Fort Smith Senior Photographer | Prom Mini Session

Ok, so it wasn’t really a prom MINI session. I just could not stop photographing these two! On their own they are both too cute for words, but put them together and they are purely adorable. Miss C. has everything going for her. She’s beautiful, funny, has a great personality, and style that wows. Her dress was to die for! Oh, and did I mention she’s a skilled hunter, too?!

I loved this session so much! As with the last time I photographed Miss C. and her sister during their all-girl session, I was thrown into the future as I envisioned my own daughters getting ready for their dates to the prom. It was not an easy thing to imagine.

As chance would have it, she and Mr. D met after she was in a bad car accident. Thank God she was okay. But they may never have met otherwise. God works in mysterious ways indeed. I am so thankful to have been a part of this special day for them!

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High school sweethearts posing for prom mini session
Two images of high school sweethearts dressed for prom.
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Senior Photographer has mini prom session with high school sweethearts.
Two images of high school sweet hearts during their prom mini session.
Image of High School sweethearts dressed for prom.
Prom-clad high school sweethearts posing for photo session


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Ivory - Awesome images and I am totally in love with her dress, it’s so different from what I normally see.August 11, 2017 – 10:13 am

Katy - These are so sweet!! I don’t know their story but you sure made them look in love.August 11, 2017 – 10:32 am

Nicole - These are so sweet!!! I love her dress!!!August 13, 2017 – 8:25 pm

Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Mini sessions
Fort Smith Fashion Photographer

Here it is almost a year later and I am already ready for my next fall mini sessions! I think this is the first year ever that I have been ready for cooler weather before it arrives. I love the heat and summer, but I am looking forward to the fall fashion and activities! When I took these last year, I had no idea that I would be good friends with one of the families and that our children, who are almost identical in ages, would become fast and good friends, too! What a year it has been. Bring on the fall!

You can see another of my favorites from these sessions here.

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Won’t Soon Forget | F.S. Photography

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Senior green in red summer dress sitting on steps of old building with hands resting on lap
Senior girl with light red-brown hair leaning against a porch rail
Senior girl in red summer dress with flowy red-brown hair
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Senior girl in urban setting with mural of eagles wings in background
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Green door
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Senior girl kneeling against brick wall in grungy setting
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Senior girl in urban setting at sunset

I had so much fun with Miss A. and her aunt! It is refreshing to work with someone who is down for anything, throws out her own ideas, and will try anything I ask of her (within reason, of course). She is gorgeous, funny, and she’s smart. She was even accepted into the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), an exemplary high school rated one of the top ten in the nation in 2014. She’s got everything going for her. She can give some killer looks, too. For her session, we headed to Downtown Fort Smith. We began at her aunt’s place of business, Vogue Aesthetics, to capture some with it’s vintage charm. Then, we made our way around the area to shoot with some cool murals painted by The Unexpected, in some cool alleyways, and on top of a parking garage. But I can’t forget the most exciting part! We came across a cool cobblestone road that had a random arched stairway along the sidewalk, so we had to stop to get some shots. Since it is a seldom used road, we were out in the middle of it. Then we spotted a patrol vehicle headed our way. We all exchanged glances.

You always hear all those cool stories on t.v. or the radio about police officers getting called in to settle down “rowdy” youth only for the police officers to show up and join them in their basketball game.

Well, that’s kind of what happened to us. I don’t think anyone called him. I think he was just out patrolling and saw us. But he was so easygoing, he played along with us and pretended to arrest our senior girl AND he let me take pictures of it. It is definitely an experience this senior won’t soon forget. I really enjoyed our time together, Miss A.! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

Here and here are two more of my favorites.

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Fort Smith Senior Photographer | Baby Brother

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Senior Boy
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The unexpected
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Baby Brother
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It’s hard to believe…

how much can change in just a short amount of time. My baby brother has gone off to college now and though he’s only been gone a few months, he has already changed so much! He has really come into his own. His style has changed, his hair has changed, even his body has changed. I think it would be interesting to take some pictures of him now and place them side-by-side with these to see just how different he looks. It’s strange to think about how I might have changed if I had gone the college route straight out of high school (but I am pretty darn happy with the way my life turned out). Brandon plays tuba in the Arkansas Razorbacks marching band and he placed 3rd chair overall straight out the gate! I am so proud of my littlest (so to speak) brother! You are handsome and brilliant and I know you’ll excel wherever this path leads you! I can’t wait to find out!

For his senior pictures, we started at Lake Alma at sunrise and then headed to downtown Fort Smith to get some with murals from the first Unexpected project. The Unexpected artists returned to this area in September. I saw some that they did in Fayetteville. I am always blown away by the enormity of the project and talent.

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Fort Smith Engagement Photos | Tres+Chelsey


Fort Smith Engagement Photos
Van Buren engagement photos
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Fort Smith Engagement Session
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This time last year my [not so] little brother was adamant that he was NOT getting married and he was NEVER having kids. Just a couple of months later he started dating Chelsey and his mindset completely changed! Now he’s getting married less than two weeks from now. This just goes to show that the right person can change your mind in a heartbeat. I was more than happy to take their engagement photos (as well as their wedding photos *gasp*). We adore Chelsey for so many reasons and welcome her into our family with open arms. She fits right in, too, with her boot-wearing, shotgun-shooting, outdoorsy self. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that my little bro fell for her! Plus, she comes from an even bigger family than ours. So she knows how to speak up, which is something my family admires. I love you, Tres and Chelsey, and I’m so happy for you! If you missed them a couple of weeks ago, you can see more of my favorites over here, here, and here.

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