I’m not quite sure how I’m lucky enough to get to work with the sweetest, most gorgeous couples in Arkansas, but I do. Jessi and Matt have the kind of connection that makes my job photographing them quite easy- every image is filled with emotion- a natural, comfortable embrace that gives you a glimpse of who they are together. We met up early one Sunday morning, at a small country lake. I’d been toying with the idea of using my rarely used blue canoe for an engagement shoot- and when I suggested it to Jessi, she was excited to give it a try. Matt had proposed to her on a boat in the middle of a lake, so it was a perfect reminder of that moment. I was so happy once we started shooting, to see how easy and comfortable they were in front of the camera. The canoe gave the images a romantic feel- that they were right from the movie “The Notebook”.
Matt and Jessi had their first date on a park bench in Equador, as they were on a dental mission trip. So when I found this park bench nestled in the trees, I thought it would be a great second location to shoot at. I had such a great time with these two- I’m excited to photograph their wedding next summer in Little Rock!