Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Aibangbees | NWA Family Photographer

A couple of months ago, I shot a sweet couple and their foster child up in Rogers. It was a short, sweet, 30 minute session in the downtown area, with natural light and some quick lens changes! I went at these with the angle of “engagement portraits,” since this couple was married fairly recently and, to me, still had a newlywed feeling about them. They were fun to work with, and really seemed to have a good time! Image (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (16) Image (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (15)

Help-Portrait 2012: Seniors Edition

On April 28th, we held a small Help-Portrait event in Fayetteville to donate portraits to some high school seniors. If you haven’t heard of Help-Portrait, you should click on that link. Seriously. We did portraits for about 15 seniors that day, and next year I think we’re going to make it even bigger. With 5 photographers and 3 editors, it was a smaller event than the main event in December. But we still had a good time and captured some great memories. Want to get involved for the December “main event” and help change some peoples’ lives? Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll fill you in. Anyone welcome; photographers, photo techs, hair/makeup artists, bilingual awesome-ers preferred. Here are a few of my images from the day.

Jesse’s Senior Portraits | NWA Portrait Photographer

A few weeks ago I shot Jesse’s senior portraits on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. My one idea to work off of was that his mom told me he liked literature and spent a lot of time at the Dickson Street Book Shop, a well-known, aging local bookstore with tons of character. A funny story about this one: Jesse’s mom had set up the appointment to do these photos, then cancelled because she thought that he might smile more or be more comfortable with a female photographer. About a week later, she calls me saying that she had shopped around, and still liked my images the best. She wanted to book again. Here are some images from Jesse’s shoot. I decided to go all black and white for this post — don’t ask me why.