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making time stand still . family photographer . in fort smith ar

Time is a pretty priceless these days.

Getting everyday routine things accomplished is difficult and making time for family portraits is sometimes nearly impossible.

Yet, all the preparations in what to wear and making a booking is so worth the effort because during those hours with me, you get to catch time, freeze it, bottle it up, and are able to go back and see what it was like with your little loves…back when they had baby faces and you see yourself looking at them, knowing they are your everything.

And you made time stand still.
























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These are gorgeous portraits! They look like they had so much fun with you- love all the snuggles!

ahhh, you are so good, Raye!

Very nice! Looks like a great place for portraits!

blissfully new . newborn photographer . in fort smith and northwest arkansas

I have had many contact me over the past week inquiring about both the new Simply Forever session (which includes the CD of images and Video) and the Simply Baby session (1 hour sessions for babies ages 3 months to 1 year).

Please do not hesitate to email me anytime with questions about booking or sessions.

I love hearing from everyone and it such a pleasure to be considered as your first choice when it comes to baby’s first portraits. Each babe is like my own for those few hours we are together.



The beginning of so much anticipation, so much love,  so much new…

It overjoys me to share another little miracle with a wonderful head of hair and the sweetest spirit about her.




sweet newborn girl posed with mom and dad and brother by raye law

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Oh Raye, just gorgeous work! What a precious baby and all that hair is just beautiful! Love your family images here too!

So precious and so sweet!!!! Love those pictures!!!!

*sigh* always such simple, pure gorgeousness.


So beautiful Raye! You are amazing at capturing pure love with your newborn work!

Completely adorable, she is so sweet. Gorgeous images.

Jill Austin

Simply stunning!! I absolutely love the light pink blanket with the tassels. I am looking for something similar for my daughter ‘s room. Where ever did you get it?

Thanks everyone…The pink blanket was a yard sale find that came with the antique crib.

Wishing I had these images. They are so pure and perfect. Love every single one.

Simply BLOSSOM . maternity and newborn photography . fort smith ar


Author: Catherine Chandler
Cherish each passing moment,
the laughter and the tears…
For days go by so swiftly,
and gather into years.The little shoes she will outgrow,
before you realize…
She’ll blossom like a summer’s flower
before your very eyes.


tender moment of mother and baby photographed by raye law

To book a SIMPLY BLOSSOM – MATERNITY & NEWBORN  combination session, contact the studio.

It includes:

1 hour maternity photo session
Full newborn photo session

all images edited ON CD for printing in both color/bw
gorgeous coffee table book of BOTH sessions designed by Raye
AND NOW Real-time video of behind the scenes (Simply Forever add-on)



This was one of my favorite maternity & newborn photography sessions from last year. You may recognize the beautiful glowing mother as my cover photo on the facebook page. It is such a delight to watch them blossom into parenthood.

maternity and newborn photographer in fort smith arkansas

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Lauren Harris

I adore this! Could they be any more beautiful??!?

All of your work could be in one huge collection… Simply Gorgeous! How beautiful are both of these sessions!!! So, so, so stunning!

Soo gorgeous for so many different reasons! Two perfect sessions for this beautiful little family to cherish forever. Amazing Raye!!


I cannot even handle how beautiful each and every image is Raye! Your work has amazed and inspired me for years, and this family is so fortunate to have you!

Ah Raye, these are AMAZING! Every single one of these images radiates love.

Newborn in pictures and now VIDEO. northwest arkansas photographer

You may know that my own baby girl, Liv is about to turn the big ONE.

Even though I have been through baby’s first year two times prior, it still baffles my mind at how quickly the time goes…and how they change and grow with every blink of your eye. It also motivates me to want to capture all these moments and milestones in pictures and video.

So…I am very thrilled to now be offering VIDEO add-on to my clients in all their sessions – newborn, maternity, baby and family!

Now, they can have a behind the scenes look with a video short FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME with…..” SIMPLY REMEMBER”….

Check out Miss C’s video short. She was my last newborn of 2012!

newborn and family photographed by raye law

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Lauren Harris

Love these!!! These are such gorgeous images of a beautiful family, Raye! And Melinda, your family is perfect!!!

So absolutely stunning! What a beautiful keepsake…. not only to have timeless images of their precious baby but now video as well. Such a gorgeous combination. Your clients are very lucky! xo

Such a treasured gift you are giving your clients. Absolutely, beautiful!


Amazing images– such wonderful moments beautifully captured, Raye! You are the best family newborn photographer out there!

fall family outdoor portraits . fort smith and northwest arkansas professional family photography

What a coincidence that fall is my favorite time of year and that November we remember to give thanks as I am feeling very blessed at what I get to do and really love capturing families TOGETHER.

It is so important to me to get mom and dad involved in session…to get them connecting with their loves.

fall family portraits outdoors photographed by Raye Law outdoors lifestyle photography

I have a few family sessions I will be sharing their entire gallery on the blog soon as the fall family portrait season is coming to a sweet end.
Remember, in the months of December through February, I will only be photographing a limited number of NEWBORNS. If you would like to set up a newborn appointment, please email me anytime with your due date.



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Oh Raye, you have always been my fave photog, :) These are just gorgeous! I am sure, you made so many families, so happy!

Great job Raye! Double thumbs up for this! The pictures are beautiful! Good catch!