Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Axxess Santa Barbara


I am pleased to announce that I am a merchant with Axxess Santa Barbara.  It is a catalog filled with wonderful merchants throughout Santa Barbara offering amazing deals.  We purchased our catalog for only $30 for a school fundraiser.  As I looked through it, I thought it would be a great idea if I became a merchant with Axxess.  I was added to their online merchant directory for 2013, with a wonderful deal of 25% off your first sitting, which is valid for portraits and even weddings!!  And then I have a 15% off thereafter deal.  I will have a printed ad in the 2014 catalog.  Check out my merchant directory information with their website.  If you are in the Santa Barbara area, this a great catalog to have and save money!!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Annie's 1 Year Portraits

Happy Tuesday Morning!

It is a wonderful and beautiful sunny early summer morning here in Buellton.  I am finally taking a moment for myself and updating my very neglected blog.
I have been busy with my kids this last school year.  I have been running the kids to and from school, I volunteered at my daughter's school twice and week and also had to take my son to his speech therapy at his preschool twice a week.  The kids are also very busy with their gymnastics classes, and then of course on top of running around with my kids there's always homework and housework to do, and always way too much laundry!!
I've done a few portrait sessions since my last post in October (yipe).  I am very swift on getting the images to my clients, but when it comes to updating my blog, I'm horrible.
These are a few of my favorite images taken of Annie's 1 year old portraits taken back in November.  She is the sweetest and cutest little girl.  She has the most loving parents who just simply adore their daughter Annie.  Annie's mom, Misty, is quite the crafty mama and had the most cutest little outfits and props for Annie during her photo session.  Misty had even made a birthday cake for Annie to dive into during our portrait session.  And Annie's favorite pooch, Yoda, even posed in a few shots for us.  We had a blast during our fall morning shoot, although it was sprinkling here and there that day.  Here are a few of my favorite images from that day.  Enjoy!

            I love Annie's little outfit here.  She looks like a baby model for a clothing store fall catalog.

Annie had this cute vintage looking onesie that was cream colored and with ruffle lace.  So of course I had to change the images to a sweet vintage sepia tone.  Yoda, her favorite pooch, even dresses for the occasion with a top hat and bow tie.  And we were able to snap a few family portraits as well.  

The demolition of the birthday cake :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are all doing well. My family and I went to a pumpkin patch in Solvang, Ca this weekend. We had a great time exploring the different pumpkins and the various sizes as well. The kids loved the huge pumpkins.  I love the white pumpkins, I can't wait to use my acrylic paints on it to decorate it! After we picked out our pumpkins we went through the corn maze. Such a great day with the family. Afterwards, we went to an apple farm and picked some granny smith apples right from the trees. My kids are getting very excited about Halloween. But, their costume ideas are constantly changing :)  I hope you enjoy your Halloween adventures, may they be safe for you all!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Birthday Flowers

Happy Sunday!
I wanted to post some pictures I took of the birthday flowers my husband sent me from Renae's Bouquet in Santa Ynez. He's away at a fire in Washington State. It was very sweet of him to think of me and have these sent to me. A wonderful early birthday surprise. I am a lucky girl!
Hope you are all having a fabulous and relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The MERRIEST Early Bird Holiday Portrait Special

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone!

I am very excited to announce my MERRIEST Early Bird Holiday Portrait Special!

From September through October 31, I will be offering family, children, and couples holiday portraits for only $200!!  This holiday offer includes a photo portrait session with me, CD of your images, custom design holiday cards, and {25} 5x7 flat cards with envelops included. I have various holiday card designs to offer using the images from your portrait session. These cards are beautifully and professionally printed through Pro DPI. What a perfect way to send your friends and family holiday cheer with a unique and personable card of your family portraits!!

Book your photo date from now through October 31st to lock in on this holiday special offer.

There are also options for 5x7 folded cards, additional orders of packs of 25 cards, specialty paper, address labels, and gift tags, all for an added cost.

After October 31st the price of these holiday portraits will go up. And RUSH orders will include additional feed.

Looking forward to photographing you, your family, and your children for this wonderful holiday offer!

Please contact me for booking and questions!  amanda@amandadphoto.com


Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Name That Photo" Contest

Good Morning!

I decided to put together a little contest for some fun.  I am going to post 3 detail images of something that I photographed. The images were taken at the same location and the same night.  You have to guess what the thing is in the image and where the thing is located. The person who guesses correctly will win an 8x10 print of your choice from a selection of my work.  Best of luck to you!! And thank you!

Name That Photo

Where in California were these images taken??
What is it? Where is it?