Three Years: Lessons Learned and Why We Love Marriage




Man, it’s been a while.


It’s been a season of hard work and disappearing to take care of new puppies!

*Rabit trail: Meet Ron and Leslie!


The day we took them home from the animal shelter to be our foster pups…after a week there was NO way we were letting them leave our house.


Yes, their names are inspired by Parks and Rec. And strangely their personalities match their namesakes.


Okay. Now, back to the actual blog (you’re welcome for the puppy break though).


Today, James and I are celebrating THREE YEARS of being married. In honor of that time spent together, I thought I’d share some thoughts on marriage that I’ve learned from living with (and working with) James.


1: Talk. James is a master communicator. He never leaves me guessing as to where his mind and his heart are, and he will sit on the couch and not get up until I tell him what I’m thinking/feeling (which is really hard for me to do.). He’s the reason we’ll never have unspoken resentment, secrets, or anything else that could sneak in and build walls.

2: Always be on the same team. Be fiercely loyal in love and support and make sure that at of the end of the day, you remember you’re in this together. Choose your spouse over other outside people, never speak ill of them (even in jest), and always tell your partner “I believe in you”.

3: Laugh and have adventures. There’s no point in sweating the small stuff, but celebrating it and making it magical? Absolutely.


Marriage is a beautiful thing. The ultimate friendship, the biggest adventure, the understanding that someone is always on your side. The knowledge that you are heard, you are seen, you are understood, and you are deeply loved. What is more beautiful?!


That’s why we film your weddings. Yes, we love making beautiful things. But more importantly, we want to celebrate the fact that two more souls have found their homes. We don’t make our work meaningful–you do.


So, happy anniversary to my love and happy birthday to Truebadours (It’s our honeymoon baby). We’ll be spending the days celebrating through simple quality time together. How do you celebrate your love?





Adam Hambrick Corner Sessions | Arkansas Music Video



Today I’m happy to bring you our latest set of Corner Sessions: Adam Hambrick performing “If I Leave” and “Not To” at Lew’s Barbershop.


Adam was in town for a show and we were so grateful he took time to stop by Lew’s and play for us. Have a watch/listen here:


Adam Hambrick | If I Leave [Corner Sessions] from Truebadours on Vimeo.



Adam Hambrick | Not To [Corner Sessions] from Truebadours on Vimeo.


I feel so honored that it is my job and my calling to get to capture people at all stages of life-from people getting married to living out their dream careers. Thanks so much, Adam, for letting us capture your music. We can’t wait to see where you go from here!



Corner Sessions are a creative collaboration between Truebadours, Haxton Road Recording Studio, musicians, and local venues. If you are a musician wanting a creative way to showcase your music, or a local venue willing to host a recording, contact us!

Mertins Eye MOSCOT Trunk Show Video Featuring KOPECKY Music

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We love it when people take the extra step to establish creativity and community, and Mertins Eye & Optical is the perfect example of that. They could stay in their office and have the usual selection of glasses for their patients. Instead, they have an office full of designer eyewear that is GORGEOUS, they show you how to wear glasses as part of a true fashion statement, and they bring that to the whole community through trunk shows.


We got to experience one of those trunk shows ourselves and we were blown away. Who would have thought that glasses would be such a good time? Well, Mertins did. And they were right.


THE DETAILS: For this party, Mertins brought in MOSCOT for the eyewear and KOPECKY for the entertainment. They hosted it at Cannibal & Craft, a new favorite place of ours and so perfect for the mood of this trunk show.


And now for the fun part, relive the party here:

Mertins + MOSCOT + Kopecky from Truebadours on Vimeo.



Really good vibes, good music, and a great time. Thanks for having us along Mertins!




Want Truebadours to be there for your next event? Contact us! 

Candice + Taylor: Arkansas Wedding Video

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Everyone loves a big party, flashing lights, and loud music. But what if you want a reception under a tent with string lights and a folk band instead? DO IT.

Whether you’ve got a blowout party or a simple evening of ice cream and loved ones, your wedding will be sweet because of who you are and the fact that you are in love. 


And Candice and Taylor are so in love. Rain or shine, for better for worse in love.


They met in the most random of ways. Going on the same Compassion International trip, not speaking much, and then sitting next to each other on the plane ride home. They met because their hearts matched each other in such a specific way, how could they not fall in love?


What a beautiful, beautiful day.


See for yourself. Here is Candice & Taylor’s wedding video:


Candice + Taylor | Arkansas Wedding Teaser from Truebadours on Vimeo.

PS: this is just the shorter, teaser version. Watch their full wedding video here.



Candice and Taylor, thank you so much for letting us film your precious day. We consider it an honor to have gotten to witness your wedding, your beautiful family, and the sweet spirit that encompassed the gardens on the evening you promised forever.




Want Truebadours to capture your sweet wedding day? Contact us.

Rachel + David-Arkansas Wedding Video




Nothing beats that sweet love on a wedding day, and Rachel & David had that in abundance.


Rachel and David’s wedding day was full of good friends, silly moments, and a lot of love. You can tell these two are in for real life bliss, and we were so happy to be able to create their wedding video so they can re-live the day “forever” started for years to come.



Rachel + David | Teaser from Truebadours on Vimeo.


Want more love? See their full wedding highlight video here. 


Rachel and David, thank you so much for having us there to capture your sweet, sweet day. Lots of love and good wishes for all the days to come.




Want Truebadours to film your wedding video? Contact us!