August Photo-A-Day Challenge | Amy Lorraine Photography

August Photo-A-Day Challenge | amylorrainephotography.com
Above is the list for August Photo-A-Day Challenge! Ready for this month?

For those of you new, just take a photograph that related to the day. Share the photo on your blog, facebook, instagram or wherever. I would love to see your images so comment with a link to yours! Tag your instagram with #ALPphotoaday so I can see them all! Mine will be posted on instagram  @AmyLorrainePhoto

Girls Weekend | York, PA | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

 

 

This weekend I went to York, Pennsylvania to hang out with my best friends! Brittany and I have been friends since elementary school and she has moved to PA for her job. Kristie, Ali and I went to spend the weekend to catch up. It is ALWAYS a blast with these three. I couldn’t ask for better friends! On Saturday we went to Moon Dancer Vineyards and Winery for a wine tasting and live music.

Moon Dancer Vineyard | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I’m so mad at myself for not walking around and taking better pictures of the Winery and Vineyard. It was gorgeous, and the view of the river was amazing.

Moon Dancer Vineyard | www.amylorrainephotography.com

This was Ali’s first time at a winery and she has been wanting to do this since her 21st birthday! Moon Dancer Vineyard  | www.amylorrainephotography.com

The three above photos are compliments of Ali. 🙂

Moon Dancer Vineyards | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Its hard to go out in public with these two. Wine or no wine they act the same. 😉

My Best Friend | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I’m also mad that we only took an iPhone photo of me and Kristie! ❤

Moon Dancer Vineyard | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Every photographer needs gorgeous best friends who will pose and jump and play around like mine. Such a cool old car! | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Such a cool truck parked at the vineyard. Great photo ops 🙂

Different Editing Styles | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I really like to play around with my editing style from time to time. The dramatic contrasts or the simple matte can change images drastically. I’m loving the black and white matte photo of Ali.

Before and After Photoshop | Pool Distractions | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I also wanted to show a before and after of this pool image. We went to a luau at Brittany’s apartment and so there were plenty of people in the pool but with the help of photoshop you’d never know!

Pool Luau | www.amylorrainephotography.com

There was a couple raffles going on and Ali was the lucky duck to win the lottery tickets! She ended up winning $13 dollars too.

This weekend was much needed R&R and so much laughter. Can’t wait to hang out again guys ❤

 

Advance Workshop | Tulsa, Oklahoma | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

This post has been long overdue. Exactly a month ago I had the opportunity to travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma to learn from two of my favorite photographers, Trisha and Madison. I’ve been able to get to know them online a bit over the past months and finally got to meet them in person! It is always fun to get together and talk to like minded photographers who understand where you’re at and know how to help you get better. This workshop was just that mixed with a lot of learning, shooting and a whole lot of fun.

Advance Workshop | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

Advance Workshop | Owasso, OK | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

On Friday I flew out to Tulsa for a workshop to ADVANCE my business. Madison of Madison Vining Photography and Trisha of TG Photography hosted the Advance Workshop. They shared all their tips and tricks from what “Must –Have” equipment, to posing, editing and marketing your business to be the best business it can be. Trisha picked me up from the airport and took me to Chick-fil-a before dropping me off at my hotel. I love her.

Advance Workshop | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com Advance Workshop | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

Trisha has the most adorable studio that gave me SERIOUS studio & prop envy. She specializes in newborn photography and is fantastic at what she does. Her images are so timeless and gorgeous! Madison is an on location photographer who loves senior girls and boudoir! Her signature sun-drenched images seriously are to die for. I wish she was photographing seniors when I was a senior in high school. These two entrepreneurs are amazing photographers and they know how to run a business and balance their family.

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The first demonstration was newborns! We were lucky enough to have two perfect sleepy babies, one boy and one girl. Cohen was first and Preslee was next. We learned set ups and posing and of course newborn safety is the utmost importance.Advance Workshop | Newborns | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

Advance Workshop | www.amylorrainephotography.com

In between the shoots we went through marketing our business and getting the most out of social media along with exactly how they edit their images.  I’ve been having fun playing around the Photoshop actions and textures and all the goodies we received in our swag. The actions have cut down my editing time by hours. I’m obsessed!

Advance Workshop | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

The family session was a bit overwhelming for Asher at first but he of course warmed up to us and Raegan was workin’ it for everyone’s camera. She told us about her snake and chameleon and then caught a frog at one location!

Advance Workshop | Family Photography | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Sydney. What do I even need to say about this stunning girl. I mean come on! Who looks like that in high school? Its not fair. But she was so amazing at modeling for all of us and kept up with all of the directions and all of the cameras. I had such an amazing time photographing her!

Advance Workshop | Senior Photography | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Is it wrong that my favorite part was winning prizes and getting swag? No.. didn’t think so. I won a Studio Baby posing puck and a newborn fabric backdrop! Then the bag of swag included a bunch of goodies and a USB full of actions, how to videos, templates and more. Plus this super cute bracelet that I want to wear all the time and never take off.

Advance Workshop | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

Saturday went by so quick! So Sunday I got to pack up, hung out with Trisha a little bit before heading back to the airport and heading home!Advance Workshop | www.amylorrainephotography.com Advance Workshop | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I did get a coaching call included and decided to pick Madison’s brain more on Seniors. I enjoyed it so much that it really made me want to start getting into the whole world of senior photography. I have lots of great ideas I know you all are going to love! If you are high school senior and would like to have your senior portraits done contact me for an amazing portfolio building deals! Spaces are limited so don’t hesitate and book now! 🙂

Here is the awesome video from the workshop!

If you are a photographer already shooting in manual and looking for a workshop to help your business advance to the next level, sign up for October 12th’s workshop! Learn more about Advance here!  GO. Now. Why are you still reading this?

If you are local to the Tulsa/Owasso/Collinsville or surrounding areas, BOOK THEM! You will not be disappointed with either one of them. And you will have awesome photographs of your family!

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Advance Workshop | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

Thompson Family | Southern Maryland Family Photographer | Amy Lorraine Photography

 

 

I got to catch up since the last time I took this wonderful family’s portraits in October of last year!  Family Session | www.amylorrainephotography.com

How cute are these kids? I love this image so much!

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Ohhhh no don’t kiss! 🙂

 

Family Session | www.amylorrainephotography.com

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Such a fun time playing with their puppy Duke! Plenty of giggles and lots of hugs, and don’t worry.. No dogs were harmed in the making of these portraits!

Family Session | www.amylorrainephotography.com

This lovely lady and I got told we look alike. My moms friends have mistaken her for me and my friend saw her at the gym and thought it was me at first.. But her being at the gym was a clear giveaway that it was not me!

Five on Friday | Amy Lorraine Photography

Five on Friday | June 11 2013 | www.amylorrainephotography.com

 

1. These are my favorite twins! It is NEVER a dull moment when I go out with these two. Had a blast going out in Annapolis on Saturday!

2. Chocolate chip waffles! I don’t even think I need to say anything else.

3. This was my Throwback Thursday of the week. Two of my best friends Kristie and Brittany, circa 2006, my senior year in high school! I’m so excited to get to spend the weekend with them and my other best friend Ali at Brittany’s place in Pennsylvania!

4. Once again.. whats with this weather. Crazy loud thunderstorms and pure gloominess. Ready for some sunshine!

5. Love this quote. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! So true. Just be yourself because you can’t please everyone.

Five on Friday | Amy Lorraine Photography

Five on Friday | June 5 2013 | www.amylorrainephotography.com

 

1. Its a lens, its a mug.. its a lens mug! How cute. Finally getting this birthday present to good use!

2. Aren’t these earrings super cute!? I won them in a giveaway hosted by Hey Diddle Diddle Photography! Thanks Kate! I LOVEEEEE THEM 🙂 They’re from Bevin Bold Jewelry!

3. Chocolate Covered Strawberries anyone? I’m actually not a big fan of strawberries by itself, unless there is a lot of sugar or whipped cream covering them. But dipped in chocolate? OKAY, that works too!

4. We haven’t had much of a summer so far. I can’t believe its already July and I have not been to the beach or a pool! Rain, go away!

5. My mom and brother made dinner. It was delicious! Homemade Mac n Cheese, BBQ Chicken, Watermelon and Corn Salsa. I could probably eat Mac n Cheese everyday, but then again who wouldn’t?