sisters, balloons, & cupcakes (arkansas children's photographer)

 The last few weeks have been crazy around here and I'm sure crazy for you too. I have been excited to get back to blogging and sharing a few pictures from some great sessions.
These sweet girls were a laugh a minute. They are so funny and I was giggling right along side them. There were laughs, candy canes, balloons and cupcakes. That makes for a great day!
....and speaking of cupcakes this week is the Chino family annual Cupcakes for a Cause sale. Let me know if you are interested in making an order and we will have your cupcakes waiting on Friday.
Check out more info here...
Cupcakes are $2 each
Chocolate with Very Dark Chocolate Frosting
Vanilla with Vanilla Bean Frosting
Chocolate with Peppermint Frosting


i just don't want to miss my opportunity, in this season of thanksgiving, to say how thankful i am. to do this thing i love. to work with amazing people. to hear stories. see love. hold babies. watch families.

red (Conway, AR senior photographer)

 I was so excited last week to head to Conway and meet this sweet senior. I love some change of scenery and this was just that. Some great spots that I can't wait to go back to and check out further.
 I also LOVE red hair and it was so amazing with the fall color.
 Did I mention super fun locations? We got to end our shoot at a family friends barn and while there was plenty to love about it I was especially partial to this old adorable.
 Thanks for showing me some great spots and smiling through the cold air and wind.
happy thursday!
one week until thanksgiving!

dates and deadlines...43 days til Christmas

dates and deadlines are not my specialty, but in order to keep on task i am going to give it a try.
November 11th....last day to order and have possibility of being back before Thanksgiving
December 12th...last day to order and have back before Christmas

I generally say give me two weeks for delivery, my printer is pretty fast, but I have minimum order amounts with them and have to factor in my time getting the order in and checking and packaging once it is in.

I will be out of pocket from November 13-17 & November 19-24. This means I will try to still check my email and respond in a timely manner, but will not be working.
I also plan to not work from December 18-31, this does not include order delivery or any sessions that are already booked.
thanks and happy friday!

me & molly (central arkansas senior photographer)

 From the second we pulled up at this location I was in love. It is pretty rare for me to shoot in a place that I didn't have some hand in picking, or have at least seen before. I had total faith that it would be amazing, I had seen a few pictures and Ms Molly has a great photographic eye, but it exceeded all expectations. I was in awe as I walked around every corner.
 Molly was great to work with, willing to climb on things and sit in questionable areas. And she didn't even mock me for how excited I was about these dilapidated buildings....she was even excited with me.
 On top of the location we were also working with great clothes (five changes), amazing weather, and she is pretty cute too (or gorgeous). Other than the horses, which I am apparently attractive to and scared of, it was a perfect shoot.
I could have and still could go on and on, but we were forced to stop by total darkness.
thanks molly!

zoo (arkansas family photographer)

 I'm sure I have mentioned in the past that one of my favorite things about working with my family is that I can use fun ideas I have in my head and have some input on clothes and they usually are up for whatever. My brother's wife is great with clothes and we have pretty similar likes and interest and so once again it was super fun to work with them.
 Though things that would work with kids that don't know me are lost on my nieces and nephews, who know me too well, I do know what they think is funny and so I can usually get a smile or even a giggle.
 This year I took my brother and his family to the zoo. It really is a pretty spot and a great place to watch a family be a family, I love that. We stopped along the way to check out some of our favorite animals. The giraffes were in rare form and kept standing behind them as we took photos. My nephew was having a very hard time not turning around to watch, but was pretty excited that the giraffe would be in the family photo.
 We had the added bonus of some cool rides outside the zoo, set up for Boo at the Zoo. Unfortunately they were not running until that night, but still a pretty fun backdrop.
 happy monday!

gifts (little rock, arkansas senior photographer)

 In my dream world I can dance, but in reality it is not where I am gifted. Fortunately I am lucky enough to experience the gifts of others.
 Last week I met up with this beautiful senior and got to photograph her and capture her gift.
I was excited to get to know her and thrilled when she pulled out her tap shoes and we made a plan to end our time together with a sunset and some leaps (jumps?).
Thanks so much for spending this time with me and putting up with "one more time".
happy friday!

home (little rock arkansas family photographer)

 Last week I caught up with this family at their beautiful home. I love to shoot at a home and really bring in the personality of a family, we are all so comfortable in our own space.
 This home was amazing inside and out and after my time with them I am thinking this family is pretty amazing too.
 These boys had me cracking up the same way my own boys do. The silly jokes and faces that I can really appreciate as a fellow boy mom.
Last week was CRAZY (mdo photos, pumpkin contest, photo shoots, and fall festival) so I am hoping to play lots of catch up this week.
happy monday!

state fair (little rock, ar family photographer)

 Last year when I worked with this family, also in a great location, we started talking about how much fun it would be to do family pictures at the fair. we did and it was!
There were tons of people, lights, fair food, rides.
I am loving the movement and bright colors.
these make me happy.
happy thursday!


today i am finding myself asking how it could possibly be friday? this week has flown by and i feel that i am not sure what i have to show for it. it was a good week, but just way too quick. hoping the days slow or christmas will be here tomorrow.
happy friday!

canoe (north little rock, ar family photographer)

When I met up with this family at the end of the summer i was so excited about the plans we made. We were taking some formal photos and a few family shots and then we took some fun shots in the lake behind the family home (this mama was on a yolo board in a formal gown). They have lots of water toys and my mind was spinning with all the fun we could have. Unfortunately we ran out of daylight, but last week we met up again to get some great backyard shots with the family!
I think the photos show a family that loves to be together and be outside. I know these kiddos and I love the personality that can't help but come across. Today these pictures are making me smile.
happy friday!

growing up (central arkansas family photographer)

it's fall! i love the weather and the clothes and i love, love, love the opportunity to work with families again. this adorable little man is now two and half and i can't believe how the time has flown since i first photographed him two years ago.
the last two years we have worked in a more urban setting. it was so much fun to do something more earthy and really give this little man some room to run. changing up location can really direct the feeling of the photos and is a great way to update family photos.

happy wednesday! and happy fall!

christmas cards!

I have been so excited to share this years Christmas card options. These templates are for 5x7 flat or folded cards (a 4x6 flat card can be made and mailed as a postcard with $0.28 postage). The colors and text on these cards are customizable and can be matched to your photos. 



 The tenth option would be to do a solid photo, horizontal or vertical, on one side of the card and to pick one of the above options as the opposite side. I will also still offer the designs we used last year (seen here).
Cards include envelopes and are sold in sets of 25
flat cards.....$2 per card
folded cards......$3 per card
Now is a great time time to go ahead and order cards if your proofs are already up. Printing will take approximately two weeks.

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