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Wagar Family | NWA Family Portrait Photographer

Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve updated this. Things have been a bit hectic around here, with some big life changes and an unexpectedly busy start to the new year. I’ve got a lot of backlogged posts, so I’m going to try to get some up regularly for the next few weeks and catch up. Here are some photos from a family shoot I did last fall at the Tanyard Creek nature trail in Bella Vista, AR. Fun family!   Images (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (12)

Help-Portrait NWA 2012

On December 8th, I took part once again in one of my favorite charities: Help-Portrait! Photographers don’t have many opportunities to directly give back to their community using their skills, but this event is perfect for us. Each year, globally, photographers and other volunteers get together to donate portraits to those in need. You can see my posts from the 2010 and 2011 event in Fayetteville if you haven’t already. This year, ladies from the Paul Mitchell beauty school came and donated hair and make-up services, Tyson donated a LOT of chicken, and Arvest Bank donated a huge grill and team to cook it all! Thanks also to Root Elementary School (my childhood alma mater) for letting us take over the school that day. It was a wonderful event. Warm and fuzzies all around. If you’re intersted in more information, please contact me! We’ll have a high school seniors event this spring, and another big event next December. We always need a few extra hands. Image by NWA Commercial Photographer Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (8)

Beth & Chris | NWA Wedding Photographer

Wow! It’s been a VERY busy month, and I can’t believe it’s been so long since I updated this blog! If you’re keeping up with my Facebook page, you’re probably much more up to date. Today’s post will feature Beth and Chris’s awesome wedding at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable in September! Small, short, and sweet. It was my first time to shoot at Bell Gable, and I love it. Many people don’t like shooting there because inside the chapel is very small and dark, which isn’t exactly the perfect situation for cameras. But you gotta do what you gotta do! Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer Ironside Photography. Beth and Chris's wedding at St. Catherine's at Bell Gable. (22)

Dean Jones and the Walton College of Business | NWA Commercial Photographer

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been doing some shoots for the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. You might have seen my images of the former dean on the cover of the alumni magazine here. But now there’s a new dean–Dean Jones! He’s a fun guy to be around, and seems to genuinely care about his students. Here are a few shots of him, along with some from the Walton College’s newly remodeled atrium. These images and more should make it into the fall alumni magazine. Image by NWA Commercial Photographer Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (14)

Christina & Alvaro | NWA Wedding Photographer

Well hi, there! It’s been crazy around here, and I haven’t had much time to update my blog. So, today, I’m writing some posts that you should see over the next couple of weeks. Today’s features images from a wedding from July that I never got around to blogging! Christina and Alvaro came from California to get married at the Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista and had their reception at the Fayetteville Town Center. This was my first Latino wedding, so the extra events such as the “snake dance,” as well as when the guys throw the groom in the air three times, were just icing on the delicious cake. Congrats again, Christina and Alvaro, and best wishes to you both! Ironside Photography - Northwest Arkansas Wedding Photographer (30)

Office Plants for DK Designs | NWA Commercial Photographer

A while back, I did a shoot for DK Design LLC, a local landscaping/fine gardening company, for an article written for Arkansas Gardener magazine‘s July/August issue by the company’s owner, Daniel Keeley. He had some different types of indoor plants set up in his office, and, appropriately, the article was about office plants. Here are a few of the images from that shoot, as well as some scans from the magazine. I always love working on editorial shoots, even if it just involves plants! Image (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (7)

LeAnne & Aaron | NEA Wedding Photographer

A couple of months ago I shot LeAnne and Aaron’s wedding in Jonesboro, Arkansas. You might have seen their engagements or LeAnne’s bridals in earlier posts–and now it’s time for the wedding! The held the ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Jonesboro, with the reception a couple of blocks away at The Station. Such a great evening for a great couple. Congrats again, guys! Image (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (21)

Beth’s Bridals | NWA Wedding Photographer

Wow! I’ve been waiting anxiously to share these awesome bridals with you for weeks. Beth and Chris tied the knot this afternoon, so now they’re fair game. Beth, who I’ve worked with for a couple of years shooting events and other things for the Walton Arts Center, wasn’t planning on doing a bridal shoot at all — but we made it happen! We shot these at the new Arsaga’s coffee shop location off of Dickson Street in Fayetteville, then walked over to the courtyard in front of the Walton Arts Center where the Stickworks sculptures from this year’s Artosphere events were still up.  Image (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (8)