I remember how it feels to plan a wedding.
Regardless of overwhelmed or excited you feel right now, I want you to put that aside for a few minutes and think about your life 20 years from now. Two decades from now, your wedding will be a distant memory. The only thing that will remain are your husband, your memories, and the photographs that were taken. You'll look at them for the rest of your life, remembering the joy and excitement you felt on the first day of your forever together. They'll be passed down to your children… and then their children.
And as a journalist, a historian, and an artist, I believe this is important. So important. I want your wedding photographs to be a tangible reminder of two people who loved deeply and took every opportunity to hold each other tight. A reminder of two people who started a legacy.
Because one day? One day, future generations will look at these photographs and try to understand who you once were. And honestly? They won’t be looking for posed and photoshopped to perfection. They’ll be looking for the little moments where they can understand who you really were. The moments where you were were really, truly, and wildly yourself. The real, simple, ordinary moments. These photographs will shape their memories of you until the day that the images in that album are all that are left. And on that day, they’ll look at those photographs and catch a glimpse of a love so old and beautiful and strong that it created an entire family. My hope is to make to make those images as real, as genuine, and as authentic as you are. Not just the picture-perfect moments. But the beautiful, ordinary ones in-between.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL?
Absolutely! In fact, a large percentage of our weddings would be considered 'destination' weddings! We are seasoned travelers, and would love to chat with you about your destination.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?
Yes. Every wedding over 60 miles from Northwest Arkansas is considered a destination wedding. However, this will be considered prior to receiving your quote, and an all inclusive travel fee will be automatically included.
DO YOU TAKE FORMAL FAMILY PHOTOS?
Of course. While I believe capturing realness and authenticity is most significant, I completely understand the importance of documenting the traditional elements of your day as well, like family portraits and details. I believe these are photographs and memories that you will cherish for years to come, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to create these for you.
HOW INVOLVED WILL YOU BE WITH OUR WEDDING DAY PLANNING?
As involved as you would like me to be. Some couples continue a dialogue with me throughout their entire engagement, asking questions about preferred vendors, how certain elements of their day will look in photographs, and my opinion on anything and everything - from their dress to florals! Other brides prefer to do everything themselves and don't bother me with the details, and either way is completely fine with me!
HOW MANY photographs DO YOU DELIVER?
The number of photographs you can expect from your day depends on so many factors that it’s impossible to give an accurate estimation without more information. For example, a 6 hour wedding day with minimal details and 50 guests is going to have much less to photograph than a 10 hour wedding day with lots of details, 2-3 locations, a huge family, and 300 guests. However, a fairly solid generalization would be to say that I would expect between 30-50 photos per hour. So a small, shorter wedding might expect around 300-400 photos from the day, while a longer wedding might expect closer to around 800.
DO YOU EDIT EVERY IMAGE WE RECEIVE?
Yes. Every image is individually edited for consistency with my style. This includes correcting the color, straightening, cropping, adjusting exposure, and applying edits to each photo that fits with my style. Additional retouching (like skin smoothing and removing distracting elements from within the photograph) are done to each image that you print either for the wall or your album. This ensures each image is beautiful, and your printed heirloom art is absolutely perfect.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK MY DATE?
All that is required to book your date is a signed contract and retainer totaling 50% of your total collection cost. You are free to pay your retainer either by check or online via a credit card - whichever is most convenient for you.
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"JAMES AND I CAN'T BRAG ON STEPHANIE NUNLEY ENOUGH.
Choosing her to photograph our engagement session and wedding was the best decision we made during the wedding planning process. Stephanie was understanding, patient, flexible, and encouraging throughout the whole process.