My firm fights moving violations only. Parking tickets for an individual (no insurance issues, no points, no potential loss of driving privilege) rarely justify the expense of an attorney.
I can say from a personal experience that pictures can only help and, if you use them, make sure they are of the entire block. Street corner to corner of overlapping pictures is what I had to do myself once to use pictures to fight a parking ticket.
Also keep in mind that will work from court to...
It's a little hard to follow but if you had a stop sign and the other driver didn't it may be difficult for someone to conclude it was the other driver's fault. Sometimes it can be the other driver's fault (they pull out suddenly from a parked position or are waiting to turn and change their mind and head a different direction) but still the burden on the person who had the stop sign is hard to overcome.
I'm not sure what your options are in Arkansas for dealing with the ticket but I advise every one of my CDL holding clients to contest everything and take all reasonable steps to keep their record as clean as possible.
The answer to "can" an officer give a ticket is just about always yes. Will it hold up in court is a different story. Of course how well the officer could observe the situation and where/when the actual ticket was issued may be relevant issues, but I wouldn't expect the officer to agree that your vehicle wasn't "really visible" to him.