Family Portraits, mini-sessions, Outdoors, Photography

Sportsman Heritage mini-sessions!

Hunting is an integral part of life for many of my friends, as well as my own family, and it is something that I look forward to all summer long.  Waiting on the fall hunting seasons to arrive is something I’m sure my wife gets tired of hearing me ramble on about…. but she loves me with all my daydreaming of November woods filled with wildlife.

I remember, as a kid, seeing real photos from hunting camps, where a dozen, stone-faced men in their Buffalo plaid jackets and work-worn Levi’s would stand in front of a pole, from which their hunt’s harvest would be hanging.  These days, I see a lot of selfies from tree stands and hunting blinds. The latter, while fun and something that I have done on many occasions, makes me sad. Having such a deep love of the outdoors and hunting, I want to make sure we preserve the memories not only of the hunt, but that which I feel is even more important… those with whom we hunt. Our families. Our friends. Members of a hunting club.  Whatever the relationship is, I’m sure those of you who hunt have created countless memories of your time with your hunting partners.

So I’m going to be doing Sportsman Heritage mini-sessions on Saturday December 8, 2018. With this session you get a quick, 15 minute session and 5 edited digital files via digital download, from my server. The intro price for this is only $99.00 (plus tax … complain to the state about the tax part)  This is for up to four people. If you need to add another person, it is $10.00 per person.

Spots are limited for these sessions, with only 12 spots available for that day.  Give me a call at 870-425-7671 and let’s get your spot reserved. Payment is due at the time of booking.  Sessions will take place near my home here in Mtn. Home.

 

Outdoors, Photography, Sports Teams

Stealth Soccer Club

One of my friends coaches his son’s soccer team here in town.  Yesterday afternoon I met up with them to do team photos.  What a fun group of kids. Let me know if you’re in need of team pics.  As always, special event pricing is applied to this type of gallery.

Here are a few shots from yesterday.

Family Portraits, Outdoors, Pets, Photography

K-9 Duke… one of the winners

So we ended up with two winners on the dog portrait contest, due to these two ladies just working their tails off to win. I couldn’t help but reward both.

Today I photographed Duke… K-9 Duke, a personal protection Cane Corso who is absolutely magnificent.  He’s intelligent, obedient and most of all, loyal to his human, Cheyenne.

We met at a local park for Duke’s session and I wanted to share a few of his photos. Give me a call if you’d like to schedule a session for your four legged family members. We’re only given so much time with them, and I know I sure miss those dogs who are no longer in my life. I’m thankful to have the photos to help keep the memories fresh.

Outdoors, Photography, Senior Portraits

Kelsey, MHHS Class of 2019

A warm Sunday afternoon in September ended up being the perfect time to photography Kelsey’s senior portraits. This young woman can go from smiling to a piercing stare in an instant… and made my job SO easy.  I’d photograph her every day if given the chance.

She’s fun, gorgeous, intelligent and driven. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for her… and what she holds for the future. I’m positive she’s someone who is certainly going to make an impact on those around her.  Congratulations on making it to your senior year and best wishes as you move along on your path to reaching all your goals.

Family Portraits, Outdoors, Photography

Fall Family Portrait Special

Today my son celebrates his one year anniversary of being a software developer for Amazon…. in Seattle.  Seattle is a LONG way from Mountain Home.
My oldest daughter is in her senior year at MTSU … in Murfreesboro, Tn … quite a ways from Mountain Home.

Families tend to drift away, geographically, as time moves on. While they’re at home with you, let’s make sure we keep your family portraits updated. Believe me, when they move away, far, far away, you’ll be glad you did.

All this week, you can save up to $100.00 on your family portrait session, and there is no better time for beautiful outdoor family photos than fall. Give me a call at 870-425-7671 and let’s get you on the calendar.  There are still great times available.

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Outdoors, Pets, Photography

Still time to enter your dog!

We’re down to the last few days of the Dog Portrait contest…. and we have a couple who are burning it up. Still time to enter and if you and your friends are active, have a chance at winning.

Either way, an offer will be extended to all who participated, regardless of their winning or not.

BTW, today marks one year that this guy, Jordy (on IG as @jordy870) has been free. He and I met one year ago today at the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas. He’s a pretty special guy.. and while I thought I was rescuing him, turns out he rescued me as well.

So if you’re looking for a new pet for your family, be sure to check your local shelters. Jordy’s “sister”, Lola, came from Gails Pets Second Chance up in Oakland.

You never know what amazing animals are waiting for you to be the hero.

 

2018 weddings, Outdoors, Photography, Wedding Photography

Kristen and Jeff, a river side wedding.

My career offers a lot of opportunity to work with couples I don’t know, other than by means of photographing their wedding… and then there are weddings like this one. Kristen, the bride, and my wife, Trisha, work together, so this wedding was one where I knew a lot of the people involved.  That makes it special to me.  Plus, my wife was a bridesmaid, so that was a new adventure for me as well.

Jeff is a local chef with some serious skills. If you’ve not had his food, I’d recommend you look him up and try his amazing creations. Plus, he has to be one of the coolest guys you’ll ever meet.

Kristen and Jeff were married on the banks of the White River on a steamy Saturday evening at the end of May. Having lived here since 1995, the White River is one of my favorite features of this area. I’ve spent countless hours in the water, waist deep, fishing for Rainbow trout and Brown trout.  By having such a history with the river, I love seeing it used as the backdrop for a wedding.  A cool contrast compared to how I was originally introduced to the river

These guys never slowed down.  From the rehearsal dinner the night before, right on to the end of my night with them, the energy was off the charts. Jeff’s groomsmen know how to have a good time, but I’d be lying if I said they weren’t outdone by the ladies. It was fun keeping up with their pace and spirit.

So it goes without saying that Kristen made such a gorgeous bride. Her dress was elegant and was the perfect gown for her… she wore it well. Oh, and Jeff… headband king.  That was awesome.

I hope you enjoy a glimpse into their wedding day.  Enjoy!