Lauren | North Little Rock High School | Senior 2017

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I can't believe it's been a year since I first met and photographed Lauren. I loved this sweet girl from the first day we met after she responded to last spring's Model Call. She is a natural in front of the camera, but even more beautiful is her personality and charm. She became one of my 2017 Senior Reps, and the images I'm posting today are from our third session together. Check out these links to look back at photos from Lauren's first session and Lauren's second session.

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Lauren's modeling career is really taking off!  She's so versatile in front of the camera - I can't wait to see what she does in the future. She's also recently started her own fun blog. 

Lauren chose downtown Little Rock for her senior session, and we had a blast! There are so many options when shooting downtown. Have you considered an urban session for your next portrait session?

arkansas photographer senior portraits high school seniors
arkansas photographer senior portraits high school seniors

Lauren, thanks for your trust and friendship in being a 2017 Julie Bird Portraits Senior Rep! Best of luck to you in the future! I know big things are ahead.

Sophie | Central Arkansas Christian | Senior 2017

Today's blog features one of my 2017 Senior Reps...Sophie! This girl was so fun to work with, and I love how naturally beautiful she is in these images! Take a minute to check out a few favorites from her Senior Session! 

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You may remember Sophie from last summer's blog following her first session. We had a little rain and ended up with an impromptu session at a coffee shop. Sophie and her mom were so easy going about the weather, and the images turned out great. You never know what you're going to get with Arkansas weather! 

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arkansas senior portrait photographer

Sophie really wanted a rustic feel for her Senior Session, and she wanted to include a barn...so she found one! Sophie's friend told her about a family with a beautiful barn on their land, and the owners obliged and let us use it. The property was beautifulgorgeous and a perfect setting for Sophie's session. 

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arkansas senior portrait photographer
arkansas senior portrait photographer

And the bonus about this property was that it is located on the banks of the Arkansas River. We had no idea it would have this dock with the river views, but Sophie scored big time with this location!!

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arkansas senior portrait photographer
arkansas senior portrait photographer
arkansas senior portrait photographer

Sophie - thanks for being an awesome 2017 Senior Rep for Julie Bird Portraits! I've loved getting to know you and can't wait to see what the future holds for you!

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Brown Family

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Today I'm sharing one of my favorite family sessions from the Fall - the Brown Family! This was such a sweet family to photograph and get to know! 

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Ummmm.....BEAUTIFUL! 

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Sweet siblings and I didn't even make them pose like this! (They genuinely like each other). 

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Such a handsome and well mannered kid. 

central arkansas senior family photographer
central arkansas senior family photographer
central arkansas senior photographer

Don't forget to have your children photographed through the preteen and teenage years. We parents typically have professional photos of our kids taken as young children and then don't do portraits again until it's time for graduation.

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central arkansas senior family photographer

Here's one thing I LOVE about my job...this family will always have this image to remember this stage in their lives...this age, this time, this day.

Senior Portrait Style Guide | Fall & Winter

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Senior portrait sessions for the class of 2017 are in full swing. Here are a few simple styling tips to help plan your wardrobe for your session.   

arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear
arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear

These two images highlight a few important things to keep in mind. First, monochromatic colors can work well to highlight the person being photographed - think subdued colors in the same family - creams, blacks and dark browns, and blush photograph well. Second, when wearing monochromatic colors, a dramatic accessory like these necklaces can really make the outfit pop!

arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear
arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear

A great way to maximize your session time is to build different looks around a few key items. Above, a quick swap of boots and tops gives an interesting new look without doing a full-blown wardrobe change. Below, trading the hat for a stylish cable knit CC beanie and plaid scarf drops the temperature 20 degrees transforming a fashionable fall look into a wintry shot. 

arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear
arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear

Again, you see the impact carefully selected accessories make!   

arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear
arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear

Above, not only are we utilizing the same top and creating new looks with contrasting vests and accessories, but we also see the use of textures. Textures add interest to any wardrobe. Consider leather, chunky knits, and crochets. Below the sleek leather pants work beautifully with a flowy top.

arkansas senior portrait photographer style what to wear

Special thanks to Sage Boutique for providing the wardrobe for this shoot. They would be happy to help you put together the perfect look for your senior session. Check them out at the Painted Tree Vintage Market at 8550 Landers Road in Sherwood.

Kaitlyn | Central Arkansas Christian | Senior 2017

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I'm excited to share a few special images from a recent session with Central Arkansas Christian Class of 2017 Senior Kaitlyn. This shoot took advantage of some of the unique locales in the downtown areas on both sides of the river. We utilized beautiful architecture, colorful murals, breathtaking bridges...and even posed on the deck of a yacht. There is no shortage of amazing backdrops in central Arkansas! 

We'll start with a few right off Main St. in downtown North Little Rock.

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arkansas senior portraits photo2
arkansas senior portraits photo2

And the Little Rock side is equally beautiful...with the downtown skyline and scenic pedestrian bridges.

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arkansas senior portraits photo2
arkansas senior portraits photo2
arkansas senior portraits photo2