Tavion, MHS c/o 2016 | Dumas, AR Photographer

Mother Nature didn’t want Tavion’s Senior Session to happen….we had to reschedule due to rain three different times!  The day of his session, we finished his studio shots and as we were driving to our outside location it rained on us again!   I prayed that God would put a halt to the rain long enough for us to finish his session, and He did!  It ended up being a gorgeous evening with perfect light.


Tavion, I agree with your mama…..

you should look into modeling!


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Just a boy and his dog {Collin, C/O 2016}

Spike came into Collin’s life when Collin was around 6 years old.  They’ve been inseparable since.  With a history like that, how could you not include him in a life event like Senior portraits?  When Jamie mentioned wanting to bring their dog into the studio, I was immediately excited.  I haven’t photographed a pet in my studio yet (although I’ve wanted to), so Spike was my first.  He had so much soul in his eyes….like he could tell you so many stories and probably give some really good advice about life.  After all, he is the ripe old age of 12 (84 in dog years!).  Some of the most content and genuine smiles from Collin came from when he was being photographed with Spike.  I’m so thankful I was able to take their portrait together and show their bond together.  CO31 BW copy


“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting on us to come home each day.”  

-Josh Grogan, Marley and Me


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Kaley’s Maternity

What seemed to be a session that would have to be rescheduled due to weather, turned into a gorgeous spring evening complete with rainbows.  Kaley and her family met me at the studio, and dark clouds were lingering all around.  The radar showed blobs of green headed our way, but if you know me, you know I hate to reschedule a session.  A lot of time is spent thinking and planning out sessions, which always gets me excited with the possibilities that are to come, so rescheduling is only done if it’s an absolute HAVE-TO situation.  Kaley was at a point in her pregnancy, too, that we didn’t need to put this off any longer because Jack Elliott’s arrival was drawing closer with each passing day.

We loaded up in our vehicles, praying the entire way, and headed out to our location.  I believe it rained all around us, except for our spot.  The weather ended up being perfect.  We shot Kaley’s maternity portraits at a gorgeous cattle farm right off of the levee.  I’m sure most people don’t think about taking pictures when they pass this farm, but when we pulled up my mind went into overdrive with ideas.

I’m so excited that the next time we take pictures, little Jack Elliott will be here.  Thank you, Kaley and family, for choosing me to document this important time in your lives!  I had so much fun with you all and I look forward to your sweet baby boy’s newborn session!  KP15 copy

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