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Manager, Thorncrown Chapel
“We have worked with photographers at Thorncrown
Chapel for over 30 years, and Melodye is one of the
most creative and technically proficient we have ever
seen. She combines a great photographer’s eye with
mastery of the tools of her trade to push her photos
beyond the realm of the ordinary into the realm of
art. Melodye is also a very kind and considerate
person. She knows how to make people comfortable
even in stressful situations, and she shows genuine
concern for her client’s happiness. We feel privileged
to call Melodye an associate and a friend.
Purdy Art Co. gets our highest recommendation.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
“My husband and I hired Melodye to be our wedding
photographer in April 2011. We could not have asked
for a more personable, professional photographer. She
met with us a few days before the wedding to get a
sense of our relationship and how we communicated
with each other. She walked us through what would
happen on our wedding day, and on the day of the
event, she was amazing at making sure everything ran
smoothly and everyone was having a great time. She
turned a beautiful day into a truly memorable one and
almost a year after, our friends and family still
remember what an awesome presence she had at our
wedding. We would hire her again given the
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“Melodye photographed my family in Eureka Springs.
She made herself available on short notice and had
great ideas about possible locations. We chose to be
photographed in front of the Crescent Hotel. My
mother is disabled and Melodye was so accommodating.
We had teenage girls in the photo and Melodye was
very patient and made the "family portrait" experience
fun! I recommend Melodye and Purdy Art Co. to
everyone. The photos came out beautifully even
without retouching. Being photographed as a family is
now a tradition thanks to our wonderful experience
with Purdy Art Co.”
Artist/owner, Watercolors by Zeek Taylor
“I have worked with Melodye as a board member of the
Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and as a fellow
member of the Mardi Gras organization, the Corp De
Cavaliers. In both organizations Melodye has stepped
forward volunteering many hours of stellar work. Her
organizing skills are excellent and her work ethic is
strong. Her drive for perfection is evident in her final
product: beautiful photographs taken by a true artist.
It has been an honor working with Melodye.”
|It has been a privilege for me to have served hundreds of happy couples over the last 30 years as a professional photographer. At
age 16, I shot my first wedding. By age 19, I owned and operated my first studio. Without question, working with couples on their
wedding day is my passion.
I approach covering your wedding with a profound sense of what this day represents to you, your family and friends. My goal is for
you to walk away at the end of your day, knowing that your choice in your photographer was the right one. I want you to feel that
your professional photographer is now your friend.
It is with much commitment and determination, that we pledge to you as your photographer, that your day will be one
remembered in your images and in your heart. There are a lot choices to pick from for your wedding day photography, make sure
you pick someone you can connect to who makes you feel at ease. Many of my clients continue to visit with me on return trips to
Eureka Springs. If we hear one thing over and over from our clients, it's that we made their day fun and stress free. I promise to
treat your day as if it were my own.
Read below some of our recent testimonials. We have a complete book of reviews here at our studio from every single wedding we
have photographed. We joyfully encourage you to come visit with us and allow us to get to know you. I'd love to help you...but
most of all...I'd love to hear your story...and then document all the joy of your wedding day.
We are located in Eureka Springs, AR. We intimately know all the wedding venues you are interested in. See our useful links for
our top picks. Your choice of hiring a local photographer who has unending insight to the lighting, architecture and rhythm of
Eureka Springs is critical to your destination wedding in Eureka Springs.
I look forward to helping you...
-Melodye Purdy, owner, photographer