Stephanie & Kevin: An Arkansas Elopement | Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs

I really love photographing elopements. There's something extra special about being the only witness (other than the Minister) to someone's wedding. It's unique. It's Intimate. It's a way to document someone's wedding day without interruption.

I've photographed numerous elopements at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn in Hot Springs. It's a wonderful and quaint Bed & Breakfast in Hot Springs looking over Lake Hamilton. Everything about the Inn is exceptional. The staff, the grounds, the rooms. Everything is perfect.

Stephanie & Kevin drove up from Bossier City, Louisiana last August for their elopement. I really loved my time with them. Kevin looked quite handsome in his Arkansas' own Strong Suit and Stephanie looked nothing short of perfect...And that dress. Oh my that Grecian-style wedding dress. Simply exquisite.

Engagements with Caitlin & John Mark

If you're not having fun with your photos, why bother?

Caitlin and John Mark indulging my strange sense of humor.

Caitlin and John Mark indulging my strange sense of humor.

I photographed Caitlin and John Mark engagement session a few Saturday's ago in downtown Hot Springs. I love downtown Hot Springs for photos, but it poses one HUGE challenge....tourists.

And lots of tourists.

It's not easy to photograph in downtown Hot Springs on a busy Saturday with near-perfect early fall weather and NOT get some random tourist in the background. But this session worked perfectly. John Mark is a HUGE history buff (and a history teacher) so the historic Bath House Row was the perfect location.

After we left downtown Hot Springs, we leaded off for photos at Gulpha Gorge. Gulpha Gorge is located on the east side of Hot Springs Mountain. It's close to downtown Hot Springs, yet in a wooded setting, isolated from the urban areas. I've never photographed at this location before but it certainly did not disappoint. The old mill was my favorite.

After Gulpha Gorge, I thought we were wrapped. We piled back into John Mark's truck and as they were taking me back to my car, I spotted a wonderful, old mural I had never seen before. It was advertising Tom Moore Cigars for ten-cents a piece. The paint was peeling, the colors were muted, moss and lichen was growing in spots....and it was perfect.

The building itself dated back to the 1920s so it was my guess that this mural was original to the building. I'm so glad someone has not decided to "save" the mural by repainting it.

It's texture and patina is what makes it so perfect.

Stephanie & Randy Ferrell. 10.12.14.

A big congratulations goes out to Stephanie and Randi on their wedding day on Sunday. Mother nature didn't fully cooperate with us and we had to endure a little bit of fog, rain and mist. But the less-than-perfect weather didn't dampen Stephanie and Randi spirits.

We photographed them in the photo below at Garvan Woodlanf Gardens.

Be sure to check back in a few weeks for their full wedding gallery.


Stephanie & Randy

Happy Beautiful Wedding Day to Stephanie & Randy!

Stephanie and Randy are getting married later today in Hot Springs, Arkansas at the Anthony Chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens. Stephanie and Randy traveled all the way from Los Angeles, CA because they both have a mutual love of glass chapels. And the Anthony Chapel is among the top glass chapels in the US!

Here's wishing them a perfect wedding day! Stay tuned and check back later for sneak peek photos!

Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Randy Ferrell.

Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Randy Ferrell.