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!

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Engagement Session | 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.



Five on Friday | Amy Lorraine Photography | Southern Maryland Photographer

Five on Friday | August 2, 2013 |


This five on friday is a little different as all the images are from the same night!

1. Me and my momma! Waiting for everyone else to get to dinner to celebrate my dad’s new job!

2. Brio’s pineapple upside down cake. If you go to Brio and don’t order this, you are missing out. Probably my favorite ever!

3. My sister and her best friend wanted to match me. For the record, I was dressed first.

4. Family photo ya’ll! We rarely get everyone together and with my brother getting ready to move to Florida we know this wont happen very often!

5. My most photogenic model. She loves having her picture taken and this was one of the many faces that night

Advance Workshop | Tulsa, Oklahoma |

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.

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Advance Workshop | Owasso, OK |

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 |

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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 | Advance Workshop |

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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Merwin Family Session |

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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 |

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.

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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!


Okay.. So I lied… |

I said after my brothers wedding I would have awesome pictures.. And while I have a few images from the weekend. I realized… I didn’t take a picture of the happy couple. Well, minus the few I snapped with my iPhone. Truth is, I wanted to enjoy myself, and while I enjoy taking photographs, it was nice not worrying about taking pictures. They hired the wonderful Michelle, who is the owner and photographer of Dimery Photography! So I left it to the professional! She also gave me permission to share the sneak peak which we all LOVE. We can’t wait to see the rest!

Check out her website and like her facebook!

But now onto the weekend..BWI TO RI |

We started Thursday off way too early for my liking and flew up from BWI first thing in the AM. Dunkin Donuts is a recurring theme in this trip. The Black Pearl |

After we landed, got to the hotel and changed we went exploring in Newport. We ended up at The Black Pearl for lunch and sat outside. Although we ALL forgot sunglasses and it was painfully bright out.Lunch at The Black Pearl |

My Dad and brother got Duck Salads while my little sister got a huge bacon cheeseburger! Newport, Rhode Island |

We took a walk around the harbor and stopped in a few shops!Chicken Maryland |

For dinner we went to Duffy’s Tavern and Restaurant, where they have Chicken Maryland, and Maryland Crab Cakes. The Chicken Maryland was delicious!Lobster |

Of course they had to get Lobster!Seafood |

And more and more and more seafood!

Fell asleep at the decorating party, woke up with a fluffy dog on top of me.

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Friday was a day of setting up and getting everything ready at Camp Hoffman.Getting Ready |

We had signs to make and centerpieces to put together, along with other decorations and  lights to hang.Guest Book |

Their guest book!Rehearsal Dinner |

Friday Night was the “Rehearsal Dinner” where everyone in town was welcome to join at Salvation Cafe!

Guess what.. My dress had pockets and that makes it 100x’s better.

The R2-D2 card box is actually a trashcan my brother hand painted!

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The table numbers. You got a crab badge if you were on Erik’s side or an anchor badge if you were from Kelley’s side!

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On the RSVP cards we were asked to draw a pictures or decorate the back of the card and  they were on display for everyone to see!Instagram Photobooth #CampHohl |

The instagram photobooth pictures can be found at @anchorandcrab or #camphohl on Instagram.  They are hilarious! Table Decorations |

The cute table decorations and centerpieces!Dessert |

S’mores, cakes, pies, girl scout cookies, ect… How can you not love this?Anchor and Crab |

The chocolate anchor and crabs!Games |

There were various tables with different kinds of games and Erik made their very own cornhole game!


Camp Hoffman |

Camp Hoffman was the Girl Scouts Camp that Kelley went to as a girl. The ceremony was right on the water and the reception was at the Dining Hall. It was so beautiful!

The Horse Head |

The horse mask was a HUGE hit!
Shot of Jameson | Instead of the traditional champagne toast, everyone got a shot of Jameson.

Erik, He is your father! and the campfire to end the night!

The last Dunkin Donuts of the trip!

Sunday we had lunch at Crazy Burger, drove around, stopped at Point Judith and gave my sister a temporary comb over.

And while we were waiting for our flight home, I kept us entertained with the Face Swap app!

I am still working on my wedding gift to the happy couple and will be sharing with you all after they see it first!

The Brought Family 2012 |

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 |

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

Outtakes |

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

Celebrating March Birthdays | Amy Lorraine Photography

Yesterday we celebrated my brothers 28th birthday and my grandmothers.. 39th birthday! 😉


Even though its supposed to snow on Wednesday I can hope Spring is around the corner. Just waiting for flowers to bloom.

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Rufus & Roxie waiting for our guests to arrive.2013-03-03_0002Instead of spending money on helium balloons, use double sided tape & regular balloons and tape them to the ceiling!

Clicks for Hope Campaign

One of my favorite parts of my “job” is being able to give back. Several photographers are teaming up to give back to this family! This sweet little girl was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Her father just ended his 2 year battle with cancer. The family is hoping to raise $50,000 to cover expenses left from dad and upcoming expenses of the recent diagnosis.This auction is for a session of your choice (newborn, family, children, maternity) Prize includes a regular session… with 20 edited images from your session and a print release. Value of $950

Auction opens now through Sunday Feb 3, 2013 6pm.
Kindly place your bid in the comment section of the facebook page. Serious bidders only.

If you like to donate directly to this little girl’s cause please visit the website on the side of the flyer or click here:

If you are a professional photographer and would like to participate in Clicks for Hope please private message me on facebook as well.


A Very Merry Un-Birthday

On Sunday we celebrated my future Sister-In-Law, Kelley’s birthday with an Alice in Wonderland theme!
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My mom turned the flask into a heart lollipop vase & I hung up the cards, dress and keys to the window. The White rabbit was next to a jar.. that was supposed to be filled with cookies…. Ooops!
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Even though it has recently snowed we had some flamingos stop by and the talking doorknob was a simple print out I added to the door!

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The mini Alice was actually from a happy meal toy I got years ago. Which I used for a school project as well. 2013-01-29_0002 copyWhats a tea party with out tea cups? And we didn’t forget to get the Queen red roses!

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For appetizers we had Bill the Lizard’s Olive Cheese Spread and Crackers, The Caterpillar’s Stuffed Mushrooms and Dormouse’s Cheese Dip and Tortilla Chips!

2013-01-29_0007 copyMaeby is Erik and Kelley’s baby dog.. although she had the body of a pig and snorts like one too. We love her anyway.

2013-01-29_0010 copy 2013-01-29_0013 copyDinner included The White Queen’s Spinach Pasta, The White Rabbit’s Tossed Salad, March Hare’s Glazed Carrots and The Cheshire Cat’s Crab Cakes!
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We sang happy birthday & she got to blow out her candles on a tower of cupcakes of course!
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For dessert we ate Alice’s Lemon Cupcakes, The Queen of Heart’s Chocolate Bites, and Tweedledee & Tweedledums Chocolate Covered Vodka Soaked Strawberries. (The recipe and how to is coming later this week! You don’t want to miss it!) 2013-01-29_0009 copy

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I can’t wait for the wedding! I got my plane tickets booked. Rhode Island here we come!

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!


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!