Monthly Archives: September 2011

Costa Rica 2009 Revisited | NWA Nature Photographer

Two years ago, I went to Costa Rica on a semester-long study abroad program through Duke University and the Organization for Tropical Studies. While studying tropical biology, I also took a LOT of photos. Today, I’m going back to Costa Rica on my honeymoon! Here are a few images from last time, and I can’t wait to come back with more. I’ve improved a lot over the past couple of years, and hopefully the images will show that. Catch you in a couple of weeks!  

Arin & Michael’s Wedding | NWA Wedding Photographer

A few weeks ago, I shot a small, sweet wedding ceremony and reception at the Garden Room in Fayetteville. Arin and Michael had an intimate, quick ceremony with their children, and the kids had a blast with the smoke machine and disco lights at the reception. Arin even made her own bouquets! It was a small group, but they knew how to have fun. And thanks, Arin and Michael, for being good sports: you didn’t think twice about saying “yes” when I asked you go come out into the rain with me for a few quick photos. Congratulations to the both of you, and good luck with all of those rowdy boys!

Baby Awesome | NWA Newborn Photographer

A couple of weeks ago, I had took my first shot at newborn photography for a lovely couple in Pea Ridge. Quite different from what I’m used to, but it wasn’t too bad! It was short and sweet, and baby Awesome did a great job. At just a couple of weeks old, Awesome held his own and saved his one accident for the very end. Thanks for being a good sport! (And yes, his name really is Awesome!)  

Avril’s Bridal | NWA Bridal Photographer

Today is Avril’s big day, so of course I get to release her bridal images to you! While Avril normally isn’t the “big white dress” type, she handled it well and knew how to smile when she needed to most. In fact, she didn’t even want to do a bridal shoot in the first place. Her gut reaction when seeing them for the first time:
Stephen, that’s awesome!
You’re amazing. I consider myself to be painfully NOT photogenic but that looks great!
Thank you so much ;). I didn’t realize how much they would mean to me until I saw them like that.
Thanks again!!!!
 – Av
I’d call that a success. We shot at the downtown Square in Fayetteville a few weeks ago. Look for her wedding photos soon!  

2011 Washington County Fair

Two weekends ago, I went to the Washington County Fair to take photos for Ozarks Unbound, a local online news publication. I hadn’t been to the fair in as long as I could remember. It was much smaller than I imagined, but I still felt my cholesterol rising the minute I got out of the car. The fair is a great place to people watch, though I’m not sure I’d go again if it weren’t for the sake of taking photos. But fried oreos…delicious! And, of course, I forgot my wide angle lens. Dang!  

Reagan & Reese | NWA Children Photographer

At the end of August, I photographed Reagan and Reese, two energetic 10 month old twin girls. Even though they lasted about 15 minutes, I got more shots than they bargained for! With matching tutus, hair bows, and toothless grins, these girls were a joy to work with.