Oozing of happy - Jazmine & Matthew

I had the opportunity of photographing an elopement at a cabin along Beaver Lake just outside of Eureka Springs, AR. Of course I had chatted with the bride on several occasions but had yet to meet her. Once I arrived at the location and she opened the door to the cabin, welcomed me and my assistant in, my first thoughts were happy. This gal just oozes with happiness. I instantly wanted to capture HAPPY! She and her now husband Matthew just laughed and smiled at each other sharing a connection that you knew they were meant to be. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brown, our happy couple.

When Life Throws You Lemons

I have attended many weddings as a guest, photographer and even in them. I have yet to attend one where is was perfect. Everything ends up being fine, but at that moment, when nerves are heightened and emotions are flying, it seems like a huge deal. Life is throwing lemons at you. What do you do? Make lemonade of course! The point I am getting to is you can only control how you react to a situation. Don't let it consume you in a negative way, turn it around or let it go.  

This is especially important in these huge life moments when you are getting married.  As a photographer I have found flowers, a garter, wiped tears, fixed hair, cleaned mud off a flower girl with my scarf, etc. At the end of the day, it was all ok. Why? Because I was able to put my counseling hat (a prerequisite to being a photographer) and pretty much preach this. At the end of the day, we laugh and enjoy a glass of lemonade.   

Enjoy this montage of short video clips on flower girls gone rogue. You are guaranteed to laugh.  https://www.facebook.com/PresentsByHowlers/videos/191656971510602/?from=watch_upsell_cta&video_id=191656971510602