Thursday, November 20, 2008


Let me know what you think. with or without. This is my first attempt at using added texture so I'm open to suggestions for tweaks or complete overhauls. (I'm always open for suggestions--critiques are good.)

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Friday, November 14, 2008


1. Jonathan and I have been married just over one year. One year and almost two weeks. On Nov 14th last year we woke up in an awesome bed and breakfast on Lake Como in Italy and got on a train and headed for Milan where we went shoe shopping. hehe. The next day we flew back to Raleigh.

2. I started missing Italy this year when the weather started getting cool. We had such an amazing honey moon traipsing around the country.

3. On Nov 14th this year (that's today) we close on our house we're selling. Big huge deal. I'm really excited our house sold so we can live closer to work and get our lives back, but wow, I'm so sad to leave our house. I think it will be better when we have a new house to live in. A new home.

4. I finally have portrait customers. YEA. My business has been (literally) 10 times better this year than last with weddings, but the portrait side had been kinda slow all year til now. I have been praying for a more balanced schedule--that God would provide portrait shoots like He has provided weddings--and He answered "yes". Not what I would have chosen my schedule to look like, but this certainly works too. Praise God.

5. I'm excited about my family and kid sessions over the next couple months.

6. I'm excited about photos with Santa next week. We still have spots available. Contact me if you want to come.

7. I love how well all the Harvest and Halloween Mini Sessions went. All the parents were super chill, which is sooo helpful when photographing children, and it made my life much sweeter. You can see all these cute kids on three different posts.
here, here, and here.

8. My fall mini session customers helped with a food drive. I dropped off the food today with the soup kitchen at First Baptist Church in Smithfield, NC. They'll deliver the food that they can't use for their ministry to food pantry in town.

9. Last week I cut my finger well enough to require stitches--and they are through my fingernail. This has made work interesting and it's been super inconvenient for packing to move. The constant pain is very draining too, which might be helping to magnify being sad about leaving our house.

10. Tomorrow I will (probably) get my stitches out, at which point the PA treating me will show me how to use super glue on my nail and finger until the nail grows out. Lovely.

11. I bought super glue gel yesterday.

12. I'm working hard on a wedding from late October, so you'll get to see some new wedding photos soon.

That's all the life and work updates for now.

Amanda Ward Dengler

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Visit with Santa

Skip the long lines at the mall!! Visit Santa Claus at Studio 310 and get a beautiful portrait too.

Thanks again for your help sending this along to friends and family. If you want to sign up to bring your kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or we can even do family photos with Santa--give me a call or send me an email.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Dates Extended: Christmas Sessions

The Christmas Mini Session dates have been extended. If you want your cards ready by Thanksgiving, you'll still need to schedule your session for this week. But if you're just looking to have your cards and portrait gifts ready in a timely manner for Christmas, you can schedule through November 26th--that's the day before Thanksgiving.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Leiana (lay AH nah)

About a week and a half ago I photographed baby Leiana when she was just 8 days old. I love all the head shots we got, so that's mostly what you get to see. If Leiana decides to pursue modeling in the next couple weeks her portfolio is ready.

Leiana's mom, Jenelle, joked about her baby doing a lot of investigating of this thing on top of her shoulders. Here of a couple photos of this research.

and a couple cute photos that aren't baby head shots.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

More for Fall ~ Studio Mini Sessions

Here are the rest of the fall mini portrait sessions. I get to photograph such cute kids.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Little Phillip

I photographed Phillip a week ago when he was just over a month old. These are a few of my favorites from the day.

Whether you regularly check out this blog, or this is your first time stopping by, leave me a comment and let me know. Thank you!!

We got a beautiful photo similar to this one where Phillip is much more content, but this is my favorite from the whole session, so that's what you get to see.

ok, I decided to include it since Phillip's mom, Heather, might like to send this link to family across the country. You can see his fair skin and eyes better in this photo too.

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