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Whitney | Arkansas Bridal Portrait Photographer - Petit Jean Mountain

Winter weather in Arkansas is pretty unpredictable. Actually, weather in Arkansas is unpredictable year-round. So when Whitney approached me about doing her bridal portraits in December I knew we had at least a 50/50 chance for beautiful weather. As it got closer to the date for bridal portraits we had crazy rain, cold weather, and 70 degree days, so I had no idea what to expect but the day of her bridal portraits was absolutely, perfectly gorgeous. And of course, the day was no match for Whitney in her exquisitely retro, lace gown. And this was my first bride ever to have a one shoulder gown--I'm in love with them now! We drove up to her hometown of  Morrilton and traipsed around her parent's land and Petit Jean Mountain to capture these lovely bridal portraits. Her wedding bouquet was going to be mostly evergreen so I took the liberty of throwing a bouquet together from what I could find growing outside! Sidenote to say, I have often thought that if I didn't capture photos of weddings I would definitely want to be a floral designer! I heart Whitney is a classic southern beauty through and through and I absolutely adore her and her family! Her classic winter wedding was Saturday, so be looking for that coming soon, but in the meantime enjoy Whitney's wintry, southern bridal portraits! 

Whitney + Daniel Petit Jean Engagement Session | Arkansas Engagement Photographer

I have had the privilege to know Whitney for about 3 years now, and I am so honored to be able to share her joy as she becomes Mrs. Hamilton! I actually met Daniel as a fellow vendor at our mutual friend Allix's wedding, so it's pretty much a small world! Whitney is from Morrilton so it was only fitting that we go to Petit Jean State Park for their engagement session, AND we even went to the spot where Daniel proposed. I couldn't be happier for these two--except for the fact that she is moving to Missouri--but even with that, Daniel is so perfect for her that everyone knows it is just the absolute best thing. I can't wait for their wintry wedding, this January! Here are just a handful of my favorites from their session!