6.27.2009

Latest Bookings!

Our "fill the date" package is proving to be very popular for the rest of 2009! You can see details about it on the "pricing" page of our website. Congratulations to our latest bookings: Terry and John getting married at Bell Gable Chapel in Fayetteville on September 5, 2009, and also to Alison and Chad, marrying on November 22, 2009 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

6.25.2009

Sad Day

Disclaimer: The image below was not taken by us. Please click on the image below to view its original source.





We just heard that the legendary Michael Jackson has died. He'll be missed by many fans. On a sidenote, we first heard the news on Facebook, then on Twitter, then on TMZ, and then in a text message from a friend, and as of this blog posting, neither FoxNews nor CNN are reporting it. Strange how the flow of information has shifted such that now we get news from across the country (or across the world, for that matter) almost instantly, and not from the places you would expect.

Prayers to the families of Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and much closer to home, please keep Little Rock wedding photographer Sarah Bussey Adams and her family in your thoughts and prayers. They are suffering a very painful personal tragedy right now that just hurts us to even think about.

A sad day all around.

6.24.2009

Sneak Peek!

A photo from this past weekend that we LOVE! We'll have the complete gallery up soon!



6.23.2009

Bang!




Two of our beautiful brides, Michelle and Karrie have a fireworks stand! Check it out!

6.22.2009

"Can I put my pictures on Facebook?"

Yes! by all means. We know you love your pictures and want to share them with the world. If you or someone you know are in a picture on our wedding galleries or blog, or even if you just like the picture and want to share it for that matter, feel free to put them on your Facebook page, onto your MySpace page, blog, Twitter, etc. All we ask for return is that you put a complete link to our website in the description of each image: http://www.thehudsonsrock.com

Enjoy!

Alyda and Alex's Wedding!




Kori and our associate photographer Kara travelled to east Mississippi on June 13 to photograph Alyda and Alex's wedding. Although they did plan a beautiful wedding ceremony, their main priority was that they threw their guests a party they would never forget. Mission accomplished! They hired 80's cover band "Boom!Kinetic" (formerly Molten Lava) from Northwest Arkansas to travel all that way, and it was well worth it! as always, they brought the party! Click here to see Alyda and Alex's wedding gallery!

Hello!




Hi there! we are back from another fun-filled weekends of weddings, plus Father's Day on Sunday. Hope all you dads out there had a great day! Mondays are supposed to be our "weekend" but we usually always end up in the office, especially this time of year as there is so much to do! We left Autumn and Barrett in Mena with their "Garner and Papa" for the week (thanks guys!) so that they can have a great week being spoiled rotten while Kori and I (plus Norah!) hole up in the office to put in some good, quality 10-hour work days of solid productivity. : )

We will be in the office every day this week and hope to make a major dent in our "to-do" list, which includes making coffee table books, retouching wedding images, burning a ton of discs for clients, uploading complete weddings to our proofing website, fulfilling re-print orders, making wedding galleries, preparing bookkeeping records and tax stuff get to our accountant, etc. Some of this stuff we plan to hand off to an intern asap. Anybody out there want to come work for us for free? : ) But the most time-consuming things on our list all have to do with pictures, and we're just too picky to let anybody else do our artwork for us! It just doesn't seem right. So it's just Kori and I cranking it out. Fortunately, we love what we do! ...Except maybe the taxes part!

We photographed a great wedding on Saturday for Jennifer and Michael. Their ceremony was at First Christian Church in Rogers and their reception was at the DoubleTree Hotel. The DoubleTree has a really cool, modern lobby which is always a good place for a quick mid-reception photo break with the bride and groom, our style.

Although at receptions we mostly see live bands, when we do see a DJ, we're always glad when it's Groove Productions. Brothers Todd and Brian Rudisill always do a great job of reading the crowd, playing age appropriate-music etc. They don't talk on the mic all night, or get out on the dance floor and try and dance and show off. They will give you a list of what the won't play (such as the hokey pokey, chicken dance, the macarena, etc.) so you can rest assured they won't play anything that will embarrass you or bring down the quality of your reception. Nothing cheesy with these guys! Very classy, and fun enough to get your guests out on the dance floor for some great reception shots. Check them out if you are looking to hire a DJ in Northwest Arkansas for your wedding or event. We will have a gallery up from Jennifer and Michael's wedding soon. Be watching for it!

6.20.2009

New York City

A variety of Jason's photos from our recent trip to New York





















6.19.2009

Kids on a swing





Barrett's poor kindergarten teacher. ; )

6.17.2009

Last Call - Engagement & Bridal Shoots

Now that the weather is into the 90s we are getting ready to stop shooting engagement and bridal images for the summer. Red faces, sweaty heads, and runny makeup doesn't make for pretty pictures :-) We have a few spots left for June, then we will pick it back up late-September. Email us soon if you need pictures in the next couple of weeks!

Ashley + Justin's Wedding!




The Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm in Fayetteville, Arkansas was the setting for Ashley and Matt's wedding on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Click HERE to see their gallery!

New Weddings!




Congratulations to Leslie and Kirk, married on June 6 in El Dorado, Arkansas. Click HERE to see their gallery!




Congratulations to Amber and Michael, also married on June 6 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Click HERE to see their gallery!

6.13.2009

6.12.2009

Goal - Exceeded!

Our goal was to book 35-40 weddings this year, and we just booked #44! Congrats to Andrea and David who just booked us for their wedding on the lawn of the 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs on November 1, 2009.

Kittens...

As if mom, dad, three kids and a cat wasn't enough in the house, we have now added in... two kittens! Autumn named her tan kitty "Jude" and Barrett named his grey kitten "Wall-E." 






6.10.2009

Rachel's Bridal Photos...

Congrats to Rachel and Neill who were married on May 24th. Their wedding was at Cooper Chapel and their reception took place at the Pratt Place Barn. Now that their wedding has passed, we can show you some of Rachel's bridal photos... here are just a sampling of our favorites; from bright and cheery to dark and moody, and a couple in between!











Click here to see their wedding gallery! 

6.04.2009

Kellie + Chris - A Maternity Session

We were so honored that Kellie and Chris made the trip up from Houston for their maternity session. We had a lot of fun, and they were great sports, even when we made Kellie trek into a prickly field in her flip flops! : ) Thanks for being so cool, guys! Here are a few of our favorites from the shoot.