th

Sydney & Daniel the wedding ceremony

Sydney and Daniel’s wedding ceremony was at a venue that has a unique glass wall that opens up to an elevated patio overlooking beautiful Ozark pastures and rolling hills.  It is stunning.  It was also such a tricky lighting scenario.  Some people were seated inside some were seated outside.  The wedding party would be start backlit, proceed to a dark indoor area and then progress into bright sunlight.  My fingers were dancing across the camera settings adjusting for each image and lighting scenario.  The seating was very wide and shallow, preventing us from coming around and in behind.  Regardless, we were able to get some epic images, and the silhouetting framing of the inside details around the outside details created beautiful, unique art.  The ceremony would normally rank lower on my list of favorite parts of the wedding to photograph, but this day was an exception.  As the bridal party came down the stairs and embarked across the hall, they were smiling and their joy was palpable.  I couldn’t stop smiling as pair after pair smiled and laughed and were so in the moment.  Ceremony has little meaning without the mental commitment of those involved, and I can truly say I was touched at the celebration and reverence for the moment this bridal party shared.  They were there to stand by their friend, their sister, their brother… it was beautiful.   Oh, and how could I not mention my ring bearer buddy who came down the aisle super hero style, and even sucker punched (gently, he was pretending) my camera lens.  One of those rare moments I wished I was filming.     Click here to see Sydney and Daniel getting ready before the ceremony, and more of this beautiful venue, Amadeus Ranch in Racine, MO.  And click here to see the entire collection of ceremony images.




 

Wilde and Wilder is adding weddings to their schedule for next year, and a couple of openings are available for 2017.  We are available in Arkansas, Missouri and World Wide for travel. Contact us to reserve your day.   We love to share your day with you curating a collection of images that tell your story of love.  

Come hang out with us on Instagram and Facebook.  We look forward to sharing more work, upcoming events and getting to know you.

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Jun 18th

Sydney + Daniel getting ready before the wedding

This fairy tale chapter begins at Amadeus Ranch in Racine Missouri.  May 13 was a stunning spring day, just perfect for a wedding.  The Ranch was charming, and the perfect balance of rustic and ballroom for the theme and personalities Sydney and Noah.   I was pleasantly surprised by the many thoughtful details that were both convenient for the wedding party and vendors, as well as designed in a way that allows for beautiful images.

The bride’s family had every detail well planned and carefully prepared, and I don’t know that I have seen a wedding run more smoothly.  Sydney and Noah are people you can’t help but like, and their lives are full of beautiful family and friends.  The day was such a celebration of all that they came from and all that is to come, the perfect way to go about a wedding.   The relaxed and happy atmosphere was palpable, and made the day even more special.

Enjoy a selection of some of our favorites of getting ready before the wedding, and to see all, here is the entire collection.  Family and friends, use the coupon NoahLove for a 50% discount on prints for a limited time.  Wall Art (Canvases, Metal, Bamboo and Acrylic mounts) as well as Albums are available at a special price as well.  Email for for details.
 From atop the grand staircase looking down.Just a wee bit excited!The bride’s dad power napping.These girls….so much love!What a special way to remember your bridesmaids and how they came into your life.  It took the groom and his men about 37 seconds to get ready. It had to be a record. Callie, a friend of the bride and groom coordinated the day, and did a spectacular job.  She is charming, helpful and loads of fun. Mom and Callie attending to every detail. 

Wilde and Wilder is adding weddings to their schedule for next year, and a couple of openings are available for 2017.  Contact us to reserve your day.   We love to share your day with you curating a collection of images that tell your story of love.  

Come hang out with us on Instagram and Facebook.  We look forward to sharing more work, upcoming events and getting to know you.

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Dec 4th

Callie Fall Senior Pictures Downtown Rogers AR

Callie met me in downtown Rogers AR for fall senior pictures.  It was a stunning afternoon, and we had fun shooting well into twilight.  The diversity of colors and textures downtown offer endless options for creating senior pictures that look beautiful, and celebrate the heritage of our hometown so steeped in history.  Every look you see here was within a short walking distance.  This year was a subtle autumn, but that doesn’t mean there was a lack of color.  Callie’s outfits, soft creams and browns, were perfect complements of the the bright reds and yellows in the foliage.


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Although, the fall color is stunning, I love a good black and white!  It amazes me how different an image can look and the mood evoked edited in color versus black and white.  BW1

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It was getting dark enough that car lights were adding to the dynamic of the picture.  You don’t have to be in New York to add a bit of urban to your images!

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Those of you from NWA, can you recognize where we shot all of these images??  And do you know of any other of the countless seniors that had their pictures done in downtown that have images just like Callie?  I work extra hard to give each senior a unique look that no other has.  Generic images, locations and poses that all of your friends will have is what I fight against.  You are unique, and I want to capture you, not do the easiest session I can.

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Same picture, just a slightly different crop, and an altogether different look!
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The dark had taken over, but window light makes this image a stunner!  Seriously love this one!

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I cannot say enough positive things about Callie and her family during this session.  First of all, she is so, so sweet.  For those of you who are blessed to have her in your life…you are lucky, she is a keeper!  During the session, her family was there to help her change quickly and drive from locations when we were racing the light and didn’t have time to walk, but never once did they interfere with the images, repose her, distract her during the session, etc.  I wish they could give lessons to family members, as they were the perfect example of being positive supporters without interfering with the process.  I know all parents are well meaning, but I wish sometimes they understood that whether their child is 3 months or 30 images are never as good when the subject is distracted from the camera or feels tense and self conscious.  And Callie was a such.a.trooper.  She was COLD, the wind was whipping her hair everywhere, we did some more creative posing, which means holding awkward positions but “thinking” to look relaxed.  She completely trusted me, and the results are stunning, varied images that we created in a short amount of time!  I love input from my clients, as I want to collaborate with them on a vision, and Callie and I had talked beforehand about ideas she had, and places she wanted to incorporate into pictures.  We were both ready to go on picture day.

For those of you into photography, I shot the majority of these with a Canon 70-200 2.8, and 85 1.4 usually pretty wide open to take advantage of the bokeh and compression these amazing lenses produce.

Thank you Callie for choosing me as your photographer.  I know there are so many out there, and while I strive to be the absolute best, I know there are many choices, and your trust and devotion to me mean so very much!

If you are looking for a photographer, I would love to work with you.  Send me an email or text/call 479-426-0200.

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