Jake T. | Class of 2020 | DeWitt, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Sometimes there are families that I get to meet with this business that reminds me of my own.  The type of family who does most everything together.  The kids are all pretty close in age and grow up together, sometimes even having birthday parties together.  The kind of family that clears out a section of the bleachers when they come, because they all come to support and cheer on their kid.  That’s my family (sorry for the people we sometimes run off because of that LOL), and that’s Jake’s family.

It would be tough to find a more genuine crew out there, and Jake is blessed.  Farming is deep in their veins, and Jake even wrote a poem about it that we incorporated into one of his senior portraits.  In this picture (that you’ll see below), he was wearing his grandpa’s belt, standing in their family field.

We hopped around to a few places during his session- their farm, a special place back in the woods near the bayou, the Gillett welcome sign & football field, and even his grandma’s yard.  Speaking of his grandma’s yard- Jake wanted to do a few of those corny ‘senior pics’ that was hot in the 80’s and 90’s, so the ones you see with the tree are what we came up with.  I must say though, his mom and I laughed because they weren’t THAT bad!!  I wasn’t surprised at his request- this is coming from a guy who’s group of friends decided they all wanted to grow mullets, and brought the ‘business in the front/party in the back’ to 2019/2020!  They’ve got guts, humor, and know how to make a memory!

Here are some favorites from Jake’s session.  Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- families who come back to me over and over for portraits are giving me the highest honor I could ever achieve.  There’s no award or trophy that can compare to a returning client, and for this family and every other family who returns to me, I am humbled and forever grateful!

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Jack | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

I’ve been sharing a little bit here and there on the Facebook page, but I’m ready to spill the beans with all of the favorites from Jack’s session!

He’s a senior at DeWitt High School, and is a pretty awesome football player.  When you grow up in a farm family, and it’s in your blood, you can’t help but to incorporate that in your senior pictures as well.

Jack’s mom, Julie, did a wonderful job scouting locations around Gillett.  I won’t share with you the length’s she went to to make sure things were perfect, but we got a pretty good laugh out of scrolling through her camera roll 🙂

I love every single one.

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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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