Vaughn | Bentonville High School Senior 2017

I love when I get to share my family on our blog! (please forgive me for this mushy post and the bazillion photos…)  This is my beautiful niece, Vaughn.  She was born just days before my high school graduation!  (boy does that make me feel old!)  I have loved watching her grow up- she has always been so full of life and joy.  She makes me laugh.  I wish I was sharing all the adorable pictures from her childhood antics- like her playing in the holy water at her cousin’s first communion… or the million goofy faced selfies I have from times I left my phone unattended… Instead, I’m sharing her senior portraits, where she looks way more grown up than I remember… Vaughn, you are gorgeous.  Beautiful on the inside and out.  I am so proud of the young woman you are becoming and I can’t wait to see the difference maker I know you will be!

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Warning… more mushiness…  This is my daughter and two of my sister’s daughters.  They are super close.  For years my sister was a teacher here in Searcy, and her girls spent every day before and after school at our house.  A year ago they moved back to Bentonville and my living room is no longer filled with the giggles of these girls every afternoon.  Beth… we miss you guys so much!  I’m so glad Vaughn let Maeve and Hannah tag along on her session so we could get some pictures of these sweet girls.

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Cami + Timothy | Searcy, Arkansas Engagement

To say I am excited to photograph Cami and Timothy’s wedding is an understatement! I. AM. EXCITED!  I love both of these families so much and to be a part of this new adventure with them is such an honor.

When I came to the studio five years ago, I knew that friendship with Cheryl was going to be so easy (those of you that know her will understand….she’s such an amazing person).  What I didn’t realize was that she would become more like family.  Photographing her daughter’s wedding a few years ago made that even more real to me.  And now, I get to photograph her son, Timothy’s wedding! Add to that the fact that I have known and loved the Simmons family for several years now after photographing Cami’s sister’s wedding, and it makes this time even more special!  This is why I love what I do so much.  You become so intertwined with families that they are FOREVER in your heart!

Cami and Timothy, I am more than honored to document this time in your lives.  It’s such a special time.  Soak it up.  Enjoy every minute of it!

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Nate | Searcy High School Senior 2017

I have loved meeting all of the high school seniors we have photographed this year.  Getting to know them and their moms, listening to what their favorite things about senior year have been, and hearing their plans for the future has been so exciting!  This mini session was fun, we were able to catch the Searcy High School tennis courts right at sunset.  And even though Nate told me up front that he had no intention of smiling for any of my photos, I managed to catch a few!  Debby, thank you for choosing us to photograph your son, and Nate, we wish you the very best in your exciting adventure for next year!

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Olyvia and Harlee | Searcy, AR photography

These sisters are not only gorgeous they are so much fun!  I’ve known these young ladies since they were sweet little girls and have so enjoyed getting to watch them grow up.  We had a fun mini session with these two!  I have always loved how easily they laugh- and Harlee is such a goof- she kept us all in stitches!  Glen and Tina, thank you for having us photograph your beautiful girls!  I know you’re both so proud of the lovely young women they are becoming!

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