I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the floor of their car is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful.
So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come.
I think Ferris Bueller had it right when he said "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone.
Family sessions were born from my personal desire to document my own growing family and now I just can't get enough!
"Amanda is wonderful at capturing each child’s individual personality and delivering amazing family shots, even when it feels like a disaster! Trying to wrangle 3 kids under 8 into a decent family photo seems impossible, but Amanda does it with a laugh and total ease. We have trusted her with our family photos the last three years, and I can’t imagine going to anyone else!"
I can not say enough nice things about Amanda and her photography! I had found her through a friend. I thought her website was really easy to use, and I instantly fell in love with her photos, and knew she was exactly what I had been looking for! I booked right away, and that was such a breeze!!!! I just clicked on the link that I received through an email, booked, paid and was done, sooooo easy! Then she made the day of photos so easy. Her communication prior to picture day was easy to follow, and had just the right amount of info that I would need to find her, and prepare for our shoot. Day of photos, was actually fun! Can you imagine someone saying that about family pictures!?!? She really sets the scene for a fun and relaxing moment that she just captures. My kids and dog all loved her. Then I got my pictures back, and wow, is all I can say. She far exceeded my expectations. My pictures were perfect, I love them, and how she captured our family perfectly. If you choose Amanda to capture your moment, you will not be disappointed!
FAMILY + MATERNITY BEACH SESSION
You can't tell from the pictures but these guys dealt with a hurricane and loss of power on their vacation, leading right up to their photos -- thankfully power came back on just in time to have hot water and a hairdryer before their session!! The weather was not ideal but that didn't take away from the fun, joy and love! This family is the epitome of laid back and I enjoyed every crazy second hanging on the beach with them! Click through a snapshot of their images to see the variety included in an extended family session!
9 kids and a whole lot of fun
EXTENDED FAMILY BEACH SESSION
EXTENDED FAMILY WITH YOUNG KIDs
EXTENDED FAMILY WITH OLDER KIDS
FALL MINI SESSIONS
Equal parts chaos and cute -- these annual marathon mini sessions are perfect for updating your family portraits and nailing that holiday card photo in under 15 mins! They are always a fan favorite and sell out quick! Be sure to subscribe to my email list to be notified when booking opens up in mid-summer.
GARDEN FAMILY SESSION
No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, I'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. If you're visiting the beach and your session is while you're on vacation, I ask for details regarding the length of your stay so we can be flexible if necessary. I also have a backup plan if we run into the dreaded west wind (If you know, you know)...
The sooner the better! My Spring/Summer availability opens up around mid-February. Weekend availability is limited due to weddings - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!
To reserve your date, I'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know!
If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck.
I've partnered with an online styling service, free for my clients, and am happy to provide my opinion and suggestions too!
Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when I'm in front of the camera.
You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I'm well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones.
Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images.
The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format.
For investment details and availability, please send me a message via the form below. Hour long portrait sessions for a family of 8 or smaller with full access to your gallery begin at $550.
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