Here I keep a journal of my couples, their engagement sessions, and their wedding days. I also post tips for couples planning weddings and tips for new and upcoming wedding photographers.
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Wedding Mood Boards

What are wedding mood boards? Mood boards are physical or digital collages of arranged images, materials, text, and other design elements that represents a final design’s style. They can be used to make brand designs, product designs, website designs, and even wedding designs! You are creating the “mood” of your wedding and telling your story […]

December 16, 2022


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5 Benefits of a Bridal Session

There are SOOO many benefits of a bridal session… I said I would give you 5 benefits, but it was way too hard to narrow it down, so instead, you’ll be getting 5 benefits of a bridal session in every 1! Haha! But what is a bridal session you may ask…? PRACTICE ROUND FOR YOUR […]

December 6, 2022


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Destination Wedding: How To

Planning a wedding is one of the dreamiest things! Every single one is different and unique to that couple. Imagine taking it a step further and getting married in your favorite destination! Ah! Gives me chills! To start planning a destination wedding, creating a checklist will make the process go so much smoother! First thing […]

November 10, 2022

destination wedding in Florence


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What to Wear for Your Engagement Session

CONGRATS!! You’re engaged! What?!? That means it’s time to start planning one of the best times of your life! THE WEDDIING. But wait… it’s time for the engagement session first! Oh, but wait again!!… What will you wear for your engagement session?!? Do not stress… I got you! You want to create your outfits based […]

October 6, 2022

Engagements, Weddings

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We all know wedding day can be a very stressful and overwhelming day. You have SO much going on around you! With your wedding planner asking you questions, your mom trying to calm you down (but we all know, it just makes it worse), or your soon-to-be partner leaves their suit at home… So much […]

October 3, 2022

wedding day first kiss

Photography Tips, Wedding Tips, Weddings

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Items to Incorporate in your Fall Wedding

It’s FALL WEDDING SEASON and there are SOOOOO many items you can incorporate into your wedding to create the warm and cozy feeling of fall we all love.  I have so many good ideas up my sleeve… let’s jump right in! FALL INSPIRED COCKTAIL DRINKS I don’t drink, BUT those signature drinks need some spicing […]

September 28, 2022


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Details to Have Ready for Your Wedding Photographer

No need to worry, soon-to-be newlyweds, Shalae Byrd Photography is here to let you in on ALL the details you want to have ready to go when your wedding photographer arrives on your BIG DAY! From your invitation suite to your rings, and everything in between, we are talking about it all! First things first, […]

September 26, 2022

detail photo for your wedding

Wedding Tips, Weddings

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Fall Vineyard Wedding in Little Rock, Arkansas

This weekend was a busy one, but oh so worth it. I flew in to Little Rock from Florida the morning of Cora and Jared’s wedding and landed with a full downpour of rain! By the time their wedding came around early afternoon, the rain subsided and gave the most gorgeous day for the bride […]

October 26, 2021

Portraits, Weddings

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Central Arkansas Summer Church Wedding

This wedding in central Arkansas was a joy! It’s always a great honor when a fellow photographer recommends you to their family. For this wedding, the bride’s sister-in-law, who is another central Arkansas photographer, connected us and wow, this turned out to be such a beautiful day. Taylor and Justin were married in the church […]

September 15, 2021

bride and groom standing in a grassy forest, facing each other and cuddling together.

Portraits, Weddings

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Greystone Mill Wedding Minutes from Northwest Arkansas

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of traveling to photograph a beautiful wedding at Greystone Mill in Neosho, Missouri, just minutes from my home in Bentonville, Arkansas. After capturing Patricia and Cory’s engagement pictures a couple months ago and getting to know them and their story, I was even more excited for their […]

June 30, 2021

bride and groom kiss in front of rose bushes


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