Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Winery & Wedding Venue

A local asset to NWA is Sassafras Vineyard, Winery and Wedding Venue, located quietly east of Fayetteville. I've been to many events at their stables and a couple at their winery and it's always a warm end enjoyable event. During the warmer times of the year, the Chapel Ruins are a great location for portraits and mostly weddings. The landscaping is always quiet and beautiful.

I had the opportunity to photograph Derek & Sarah Kilpatrick at the stables for Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce magazine. Sarah is the event manager, as you can imagine she is very busy lady. A side note, while talking with her, I discovered I photographed her cheerleader photos back in 2002 when she was in high school, small world… also starting to feel a little old. Derek is the vineyard manager and sees the the best quality wines are produced. Super nice couple who will make sure your visit and event is one to be cherished.

If you've never visited Sassafras, take a nice evening off in the summer and enjoy the back patio of the winery for a relaxing evening with their wine.


Commercial magazine editorial and marketing photography at Sassafrass Vineyard, Winery and Wedding Venue for FAyetteville Chamber of commerce by Branch Photography NW ArkansasCommercial magazine editorial and marketing photography at Sassafrass Vineyard, Winery and Wedding Venue for FAyetteville Chamber of commerce by Branch Photography NW ArkansasCommercial magazine editorial and marketing photography at Sassafrass Vineyard, Winery and Wedding Venue for FAyetteville Chamber of commerce by Branch Photography NW Arkansas

Tyson SalesCon19

We are blessed with some incredible corporations headquartered right here in NWA. Among the largest are Walmart, Tyson, JB Hunt, Sam's Club and George's to name a few. This year I had the opportunity to photograph Tyson Salescon 19. For two partial days I created around 250 headshots of attendees, they were all very appreciative of the photography, the care and diligence in making them happy with the results.

I had the honor to meet and photograph Tyson CEO Noel White and the CCO Scott Rouse with the people who were awarded. They were both there congratulating the honorees and those who were retiring, this was impressive. Part of any successful corporation is the accolades given to top performers and the encouragement to those who could be doing better.

We all know how global Tyson is and there are a lot of places that serve Tyson that we may not know about at all. I found out earlier this year the fat and grains that Tyson provides to other companies world wide that I had no idea about. I also was surprised at first, then it all made perfect sense, that Tyson is one of, if not the largest, provider of leather world wide. To me this is an example of not letting anything go to waste.

A few days after the event, well over 100 people had downloaded their headshots and the people at Tyson HQ had received many great compliments and positive feedback from everyone across the country loving their photos. I had the opportunity to photograph headshots from Tyson associates from all over the country, from California, Virginia, Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Chicago, just to name a few (and of course, NWA).

This is a few of the photos taken…

Headshot photography on location for Tyson at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch Photography


Tyson Salescon19 awards banquet and dinner at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch PhotographyTyson CCO Scott Rouse at Tyson Salescon19 awards banquet and dinner at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch Photography
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Event Photographer for Tyson Salescon19 awards banquet and dinner at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch PhotographyEvent Photographer for Tyson Salescon19 awards banquet and dinner at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch PhotographyEvent Photographer for Tyson Salescon19 awards banquet and dinner at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch PhotographyEvent Photographer for Tyson Salescon19 awards banquet and dinner at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch Photography