Cora’s 6th Birthday

girl in studio

Cora had her birthday session in the studio a couple of weeks ago. This beautiful girl turned six! I’ve been taking her pictures for quite a while now. I found this one from 2011:


This year she looked so grown up!

girl in studio 2

I always ask moms to think about what their kids are into right now so we can do some pictures that reflect their personality and  interests. Cora loves gymnastics. So a few shots in her gym outfit seemed perfect.


studio child

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Family of four plus dogs | Star City, Arkansas family photography

family of four with dogs

This summer I met this sweet family and their dearly loved dogs. I love when clients bring pets to the session. They are a part of your lives, why not make them a part of your family photos? These two dogs were so well-behaved and even smiled in most all of the images. And to tell the truth, dogs make it a lot easier to get smiles out of the people too, especially when they are as obedient as these two were. We had a couple of out takes, but they were as much fun to shoot as the ones where everyone was behaving. I hope this family cherishes the memories these images bring back for them forever.

boys and their dog

mother and sons

family outtakes

family of four

family of four and dogs

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Shoot Shop August class

learn to use your camera

We had another fun class this week and friends went from not knowing how to change their settings on their camera to understanding how the exposure triangle works!

I love teaching these classes. It’s so much fun to help people learn to do something they’ve always wanted to do but thought it was too complicated or too scary. It’s not! You can learn to use your camera too.

I keep the classes small so that we have plenty of time for questions and practice. I walk you through changing the settings on your camera until you can do it.

how to use your camera

If you’ve spent the money on a nice camera and love taking pictures, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get the most out of it you can and learn how to use it properly.

I’d love to show you how.

Check out the Shoot Shop page and sign up to get the first notification about the next class. I’m planning to do another one in October. I’d love to see you there.