Love Session | Southern Maryland Photographer

Now I’d typically call this an Engagement Session but since Matt and Melissa were already married we’re calling it a Love Session! I had the honor of photographing their vow renewal ceremony but because most of the pictures they have are with their 4 kids they wanted some especially with the two of them!

Engagement Session | www.amylorraineblog.com

Engagement Session | www.amylorraineblog.com Engagement Session | www.amylorraineblog.comEngagement Session | www.amylorraineblog.comThe simple ceremony was at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD and the weather was perfect! I’ve been working away at editing their ceremony pictures and I can’t wait to share them with you.

 

 

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.

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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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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! 🙂

 

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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!

Merwin Family Session | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Family Photography | www.amylorrainephotography.com

 

I got to photograph this family just after their twins turned one!  As I was portfolio building I photographed the twins as newborns last year. Its so fun to watch them grow over the first year! Children Photography | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Older brothers and sisters are a big help at sessions. They always know the silly things to do to get their siblings to smile and laugh.

First Birthday Photography | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I mean really? Can you have any cuter kids? Thank you  for letting me photograph your gorgeous family! I’m glad I could help you finally get a pictures of all six of you together!

 

The Brought Family 2012 | AmyLorrainePhotography.com

The Kids | AmyLorrainePhotography.comI can’t believe its been over a year since I’ve taken these photos. Timothy has definitely gotten much bigger than the sweet sleepy newborn in this photograph!The Broughts 2012 | AmyLorrainePhotography.com

With a little photoshopping magic, you can get a great family portrait with some head swaping!

Outtakes | AmyLorrainePhotography.com

I couldn’t resist a few outtakes. 🙂 I can’t wait to take your family pictures this summer!

Lemasters Family & Elijah’s 6 Month Photos

2013-01-16_0001How cute is Elijah? With those baby blues and such a happy personality, he was perfect to photograph!

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This little boy was adopted into one of the best families. He is not only loved by his parents but he is ridiculously adored by his two big sisters.2013-01-16_0002The whole family including their lovable dog, Libby! I had such a great time getting to know all!