Northwest Arkansas Wedding and Portrait Photographer
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Rates for Northwest Arkansas Family Portrait Photography

Wes is a professional portrait photographer with over 12 years of experience. He started as a photojournalist for the University of Arkansas Traveler newspaper, eventually accepting work from The Morning News (now the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) and expanding into private portrait work.

In 2013, Wes accepted a position as a full time portrait photographer for a national studio based in Southern California. It was not uncommon for Wes to take portraits of senators, judges, bank presidents, and CEO’s on a daily basis. While Wes was able to hone his craft in studio portraiture, he felt that his style was a better fit for modern families, couples and creative individuals.

Wes is proud to offer affordable rates that fit almost every type of client, from high end legacy portraits to casual sessions at the family farm. Wes especially enjoys photographing families and works excellently with children.

Casual, Premium, and Senior Portrait Sessions in Northwest Arkansas

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Casual Portrait Sessions

Ideal for laid-back engagement shoots, spur-of-the-moment family portraits, pet portraits, and headshots for new entrepreneurs. Casual Sessions start at $95 for 30 minutes and $150 for 1 hour. Your personal proofing gallery is available within a few days and print orders are typically delivered within a week.

We offer digital files and professional quality archival- grade prints ranging from 8x10 to 30x45 inches.


Casual sessions are booked with a $150 deposit. All sessions come with a consultation which include recommendations for wardrobe, locations, and themes. It can be styled as-you-are, or tailored to fit the season. Every portrait session includes a proof gallery for you to share with family so they can order prints for themselves. Web resolution digital images are available for $15 each. These generous digital files may be used for social media, sharing, and printing from wallet sizes to 6x8 inches. Larger prints are available through your proofing gallery starting at $25 for an 8x10, with options for Deep Matte, Canvas Wrap, Mounted Standouts, and unique Metal prints.

My delivery platform offers two major benefits to the client. First, there is no minimum to order. Choose only the images you absolutely love. There’s no need to invest in anything less. This is perfect if you just want to get a few sweet family photos, some updated portraits of the kiddos to give to your family (they grow fast!), or if you're a business owner and you need an updated head shot for marketing and promotional use. Casual Portrait Sessions have also been very popular as a really fun and affordable gift for family and close friends. We also offer PET Portrait Sessions for the same affordable price-- check out my dedicated page to learn more about how I work with dogs (even the crazy ones!).

Casual Portrait Sessions are about an hour each, so we'll have time for several poses in one outfit, at a location of your choice in Northwest Arkansas. Feel free to bring the whole family. Bring your best friend. Bring your dog. (Please bring your dog). If you only need one headshot and one pose-- I got you, boo. The session's $150, includes the gallery, and you can pick your favorites with no pressure. If you're flying solo and you're not sure you really need a whole hour, you can split the portrait session time with a friend or co-worker, as long as you're both willing to meet at the same time and place. 

In other words, the $150 secures the booking and covers this session, and the only additional investment is to purchase images that you want. No more, no less. Winner winner chicken dinner. If you'd like to kick it up a notch, check out my Premium Portrait Sessions.

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Premium Sessions

Two locations in Northwest Arkansas, or three if they are close together. Premium Sessions start at $295, and include a pre-shoot consultation. Optional add-on services include HMU, an assistant, and location scouting. Your personal proofing gallery is available within a few days and orders are typically delivered within a week.

We offer digital files and professional quality archival-grade prints ranging from 8x10 to 30x45 inches.

Premium Portrait Sessions are booked with a $295 deposit and include a two hour session at two or three locations of your choice in the Northwest Arkansas area. The extra investment goes a long way in creating styled portraits that you'll love for years to come. Wes and his assistant will spend a little more time with our subjects to ensure a perfect pose, and dig a little deeper to get the perfect expression. Outdoor sessions are preferred, but a lifestyle shoot should be where you are most comfortable. This session can be both in my Rogers studio and on location anywhere in Northwest Arkansas.

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Senior/Grad Portraits

Up to 2 Hours, 2 or 3 Locations. 3 Outfits. Mix and match for a great variety of fun, posed and creative senior photos. Senior Portrait Sessions start at $395. Optional add-on services include HMU, an assistant, and location scouting. Your personal proofing gallery is available within a few days and orders are typically delivered within a week.

We offer digital files and professional quality archival-grade prints ranging from 8x10 to 30x45 inches.

A Senior Portrait Session is one of my most popular packages. It’s perfect for proud parents who want the best of both worlds: traditional studio portraits or trendy and on-location… all in one photo session. You’ll have the option of selecting up to 3 locations in Northwest Arkansas, one of which can be at my private studio in Downtown Rogers. Senior and Graduation Portraits receive all the perks of a Premium session, but with a bit of extra time to take advantage of several beautiful areas in Northwest Arkansas… plus up to 3 wardrobe choices, giving your graduate the chance to really express themselves. With a mix of styled poses and candid captures, the goal is to provide a collection of images that honors the occasion while bringing to life all the ways they make you proud.

One thing that I believe sets me apart from other portrait photographers is that I encourage the young man or young lady to participate in planning. Because I offer 3 locations, 3 outfit changes, and up to 3 hours (assuming one hour total spent traveling), we can be sure that everyone’s needs are met. If dad prefers a traditional studio image to have at work, or if mom wants something fun and outdoorsy, or if our graduate wants something eclectic and trendy— not to worry. We can make all three happen in the same session. All it takes is a good attitude and some thoughtful planning. I firmly believe in allowing young men and women to really express themselves, as long as their ideas are safe and age-appropriate.

Every session includes a portrait consultation and a “to do” list for the graduate to ensure their senior portraits are easy and fun. My typical turnaround is about 3 business days to deliver proofs, and up to 5 business days to deliver edited images once selections have been made.


If you still have questions but aren't quite ready to reach out, that's ok! I've put together a Frequently Asked Questions page for your convenience. There's a contact form below, so if you’re ready to chat, go ahead and reach out. Look forward to hearing from you!


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