Editorial Photography

Beer to Farm to Table: JV Farms & Superior Bathhouse Brewery

I've spent a lot of time over the past year working with Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs photographing varying projects. But one I did over the summer was one of my favorites.

JV Farms is a small, family, homestead farm located in Bismarck, Arkansas. They use organic and sustainable practices and offer a variety of items such as: free-range eggs, whole hog sausage, rabbits, pasture-raised lamb and seasonal produce. JV Farms sausage and other pork products can be found daily on the menu at Superior.   I can attest to how good their bratwurst it.

Once the brewing process at Superior is complete, the spent grains are then scooped out and dumped into buckets. But what to do with it? Jay Lee, the owner of JV Farms picks up the spent grains who then feeds it to his pigs. To the pigs, it's like eating candy.

On a very hot afternoon in late July, I spent the evening at JV Farms during the feeding of the little (and big) piggies and then afterwards, it was dinner for everyone. You cannot beat the smell of fresh, artisan bratwurst on the grill.

Superior and JV Farms takes the Farm to Table concept one step further: Just add beer!

Recent Portrait Work | Cranford Co. | Arkansas Commercial Photographer

The last two weeks have been a blur. I've been way behind on blogging due to two weeks of being completely booked. It's a good thing! But now that I have a few days to breathe, catch up and enjoy (maybe) a little computer time, it's back to blogging.


A few weeks ago, I photographed the Cranford Brothers; Jay, Ross and Chris who make up the creative team at Cranford Co. The photo was for a recent issue of Arkansas Business that featured long-standing, family businesses in Arkansas. 

Advertising agency Cranford Co., led by brothers and partners (L>R) Chris, Jay and Ross Cranford are continuing their father's tradition in advertising since 1961.

Advertising agency Cranford Co., led by brothers and partners (L>R) Chris, Jay and Ross Cranford are continuing their father's tradition in advertising since 1961.

The Cranford bothers history in the advertising world runs deep. Their father started one of Arkansas leading advertising agencies in 1961. The trio have not yet moved into their new home located along the Main Street creative corridor. From what I saw during the photo shoot, it will be a very unique space.

 Karen E. Segrave | KES Photo

Advertising agency Cranford Co., led by brothers and partners (L R) Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford are continuing their father's tradition in advertising since 1961.They will be moving into this new space on Main and 6th streets in downtown Little Rock in a few months.

I really enjoyed meeting and photographing the Cranford Brothers.

Little Rock Special Family | Little Rock, Arkansas Advertising Photographer

When it rains, don't fight it. Play in it.

It's been a miserably wet spring. So many of my photo shoots were either postponed due to rain, or moved indoors. My photo shoot for the June issue of Little Rock Special Family was no exception. But photographing two very active children indoors is not ideal.

So instead of fighting the rain (downpour actually), we played in it. 

Literally.

 Little Rock Special Family Magazine

This issue of Special Family features the Carper family. The story features both Caroline and her brother cole. Both kids have a rare inherited eye disease that appears early in life and is responsible for blindness or very low vision. But today, both children have the gift of sight thanks to a ground-breaking surgery. You can read more on the family, and see more photos, in their digital issue. 

Also featured in this same issue of Little Rock Special Family is a fun story on a program that offers job training and life skills to those with developmental disabilities. I photographed the B.R.A.V.O. (Bridging Recreational and Vocational Opportunities) Program at Independent Care Management (ICM).

 Little Rock Special Family Magazine


The non-profit organization services Arkansans with disabilities. I photographed those who work at Biscuits, a local retail store in Little Rock that makes gourmet pet treats. You can read more on the program by going here.