Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween Mini Sessions!

It's that time of year! I'll be booking a limited number of halloween mini sessions for $100. They include a disk of 10-15 images. All sessions will be on-location (your home or a local park/public area). Sessions will last between 30-45 minutes and can include one clothing change.

Pumpkin patches make great locations!

My Pumpkin Princess

And little ones in costume look cute anywhere.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Oh, so busy!

I have been seriously neglecting my blog... and pretty much everything else, too. I absolutely love my new job teaching 5th grade science. It's crazy and stressful - but at the end of the day, I feel like I've done something good. It just doesn't leave me much free time right now.

Anyways, things have been busy. I had a session a few weeks ago with 2 adorable little guys.


My beautiful cousin came to visit with her husband and precious son last month. I snagged a few family pictures and managed to step in some dog poo. Never a dull moment!

The Boggs Family

Blue Eyes

I've also been busy with miss Riley. She started ballet last month and loves it. She is quite possibly the cutest ballerina ever! (That's her on the right in the picture below).


So, please forgive me for being MIA. I probably won't be around much until this summer, when I'll have 9 glorious weeks off from work!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Another Brick in the Wall

Here's a little peek at a senior session from, well, a while back. This is the lovely Krista. We met in downtown Texarkana for her session. Downtown is my favorite location for senior pictures around here. Congrats to Krista on her graduation!

*And a little note for all of you 2010 seniors... don't wait until next summer for your photos! Book your sessions now!

Another Brick in the Wall

On the Bench


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back to School

I better get my pencils sharpened...

Sharpened and Ready

because I'm heading back to school! I'm super-duper excited to announce that after two [frustrating] years of trying to land a teaching position... I finally did it! I'm now a science teacher with the Texarkana Arkansas School District.

I'm really excited about working with the kids and all of the fun activities I have planned. I'm also excited about having more time for my daughter... two weeks at Christmas, spring break, and two months in the summer.

This also means that I'll have more time for my photography! I'm planning to really launch my wedding business next year. I got my feet wet in 2009 and had a fantastic time with all of my brides. I have some awesome ideas for next year and I can't wait to see what the future holds.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jarah & Steven

I had so much fun shooting Jarah and Steven's wedding! I've known Jarah since she was about 13 years old and we were both showing cows in FFA. Who would have thought more than 10 years later I would be photographing one of the most important days of her life?

Their wedding was at the Hendrix Ranch in DeQueen, Arkansas. The chapel there is absolutely stunning! It was one of the most beautiful locations I've ever seen. I'm so honored that Jarah chose me to capture such a special event for her.

Congrats to the happy couple!

The Bride

Mr. & Mrs. Russell

Her dad was saying his pockets were empty because she spent all of his money on the wedding. Ha ha!
She Spent all of Daddy's Money

Flower Girl

Outside the Chapel

Ring & Flowers

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Falling Behind!

I was doing so well, but now I'm falling behind, and not just on my blogging, but on everything. Between work (my 9-5'er), weddings, job hunting (because I don't like my 9-5'er) and Riley... there just aren't enough hours in the day.

Here's a wedding a did a few weeks ago. These guys & gals were a lot of fun! Lots of energy, and aside from a couple of whiney groomsmen, they were up for anything. Congrats to Amiee & Ryan!

Amiee & Ryan

Throwing Petals

Dancing With His Mom

Very Tired Flowergirl


Friday, June 5, 2009

Beautiful Wedding

Congratulations to Meagan and Josh! I had a lot of fun working with them - from rained out bridal shoots to crazy old men at the train station during the engagement shoot. They had an absolutely beautiful wedding, and here is a sneak peak.




Circle of Friends

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Win Some Super-Cool Jewelry!

My uber-talented friend, Carolyn, is giving away some of her fantastic hand-stamped jewelry. To enter to win, you need to check out her blog at:

Photo & Jewelry by Carolyn Spranger

Go sign up now!

Friday, May 22, 2009


I've been doing lots of last minute senior sessions.  This is Magen.  I work with her step-mom, who asked me if I could do her senior pictures and get some wallets in time to send them out with her invitations... oh, the things I do for people.  =)  

Congrats to Magen on her graduation!



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rain rain, go away!

We've had some wild spring weather this year. Lots of storms and tornados... and I am terrified of tornados! There was some damage in southern Texarkana a few weeks ago.

Landmark Grocery

Note to self: do not park under trees during a storm.



Riley, like most kids, is enjoying all the mud puddles created by all the rain.

Puddle Jumping

And here's an interesting shot I got out of my window one night.

Lightning over the rooftops

Thankfully, this week has been very nice. I hope the nice weather holds out for the wedding I'm shooting this weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rain & Sunshine

We had quite the time getting Meagan's bridal photos. Our first appointment was rained out, but we still managed to get a few shots.

Rainy Day Bride

This is inside the Chapel at Prissy Chrissy Ranch.

We rescheduled for the next week and finally got some sun! You know what they say about east Texas weather... if you don't like it, just wait a minute.


By the Gazebo


We took all of these photos at Prissy Chrissy Ranch in Texarkana. What an awesome place! Jan and Barnette are super-nice and there are lots of great locations for photos. I definitely recommend giving them a call if you're looking for a location for a wedding or just for photos.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Class of 2010

Attention Class of 2010! I am looking for "Reps" from schools in the Texarkana area. As a Rep for Kelli Harris Photography, you will get a free photo session, a disc with 10 low res watermarked images (for posting on the web), 3 high res images for printing and 25 Senior Rep Cards to hand out to your friends.

If you are interested, please contact me at Kelli@​KelliHarrisPhot​ography.​com with the following information: name, school, a photo and why you would be a good rep for Kelli Harris Photography. Only ONE rep will be chosen from each school. The photosessions will be scheduled this summer.

Sample Senior Rep Card (size of business card):


Friday, May 1, 2009

Mother's Day Special

Looking for something special for mom on Mother's Day.... why not get her a photoshoot? Buy a gift certificate for mom between now and Mother's Day for only $35. Contact me at: for more information.

Here are some beautiful moms...

Mommy's Kisses

Kisses for Mommy

Sabra & Blane

And don't forget those moms-to-be!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl

Have I mentioned how much I love babies? I really do. Mind you, I don't want anymore...I just wish mine would stay little. Since mine refuses to stay little, though, I will be content to snuggle with other people's babies when they bring them over for photographs.

Here is a cutie from last week.

Asleep in the Flowers

Sweet Girly-Girl

Basket of Baby

And here is her precious big brother. I just love his blonde curls and big blue eyes!
Cutie Patootie

Friday, April 24, 2009

Where the Bluebonnets Grow

One of my favorite things when I lived in San Marcos, Texas was to make the drive back to Texarkana in the spring and see the bluebonnets that lined the roadways. Ever since Riley was a baby, I've been planning a roadtrip to get pictures of her in the bluebonnets. You see, they don't grow around Texarkana and I have to drive at least an hour away to see them. We finally had a free weekend and went to visit some family and friends in Burleson, Texas. We found an amazing field of blubonnets.... but we had 2 very uncooperative children. I didn't get a single good photo of Riley because she threw an epic tantrum.

The Photographer's Child

And this is the only photo I got of her cousin, Clayton.

But, I was able to get some photos of my beautiful friend Aimee and her adorable son.
Aimee & Her Son

I guess we'll try again next year. Hopefully Riley & Clayton will be a little more cooperative by then.