Mount Kessler Cleanup | Northwest Arkansas Commercial Photography

Mount Kessler Cleanup | Northwest Arkansas Commercial Photography

We recently had the opportunity to work with the Brittany Phillips Design and the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District on their new website. And after a series of shoots that required me to dress up, it was a nice change to put on some "get dirty" clothes and document some dedicated, hard-working volunteers as they cleaned waste out of a creek. Mount Kessler continues to undergo development by the city of Fayetteville and last week, volunteers along with members of the Beaver Watershed Alliance and the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District gathered at one of the areas to clean waste out of a creek. 

For three hours, volunteers braved the plummeting temperatures wandering, wading and collaborating to haul out as much debris as they could. At the end of the night, there was pizza, hot chocolate and even a small raffle with some prizes. But most importantly, there was the camaraderie of like-minded individuals coming together around a common goal, to help keep Arkansas beautiful. Here's a few images from the event. Enjoy. 

2013 // A Year In Images | Northwest Arkansas Photography

2013 // A Year In Images | Northwest Arkansas Photography

If I had to pick one word to sum up the year, I don't know what it would be. I suppose you can't pick just one word to sum up anything. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  And this blog post, with it's "20+" images would mathematically be more words than I would care to list out here. But hopefully, these images in some small way, begin to describe how much fun we've had being creative in 2013 (and quite possibly, late 2012). We're truly thankful for this last year and we're very excited for the next. Onward and Enjoy. 

Africa 2014

Africa 2014

We are excited to announce that we have officially signed on for another trip to Africa next year. We will be out of the country from July 10th until July 22 and we will be working with Every Orphan's Hope to document their work and their life in Zambia. We strongly believe in this organization and the profound effect that it has on not only the orphans, but the people that decide to invest in their lives. For more information on EOH, please visit their website here. 

The New Totem Pole | Northwest Arkansas Photography

The New Totem Pole | Northwest Arkansas Photography

Over the past few months, we've had the privilege of working with illustrator Chrystal Seawood on a new art project she's been dreaming up. Chrystal is a super talented local artist with a passion for creating art that generates social commentary. Chrystal's new project titled "The New Totem Pole" addresses unconscious hierarchies in today's society. Through this project, Chrystal wants to bring to light a conversation concerning the stereotypes and social classes we unconsciously lump people into. She believes that this process creates a "totem pole" effect where certain people are perceived higher than others. Chrystal envisions a new "Totem Pole", where everyone stands side by side, eliminating the effect of a vertical hierarchy and promoting equality among everyone. It is our belief that photography is most inspiring when it points us to the realities of life and challenges us to be better, more loving people in the process. Here's a few of the portraits we created for Chrystal. Enjoy & Happy Friday.