Christmas Pajama Mini-Sessions

For months, I’ve been kicking this idea around in my head.  How to set up something fun, unique, and super cute for the holidays.  By this time of year, almost all of my “holiday” family sessions are already shot and/or booked.  Weekends are pretty  much gone (unless anyone is up for freezing with me outdoors at the end of December).  But…  I still have lots of kids I haven’t seen yet.  And that’s just no fun.

So, here they are.  Christmas Pajama Mini-Sessions!

These are going on now through early December with only ONE weekend set aside for them.  If you’re interested in booking, contact me ASAP to save your spot!   🙂

June Surprise Session!

It’s been way too long since I’ve done a Surprise Session…  so I’m gonna do it a little different this time.  That’s the fun part about being me, I get to make up the rules of this blog.  🙂

I’m going to host TWO surprise mini-sessions on this round…  and here’s how it’ll work:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you want to win
  • You must be available one weekday evening NEXT week (June 27-July 1)
  • Winners will receive a 30-minute mini (your session fee will be waived)
  • Surprise mini’s will result in approximately 5-10 images (prints/products available for purchase, same as always)
  • Winners will be chosen sometime Monday morning, June 27th!

Who can enter?

  • Surprise mini-sessions are applicable only to 1-2 subjects (HS senior, child, couple, siblings, etc)
  • Does NOT apply to newborns

That’s it.  Seriously, that’s all you gotta do.  Just leave me a comment if you meet the above criteria!  Oh, and if you want to win.  🙂


In celebration of this awesomeness, I leave you with a super cute picture of Miles from when we were hanging out a few weeks ago, like we do.  Just because no post is really complete without a photo, you know… and because he’s cute.  Even when he’s sick.  And even when he’s army-crawling into a prism.  Word.



Mom Kisses

When they kiss, they blow raspberries.

To say our family is weird would be an understatement.  Really.  🙂

My Mini-Weekend…

This past one was a whirlwind weekend for me, that’s for sure.   And because I apparently have fallen & hit my head, I’m actually caught up with editing to a point where I can even share images from ALL of my mini-sessions from this past weekend!   So… here they are.  🙂

Wasn’t that fun?

I vote we do it again… oh wait, we are…  April 23-24.  🙂

Marley | NWA Children’s Photographer

If I were to write a Frequently Asked Questions list, one of the top 5 items on that list would HAVE to be “will you shoot my wedding?”

And my answer?  No. Kind of.

About a year and a half ago, I made the decision to stop shooting weddings as a primary photographer.  For several reasons, but the main reason is this:  I work well with kids.  Children and I go together like PB&J.  Like Twizzlers and Coke Zero.  Like Thanksgiving and turkey dinner.  Like…  well, I think you get the point.

I bet you think “man, her job must be fun… she gets to play leap frog & Simon Says for a living!”  And you’d be right.  My job is an absolute blast – most days.  But, like those of you who go to an office every day, this is still my job and there are days where I wake up and frankly, I don’t want to work.  But I do.  And here’s a few examples of the reason why…

So, you see now? I gave up on shooting weddings to focus on what I love. Your kids. I love everything about their ability to be un-affected. Their laughs, their pouts, their angry faces… I love it all.

You can’t fake this, people. This is real life and I’m beyond thrilled to be able to share it with each and every one of my little nuggets. 🙂

K Fam | Northwest Arkansas Family Photographer

What a blast I had with this family… I have so many hilarious candid shots of these 2 kids, I can’t wait to share them all with mom & dad. Til then, here’s this…

H Fam | Northwest Arkansas Family Photography

In case I never get a chance to tell you guys this again, I’ve decided one of my favorite type of kids are kids who can spontaneously burst into laughter.  For no apparent reason.  I love that.

A few more from yesterday’s mini-session with the H crew…

Come learn… you know you wanna | NWA Photography Workshops

Calling all moms/dads/aunts/uncles/grandparents – or anyone else who wants to learn to take better photographs of their kids!  After months of thinking & planning, I’m happy to announce that I’ll begin hosting snap! workshops this Fall.  So fun, right?

Workshops will be held in three-part sessions.  The first two will consist of small group meetings (4 participants maximum), using hands-on instruction.  The third is a one-on-one 45-minute session with me, to be scheduled at our convenience.

First session begins in the month of November and is being offered for an introductory rate of $150 per participant.

There is only one spot remaining for this group – get in quick! UPDATE: Group one is offically full. To inquire about future workshop dates, please click below!

Contact me to reserve your spot  (or for additional details/future group info)

She’s mine.

Deep down, she’s her TahTah’s baby.  And you know how I know?  Because of this.

I’d be willing to bet $5 she’s about to say “Nope… I don’t love it.”

W Fam | NWA Family Photography

Whew – all the catching up I need to do from my marathon of sessions this weekend!  First up, the Way Family from Saturday morning.  These two little cuties were so fun to watch!  I still say moms/dads of multiples must be superheroes… here are just a few of our snaps.

Lots, lots more to come soon! 🙂