Congratulations! You’re engaged! Woop woop! I’m sure that you’ve already started pinning things on Pinterest to make your wedding day as perfect as you’d like. You’re probably looking into all the needed vendors in the NW Arkansas area. You find your wedding venue, and then your photographer! Now, one of the big decisions, where to do your engagement shoot? NW Arkansas area provides so many neat places in Bentonville, Rogers, Bella Vista, Fayetteville, etc. Some of the best places are even on the outskirts or hidden somewhere in the middle. If you already have a dream location in mind, please let me know! I’d love to explore some more! In the meantime, these are some of my favorite spots.
1. Tanyard Creek in Bella Vista, AR
Tanyard Creek is a beautiful area with many bluffs, trees, a trail that takes you to a lake at the top, streams, and of course, the waterfall! I love coming here, because it’s very peaceful, it’s close to home, and it provides many adventurous trails that aren’t too strenuous. However, I will say in one spot, there is a sulphur spring which smells like rotten eggs, but that’s the beauty of nature!
2. Hawksbill Crag-Whitaker Point
As I mentioned before, some of the most beautiful places are a on the outskirts. This is one of those places. If you’re the adventurous couple that loves hiking, this is the place for you! It requires a little bit of planning, because I hear the best time to go is at sunrise. However, the sunset is just as beautiful, as seen here. It’s about a 45 min hike to get to this spot, but once you are there, the view is breathtaking! Some people even elope or get married at this one spot. If that’s what you’re thinking, PLEASE call me! Either way, this trip is well worth it, and the pictures are amazing!
3. Downtown Rogers, AR
Are you looking for someplace that has some unique and older buildings? Vintage vibes? Then Downtown Rogers is the perfect place. I just love the look of all the older buildings, but Rogers has become more modern as well. Lots of murals and artwork around, a train station, a remodeled historic museum, and even the roads are made of bricks. Oh! I forgot to mention some of my favorite places to eat are there as well. Does it get any better than roaming the streets and having amazing food? I’m hungry just thinking about it.
4. Winslow, AR
Found this little gem one time I was headed to Devil’s Den, another amazing location. We didn’t have time to go all the way there, and this spot happened to be right off the road. I was soooo happy! It’s BEAUTIFUL! Especially during golden hour, it’s just unbelievable. As I mentioned, it is off the main road, so there are some cars passing by. Which means, DON’T GET RUN OVER! As long as you park safely, and out of the way, I highly recommend this place!
5. The Mansion at the Orchard
This is a newer venue in Bentonville, AR. It’s a beautiful mansion with an amazing outdoor space as well. They have a barn, which will be an extension to the venue, a pond, with a new bridge, a mini orchard, and horses! If you are looking for an intimate location to get married at, check this place out. All I can think about now is someone getting married on top of the bridge! How perfect would that be?! I know we’re talking about engagement sessions, but if you’re up for that idea, let me know. Regardless, this location is perfect for an engagement session.
There are so many unique places in this area, and I’m sure I’ll continue to look out for more. Hopefully this was able to help give some additional ideas for where to have your engagement session. If you haven’t found a photographer already, I’d love to chat! We can chat over coffee and plan out your engagement shoot at one of these amazing locations, or find a new one!