Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jennifer & Stephen - the Wagener House - Clayton, NC Wedding Photography

Jennifer and Stephen's wedding reception took place at the Wagner House in downtown Clayton, NC. Enjoy the reception video:

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jennifer & Stephen - Ceremony - North Carolina Wedding Photography

Check out the ceremony photography from Jennifer and Stephen's wedding:

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jennifer & Stephen's Wedding Day - North Carolina Wedding Photography

Here is the first of three photo videos from Jennifer and Stephen's beautiful wedding day in Princeton, NC. This video includes all the wedding day anticipation and portraits of the couple, their families, and the bridal party at Princeton Baptist Church.

The other two videos will be posted in the next couple days; they include the wedding ceremony and the reception at The Wagner House in Clayton, NC.

Enjoy the photos. Let me know what you think.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

35 Year Class Reunion - Studio 310, North Carolina Event Photography

Smithfield Selma High School, Class of 1974, recently got together for their 35 year class reunion. They had a fun party and I had a fun time photographing it. Check out the video of some of the photos from the evening.

The disc with all the images from the evening is available for you to purchase for your personal use. If you buy the disc you can view the photos on your computer or print them, and I'll include this video on the disc for free.

Click the "Buy Now" button below to purchase the CD with all the reunion images.
$20.00 (includes shipping)

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jack-o-lantern and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Jonathan and I had a fun Halloween. We carved a jack-o-lantern this year. Last year we went house hunting after work on Halloween and got home in time for the bigger kids trick or treating. So no jack-o-lantern. This year we are in our new house and hung out together all day--no work--since it's the weekend before our wedding anniversary; and we had plenty of time to carve this cute pumpkin face.

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I also toasted the pumpkin seeds, and I think they're very tasty.

Here is the "recipe" I used for the toasted pumpkin seeds:
--Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
--Boil the seeds in water with salt for 10 minutes--I used quite a bit more salt than I would if I were boiling pasta for example.
--Drain and spread the seeds out in one layer on a greased baking sheet--I sprayed the pan with canola oil and then sprayed the seeds after they were on the pan.
--Bake for 10 minutes or until they are toasty brown.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brand New Baby Girl

This is my newest cousin, born earlier this week. She's the first baby for any of my family (siblings and cousins) on my dad's side; which means she's my grandparents' first great-grandchild. We're all super excited! I went with some of my fam to visit Daniel and Lauren and their new baby girl at the hospital less than 24 hours after she was born.

I opted not to use a flash--embrace the grain.

My fave--happy mom.

My dad shot this one of me and the baby girl.

I like both their faces here.

Lauren said she really liked to see Daniel holding his daughter--he makes her look teeny tiny.

We'll do her newborn portrait session soon--look for a blog post with those photos in the next couple weeks.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Twins - Raleigh, NC Children's Portrait Photography

I recently photographed these busy 15 month old twins. They are probably just as active as any other children their age, it just seemed a lot crazier with two--constantly going in separate directions.

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North Carolina kids photographer Amanda Dengler

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Portrait Sessions with Studio 310

PinkFact: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

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Today is the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Studio 310 is joining with other
wedding industry professionals to help fund awareness, outreach, education and research for breast cancer through Pink Initiative.

During the month of October, proceeds from all portrait session fees will go to Pink Initiative to help fund a cure for breast cancer.

Also, to say THANK YOU to my customers for supporting this cause, those who purchase either a digital or print collection will receive 50 custom Christmas cards.
Click here to see a couple examples of cards from last year.

October is a busy month at Studio 310, so please call or email me now to book your session. Thanks for considering partnering with Studio 310 Photography and Pink Initiative.

PinkFact: About 85% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer do NOT have a family history of it.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wilmond's Video - Studio 310, North Carolina Children's Photography

Check out the music video from Wilmond's one year old portrait session earlier this summer. You might remember his blog post with some of my faves from the session. This video includes a lot more fun photos.

If the video isn't showing up, (if you're viewing the post from facebook) or you want to see it in high res, here is the original on vimeo.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Website Sneak - Dunn, NC Wedding Photography

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Pretty bride on her wedding day in Dunn, NC.

I probably won't post more photos until next week. The wedding I'm photographing tomorrow starts early, and I'm looking forward to my Saturday evening off work. YES!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Website Sneak Peek - Raleigh, NC Wedding Photographer

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This is from another 2008 wedding. I photographed this wedding with April at the Mordecai House in Raleigh, NC. I hope I can use a lot from this wedding on the new website, because all the details, locations, and people were so unique and fun.

I love this photo. I have it in a 20x30 canvas for my office.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Website Sneak Peek - Chapel Hill, NC Wedding Photography

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A solitary hunter. . . the photographer stalks her prey.

Here is a sneaky shot I got in 2008 when photographing a wedding at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Website Sneak Peek - Raleigh, NC Wedding Photography

I'm working on my new website, so anyone trying to see my main website and portfolio is temporarily being redirected to my blog. I hope no one has been confused by this.

It's been fun and tediously time consuming looking through images and getting them ready for the website. I've been doing a lot of freelance shooting for other studios lately, and I don't always look through the images immediately. I'm almost certain I've never posted any on my blog. So, I'm challenging myself to post one new image a day on the blog. That will give you blog stalkers some fresh material everyday and get a sneak peek of what I'm working on for the new website. This will also help me get moving on finishing the website.

Bride and groom from a wedding I photographed with
April in Downtown Raleigh.
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Baby Robbie - Studio 310, Raleigh, NC Children's Photographer

I photographed another baby boy recently. He was so happy and content during the whole shoot. He was already about a month old I think, but he was still small and sweet.

Robbie's a rock star, hanging out in his very masculine baby boy gown. I love gowns for baby boys.
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This little guy doesn't specifically look like one parent or the other, but he looks JUST LIKE his big sis. Very cute.
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Robbie's mom, Shannon, told me a fun story about this table. I can't remember all the details, but I do know that it's furniture from family, it's old, and it got cut in half so more of the family could share it.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Baby Kyle - Raleigh, North Carolina Newborn Photographer

I photographed Kyle a little while ago, but I'm happy to finally get some photos from his session on my blog. He was a very alert baby boy and already had a cute little belly button.

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baby faces.
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sweet boy.
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Kyle and his mom in the handsome nursery.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Tough Stuff. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

You won't see any photos in this post, and I'm not much of a writer, so I don't know where to begin.

Friday at the wedding I photographed with April, she told the groom, "Amanda doesn't say a whole lot, but her face will tell you exactly what's in that head of hers." Classic!!

So maybe I can communicate to you something about my day before I went to the wedding, without photos, and without you being able to see my face.

Thursday evening, after a busy day working at home and going to a meeting, I received a call from a nurse at the local hospital. I was sort of expecting a call like this from WakeMed (one of the 3 big hospitals in my area) all week. Last week I was on call for the eastern Triangle, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep team. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (nilmdts) is an organization of 7,000 photographer volunteers that provide professional photographs to families of infants who are dying, or have already passed away.

The call I got Thursday evening was not from the big WakeMed with it’s Level III ICN, but from a local hospital that generally deals with healthy moms and healthy babies. The nurse told me they had a mom who’s baby had already passed away, and she would deliver the baby that night. We talked and decided that if it didn’t happen by 12 that night, that she would call me in the morning before she got off work and let me know what was going on.

So around 5:00am Friday morning after a night of pouring down rain, hail, and crazy lightning storms that mom delivered her tiny baby girl, who she would not dress in a special going home outfit, put in her special car seat and take to their house, or feed and put her to bed in room that she had prepared just for her arrival. The baby girl never breathed on her own. Her family shouldn’t have been expecting her until late October. She was only 27 weeks along.

I went to the hospital Friday morning for the photo session. I met with a nurse and she introduced me to the grieving family. I knew at 27 weeks the baby would be small, but I was not prepared for just how small she would be. She was in the room with her mom, dad and grandmother, lying peacefully in one of the hospital bassinets, wearing a tiny hat and wrapped in a pink blanket.

I spent some time photographing the baby by herself and also took some photos of her with each family member. Her skin was very fragile and her nose bled any time someone moved her. She was tiny and loooong. Her grandfather came in while I was there. At first he was tentative about looking at her, but when he did you could hear the love in his voice when he saw her the first time. “That’s a pretty baby!”

She is beautiful.

The session was certainly difficult. I was sort of in my “photographer-zone” while I was in the room working with the family. But on my way out of the hospital I walked by rooms with giant blue bows on the doors and a sign that said a mom was breast-feeding her daughter. There were excited families in the waiting room and looking at the healthy babies in the nursery, anticipating getting to meet their new little one for the first time. It hurts. I hurt for the mom and family that had to face the reality on Friday that they lost their baby girl.

I hope the photos that I give them will honor their baby and help with their healing.

Amanda Dengler

Friday, July 24, 2009

Private Video from July 24th

Enter the password below to view the video. If you've forgotten or misplaced your password, email me, and I'll be happy to send it to you again. My email address can be found HERE.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Senior Class of 2010 - North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer

Yea yea, summer is here, and it's time for the new senior class to start thinking about portraits. Studio 310 has awesome specials again this year. Here are the deals:

•• We need students to be models this summer, so if you book your session before school starts back in August, you'll receive 50 free cards to give to friends when you head back to school.

•• These free cards are really good for you, because for every friend you refer to Studio 310 that books their session with us, you'll receive $25 off your order.

•• AND for every 3 friends you refer that book sessions, you'll be entered in a drawing for an iPod shuffle. (If you don't need the iPod, we'll figure out something equivalent for you--like a gift card.)

•• We'll probably have some runner-up prizes too--like iTunes gift cards--depending on how many people end up in the drawing.

So check out the video with senior portraits from Studio 310 and contact me if you'd like to book your session or you have any questions.

In case the video isn't showing up for you, or you're looking at this from facebook, here's the link: Vimeo
And if you want to see some blog entries with senior portraits, look here, and here. (the second link is a family session that we did along with a senior session.)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wilmond - North Carolina Children's Photographer Studio 310

I recently photographed Wilmond for some one year old photos at his home. We had lot of fun running around the yard and talking to his family's dog, Raleigh. (I might not have spelled that right, but don't judge.) Wilmond is the only grandchild for both sets of grandparents--no siblings or cousins yet, and the whole family is so excited to have this little guy in their family. So much love.

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ha ha ha is the sound the dog makes.
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I think Wilmond's Uncle Paul made this rocking horse for him.

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I like Richard Scarry too.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mentoring Session - North Carolina Senior Portrait Photography

I had the privilege this spring of mentoring a Princeton High School senior, Sam, for her senior project. She wanted to learn about lighting, so she brought her cousin to model for us, and I brought some instruction on light. Coincidentally lighting is one of my favorite aspects of photography, so it worked out really well for both of us. I had so much fun teaching and experimenting and learning a lot from the practice too.

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