Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Silent Auction: Beginning Photography Class - Raleigh, NC

You have the opportunity to win my Beginning Photography Class at a silent auction in Raleigh, NC this Thursday. My friends, Shannon and Lee, are adopting at baby girl from Taiwan, and they are having a fund raiser at Chick-Fil-A at Falls Village March 22, 5-8 pm. If you would like to help support them, eat some chicken, and win some cool stuff (like a Beginning Photography Class from me) you should GO! 

Here is the link to Shannon's blog that has all the details about auction items (and details about their adoption if you peruse through recent blog posts): http://www.dinglefest.com/

And for info about the fund raiser Thursday click this link: http://www.dinglefest.com/2012/03/eat-mor-chiken-to-help-bring-zoe-amanda.html

And to see the facebook page, and rsvp if you'd like, click this link: http://www.facebook.com/events/344343232275711/

You'll need to print this flyer and take it with you if you're going to the fund raiser to eat Chick-Fil-A. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the event or auction.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Beginning Photography Class - NC Family Photographer

I'm scheduling one more Beginning Photography Class before I take a break from work to focus on the baby. (We can still schedule private classes weekday evenings, if you get a group together to take the class; but this is the last one I'm scheduling--for a few months--that's open to individual sign-ups.) I'm anticipating resuming teaching in the late summer or fall.
Beginning Photography Class: Saturday, February 18th, 9:30-12:00
The usual details: the class is $100 per person and must have a minimum of 3 participants.
Each person will receive a textbook to keep as a reference. The class will last 2.5 hours and will be limited to 3-5 people.
I will help you learn more about your camera and take better photos of your kids and friends. Here is some of what we will discuss:
- 10 tips for Taking Better Pictures
- Introduction to Exposure
- Shutter Speed
- Aperture
- Using your Camera's Basic Settings
- Lens Overview

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

i heart ___.

With 2012 getting off to a spectacular start, I thought I could review some fun things from 2011.

1. Nia's bridal portraits

My highest blog traffic day in 2011 was Oct 23rd, the day after my brother's wedding, and the same day I posted Nia's bridal portraits. Click THIS LINK to see the post.


2. Our Party Rock Anthem Flash Mob

Speaking of Austin and Nia's wedding. . . I loved their wedding and reception, and the flash mob dance we did with the bridal party and some of their friends involved with the wedding. I'm all the way on the left (18 weeks pregnant). I get hidden some of the time, but I'm wearing my tan bridesmaids dress and brown sweater. My sis (the reverend/ wedding officiant) is next to me wearing the purple dress, gray sweater, and silver glitter Toms. Her husband is the crazy guy bouncing around near the front right in the bow tie. And I find all those groomsmen in suspenders on the back row quite impressive/ entertaining--they are NOT dancing kind of guys, so they were really good sports to go along with all this. Watch the video.

3. Ninja Christmas

Say what?!? I have no idea. But it was the most interesting google search that sent someone to the Studio 310 blog in 2011. I have a feeling my blog came up because of THIS POST from a couple years ago of Emily and Jim's portrait session. But really; Ninja Christmas. Thank you world wide web and google analytics for that interesting info.

4. Teaching Photography Classes

I started teaching group Beginning Photography Classes in 2011. I really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to the classes coming up in January. I'm going to open another Beginning class this winter, so look for that info in the next couple days. Click THIS LINK for more info on the current classes being offered.

5. My BABY!!!

My best news of 2011. I'm pregnant!! (I couldn't NOT say it here--again.) I'm so excited about meeting my baby boy in the spring. Just a few months to go!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year & a Baby Update

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season, and that 2012 is getting off to a great start! Jonathan and I have been shooting maternity photos every 2 or 3 weeks since I was 16 weeks pregnant. This past Saturday (Dec 31, 2011) marked the end of the 28th week. Here are some photos from our little shoot this week; and one of me with my first (and furry) boy, Ben.

To view the Studio 310 Photography portfolio, client proofing, pricing info, and learn more about Amanda CLICK HERE.