In 1994, Lance Johnston launched his photography business in a makeshift studio within the garage his parents? house. These days, his studio in Conway still resides in a Johnston-family garage, only this time the 1,200-square-foot space rests on nearly two acres of land that Lance owns himself. During Wednesday and Friday sessions in Conway, Tuesday and Thursday shoots at his Little Rock Studio, and numerous on-location appointments in between, Lance and his top-notch staff busily refine his ?new classic? style by snapping shots of families, high-school seniors, wedding parties, and kids. His clients can capture their favorites in a variety of matted, framed, and canvas portraits. Lance?s eye for preservation-ready moments has earned him 11 Kodak-Gallery awards as well as honors for his children?s photography from the APPA and the Arkansas chapter of the If You Keep Making That Face, It Might Stay That Way Forever Foundation.
Photographer Fallon Jade Jones draws from years of professional experience and a friendly, easygoing nature to capture the unique personality of all her subjects, whether its through a memorable family photo or an emotional wedding-portrait session. The skilled visual artist puts her subjects at ease, allowing real, natural human reactions to come to light in bright, dreamy color or striking sepia and black-and-white.
Located in the downtown Little Rock’s historic Taborian Hall, Arkansas Flag and Banner showcases a variety of national-loyalty items and a friendly staff with knowledge in respectful flag etiquette. This deal gets you a 3’x5’ symbol of patriotic pride—an American flag made in the U.S. with embroidered stars, sewn stripes, and durable nylon that is designed to withstand UV sunlight. Sign up for Arkansas Flag and Banner’s Flag Alerts email service to stay updated on upcoming flag holidays and when to fly at half-staff. This deal can be redeemed at the Little Rock location or shipped directly to your home and your awaiting porch in time for Independence Day celebrations or everyday nods to country dedication.
Focus Photography's Larry Odom leverages the shutterbug skills gained during years of globe-trotting photography work into personalized portrait sessions. Prepare photogenic faces for a scheduled sitting ($50+ in studio, on location prices vary), allowing Odom to capture the joy of recent births, the infectious energy of graduating students, or the stoic grace of ventriloquist duos. Following shoots, customers can select preassembled packages ($65+) or order their favorite à la carte prints in a variety of offspring-embarrassing sizes, including 4"x6” ($15), 8"x10” ($45), and a mounted 20"x24” ($315). Each photo loses imperfections with included enhancements, burnishing dull tones with color correction and replacing frowning faces with the digitally inserted head of Teddy Roosevelt.
The Oxford American showcases the literature, art, music, and cuisine of the South in a critically acclaimed quarterly that has garnered three National Magazine Awards. Nicknamed “The Southern Magazine of Good Writing,” The Oxford American earned its moniker showcasing the talents of past luminaries such as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty, as well as venerable voices of the present, including Charles Portis, Roy Blount, and a bionic Orson Welles. The annual music issue celebrates the past and present of Southern music with thought-provoking articles, an accompanying CD, and home delivery by a member of R.E.M. Those seeking to whet their appetites on Southern cuisine may peruse the chef showcases and restaurant critiques found in the food issue. In addition to providing a feast for the mind and nutrient-rich packing materials for the stomach, The Oxford American stimulates the photoreceptors with captivating displays of art and photography.