Monthly Archives: October 2010

Portraits of Love

If you keep up with the blog, you know that my brother is currently in Afghanistan, serving with the Fighting 40, a courageous group of Seabees in the US Navy. My family is very close, and having him away from home has not been an easy transition for us. That said, we have never been more proud…

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Sneak Peek: The Madsen’s {FAMILY}

Fall is in the air (or is that winter!) and our local pumpkin patches are in full swing! There is a lot of fun to be had at Schilter Family Farm in Nisqually; hay rides, little buggy rides for the kids, roasted corn, spiced apple cider, a corn AND a hay maze, and pumpkins as…

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  • FaithOctober 24, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Mandi, Thanks for capturing such beautiful moments! We really enjoyed working with you! The Madsens

  • Phillip and Linda MadsenOctober 24, 2010 - 5:41 pm

    The pictures are absolutely beautiful! Looks like everyone had fun.
    Some might think we are being just a little prejudice… 🙂
    Thank you

  • Linda ShadleyOctober 25, 2010 - 7:19 am

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful family. You guys are just the best. The pictures are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Love you guys. (((hugs)))

  • CathyOctober 25, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Amazing family. You all look so beautiful and happy. Love always, Aunt and Gr-Aunt Cathy 😉

  • grandpa and grandmaOctober 26, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    you guys have a beautiful family.would love to see u all.

  • DianeOctober 26, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    What can I say – the pics are great and Addy and Sullivan, well…they are perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing your pics but most importanly your lives! Grandma

  • Auntie KateOctober 26, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Could they possibly be any cuter! They are so very photogenic. I count myself blessed for every moment that I have been able to share with them. Auntie Kate

  • Colette WilsonOctober 27, 2010 - 9:43 am

    They are beautiful pictures! You are a very special family, I know because of how happy you make Grandma Madsen. I love seeing and hearing all about you. The kids are adorable! Thank you for all of your service too. My family is proud to know your family. 🙂

  • Candice GravesNovember 4, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    The pictures are so adorable !

Sneak Peek: Jessica {SENIOR}

I love photographing seniors with personality…those who know who they are and what they love. And sassy senior girls? Yes, please. Country girls with saddles and pink plaid shirts? Of course. Jessica? All of those things! Jessica, thanks for choosing me to rock out your pictures! Be sure to leave some love for Jessica (add…

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Sneak Peek: The Ross’ {FAMILY}

Get ready for cuteness overload! Jennifer’s two little cuties were so good for me today! Isn’t Harli the most darling red head you’ve ever seen? I called her Miss Harli, and at the end of the session she showed me to the door and said “goodbye, Miss Manda”. What a sweetie! And what about the…

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  • SerenaOctober 18, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Great family portraits. Awesome job capturing this family’s beauty.

  • Brooke OrtmanOctober 19, 2010 - 7:48 am

    All the pictures are great! Such great shots that really captured the kids expressions! I love them all.

  • Linda RossOctober 20, 2010 - 3:28 pm

    The Ross family pictures are wonderful Love all of them. Harli is beautiful and such personality and Breton is s little man and so sweet.

  • Linda RossOctober 20, 2010 - 3:28 pm

    The Ross family pictures are wonderful Love all of them. Harli is beautiful and such personality and Breton is s little man and so sweet.

  • Linda OrtmanOctober 26, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    The pictures are great. Cutest kids ever!

Sneak Peek: Treasa {MATERNITY}

One of the only things more special than photographing a newborn is photographing a maternity session….the connection between a mama and her baby, long before she’s even brought the new life into the world. I love the stories that Treasa told me about how they came up with their little guy’s name, Josiah Emmanuel, and…

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  • Amber KlimekOctober 18, 2010 - 2:54 am

    The locations used for this shoot reference ‘the road ahead’ mentality perfectly. You and your belly look stunning.

  • Sarah WalkerOctober 18, 2010 - 11:46 am

    Treasa looks beautiful! Wonderful pictures & we can’t wait to meet baby Josiah!

  • Jen CoiteuxOctober 18, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    These pictures are stunning. Treasa is truly glowing, the location is gorgeous and Amanda you did another incredible job capturing the moment. Love them!

  • Erin ReneckerOctober 18, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Beautiful photos….will be treasured for a lifetime.
    I like the natural setting for the background.

  • katieOctober 18, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Treasa, I love the first picture of you standing against the rails. All of them are stunning of course! Beautiful!

  • KatieOctober 18, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    These pictures are soooo beautiful!

  • Seth FosterOctober 18, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Wow!

  • AlishaOctober 18, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Treasa, you are glowing in your photos! Beautiful.

  • Rachel GuddatOctober 18, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Wow. So perfectly captured how beautiful Treasa and baby are. Amazing!

  • KendraOctober 18, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Beautiful glowing mama! My favorite is the feature picture of her basking in the autumn sun. She and Josiah look so stunningly peaceful.

  • TessaOctober 18, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    You and baby look stunning!!!!

  • Jerry TylerOctober 18, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    You look great. But you look ready to start carrying in your arms.

  • Great Grandma JanOctober 18, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    You are my little Tracer, what a beautiful pregnant woman you are, these pictures bring out the miracle in you!!!!LUV,Grammy

  • LindaOctober 18, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    These are great! You and Amanda did a great job. Just like others have said the location and the sun made you glow. I love outdoor photos.

  • Boaz CrawfordOctober 18, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    This is my wife and I think she is beautiful!!!!

  • Shannon ChristensenOctober 18, 2010 - 5:08 pm

    Treasa you look amazing! You are positively the most beautiful pregnant woman ever. The photos are great and have inspired the inner photographer in me. Congratulations!

  • lisa fisherOctober 18, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Mandi, beautiful photography! Of course you have a beautiful model. Wish I had pics like this when I was with child 25 years ago. Well done!

  • Issac and emilyOctober 18, 2010 - 8:02 pm

    Beautiful! What an amazing eye you have. And Teresa you look all pretty!

  • Erin Nicponski YearianOctober 18, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    These are so beautiful! You are th cutest pregnant person I have ever seen! What amazing photography. These are amazing!

  • TaleaOctober 18, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    These are such amazing pictures of such a beautiful lady! =]

  • Marc AnnanOctober 18, 2010 - 10:53 pm

    You look so pretty Tree Bee! 🙂

  • Aunty JillOctober 19, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    Treasa you are beautiful, wonderful pictures and cuz Gage said he misses you.

  • MaryOctober 19, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    love the pics!

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