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Leslie and Drew’s Wedding

First off, I feel really bad about how long it has taken me to get some previews on the blog. Typically I have some “teaser” images up a few days after the wedding! So without further delay, on with the post. Leslie and Drew were married at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers, Arkansas on October 16th. It was a lovely ceremony and Leslie and her bridesmaids looked gorgeous (it’s nice when you are a hair stylist with talented friends). The reception was held at the Rogers Elk’s Lodge and was a combination Reception / Razorback watch party with a dance floor, banquet tables and a live band on one end of the room and big TV’s and a cash bar on the other end for watching the game. Guest migrated from one side to the other throughout the party which made for a lively atmosphere. Here are some of my favorite images so far:


This is on the window ledge of one of the stained glass windows at the church.

The ceremony.

Ha ha - Sometimes its hard being a little brother!

The new Mr. and Mrs. Mayer

A beautiful fall bouquet.

The first dance.

This image has all the elements I want in a bouquet-toss picture: smiling bride, bouquet in the air, and eager girls waiting to make the catch!

The bubble send-off.



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Heather and Rob’s Wedding

Heather and Rob were married in a private ceremony on October 1st, 2010. The ceremony took place in the backyard of the bride’s parent’s house in Springdale. It was a pretty fall evening shared with family and close friends.  After the ceremony, we were all treated to some fantastic steaks grilled by the bride’s father – yum! The couple also hosted a public reception the next day. Here are some of my favorites so far:

I love getting cool ring pictures and I really like this one. I don't know what this plant was, but it was growing on the fence and had big beautiful flowers. Of course, I end up using the spikey seed pods instead!


Heather and Rob wanted a simple backyard ceremony with immediate family and close friends.

The happy couple

There was a big empty field behind the house, so we used it for a few portraits after the ceremony.

Playing around with the setting sun as a background.



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Arkansas vs. Bama Tailgating Party

This past weekend was a big one for the Arkansas Razorbacks (as anyone with a TV and even a vague interest in football was aware of). The folks at Cox Communications, the official game day sponsors, asked me to take pictures at their Tailgating party hosted at Georges Majestic Lounge. It was a great event and featured live music, giveaways, door prizes and loads of awesome food provided by Southern Hospitality catering.  There were even custom beverages like “Bloody Tides” and “Wooo Pig Sooies” available at the bar. A great time was had by all!

Cox Communications threw a great party! These are some of the foam footballs used as party favors.

Cute cupcakes with a great message. I guess we should have taken some over to the stadium for the football team 😉

Having a great time at the tailgating party!

Just a little of the fantastic spread from Southern Hospitality. There was also just about every kind of meat typically associated with tailgating cook-outs. Yum!

Folks not from Arkansas may wonder what kind of strange ritual is going on in this picture, but locals know you have to call the Hogs before a big game. WOOOO PIG SOOOIE, Razorbacks!