Weddings Blog

Chante and Daniel’s Little Rock Wedding Photography

Yesterday I posted Chante and Daniel's wedding details. Today it's all about the in-between moments, the portraits, ceremony and reception. Enjoy! Chante and Daniel decided to have a First Look. They were so glad they did! They both said they felt so relaxed afterwards and were thankful for those few quiet moments together. I love how happy Chante looks here! And now for some portraits...

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St. Edwards Wedding – Curran Hall Reception – Chante and Daniel’s Little Rock Wedding

Chante and Daniel were married at St. Edwards Catholic Church in downtown Little Rock. They celebrated their marriage with family and friends at Curran Hall. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and big puffy white clouds. Chante and her team of vendors did an amazing job of creating a beautiful, relaxed and unique wedding. Tanarah is one of my all-time favorite floral designers to work with and I adore what she and her team created for Chante and Daniel's day. I loved the bouquets, the vintage inspired details and old family photos. It was such a beautiful wedding and there were so many wonderful details that I decided to split their wedding post into two! Here are some of my favorite details from the day. The ceremony, portraits and other fun moments will be on the blog tomorrow! Vendor Spotlight: Florals and Event Design: Tanarah Cupcakes and Cake: Blue Cake Company Catering: Simply The Best Reception Hall: Curran Hall Day-of-Wedding-Coordination: Along For The Bride DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment Gown: Low's Bridal...

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Kayla and Luke’s Wedding at OneChurch and Hendrix

Kayla and Luke were married at OneChurch in Conway on St. Patrick's day. The bride and groom were totally relaxed and the day was very calm. When my assistant and I arrived to begin photographing, we found that Kayla and the makeup artist were the only people there. She was glowing and totally happy with a quiet, peaceful morning on the day of her wedding. It was a little rainy and overcast, but that didn't phase Kayla at all. She knew that I would be happy with the cloud cover since we were shooting portraits at high-noon, and I couldn't have asked for a more awesome client at that moment! Luke and his groomsmen arrived an hour later and they, too, were just as calm and collected. OneChurch in Conway has amazing natural light and distressed brick and stucco walls. It was the perfect location for Kayla and Luke's wedding. Here are some of my favorite details, portraits and real moments from their day: Doesn't Kayla make a stunning bride? After Luke's portraits, we headed to the ceremony location for their first look. I knew the day was going to be totally chill when Kayla greeted Luke with a "What's up?!?" as she...

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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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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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Wedding Favorites from 2011

I have super fun, amazing clients and I loved every single one of their weddings last year. It's hard to pick favorites, but I have! Here are a handful of my favorite wedding images from last year:    ...

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