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Tara and Travis’ Argenta Engagement Session

Meet Tara and Travis. I just love this pair. Sometimes when I meet a couple, we just click and I know that it will be a blast working together. That's how I feel about these two! We had a ton of fun shooting their engagement session in the Argenta district of North Little Rock. They live in the area, so it was special for them to have their engagement portraits taken so close to home. They also brought along their two furry babies, which I loved. Here are a few of my favorite portraits: ...

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Vegas Boudoir Shoot

While at WPPI this year, I had the opportunity to do a boudoir session with a few really fun and amazing women. I'm sharing a few of my favorites from one of the ladies on the blog! ...

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Vintage Baseball Shoot with Victor Sizemore

When I  planned my trip to WPPI this year, I knew I wanted to do a shoot that would be fun and totally different from what I normally photograph. I'd heard from other photographers how great Victor's Mad-Men themed shoot last year was, so I quickly jumped at the opportunity to be part of his 1920's baseball shoot this year. This shoot was so well put together. The costumes, hair & makeup and models were spot on. I couldn't have put together a more 'League of Their Own' shoot if I'd tried with the help of professional costume designers! Here are a few of my favorite shots from this super fun session: ...

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Give Someone a Hug. It’s Valentine’s Day!

I'm a romantic at heart, so I love this holiday. What's not to like about showing your loved ones that you care? Yes, Valentine's Day can be a mushy romantic holiday for couples, but it can also be a day where we remind those around us how much we love them and how much they mean to us. I think it's too easy in life for things to get ho-hum. For daily chores and the mundane to get in the way of our ability to really connect, to actively love and be loved. Today is a day to shout from the rooftops that you love your husband, your dog,  your kids, your best friend, your whomever. Love is contagious and feeling loved makes people happy. So, do something loving on this Valentine's Day. Give someone a hug. Share a box of  chocolates. Drop a Valentine in their mailbox. Let them know you care. Maybe they'll do the same for someone else, and wouldn't that be nice? Happy Valentine's Day!! ...

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Snow! Well, sort of…

I get so excited when I hear meteorologists mention flurries, wintery mix, ice or SNOW. While I'm not a huge fan of winter because cold is rather uncomfortable, I am a snow lover. There is nothing more magical and cozy feeling than watching a good snowfall from the comfort of your warm couch. Its peaceful and beautiful. The simple things in life are almost always my favorite. We had a few flurries today, so Emma-Kate and I had a quick jaunt in the white stuff before it melted away and turned to yucky rain.  ...

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Why Your Wedding Album is Just as Important as Your Wedding Photos

Deciding who to hire to photograph your wedding is a big decision. When you hire a photographer to document your wedding, you're entrusting that person to capture the emotion of the day, the important moments and all of the details and candor in between. Hiring the right person means that you'll blessed with amazing images that will allow you to relive the emotions and the beauty of your wedding. But what comes after the wedding? Hopefully, when you interviewed your photographer you saw some of his/her sample wedding albums. Finding a photographer who understands how to take great images is important, but it's also important to find a photographer who also understands the significance of your wedding album. I think every couple who invests in their wedding photography should also invest in their album - a big, beautiful wedding album. Your wedding album is your first family heirloom. You'll share it with your children and your grandchildren. You'll flip through it at least a hundred times in your lifetime. It's the one thing that you will have to pick up, hold, touch, feel and look through sixty years from now. It will transport you back to one of the most magical...

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Daily Photos, What’s New and Saying Goodbye to Lola

It's still January and I'm proudly keeping up with my New Years Resolution to take at least one photo daily with my phone and share it with all of you on Facebook and Instagram. It's been fun! Some days I catch myself with nothing at all to shoot, which is actually nice. It makes me stop and think. Hmm? What around me would make a fun Instagram? I like that. It's a small challenge that helps me see things in new ways. My daily photos are not always amazing or all that interesting, really, but they are a great way to look back and see what was going on in my life and in business. I love that! Here are a few of my recent daily Instagrams...

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Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards – Arkansas Wedding Photographers

So super excited and honored to have been selected as one of the Bride's Choice Award winners from WeddingWire! The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards ™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. This year's recipients represent the top 5% of WeddingWire's vendor community, across all service categories and all regions throughout the US and Canada. A HUGE thank you to my amazing clients for sharing their experience working with me on WeddingWire. Without all of the fabulous people I photograph, I wouldn't be where I am today. I'm super grateful for having clients who are fun, friendly and just plain good people. Here's to another year of amazing weddings and wonderful new friends! ...

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January 2012 Bridal Show

I love the Arkansas Democrat Bridal Show. They do an awesome job of putting on a show that's super fun for the attendees - the show includes games, contests and a stellar fashion show. There are 200 vendors and more than 3,000 attendees, so it's a crazy event but everyone is super friendly and the day is just plain FUN. I like to bring my camera along with me so that I can snap some images of some of my wedding vendor friends' booths - they put so much work into the day that it's a shame for them not to have some images to look back on. Here are a few shots of my booth and some of the awesome work that was on display: Events, Rental & Floral in Conway did an awesome job with their blue and white themed booth, and I'm OBSESSED with the brooch and fabric bouquet they created. How could a girl not love all that bling??  A Perfect Bloom put together an ivory, green and chocolate color palette. Young Designs had a super fun booth with my favorite colors - black, red and sparkle. The Blue Cake Company outdid themselves with their cake designs. They had samples on hand too, and...

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Introducing the Meredith Melody Weddings Magazine!

I'm thrilled to introduce my newest marketing piece - a 16-page magazine! This is something I've been working on for months and am so happy with how it turned out. The magazine is full of many of my clients' beautiful wedding photos, but it's also full of super helpful information for brides planning their big day. I've included everything from an editor's page that introduces myself and tells my story, client testimonials, a gorgeous double-page spread that highlights my clients' amazing wedding details, wedding day photography timeline information, a vendor feature, information about portraits and MORE! If you're interested in hiring me to photograph your wedding, get in touch and let's set up a meeting - I'll bring you one of these awesome magazines and lots of other goodies that will help you plan your day! ...

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