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Brockman family portraits | North Little Rock, Oct. 2014

I used to work with Rebecca when I was still in college. When we went on interviews together, we used to joke and tell the subjects that you had to have the name Rebecca to work at The Daily Record. (Or, we went by R-squared.)

We had some good times, and I found her to be a solid mentor. To this day, I miss leaning in her office touting, “Merlin’s Pants!” Thankfully friendships don’t have to end, even if offices change.

So when Rebecca mentioned that she might want to get some family portraits taken I was beyond giddy. I had yet to met her lovely husband and I had briefly been introduced to her new tiny human, the lovely Genesis. Come to think of it, I can’t believe Genesis is growing so fast, as I remember attending her baby shower.

The day of the shoot was both wonderful and hectic. We had chosen the covered bridge in North Little Rock’s Burns Park as our second shooting location, starting out in the lovely home that the Brockman’s have recently purchased and made their own.

It turns out we weren’t the only ones trying to shoot at the bridge that day. I’ve never seen so many photographers in one place – but we made it work.

Although tensions might have been high for a second, the shoot was one of the most enjoyable I’ve done to date. Getting Miss G to smile became my ultimate goal, and I think even Parish had fun. (I’ll ask him, soon.)

Here’s some of my favorites from the day. One day, I hope to have a family as sweet as this. ❤

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Madelyn portraits | The Fold, River Market Oct. 2014

Madelyn is a one of a kind. When I met with her before we scheduled her shoot I was very impressed at her unique style, her personal aesthetic, and her aspirations.

For someone so young she’s very aware of her body and would make a great model. Who else thinks the industry should bend their overly rigid rules for this beauty? (Hey, not everyone can be six feet tall!)

Madelyn wanted a shoot that was reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn … full of New York-esque city scenes with a touch of elegant class that reminds you of the movie “Casa Blanca.” You know, the black and white artsy stuff that fills silent movie screens and the nostalgia of film that today we can only guess at due to the lack of darkrooms available. (Although, in case you were wondering, my bathroom works as a great darkroom … just don’t tell my mom. I’m sure she’ll tell me the chemicals are harmful. o.O)

For Madelyn, then, we decided to make Little Rock look like a large metropolis. She certainly dressed the part, and with our scouted locations, I think we succeeded.

I had a blast getting to do this shoot. Like every shoot I do, the resulting photos are tailored to the subject – this one in particular was great because it’s the first time I’ve worked with a subject who is interested in high fashion.

Madelyn, if you’re ever interested you can come 1) take me shopping to explain your magnetic quality for vintage pieces like your lovely purse! and 2) model anytime. We can break the industry’s six foot rule. Why not? Who doesn’t love a challenge?

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot, although it’s incredibly hard to pick just a few. We started off at the Fold, a local Tex-Mex restaurant leaning toward tapas which has a great indoor/outdoor aesthetic. Then we worked our way to the Capital Hotel, and continued to wander around the River Market for a bit before ending the sun-drenched shoot on top of the River Market’s parking garage.

Good luck in all of your endeavors Madelyn, and thanks for choosing me to work with! You have the makings of a success. Cheers.

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Jude portraits | North Little Rock, Oct. 2014

Hey, Jude … (sorry couldn’t resist) … you’re absolutely gorgeous. 

I love getting to work with seniors on their portraits. For some reason, I can really relate to that age group. It’s exciting and simultaneously stressful to be on the cusp of college.

I always like to remind the lovely ladies that come through, however, that the world is their oyster. It’s true. You’ve just got to be your own pearl. 

And Jude is just that. 

I’ve had the privilege of working with Jude in our weekend Odyssey of the Mind team for almost two years now. She represents MSM along with her other six team members … and it is so rewarding to see the progress they make each year. Jude is great at handling power tools. She loves musical instruments (particularly stringed ones) and she has great hair. I mean, really, check out her hair! 

I hope that she has the best collegiate experience ever. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the shoot we did in October. She had her own carnival … who doesn’t deserve one of those? Hope you had as much fun as I did, Jude! Keep smiling.

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Anna portraits | Conway 2013

I am so excited to share photos from a special shoot with you guys. I’ve had these photos edited for a while, but life seems to get so busy and stressful, that I had to remind myself that it’s actually calming to write a blog post.

Without further ado, let me introduce Anna. Anna and I have known each other for a while, but this is where photography often comes in as an ice-breaker for me, like during her recent wintry session in Conway, Ark.

Anna went to Hendrix, and so did I, but I never had the courage to say hi. We both giggled and joked over being awkward as we sipped coffee during a break from the shoot and I had to laugh. Anna is an artist, the painting kind, and her personality is fierce, strong, feminine, caring, and ultimately beautiful. This girl is so gorgeous inside and out – and I’m glad we got to work together.

Her own eye for fashion and color combinations are what pushed me to ask her to model for me, and I am honestly so glad I did. Her eyes go on forever, the way artist’s eyes tend to do. Also, it turns out that her laugh is hard to catch, but it was rewarding when we both were silly loopy toward the end from the January’s freezing cold wind.

The best part about delving into portraiture is making life-long friends, which, so far, seems to be the path I’ve taken. Check below for a few of my favorite shots from Anna’s naturally-lit shoot.

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Addison 6-month portraits | Little Rock 2013

With each new day comes new opportunities. The day I got to meet with Jessica and Seth and their daughter Addison, for portraits I was beyond excited, and absolutely sure that the possibilities were endless. It turns out they were.

Photographing babies and toddlers can be a challenge, but Ms. Addison was up to the task. She didn’t cry once, and continually kept reaching for my camera lens. I think everytime I pushed down on the shutter release and the click sounded, her curiosity would fire up.

I couldn’t get over her big, blue eyes. They are deep enough to get lost in. I have not met a sweeter more adorable family. I went to middle school and high school with Jessica, and I can’t help but see family resemblence (although Seth can’t deny her either!)

Jessica and Seth are both wonderful parents to have such pateince with letting me into their home and also letting me share a moment with them. I hope that these pictures will be something to cherish. At this stage, the months swing by faster than an a summer rain, and hopefully the images we captured will perserve those sweet baby blues.

Check out a few of my favorite shots below.

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Kathleen portraits | Argenta, 2013

First off, I am happy to say that as I work on the new site I will be building in blog posts as well. Some of these will go pretty far back, but I decided I would work anachronistically.

Today, we’re going to remember a lovely summer evening in which Kathleen and I went exploring. In North Little Rock’s Argenta neighborhood, she and I headed out for a fun shoot.

I remember asking Kathleen if she would model for me and she was a little nervous. It turns out that the nerves weren’t necessary – because she was a natural. We walked down Main Street to find some sweet spots in front of a some familiar local businesses, and as patrons waved from a restaurant, I got a perfect candid smile.

We wandered around past the cute B & B that looks like a castle, around a fountain, and ended up at the foot of the junction bridge.

I can honestly say I haven’t met anyone who is beautiful on the inside as she is out. Kathleen and I were in the same choir at Hendrix, but we didn’t really become close until becca jane photography came about.

I am so glad that the lens has given me a way to make lifelong friendships and share in special moment’s in people’s lives. Don’t worry, this isn’t the last you will see of this lovely lady – who know what the future may bring?

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