Why we fell in Love with Northwest Arkansas - Wedding & Family Photographers

A little insight into why we decided to become Northwest Arkansas wedding and family photographers. 

#1 The Ozarks

What first stole my heart when we came for a visit six years ago...the Ozarks. The clear streams, colorful fall leaves, crisp, cool air and rocky embankments like I had never seen before.

Lee and I fell in love with Devil's Den State Park. Hiking up to Yellow Rock and looking across the mountain ridges will always be one of my favorite memories. Something felt right, something about this place felt like home.

#2 The People

Good ole Southern folks. The kindness we've received from the vast majority of people we have met here is just heart warming. This being the case, it's no surprise that we have also run into an amazing sense of community. I've never met a group of people so proud of where they live.

#3 The History 

 

 

Our trips to NW Arkansas have always involved some amazing history. From the ruins of Monte Ne on Beaver Lake to the amazing Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Lee has used many of these locations in his writing. We are actually so intrigued by the local history we plan on doing a photo/video project focusing on forgotten skills of the Ozark people. More on that coming soon! 

#4 Aniquing  (It's a verb 😁)

When we were dating, a typical day out together was coffee, antiquing and usually a book store. Things haven't changed much! We were delighted by how many wonderful antique shops are here. And the coffee at IHCC in Rogers was pretty great as well.  

#5 Woo Pig Sooie!!!

Never in our travels have we come across a city that is so proud of their local team. To be quite honest, neither Lee nor I are big sports fans, but the fever is contagious. We are super excited about going to our first Razorbacks game. And already have plans for some great faceprint for our son....and probably us as well.

 

 

 

 

 

All this to say, we couldn't have asked for a better future than to be NW Arkansas Wedding and Family Photographers. We are excited about growing our business and making our home here. 

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We’re Lee and Cassandra Blaylock, recent transplants to the Pacific Northwest.  We’re also a married photographer-videographer team.

We’re from the Deep South--Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to be exact, a college town in the southern part of the state, where Brett Favre got his start as a Golden Eagle at the University of Southern Mississippi.  It’s also home to Leatha’s BBQ, where you might have seen Andrew Zimmeran of “Strange Foods” fame enjoy a Soul Food dish consisting of cooked possum.  The first note of what would become known as rock and roll was recorded in Hattiesburg; it’s the birthplace of American music.

We lived an hour and a half north of New Orleans, and boy do we miss beignets buried beneath drifts of powdered sugar (and drinking café au laits) at Café du Monde, the smell of creole cuisine rising from open doors and open-air café restaurants; we miss the festive spirit in all those narrow lanes of the French Quarter, where the buildings—balconies festooned with ferns, iron-wrought railing—are painted in as many colors as there are personalities living and working there.  Fleurs-de-Lis everywhere you turn.  The French Quarter: where "When the Saints Go Marching In" is always on the air, trumpeted from some street nearby.

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