Mallory | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

This girl.  She has that ‘model’ look, and that southern hometown girl charm.  I told her she’s my little Kendall Jenner- to me she favors her a lot!  We had so much fun trekking all around Desha county for Mallory’s senior session.  Although everyone agrees that we love them ALL, these are her best of the best!

This, my friends, is what perfection looks like!

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Shelby | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Blonde hair, blue eyes, and dimples.  Shelby can put a check mark by all 3.  She grew up close to the water, so we made sure to incorporate that in her session, since that’s just who she is.  I bet you’ll never guess where she plans to attend college next fall 🙂

Here are Shelby’s favorites

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Mary Rebekah | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Mary Rebekah has the beauty and the brains.

She has an infectious personality….the kind that you can’t help but to be in a good mood when you’re around her!  She is in the running for Valedictorian of her class and is a dedicated member of the MHS dance team.

I want to be Mary Rebekah when I grow up.

LOL.  Seriously though, she is so determined and focused.  I know she will do big things after graduation, and I can’t wait to see!

Here are her favorites:

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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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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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Kaylei | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

I don’t think I’ve laughed as much at a session as I did at Kaylei’s.  She and her mom have such a vivacious and friendly personality!  I felt as if I’ve known them my entire life.

Kaylei loves to be outside, hunt, fish, go to church, and hanging out with her friends.  She’s entering her senior year at Drew Central this fall, and plans to pursue Nursing afterwards at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Hair and Makeup by the fabulous Catie Minton (Sam Austin’s Salon, Dumas, AR)

Here are Kaylei’s favorites!

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Andrew + Samantha | Dumas, Arkansas Professional Photographer

I’ve known Samantha all of my life, like many of you have, and she is such a sweet, sweet soul.  She would give you the shirt off of her back to help you out and she is just genuinely a good person.  She has worked hard to provide for her beautiful little girl, Anna Claire, and has also become a staple in our community in many ways.  God sent Samantha and her little girl the man she’s prayed for her entire life, and they were married in a small, intimate ceremony last fall.  I didn’t know Andrew personally prior to their wedding, but I can tell you that just from knowing him this short period of time, he and Samantha are truly soulmates.  You can just see it in his eyes when he looks at her.  Andrew didn’t just take on Samantha, but also a sweet little girl who he looks at as his own.  He loves these girls whole-heartedly and you can see it when you watch them together.  I had the honor and privilege to be there with her and the handful of guests to celebrate and help her document this glorious occasion.

Thank you Andrew, Samantha and Anna Claire, for letting me be there for you.

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