Recent Work

Garrett & Tiffany |Gorgeous Rustic Wedding | Charleston, Arkansas

I had the wonderful privileged of being able to capture Garrett & Tiffany’s Gorgeous Rustic Wedding in my home town of Charleston, Arkansas.  It was a beautiful day and made for wonderful photos of this super sweet couple. Tiffany and Garrett have known each other since High School and had been friends for years but only started dating a year before their big day.  They knew that they were it for each other and got engaged around Christmas and started planning their May wedding day. There wedding day was made up of lots of sweet moments and lots of family and friends around to help.  The bride and bridesmaids got ready at Tiffany’s parents house and enjoyed a morning full of lots of laughter and reruns of Disney movies! 🙂           Tiffany was just gorgeous in her mermaid dress with low cut back.  It worked perfectly […]

Bride and Groom

Gorgeous Bride and Groom

Fun Literary Theme Wedding – Fort Smith, Arkansas

Well hi again, everyone! Let’s give it up for one fabulous couple, who just so happen to be newlyweds. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Megan and Beau Riggs! I absolutely loved photographing Meagan and Beau’s wedding on March 6th at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas.     I met Meagan and Beau for the first time when I took their engagement photos at Boreham Library at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith and we hit it off right away.  They are such a fun, laid back couple that is always laughing and just enjoying being together. Their wedding day was perfect and showed off their literary theme wonderfully.   I wish Megan and Beau many years of love and happiness!!

Best of 2015 Wedding Photography – Whoo! What a year! – Arkansas and Oklahoma Wedding Photography

Whoo! What a year! It has been such an awesome and busy year for weddings and I have loved each and every one of my brides and grooms.  A big THANKS to each of you for choosing me to be a part of your special day! 2015 – 18 Weddings – over 3,150 wedding related miles! Here is a recap of some of my favorite Arkansas Wedding Photography and Oklahoma Wedding Photography images of 2015 If you are interested in learning more about wedding photography by Life’s Etchings Photography, just contact us here.


Fantasy Wedding, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Jessica and Brent’s Fantastic Fantasy Wedding! – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Jessica and Brent’s fantastic fantasy wedding is one that I will never forget! When Jessica and Brent contacted me earlier this year and let me know they were having a Lord of the Rings theme wedding, I was so excited! From their engagement session at Terra Studios, Jessica’s bridal session at Fort Smith’s River Front Park, to their beautiful wedding at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable all were styled to match their wedding theme.   Jessica’s bridal session is one of my all time favorites with her gorgeous wedding dress and fairy wings and a beautiful fall day. Jessica’s dress was actually modeled after Drew Barrymore’s dress in the movie Ever After.  She knew as soon as she saw it that it was the perfect dress for her.  She had it custom made and it tuned out beautifully! Their wedding ceremony took place at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable which […]

Nancy and John’s Beautiful Arkansas Wedding | Booneville, Arkansas

Well hi again, everyone! Let’s give it up for one amazing couple, who just so happen to be newlyweds. Congratulations Nancy and John! I absolutely loved photographing Nancy and John’s wedding on September 26 in Booneville, Arkansas. I met Nancy and John for the first time to discuss their wedding plans and when I took their engagement photos at Janet Huckabee’s Nature Center, we hit it off.  They are the sweetest couple and constantly laugh together. Their wedding day was beautiful. Various shades of Purple and White with a variety of flowers made the day absolutely perfect! I wish (couple’s names) many more years of love and happiness!!   Nancy and John’s Beautiful Arkansas Wedding – Booneville, Arkansas

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Intimate Bride & Groom Photography - Avondale - Bentonville, Arkansas

Fun & Unique Bentonville Arkansas Summmer Wedding

I’m so glad you could stop by!  I can’t wait to show you this fun & unique Summer wedding in Bentonville, Arkansas! I am honored to announce Levi & Nicole’s wedding and share a snippet of their wedding photos on my blog.   Their wedding was so much fun and I was sad when it was all over!   I got to spend the whole day with Nicole and her super fun bridesmaids and I loved getting to know them and seeing what fun they all have together. They chose to have their wedding at Avondale in Bentonville, Arkansas and it was a perfect location.  If you are looking for an all inclusive wedding location then they are definitely one you should go visit.  I was very impressed.  Their cake was included in their package and check out how awesome it was!   Every detail that they worked into their […]

Beautiful Beaver Lake Maternity Session, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Woohoo! It’s a girl! Neha and Rohit are officially expecting a little lady to join their family. The little bundle of cuteness is set to arrive in just 4 short weeks. Like most moms in their final trimester, she is counting down the days until her beautiful baby girl is welcomed into our world!

Mom and Dad to be on the shores of beaver lake at sunset

Photography Tips for Everyday Use

Even if your not a professional photographer, everyone can capture their special moments in their life each day with a little practice and determination.  A single photo can speak a 1000 words and some day you may need each one to look back on those wonderful moments in your life. One way to get focused and in the habit of taking photos each day is to take on the 365 day challenge.  This is basically a challenge to capture and post 1 photo for each day for an entire year.  Though this can be very challenging, it can be very rewarding too.  Another option would be to take on a 52 week challenge instead of a daily challenge, which suits some peoples schedules better.

Dylan at MASM

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon and Kinsey Biggs

Beautiful Tulsa Christmas Wedding – Brandon & Kinsey

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday’s, everyone! I had the opportunity to close out my wonderful 2014 year with a Christmas Wedding in Tulsa and what a beautiful and spiritual day it was. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Brandon and Kinsey Biggs!

2014 Crouch Family

Blaise’s 2nd Birthday – Family Portrait Session

Here we are again, dear blog readers! The topic of discussion for today is none other than the Crouch Family, a super fun clan from Fort Smith, Arkansas. If the names or faces look familiar to you, it’s because I’ve photographed this family several times before.

4 Generation Photos – Springdale, Arkansas

Howdy! Welcome back! Oh how I just adore the family I’m blogging about today. I’m lucky enough to say I have known them for years and I have photographed them several times! I truly can’t believe how much Maddie has grown and changed since I took her newborn photos just a few months ago.

4 Generation Photos

Graham finds something very funny!

Graham is growing up fast! – 2nd Birthday Photo Session

So we meet again, dear blog readers! The topic of discussion for today is none other than the Grahom, a super fun kiddo from Fort Smith, AR. If the names or faces look familiar to you, it’s because I’ve photographed this young one before. In fact I have had the privilege of watching him grow from his baby shower to his 2nd birthday! I love my job!

What to Wear to Your Photography Session – Summer Edition

On occasion I’m asked for advice related to what someone or family should wear to their photography portrait session.  Now I am by no means a fashionista, but I am pretty good with color, so here are some ideas on great color combinations for fun summer photos.

What to Wear - Summer Edition

Fun and Unique Engagement Session – Bentonville, Arkansas

We meet again,wonderful blog readers! I recently photographed Kimberly and Angel at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. This soon-to-be wedded couple will be getting married on December 13, 2014 (that’s right 12-13-14!) in the Dominican Republic, how cool is that!

Happy Couple!

Gorgeous Eureka Springs Wedding!

Hi gang! Welcome back to my blog.  I always enjoy photographing weddings. There’s so much love in the air and the bride and groom spent so much time carefully planning all the details. It was not any different for Michael and Keeahan’s gorgeous wedding, either!

The Bride and Groom

A gypsy in a bed of flowers

Gypsy Girl! – Senior Session 2014

I had the wonderful opportunity to capture Katlin’s senior portraits and have since dubbed her gypsy girl as the essence of her photos just scream it.  I had so much fun working with Katlin and her mom.  Katlin’s personality was very fun and vibrant and it comes out in every photo.