When your dog steals the show.

Let’s face it: No matter how brilliant, attractive, funny, or charming you are… If there’s a baby or a dog around, they steal the show. No questions asked. Cute wins every time.

I should have known better. But I let Mr. Darcy tag along to a Nativ photoshoot a few weeks ago. Not only did he photobomb about 70% of the images, but he stole the show with his excess of sass, style, class, side eye, and superior athletic ability.

No, seriously. I’m almost 5ft2. Dude has jumps.

Images by Mandy Yelvington. 



Dancers After Dark

“The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and dance and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked… that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.” Neil Gaiman

One evening in late January I met with photographer Jordan Matter in Downtown Little Rock. Twenty minutes later we hopped a fence, I tossed all my clothes to the side, and scrambled onto a pile of logs in 19 degree weather. On October 18, that image will be released by Workman Publishing in Jordan’s new book, Dancers After Dark.

While my photograph isn’t social media friendly, you can pre-order the book here. Maybe you’ll be able to spot the splinter that’s now permanently embedded in my left butt cheek. xx