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  • Arkansas Food Photography

    Editorial Photography for At Home in Arkansas

    Last summer I shot a few places around Northwest Arkansas for an editorial feature in At Home in Arkansas. I absolutely love shooting editorial content because I feel like I can just have fun and be creative. I visited a couple of boutiques, an ice cream shop, a coffee house and a local brewery. Here…

  • Arkansas Interior Photographer

    Photographing Interiors for the Wall Street Journal in Bentonville, Arkansas

    I was recently hired by the Wall Street Journal to do the photography to accompany an article about the luxury housing market in Bentonville, Arkansas. I ended up walking away with quite a few images from the shoot, so I’ve decided to make blog posts about each home instead of putting them all into one…

  • Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    Portraits, Interiors and a Ride Down the River — Recap of the first couple months of 2017.

    It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog, so here goes for… I’m going to break 2017 into several posts. The year started out a little nerve-racking when my biggest and most steady client decided to shut down the e-commerce part of their business. I know better than to put “all my eggs in…

  • Food Photography: 2016 year in review.

    Every year I try to make a blog post that includes my favorite images and projects from the previous year. I would like to keep my blog more up to date, but sometimes I have trouble posting current work because I would like for my clients to use the images before I make a post. I…

  • One of the many reason I love being a freelance photographer in Arkansas.

    I love my job, every damn day. I feel very fortunate that I am always happy to go to work and that I get paid to do something I love. There are so many reasons that I enjoy being a professional photographer, but one of them is meeting people and hearing their stories. We all have…

  • Reflections and Celebrations on being a freelance photographer for 10 years…

    Ten years ago today I walked into the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where I was a staff photographer, and gave my notice. As I stood next to the filing cabinets in the digital dark room, my boss looked at me and said, “You’re f*$king kidding me… this is a joke, right?” I didn’t really know where I was…

  • Capturing moments as a sports photographer

    As I began my day reading about Ryan Mallett’s release from the Houston Texans, I flashed back to a moment from a game in 2010. As sports photographers, we have a split second to capture images that tell a story. There are so many factors that affect this, and many times moments are missed or…

  • Black and White Studio Portraits – Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    In May, I was asked by AY Magazine to photograph 3 Northwest Arkansas individuals for their Powerful Men series. This is my fourth year to work on this series, and it is one that I always look forward to shooting.   Mike Malone with the Northwest Arkansas Council. This year had a little twist to…

  • Environmental Portrait – Ramsay Ball – Arkansas Photographer

    Beth, I can’t tell you how many people have complemented me on the photo you took for Ar Biz. I asked you to make me look good and you worked a miracle! Best wishes, Ramsay Ball

  • Places and Things 2014 – Arkansas Photographer

    I really enjoy end of the year recaps. It gives me a chance to really look at my past year of work and see where I improved and where I need to work harder. I get a chance to see if I accomplished personal goals and set new goals for my work. I love photography because…

  • Northern Illinois University vs. Arkansas – Football – Sports Photographer

    The Arkansas Razorbacks took on, and defeated, Northern Illinois University in September at home in Fayetteville, Ark. Here is a link to more sports photography from the game.

  • Walton Arts Center – Artosphere – Arkansas Photographer

                        I spent time in early summer photographing Artosphere for the Walton Arts Center. It’s a community event that features music, visual arts, movement and events for kids and families. It’s really a neat experience, and it’s just one more thing that makes living in Northwest Arkansas…

  • Recent Portraits – Powerful Women – Photographer

    I look forward to certain projects each year and always hope that I am asked to photograph them again, and one of them is Powerful Women for AY Magazine. I love the chance to meet each of these women and hear their stories of success, and life. Each one is nominated for a different reason,…

  • Sports Illustrated BCS Bowl Guide 2012 – Sports Photographer

    It seems like I photograph so many things that I can’t talk about for months, so I’ve decided to jump on the Throwback Thursday trend. Hopefully this will be a fun way to display my work from the past, whether it’s recent or from many years ago. Check back because I plan to dig through…

  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal – Business photography

    I photograph a lot of the cover photos for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, and have for  many years now. It’s always a different experience with all of the businesses I encounter, and not every endeavor ends with the most creative photo. Most of the shoots involve offices or boardrooms, so I strive for a…

  • Arkansas Razorback Football Stadium – Exterior photo

    I’ve been holding onto this image for a little while now, and I’m finally digging it out and putting it to good use. I’m donating an 8″x 15″ metal print of this photo of Razorback Stadium to a Facebook auction. Beginning Sept. 1st, my sister is having an auction to help raise money to offset…

  • The scenic route through Arkansas – Stock Photographer

    I woke up Saturday morning and had the urge to drive and take photos. I decided to head to my family’s farm in Greenbrier, Arkansas, but decided to forgo the usual 2.5 hour drive on I40 and concentrate on 2-lane roads. I ended up spending 7 hours driving, shooting, hiking and hanging out with my…

  • Naturally Blue PAC for the New York Times – Springdale, Arkansas

    When I woke up this morning, I did my usual stuff. I made coffee, put the dog out and then opened up my computer to check facebook. I’m admitting it, it’s one of the first things I look at in the morning. I don’t like hot coffee, so I read facebook as my coffee cools…

  • For the Discovery Channel – The Duggar Family – Arkansas photographer

    While waiting for Hap to get a hair cut, I thumbed through a November issue of People magazine, and came across a photo of the Duggar family that I shot back in June for the Discovery Channel. It was taken right after the birth of Josh Duggar’s second child, Michael, was born and it includes…

  • Stock from New England – Travel Photographer

    I recently took a little trip up north and thought I’d post a few photos from a day of playing with the camera. It was fun to get out and just shoot. There were no pressures to produce, light or make someone look good… just have fun!

  • New Orleans and Little Rock – Stock Photography

    I took some time in New Orleans to take a few personal photographs, and play around with a Nikon D700 I borrowed from my mom. I really enjoyed the camera, the 50mm and just playing around. It was nice to spend the afternoon just looking at things, and not worry about having to come away…

  • Arkansas Basketball – Sports photography

    Basketball season has just started and Pelphrey is in full swing already. He has to be one of the most entertaining people to photograph, always with a great expression! The last two photos are from an assignment I picked up from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. I was asked to cover the Victory basketball team as…

  • Sports Photography Details

    While covering the Razorbacks for the University, the thing I’ve struggled with the most is not shooting action. Everything is important, not just the action on the field. I’ve really had to push myself this year to come up with more of the “detail” photos from the events we cover. I’ve had to really retrain…

  • Professional Photographer Logo

    I have a logo thanks to Mark Fonville, and I’m excited about the design. You can check out his work at markfonville.com SaveSave SaveSave

  • Arkansas Athletics – Sports Photographer

    In the past couple of months I have been busy shooting photos for the 19 different sports at the University of Arkansas. While there have been numerous, not so glamorous “mug” shots, I thought I would upload some of the more entertaining shots from my outings. It has been fun to work with the athletes…

  • Arkansas Tech University Football – Sports Photographer

    “I just looked at the photos from Saturday and before I got busy doing something else I wanted to write and say thank you for a great job…..these photos are just what we needed and they will help us with a wide assortment of upcoming projects. Some photographers are good with the crowd/spirit photos, and…

  • LPGA – Sports Photographer

    The P & G NW Arkansas Championship came to town Sept. 10-12. I feel like I walked around a little lost the first couple of days, but by Sunday I was able to focus in, and work on making pretty pictures. I was entertained by the sidewalk art this year and thought I’d share my favorite…

  • Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs – Sports Photography

    A few mountain biking images from the Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. SaveSave

  • Doggie anyone? – pet portrait

    I spent Sunday morning taking photos of and writing about some of the dogs that are up for adoption at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. I thought this would be a great way to give a little time and honor my friend Josh, who passed away last year. I really enjoyed my time with each animal…

  • Hike with Hap – Personal

    I went for a run at Lake Fayetteville today and came across a Mulberry tree as I was trotting along. I stopped, ate a few berries and went down the path. I started thinking about how my dad and I grew up in the same house and how as kids we both used to pick…

  • Fun Times – Personal

    Hap and I had a fun hike on the Shaddox Trail in Hobbs State Park back in March. I thought I’d put up a few photos from our adventure. Nothing like hanging out in the car during a rain storm… I just don’t know what we would’ve done without that movie on the iphone! (now,…

  • SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships -sports photographer

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  • Artsy stuff – personal

    Long story short, I shot these water photos with the lyrics, “Ripple in still water, When there is no pebble tossed, Nor wind to blow,” running though my mind. I was thinking about our dear friend Josh and how fitting it was that his cousin sang that song at his funeral. Marcus, Hap and I…

  • Arkansas vs Auburn, 44-23- Sports Photographer

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  • Arkansas vs. Georgia, 41-52 – Sports Photography

    A great game for photos of passes. Other than that, it was so long ago that I can’t remembering anything else… Oh, and a couple of hard hits. Ouch! And the helmet is off! Nothing feels better than a cleat to the face… ouch! SaveSave SaveSave

  • Final Vacation Update – Personal – Beach photography

    We’ve been back for several days, but I’m finally making a post with the last of our vacation photos. We had a blast and look forward to next year…. amazingly we all got along! Beach races… More bird feeding photos, but I thought I’d try to change it up a bit. More family portraits. I…

  • Today was a day of family portraits – Personal – Beach photography

    While walking down the beach, we ran into a guy fishing who was reeling in a shark. He was nice enough to take it off the hook and let us touch it. I must say that I’m pretty freaked out by the amount of sharks he’s been catching everyday just down the beach from us.…

  • More Vacation Photos – Beach photography – Personal

    Well, I can’t come up with anything interesting to say… So I’ll just say that we’re having fun! (if you can’t tell by the picts!) SaveSave

  • Beach photography – Personal —Day 2

    It’s all fun and games ’till someone drops a live crab down the back of your shirt… thanks TJ, you’re the best brother ever! Lots of fun again on the beach, and Hap was as entertaining as ever! I just love watching a kid play in the sand at the beach! more birds… I’m really…

  • Ahhhh Vacation – Beach photography – Personal

    We’re on vacation in Ft. Morgan, Alabama, with the WHOLE family. So far it’s been fun!     Thad had fun chasing the birds. SaveSave

  • LPGA- Nikon D3 – Arkansas Sports Photographer

    So I broke down and bought a D3, and I’m so happy about it! I’ve been saving my pennies for the last few months trying to make the decision between a d300 and a d3. I’m so glad a d300 to shoot the Arkansas game b/c it helped me make up my mind. Woo hoo…

  • Arkansas vs. Missouri State – Sports Photographer

    Fun first game of the season in Little Rock at War Memorial Stadium. I borrowed a Nikon d300 and WOW, I was amazed by the color and ambient light in the photos. While I like my d2x, it’s time for an upgrade. I can’t get over the fact that photos from a night game at…

  • AA Softball Championships – Sports Photographer

    Foreman vs. Junction City I covered the AA softball championships for the El Dorado News last weekend and unfortunately the team I covered lost. I still managed to get a few good images from the game despite the outcome… Reyes had it easy shooting the winning team! After the game, the girls from both teams…

  • Kentucky 79, Arkansas 63 — Meeks 45 – Sports Photography

    So 45 points sounds amazing until you talk to Shupe and learn that 54 points is his career-high. Seriously?! Jodie Meeks.   Pelphrey expressed a bit of anger during the game when he grabbed Clarke’s jersey. SaveSave

  • Baskets and more baskets

    I spent the afternoon doing product shots of baskets, baskets and more baskets. These shots are going to be used on a website for the family business, Little Rock Crate & Basket Co. in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was fun to be there again. Not much has changed over the years, so I always feel…

  • Ladybacks

    A few images from the Ladyback game on Sunday afternoon. He’s even animated when he’s watching a game! SaveSave

  • Now you know someone famous…..

    Hap and I are in the Sept. issure of Southern Living. Our good friend, and park ranger, Tim invited us to bike last fall b/c a SL photographer was coming out to shoot the park. We’ve waited a whole year to see if we made the cut, and WE DID! Check us out next time…