From the photography archive… portraits of Rosanne Cash for National Geographic Traveler

I recently put together a portfolio for a new adventure, and did a little digging through my archives. It was fun to look through old shoots and pull a few images to re-edit with the goal of putting them on insta or my blog. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed trying to keep things current. I really like to let my clients have the first usage and by the time it’s my turn, I’ve lost my enthusiasm. It’s a lot to keep up with, and I’m often disappointed that so many of my photos are sitting on hard drives that are collecting dust. Maybe one day I’ll find that work/life balance, but until then please feel free to share any tips.


One of the photoshoots I came across was Rosanne Cash for National Geographic Traveler in 2014. I spent the day with Rosanne and her daughters as her father’s home in Dyess was opened to the public after restoration. We had a little time before her family arrived and took some portraits on the front porch.

I’ve never been big on posing people, so I really enjoyed her professionalism and how she worked through movements on her own. I remember thinking that this is what it feels like to work with a professional. She just knows her angles and what looks good.

I was thankful for the one-on-one time with her to capture what I consider to be moments of reflection.

CThe boyhood home of musician Johnny Cash stands in a field on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Dyess, Ark. The home was restored to it’s appearance when the Cash family lived in it, from 1935-1954, and was part of The Dyess Colony that was created in 1934 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Photo by Beth Hall