I owe Matt a huge debt of gratitude. When I was posting on Instagram, looking to travel and shoot weddings, he shared my information with Candace and Elliot, who ended up booking and flying me to Arkansas, which was an incredible trip. I offered to do a shoot for Matt and his wife to try and say thank you for sending such an awesome couple my way, and they ended up being just as amazing! They took me to Crystal Bridges, which is a art museum with tons of awesome trails to explore and wander around in. They pretty much became my tour guides and gave me completely on point recommendations about where to eat and what to do. I am so grateful to this pair and so glad I got to meet Matt and Snow White-I mean, Amber.
When Candace and Elliot contacted me about shooting their wedding in Arkansas, my first thought was "Whoa, I forgot Arkansas existed". As it turns out, Arkansas is totally a hidden gem and is so gorgeous. Bentonville is home to the first Wal-Mart and straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to visit, not to mention be able to be a part of Candace and Elliot's big day (and weekend).
Candace and Elliot were a complete joy to be around. While the weekend was filled with loud and hilarious stories of Elliot, dubbed by all he loves as "The Mouth of the South", the quiet way he looks at Candace, in total awe, was beautiful to watch. Candace is totally gorgeous inside and out. Her kind heart immediately shines through and she is clearly adored by everyone who meets her. These two are total firecrackers and a constant bundle of laughs. The joy they bring to each other and everyone around them is infectious and I am excited to see where life takes them.
Thank you so much, Candace and Elliot. You two are a total joy and I feel blessed to have been a part of your union!
Also, I think I may just require all the future weddings I shoot to be bow-tie only and have a set of fake mustaches handy.