Jessica: Time to Soar

Jessica: Time to Soar

I photographed Jessica during a trip to Mississippi in 2017. Since I’m able to show my clients their photos only minutes after a session, I can take my business on the road from time to time, so I did that during a trip to visit my family in May 2017....
Nike and Dot

Nike and Dot

Nike and Dot were photographed in 2016 at their home in Little Rock. They are the fur babies of Libby and Aaron, whose wedding I photographed a few years back. Going back even further, Libby and Aaron dated for nine years before getting married. And Nike pre-dated...
Love Grows: Bhakti and Rishi

Love Grows: Bhakti and Rishi

When I first talked to Bhakti her voice was full of joy, and that’s not a surprise. She considers herself one of the luckiest women in the world. It seems strange to most Americans, but Bhakti and Rishi’s parents arranged their relationship and eventual...
Roux: Will Jump for Treats!

Roux: Will Jump for Treats!

Roux got his name because he is the color of a light roux. (Southerners know what this means. Others: feel free to ask!) Well, seems Roux is getting older and Lisa, one of his people, realized it was time to get some great pictures of him while he was still active and...
The Powers Family

The Powers Family

Many life circumstances bring families in for photos. But it was a tragedy that landed the Powers family in my studio a few years ago. What had started out as a fairly nice Sunday afternoon in Arkansas had turned suddenly dark and stormy. As the tornado sirens went...

What I’m Not Struggling With

Here are the things I’m struggling with right now: How to raise my two boys so they can honor a woman’s agency and intelligence, in spite of the fact that they didn’t see this modeled for the first 10 and 8 (respectively) years of their lives. How to...

Look at Each Other

There was a time when I thought I knew exactly how my life would turn out. I was married, I had the two kids, we had a decent home. We were saving for retirement and for the boys’ college, not spending too much, but not in want either. It seemed like a...

You’re Allowed to Care

When I was a kid, I cared about everything. I was called “crybaby” by my peers and told to grow up. When was a journalist I cared about the people I met. I was told to be “impartial.” (What the hell anyway? Seeing someone oppressed or hurting...

Important

Why take portraits? From the very beginning of portraiture — one could argue from the very beginning of art itself — we have created portraits because things were important to us. Since cave man days, these things that were important to us have been...

What I’m Passionate About (and Why)

I am not just a photographer. I am not even primarily a photographer. A few years ago someone introduced me by saying, “She really cares about people.” Despite the fact that this person disagrees with me politically and stealth un-friended me on Facebook,...