In 2020, some weddings changed from big gatherings to intimate backyard dinners. Some couples went for more adventure with mountaintop unions. It looks as though 2021 is a continuation of this new wedding trend. I love the fact that the small weddings put more of a focus on the couple and the special details. While […]

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January 6, 2021

Mountain Elopement | Wedding Giveaway

High school sweethearts Gracie and Will planned a beautiful Fall 2020 wedding. Planning began in early months of the year but as we all know, covid had a hand in changing things up. But that didn’t detour them from planning a day they had dreamed of. photography: Arin Hayley Co. venue: Southern Charm Wedding and […]

Bridals, Uncategorized, venues, weddings

December 29, 2020

Southern Charm Wedding

Birth Stories are some of my most favorite memories to capture.  The memories of raw emotion through the labor of birth, and the awakened joy when new parents see their child for the first time.  So when Jennifer and Devin asked me to be present during the birth of their son and first child, Bradley […]

February 28, 2018

Birth Story of Bradley Daniel

Birth stories, Lifestyle

Do you need to tell your family’s story?  I love to capture those real life stories!  It is one of the reasons I became a photographer almost 9 years ago. If I could go back in time to capture those moments with my family while they were still home, I would do it in a […]

Bridals, engagments, family, Lifestyle, Maternity

January 29, 2018

Spring Sessions Marathon

Emerald Park is one of the hidden treasures of North Little Rock, Arkansas.  When Erica contacted me about her December wedding, she mentioned that she was thinking about Petit Jean State Park (one of the most beautiful state parks we have in Arkansas).  So I knew what vision she had in mind but since she […]

Uncategorized, weddings

December 8, 2017

Emerald Park Wedding | Erica and Denny

Hayley + Zach were married on a beautiful, sunny day in September with  beautiful green pastures, blue skies, and a warm breeze! It was the PERFECT fall wedding day!  I have loved getting to know these two throughout their wedding journey.  Their wedding day was an example of how much Zach and Hayley are loved […]

October 30, 2017

Zach + Hayley | Carter Farm Wedding

venues, weddings

Let’s talk about maternity sessions and how important these sessions are.  As the mother who has had this special time in my life 4 times, I now see the importance of capturing such a fleeting moment in time. There were times that I felt as though I looked like a beached whale.  As time has […]

Maternity

February 17, 2017

Emerald Park | Paige and Heath Maternity

For the last 2 years, I have heard so much about how magical the lighting is in California.  I had dreamed of maybe one day shooting there but really didn’t think that dream would ever come true until one day on facebook, I saw where my friend Laura Hernandez was having her first workshop.  I […]

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February 4, 2017

Monterey Workshop by Laura & Rachel

Southern Wedding Photographer’s  guide to the perfect engagement session with your wedding photographer. DO WE REALLY NEED ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS? One of my biggest goals as a wedding photographer is to improve the overall experience of my couples.  That is why I automatically include engagement sessions with all of my credit base wedding packages.   There […]

March 25, 2016

What every couple should know about engagement sessions

engagments, personal, Uncategorized

Film photography is my new obsession.  Two-three years ago, my inspiration photographer and friend  Julie Paisley started shooting film.  I fell in love with her work all over again but I didn’t realize it was because of film.  I really thought it was a new way she was editing so I decided to try it […]

personal, styled shoots, weddings

January 21, 2016

Film Photography – a new adventure