Emily | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

This young lady has a heart the size of Texas.  She’s on on UP’s Senior Model Team, so we met at a meeting back in the spring.  I knew then she was something special.  Meekness and humbleness is hard to come by in teenagers, and she exhibited both from the start.

Fast forward to the summertime, and we were raising money by selling raffle tickets for my little boy’s all-star team to attend their state tournament.  Do you know that Emily was one of the first to inbox me, letting me know she wanted to buy $20 in tickets?  This hard working teenager wanted to donate $20 of HER money to a little ball team.  That spoke to my heart SO much, and showed me just what kind of parents she had (for instilling such morals in their daughter), along with backing up those initial thoughts I had when meeting her this past spring.  She has such a sweet spirit.

I think we captured the sparkle that Emily radiates (along with gorgeous fall colors and a the killer wardrobe she put together!), and I’m so glad I get to work with her again this spring.  Here are her favorites:

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Parker | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

We may have had to reschedule once because of Arkansas’s crazy fall severe weather, but mother nature totally made up for it with a gorgeous day for Parker’s session.  He knew he wanted to incorporate a cotton field, and his love for duck hunting, but other than that he was open to anything.  We had a great time, and I LOVE his images!  Here are his family’s favorites:

 

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Neida | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

-Audrey Hepburn

 

Neida is quiet, but definitely don’t count her out.  She has this determination about her- a drive- that makes her a quiet contender.  She didn’t talk a whole lot during our session, but her sisters and I made up for it.  They also helped me get some good laughs out of Neida, which made for some gorgeous images.  She’s such a sweet, sweet young woman, and I’m so thankful I got to shoot her senior session.

Here are her favorites:

 

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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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Sheila Jo | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

“Sometimes we’re all too quick to count down the days, that we forget to make the days count.” -anonymous

 

Class of 2019, your time is near- you’re about to enter one of the most memorable years of your life.  Don’t wish it away.  Embrace every moment and make every memory that you can.

I have no doubt Sheila Jo will.

Sheila Jo – full of beauty, grace, and a quirkiness that just makes you happy whenever you’re in her presence.  I know she is about to have the time of her life ❤

McGehee High School Class of 2019

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Garret | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

I love when family comes along a senior shoot.  It adds to the memories being made.  I also love when they plan to take a few shots.  Most families I talk with say they haven’t had professional pictures done in 20+ years, so it really means a lot to me that they have a few done with their child during such an important season of their life.

Garret wasn’t super excited for his senior session (truthfully, not many guys are), but I think I won him over by the end.  Here are his mom’s favorites:

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Alden | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

“Nothing makes a young woman more beautiful,

than the belief that she is beautiful.”

-Sophia Loren

 

Alden only had one specific request when planning her senior session, and that was to include her cousin, Dane.

So that’s what we did.

After finishing some fun in the studio with beauty lighting and a fan gently blowing her loose curls around, we loaded up to do the outdoor portion of the session.  The first stop was to see Dane.  His grave was full of things he loved, specifically regarding duck hunting.  I know Alden’s mind was flooded with memories as we sat there.  I can’t imagine losing a good friend, who is also family, at such a young age.  I could see a mixture of emotions in her face in that short time- mostly sadness- but also a sense of proudness peeking through some smiles.  Proud that, although he physically isn’t here with us on this earth, she was able to show how much she loved and cared for him by including him in such a special time of her life, something she was documenting.  It was a humbling part of the session that I’m truly honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of.

Once we finished there, we headed to Arkansas City to continue.  Alden’s outfits were perfect, down to each accessory she picked to go with them.  She has the best girl-next-door look….the kind that when I had her smiling at me and had her look off, she would give a natural little shy laugh, and my camera shutter couldn’t keep up fast enough.

It was a beautiful evening for a beautiful girl and these are just a few of the many favorites from her session:

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