William Ford

To all you mommas out there who have had C-Sections: That ain’t NO JOKE ladies! Hats off to you beautiful warriors who endured that labor.

This was my first C-Section to shoot and I must say, it was just as thrilling and intense as, well, the other way. I can’t decide what my favorite part of the whole surgery was…the feeling of scrubbing in and looking all “doctorish” with my garb on or the fact that I witnessed a baby being cut out of a stomach! Either way, I wanna do it again, soon. C-Section scheduled for anyone?? Anyone?

Whitney is the most gorgeous, laid back momma I have ever seen. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be in the room with you as your sweet little Ford was born into the world! I tried to figure out a way to steal him AND my scrub garb.

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Baby Judah

I’m so excited to show you these pics of this precious baby boy! After a long process of adoption and just a few days notice, Matt and Jessica welcomed into their home baby Judah!

During this shoot, I witnessed first hand how God has bonded this precious family together. It was hard holding back the tears as I tried to “work” instead of stare in awe of this touching story and watch the blessings pour out over Matt and Jessica! Look at the way Judah smiles when his daddy is holding him, and the comfort he shows on his face as his momma cradles him in her arms.

Judah, you were worth the wait and I know so many people who prayed for you and will continue to love on you for a lifetime!

I couldn’t think of any set of parents more deserving of this child than Matt and Jessica! Congrats to a beautiful family!

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Fall Mini Sessions

Hey guys! It’s been 4 months since I have took to my blog. As most of you know, I will be birthing my second baby girl in January and shoooooot did I have a hard first trimester or what?? I could barely think about photography this summer with the hot heat and the barfing. You didn’t want to know that part but you got it anyway.  Although, I did have a good summer, shot a few weddings and managed to shoot a few sessions which I will be showing you soon!

Now that I am 21 weeks preggo, I am feeling mighty fine and high on energy and ready to shoot your fall session!

Note that this special is only valid in September and October with limited spots available.

Hope you all had a great summer and a cool fall waiting on you!

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Nate

I hit the jackpot with this session. Malina asked me if I could come to her home to snap some pics of her juicy baby boy, which hey, I will go anywhere you want, but naturally, I am always a little concerned about what I am going to find when I show up to a place that I haven’t scouted out before hand! When I walked into her luscious living room to find natural walls with TONS of light, endless space and the most comfy white couch, I (in my mind) hugged and kissed Malina a million times! I was in photographer’s heaven. Not only because of this amazing space but because of her most precious, happy, adorable, goooeeeey baby boy, Nate! I was plotting ways to steal him before the shoot was over.

All of these things combined made for some beautiful “real life” shots that I adore.

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Vondran kiddos

Kendra is totally going to kill me for posting pictures of her on my blog today, but hey, I don’t even care because look at how gorgeous she is? And yes, I absolutely made her take a few head shots during this session. She kicked and screamed and I won for 22.75 seconds!

As you can see below, during this shoot Harper and Preston had some major inside jokes going on, while Abby and Meg were quite the stunning, young, classy ladies they have always been! I hate that Dr. V couldn’t join us for the pics (the life of a doctor) but I enjoyed my 30 minute glimpse into what goes down at the Vondran household. They need a reality show! I would tune in and laugh hysterically.

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Jake Scott

If you are ever in the need for an actor with an Irish accent, then this is your guy. Jake makes me laugh, he makes me smile and he is a senior this year. WHAAAT? I remember (tear tear) when he was a little tyke running around church like he owned the place. I mean, look at him, he still looks like he owns the place. What a handsome, funny and Godly man you have become, Jake! I know whatever you end up doing with your life, it will be amazing with some fun stories to tell!

And I can’t end this post without mentioning his super fun, cool, wise, smart, beautiful, encouraging, loving, truth seeking parents, John and Kim. You amaze me at what all you can accomplish in a day. And it’s all done with such love! I have been truly blessed to be in the same church body with you both for the last 10 years. Let’s do 50 more?

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The Charlotte John Co.

Way back 3 years ago before I had a child, I worked next door to Charlotte John and her huge crew of real estate agents. Charlotte is one of the nicest people that I have ever met. She is very successful, driven and has a passion for community for the Heights in Little Rock. I was completely honored (and a tad nervous) that she asked me to shoot her latest group shot of her agents! A huge “thank you” goes out to her daughter in law, Melissa, for helping me pose and coordinate this shot. If you are in need of selling or buying a house, I would recommend the beautiful agents at the Charlotte John Co!

Note: Can you spot who I had to cut and paste in? Wait, no, don’t look too hard. It may be obvious now.

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Susan Bridals

I have been DYING to show you these images from Susan’s bridal shoot! She sent me the link to the Dreamland Ballroom as an idea for a location. I had never heard of this gem in Downtown Little Rock and I was in pure shock when I browsed their website. How in the world have I not heard of this place? I am ruined now.

Susan, you made this shoot effortless with your beauty and character! I so enjoyed getting to know you during this shoot. Congrats on being an old married lady now! Welcome to the club!

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Chapman Family

I am so thankful to a few of my friends who referred this extremely sweet family to me! There is nothing like meeting someone for the first time and then bossing them around. They follow directions so well and look at how gorgeous they all are!

Courtney ordered three large gallery wraps from this session and someday (soon) I am going to do a blog post about my clients walls and my thoughts on what to hang and what not to hang. Soon! Until then, take a look at these beauts!

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Breckon Dale Raney

Three years ago tonight at 10:46pm Dustin and I welcomed into this world our baby girl, Breckon Dale Raney. We have soaked up every minute with this little booger head and we feel rich with joy as we sit and think back on what the last three years have looked like for us. I won’t bore you with the sappppp that could fall out of my brain over the love that I have for my child.

BUUUT what I will do is bore with you a little photo shoot that I attempted with my THREE year old. Very rarely do I ever actually make time for a “real” photo session with Breckon. (I fully blame the Iphone for that)  Since she has caught on to what it means when I start shoving my phone in her face, I figured it was time to bring out my big guns and see how she reacted since, like I said, it’s been awhile. How tragic huh?

So I sat her up high on a stool that she wouldn’t dare try to jump off, dangled chocolate above my head, yelled the weirdest things, shook my booty and snapped my shutter as fast as my poor little finger could push for 3 solid minutes, praying that I captured at least ONE sweet little face that I see on a daily basis. And this is what I got.

“She is the calm to my storm and the storm to my calm”.

HAAAAPPPEEEEE BIRRRRTHDAY, my Breckon!

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