Thrifty Thursday | Hallway Make Over

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!

Hallway Make Over | www.amylorraineblog.com

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!Hallway Make Over | www.amylorraineblog.com

With my dad help to hang them all evenly we got them all hung up before Christmas! 😉
Hallway Make Over | www.amylorraineblog.com

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.Hallway Make Over | www.amylorraineblog.com

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.

Fall Mini Sessions | Southern Maryland Photographer | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Fall Mini Session | Southern Maryland | www.amylorraineblog.com

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!

End of Summer Giveaway!

Giveaway!!

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!

how to enter

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! 🙂

01heatherrichards

Heather Richard Photography | Website | Facebook

02stephanieregner

Stephanie Anne Photography | Website | Facebook | Seniors FB

03KarenCooper

Karen Cooper Photography | Website | Facebook

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Photographie J’adore | Website | Facebook

05AutumnLouise

AutumnLouise Photography | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

06HushLittleBaby

Hush Little Baby | Website | Facebook

07HeatherHarris

Heather Harris Photography | Website | Blog | Facebook

08fotosbynadnie

Fotos by Nadine Photography | Website | Facebook

09pintsizedprints

PintSizedPrints | Website | Facebook

10Banner

Reaj Roberts Photography | Website | Facebook | Twitter

11MadCrisImages

MadCris Images | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

12jentarbox

Jen Tarbox Photography | Website | Facebook

13susanwillis

Susan Willis Photography | Website | Facebook

14hairbow

Hairbow chateau | Website | Facebook

15GracePresley

Inspired by Grace | Website | Facebook

16AshleyTorchia

Ashley Torchia Photography | Website | Blog | Facebook | Store

17DeirdreKeating

Deirdre O. Keating Photography | Website | Blog | Facebook

18JLKeeney

JL Keeney Photography | Website | BlogFacebook

19NicoleLopez

Nicole Lopez Photography | Website | Facebook

20LillyoftheFieldLilly of the Field Photography by Tara Eveland | Website | Facebook

Amy Lorraine Photography

Amy Lorraine Photography | Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Five on Friday | Amy Lorraine Photography | Southern Maryland Photographer

Five on Friday | August 2, 2013 | www.amylorrainephotography.com

 

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

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.

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

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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Trisha’s WebsiteFacebook

Advance Workshop | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

July Photo-A-Day Challenge | Amy Lorraine Photography

July Photo a Day

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