Brandee and Shawn were married on September 10th at Brandee's parents' home. This was one of the most enjoyable wedding photography experiences I've ever had, and it was all because of my amazing client and her amazing family and friends. Brandee is a seriously sweet, wonderful person and her mother, Jelaine, is my favorite mother of the bride to date - the Lumpkins are simply great people. After shooting this wedding, I told Jelaine that I felt like a member of their family. Not only did Brandee's family help put together the wedding, but her church family did too. Many of Jelaine's friends helped with the catering and the event set-up. It was the most put-together and warm group of non-wedding pros I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Being surrounded by so many loving friends and family made the day especially wonderful for everyone who attended the wedding.
Brandee, Jelaine and my good friends over at Distinctive Designs by Tanarah did an amazing job of creating a beautiful, relaxed wedding. Jelaine had the vision and Stephen at Distinctive Designs helped her turn it into reality. Burlap, wild flowers and hand painted signs made this wedding warm and pretty. There...
Recently, I shot an amazingly beautiful and awesomely fun 40th birthday party. The fabulous Tanarah from Distinctive Designs by Tanarah and her team put together this Miami inspired event from start to finish. They did everything from conceptualize the event design to catering - Distinctive Designs is amazing at everything they do and this party was no exception. From a white red-carpet, to sophisticated lounge areas, fire dancers and an entertainment group brought all the way in from South Beach, this party was everything Miami and more!
Since the party was all about the ambiance, here are some of my favorite details from the night:
My second-shooter, Jason, snapped this awesome photo during the fire dancer's big finale.
Love the floral and event design? Head to Tanarah's website at Distinctive Designs by Tanarah to see more of her amazing work!...
A few weeks ago, I received a call from Steven with Distinctive Designs by Tanarah. He called to thank me for the photos I took of their booth at the August fair last year (you can see those bridal fair photos here), and said that they were so thrilled with my images that they'd love for me to cover their booth at the January fair. Knowing that Tanarah and her team are simply AMAZING and come up with the most beautiful, creative and unique floral arrangements and event design, I of course said yes!
Below are a few of my favorite images of the totally ethereal and meticulously designed booth (voted best design at the fair, I might add!) are below:
And here is Tanarah and part of her incredibly awesome and talented team. Not only do they dream up and create beautiful floral design, but they are all super nice people who are so friendly and make you feel like part of the family! Thanks so much for having me capture all of the beautiful arrangements and details you designed!!
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: