We always try to capture a variety of images to represent the personality of your family. Some of these will be posed, and some will be fun and casual. We also love very close up tight shots of beautiful little faces. Capturing fabulous memories is what has earned us multiple awards, including Family Photographer of the Year from Birmingham Parent Magazine.
We have so much fun with Santa every year. The Santa experience we offer is so much more than what you get when you take your children to the mall. There is no waiting in line for 30 minutes, to spend 30 seconds with Santa. They get to spend 30 to 45 minutes with him, reading their list to him, eating cookies and milk, or opening a gift from Santa. This gives them a chance to get comfortable with the big guy, and they get to make wonderful memories with Santa every year! We have a very limited number of appointments, so contact us early!
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We love to use our love of dramatic lighting and non traditional posing to photograph people in love on their special day. From images of the bride and groom, to all of the small details of the dress, rings, bouquet, and everything in between, we strive to preserve all of your memories for generations to come.
Photographer, Editor, Album Designer and General Boss(y?)
Amanda has been a photographer since 2003, and has spent the last several years on her own, focusing on her love of dramatic lighting and playing in the shadows. She has a natural talent for posing, and making everyone feel comfortable during their session. She is fluent in sarcasm, and uses it frequently. She loves sushi, fountain coke, excessively high heels, and disco. She can often be seen climbing on things to get just the right angle.
Marketing, Sales, and whatever else we can think of
David is Amanda's husband, and, since his recent retirement, is often seen working as Amanda's assistant during sessions. He is great at helping to get small children to smile. He says this is because he is about the same age as most of Amanda's small subjects. He can also be found at sales appointments, as a second shooter during weddings, and is instrumental behind the scenes.
Lighting, Santa, Construction, and so much more
Alan and Amanda met when they were thrown together to teach a photography class several years ago. He has decades of experience in photography and was happy to share his knowledge and his studio space with Amanda. Not only does he share Amanda's love of dramatic lighting and shadows, he tolerates her wild ideas and set changes, he can build anything she can think of, and has even been known to participate in a few furniture retrieval and revival missions. In addition to lighting, set building, prop construction and studio management, he also gets in front of the camera during the holiday season, as the best Santa Claus ever, and serves as second shooter during weddings.
Makeup, Hair, Chief Encouragement Officer
Sidney wants to get her pilot's license one day, but until then, she is our resident makeup specialist. She has serious issues with her lipstick collection, but rest assured, she's sure to have the perfect color for you, since that collection has climbed to over 100. She loves soccer, PB&J sandwiches, cereal, and fart jokes. She also loves helping women see a side of themselves they may not normally see, by enhancing their natural beauty for boudoir and glamour sessions.
Scheduling, Social Media, Web Page, Idea Squashing
Candice is essential to the business, though few people ever meet her. Amanda uses her daily for opinions on creative ideas, answering phone calls, and updating social media and web pages. She is also helpful during the most hectic parts of the year to remind Amanda to control her schedule, and to say no occasionally. It doesn't always work, but she says it a lot...complete with head shaking and eye rolling.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"I use Amanda for all of my photography needs. She has done our family Christmas photos, engagement photos, my bridal boudoir photos and our wedding. All of them were done so beautifully and elegantly, without breaking the bank. She has a studio, can suggest beautiful outdoor settings, or work with you on your vision. She is absolutely amazing! I don't think you will find a photographer that will meet all of your needs like she can!"