One of my favorite parts of a wedding day the bride's gown. The dress is a reflection of the bride's personality, style and it sets the mood for the day. With so many designers and styles, finding the right gown can seem a little overwhelming. From my experience of photographing brides for nearly a decade, finding the right bridal shop is the first step to finding the perfect dress. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing gowns for Central Arkansas' newest bridal boutique, Inverness in Conway. Not only does Inverness have some absolutely gorgeous dresses, but they make the experience of finding "the one" special, personal, and fun!
At the heart of the Inverness Bridal experience, just like the wedding itself, is the bride. At Inverness, their passion and promise is to make sure that every bride has the perfect wedding gown for her perfect day, and they do so by providing personal attention in a glamorous atmosphere. The dedicated and talented stylists of Inverness will help you at your private appointment find a gown that celebrates and compliments your beauty and personal style.
One of my favorite Belle and Blush shoots ever! I just loved this concept so much and the ad they created with the images is so darn cute!!
For online shopping stop by www.BelleandBlush.com! Featured product links below:
Molton Brown: http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/molton-brown
Rifle Paper Agendas: http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/planners/products/rifle-paper-co-2017-hardcover-planner-midnight AND http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/planners/products/rifle-paper-co-2017-hardcover-planner-blush
Melanie Auld Necklace: - http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/jewelry/products/melanie-auld-modern-triangle-necklace-abalone
Sugarfina Rosé Gummies: http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/rose-all-day
Bath Bombs: http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/musee-bath
Finchberry Soap: http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/finchberry-soaps
By Terry Baume de Rose: http://www.belleandblush.com/collections/lip-care/products/by-terry-baume-de-rose-nutri-coleur
Westhaven Wedding Venue Styled shoot
I cannot get enough of the images from this styled shoot at Westhaven, and Nathan Willis' beautiful video is just too pretty for words. Here is a snippet of this gorgeous collaboration. For even more images from this shoot and details about Westhaven visit Rachel Haynes Events' blog here.
Styling and design: Rachel Haynes Events
Floral : Tanarah Luxe floral
Makeup artist: Jessica Hummerick
Hair stylist: Lindsey Powers
Paper suite: By Invitation Only
Cake: Tracy Cakes
Model: Samantha Richards
Wedding gowns: Hayley Paige from Tesori
Venue: Westhaven Event Venue
Videographer : Nathan Willis
Over the past year and a half I have had the pleasure of working with an inspiring and oh so savvy (and stylish!) business owner, Merry Klein of Belle and Blush. Working together with her team of stylists, we always try and create something new and fresh for her commercial photoshoots to promote her local beauty boutique and online store.
If you're a beauty product junky, a girly-girl, someone who is always on the hunt for the perfect gift, or a shopaholic, then Belle and Blush is the perfect store for you! Everything in this store is super cute!
Below are a handful of some of my favorite images from our shoots - can't wait to share what we create in 2015!
I was recently voted runner-up to the amazingly talented Tim Ernst in Arkansas Times' Best of the Best. It's such a huge honor, not only because this award was a total surprise but because Tim Ernst is a huge part of Arkansas history and is uber talented. If you've ever seen a gorgeous panoramic image of nature in Arkansas, it was probably one of his shots. To see some of Tim's work, you can stop by his website here. To view the full list of the Time's 2014 Best Of list, click here! ...
My new website will launch next month and I cannot wait!! Part of the launch includes a new studio video that I am just thrilled about - Nathan Willis is the most incredible videographer and he did a phenomenal job on this project. I couldn't be more pleased with the final product!!
A shout out to all of the other amazing vendors who made this video possible!
Bridal shoot | Aaron Perkins and Cody Dunbar
Senior and Boudoir shoots | Jessica Humerick and Stephanie Weaver
Bridal Shoot Details:
Dress | The Bridal Cottage
Tux | Bauman's
Jewelry | Jones and Son's
Floral | Tanarah Luxe Floral
Location | Belgian Meadows
Here is a sneak peek of the video from my lens...
I am so excited! I have been working with the fabulous Golden Fox Design on the new brand for my business. My original logo was mostly self-designed and over the years I've felt the need for something new. Something fresh, yet classic. Something fashion, something glam. I am in love with my new brand design and I can't wait for my new website to launch in a few weeks. For now, here is a sneak peek at the new and improved Meredith Melody Photography logo and brand!
Motherhood. It's the most amazing, life changing, whirlwind, joyous, non-stop role a woman can have. One of my favorite things about photographing mothers is that a photoshoot with me gives them a few hours of quiet. A small amount of time alone, focused on themselves. It's a chance to relax, have fun and feel totally pampered. Capturing who you are today, as your kids see you, is one of the most precious gifts a mother can give herself and her children. Your kids love you just as you are, not 5 years younger or 10 pounds lighter. To them, you are the most beautiful woman alive.
The story of a mom is so special that I wanted to create something unique. Something to showcase just how beautiful moms are and how precious the time is when our little ones are young. So, recently, I filmed a shoot with my friend and client, Merry Klien. She's a wife, a mother of two young boys and a business owner. My videographer, Nathan Willis, perfectly captured Merry's photoshoot experience with me and her beautiful family.
Mother's Day is just around the corner, if you'd like to book a session for yourself or the mom in...
2013 was an amazing year and 2014 promises to be even better. As more and more clients come into my studio and become part of the Meredith Melody Photography family, the workload grows and my task list gets longer - more edits and retouching, more emails, more albums to design, more bookeeping data to enter, etc, etc. As much as I enjoy being a self-sufficient business owner, I love spending more of my time behind the lens than in front of the computer. With all of this growth, I am excited to announce that I am on the hunt for a talented, smart, motivated, creative, kind and business savvy studio manager to help grow MMP! The details of the position are below - if you or someone you know would be a good candidate, please contact me!
Part-Time Studio Manager Job Description
This position is for a part-time studio|office manager with an emphasis on studio marketing for Meredith Melody Photography. The position starts at approximately 10-hours per week (hours worked Mon-Friday during business hours) with an increase in hours over time based on performance and value added to the studio.
Job Responsibilities Overview:
Complete various administrative pre-shoot tasks
Respond to new client communication
As needed, assist...