Monthly Archives: August 2009

Sneak Peek: Araceli {SENIOR}

Ok, I have to rave for a little bit. Tonight I had a rockstar senior session. I mean, everything was in top formโ€ฆthe light, my senior, her outfits, it was awesome! We hit up a bunch of different locations, 6 different outfits, and can I just say how gorgeous this girl is?! Araceli, girl, you…

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  • Julie CleggAugust 31, 2009 - 10:36 pm

    Awesome job Amanda! Loving the 2nd and 4th ones…those are my favorites! Great work!

  • Deanne PutmanSeptember 1, 2009 - 3:39 am

    #4 was my favorite. Amazing pictures! Kudos to you both.

  • AraceliSeptember 1, 2009 - 9:49 am

    oh mandi!!!! i love them! Thank you sooo much and I had soooo much fun!!!! You’re AMAZING!

  • AidaSeptember 2, 2009 - 5:27 pm

    very nice! I like them!

  • VanessaSeptember 4, 2009 - 11:43 pm

    i love ur pics U look SUPer freakin cute!!

  • Tate AlexanderSeptember 6, 2009 - 7:01 pm

    Oh ara u are beautiful!:) I love these pictures!

  • Tabata TvetenOctober 7, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    Gorgeous Ara! and sooo modelesc (not sure thats a word–oh well it is now!)
    The more I look at all these pictures you took of seniors and my friends Mandi, the more i want to do mine with you! They are all so different from eachother and you dont do the same poses and locations with all your clients…which many other photographers do. Keep up the great work!

Sneak Peek: Amber and Margie {MATERNITY}

Tonight I had the most fun photographing 1) my first outdoor maternity session 2) my first double maternity session, with the awesome Amber and her stepmom, Margie. The clincher? Amber and Margie are due on the same day. Amber is expecting a boy, and her stepmom is expecting a girl. Isnโ€™t that just amazing for…

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  • Renee WhitingAugust 30, 2009 - 8:26 am

    Wow, this is straight out of Father of the Bride! How cute they both are, I’m sure they love these!

  • JoshuaAugust 30, 2009 - 11:51 am

    great pictures, really captures the emotion and moment.

  • Mandy EklundAugust 30, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Margie is my daughter and Amber is my granddaughter and I’m proud of them both. Nice photos.

  • DawnAugust 30, 2009 - 1:38 pm

    What AWESOME pictures you two georgous mamas!! Love the glow on both of your faces. Wonderfully taken pictures also! Would love to get your husband and I are going to be renewing our vows next year!

  • MeganAugust 30, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    Beautiful Pictures!!!

  • AngieAugust 30, 2009 - 2:01 pm

    Beautiful Pictures! You are very talented. Think its so Cute Margie and Amber will have babies about the same time. Amber and I were due with our kids (her 2nd, my first) about the same time too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • AnnaAugust 30, 2009 - 2:36 pm

    wow these pics are very cute!!! they turned out perfect congrats to you both

  • AnnaAugust 30, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    wow these pics are very cute!!! they turned out perfect congrats to you both i love the backgrounds and the settings of the pics they are beautiful!!!

  • ConnieAugust 30, 2009 - 2:51 pm

    very sweet pictures!

  • Graydon J. HoldenAugust 30, 2009 - 2:58 pm

    Good pictures. Amber is my daughter-in-law

  • CarolAugust 30, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    Way Cute Margie!!! Glad to see you got some good pictures!! Keep the smile on your face! Talk to you soon!

  • Deanna WarrenAugust 30, 2009 - 3:08 pm

    Great pictures! Margie, you look so good!

  • Crystal Van GorderAugust 30, 2009 - 4:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Both of you look so adorable. Im so happy for you both.

  • AnnastaciaAugust 30, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    love the pictures!!!!

  • Brittany WatsonAugust 30, 2009 - 5:07 pm

    WOW you ladies are so lovely and these pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!!!!!

  • breannbreezy wilsonAugust 30, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Wow!! How beautiful Amber is my friend and she is such a sunning mommy, especially with a bun in the oven!! You are such a gifted photographer keep it up!

  • DyannaAugust 30, 2009 - 5:45 pm

    You two are looking so good!
    Hard to believe you time is so near.
    Wishing the best for you both ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SusanAugust 31, 2009 - 7:17 am

    Ladies, awesome!!! I love your pics. The glow that both of you ladies show is amazing and I’m so glad to see in in print!!! Can’t wait for the waiting to be over and we get to meet two new babies in the Holden/Lyon fold. Congratulations to you both and start walking to hurry it up!!! GREAT pics!!!

  • MichaelAugust 31, 2009 - 10:48 am

    Those are really great pictures! It looks like they had
    a lot of fun posing. I especialy like the one you mention
    the peace on Amber’s face. Probably my favorite of them all!

  • LeAnna McFarlandSeptember 1, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    Such special ladies! Blessings on you both!

Fall Availability Update {& CHRISTMAS CARD INFO}

I have one session left in August (Monday the 31st, evening session), several weekday sessions and only 5 Saturday sessions left before the holiday deadline (I will not be booking any session for delivery before Christmas after November 14th). For those interested in getting Christmas cards from a past or future session, you have two…

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Sneak Peek: The Worrell Family {CELEBRATING ADOPTION}

Have I mentioned lately how much I adore Celebrating Adoption sessions? This family was no exception. They brought little Camie home from China two years ago, and little Elijah only TWO WEEKS AGO! I swear, you would have never known that heโ€™s only been home two weeks by watching them interact. He is as much…

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  • Beth GoreAugust 16, 2009 - 7:15 pm

    I’m an adoptive mother of 5 amazing cuties of 3 different races. I’m always blessed to see all the beautiful ways a family is created.

    To the family … you must be soo proud of your beautiful family! They’re just perfect.

    To the photographer … you truly have a gift. I especially love the one of Elijah crouching down. Keep up the great work.

    Beth Gore, PhD

  • Barbara AndersonAugust 16, 2009 - 7:16 pm

    Beautiful children, beautiful pictures!! Nice to find a photographer with a heart for adoptive families.

  • JohnAugust 16, 2009 - 7:23 pm

    Great pictures. I especially liked the ones of Elijah.

  • Kim GaudiosiAugust 16, 2009 - 7:29 pm

    I love the photos!!!!

  • marciaAugust 16, 2009 - 8:06 pm

    What wonderful portraits and a great way to celebrate Elijah’s adoption!

  • Penny RichardsosnAugust 16, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures. You can see the joy in Elijah’s face since arriving home and just how perfectly he blends with his family. Thanks for sharing.

  • Michele AllenAugust 16, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    Love them! Only question is where are mom and dad???

  • MarjorieAugust 16, 2009 - 9:58 pm

    I love these pictures! It’s so awesome to see all the different ways God brings a family together.

  • sherri mcinnisAugust 17, 2009 - 4:10 am

    What great photos and great memories! You will treasure these forever!

  • BridgetAugust 17, 2009 - 5:23 am

    Your family is SO beautiful! I miss you guys!

  • CharlotteAugust 17, 2009 - 6:53 am

    I love the pics!!! Such beautiful work and great looking kids of course! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • TrudiAugust 17, 2009 - 7:26 am

    Great Photo’s. Love them all, but where is Mom and Dad?

  • LouiseAugust 17, 2009 - 9:08 am

    What a beautiful family! Thank you for letting us share in your joy.

  • Tim StowellAugust 17, 2009 - 9:24 am

    Very nice photography. Too bad we’re on opposite coasts.
    Thanks for the idea of getting this done for our family.

  • Gale MizeAugust 17, 2009 - 9:27 am

    OMW!!! They are adorable!

  • kimAugust 17, 2009 - 10:12 am

    These pictures are great. Your children are beautiful!!!

  • Donna MooreAugust 17, 2009 - 10:22 am

    Simply breathtaking photos of these adorable children!

  • JessicaAugust 17, 2009 - 10:28 am

    These are so great!!! too cute!

  • Lori TyroneAugust 17, 2009 - 12:41 pm

    My hubby and I are in line to adopt one of these precious children from China, it is so encouraging to see other families created this way. What beautiful children and kudos to this and other wonderful photographers for recognizing the need of low cost memory making for $$ strapped adoptive parents!! God bless. Lori

  • Nancy LangfordAugust 17, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    beautiful… just beautiful!

  • KarlaAugust 17, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    What beautiful children! Brings a smile to my face! I love the joy in Jacob’s face as he interacts with his siblings.

  • Sharyl RapavyAugust 17, 2009 - 6:17 pm

    Oh my, the pictures are just gorgeous!!! I love the casual, natural expressions captured!

  • AmyAugust 17, 2009 - 6:52 pm

    I love the real-ness of the photos! I would love to get my kids in for a photo-op!OOH< and my birthday is next month, so i think i need to talk to my husband!!!

  • AishaAugust 17, 2009 - 8:06 pm

    Cecil & Cathy, What gems you have! Your family is gorgeous and I am so happy that you are all home now.

  • DionneAugust 17, 2009 - 9:05 pm


  • CarolynAugust 18, 2009 - 1:24 am

    They are so ADORABLE! And the photography is so beautiful! If I ever have children, I definitely want to adopt …

  • Michele LinAugust 18, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    Love your photos. Beautiful photography and beautiful children. Can’t wait to meet Elijah.

  • Lavonne DideonAugust 18, 2009 - 3:07 pm

    Ok, the pictures are just precious – knowing both these kids (actually all 3) – these pictures captured their personalities perfectly.
    May have to do this with my Asian Blessings ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MykaFebruary 2, 2011 - 9:35 am

    After meeting this family last Saturday I see the personalities shine through in these wonderful pictures!!

Summer {SALE}

I have 5 openings left in August, and I want to kick start my fall by offering these 5 sessions, in August only, a special deal: book your session now, and receive your session fee ($100) as a print credit! That is a bonus of $100, which canโ€™t be beat! To book a session with…

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  • Kelly ManuszakAugust 17, 2009 - 8:05 am

    These photos are great! Brady is by far my favorite nephew! ๐Ÿ˜‰ His eyes are gorgeous and you are the cutest family! Miss you guys!

  • ErinAugust 18, 2009 - 6:52 am

    I looooove these pictures!! You can really see Brady’s sweet personality coming through, too!! I love the one of the whole family!! ๐Ÿ™‚