Stacey and Burke were married bright and early June 26 at Blue Springs Heritage Center in Eureka Springs. I had not been there before and it is really nice – kind of a hidden gem. It had lots of great photo locations. The folks out there even made Stacey’s bouquet from flowers blooming around the property that morning – how cool is that! The day got hot in a hurry, but the outdoor ceremony in a small garden gazebo was beautiful. We had time to do a nice session around the garden, but the bride and groom made their getaway on a motorcycle, so of course we had to get some fun motorcycle portraits in the parking lot, too. Here are some of my favorites so far:
The wedding ceremony in the garden. You can't tell from this image that its already over 90 degrees at nine in the morning!
There were so many flowers blooming in the garden, I thought I would put them center-stage in a picture or two.
Sometimes you can't tell why a place has the name it does. But this is a very beautiful blue spring at the center of the property.
I had to post this image that Ed took. He doesn't alway get to come with me for a wedding, but I like having him along. He is a great help with equipment, and usually gets a few fun candid shots as well.
I LOVE this image. I had never tried an image like this before, but I think it turned out pretty cool!
I'm a recent PhD graduate at the University of South Florida in Tampa where my research focus was on developing accessible approaches to geology field work for students with disabilities, and Volcano Geophysics. I'm also a professional photographer (www.steeyjoestudio.com) and a board member of the Int. Association for Geoscience Diversity (theIAGD.org).