Shelby | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Shelby has such a fun, free spirit.

She loves the Bohemian style so we planned her session with that in mind.  She also let me know back at her planning session this spring that she wanted to include her baby.

You see, Shelby rescued a dog a few years ago.  This sweet girl, named Ellie, came into the studio a little hesitant to meet us.  She is a little nervous around new people.  Ellie loves Shelby so much that she wouldn’t let her get out of her sight.  It was comical, because the entire time we did Shelby’s studio portion of her session, Ellie stood behind the background.  She wouldn’t move.  She had to be there beside Shelby lol!  It was so sweet to see the connection between the two, and I feel like we were able to translate that in her portraits.

I had such a fun time with Shelby, and we laughed entirely too much!  Together we got some gorgeous images.  Here are her favorites:

 

Hair and Makeup:  Catie Minton, Sam Austin’s Salon, Dumas, Arkansas

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Dylan | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Dylan was my first official ‘Class of 2018’ session for this summer!  We endured a normal summertime evening; hot and humid.  Dylan knew he wanted to include his love for football, duck hunting, and his hometown in his session.  We managed to fit most of it in, but be on the lookout for pictures from Dylan’s duck hunting session, happening this fall!

His dog, Sabor, joined us for several pictures, and she was a ball of energy.  Wherever her duck dummy went, her eyes followed.  She wouldn’t move until Dylan gave her the go-ahead, and once he did, she would bolt like a flash of lightening.  She’s super smart, not to mention sweet as can be!

Dylan is looking forward to his Senior year and giving his all to his last season of Bobcat Football.  I’m looking forward to watching him and the rest of the team play!

Here are Dylan’s favorites from his session:

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Austin | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Austin has many loves that include his truck, his dog, duck hunting, baseball and working with his family’s cattle.  When planning his session, he and his mom knew they wanted to incorporate some of these into his session, but why not include them all?  So we did.

He had a two-part session, one evening and one morning, since we had so many locations and ideas.  It may have been hot and humid causing less than ideal conditions for most people, but this guy’s hair was on point!  I can’t say that I’ve ever had hair envy for a male, but I’ll just go ahead and say that I did with Austin’s.  His.  Hair.  Is.  Gorgeous.

It was super hard to narrow down favorites for the blog, but Austin, his mom and I all agree that these made the top of the list:

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Hunter | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Hunter is an avid fisherman and his family has a history of driving big rig’s.   His grandpa, who was basically like a best friend, passed away suddenly a few months ago while hauling a load.  It was only right to honor their bond with his senior portraits.

Here are Hunter and his family’s favorites from his senior session:

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Jade | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Jade and I go way back.

For those of you who don’t know, I taught Junior High Science/Yearbook at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Tillar for 6 years.  I was doing my photography part-time while teaching, but took that leap of faith to go full time in my photography business December 2014.

Jade was in my first 7th grade science class.  She was sweet, quiet, and had such a gentle spirit about her.  There wasn’t a time that she didn’t have her homework, and whatever I asked of her she always came through 110%.  She’s dependable, trustworthy, and just an all-around good kid.

Jade has blossomed into such a gorgeous young woman.  I have to admit though, I was a little sad looking through her images, because in my mind she’s still my little ‘baby Jade’ from 7th grade.  I can only imagine how her parent’s feel!

I can’t wait to show you Jade and her parent’s favorites.  Always reach for the stars, Jade!

 

 

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Carly | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Who gets a rainbow at their session??  This girl does!  We were actually really worried when we headed outside to do the outside portion of her session, because the skies were dark, dark blue and you could see thunderheads pouring rain all around us.  Lightening was nowhere to be seen, so we stayed with it and headed out to a field that had tons of memories for Carly and her family throughout her childhood.  I love when seniors tie their childhood memories into their senior pictures with special locations.  It writes their story for them, and every time they look at their wall portraits they will remember those special little things.

We were able to get some gorgeous light and skies, and towards the end we looked over and the most perfect rainbow was in the sky.  This was a first for me!  So we had fun with it!  Check out her favorites below, including the infamous rainbow shot!

 

Hair and Makeup:  Catie Minton (Sam Austin’s Salon, Dumas, Arkansas)

 

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Bailey | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Bailey is such a sweet and easy going person.  She came in telling me she absolutely could not pull off a serious look, because she laughs too much.  As you can see below, she did, and she did it VERY well!  Although it was hot and humid, Bailey was a trooper and toughed it out.  We had a great time with a lot of laughs and got some gorgeous images!  These are Bailey’s favorites:

 

Hair and Makeup:  Catie Minton (Sam Austin’s Salon, Dumas, Arkansas)

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