Mommy & Me | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

“While trying to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about” -Anonymous

 

Delaney brought her sweet little boy in for some ‘mommy and me’ pictures, and we snuck a few in of her too :).  I’m so proud of Delaney for making time to have professional portraits done with Austin.  She knows exactly what’s important.

Can I get on my soap box just a second?

Mama’s usually get so caught up in the busyness of life, and all too often put themselves last to be in pictures.  The most common excuse I hear is ‘I want to lose weight before I have any done’.

Well, mama, we don’t know what life will throw at us, so don’t put it off.

Your children do not see you through their eyes how YOU see yourself.

Your children see you as the person who makes all of their boo-boo’s better.  The person who knows just the right tickle spot to make them laugh.  The person who makes the best macaroni and cheese, from the box, that was ever made in the history of mankind.  Oh, and that extra ‘fluff’ you’re wanting to lose?  That ‘fluff’ is engrained in your childs memory of being the most comfortable way to fall asleep.  They will remember all of those things.

Not that mama needs to lose 10 lbs.  They don’t notice that at all.

Want to know how I know these things?  Because these things are what I remember about my mama.  I honestly never noticed anything else about her.  Now that she’s gone, I constantly dig through old pictures, praying I find some of me with my mom, or even of my mom by herself, that I haven’t seen before.  When I find a new one, it’s better than finding gold.

One day, my friend, pictures will be all your family has left of you.

Be in them.  Be present.  Take hundreds, thousands.  Take them for your family, and most importantly if you have kids, take them for your babies.

Off my soap box now 🙂

Austin is a little charmer, and I love that we had a chance to snap some of Delaney by herself.

Delaney, you will love these forever,  and Austin will be so thankful he has them too.

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Boston & Beckham | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

These two boys top the list of favorite clients to photograph.  I think it’s because they remind me so much of my boys.  Boston is such a laid back, easy-going big brother.  He is so good with Beckham, watching him to make sure he doesn’t get into anything he shouldn’t.  Although she doesn’t, Allison could totally prop her feet up and relax for a little bit with Boston around lol!  He’s that good with his little brother.  Beckham is your typical busy-bodied toddler, running wild and free-spirited.  His little grin can melt you in a split second.  When I walked in to their home to do their session that day, he immediately grabbed my hand and took me around their house showing me things.  He is such a sweet baby, and a pretty one at that (he is still little so we mama’s can call our baby boys pretty at that age)!

Allison and Gage, you are truly blessed.

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Simpson Family | Dumas, Arkansas Family Photographer

Fall is officially here, even though it doesn’t really feel like it temperature-wise most days!  We had an absolutely gorgeous morning for The Simpson family’s fall family portraits!  This entire family is SO photogenic!  I had a great time watching the kids run around and play in the midst of getting some gorgeous pictures that this family will get to enjoy for years to come!  Here are some of their favorites:s1-copys13-copys17-copys23-copys31-copys39-copys40-copys45-copys50-bw-copys57-bw-copys60-bw-copys61-copys63-copys68-copys70-copy

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Dokadia Family | Dumas, Arkansas Family Photographer

From Arsheen’s senior portraits a few years ago to their family portraits now…I had a blast at each session I’ve done with them!!  Their family is so tight-knit and full of laughter!  These are some of their favorites from their recent family session!

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The Wells Family | Dumas, AR Family Photographer

Clif and my husband, Drew, have worked together with the same construction company for awhile.  Drew told me one evening after he got home that he had a friend at work that wanted me to do their family pictures.  Not long after that, Clif’s wife, Mandy, called me and set up their appointment.  I heard nothing but good things from Drew about Clif, so I was excited to meet their little family!   Lennox is a little ham and is as cute as can be and I had the BEST time getting to know him, his mama and his daddy at their session!  I’ll let his pictures speak for themselves 🙂

Thank you, Clif and Mandy, for choosing Unlimited Photography to take your family portraits!

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Self Family

When I think of fall, I think of colors like cranberry, mustard yellow, and shades of brown and green.  Apparently Mrs. Dianne and I think alike, because those are the exact colors her family showed up in for their fall portrait session.  The evening was picture perfect for fall; cool and crisp, leaves falling on the ground and in every warm shade of color possible.  Throw in a gorgeous location and everything worked together in perfect harmony.

I am so excited to get to finally share these with everyone…..I’ve been anxious to since they were taken!  Thank you Mike, Dianne, Erin and Lane, for choosing me to take your fall family portraits!

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Miles Family

Now that Christmas cards have been sent out, I can post these beautiful portraits of the Miles family!  I’ve been excited to share these since the day they were taken, because not only are they a photogenic family, but this mama put together outfits that were out of this world.  Some people just have ‘it’ when it comes to things like that, and Adrienne has ‘it’ for sure!  Thank you, Miles family, for the opportunity!  I know your portraits look amazing in your home!

 

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