Averi turns one! | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

This sweet little firecracker has a birthday next month, so why not have a red, white, and blue themed birthday party?!  She is the sweetest, cuddliest (if that’s not a word, I made it a word just for her lol) little girl and will steal your heart in a split-second!  She knows how to use those sparkling blue eyes to charm ya!  Also, it was such an honor to photograph 4 generations of Files/Hughes women!  It’s a photo that will be cherished every time they see it in their home ❤

Happy (early) Birthday baby girl!


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Emmett | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby Emmett came to the studio last week for his newborn session, and although we tried every trick in the book, he did not want to sleep at all lol!  His mama blamed it on their big family, and the fact that he’s so loved that he doesn’t get to lay down much.  He was wide awake almost the entire time, except for a few sleepy ‘let me close my eyes for a second’ shots, but I couldn’t love them more.  Emmett has the sweetest, laid back personality, and as you can tell from some of the shots, a big appetite!  He gnawed on his hands almost the entire time, and believe me, his mama made sure his little belly was full.  We were even able to get a special shot for his daddy, who is a lineman for Entergy.  Emmett thought he needed to show out for his daddy a little in one shot, too, by flexing.  I hear his big brother, Gray, is doing an amazing job at keeping him happy.  Gray even comes in to check on him every little bit when he’s playing outside.  I know those two will share a special bond as they grow ❤  Scroll through these precious portraits and see just how sweet this new baby is.


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Reece | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

Reece was a dream to have in the studio, and mama and daddy say she’s the same at home.  Seriously, she is one of the few newborn sessions I’ve done that went smooth, start to finish.  She came in sleeping and she left sleeping.  She let me move her and mould her into whatever shape or position I needed without making a peep.  Oh, and the smiles!  She gave so many sweet little smiles throughout the session, making sure to give one with both her mama and daddy!  She wraps everyone she meets around that sweet little finger of hers.

Welcome to the world Reece!

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Hudson | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

I had the honor of photographing Hudson a few weeks ago, and his daddy and I just so happen to go way back.

Back in my teenage years, I was a hard core softball player, and so was Katie Puryear.  We played in the Dumas league together pretty much our entire lives.  Always running around playing and attending every game was Katie’s little brother, Calvin.  When he wasn’t in the stands cheering on Katie, he was on the field himself.  Calvin was quite the baseball player.  Although he’s a few years younger than me, I can remember him dominating on the ball field.  I have no doubt Calvin will have his little boy on the field as soon as he can walk.

Calvin went on to marry Kathleen, and together they have brought a sweet, calm spirited little boy into the world.  I didn’t know Kathleen prior to their newborn session, but just in the short time of working together it’s obvious that she and Calvin are a perfect match.  They are both so in love with this little boy, and I can’t wait to watch him grow up on the ball field.

Meet Hudson Puryear:

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Bentley, Addyson & Alyssa | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

Addyson came to me for her newborn portraits, and now tagging along with her is a new baby brother Bentley and baby cousin Alyssa!  Look at how precious these babies are:


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Zayden | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

Y’all.  They do not get any cuter than this.

Zayden and his mommy came in to have ‘Mommy and Me’ Portraits made (which I applaud her for because so many mama’s put this off and they always end up regretting it!).  He smiled at me the entire time!  He never would let me hold him, but he would run to me and get within 6 inches, stop, show the biggest 4-toothed smile he could, then run back to his mama.  This is what a happy baby and a good nap beforehand looks like:

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Laken is one! | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

This sweet little ball of energy came to the studio last week for her first birthday session!  She officially turned one yesterday, but her mama and aunt wanted to have these done in time to display at her birthday party.  She is the sweetest little social butterfly!  Her little eyes just sparkle, and if you mention her daddy she goes nuts!  That little girl has her mama’s heart and her daddy is wrapped around her little finger.  I can’t forget to mention her Aunt Cristan…she’s just as smitten over Laken as anyone could be!  We had so much fun and I think Laken’s little personality shined in her portraits.

Happy Birthday sweet Laken!