Commercial Photographer NW Arkansas
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Mercy Ball 2017

Mercy Hospital hosts an annual Christmas Ball fundraiser that is an event to behold. I've had the honor to photograph special VIPs for Celebrate Arkansas Magazine for the past 4 years! Through that time I've met many great philanthropist of NWA that give of their funds and/or time for the great work of Mercy Hospital and the care it provides. The list of great men and women I've met are very impressive and makes me proud of what I get to do but be a part of NW Arkansas. This year I had the honor to meet and photograph Savvy Shields (2017 Ms America - grew up in Fayetteville, just a mile from the studio), Becky Henley (wife of Brian Henley - Celebrate Publisher), Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison and David Wurm (VP of Sales Walmart - General Mills), just to name a few!

The event is typically the first weekend of December and if you're not in the holiday spirit by then, after this night you will be. It's not over the top "Christmas" but an impressive event with subtle hints of the holiday season introduction. Each year the JQ Hammons center is transformed from ceiling to floor in the most elegant style, it's a real treat to open the doors and see the room for the first time each year. From the exquisite table decor to the wall displays around the entire room, there is something to look at, even the hallways outside the ballroom are filled with decor to evoke a feeling of joy and excitement.

Miss America Savvy Shields at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Savvy Shields

Becky Henley at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Becky Henley

Governor Asa Hutchison at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Governor Asa Hutchison

David Wurm at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
David Wurm

Voted Very Best Commercial Photographer by Celebrate Magazine

Branch Photography has been voted Very Best Commercial Photographer in Arkansas and NW Arkansas by the readers of Celebrate Arkansas magazine again for 2016!  This is the third year we have received this award from the readers of Celebrate Arkansas and just as proud to be recognized.  Thank you to all who voted and value quality photographic creations, specifically the images Branch creates!

Branch Photography voted Very Best Commercial Photographer by readers of Celebrate Arkansas Magazine in NW Arkansas