What to Expect During your Session

"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are."

Let's tell your story

Two kids pose together for a picture during a family session in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Welcome to a shoot that's all about you.

My shoots are fun and playful. I want to see you being YOU! That is the only thing I expect from your shoot. My goal is to have you relax and be yourself in front of the camera. My sessions are full of laughter, smiles, dancing, and the occasional cheesy mom joke.

Say "Cheese"!

We've all heard someone saying this behind a camera at some point or another. Yes, we will take a handful of these too, just to make sure we see everyone's pretty faces. However, the majority of our shoot is not done with exact posing, it's done with the use of prompts. I want to see the way you all interact with one another as a family or a couple. I want to see little faces laughing from tickles and mom smiling from little hugs. I want to see a couple dancing together, smiling naturally from what is happening and not because I told them to. I like to do more than just take pictures. I like to provide an experience to my clients. I want them to feel like they've been enjoying an evening with their family or time with a loved one, not posing for a photographer.

Family laughs together in a family photography portrait in Northwest Arkansas by Tiffany Arnold Photography.

"I just don't think my kids will ever sit still for photos."

I hear this over and over again and my answer is always the same: I don't expect them to! They're kids and they will be kids. I want to photograph them playing with you, laughing with each other, and running around the way they always do. Is it great when they do sit still for some pictures? Of course! But is it going to be upsetting or wrong when they are too wiggly and need to move? Nope! It'll make for some wonderful shots of your little people being themselves.

Children play together at the River Walk in St. Joseph, Missouri during a family photography session.

Don't worry about not knowing how to pose in front of a camera. Just be you and have fun!

couple photography

Couple poses together at Orchard Park in Bentonville, Arkansas.

"We are so awkward. We don't know how to pose!"

Couple photography is amazing. I love watching couples get more comfortable in front of the camera. They laugh, they joke, and they get a chance to take a moment to just be with one another. It's not a photo session, it's a date night. No, I don't pose them and say "stand like this and smile". For me, couples photography works best with simple and sometimes silly prompts. I don't want to tell you to smile, I want to see you sincerely smile because of who you are there with.

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