Jared Mark Fincher | Capture & Create: Blog https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog en-us Jared Mark Fincher LLC (Jared Mark Fincher | Capture & Create) Wed, 03 Mar 2021 23:09:00 GMT Wed, 03 Mar 2021 23:09:00 GMT https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/img/s/v-12/u825004977-o760863229-50.jpg Jared Mark Fincher | Capture & Create: Blog https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog 120 90 The Massey Hotel in Downtown Bentonville, AR https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2021/3/themasseyhotel This was an incredible opportunity to partner with the architects at Clark Contractors and capture the renovation of the old Massey Hotel in Bentonville Arkansas. The Massey Hotel dates all the back to 1910 and before that went by the name of the Eagle Hotel. So much history packed into this building. It sits right on the corner of Central Ave right above the famous bike shop Phat Tire in the bustling downtown area of Bentonville.

Clark Contractors had this to say about the historic building,

“Hotel Massey, originally constructed in 1910, has been a mainstay in downtown Bentonville for over 100 years. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.”

This is just another example of the many gems that the city of Bentonville has to offer such as the Crystal Bridges Museum and the home of Walmart. The outdoor scene is booming here as well with all of the Oz Trails work happening around the city. Seems like everyday something new is popping up and bringing a new excitement to the area. Downtown Bentonville seems to be the place to be. A small town feel with some of the coolest coffee shops like the Onyx Coffee Lab and upscale restaurants like the Preachers Son.

This morning was super inspiring and fun. The irony was Bentonville had just gotten hit by a crazy snow storm and I had to inch across the ice covered sidewalks for the exterior shots, but I enjoyed the challenge!

The Massey Hotel has now been revitalized into an amazing creative space. Here is a sneak peak inside of the revitalized hotel.

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Want to know what I used to capture the Massey Hotel?

Sony A7RIV
Fuji GFXr

Canon 17mm TS Lens
GFX 63mm Lens

Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter

Tripod & Head
Manfrotto 190XDB
Manfrotto 410 Geared Head

Flashpoint eVOLV 200
Flashpoint XPLOR 600

Flashpoint R2T

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop / Lightroom)
Luminar 4

Carrying Case
Pelican 1510 Case


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Providence Academy Senior Session with Brooklyn in Cave Springs, AR https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/10/providence-academy-senior-session-with-brooklyn-in-cave-springs-ar ]]> (Jared Mark Fincher | Capture & Create) fall Providence Academy senior https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/10/providence-academy-senior-session-with-brooklyn-in-cave-springs-ar Fri, 16 Oct 2020 04:22:00 GMT Fall Sunset Family Sessions at the Mansion at Orchards in Bentonville, AR https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/10/fall-sunset-family-sessions-at-the-mansion-at-orchards-in-bentonville-ar ]]> (Jared Mark Fincher | Capture & Create) fall family https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/10/fall-sunset-family-sessions-at-the-mansion-at-orchards-in-bentonville-ar Fri, 02 Oct 2020 04:22:00 GMT Johanna's Maternity Session at Tanyard Park in Bella Vista, AR https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/10/johanna-maternity-bella-vista-ar This is a maternity session I did with my friend Johanna at Tanyard Creek Trail in Bella Vista, AR. 
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The Story Behind the Song "Tell This Valley" https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/8/tell-this-valley



I am so excited to finally share my song “Tell This Valley”. It has been a song in the making for over a year now. I got to work closely with my younger brother, Caleb, who did all the instrumentation and I had my sweet friend Johanna help on vocals. The year 2019 and even going into 2020 held a lot for my family. A lot of questioning and seeking filled with valleys that never revealed an exit. Most of these seasons revolved around church ministry and my identity; as in wanting to desperately be where God wanted me and to do the things that I deemed life-changing and impactful.

During my lowest points in that year where I felt alone and hurt I remember asking the Lord, “When is this all going to break? Something has to give because I can’t take much more of this. Lord, I’m scared.”

It was in those moments of despair that I really fell in love with Jesus and His friendship and I learned how to lament. I learned how to just be honest. It is funny how when you feel like you don’t have anyone around you who understands — Jesus can show up in a special way. And He did. It began a new journey for me of discovering a new level of friendship with Him.

In this journey the Lord began to show me His love and compassion through the valleys. I still remember driving home from the gym one cold week night and this chorus beginning to form in my mind,
“Somethings got to break and I’m afraid that it’s my heart.”
I started to pray this prayer of lament to God — telling him how afraid I was and getting this realization that in all of this hurting and wanting my circumstances to change that maybe it was ME He was trying to change. Maybe it was ME who needed to give instead of looking to receive. And that is where “Tell This Valley” began to form in my heart as a song.

You see in our darkest days there is always a light. Redeeming love can make our seemingly dead seasons new again, just like springtime. And in the redeeming and change we don’t have to be afraid. The refining is God’s love being poured out on us, on me. He won’t let me stay the same and that is some of the best news I could ever embrace!

One of the most meaningful lines of this song for me is in the first verse where it says,

“Will you be the banner of love I’m underneath, the kind of friendship that can mend my unbelief.”

That was really behind it all: my unbelief. Jesus has promised to never leave nor forsake his children. In the valley or at the highest peak, He is there. His friendship transcends our greatest needs in life and can become the sweet embrace.
We are not alone Even when it feels like we are, He reminds us we are not. This song is a lament and a reminder of that very truth.


(Jared Mark Fincher | Capture & Create) jesus music tell this valley writing https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/8/tell-this-valley Sun, 02 Aug 2020 03:30:00 GMT
Teaching Resources from Jared Mark Fincher https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2020/5/teaching Over the past 10 years of ministry in the church I've gotten the chance to serve in different rolls mainly within the Sunday morning worship gathering. The past 3 years of that time I got the chance to really stretch my teaching gift. It's something I really came to love in those final years at Northwest Community Church. I wanted to share some of those talks I got to give while serving there. 



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Bentonville High School Senior Session in Downtown Bentonville https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2019/11/bentonville-high-school-senior-session-at-the-momentary ]]> (Jared Mark Fincher | Capture & Create) bentonville momentary senior https://www.jaredmarkfincher.com/blog/2019/11/bentonville-high-school-senior-session-at-the-momentary Sat, 02 Nov 2019 04:22:00 GMT