A few weeks back, we took a wonderful vacation to Gulf Shores, AL, with Whit’s family. Her parents, her sister and husband, and the two of us – It was an unforgettable time. Needless to say, we all probably wish we were still there, sitting on that beautiful beach, and having a blast with the best company one could ask for.

The photos below chronicle Whit and I’s drive from Joplin through Arkansas, Memphis, and into Gulf Shores. We spent a couple of days in Memphis along the way because we absolutely love that city. We hope y’all enjoy this little glimpse into our lives. It was easily one of the best trips we’ve ever been on. It’s a shame it had to end, but as you will see at the bottom, it is to be continued.

We cannot thank Whit’s parents, Kelley and Paula, enough for their kindness and generosity in making this trip possible. Without them, it never would have happened. We love you guys. Thank you for everything!

Take care and talk soon!

-Aaron & Whit

There’s a lot to be said about trust when it comes to the relationship between a couple and their photographer(s). That trust goes both ways, too. The sentiment was never more evident than when we got together with Taylor and Jorden. There was no focus on Pinterest images, things all of us had previously seen. There were no preconceived notions about what we could and couldn’t do; what we could and couldn’t capture. Instead, we got together and created art based off awesome and real moments as they happened. Throwing worry to the wind, Jorden made no hesitation to step out into the water in the brand new dress she’d bought just for this shoot. Her free spirit showed in those moments, too, because there was no concern like, “Oh no! My dress! It’s getting dirty!” and the results couldn’t have been more awesome.

We loved our time down in Arkansas with these two. Most of our engagement sessions are around 1.5 hours long. Before we even knew it, we’d been shooting along the bluffs and banks of Beaver Lake for over two hours and we still wanted to head into Eureka Springs for more. That’s how every shoot should be. Fun, relaxed, and honest while everyone involved can be totally lost in the moment. When trust is there, things go from good to incredible.

We are really looking forward to their wedding in August. It’s going to be one hell of a time. Be sure to leave Jorden and Taylor some love in the LIKES and comments section at the bottom!

Take care and talk soon,

Aaron & Whit

  • Karissa Smiley - I think the yoga one is my favorite. You guys are so perfect for each other. Love all these shots! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Mark Neuenschwander - you’re killing it, man! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Leigha Daggett - I love the yoga picture! So prefect!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Jo DeGraff Larimore - So beautifully done…….ReplyCancel

  • Belinda - Wow!!! This is pure gorgeousness!!!! I am madly in love with this session. We may need to have a chat soon 😉ReplyCancel

  • kasey loftin - Love everything about this. So gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris - You guys. These are amazing. Like, really amazing. The whole set is so peaceful, simple and understated. It’s so comfortable. Very strong work!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn Potter - Nothing new to say about the work you two create- it’s always incredible! Seriously loving and getting inspiration from your use of reflections.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Lang - What a beautiful couple, it seems like you really captured who they are. All of the ones by the water are my favorites- so much emotion, they’re lovely!!ReplyCancel

One beautiful day in April of 2015, two incredible souls joined together in marriage. He, a multi-instrumentalist and accomplished audio engineer and musician. She, a former singer and dancer turned medical professional. Together they are an unbreakable unit, an explosion of love and extraordinary partnership. If we consider every wedding we shoot and every couple we work with a privilege, then what do we consider these two and this day? Because simply put, it’s impossible to put in words just how perfect it was.

Jonathan and Meredith were married at the Historic Fire House No. 2 nestled in the heart of the old downtown Springfield, MO. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, the two solidified their future together in a beautiful ceremony that saw each guest bless their wedding bands before the two said, “I do.” With weather that couldn’t have been more perfect, the infectious vibes that come with smooth live jazz tunes, and feisty personalities abounding, every element and more was there to make their wedding the unforgettable time that it was.

Words seem inadequate when thanking Jonathan & Meredith and their families for an experience we will forever cherish. Therefore, we hope our photos and documentation of the day speak in volumes with how much we loved this day and how grateful we are to have been a part of it. Congrats you two!

Be sure to leave Jonathan and Meredith some love in the LIKES and comments section at the bottom of the post!

Take care and talk soon, friends.

Aaron & Whit

Venue & Catering: Historic Fire House No. 2
Hair & Makeup: Raeganne Djorlev
Dress & Shoes: Norman’s Bridal
Suit Alterations: Alterations Unlimited
Floral Arrangements: Amanda Hammett
Cake: Amycakes Bakery

  • Meredith Stewart James - Speechless.ReplyCancel

  • JC Guzman - Dude. Your work seriously inspires me! Great job, amazing post!ReplyCancel

    • Aaron - JC, you are the man. You work is out of this world awesome, so you don’t know how much that means to us both. Whit and I can’t say thank you enough. And, for real, your work inspires us to no end. Let’s keep motivating one another! :)


  • Rosemary Stewart - Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Kinney - Special.ReplyCancel