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    Hi, my name is Amy. I am a wife to my hard working husband, mommy to three beautiful kids, and I am an artist. I am a pretty simple person, and I am working hard to share God's beauty through photography and art. Thanks for visiting my blog. Here you will find lots of images, and my own daily musings about life. :)

My friend Chris.

The next photos I took were of Chris.  I met Chris over a year ago.  I remember the first time we met because I was so excited to meet another photographer in Holton that had the same passions I did, which is photographing children and babies.  We were instant friends, and she and I talked “shop” all the time.  We went to the Sandy Puc conference together, and then put on a Valentine’s Day shoot called “Tutu’s and Fire Trucks” where we brought in kids to be photographed girls in tutu’s and boy’s in fire trucks.  It was an amazing and exhausting weekend, and we left thinking about how we would do it next time.

Chris has had cancer for awhile now, and it has started to really progress.  Her right arm was also affected by Lymphoma to a point where she can no longer use it, and can’t photograph any more.  She is also in terrible pain all the time because of the swelling, and has to take a lot of meds to handle the pain… a lot of the time they don’t even touch it.  I don’t know what I would do if something I was so passionate about was suddenly taken away, but Chris is still pressing on.  She is full of ideas, and we still love to talk shop. I appreciate everything I have learned from her, and also appreciate her renting her space she can’t use to me.  She is one of the most generous people I know.

Chris asked me to take some photos of her.  She wanted to document the place where she was at, and allow other people to see the face of cancer.  We were really relaxed, and ended up getting some really powerful images.  I downloaded them on her computer for her, and she sent her favorite one to several photographers so they could work their magic.  It was really fun to see everyone’s take on it.  I don’t know how many notes people wrote her on facebook after the images were posted, but it was so inspiring to hear the kind words, and know how much she is loved.  Her eyes stand out the most to me in the photo’s.  I can see that she is in pain, but there is a calmness there as well.  Aren’t they beautiful?

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March 11, 2010 - 9:25 PM

Lindsay - Memories that you will never forget or regret making! You both have done amazing work….what an inspiring pic!

Busy Winter!

This winter has been a busy one.  If I was a full time photographer I might be able to keep up, but for now, with young children I am doing my best to keep it part time so I don’t have to miss out on anything with them.  To compensate I am up late many nights editing, and also schedule a few sessions in a row on certain days to be more efficient with my time.  I love what I do, and so for now, I keep on moving forward!

I haven’t posted photos in awhile so I thought I would post a few from my more recent sessions.

I will start with little Brody.  This guy is such a happy baby!  He got sleepy in the middle of our session and took a little nap while Joann and I visited.  He even posed with his big brother Brett for a few photos.

Brody and Brett

After Brody’s session, I finished up my last Cherish Collection session with Adalie.  It really doesn’t feel like a whole year has gone by since I was designing her birth announcements!  She had an amazing session and I was very pleased with the results.

I rent studio space from my friend Chris.  She is an amazing photographer and is now unable to shoot because of cancer.  I will post a very special photo of her later in this post.  Anyway… she has some amazing props.  She e-mailed me an adorable photo of a baby and wanted me to try and do something similar.  I was up for the challenge and thought Adalie would be a perfect model.  She was awesome!!!  I just love the shot we captured, and hopefully momma does too!

We also did some fun birthday photos, and tried our best to get big sister Abri in a photo as well for a Valentine’s Day card.  It was a busy morning with these shoots, but so fun and rewarding.

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March 11, 2010 - 9:27 PM

Lindsay - I LOVE the work that you do! You ALWAYS see so much more than what is really there! You can use our model any day of the week! :-)

Cade is one!

Mr. Cade has sure become mobile since the last time I photographed this little guy.  One-year-old’s can sure be a challenge but it is so fun to capture this age of exploration and adventure.  I don’t ever pick favorite babies to photograph but I will admit these blue eyes were something I did look forward to all day.  He has the sweetest dimples you will ever see, though he wasn’t too free with his grins today.  (I like serious faces just as much.)

I recently found a really cool red leather toddler chair that I just had to try out.  I also have been experimenting with some new actions and gave a couple of these a more “vintage” feel.  Let me know what you think…

Love this face!

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January 21, 2010 - 9:27 PM

Kristy - Love Love Love these pics! You are amazing! Can’t wait until I can see all of them. THANK YOU!!!

School Day’s

I had so much fun photographing around 30 little preschoolers this year for Faith Academy where my daughter Charlotte goes to school.  For the set I used am old school desk chair that my dad found in his cabinet shop, some school books from my grandma Eubanks’ grade school (with her name  neatly printed inside) and a fake (but very real looking) apple.  I had a blast and love hearing what preschool kids have to say.  One adorable little girl looked at me really funny when I had sit down next to the books and apple…. she said “Um, why are you taking my picture with fruit?”  I told her that sometimes people like to bring their teachers an apple. “Why?” I said “I think teachers just like apples!”  (really I have no idea why we bring teachers apples… and who even does this anymore??)  I really did enjoy the kids and tried my hardest to get real smiles… They are so cheesy at this age!



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January 18, 2010 - 11:39 PM

cyphers2 - Great job Amy!

Hello world!

This is my first blog post ever!  I am excited to start the blogging journey and invite you to come along if you like.  This isn’t just going to be “work” (I work as a photographer/designer and LOVE what I do) but my life: God, family, design, and maybe my thoughts for the day or a funny thing one of my kids said.  I am already having too much fun designing and playing with the whole “blog”.

2009 was a good year.  My business grew, with many new clients that have become friends, and watching my kids grown daily.  It is crazy to look back even one year and see the changes.  I think I will post some favorite photos from 2009… if you don’t see a photo of you, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a favorite, it just means I am too busy to dig them all up so I am grabbing from the top.

So… hang on to your hats!  Here we go!

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January 9, 2010 - 4:45 PM

Rachel - I’m going to have fun following your photos and of course you and your kiddos! You a great photographer Amy and your dedication to the profession really shows in your work! When you have time for this I will never know! I think I need a lesson on how you get so much done in a day! Alayna keeps telling me when she sees a picture of your kiddos…she always looks really surprised and excited to see one!

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