Sweet Baby | Northwest Arkansas Newborn Photographer

Friday, January 23, 2015

Shortly before Christmas I posted on facebook
searching for newborns.
I had decided that I missed documenting families and their
new little babies, so I needed
new babies to photograph for my portfolio.
Rosie, a really talented clothing designer,
answered the call. 

I am so glad she did.

There was a calm but creative energy when I walked into their house.
Fabric swatches, dress forms, and other sewing notions
were scattered about and a sweet four year old with amazing
curls was drawing next to the window. 

I just knew it was going to be a great session.

Baby yawns. 
Can you ever get enough?

These two may be my favorites from the entire session.

Big sis Ezra was not very happy that we wanted photos
of her with her baby sister.
She confessed she was really disappointed
that the baby was actually a baby
and not a kitty. 

I love this family photo!

She's so sweet.

Nothing like a little wild swinging to put a
smile on your face, right?

2014 Review

Monday, January 5, 2015

What a wonderful year!!
It was filled with fantastic families,
gorgeous weddings, and couples in love. 
I also was able to create more
fine art fantasy work, which I love. 

I can't wait to see what 2015 will bring!
Now that my own little ones are all in school,
I will be opening up more weekday
sessions for newborns,
milestone sessions,
and beauty boudoir sessions.
It's going to be great.

Thank you so much, sweet clients,
for choosing me as your photographer.
So many of my families come back each year
and I'm so honored by that. 
I love seeing your families grow!

Cassie + Ryan

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Love some sparkle!!
Check out those shoes!!  They were Cassie's version of Cinderella slippers.

Cassie made such a beautiful, lovely bride. 
She does Crossfit, can't you tell.  :)

That bouquet! 
Brooch bouquets are so beautiful.
Heavy, but beautiful. :)

I'm seriously in love with how
in love these two are
with each other.

It's adorable.

(PS, the officiant up there is Raven. 
You'll be seeing more of her later when I post her engagement photos
and shoot her May wedding!)

Cassie and her mom spent hours and hours and hours
making all of the pretty decorations for the wedding.

First dance as husband and wife. 

Parent dances.

Party time!

And they lived Happily Ever After.

Cake: Litterelly Delicious
Make-up: Sam Caudill
Hair: Whitney McKee
Venue and Reception: Basin Park
DJ: Drew with Brock Entertainment

My Family! | Northwest Arkansas Family Photographer

Sunday, October 19, 2014

  You often hear about photographers' families getting the shaft when it comes to having their own portraits taken.  I'm so guilty of this myself.  Our first real family photos with a hired photographer was back in 2012.  I LOVED it.  I'll have to share some of those photos on here soon, too, because they were so amazing. 

One thing I do force ask my family to do often is take group photos using my trusty tripod.  As a result, we have tons of family portraits over the years.  Some of them are casual, some are dressier, and sometimes you can tell that one or two of the kiddos are just SO OVER it, but I don't care.  I have yearly photos of my entire family and that is all that matters to me.  ;) 

I had been telling everyone that yesterday was going to be family photo day for a long time.  I prepped outfits and gave several warnings that it was going to be an early morning since we were taking photos at sunrise.  Even though I got a lot of resistance, the results are a handful of photos I adore.

And yes, one of us is not smiling, but that is pretty much a standard thing for her when we try to get her to go with the flow, so it is very fitting!  :) 

PS, be on the look out for some new posts really soon as I post all the awesomeness
from the fall busy season!

Jodee and Chris say I Do | Northwest Arkansas Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I loved this wedding! 
Not only are Jodee and Chris ridiculously in love,
but they are surrounded by friends and family
who love them sooo much.
It was an honor to document their gorgeous day.

Their wedding and reception were held at the Garden Room in Fayetteville. 
The Garden Room is one of my favorite venues in the area!
All of the greenery and fairy lights make me happy.  :)

This dress was perfect for Jodee!
It fit her like a glove.
Loved it.

They were having a bit of a problem getting her veil secured. ;)

The bracelet was a family heirloom. 

They decided to wait to see each other until she was walking to him down the aisle. I adore the look on her face and all the emotion in his!

Soo much love!!

I love her, "I just got married!!" face. 

I love photographing hopping dance floors.
It's so much fun.
There were conga lines, grooms getting tossed into the air, dance-offs,
and the perfect amount of laughter. 

These boys are hilarious.

They requested a sparkler shot.  Love!

Congratulations, Jodee and Chris!!!

Fall Family Minis | Northwest Arkansas Family Photographer

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Life at Seven Months | Northwest Arkansas Lifestyle Photographer

I love little babies. 
And I love little babies at this stage.
The just starting to crawl stage.
Super cute, not too fast,
and just so curious about everything.
Put that together with the fact that this beauty's momma is
one of my really good friends and you
have what I consider the perfect session.

I spent a morning with them and just documented how their day unfolded.
After wake-up changes.
Play time.
I love these types of sessions. 
Lifestyle/storytelling whatever you want to call it,
it just speaks to me.








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