Winston is Turning ONE!

Last week was full of rainy cold weather but I managed to dodge the weather for a fun first birthday session with Winston.  His sweet momma chose a “Where the Wild Things Are” theme and it was perfectly done.  Rachale ordered him a Max Outfit for some photos, his dad built a raft, and then a different crown for his cake smash.  We chose an outdoor setting at the riverfront to match the theme and I think it was the perfect spot.

Winston and his brother Remington first came to me a few months ago for an Easter session and these boys are just so sweet with one another and are always all smiles for photos and this day was just like that.  Winston watching his brother run around and play and then Remi would run over to give him a quick hug or make a funny face behind my camera to get his little brother to chuckle.

Happy First Birthday Winston!!!

Below are some of my favorites from his session, to view the full gallery please follow this link Winston is ONE

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Mr & Mrs Lavender

Last month I had the privilege of capturing the memories of the beautiful wedding joining Jake & Sam as husband and wife.  They were married by the grooms great uncle in his church surrounded by their closest family and friends.  Carson & Jonah were pulled down the aisle by the groom’s sister Sarah in a wagon wrapped in ribbon.  When Samantha was escorted down the aisle by her father she was shedding tears of joy and happiness & Jake was smiling from ear to ear.  Their sweet little boy Carson sat so patiently on his aunts lap watching his mommy and daddy be joined in marriage.

Sam wore the prettiest lace covered gown with jeweled belt and shoes that were to die for!!!  I mean my feet bled looking at them but they where amazing!!!  She carried a beautiful bouquet of lavender roses and lilies.  Jake wore a suit of his own with a tie that matched Sam’s flowers.   Carson was dressed so cute with little suspenders and converse shoes!

After grabbing some formal family portraits at the church we headed to The Riverside Golf Club in Mason for the reception that was full of bouquet tosses, smiles, hugs, & delicious cake.

The wedding went perfect and flowed so smooth thanks to the awesome timeline made by Jake’s sister Sarah.  Seriously, best coordinator ever!   Most importantly, they are now Mr & Mrs Lavender!!

You can view the full wedding gallery by clicking The Lavender’s

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Easter Mini Sessions

When I moved in to my new studio last month the first session I shot was a promo for my Easter set up with a long time client.  Since then I have met a lot of great new clients stopping by for my Easter Mini Promo.

This year for Easter I decided I wanted to go with something simple, classy, and spring like.  I was nervous about that decision because in the past I have had lots of props in the scenes and kind of thought that’s what people would expect.  The feedback I have received has been wonderful.  Everyone has made positive comments about it, loved the simplicity of it and the colors!

These are just a few of the Easter portraits from the past month!  There is just a week left to get your session scheduled!  Contact me asap to get on my schedule.

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My Newest Adventure…

Happy Monday Everyone!

I know I have fallen off of the blogging earth the last month but I have a very exciting reason… I signed a lease on a studio space on March 1st!!!  Someday’s I still can’t believe it!!

The landlord contacted me in January to let me know that it was becoming available again in March and would I be interested.  My husband and I chatted about this space a year ago but I was too nervous to take the leap at the time.  But as encouraging as my sweet husband always is, this time he said “Amanda, if you do not try it, you will always wonder what if you had.”

The first few days were spent moving props and backdrops, putting together furniture, ordering signs and scheduling electricians.  I kicked off my first month here with lots of Easter mini’s, a few birthday sessions and a couple newborn sessions.

I have been much busier since moving here and for that I am so grateful!!  I have had established clients stop by and have met lots of new ones too.

My studio is located in a quaint little space on West Main Street in Ripley across from the courthouse.  I love seeing the hustle and bustle of our little town out my store window.

One day a few weeks ago there was the most beautiful light little snowfall happening so I went out to grab some photos of the studio with the snow falling.

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The Sorn Family

Along my photography journey I have met some of the sweetest clients ever!  Last fall I was so blessed with capturing memories for so many families, one of those was Brittany and her son Jett when they came for a Mommy & Me session.  We hit it off instantly, Jett was such a sweet little guy and Brittany is so friendly and such a great momma. You can view all of the photos from Brittany & Jett’s Session here

Brittany contacted me the end of December about scheduling a family session with her parents because her mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and they wanted to capture some photos before she had surgery in a few months.

We got it scheduled and met at the Dunbar Wine Cellar Park on beautiful February day. Brittany’s parents, Jeff and Carmen were so much fun to work with!  They both adore their daughter and of course their grandson.  Jeff was giving suggestions on poses and locations for photos which gave his girls some laughs.  The photos turned out wonderfully I think and my clients were pleased which makes for a happy photographer.

As you say your prayers please send some up for The Sorn Family, Carmen still has a lot to go through to beat this.

You can view all the photos from their session here

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Thinking About Life & Oliver’s 1st Birthday

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing my cousin Oliver’s 1st Birthday photos.  I have sat down to write this blog many times and each time I wanted to give Jami (his momma) a shout out but told myself “this Oliver’s post keep sappy families to yourself.”  Well I am ignoring that crazy thought, more on his session shortly.

I once heard the saying that your cousin is your 1st friend you’ll have. I never came to understand that phrase until adulthood.  Jami and I are 5 years apart, total opposites in so many ways, yet so alike in others.  When we were small we used to spend every Sunday at our Papaw and Mamaw’s house for Sunday dinner and playing outside, spend nights at each others houses, we went to Disney together once and a few trips to the beach.  Then tragedy struck our family and took loved ones away and with that took away our Sunday dinner’s & playing in mamaw’s giant yard.  We grew, I don’t want to say grew apart because that sounds harsh, our interests just seemed so opposite and the 5 yr age difference seemed to be obvious for a few years.  Adulthood came upon us, Marriage’s & Babies.  Jami became a momma to her sweet boy. Oliver has brought my bond with his momma back to light for me and makes me think of those childhood memories more often.  I am so thankful for those memories she and I share from our younger years and no one can take those memories away.

I can’t believe that Oliver is ONE!!!!  It seems like yesterday I was driving back and forth from the hospital to my house to take care of my kids and yet not miss his delivery!  Click the colored link to see the photos from his hospital session, Oliver’s Arrival & from his Newborn Session here  Oliver’s Newborn

Last week Jami brought Oliver up for some photos to remember his first birthday.  He wasn’t feeling very good and was not interested in his cake at all.  He gets his dislike of cake from his daddy.  I mean who doesn’t like cake!?!

You can view all of the photos from Oliver Finn’s 1st Birthday session by clicking here

Thank you for bearing with me this morning on my trip down memory lane.

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Miss Bree is ONE!!!

Bree’s Momma April contacted me for a 1st Birthday Cake Smash after being referred to me by another client.  We were able to get it scheduled on her actual One Year Birthday!!  How sweet was that?!?!

Some littles come to their cake smash session and devour the cake & some want nothing to do with it.  Bree was just a little in to her adorable little cake.  April picked up the best little cake from the bakery in Spencer for only $4!!!  It was classically decorated and just right.

These were Bree’s 1st professional photos and she was stingy with her smiles but I was able to capture a couple hints of smiles.

Here are a few of my favorites…

You can view all of the photos from this sweet girls session here  Bree is ONE!!!

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Mr & Mrs Miller

My internet has given me fits this week.  I really wanted to post about these love birds on Valentines Day but technology just wasn’t having it.

Jason & Catherine were married in beautiful warmly lit ceremony last October in Eleanor.  Catherine was a very hands on bride & left no detail undone.  She made the centerpieces, the arch, dried the flowers, gathered up family quilts and oil lamps for the tables, made a cute barbecue sign for the food and Jason made the perfect cake stand.   The details were so  beautiful, warm and cozy.

Catherine was a bride after my heart!  She wanted a “first look” & she had an “unplugged wedding”!!!   I believe first looks are great for taking off pressure from the bride and groom on the wedding day.  It’s gives them a chance to be alone, well as alone as you can be with me snapping your reactions, and take in the moments about to happen and shed a few tears if you wish without being in front of your guests.  I think I could & I might, do a whole blog about unplugged weddings.  Bride and Grooms have put so much in to planning their special day that they want you to be in the moment with them!  Not on your phone trying to take photos.  That’s what they pay me for.   When they look back at their photos they want to see your faces watching them take this step in life, not your phone or iPad hiding it.

Catherine’s son gave her hand in marriage, and they said their vows while each of their children smiled with pride as the two families became one.

The guests dined on freshly made pulled pork barbecue from Jason’s business, Mountain Que.  It was de-lish ya’ll need to stop and try it sometime!

It was a great wedding day and I was so happy to capture it for them.  You can view all of their photos by clicking their name, Mr & Mrs Miller  & a few of my favorites are below.

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Sweet Baby Cole

When looking over past sessions to catch up on blogging I came across Cole’s Newborn session that I had right before Christmas.  He was such a sweet little one with such patient parents.

Tamra contacted me a couple months before her due date to let me know she wanted to book a newborn session with me and she was expected to deliver right before Christmas so I penciled her in.

Expecting momma’s, did you realize the best time to get your newborn session scheduled is when you are still pregnant?!?!

Derrick and Tamra brought Cole in at about a week old for his session.  He loved being swaddled and in-between setups he wanted to cuddle and nurse with his momma.   I love when my clients come in to a session with ideas and props that are personal to them. These proud parents brought in a baseball glove, bat and a ball with sweet Cole’s footprint on it.  They also brought a cute little Santa outfit since he was born so close to Christmas.

Cole’s session went well and his parents loved their photos so it was a home run.   If you would like to view all of the photos you can follow this link Cole’s Newborn Session.

Are you expecting a new little bundle of joy?  Contact me now to get penciled in for your Maternity, Fresh 48 or Newborn Session!

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Ludtman ~ Ripley High Senior

Graduation 2017 is coming soon!

Olivia was so fun and easy going to work with during her senior session late last fall at the riverfront park in Marietta and we found some great places for photos.  The weather was perfect, the colors of the leaves were perfect, it was an all around great day for a senior session.

Olivia is the type of gal that knows what she wants, not just in her session, but in life.  She knows what she wants to study in college, where she wants to attend, and has the determination to follow and achieve her dreams!

You can view all of her senior session by clicking here… Olivia ~ Ripley High Senior 2017

There isn’t much time left to schedule your 2017 Senior Session!  Contact me asap to talk details!

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