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Arin Photography

Wedding and Portrait Photography by Arin

Wedding and portrait photography wasn't my goal when I started this business almost 7 years ago.   But I did have a young daughter that was always with me that I did dream of making this a mother/daughter team with.  At the time, Arin was only 11 when I put her first DSLR camera in her hand.  I myself had just learned how to shoot manually so this was like the "blind leading the blind" into the photography world.  Well, little did I know that it was so much easier for a kid to learn manual mode than it was for an adult that had shot automatic for 30 years. Even though Arin wasn't physically shooting at my portrait sessions, she was always with me so she got to see how sessions...

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Film Photography – a new adventure

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 with my digital images.  No matter what I did, my images weren't having the same tone as hers (I could never achieve her awesomeness).  And then in October of 2014, Julie shot my daughter's wedding in film and I got to watch her in action with film (never mind that I have attended at least 5 workshops of hers and seen her in action every time).  So when she offered a film workshop at her...

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Marylake Camelite – Erin’s Film Bridals

Marylake Camelite Monastery was the perfect location for Erin's Bridals!  When we were trying to come up with a location that best fit Erin's dress and vision, I immediately thought of the lighting at Marylake.  And the sun did not disappoint us that day. I am finally getting Erin's film Bridals posted and I couldn't be more excited about how they look.  I have slowly been implementing film into my wedding galleries this year and I am so pleased that my brides are noticing the difference between film and digital, and how much they are appreciating the beauty of film! Erin along with her mother and sister, met me at Marylake late one afternoon and when we realized that we needed a place to change because the monastery was closed for prayer,...

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Ashley-Alexander House Wedding

The weather in Arkansas can be unpredictable in October but there couldn't have been a more perfect day at the Ashley-Alexander House in Scott on October 17, 2015.  A perfect day for the perfect couple, Todd and Erin.  They were married with friends and family as witnesses and a Southern pecan orchard as a backdrop. Todd and Erin met in 2009 when both were freshman at Arkansas State University.  They became friends but they had a connection like no one else.  Todd moved back to Missouri in 2010 but they never lost contact.   Finally in July 2014 they reconnected for good on September 23, 2014  which happen to be Erin's grandparents 71st wedding anniversary, Erin and Todd began dating.    By Thanksgiving, Todd was ready to ask Erin to marry him.  So on...

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St. Rose Catholic Church Wedding

Tyler and Morgan were married at Morgan's childhood church, St. Rose Catholic Church in her hometown of Carlisle, Arkansas. I didn't grow up in the town of Carlisle, but I did marry into it.  And one of the first families that I got to know was the Schafers.   In our small farming community, generational farming families all know one another especially when our children were the same age.  Oh and Morgan'e mother taught my kids in elementary school so growing up in a small community helps to solidify those relationships. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to have a bride and her family trust the "local" girl to capture such a special day not only once but twice for them.  I captured Morgan's sister Emily's wedding last February and...

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