New Mexico Adventure Engagement Session // Jason + Liz by April Walsh

Jason and Liz are from Kansas City and getting married there next year. Their favorite thing to do together is travel so they wanted to do something special for their engagements. Jason’s family is from Las Cruces and he wanted to run around some of his favorite spots.

White Sands is probably one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen in person. I kept waiting for Will Smith to pop up dragging an alien across the desert! (anyone catch the Independence Day reference? ha)

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Barn at the Springs Wedding // Hayden + Savannah by April Walsh

Savannah, what do you love most about Hayden? I love how Hayden can always make me enjoy life. He is funny and easy going. I tend to get stressed easily and he is quick to make me laugh and relax.


Hayden, what do you love most about Savannah? Hayden said he everything about me. Haha! Really though, he says he likes my driven personality. I guess I am a go getter!


We were both raised in Fayetteville, High school sweethearts. Both went to U of A. I teach 2nd grade and he is a Walmart supplier for Kimberly Clark.


What memory stands out most to you from your wedding day? Our 11 minute ceremony. With rain threatening a down pour at any second we were still determined to get married outside. The ceremony was so fast but beyond perfect! Sweet and simple like us! And thankfully the rain held off until after cocktail hour.


Advice for future couples? Invite all your friends!! It makes the whole thing so much more exciting celebrating with all those you love!

Hayden said soak up every minute! It goes by SO fast!

How was your experience with me? Beyond amazing!! You was everything we hoped for and more. From the beginning you were easy to work with and quickly became a friend! You helped make us feel comfortable and excited to take pictures! Our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are something we will cherish forever and we are so grateful for your work!


Vendors

Photographer- Freckled Fox Photography

Videographer- Hailey Merlo
Planner/Coordinator- Wed By Meg Megan Carpenter

Wedding Cake-Harps mission and crossover
Caterer- Marketplace Grill
Wedding Dress- She Said Yes
Suits-Mr Tux
Wedding Rings- Helzberg Diamonds

Jewelry-Whites Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses- Azazie
Rentals- Eventures

Music-Violin and Cello Greta Lane and Jayne Jostad

DJ- DJ Derrick

Makeup- Crown Beauty Bar

Hair- Rachel Foshe and Jamie Linn


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!