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Happy Mother's Day to all the momma's out there, step-mom's, pseudo mom's, dad's that play mom's role and all those out there who are like mom's to special children in your life.
I just moved my mum from Kansas to Arkansas to be closer to me. I am thrilled to have her here with me on this Mother's Day and feel fortunate this 82 year old witty women is here with me.
Me and my Mum out to breakfast with my husband!
Cassandra is the cutest prego ever. While we did a few different changes, maybe some awkward posing, this cutie never complained once. Cassandra & Jack have been dating since they were 15 years old. They have had hardships test them that no parent should have to go through at such a young age, and here they are, their love and commitment is growing with this baby boy joining the family soon!
“Babies are bits of star-dust ...
...blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” - quote by Larry Barretto
I loved everything about this couple. They truly enjoyed every moment of their morning before, during and after their ceremony. It was private and intimate with only the sounds of nature surrounding them. Congratulations Jerod and Aleshia, I hope this day was everything and more for the two of you. This day where your lives have changed and together you walk side by side from this moment on.
I had the greatest honor of working with this amazing couple, Jerod and Aleshia. This couple is truly eachothers ying and yang. All they knew was they wanted an intimate sunrise wedding. Everything else was just go with the flow, very zen-like. I loved watching them as they truly treasured each moment this morning. This urban couple was very down to earth and we had fun with their photoshoot. Take a look and just click on the photo to see more!
It is always honor when I am asked to capture a wedding. No matter how sophisticated or simple, each and every ceremony matters. Each has their own story and it is important to capture it. Real people with real stories. Meet Jeremy and Kristen, their love started over 10 years ago but their marriage started today. They chose Eureka Springs to get married and wanted to avoid the hoopla of planning a huge event. Simple and small but oh so significant and sacred. A huge congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Sego! Here is to the two of you.
It is a beautiful spring like morning, these kind of mornings fill me with inspiration and movtivation. Love the smell of the earth and the pines that surround our property, the chirping of the birds, the sun rising. And last, a cup of hot coffee! What inspires your day?
Spring is my favorite season and this morning I woke up to a spring like morning. The birds are in full force with their chirping opera. The pines are releasing a scent that reminds me of the forest, and the sun is peaking over hill. I love where we live and when I wake to a morning as glorious as this, I want to share it.
I was going through photos, actual PICTURES and reminiscing of days gone by. Realizing these photos through the years tell a story. I am so glad I still print. I see my grown children and remember them as children, I see my grandchildren and what wonderful little humans they are becoming. This is my tribe, I am theirs and they are mine. This is my story. This is family love. Happy Valentines!
SixtyOn? What on earth is SixtyOn and what does that have to do with photography? Ok, let me explain. For those who know me, you know I am very much a family person. My husband and I who will be married 24 years this year not only supported eachother through raising kids, finishing degrees, working the corporte life, but also eachother's passions. Mine of course being photography and his music. So it is not unusual to see eachother together helping eachother when it is our turn to perform. I am his rode and he often helps carrying my cameras and equipment. We make a pretty good team!
That being said, SixtyOn is my husband Mike Gruning. He was performing at a local bar here in Eureka Springs, AR so I thought why not sharpen my skills and take some photographs of the folks who were gracious enough to allow me to "focus" on them! We had an amazing crowd on a cold icy night. We are celebrating Mardi Gras (as we do every year) here in Eurea Springs, so it was a lovely, colorful, lively evening. Even with that, this crowd, well this crowd they love music!
Remember to always support eachother, help eachother grow and nuture eachother. Show how much you care. Thank you to those who were there and thank you Rowdy Beaver for hiring SixtyOn! Here are some photos to show. Enjoy!
The 2018 Eureka Springs Wedding Guide is now published and available at the Chamber. Why are we humbled and so excited? Our photo made front page! Several other wedding and engagement shoots are also shown throughout the guide. We thank the Eureka Springs Chamber for choosing our photo and our wonderful clients and makes it all possible.
If you are planning to have photos done, whether senior, engagement, wedding, family, it is never to early to book a session or begin dialogue with your photographer. We love to chat with our clients so we can get to know eachother and make sure we are the perfect fit. You know, like two peas in a pod. Don't let you dates slip by you. Call today! 479-244-7824
Want a few updated photos taken? Looking for a great special? Act on our Spring Fling Special. Book while we have available openings. Call today at 479.244.7824.
Being a wedding photographer in Eureka is unique in the sense we photograph large and small weddings. Whether it is on a grand scale or an intimate elopement. We offer different packages that are indicative of each of these types of ceremonies or we can tailor to meet your needs.
We photography seniors, engagements, weddings, portraiture. We look to capture your story throuogh moments and details. We photograph real people with real stories. So don't be intimated to contact us, let us document your day with our photography.
It's a new day, a new year, a new chapter, a new life. Yours to write as you wish as two become one. A new journey as a couple. A new love blossoming and a new story beginning. What will your fairy tale story say? Allow us to tell your story, your love story, your happy ever after.
Book now and receive a discount of 20% off our 2018 rates. Also, if you book ANY wedding package with us, we will do a one hour free engagement session. Call today at 479-244-7824.
Do you know just how much we love seniors? Seniors are ready to fly the coop, they are fearless. So full of life and vitality and we love capturing their stories as they do so. I love working with seniors as they are so full of fun, adventure and hope. Our future generations! So here is to 2018 Seniors! We are offering mini sessions just for you! Call to book today at 479-244-7824.Read More
Peace and joy to you and yours this Christmas season.
I hope your holiday season is merry and bright.
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I am in full Xmas mode, everything around is so festive, how can their be even one bah-humbug human? Send them to me, I will turn them!
This year is the first year in our married life my husband and I are celebrating without our children or grandchildren around. While difficult, I have so much to be thankful for. My husband first who has surprised me with gifts! I say surprise because I usually have him buy me something from a list. I love this guy!!! Also for the inspiring scenery that surrounds me in this beautiful home of ours. These photos are examples of what is right outside my front door. The tall pines that whisper in the wind, the cardinals who sing to me, the deer who visit in the early morning while I am enjoying my first cup of coffee and the silly squirrels who continually amuse me. Yes Santa, I have much to be thankful for.
This time of year also fills my heart as it is a time to rejoice - as a child is born, a child to celebrate by giving, forgiving and peace to all. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11) Oh come let us adore him and adore eachother as we accept one another's faults and differences and enourage and build each other up.
This Christmas, let it be about love and harmony and peace on earth this year and the years to follow.
From our home to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays - however you choose to celebrate.
Susane & Mike
Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. "A child is born". But it is the festivities, the fun, the gathering of familiy and friends. Yes, the holidays are almost upon us and life just gets crazy busy. Schedules conflict, deadlines are missed, shopping is not done. But sometimes to enjoy the moment you just have to go off the grid. Take a moment to breath, meditate, walk. Whatever gets your mojo flowing again in a positive manner.
Not only do I find this helpful, it sparks my creativity. I want capture these personal moments of being "off the grid". Looking through the lens of my camera often times gives me a different perspective. What was my mood? What time of day? Am I in the woods are on a busy street. This photo here was taken after a very busy week of taking my mother to doctor appointments and keeping up with work and life in general. I literally pulled over and looked down this road and thought, sometimes you just need to go off the grid.
Whatever your mechanism is, find it so that you may enjoy the holidays too. Slow down, enjoy the moments and capture it, as it is just a snap shot in time that you will not get back.
Whatever you celebrate, may your holiday be full of love and laughter.
From my home to yours - see you next year. Susane - Owner of Lema Street Photography
Allow me to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Baker of Springfield, MO. This lovely couple decided on romantic Eureka Springs for their wedding destination. They are a fun couple, Samantha a bit more reserved and Mikel a funny outgoing individual. Together they balance eachother and the love they showed during this celebration was undeniable!Read More