I recently had the opportunity to hit the road and create a portrait series for the latest issue of Arkansas Wild Magazine. The upcoming issue, entitled Legends & Young Guns, profiles individuals in Arkansas who are extremely active and experienced in areas of outdoor sports and conservation. Today, I'm sharing the portrait series here on the blog. Enjoy!
Congratulations to Hunter and Lesley. These two recently celebrated their wedding in Downtown Rogers. Their celebration was spread out over the course of two days, beginning with a small, intimate ceremony held in a beautiful and historic old church. After a few pictures together, the couple joined their wedding guests at Levi's Gastrolounge and Low Bar for dinner and dancing. The celebration continued Saturday night with a larger celebration for extended family friends held at Ozark Beer Company. The original plan was to setup outside but due to cold temperatures, the kind folks at Ozark Beer decided to rearrange their entire space to accommodate everyone indoors. This was of course no small task, but the results were incredible. This was my last wedding for the year and definitely one of my all-time favorites.
Thanks to everyone for another wonderful year of weddings and enjoy the photos.
I'm convinced that you cannot live in Northwest Arkansas and not hear about The Preacher's Son, a fairly new restaurant and bar concept from the brilliant minds of The Ropeswing Group. The atmosphere is beautifully dramatic, yet homey and subtle. And the food...well the food is downright delicious. (You may recall a recent blog post for Food and Farm Magazine recipe for a salad that I couldn't stop eating.) Executive Chef Matt Cooper and his well-trained and good natured kitchen staff use locally sourced ingredients and insane amounts of creativity to create dishes as delicious to eat as they are beautiful to look at. I recently had the opportunity to hang out in the kitchen and create some images for the restaurant and today, I'm sharing a few of my favorites. Enjoy.
For full menu and hours, visit The Preacher's Son website.
I recently had the opportunity to work on a publication project for Susan Schadt Press out of Memphis Tennessee. The project, a book chronicling the history and newly revitalized Shelby Farms Park, was recently completed and published. A couple weeks ago, I attended (and participated in) a book signing/launch event, a first for me as a photographer and as a living/breathing human. The finished product looks amazing and I am truly honored to be included in such a talented group of collaborators. Book design by DOXA.