Fort Smith Family Photos // Johnson Fam by April Walsh

Johnna is another local photographer and I was honored when she asked me to document her family. We got to spend some time in their newly renovated home and they showed me a few of their favorite local spots. These photos sure didn’t help my dog fever ha!

Matt Lane Farm Wedding // Jacob + Ali by April Walsh

Ali, what do you love most about Jacob? He is always worrying about me and the people he loves; he’s a protector. He wants the best for me, his family, and his friends and you can feel that. There is never a moment I don’t feel the love. He is the best partner and friend. We’re a team in everything we do. 

Jacob, what do you love most about Ali? I love the way you love me and your love for our life together.  Your loving heart and adventurous soul keeps me on my toes and I’m always looking to spend the next day with you.  I also think you’re a hot ass dog mom. DMILF

What memory stands out to your most about your wedding day? The thing I remember the most from the day is the feeling I had. I thought I would be nervous but I felt so at peace....despite my continuous crying...they were happy tears lol. 

Advice to other couples? Just let things be! Everything is going to work out and as long as y’all end up married it’s going to be the best day ever. We never stressed throughout the planning process..we just let things kind of fall in to place and it made that time in our lives so much more lighthearted. That is the mentality I had going in to the wedding day too and it made all the difference.

How was your experience with Freckled Fox? April is the best decision I made besides my groom :) she made the whole process so easy and fun. April is such a genuine person and I could feel that from the moment I met her. Not only was she a serious light throughout the engagement period and the wedding, she captured the most beautiful photos of us. Her photos are everywhere in our house because they were too good to choose just a few! Bonus, she’ll give you the best wedding day back scratches!


VENDORS

Photographer: Freckled Fox Photography

Videographer: Jessica Whalen films

Caterer: Wicked Wood Fired Pizza Truck

DJ: Brock Entertainment

Photobooth: BrightBooths 

Florist: Stems by Em

Wedding dress: Pronovias, from Patsys Bridal Boutique in Dallas 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell

Wedding Cake: Cake Occasions

Hair: Jordan Noelle

Makeup: Makeup with Pa

Brick Ballroom Wedding // Nick + Haley by April Walsh

Venue: The Brick Ballroom- Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Caterer: Edibles by Zoe

Wedding dress: The White Dress Boutique

Suits: GenTux

Rings: The Diamond Center

Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie

Haley, What do you love most about Nick? That’s so tough!! I think just how much fun we have together. We’ve been best friends since 7th grade, but he just makes the day to day mundane things so fun. He’s always trying to find different ways to make me laugh.

Nick, What do you love most about Haley? I love that I can be completely myself around her and how much fun we have doing random little things. She just makes me so happy every single day.

What memory stands out most to you from your wedding day? I think what stands out the most was our first look. We both remember being so nervous but so excited and the minute we saw each other those nerves completely went away and the rest of the day was just full of excitement. I was really hesitant to do a first look because I wanted the first time he saw me to be walking down the aisle, but the first look didn’t take away from that at all!

Advice for future couples? Literally everyone says this but take time to focus on all of the people around you who are there loving and supporting you, and your spouse, and to just soak the day in because it goes by so fast. Also, anytime you can sneak away just the two of you even if just for a few minutes, do it!

How was your experience with me? April was seriously amazing, my best choice for the whole wedding!! She just made us and our families and friends feel so comfortable and at ease. She made the day go by so smoothly and remembered all of the pictures that we wanted. The pictures are absolutely stunning and even better than I could have imagined!

Hilltop Elopement // Todd + Taylor by April Walsh

Todd and Taylor decided to have a small ceremony on the hilltop overlooking his grandmother’s house. Taylor wore her grandmother’s wedding dress from the 1920’s and the entire day was all about family. Everyone was so emotional all day and when Taylor read vows to Todd’s daughter, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Make your day your own and do what makes you happy.

Todd, What do you love most about Taylor?

“I love the way that you inspire me to be the best version of myself that I can be.”

Taylor, What do you love most about Todd?

“What a hard question! There is a lot to love in someone like Todd. He is kind hearted and I’ve never met a man so willing to put others needs before himself. He is truly selfless and that is a beautiful quality! From day one, that was the biggest stand-out characteristic.”

What memory stands out most to you from your wedding day?

The venue stands out the most to both of us!! What an incredible view of Arkansas. Not only was it a special location for my husband, but also my husband’s daughter and that was important to me.

Advice for future couples?

Do what you want how you want. Have the wedding that you and your spouse want to have, not what will please everyone else. If you are concerned with budget, be frugal. There is no handbook of life that says you have to cater to your guests needs. Talk about A LOT OF PRESSURE. It’s about you and your spouse and maybe that means getting married on top of a hill with no WiFi, limited friends, immediate family, and maybe you are only eating cake! Who cares? Do you!

How was your experience with April?

Our experience with April was great! April was attentive and creative. She was very professional and we had zero worries about trusting her to capture one of the most special days of our lives.

Wedding Cake- Harps Bakery
Wedding Dress - A family heirloom
Suits - JC Penneys
Wedding Rings/Jewelry - Helzburg Diamonds
Bridesmaid Dresses - Banana Republic
Rentals - Intents Party Services

Photographers Workshop // Wildlings Springfield, MO by April Walsh

After teaching a few mentorships to fellow photographers, I really learned how much I loved sharing my knowledge and helping others find their individual path. I organized a one day workshop in Springfield, MO with some help from a few of my favorite local vendors.

Wildlings Workshop- @wildlingsworkshop @freckledfoxphotography
Venue and food- The Co-Op Venue @thecoopvenue 
Wedding Gowns- Joon Bridal @joonbridal 
Florals- Samantha’s Garden @samanthas_garden 
Paper Goods- Paper Supply Co @paper_supply_co 
Hats- Sing Hat Co @singhatcompany 
Orin’s Suit- Menguin @menguintux 
Tablescape and Tent Lounge Decor- Moon City Vintage @mooncityvintage 
Photographer Table Goblets- Pretty Old Stuff @prettyoldstuffnwa 

Models:
Hanno Riak @h_riak 
Orin Redwood @oredwood
Julia Zukus- @julesssverne 
Hank- @hankmmls
Tanja Heffner- @tanjaheffner 
Caroline Starr- @carolinestarr25 
Kaylyn Henderson- @pulleyproductions
Rich Henderson- @gettich7

Here are a few of my favorite frames!