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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 Advertising Photographer

    Catching up on photoshoots from the first half of 2018

    I think I’m just in the phase of life called busy. Sometimes I don’t know how I’m going to fit everything in, but I get to the end of each month and I’m able to meet all my deadlines with clients and still be a mom to a cute 12-year-old boy. The two places I…

  • What do Advertising, Sports, Head Shots and Editorial Photoshoots have in common? … Me …

    I started off the new year in a poultry house working on an ad campaign with Tyson Foods and their advertising agency. We had three specific shots in mind, and it all sounded simple… while baby chicks are super cute to watch run around and hold, they don’t make for the most cooperative subjects. There…

  • 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…

  • Arkansas Portrait Photographer

    Here’s what’s new at Beth Hall Photography

    A lot has happened with my photography business in the last year, but it’s too much to try to share in one post. Trust me, this day started out with writing a blog post of the highlights of the year, but only 4 months into the archive, I realized that there were too many photographs…

  • Work never stops as a freelance photographer

    It’s been a hard week; I had to put down my dog on Tuesday. She was 2 months shy of her 15th birthday, and 4 months shy of being with me for just as many years. She was the best dog a person could ever ask for, and the last year was really hard to watch her…

  • 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…

  • Corporate Interior Photographer

    Can you drop a camera and take a good photo?

    My old boss always had random sayings about photography that really didn’t make much sense, but somehow they still run through my head all these years later. I don’t remember the exact saying, but he used to talk about dropping a camera and every once in a while you would end up accidentally taking a good…

  • 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…

  • Studio Food Photographer

    2015- A year of changes for this Arkansas Photographer

    On this last day of the year, I thought I would make my final blog post a reflection on the changes in my photography business. There were a lot of phone calls, emails, photo shoots, miles traveled and friends made along the way. My regular photography clients expanded from Northwest Arkansas into Little Rock and I put a…

  • Top 10 things this photographer is thankful for today and everyday.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of my clients and friends. It has been such a wonderful year and I am so grateful for all of you. Today is a day to express gratitude, so here goes..   1.I’m thankful to everyone I have worked with that I can now call a friend: Art directors, stylists, assistants,…

  • Photographing a creative mother of four in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Last month I ran into another situation where my phrase “small town Arkansas” applied. I was hired to shoot an environmental portrait of a mother and her children at her North Little Rock home for Savvy Kids Magazine. When the subject, artist Morgan Herndon, opened her front door I thought she looked very familiar. As it…

  • 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…

  • Beth Hall Photography – Arkansas Product Photographer

    So many things have been happening at Beth Hall Photography over the past few months that I’ve hardly had time to update my blog. I have added new clients this year, including photographing eCommerce for P. Allen Smith. Toward the end of 2014, they launched www.shop.pallensmith.com, an online store that offers unique gifts and decor for the home…

  • 2014 portraits – Arkansas photographer

    As I gathered images together to create this post, I realize just how incredible 2014 was for Beth Hall Photography. Not only did I meet and exceed personal goals for my photography, I met and photographed some really amazing people along the way. Just to name a few: former Arkansas Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson,…

  • Business Portrait – Environmental and Head Shot – Arkansas

    I do quite a few portrait shoots for businesses. During my initial talks with my clients, I always like to suggest taking two types of portraits: environmental and plain background. I feel like the second set-up doesn’t take too much additional time, and it gives a little more variety for the client. There are so many…

  • 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…

  • Fossil Cove Brewing Company – Ben Mills – Environmental Portrait

    There’s been a bit of growth in craft breweries here in Northwest Arkansas, and it’s been fun to sample all of the new beer. I met Ben Mills, owner of Fossil Cove Brewing Company when I was asked to photograph him for an article on the growth and current beer laws. The brewery is two rooms:…

  • Hamlet – Studio Photographer – Arkansas

      I photographed Theatre Squared executive director Martin Miller and artistic director Robert Ford in the fall for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. This meeting opened up a door for working with the company on their educational shoots, promotional photos and production photo archives. One of my more recent shoots was for the promotional materials…

  • National Geographic Traveler – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Editorial Photographer

    I spent a couple of days in the fall shooting a Best of the World feature for National Geographic Traveler in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was asked to focus on The Brady District, and was given a list of places that were going to be mentioned in the article including the beautiful Mayo Hotel. I really enjoy…

  • Cafe Ru Orleans – Arkansas food photographer

      A couple of months ago I photographed Eggs Pontchartrain at Cafe Rue Orelans in Fayetteville for a magazine editorial on brunch in Northwest Arkansas. I had so much fun talking with Chef Maude and swapping stories about Ghazi, the man who sold them the space/equipment when they started the restaurant. I worked for Ghazi…

  • Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge – Travel photographer

    I took a trip to the West coast over the summer and I’m slowly editing through the images and adding them to my collection of stock photography.   One of the places we visited one morning was Vista House that overlooks the Columbia River Gorge. The view was amazing, and we decided to head out on…

  • Happy 95th Mimi – Personal

          Today’s throwback Thursday is in honor of my Mimi’s 95th birthday today. I just love this photo of her from her days as a nurse in the U.S. Navy. She is one of the smartest women I know, and to this day her mind is still as sharp as a tack. We’re…

  • 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…

  • Same subject, different time and place – Portrait Photography

    If you’ve heard of the University of Arkansas College of Business, then you’ve likely heard of Carol Reeves. She is the Associate Vice-Provost for Entrepreneurship and is an amazing asset for the college. Judging from my experience, she’s probably the most photographed person on campus. Luckily her office is located in a newer building at the…

  • 2013 Walmart Shareholder Meeting – Arkansas Corporate Photographer

    In June, Walmart held it’s annual Shareholder Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with events scattered in Bentonville and Rogers. I have covered this event for over ten years now for media outlets, but this was the first year I shot solely for Wal-Mart. I really look forward to this week of work every year. It’s so…

  • White Rock Mountain – Arkansas Photographer

      I have traveled to White Rock Mountain several times in recent weeks to enjoy the fall season. It is one of the most peaceful places I think I’ve ever visited and I always love my time on the mountain. While it’s a bit of a drive on a gravel road, the fall colors made…

  • gradPSYCH Magazine – Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    In June I photographed psychology students and teachers for gradPSYCH magazine. It’s funny how many things I photograph that I can’t post about for a period of time following the shoot… editorial photography is funny that way. I’ve gotten really good at keeping things under wrap! We ended up taking the photo in the waiting…

  • Happy First Day of Fall, y’all – Arkansas Stock Photography

    In honor of the first day of fall, I thought I would post a few fall photos. The first three are from Devil’s Den State Park and include an image of a leaf suspended in a spider web. The web is barely visible, so the leaf looks like it’s suspended mid-fall. A fun little thing…

  • Lake Fayetteville, Arkansas – Stock Photography

    I spend a lot of time at Lake Fayetteville and have for many, many years. After today’s incident, I thought it would be a great time to share some images I shot there earlier this summer. I was running along and lost in thought. I rounded a switchback and almost ran into a…. BUCK! Seriously,…

  • Jeff Long – Arkansas Razorbacks – Sports Photographer

    “Integrity goes a Long way.” If you’re an Arkansas fan, you’ve heard or read this phase numerous times since the Petrino incident in April. Well, I recently photographed Jeff Long for Ay Magazine and was really hoping to take images of Jeff away from the Razorbacks. He has been photographed for numerous publications since April,…

  • 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…

  • Spurs vs. Thunder – NBA Playoffs – Sports Photography

    At the beginning of June, I got a last minute call to cover the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder in game 4 of the playoffs. I’m not stretching when I say last minute… I had just finished a run at the lake when my editor called and said that the scheduled second shooter…

  • Fayetteville Arkansas Farmer’s Market

    I love the farmer’s market here in Fayetteville, Ark. Not only is there always a photo opportunity, it seems like there’s always something new to try. This spring I became obsessed with Bok Choy and began to learn every way possible to eat it! It’s packed full of good stuff AND as a bonus, it’s…

  • Archives – Stock Photographer

    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting my archives organized. I decided to dedicate the month of July to cleaning up the last 11 months of mess. I came across this image of my nieces and nephew from last fall at the beach and I was instantly taken back to that moment. I love…

  • 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…

  • Suzie Stephens of Nibbles in Fayetteville, Ark. – Environmental Portrait Photography

    I recently photographed Suzie Stephens of Nibbles Academy of Cooking for the January edition of AY Magazine. We had a fun shoot, but then again she is a fun person so it was hard not to have a good time! SaveSave

  • First Day of Kindergarten!

    It was a fun filled week as Hap started Kindergarten. I don’t think he was the only one who was excited. July tends to be a slow work month for me, so I decided to spend as much time as I could with my little 5-year-old. Things are starting to pick back up, and I’m…

  • Welcome Home Mike-Go Hogs!

    Mike Anderson, former assistant coach under Nolan Richardson, returned to the University of Arkansas as the head basketball coach for the Razorbacks. A press conference and an arena of supporters welcomed him back.     SaveSave

  • 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…

  • ABB Buys Baldor for $3.1 Billion to Bolster Drives

    I recently photographed inside Baldor Electric Company in Fort Smith, Arkansas for Bloomberg News. They are the leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives and generator sets. I’m always fascinated to watch products being assembled, so this was a fun assignment. SaveSave SaveSave

  • 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…

  • Arkansas Football – Sports Photographer

    The photo of Mallett was a text request from my dad during the game. Most people want actions shots, but not my dad…. he wanted him in his “stocking cap.” Jake Bequette (91) has become one of my favorite players to watch during games. His level of intensity is unbelievable throughout the entire game… you…

  • 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, Alabama and Texas A&M Football – Sports Photographer

    Arkansas vs. Alabama   Arkansas vs. Texas A&M I must say that being on the sidelines and wandering through Cowboy’s Stadium was pretty fun! Here are a few photos from Dallas and a few others from here and there along the way. Look hard, I’m in there somewhere! (thanks for the photo Ryan) 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…

  • Arkansas Photojournalist

    Barbara Burlsworth receives a hug from former Arkansas head coach Danny Ford on Monday, August 23, 2010, in Fayetteville, Ark., following the unveiling of the Burlsworth Trophy in honor of her late son, Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon was an offensive lineman for the Razorbacks from 1996-1998, and was selected in the third round of the 99…

  • 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…

  • Hap’s first day of pre-K – Personal

    Somebody is growing up and headed off to school! SaveSave

  • Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs – Sports Photography

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

  • Environmental portraits – Corporate and editorial photographer

    Environmental portraits of students for the Engineering Career Awareness Program (ECAP) for the College of Engineering at the U of A. I always enjoy my shoots with the department, we always manage to have fun and laugh a lot!     Carol Reeves at the University of Arkansas. Brent Hanby with National Home Center in Springdale…

  • 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…

  • Walmart Shareholders, baseball and portraits – Freelance photographer

    I can’t believe how busy I’ve been, and the month isn’t even half-way over. Yeah! It kicked off with my usual business portraits, mixed with the annual Wal-Mart Shareholder’s meeting, a little NCAA Regional Baseball, football mugs and Petrino football camp photos. Whew, I’m glad to finally be able to sit down for a day…

  • 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…

  • Laura Bush Book Tour – Editorial photographer

    Laura Bush stopped by Fayetteville and Rogers today to sign copies of her memoir, “Spoken from the Heart.” I must say, she’s a very pretty lady!   SaveSave

  • Recent photo shoots – Editorial and event photography

    I had to shoot a few picts of downtown Fort Smith, and I just like the way this one turned out. I also recently took some photos at the annual awards banquet for the U of A College of Engineering. I thought this one of the chancellor and former chancellor came out great! SaveSave

  • Ozark Medieval Castle, Lead Hill, Arkansas – editorial photographer

    I traveled to Lead Hill, Ark. last month to photograph the Ozark Medieval Fortress. I must say this place is pretty cool! They’re building a 13th century castle, 13th century style. It’s expected to take more than 20 years to complete.  If you’re in the neighborhood of Harrison, stop by… it’s a beautiful location! http://www.ozarkmedievalfortress.com/…

  • Environmental Portraits

    A few of my recent environmental portraits for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. SaveSave

  • Rogers Wal-Mart Store #1 – Editorial Photographer

    I recently shot a few exterior photos of Wal-Mart store #1 for Bloomberg News. They needed updated photos to go along with a story they released about the company that recently recaptured the number one position on the Fortune 500 list from Exxon. I got very lucky that they sky was so beautiful while I was hanging…

  • NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships – sports photography

    Here are a few images from the 2010 Indoor Track and Field Championships. I personally like the “L” on the left… SaveSave SaveSave

  • 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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  • Work Photos – sports and editorial photographer

    Photography of track athletes at the Razorback Invitational. So i thought i would throw in this last photo of London Crawford just to show off his tattoos. To think that I’ve covered him during football season, and I had no clue he had this much ink! Here’s a shot of a few guys from C.R.…

  • Recent Photo shoots – Commercial and Sports photographer

    Dec. 3, 2009 Sarah Palin stopped by Fayetteville to sign autographs at Sam’s Club on a REALLY COLD day in Fayetteville. This was my hail-mary with my 80-200 to get a shot of the crowd. I cracked up at this woman who had a baby blanket wrapped around her head as she waited to meet…

  • Basketball update – Sports photography

    Wow, has it really been a month since I last updated my blog? I’ve covered several basketball games over the last month and I thought I would just post a few frames from each game. Here you go! Dec. 22, 2009 — Arkansas 66 – Missouri State 62 Rotnei Clarke celebrates after shooting a three-point…

  • 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. South Alabama – Sports Photographer

    The game wasn’t too exciting, but the 1/2 time show was AWESOME! Too bad the stands were so empty and more people didn’t get to see the dogs! I just like this photo… the look, the tie. Other than the dogs, this was the best part of the night. SaveSave

  • Day Hike turned tour of Northwest Arkansas – travel photographer

    Gilli, Hap and I decided to spend Saturday out in the woods. We picked Alum Cove hike out of Tim Ernst’s book, Arkansas Day Hikes for Kids and Families. It was a simple drive to Deer, home of the Antlers, and up FR#1206 a few miles for a short hike to one of the “largest…

  • Arkansas 26 – South Carolina 20 – Sports Photographer

    Here are a few photos form the Arkansas vs. South Carolina football game followed by one of my shining moments as a photographer… SaveSave

  • Ehud Olmert – editorial photographer

    The former prime minister of Israel Ehud Olmert visited the University of Arkansas this evening to take part in the Distinguished Lecture Series. It was the usual have the dog sniff your gear, someone go through your bag, get patted down only to have 5 minutes to shoot during the lecture. I can’t complain though,…

  • HAPpy HALLoween campin at Devil’s Den – Personal

    We started the weekend off with nothing other than Cheeze Whiz in honor of our friend, Josh. Though we had a wonderful weekend full of fun and friends, I couldn’t help but think that he should have been there with us. Life moves on, and we make great memories, though we will always have a…

  • 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

  • phoHOGraphy from the game – Personal

    Ok people, i think we had a little too much fun on the sidelines last night! I’ve imagined a little conversation for this next photo… SARA (to herself): “if i don’t see it, it’s not there.” BIG RED: that sure is a big lens, i bet you can see the hair in the qb’s nose…

  • Arkansas vs. Kansas-Volleyball – Sports Photographer

    After covering the LPGA Saturday, I headed over the barnhill to cover the Ladybacks volleyball team for the University of Arkansas athletic department. Though I was a bit tired, I really enjoyed shooting the ladies and their enthusiasm, even though they lost. 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…

  • Lastest Photography work – Commercial and editorial work

    The mass update… Meet Mike Woods, the human light-stand. I had a very fun time shooting Arkansas’ D.J. Williams… I’ll have to rate it as one of my most favorite photo shoots! This guy has it going on… a great personality, great tight end, singer/songwriter/pianist and played drums in the high school band. Great shoot……

  • NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships – Sports Photographer

    I’m finally putting up some photos from the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that were held June 10th-13th. It was the first time I’ve covered the outdoor event, and though it was fun, it was a bit overwhelming at times. It’s kind of interesting to shoot for the AP b/c I really don’t have…

  • Walmart Shareholder meeting – Editorial Photographer

    June 5- Wal-Mart held their annual shareholders meeting and the entertainers were spectacular as usual. Even though it’s long couple of days, I actually look forward to covering the event every year. It’s fun to listen to the entertainers and see some of the executives a little more relaxed. It’s also neat to learn about…

  • Hogs vs Ole Miss, Baseball – Sports Photographer

    Am I really this far behind on my blog? Hogs vs. Ole Miss—May 16—this was a very long game. The final score was 16 to 3, Ole Miss. This was pretty much my first, and only, baseball game to shoot… and I still suck at shooting baseball! SaveSave

  • 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…

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    Anyone recognize this photo? – Sports Photography

    I shot this photo of Matt Jones during the Arkansas vs. Texas Game in 2003. Shortly after it appeared in the paper, an email circulated with a photoshopped hand giving the downed hooke-em-horns sign. I was walking through the mall a few weeks ago and found someone selling my photo… which is actually copy written…

  • Race for the Cure – Personal

    I had a great time at the race for the cure and finished just seconds over 30 minutes. I’m a slow runner, so I was very happy with my time being just under 10 minute miles… especially since I only trained for a couple of weeks! Thanks to everyone who donated to Save the Boobies!…

  • Random shots from April – editorial and commercial photographer

    The photos in my “for blog” folder on my desktop have been accumulating for the past few weeks. I thought I’d do an Ivester post, and put them all up at once… April 21st- Profile shot of Toni Thorn, bi-lingual counselor at Heritage High in Rogers, for Alumni Magazine. April 30- Reception to honor Arkansas…

  • Random Shots – Personal work

    Here’s a fun photo of Hap playing in the front yard. Little boys and mud! SaveSave

  • Catching up – freelance photographer

    I’ve been busy lately shooting stuff for Bloomberg, and the Associated Press. Bloomberg hired me to shoot photos for a story on the fresh produce at Wal-mart and how the quality has improved over the past few months. Going in, I thought it would be a fairly easy assignment, but while I was there I…

  • Wooooooooooo, Pig Sooie! – 1994 National Champions

    The game on Sunday was a fun one for me b/c I grew up watching the ’94 team and hearing all about them from my brother. I started college at the U of A in ’95 and remember how much fun we had at the games and how loud the fans were. When Nolan was…

  • 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

  • Ice Storm – Northwest Arkansas – Editorial Photographer

    Gov. Mike Beebe came to Fayetteville today to check out the damage from the ice storm. I thought he was going to tour the area, but I think he only stopped at Drake field for a press conference before heading to Harrison. I bet an aerial view of the area was amazing! They arrived in…

  • More ice storm photos – Arkansas – editorial photographer

    Here are a few more photos from my AP run today. The American Red Cross shelter at Har-Ber High School in Springdale. There weren’t many people there when I was there, but they said they had 79 people stay with them last night. One of the women I shot was displaced by hurricane Katrina. It’s…

  • Ice Storm 2009 – Fayetteville, Arkansas – Editorial photographer

    There are no words that really describe what it looks like here in Fayetteville… at least no words from someone who dislikes writing. A huge ice storm hit last night and destroyed trees and power lines. We stood outside yesterday afternoon and listened to the trees break throughout the neighborhood… it was very surreal. I…

  • Razorback Invitational

    Let me start off by giving a BIG THANK YOU to Marc for loaning me his coat… I don’t think I would’ve made it through the evening without it. You would think by now I would know how to dress for a sporting event, but when I left the house this morning, I thought I…

  • Arkansas Razorback Basketball

    I’ve been feeling really rusty shooting lately, but here are a few images from the last couple of games. Ark 67 – Texas 61. Go Hogs! Can you believe the upset No. 7 Texas??? What a game. The crowd reminded me, and my ears, of the days of Nolan. Fun stuff! What’s up with the…

  • 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

  • Wild Art

    I had fun with Hap and Scudder raking leaves the other day. Scudder is a bit neurotic when it comes to yard work, so she chased the leaves and Hap chased her. I’m thinking fall is a great time for an overactive dog and 2-year-old to burn some energy! Can anyone guess how this one…

  • Photos From Saturday

    Saturday morning I shot an open house for the Engineering Dept. at the University of Arkansas. I thought this couple was really cute! Wonder what they’re talking about! After my shoot I ran to target and came across this guy in the parking lot. The first thing that popped in my mind was someone dropped…

  • Virginia Beach, Va. —Day 2

    Oct. 17… THE BIG 90! We started our morning with coffee and old stories in Mimi’s sunroom. Since we were such special guests, she ditched the instant coffee and broke out the perculator. Yummy! Then it was off to see the ships! Mimi was a nurse in the U.S. Navy and served as a Lt.…

  • Trip to Virginia Beach, Day 1

    Oct. 16 Mom and I took a trip to Virginia Beach, Va. on Wed. to visit a relative who turned 90. We had such a great time listening to stories about my grandparents and meeting her friends. On our first day, we went to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens with Kimberlee and her daughter Erin, almost…

  • Old Negative, Cool Pict

    My mom and I are working on a picture project for a relative’s upcoming 90th birthday. She was a naval nurse back in the day, and I came across a 4×5 negative of her standing in her uniform in front of one of the Navy ships. I thought it would be really cool to have…

  • Alabama vs. Arkansas

    Well I can start blogging again, now that I’ve figured out my password. I seriously hate sharing my computer with my husband… He logged onto his blog and totally wiped out my info and replaced it with his. I ended up having to reset the whole thing. Anyway, here are some shots from the game.…

  • 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…

  • Nature and stuff

    Who would’ve thought Lake Fayetteville could look so pretty! I saw this guy while shooting solar splash… he was sooo tiny! Here are some shots from the birdhouse that’s attached to my sunroom. I think there are 3 baby Carolina Wren’s in it, but it’s hard to count while shooting through a tiny hole. The…

  • Annual Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting – Corporate Photography

    Waking up at 5 a.m. has never been an easy task, but the shareholders meeting is more and more worth it every year. While I’m not really interested in the business aspects of it, I really enjoy the performers that are brought in each year. Queen Latifah was in the house as MC. I had…

  • There’s a new Sheriff in town! – environmental portrait

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  • Fiddlin’ Around – Portraits

    I took some pictures of my fiddle teacher last week for her cd cover. She wanted her family pearls and fiddle to make it in the picture, but she wasn’t too keen on having her picture taken. I’m pretty happy with what we came up with… I really like the light on the pearls. SaveSave

  • McDonnell retires – Editorial Photographer

    John McDonnel retired on Monday after 36 years of coaching the Razorbacks track and field team. He had an amazing record with: 42 NCAA championships, 83 conference titles, 185 All-Americans and 23 Olympians. SaveSave

  • NCAA indoor track championships – Sports Photographer

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  • March 8-Arkansas 77-Auburn 64 – Sports Photographer

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  • Tyson Invitational Track – Sports Photographer

    Here are a few picts from the Tyson Invitational. I always enjoy shooting track because I’m fascinated by the athlete’s muscles… especially the pole vaulters! I usually suck at shooting the pole vault competition, but I had a little bit of luck tonight. Must be the 300mm! Adam Nelson’s throw of 73 feet 6 inches…

  • The rest of the day

    Hap had a very busy day today. After the party, we met up with Kit, Hap Paw, Keith and Edna and went for a picture takin’, wagon ridin’ walk at Two Rivers Park. We walked, pulled, pushed, ran, played with sticks and had a blast! By the end of the day Hap was so tired……

  • Arkansas 80 — #20 Florida 61 – Sports Photographer

    Another exciting basketball game. Too bad April was sick and had to miss it… If you were wondering why all of the coaches were wearing kicks with their suits, it was for Coaches vs. Cancer® National Awareness Weekend. SaveSave

  • Another Day in Court – Editorial Photographer

    I spent a large portion of the hanging out at the federal courthouse in Fort Smith waiting for Tom Coughlin to be sentenced. It wasn’t too bad of a day though… hanging out with Bob and Wamp made the day pass pretty quickly. SaveSave

  • Jan. 30—Arkansas 78 – Mississippi State 58 – Sports Photographer

    What fun to shoot the hogs take down #25. No more snoozefest! SaveSave

  • Jonesboro Shooter – Editorial Photographer

    Jan. 29— I spent Tuesday afternoon outside the Federal Building waiting to take pictures of one of the Jonesboro shooters… I had an unsuccessful attempt on Monday. The day was beautiful and warm when I first arrived in my t-shirt. Then the wind started and the temp. dropped at least 20 degrees. Man that was…