Sittin on the Dock of Arkansas

Driving down backroads of all the places I have lived over the years has been a life highlight. Finding little hidden gems, parks, fields, buildings, pockets of light that are so magical on camera. I have lost count of how many times I have taken my mom or husband with me to location scout and I see a spot and say YUP! That’s it!! And they have both looked at me with a bewilderment and like, suure Hailey. That is what is so cool about location scouting and especially with photographers, I love to see how others use locations and use of sunlight/shadows. One is never like the other.

Photography is such an individualized art. God has given each of us our own creative vision – to see things uniquely, just like how He made us.

Last year I met this mom and daughter in Kroger grocery store, stopped to introduce myself since I just moved here and told them I would love to photograph them. We exchanged names and numbers (her name is the same as mine ironically =) ) and we have since created two amazing sessions together. Everywhere I have moved, I have connected with 1-2 families that become my muses. There is an unspoken /undefined since of connection that my camera, them and me have that I know whatever we do together, it will be exactly what it needs to be.

The silence of this location was majestic. The stillness. The softness. The peace.

I feel both of us Hailey’s needed to be reminded of the beauty in a simple, quiet space.

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This nostalgic motherhood session in Little Rock, Arkansas was so special to me. I love the simple wardrobe we chose, a slip dress actually that I scored at Plato’s closet from Forever 21. Willows outfit was a H&M tank with shorts from a boutique I got a long time ago. This session was perfect for a summer photoshoot.. the heat, the sunshine, the water and dock was a perfect location for a photoshoot here in Arkansas.

Intimacy has the ability to show up in every part of your life. From the conversations you have, to the hugs you share, to the unspoken energy. It’s there and it’s my favorite place to be. I seek to be in the wave of intimacy when my hand and eye meet another.  I seek to be in the intimate adage of verbal and physical transactions.