Mika Being Beautiful

Mika Being Beautiful

My first session of 2018 was right after I got back from visiting my mom in Mississippi. Beautiful Mika came into the studio to do some of the same kind of glamour photos her mom had done last year. The photos were to be a birthday present so she could see herself on...

Bow Wow-ing!

I’m sure you’ve heard of Dog Shaming, the phenomenon where you share a photo of your dog with a sign telling what they did wrong. I love these — not only are they hilarious but they also emphasize how we love our pets, even when they aren’t on...

The Biggest Photo Myth Ever

There’s a huge myth in this industry, and it’s time it was exposed. This is a myth that we photographers have been feeding you for years, maybe since professional photography began. We’ve based entire businesses on it, we’ve based our...

Pets are Hurricane Victims Too!

In 2012, more than a year after the Joplin tornado, I adopted a cat. She was a tiny kitten I found while staying at a church camp outside of town. The shock came when I tried to take her to the animal shelter. They said they were still, more than a year later,...

You Live the Story You Tell Yourself

If you have for some reason missed the title of this post I want you to stop. Go back up there and read it again. It’s been two days and I’m still trying to get my head around it: that not only did I finish the Arkansas Traveler, 100 miles of sometimes...