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Thank you for visiting Mika Beth Edwards Photography Blog. This is where we showcase our amazing clients. Each and every session gets a sneak peek to show their family and friends. Hopefully you will enjoy the new larger images as much as we do!

If you scroll down you are able to view ~ truly the most awesome clients any photographer could ever ask for, not to mention the most beautiful! Remember, be sure to bookmark our "new blog". Please let us know what you think and come back often! We love to hear your comments below each post ~ don't be shy!

A little bit about us: We (Mika Beth and Matt) are a husband/wife team that run a full time boutique portrait photography business. I am a portrait artist based in Fort Smith, AR. Mika Beth is the one who shoots and Matt does all the business end! When you call for an appointment it will be Matt who will help you book. Then I am in charge of the artistic part of the business! We are very easy to work with. We have special guidelines all laid out to help you with all the ordering process. We work very hard to make your experience here memorable. We look forward to working with you!

Thanks for visiting... Mika Beth and Matt

NWA fall dates officially open | northwest arkansas family photographer

I need any excuse to see my girl now :) NWA fall dates officially open! Contact Matt: mikabethedwardsphoto@me.com or 479.783.8039  These dates will go quickly!
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Addison’s college dorm headboard | U of A…

Last week we moved Addison to college!  She had a list prepared very early last year of things she MUST have for college. Luckily she is very detail oriented so the list was long. Although there were things on the list like Tory Burch sandals and David Yurman rings :) , she did a great job knowing what she needs! We first found her bedding and started decorating from there. I knew I wanted Matt to make her a headboard.  I did tons of research and watch tutorials.  It took forever, like a whole weekend per headboard… He made two, one for Addison and one for her roomate.  Then he said NO MORE!  I’ve had so many emails and comments about Addison’s headboard I thought I would show you how we made it. Let me say this first, if this was going in my home, we would have made it at least 2 inches thick and more sturdy. I knew I wanted to keep them light as possible. So here goes!

We chose a large sheet of thin but sturdy plywood. I can’t remember, it was about 3/16″. Cut in half made two 48 inch high twin headboards. I hand drew half of the pattern that I liked, then folded the paper in half and traced the other half! IMG_9063 copyI tried to keep the cost down so I choose inexpensive fabric knowing she would only use this one year. I definitely would have use designer fabric if it was going in our home. We bought 2 inch foam and thin batting.IMG_9064 copyHere I’m testing out the size and pattern on a twin bed!IMG_9074 copyMatt cut out the 2 inch foam 1.5 inches smaller than the plywood to allow space for the nail heads. To apply the foam to the plywood he used adhesive spray bought at Hancock Fabrics. Then wrapped the batting tightly around to the back and stapled the batting to the back. I don’t have a picture of the batting stapled to the back.IMG_9302 copy IMG_9305 copyAfter the batting, he stapled the fabric around to the back just like the batting. I bought 1/2 inch brass nail heads off of ebay. I found the best price there. He then just nailed the nail heads in a row along the pattern using a hammer and a rubber mallet. I’m talking like its super fast, but it took him about a whole weekend to do one headboard!  That could be why after the second one he said no more ;) IMG_9327 copy IMG_9587 copyTo attach the headboard to the rails, he screwed in eyelets and used zip ties on the back, they don’t budge! After 10 hours of decorating and organizing, we CANNOT be more thrilled with the way they turned out!! Her room looks even better than we imagined! I asked her how she slept after her first night and she said “amazing…” Feel free to pin these pics on Pinterest, hopefully this will inspire others to try making their own dorm headboard. Good LUCK!IMG_0409IMG_0410IMG_0405IMG_0414IMG_0417

Oh deer, she’s cute…

Sophie had to dress up this week at her cheer camp. I thought I would share the tutorials that I watched to make her antlers. It was super easy! I watched a different one for her make up. I’ll share both…enjoy!

antlers tutorial: http://www.flattery.ca/2013/10/deer-halloween-costume-tutorial.html

make up tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=FUXTJ5H4TUEdeer make up tutorial deer make up

Mason | fort smith arkansas newborn photographer….

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