4×6, 16 x 24 and 20×30 don’t actually crop!
Something to keep in mind when ordering prints.
This post is being written because today is my parents 32nd wedding anniversary! Two years ago we threw them a combined birthday and anniversary party where I was in charge of getting pictures from over the years. I had so many but at the time I didn’t have these frames. So for some months after the photos stayed just on poster board. I decided last year that for Christmas I was going to redo our hallways photo collage as part of my Mom’s Christmas present. I really wish I had a before pictures of the frames that were up from the late 80s/early 90s. I wish I had better photos than these iphone pictures but you’ll get the idea!
I got these collage frames and some more set of frames to hang and my sister and I gave the hallway a fresh coat of paint!
With my dad help to hang them all evenly we got them all hung up before Christmas! 😉
The three center frames read “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all”, “In time of test, family is best” and the center frame holds my parents birthday, their anniversary in red, and then their children’s birthdays.
I had more frames left over so I started another collage grouping going up the wall, that hopefully over the years will be added too.
The hectic holiday season will be here before you know it! You can get your holiday portraits and cards done now and not have to stress about it later! Spaces are limited and I have decided that I will not be offering any more mini sessions until NEXT FALL! To reserve your session date and time please email or call 410.980.6897 today!
You know those really awesome giveaways where you can win cool Apple Products or a gift card to a favorite shop? Well this is one of those! I have partnered up with some amazing photographers and vendors to give one lucky winner their choice of a 32gb iPad or a $600 B&H Photo Video Gift Card!
We wanted to do a fun giveaway now that were ready to say goodbye to summer! To say thank you to our clients and friends we wanted to give the opportunity to win an iPad and for our photographer friends the option to buy something awesome at B&H Photo Video!
Below you will find pictures and links to everyone’s Facebook pages, websites and blogs to make it easier for you to check out these great photographers and vendors! Seriously check them all out, you’ll be amazed by their work!
The rules for this giveaway:
– You must like all of the participating Photographers and Vendors Facebook page to qualify by logging in through your personal Facebook page. (If you win and haven’t liked all pages, a new winner will be chosen!)
-After all pages have been liked you will be able to gain extra entries for sharing this giveaway on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. These entries can be done daily to increase your chances of winning.
You can share via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest everyday for more entries so don’t forget you have until September 15! Winner will be emailed and be announced September 16th back here and on the Facebook widget! 🙂
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
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
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.
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.
The three above photos are compliments of Ali. 🙂
Its hard to go out in public with these two. Wine or no wine they act the same. 😉
I’m also mad that we only took an iPhone photo of me and Kristie! ❤
Such a cool truck parked at the vineyard. Great photo ops 🙂
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.
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!
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 ❤
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Above is the list for July 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 a facebook album weekly and on instagram daily @AmyLorrainePhoto