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Celebrate Mom | A Photoshoot with Meredith Melody

Motherhood. It's the most amazing, life changing,  whirlwind, joyous, non-stop role a woman can have. One of my favorite things about photographing mothers is that a photoshoot with me gives them a few hours of quiet. A small amount of time alone, focused on themselves. It's a chance to relax, have fun and feel totally pampered. Capturing who you are today, as your kids see you, is one of the most precious gifts a mother can give herself and her children. Your kids love you just as you are, not 5 years younger or 10 pounds lighter. To them, you are the most beautiful woman alive. The story of a mom is so special that I wanted to create something unique. Something to showcase just how beautiful moms are and how precious the time is when our little ones are young. So, recently, I  filmed a shoot with my friend and client, Merry Klien. She's a wife, a mother of two young boys and a business owner. My videographer, Nathan Willis, perfectly captured Merry's photoshoot experience with me and her beautiful family. Mother's Day is just around the corner, if you'd like to book a session for yourself or the mom in...

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North Little Rock Senior Portraits – The Couture Photography Experience

I'm so super excited to announce that I am now offering portrait sessions for highschool seniors!! These are couture portrait sessions designed for girls who have a flair for fashion, love to get dolled up and want gorgeous images that will last a lifetime! More details to follow on these sessions. For now, enjoy Raygan's session. She is the most gorgeous, down to earth, sweet and smart girl! Love her!! ...

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Southern Boudoir Photographers

Arkansas Boudoir – Boudoir Photoshop Retouching

Curious about how much of my work is photoshopped? Well, not that much. I try always to keep my clients looking like my clients. My goal for every shoot is NOT for you to look nothing like yourself. I want you to feel amazing in your own skin, but that said, sometimes our skin could use a little help. Personally, ever since I turned 30, I feel like a teenager again! Breakouts, oily skin - it's crazy and when I'm photographed I want that stuff minimized! When you come into my studio, the makeup is really what makes a transformation. Bold and smokey versus natural makes a huge difference in the end product and how your images look. Regardless of how we style your session, I always retouch the same way for every client. It's pretty simple and not a crazy, dramatic transformation like you might see some supermodels go through in fashion editorials. Here's my checklist: Remove blemishes Reduce under eye circles (I don't remove them completely because that looks unnatural and, well, fake! We all have a bit of shadow under our eyes) Smooth skin and even out skin tone Soften wrinkles (again, I don't completely remove these, but I reduce and soften) Enhance eyes Pump...

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LIttle Rock Maternity Portraits

Little Rock Maternity Pictures – Little Rock Photographers

Some of my favorite shoots to photograph are maternity sessions. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who is glowing with life. Being a mother myself, I know just how special  this time is for a woman. It's also a time when most of women don't feel like their usual selves. As the days on the calendar inch closer to the due date, our feet and ankles begin to swell, backs begin to ache and fatigue sets in. This is the perfect time for an expectant mommy to spend some time feeling pampered and beautiful. Recently, I had the pleasure of documenting Julie's pregnancy. As a beauty and fashion blogger (check out her fab blog iHeartHeels here!), Julie wanted to look amazing and on-trend for her portraits, so we teamed up with Face Your Day Studios for styling consultation, hair and makeup. I love that we were able to capture several distinct looks for her that showcase Julie's personality and style. Here are a few of my favorites from her session: little rock maternity pictures ...

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2013 Portrait Favorites – Central Arkansas Photography

I love photographing weddings, but I absolutely adore shooting portraits in-studio. The transformation my clients experience when they work with me is the most fun and fulfilling aspect of my job as a photographer. When a woman sees herself after hair and makeup and she is in front of my lens, something new shines within her and her eyes have more sparkle and her smile is brighter. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who is confident and feels beautiful in her own skin, and I am so blessed to be able to capture that beauty. 2013 was an amazing year full of the most wonderful portrait clients I could ask for. Here are a few of my favorites! After seeing all of these amazing transformations, you're probably wondering how much of it was photoshoped. Well, not much! The beauty of working with me is that I have only the best stylists that create the most beautiful makeovers and I've spent years perfecting the art of photographing women. The combination of talented stylists and my posing expertise creates gorgeous images straight out of camera! See below? These first shots are the 'before' the middle shot is 'straight out of camera' and the...

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