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Missouri Session

Location sessions are always exciting for me. While I do research on the property and location as much as I can, it's never exactly the same as being there. This challenges me, technically and artistically, and I love that challenge that pushes me to focus on the final image and the many possibilities.

I had a recent opportunity to create images on location at a private ranch in Missouri. I wasn't able to do much research since it was an open ranch, only able to see on the private web site I was provided. Arriving early, I was able to meet the parents and chat about options and areas they liked. It was an honor to hear of the history of the ranch and of their hunting trips as a family to Africa. This 2000 acre ranch was very nice with rolling hills, open grazing and wooded areas for the deer that were plenty (I saw about 15 does and 4-5 large buck while in the time we were driving around).

We were able to capture a wide variety of incredible images in various spots until the sun went down. The images below are from the first location we went to that was close to the lodge. The other locations were equally as awesome.

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Diplomat of the Year

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Being a Diplomat for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce takes time, but is rewarding with the new friends you make, meeting new business owners and being a bigger part of the community. As a Diplomat, we are representatives of the chamber at business ribbon cuttings, Morning Coffee events, Business After Hours, driving for Meals on Wheels and other voluntary events. The more I volunteered and was out meeting new people and learning more about the new things going on in Fayetteville, the more I enjoyed it.

I became a diplomat for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, officially, January 2017, in November I shared the honor of being Diplomat of the Year with my friend George Turner, University of Arkansas. We were tied with the amount of work we had done. I was very surprised when it was announced at the annual Chamber Banquet by Patrick Harrington, Lewis Automotive. This year has flown by and I'm thankful to have gotten to know the fellow diplomats who also give so much of their time.

Voted Very Best Photographer

Branch Photography has been voted Very Best Commercial Photographer in Arkansas and NW Arkansas by the readers of Celebrate Arkansas magazine for 2016!  This is the THIRD year we have received this award from Celebrate Arkansas and just as proud to be recognized.  Thank you to all who voted and value quality photographic creations, specifically the images Branch creates!

VERY BEST 2016
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Extended Family Portrait

I recently had the privilege to photograph a very fun family.   There was a lot of laughing and having fun, a great group and family.  Over the past 10-20 years, they’ve had their group photo taken several times, each time in their parent’s home.  This time, they decided that their group had grown to the point they had outgrown the home portrait and needed a full size studio.  I’m thankful they chose me and that I have the largest portrait studio in NWA to accommodate large groups like this.  While we created portraits of individual families, we also photographed the large group (the reason they came in).  I decided to try something after we did the group and created this pano photo.  This type image would be perfect for large families and be a sure conversation piece over a sofa.
If you have a large family and would like a great portrait that would be sure to get attention to your guests, call
973-0012 today!  
NWA large family photographer