All posts tagged: Photography

A Picture of Fostering

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Being a photographer over the last six years has allowed me to meet and interact with people in a way I never would. Most of the time I’m the first person to smile and hug a bride and groom after they’re married and congratulate them, I’m the one who gets to witness the raw emotion of a couple’s first look before they are married. Sometimes I’m one of the first to hold a newborn, or […]

On Easter and Remembering

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I worked at an old camera and video shop in down town Rogers, Arkansas for sixteen months after graduating college. I was hired as a portrait/commercial photographer, but most of my days were spent behind the dusty laminate counters, selling cameras and video equipment, helping elderly customers upload photos at our kiosks, and occasionally teaching basic photography classes after hours.  Enough time has passed that I’m becoming a bit sentimental about it, you know, in […]

People Are The Best Parts of Photography

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    Playing catch-up on edits tonight (or early morning -guh). Most of you guys know I kind of burned out almost a year and a half ago on my wedding and portrait work so it’s encouraging that I’m deciding to pick up more work, slowly since then. I wasn’t surely how burned I was until now, and I’m not beyond repair. A huge thanks to the few who listened and encouraged me when I […]

Office Glamour!

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My travel schedule has finally started the downhill slide that I confess that I look forward to. As much as I love to get out of my routine and meet new people and eat Panda Express, most days I’m content to be in my house and more importantly, abide in my stretchy pants after 5:00 PM. It’s been an absolutely fantastic and busy summer and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part […]

Small Gifts At The Jeff City Pool

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“In the Christian community thankfulness is just what it is anywhere else in the Christian life. Only he who gives thanks for little things receives the big things. We prevent God from giving us the great spiritual gifts He has in store for us, because we do not give thanks for daily gifts. We think we dare not be satisfied with the small measure of spiritual knowledge, experience, and love that has been given to […]

Why Aunthood Is The Best

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Aunthood is the best because you can make paper hats and let them sit around half naked in the July heat, snuggle all day, and pass them off when they get fussy. Being an aunt truly is one of the best things that has happened in my life. I love my niece and nephew Cora and Davis like nuts! Cora was pretty fussy by the end of the shoot, so I don’t have very many […]

bearfield lovin’

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  This is the Bearfields. They are in love. They were married last month and are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever had the privilege of shooting their wedding. They are those people who are great individuals, but even better together. Thanks Grant and Kelly for sharing your day with me!

Schmudio.

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There are many things that I have learned after shooting studio work five days a week for 15 months straight. I have a deep appreciation for professional studio work -it’s such a mysterious and yet mathematic world to create beautiful pictures in the confines of a studio. It is not my forte but I do love studio lighting and I am always learning something new. Here is some from the past year. Some are terribly basic but […]

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Over the last five years there hasn’t really been one place that has felt like it’s mine. I’ve lived in several different places, all with good times and not so good times. I’ve shared homes with eight other twenty-somethings, tiny gross dormitories with my best friend Sus, the old Holly House with five other girls from college, my parent’s house after they rearranged from my absence, and that one dorm with the conjoining bathroom that […]

Victor + Claire

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I had the opportunity to shoot Claire and Victor’s engagements last weekend in my college town, Siloam Springs and it was a blast. This shoot was hilarious. I’ve never cracked up so much. I’ve known Claire for several years and she has been one of my good friends through it all -15 page art history papers, hosting and waiting tables together, dance parties, thursday night catch ups, break ups, and girly chatter. I remember Claire telling […]