Adventurous Winter Elopement By Arkansas Wedding Photographer The Dogwood Collective

Let me start by saying that I am a supporter of all types of weddings, however elopements hold a truly special place in my heart and I get super giddy whenever I have couples reach out to me to help them plan and document their intimate vows. What I love most is that couples get to spend so much more time together and can center their day on things that they love doing together.

Zac and Anna opted to elope in Petit Jean State Park. As a couple, they had taken countless dates to the park to hike and simply get away together, so it just made sense to them. They eloped on a Monday and had the entire park to themselves. The weather in Arkansas was unusually warm and beautiful, and their day was perfect in our eyes.

Thanks Sheila for photographing this day and to the other vendors who helped make their day so great!

Officiant: Lisa Shoemake
Florals: 27 Rue de Fleur
Location: Petit Jean State Park
Dress: Inverness Bridal
Dress Designer: Calla Blanche


Oh man these are so pretty!! I really love how you handled the harsh light 🙂 Really lovely work!

Thank you so much!

Oh my goodness! This Petit Jean State Park is such a dream. LOVE how you’ve captured all the beautiful colours & textures of their day – and all the emotions, too!

Thank you so much, we appreciate it so much that you would take the time to comment!

Your style is really unique! Great work!

Thank you so much!!

Wow these are gorgeous!! You told an absolutely beautiful story through these photos from beginning to end. And such a beautiful place for an elopement!

Thank you!! Arkansas has so many hidden gems!

Ah I’d never heard of Petit Jane State Park, but I am LOVING it! Also super into the intricate details of this elopement! Beautiful work!

Thank you so much! Arkansas is such a sweet hidden gem!

This looked like it was such an awesome experience for these two! Beautiful!

Thank you!! It was a great experience for us too!

absolutely adore the moody tones in this! you did SUCH a good job

Thank you so much!!