The Studio

Aponi Studios is located at Baron Fork Ridge Horse Camp in the Ozark Mountains of NW Arkansas

Aponi Studios at Baron Fork Ridge, Lincoln, Arkansas

Aponi Studios is a freelance photography, digital art & design studio.  The studio is located on the Harris family farm; Baron Fork Ridge, amid the beautiful Ozark Mountains of NW Arkansas.


Laurie Harris has worked in the area of marketing and web design since 1998. Leaving the corporate field in 2006, she began operating freelance on a full time basis and has continued ever since. In addition to design and marketing, Laurie has spent more than 9 years as an event and commercial photographer, primarily within the equine and motorcycle industries.  She serves as director of social media for several businesses including Bikes, Blues and BBQ, Cavallo Horse & Rider and Equine Quick Response, LLC.  She spent almost 10 years at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Animal Science serving in facebook1marketing and web design for the Equine Program, and three years as social media director for the American Competitive Trail Horse Association.

1234582_10154090673900179_1081326384023016305_nA recent addition to Aponi Studios is Melissah Heidenreich.  As daughter to the Studio’s owner, she joins as a partner in all things lens related.  Melissah is the Studio’s second shooter and will be available at most sessions to support in second perspective shots, set-up and other technical details crucial to successful photography sessions in outdoor situations.  Melissah is embarking upon an apprenticeship in the highly technical editing side of photography and is certain to continuously grow into a much valued and deeply appreciated asset to the studio.    Melissah is a gifted photographer with a great eye, who also has an interest in weather, storm chasing, horses and motorcycles.  Somehow, it seems she is sure to fit right in!

I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one.” ~ Calamity Jane