Jul 15th

Sydney and Daniel together | Missouri Wedding Photographer

Awwww, here we go… Sydney and Daniel together from the first look through family groups, this group of images captures the people we want to remember being with and have record of that for the rest of our lives.  Sydney and Daniel are fun, full of energy, a love for life and surrounded by a family that adores them.  Posed images can feel forced and contrived, so we try hard to set up a scenario and then step back and let the moment develop into a genuine interaction.  This balance seems to allow the beauty of the scenery and genuine expressions come together to create the perfect scenario.  This wedding party made this easy, they were full of smiles and up for anything.  The positive energy and fun attitudes made this a blast.  I wish we would have had more time to play.  Our hope is the couple images speak for themselves, and create images that capture the many nuances of this beautiful new relationship filled with love that comes in all forms of tenderness, silliness, nervousness and joy!  Once again, the ring bearer steals the show, and why not if you are this cute and you know you’ve got it!

Enjoy this curated collection, and click here to see the full gallery or entire wedding      We had a seriously hard time narrowing down the images for this blog post, but we don’t narrow down for our clients, you get them all!  We would rather give you every moment of the day, each little interaction, no matter how similar, because we feel like it all holds a piece of magic.  Love what you see?  We would love to be your wedding photographer.  Contact us to see if your date is open.  Wedding information can be found here.

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Jul 5th

Arkansas Arts Academy dance intensive | Rogers AR event photography

The Arkansas Arts Academy dance program hosted its second annual dance intensive, bringing in the talented modern ballet dancer/choreographer Steve Rooks and Washington Ballet’s talented company member, Sam Wilson.  Steve Rooks danced with the Martha Graham company, and is currently professor of dance at Vassar College.  Sam Wilson previously danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.  Both men bring years of professional experience and training.  Having such talent available to dancers of any level and experience in Rogers, AR is a gift to the community and a wonderful opportunity for education and information regarding a career in dance.

My daughter, Bella has travelled the last five summers for dance intensives across the country, but suffered an injury that required surgery this year, preventing her from auditioning and attending this summer.  She was released for dance at the end of May and this was an unexpected treat to have this level of talent available to her in our hometown.  Although she is not 100%, it was wonderful to see her on the stage again, doing what she loves.  Below are a few images from the simple demonstration at the end of the week.  I love the many lines and visual pictures created in the modern piece danced to a song by the amazing Sweet Honey In the Rock.  For ballet, Sam had her group dance a Paquita variation,  a rich classical ballet piece, which is where my daughter’s heart currently resides.

As an aside, there is nothing magical about these images, they are not about showcasing our abilities, but rather sharing and documenting the event, which is in and of itself rewarding and significant, and part of photography that is as important as artistic expression.  If you have stumbled on this post looking for our work, visit our galleries, Facebook, or Instagram.  and feel free to contact us with any photography needs you may have.

Thank you to Karen Castleman and Amy Weber of Arkansas Arts Academy for facilitating this experience, and thank you to Mr. Rooks and Mr. Wilson for bringing art and culture to our area.



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Jun 28th

Sydney + Daniel wedding reception

And now for the celebration.  The food and drink came out, jackets and heels came off, the music started and the mood was light.  Receptions are each a unique beast, and Sydney and Daniel’s wedding reception was no exception.  It is always entertaining to see how parties evolve from polite conversations and little kids owning the dance floor, to memory making dances with mom and dad to the young and energetic time on the dance floor and finally last man standing.  Amadeus Ranch in Racine provided plenty of room for family to sit and visit, folks to dance inside and outside and guests to mingle, eat, relax and enjoy the festivities.

Be watching…next up are the bride and groom together as well as the wedding party.  It was a stunning day, and stunning wedding and we couldn’t bring ourselves to consolidating all images into one little post.

This is post three of this wedding.  Here’s how to see more!

Click here to see Sydney and Daniel getting ready before the ceremony.

Click here to see Sydney and Daniel’s wedding ceremony.

And to see the entire collection of reception images, here is the link to the gallery!


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, Kansas 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.

We look forward photographing your family, celebrations and events.  Wilde and Wilder has multiple photographers available and expertise in portraits, weddings, and photojournalistic coverage of sports.


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