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:
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
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!
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.
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.