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A Romantic Gift – Little Rock Boudoir Photography

Recently, I had a blast shooting some classy and sassy images for a client. Boudoir photography sessions are a fun, glamourous and sexy way for you to surprise your groom or husband. Most boudoir clients choose a small album or a discrete accordion book as a gift for their man, but there are tons of ways to showcase these images. Email me (meredith@meredithmelody.com) if you're interested in booking a session! This particular client would like to remain faceless and nameless, so I have just two of my favorite images from our session to share with you today: ...

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Bridal Fair Vendor Showcase – Arkansas Wedding Photography

A few weeks ago, the Arkansas Bridal Fair took place in Little Rock. Bridal fairs are an awesome way for Arkansas brides to meet some of the best florist and event designers, see some amazing Arkansas wedding photography, get ideas and stock up on loads of discounts, prizes and coupons. One of my favorite central Arkansas event designers and florists is Distinctive Designs by Tanarah. I've only heard wonderful things about them and they produce amazing and unique designs and floral arrangements. At the Fall bridal fair, they put together a truly amazing booth design that I drooled over, and kept sneaking away from my own booth to take some quick photos. Here are some shots from their booth: ...

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Style Me Pretty Little Black Book Blog Feature – Arkansas Wedding Photography

A few months ago I shot a wedding in Poteau, Oklahoma/Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Jana and Mark's wedding was a really beautiful affair and very unique. Jana and her team of planners from Details Weddings & Events did an incredible job of putting together an elegant and traditional wedding with contemporary touches that reflected Jana's love of nature - they did such a great job that it caught the eye of the infamous Style Me Pretty website! I'm thrilled and honored to share with all of you that the photos from Jana's wedding have been featured on the SMP Little Black Book blog. Here's a screen capture, but you can also click on the badge below to see the full post: ...

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Emma-Kate’s First Birthday

We celebrated Emma-Kate's first birthday this weekend. What a wonderful day we had celebrating with family and friends! Emma-Kate's birthday theme was cupcakes, and I had a blast planning and putting together all of the details. Our good friend Jason was kind enough to take photos during the party so that I could focus on the birthday girl, one of my wonderful friends made the beautiful and delicious cupcakes and cupcake-cake, and my awesome family helped me get everything set-up for the festivities. Here are some of my favorite photos from Emma's one-year portraits and the party: ...

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Emma-Kate – A Wonderful Year in Review

What better way to celebrate my daughter's first birthday than a photo montage on the blog? I'll post her one-year session and birthday party soon, too! I feel so blessed by my gift of photography to document Emma-Kate's life, and hope that as Emma grows up she will too. Here are my favorite images from EK over the past 12 months: Only a few days old 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months - Teething 4 Months - Rolling Over 5 Months - Sitting Up I couldn't decide between these two photos because I love that her eyes look almost blue here, and I can't get enough of her long lashes in the next photo 6 Months 7 Months - First Tooth 8 Months - Our First Mother's Day & Crawling! 9 Months - First Vacation to Pensacola Beach, Florida 10 Months - First Steps 11 Months - Walking! ...

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Lacey and Spencer’s Garvan Gardens Wedding – The Details

Lacey and Spencer were married at the beautiful Garvan Woodland Gardens in the Anthony Chapel. They celebrated their new marital status at The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs. Lacey and her mother put together a very beautiful and classic wedding. The bridesmaids wore cute strapless dresses that had pockets (how awesome!) and carried green and pink bouquets. Lacey carried a pink bouquet accented with green that was wrapped in lace from her mother's veil, and pinned to the bouquet stem were her father's military i.d. tags. The reception colors were white and black with touches of pink. A very sophisticated, yet fun wedding! Here are some of my favorite details from the day: ...

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And the Winners are…

The bridal fair yesterday was a really fantastic show and I think everyone who attended came away with new ideas for their weddings and hopefully checked some things off their lists of to-do's. So many of the vendors did an amazing job creating beautiful, creative and unique booths. I took loads of photos and will post those soon so you can see just how fabulous of a show it was! We had hundreds of brides, bridesmaids and their friends stop by my booth to visit and sign-up for the contest. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and visited with me and my assistant, Rachel. It was a pleasure meeting you all and if you plan to be at the January fair, please come on by and visit with us again! I'm excited to announce our bridal fair contest winners today on the blog! Drumroll please...

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Lacey & Spencer’s Garvan Gardens Wedding

Lacey and Spencer were married last weekend at the amazing Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The gardens were beautiful as always, but it was incredibly hot so we kept our outdoor shots to a minimum so the bridal party didn't melt before the ceremony began. Lacey chose a great little black dress for the bridesmaids and a simple color palate of pink and green for the flowers. Everything was very elegant with a modern touch. Great job, Lacey! Here are some of my favorite shots of the getting ready, ceremony and reception. Behind the scenes: The dressing room was completely mirrored, so it was interesting trying to keep myself out of the wide shots. Here I am snapping a quick shot of myself in action! Lacey and Spencer kicked off the reception with their first dance. Here are two quick shots of the cocktail table centerpieces and the cake. I love how clean and elegant the event design was. More photos of the flowers and details coming soon! Everyone had a really great time at the reception and danced all night long. ...

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Nancy & Jackson’s Little Rock Wedding: Getting Ready, The Ceremony & Reception

Now that you've seen Nancy and Jackson's wedding details and portraits, lets get down to business and see what happened on their wedding day! Nancy, her bridesmaids and her Mother all got ready at Nancy's parents house, which was only a few steps from the church, which is absolutely perfect for weddings because it has gorgeous grounds and awesome interior lighting . The girls and guys all gathered at the church before the ceremony for the final touches to their bridal outfits and to say a few prayers. After they said their 'I do's' the congregation and wedding party celebrated at the Crowne Plaza in West Little Rock. Here are some of my favorite images from the day: All of the ladies had beautiful make-up and awesome hair! I love 'getting ready' shots in black and white. I think they more fully capture the moment and allow you to really feel the emotion in the room. I thought I'd do something a little different with the cake shot in this post. It was so delicious that I had so share the 'after!' I leave you with two of my favorite shots of the day...

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