We consider it a privilege to be asked to capture a milestone, whether it be an anniversary, wedding, birth or graduation. When Astrid’s mother called to make an appointment for graduation pics, we were especially thrilled, since she was a childhood friend of our daughter, Sabrina. An avid outdoor lover, she requested the venue be … More Portraits Part III – Astrid
The Martines had been in The Alley a time or two, but they wanted to commemorate this special time in their lives, the awaiting of son #2, in a more natural setting, Petit Jean State Park. So, on a beautiful fall afternoon, we had a great time being entertained by Kayden! About a month later, … More Portraits Part II – The Martines
With the photography business picking up a little bit of steam, our trekking time has begun to dwindle. I’m not complaining; it’s almost as if one amazing aspect of Arkansas, nature, has been replaced by another, the people. Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of capturing Sue and Paul, who were soon to be … More Portraits Part I – The Chiolinos
The afternoon was fading into dusk, but Kurt still had one more Kansas detour in mind: Monument Rocks. Located twenty five miles south of Oakley, these chalk rock formations are designated as a National Natural Landmark. Also known as the Chalk Pyramids, they are located on private property; fortunately, the landowners allow all interested to … More Throwback Thursday – Monument Rocks Kansas
For bees, the flower is the fountain of life For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love – Kahlil Gibran
A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. It’s a fun and simple way to play with words. The haiku typically does not rhyme and consists of three lines, with the first line containing five syllables, the second, seven, and the third line, five. I decided to give haiku writing a try, but, of course, … More Happy Haiku Poetry Day!
There are several trails that wind in and around Crystal Bridges Museum, an effort to showcase not only some amazing sculptures and works of art, such as the one below, but also the beauty of the Ozarks. Two extremely noteworthy pieces were created by Buckminster Fuller and Frank Lloyd Wright, respectively. I had learned about … More Crystal Bridges Trails
Crystal Bridges boasts more than 130 sculptures on display both inside and out. These were a few of our favorites. The Bubble by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth 1928 Man on a Bench Duane Hanson 1977