With the growth of Zoë Portrait Art and the addition of another portrait photographer, photographers to specialize in wedding and commercial photography, and a graphic designer, we have launched a new name and branding for our collaborative team:
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This week’s theme is WATER. This is a shot of the ocean from the top of a water cistern on a hill in Montrouis, Haiti…
I know I have needed to blog about my recent trip to Haiti and to be honest, I’ve been avoiding it. Not because I don’t want to share the images, but because each time I go back through the images, the emotions in me flare up and my heart LONGS to be back there with the sweet ones who have made such an impact on my life, and I just can’t come up with words that even do what is in my heart any justice. I have been beyond blessed to see the things I’ve seen, to experience God’s goodness and witness his love for his children. After two trips in the last year, I am really floored by the opportunity to return in just a few weeks. It’s been humbling and exciting to watch God open doors and provide for each trip. I covet your prayers as each day God unfolds a bit more of his plan for my travels there and teaches and prepares me for what’s in store…
Go check out Erin’s 52 Project post for this week HERE!
I had several birthday photo sessions throughout the month of July (a little behind on blogging, stay tuned for more SOON!) and this cute little guy’s session was one of them! His mom and dad wanted to join in the fun with some shots out by their beautiful home to start the session off… (Thanks to the guys from Hays for delivering the couch to the field! Both the couch and little baseball ottoman are available at Hays in Judsonia!) then we headed to the studio for a good CAKE SMASH!!! He was only timid with the cake for a few minutes, then he was in full attack mode… ha ha! I had to add the last shot of him grinning at me while his mom started the clean up. I really think he was proud of himself!
I love that this little sweetie’s family has a tradition of scheduling a portrait session on the day of their first birthday! She arrived at the studio with her adorable smile, birthday dress, big brother and her parents to document the day she turned ONE! What a happy, squishy bundle of cuteness!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
This week’s theme for our 52 week project is FRUIT. To be honest, I was completely unaware of this wonderful theme until Thursday afternoon and it just so happened I had spent my morning working with this very subject.
In my introduction post the other day, I mentioned I am a home economics enthusiast. Really, I might be more than that. I majored in it. So when my good friend, Chelsea, sent me a text asking me if I wanted to come down and help her can the beautiful peaches from the tree in their yard, my answer was YES! So yesterday morning I loaded the kiddos up in the truck and we went down the road to our neighbor’s house to start the project of the day.
When I walked in with my canners in hand, I was pleasantly surprised to see that she had a bag full of figs as well for us to dive into as well. We blanched. We peeled. We simmered. We mixed. We boiled. We sterilized. We sealed. And we finished.
I think tomorrow I will make some biscuits to sample our products…Peaches, Peach Preserves, Fig Jam, Peach Pit Jelly.
Our wee little helpers.
“The FRUIT of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patients, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control.”
Be sure and head over to see what kind of FRUIT Erin chose to showcase.
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Anna and I am honored to be the newest member of the Zoë Photographic Group. I am blessed to be a wife and a mother to my crazy little family. We live in the country. I have two dogs and two cats. I am a home economics enthusiast. And I am in love with my Savior. Now that we know each other a little better let me fill you in on what I am bringing to the table, so to speak.
I was so humbled to be asked to specialize in maternity, birth, newborn and baby’s first year. I LOVE this season of life, really, I was pregnant for almost two straight years (my children are 15 months apart). Every little thing about the process of growing a child and watching a child grow is so fascinating to me. The way your stomach transforms into a beautiful round belly that houses a life that is about to change yours in every way…the emotion, exhaustion and elation that is involved in actually bringing a baby into this world…the tiny details of a brand new body…and the rapid progression to the first birthday.
In my joining the Zoë team, I am able to focus my business directly on this time in your growing family’s life. I would love to be there to help you document your pregnancy, birth, and your precious baby as they move toward that first year mark.Something that you may not know much about or have given much thought to is Birth Photography. This is a photojournalistic capture of one of the most intimate and tender times in your life. All of the sweet moments and details that you don’t see because you are actually living them! So many of us spend time behind the iphone or camera during monumental events, consider planning to have me there to snap the shot of when you first meet you beloved baby.
I cannot wait to meet you!!!
They have been together since before either of them could drive………and now finally, Erica and Kiefer have made a vow to spend the rest of their lives together. I have no doubt in my mind these two will have the most adventurous ,joy filled, loving and caring life, living each day to its fullest for all of their time together. You can see it in the way he looks at her, and by the way she smiles back at him. God made them for each other.
The day seemed like a beautiful dream filled with flowers and lace, bow ties and burlap. Everything vintage you could imagine, adorned the tables of the reception ready to welcome guests. And there were a lot of guests!! Erica, Kiefer, and their families are definitely loved and adored by the many people whose lives they have touched!
Enjoy this peek into their amazing day. Be sure and leave them some blog love and congratulations!
Venue: Sunset Ridge Event Center, Judsonia, Arkansas
Florist: Artistic Florist, Searcy, Arkansas
Rentals: In Any Event, Searcy, Arkansas (Decor, linens, tableware, chairs, etc.)
Hair Stylist: Kelsey Morris, West End Salon and Day Spa
Cake Artist: Debra Brown, Ann’s Bridal & Etc.
Many many thanks to Mark Gregory (Zoë Commercial) for shooting with me! Mark you ROCK!!!
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I was not prepared for how much fun this wedding was going to be. It really seemed that there was no stress. Everything that happened was just how it happened…..they rolled with it. And you will see later in the images….they know how to have fun! Heather was even up for kissing a frog for a prince. Oh yeah..just wait for it.
We started the day at Holden & Company where all the girls, including mom, got their hair styled. Ben and Jordan did a fabulous job! Then it was on to The Cosmetic Studio to get dolled up!
At the venue, getting dressed and preparing for the first look. I LOVE that Heather and Jordon wanted to share it with all of their bridesmaids and groomsmen.
They were both blindfolded and being led and given directions towards each other from the bridal party.
Told you they were full of fun!!!
Heather……you are gorgeous!!!
The ceremony was beautiful and perfect timing for gorgeous light right before sunset.
The reception was gorgeous! From the cakes by Sassy Sweets to the mason jar drinks …..beautiful details.
We got to sneak outside for a few more photos and then while I followed Heather and Jordon back inside, Erin and Kyle got some great detail images of the light bulbs and ceremony site all lit up!
Heather and Jordon……thank you for choosing me to be a part of your day. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! I hope you have had a unbelievable first few weeks of marriage and many many more to come!
Huge thanks to Erin of Bunting Photography and Kyle of KB Photography for shooting with me. I couldn’t have done it without you…or wanted to!
Venue: Sunset Ridge Event Center
Florist: Artistic Florist, Searcy Arkansas
Dress Boutique: Jessica’s Bridal and Foraml in Bay, Arkansas
Cake Artist: Sassy Sweets, Searcy Arkansas
Hair: Holden & Company, Searcy Arkansas
Makeup: The Cosmetic Studio, Searcy, Arkansas
I hope this image isn’t too freaky….after I put it together….I kinda got creeped out myself. But…..it is what it is. And this is my post for this week!!!
The theme being EYES, I knew I had to figure out which kiddo to force into being my subject. Then I had a light bulb go off (or on?) in my head. What about eyes of our whole family?! Well I had good ideas and good intentions that turned into late preparedness, and first thing this morning saying to myself…..”AHHHHH it’s Friday!!!” So here are all of our eyes, minus my husband’s. He was already at work when the light bulb happened. I’m sure he will be so terribly heart broken that he missed out.
Top eyes are mine (sorry they aren’t completely sharp ….try taking a picture of your own eyes and nailing the focus! ), then my son’s, my daughter’s, and last but NOT least, our dog’s. She’s part of the family too!!!
Head on over to Laura’s blog and see how her interpretation of “eyes” turned out. Laura Stricklin Photography
Happy Friday everyone!
First, I want to apologize for letting the ball drop a bit on this project…things have been a bit crazy and even sharing the project with Kim has proven to be a challenge. (Thanks for covering for me Kim, when I haven’t been able to pull it together!!!) This week’s theme is “sparkly” and I have to say I have been able to experience “sparkly” on a whole new level in the last few days. Both Kristen and I have been honored to be a part of a special production at our local community theater, Center on the Square. A few months ago I heard the theater was going to be featuring a local artist by showcasing a collection of musical works based on Luke 15:11-32, the story of the Prodigal Son. Lisa Carr wrote the twelve songs that make up the production “Prodigals” many years ago and is blessing the community of Searcy and beyond with her gift by sharing it with us. The cast is made up of nine vocalists led by Caleb Keese who is also the director of the show and serves as the Creative Director for Center on the Square. The show is narrated by the Dr. Jack Ryan and accompanied by Lisa herself.
My “sparkly” photo this week is of the ladies of the cast (yes, that’s me in rare form) with Lisa outside the theater before last night’s show. (Thanks to cast member Jordan Harr for his mad photography skill!) We have been joking all week about sparkly jewelry, sparkly make up and even sparkly hair since everything is exaggerated on stage. We have been having SO much fun and as you can tell by our costumes, we are portraying characters that are a bit outside of our comfort zone. If you want to see us playing the part of regulars at a joint called THE PIG PEN, get tickets to one of the remaining three shows! Opening night was SOLD OUT so don’t wait! You will truly be blessed by this production centered on the greatest love story of all time.
Remaining Show Times:
Friday and Saturday July 13th & 14th @ 7:00
Sunday, July 15th @ 1:30
Visit www.centeronthesquare.org for more information or to purchase your tickets.
Go check out Erin’s interpretation of this week’s theme: Erin Bunting Photography