Ellis + Kristen // Iceland Destination Wedding

With marriage being one of life’s greatest adventures, why not make your wedding one of your life’s greatest adventures?

I imagine this is what went through Kristen and Ellis’ head thinking ahead to this day. But we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. Let’s rewind to the backstory.

Ellis and Kristen had been friends for a little while through work and mutual friends. Kristen has always wanted to backpack up to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and Ellis mentioned wanting to go as well. As this dream turned into concrete plans, the plans turned into first dates of training for the climb. Nothing was official in their relationship until after their trip when Ellis asked if they should date. I’m assuming that a few other events likely happened in between, but now our story resumes here. In Iceland. With nearly 30 of Kristen and Ellis’ favorite humans.

This whole wedding trip was so personalized and unique to Ellis and Kristen and their desire to spend purposeful time with friends and family. We were able to take several day trips as a group, go hiking, swimming, having a great dip off (who could make the best dip), worshiping together at our nice cottage, exploring Reykjavik, and chasing waterfalls. This three day wedding adventure was concluded with a nice dinner at the harbor.

All this feels like a wonderful reunion. Spending so much quality time with these people made these old and new friends feel like family. So happy for these sweet newlyweds. Words and photos can’t capture all of the beauty of God’s creation and His workings in the lives of these two, but it can show a whole lot of the magic. And that’s enough for me.

Here we go.

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Kena & Sheridan Wedding – The Silos Barn

Kena and Sharidan were married at the beautiful Silos barn in Bono, Arkansas in on a chilly December day. These two have hearts of gold and hanging out with their friends and family was a joy. Being around such a strong and loving family is truly inspiring. :)

Congratulations Kena and Sheridan!


Bethany & Joshua at Pangburn Wedding Barn

These two are the real deal. Bethany was a part of my first post-college friend group and has always been a wonderful and encouraging friend. I met Joshua a bit later, but he’s always been kind and compassionate, equally grounded and focused on his goals and in the Lord. Bethany and Josh are both incredibly talented artists as well, and this was represented quite well through the wedding decor and small touches.

I’m looking forward to seeing where life leads these two friends. I’m sure it will be filled with many adventures. :) Congratulations Bethany & Josh!


Kelsi & Robert Married!

Kelsi and Robert are married! These two are some of the most kind, loving, caring people that I know and it was a blessing tell this little story of theirs. :) The wedding was at the beautiful Meadow on the Mountain venue in Atkins, Arkansas. The views were stunning there, the faces smiley, and the love and ladybugs very abundant. ;)

Congrats Kelsi and Robert! ❤

2nd shooter: Angelo Felix
Videography: Keith Moore of The Creative Team
Florist: Kathy’s Flowers and Gifts
Coordinator: Taylor Farris
DJ – Chris Boren


Lindy & Kellen – Church Street Station Wedding

Lindy and Kellen had a beautiful wedding at Jonesboro’s Church Street Station. Their wedding incorporated what is most important to them–their friends and family, communion and Jesus being incorporated in this event, and vows to be together forever. Lindy and Kellen are wonderful for each other and are both so full of personality and love for life and the people around them.

This was their day. Congratulations Lindy and Kellen! ❤


Hot Springs Chapel & Barn at Lost Creek Wedding – Hitee & Casey

This was such a fantastic day. I always love spending time with couples who love life and love each other. Hitee and Casey definitely fall in that category and their wedding day was filled with so much laughter, killer dance moves, and so many wonderful memories.

The ceremony was at the beautiful Garvan Garden’s Anthony Chapel and then for the reception we went over to The Barn at Lost Creek. Both wonderful places! Since Hitee and Casey are super great and always up for some extra adventure, we finished up the portraits toward the end of the night with some starry sky pictures. :)

Here are my favorites from the wedding! Thanks Hitee and Casey for having me along! :) Also, thanks to Abby Tran for 2nd shooting with me.

Ceremony: Garvan Woodland Gardens
Reception: The Barn at Lost Creek
Hair: Levi Walters
Makeup: Angela Alexander
Catering: Sweet Tooth Catering
DJ: DjMercer / John Cooley


Hanna & Luke Married!

This is Hanna and Luke. These two are fun loving and charismatic, always bringing smiles to anyone their lives touch. And now they’re Mr. and Mrs. Smith! I’ve known Hanna and Luke for quite a few years now, so this wedding was extra special to me. I was Luke’s housemate through the beginning stages of these two becoming a thing, and it’s been a real joy seeing these two friends of mine grow closer together, finally leading to this day. Wishing all the best to Hanna and Luke on their big adventure together. Congratulations, friends. <3

Venue: The Wedding Barn
Hair: Rock Salon and Spa
Makeup: Hayley Barker
Catering: The Mixing Bowl
Coordinator: Mirti Murray
Flowers: Corner Florist


Bethanie & Seth Married!

These two wonderful humans (sometimes referred to as Sethanie) are married! It was such a pleasure spending the day with these two for their wedding festivities. We started out with getting ready at their house, finished getting ready and portraits/ceremony at Downtown Church of Christ, then finished up at the pretty Robbins Sanford Grand Hall in downtown Searcy.

Se excited to finally see these two married! Here are a few of my favorite moments from their wedding.

Big thanks to Ashel Parsons for 2nd shooting with me, as well as these vendors:
Reception Venue: Robbins Sanford
Flowers: Weddings by Karen
Catering: Lea Ann Tyler
Cake extraordinaire: Rachel Marshall
Makeup/hair stylist: Kylie Koeneke


Reba & Grant — Paragould Backyard Wedding

Reba and Grant have become very near and dear to my heart. I met these two at Grant’s sister Katie’s wedding a bit over a year ago. Reba is the energetic and spunky side of the relationship and Grant is the more reserved, calm, and collected side. They’re the best of humans. :) I loved spending the wedding day with these two, but it was also half sad that it was the last photographic adventure that we would have for a little while.

Since rain always seems to follow Reba (which is good luck, right?), we had a bit of rain during this day too, but similarly to the engagement session and bridal session, the rain held off when it mattered and made for some cool weather and dynamic lighting. 👌

Without further ado, here is the beautiful wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Howe! ❤

Hair: Marty Thompson
Makeup: Stephanie Parker
Flowers: Leslie Baker
Lettering: Abbey Pinkston
Catering: Dark Side Catering
Cake: Amanda Akins
DJ: Rich Christian