Places to Take Pictures in White County Arkansas

Places to Take Pictures in White County Arkansas

Next to lighting, location is the second most important part of photography. One secret most photographers don’t want to share is the location where they take pictures. Well, I’m letting out some of my secrets today. Why? Simple. There is more to a gorgeous picture than just a fun location.

It’s all about how you work your equipment.

Here are some of my top picks for pics in White County, Arkansas:

Judsonia, Arkansas

Judsonia Bridge
– Located in Judsonia, Arkansas near the Judsonia Post Office, this bridge is open to traffic so keep that in mind when planning your shoot. This is a pretty popular place for family portraits in Judsonia.

Family Portraits Judsonia Bridge White County Arkansas Friendly Acres Park in Judsonia Arkansas Photography by Aduke Schulist

Judsonia Friendly Acres Park
Friendly Acres Park is a quaint little park located off of Missile Base Road in Judsonia. There are geese present year-round, play ground equipment for the kids, a lake, and a firework show every 4th of July, giving you plenty of options to photograph.

Friendly Acres Park in Judsonia Arkansas Photography by Aduke Schulist

Gillam Farms
Gillam Farms is a fruit and produce farm open year-round. This is a great place for bridals, or to practice some macro photography with all the greenery.

Searcy, Arkansas

Searcy Downtown Courthouse Square
– The courthouse itself is gorgeous. At night time, the newly updated Rialto in all its lighted glory is a beautiful capture. There are many textured walls, doorways, and hidden spaces to explore around the downtown Searcy area.

Riverside Park
– Nestled near the Little Red River in Searcy, this park features walking trails, caves, cliffs, and greenery making it a great place for Senior pictures or family portraits.

Riverside Park in Searcy Arkansas Photography by Aduke Schulist

Harding University
Harding University is gorgeous year-round. There is plenty of shade and short paths loaded with flowers. Christmas lights during the Winter make it a great place to shoot at night.

Berryhill Bike Trail
– Paved trails make this a great place for exploring the surrounding nature. There is a small bridge about half a mile north of Berryhill Park on the path perfect for family portraits.

Pioneer Village
– This is another location popular among photographers. The Pioneer Village is a small historical site filled with 19th century pieces including architecture, farm equipment, and more.

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Smyrna Church
– Smyrna Church, located off of Hwy 36 is another historical piece in Searcy. This church is known as being the oldest church in Arkansas and is a great place to capture sunsets, portraits, or the building itself.

Searcy Art Gallery
– The Searcy Art Gallery, located in the historic Black House is a beautiful place for bridals, architecture, or just plain ole’ art.

Bald Knob, Arkansas:

Wildlife Refuge Bald Knob
– The Bald Knob Wildlife Refuge sits on over 15,000 acres and is a favorite amongst birders. Migrating birds, or static insects make great captures here.

Downtown Courtyard Bald Knob
– The Downtown Bald Knob Courtyard has been updated within the past few years and offers some similar details as the Searcy downtown area with textured walls, hidden nooks, and is perfect for senior pictures.

Downtown Bald Knob Photography by Aduke Schulist

Bald Knob Lake
– This is one of my favorites for sunsets. The water is also perfect for wading into to capture portraits.

Bald Knob Lake in Bald Knob Arkansas Photography by Aduke Schulist

Bald Knob Train Depot
– If trains are your thing, then add this to your must-see list. The train depot has plenty to photograph indoors or outdoors and it just a short walk from the downtown courtyard.

Pangburn, Arkansas

The Wedding Barn
– The Wedding Barn is a barn and event center located about 25 miles from Searcy. It sits atop a mountain, making it great for landscape, or bridal portraits.

So, there you have it. Some of my favorite places to take pictures in White County, Arkansas. What one would be your favorite place to take pictures?

*Please keep in mind that permission must be granted in order to utilize some of these locations.

Day Out at the Outlets of Little Rock

 

This post has been made possible by the Outlets of Little Rock. Compensation has been provided for my time and social media influence. All opinions are my own.
Day Out at the Outlets of Little Rock

There are two things I love: Shopping and Starbucks! Luckily, the Outlets of Little Rock has both. They opened up in late 2015 with over 50 stores to choose from. Over 50 stores y’all! Today, I got to go shopping with some fellow bloggers and enjoy delicious treats from a variety of shops.

Outlets of Little Rock

We made our way around the stores, collecting goodies and filling our bellies as we went. I think I added about 5 million things to my Wishlist. This pair of shoes was one of them.

I would die for this shoe from Corkys Footwear

Others stops included Tommy Hilfiger, Corky’s Footwear, and Beef Jerky Outlet. I had no clue they even made Kangaroo jerky! We tasted different kinds of Jerky

Kangaroo Jerky from Beef Jerky Outlet

Sweetness Overload

One of my favorite stops was the Lindt store where we learned how to use our 5 senses to enhance our chocolate experience. I thought I already knew how to enjoy chocolate, but they helped me really enjoy it.

Lindt Five Senses Demonstration

Starbucks spoke my love language by providing drinks and samplings to the bloggers. I went with my typical Starbucks order of a Caramel Macchiato.

Caramel Macchiato

Giving Back

The Outlets are getting the community involved in different ways. In February, they hosted a Wish-A-Thon to raise money for Make A Wish children, and served Coffee with Cops in January. Coming up on April 22nd is a Food Truck Festival. This is a great way to get your grub on and support a cause. Some vendors are Black Hound BBQ, Eat at Eric’s, and Cypress Knee Food.

If you are shopping for a gift for somebody, the Outlets of Little Rock is the place to go. They seriously have something for everybody. I can’t wait to go back with the kids.

 

Get Down Downtown 2016 – Outdoor Festival

Get Down Downtown 2016

Street Festivals and vendor events are one of my favorite things ever! I adore getting to know new businesses and people in my community and supporting their hustle. Our local community members work hard farming, crafting, designing, cooking, baking, and more in order to bring us some of the best items available in town to the yearly Get Down Downtown outdoor festival.

2016 Get Down Downtown

 

Recently, our town held a street festival called Get Down Downtown and invited people from all over to showcase their talents and goods. Here is just a small sampling of what we experienced.

Entertainment & Activities:

The main attraction was the stage set up for local and big-name entertainers. As night time approached, the crowd grew larger, coming to see performers such as Keith Anderson, The Nobility, Edge Nation, Tristan McIntosh, and Waterproof Mascara.

Get Down Downtown - Street Festival - Vendor Event 2016

There was no shortage of entertainment activities for the kids. This young lady brought some homemade hula hoops and taught the children how to hula hoop. As a child I was great at hooping, but as I’ve aged and my shape has changed, my body just doesn’t do what it used to. This is one thing I want to get back into, especially with the hoop dancing and learning how to do awesome tricks like this.

Get Down Downtown - Street Festival - Vendor Event 2016

Food:

From food trucks to the Farmer’s Market who set up right around the corner, food was plenty! This particular vendor is one of my favorites and always has the most delicious bread. You can find her on Facebook at Willowbrook Farm.

Get Down Downtown - Street Festival - Vendor Event 2016

Another favorite? Food trucks! I finally tried some Fajita Nachos and let me tell you, they are to die for! It’s all the goodness of a fajita right on top of some chips. Yum!

Get Down Downtown - Street Festival - Vendor Event 2016

Vendors:

And finally, those that made it happen.. The vendors! Lined up on both sides of two streets, vendors were there with their goods, crafts, and other items. There was seriously something for everyone.

Nearly every booth had a giveaway and even some swag for attendees.

Get Down Downtown - Street Festival - Vendor Event 2016

Get Down Downtown happens once a year around the end of September. I’m already looking forward to next year.

Do you enjoy street festivals and vendor events?

What is your favorite type of festival food?