Abbey | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Abbey is probably the most athletic teen I’ve ever met.  She is playing or has played almost every sport at her high school in DeWitt.  Just listening to her tell her daily schedule has me tired, but one thing stands out to me about her…. Abbey gives 110% of herself to whatever she commits to.  She goes and goes and though she may get tired, she continues to go so that she can fulfill her commitment and be the best she can possibly be.  I have no doubt this carries into her academics as well!

She’s also super cute and has a sports car 😉 (what teen doesn’t dream of getting a sports car?!)

Abbey made my job easy.  Here are some of her favorites:

 

Hair and Makeup by Catie Minton, Sam Austins Salon, Dumas, AR

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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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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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Dylan | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Dylan was my first official ‘Class of 2018’ session for this summer!  We endured a normal summertime evening; hot and humid.  Dylan knew he wanted to include his love for football, duck hunting, and his hometown in his session.  We managed to fit most of it in, but be on the lookout for pictures from Dylan’s duck hunting session, happening this fall!

His dog, Sabor, joined us for several pictures, and she was a ball of energy.  Wherever her duck dummy went, her eyes followed.  She wouldn’t move until Dylan gave her the go-ahead, and once he did, she would bolt like a flash of lightening.  She’s super smart, not to mention sweet as can be!

Dylan is looking forward to his Senior year and giving his all to his last season of Bobcat Football.  I’m looking forward to watching him and the rest of the team play!

Here are Dylan’s favorites from his session:

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Austin | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Austin has many loves that include his truck, his dog, duck hunting, baseball and working with his family’s cattle.  When planning his session, he and his mom knew they wanted to incorporate some of these into his session, but why not include them all?  So we did.

He had a two-part session, one evening and one morning, since we had so many locations and ideas.  It may have been hot and humid causing less than ideal conditions for most people, but this guy’s hair was on point!  I can’t say that I’ve ever had hair envy for a male, but I’ll just go ahead and say that I did with Austin’s.  His.  Hair.  Is.  Gorgeous.

It was super hard to narrow down favorites for the blog, but Austin, his mom and I all agree that these made the top of the list:

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Hunter | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Hunter is an avid fisherman and his family has a history of driving big rig’s.   His grandpa, who was basically like a best friend, passed away suddenly a few months ago while hauling a load.  It was only right to honor their bond with his senior portraits.

Here are Hunter and his family’s favorites from his senior session:

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