D Family | Northwest Arkansas Family Photographer

In this business, sometimes you become friends with your clients. And sometimes your clients were already your friends.

I've had the pleasure of being able to capture James and Ashley's life together from the beginning. Engagement, wedding, pregnancy announcement, family sessions, and their little girl's first year milestones. My family and I had lived next to James for years so capturing his new family was as natural as breathing. They were excited for their fall session and I couldn't wait to see them.

And then James passed away last month.

Ash didn't know if she could go on with a family session without him so close to losing him, but she decided to do it for their little girl. I suggested bringing a photo of him so he could be there, too.

It was beautiful.

James would have approved.

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L and I Say I Do | Northwest Arkansas Wedding Photographer

Lauren and Ian were the last of three weddings I
shot at St. Catherine's in Fayetteville last year.
Instead of being an elopement with only a bride and groom and maybe
one or two family members or friends, they had an intimate
wedding with a full wedding party, guests,
and a small reception at Noodles .
I love how St. Catherine's can be used for any wedding,
from elopements to huge events.
 

Waiting on River | Northwest Arkansas Maternity Photographer

I had the pleasure of traveling to a beautiful piece of land where a house was
freshly built and capturing the maternity photos for
this most amazing family.

I love how connected, down to earth, and easy going these people are.
It shines through in the photos, I think, and it makes me so happy.

 

She's got a lovely daughter who is so, so, so excited to be a big sister.

We ended the day with a milk bath, which is something I've wanted to do
for the longest time. 
I can't wait for their sweet little guy to get here!