What are the moments in life that make everything worth it… the moments you can’t live without….
…the moments when time stands still…?
These are the moments you want to capture forever, and it is my goal to help you make that happen.
Specializing in custom creative photographic art, I am based in Benton, AR and offer services in the Central Arkansas Area including Benton, Bryant, Little Rock and Hot Springs, Arkansas and beyond.
I’d love to learn more about you, but I figure you might like to know a little about me too:
My name is Abby Ziemer Malone and I suppose you might say I have been an artist for most of my life. My mom put me in private classes for Art when I was a kid. Around the same age, I also started taking Martial Arts (This was over 24 years ago by the way!). I love Martial Arts for many reasons: It suits me well, but I like the creativity in it. I love to move, and I love to see people move. To me, Martial Arts was more than just “fighting”, it was an expression: an expression of oneself.
Martial Arts fueled my creativity for many years. I have competed all over the world in TaeKwon-Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and I still coach students today at our studio with my husband. Martial Arts also introduced me to photography. I always took my camera along, mostly to photograph others competing, but to also document our travels. The thing I loved about it so much was stopping a fraction of a second in time. With my camera, I could see things that even the eye couldn’t catch in a competition. The exact moment a competition is won, and the real true expressions people show.… that ultimately give us a glimpse into their true feelings.
Over time I found how much I loved capturing a “fraction of a second in time”…and people’s true emotions. Photography could capture something more than a painting on a canvas to me, because there was something intimately real about it. You can’t fake real emotion.
Photographs are one of the few tangible things people can hold on to to remember a moment in time. They have meaning. They convey emotions. They appeal to our sense of sight capturing beauty in the world…. but they appeal to so much more. They stir memories long forgotten, and evoke emotions from memorable events. They boost self esteem, and appeal to all senses. They allow someone else a glimpse into a moment in out lives, even if they weren’t there at that exact time.
If you like a style that is unique, fun, colorful, vibrant, authentic and real…. you’ll like working with me. I take a very limited number of sessions a month to ensure that I maintain my high quality of service.
If you have any questions, or wish to book a session, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’d love to hear from you!