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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lauren | Elko/New Market Senior Photographer

I've said it once and I'll say it a million times more, senior girls are my favorite thing to photograph! Lauren was an amazing way to kick off my Class of 2012 senior season! Lauren is home schooled and comes from a family of 7 total siblings. They are a tight knit family and it shows! I got to meet Lauren's mom and her younger sister at the session and we all had a great time watching Lauren do her thing. She was so AMAZING to photograph, within two clicks I knew how the session was going to go and sure enough we captured some wonderful photos!

Hello gorgeous!
I was seriously giddy while shooting her. She did such an amazing job!

Lauren's "most favorite-ist shoes ever!"

I love taking one last photo with mom + senior. Now Lauren will have this image of her with her mom to bring to college (and forever)!

Meet Lauren!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A film director/editor

What is the very first thing you'd buy if you won the lottery?

Dodge Challenger

Mac or PC?


What song gets the most plays on your iPod?

Anything by Maroon 5

Favorite store to go on a shopping spree:

Charlotte Russe

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

My Burt's Bees Lip Balm
My iPod
A Picture of My Family

Which movie can you recite every line from?

The Hangover

Celebrity crush?

Adam Levine

What is your favorite place on Earth?

Cocoa Beach, Florida

I've always wanted to try _________________. (fill in the blank)

acting in a movie

You couldn't pay me to __________________. (fill in the blank)

give up watching football

Thanks so much Lauren! I loved working with you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tea Party Mini Sessions!

You are cordially invited to an event hosted by Olivia Wagner Photography and Kayla Paler Photography:

Please email me to book your time slot- slots are scheduled on the half hour. Since we are both booking, space is limited and spots will fill up quickly. A clothing guide will be provided.

This was such a fun collaboration between businesses and friends. We look forward to more themed sessions in the future. Keep checking back because we have lots of ideas up our sleeve!

If you have a theme request we'd love to hear it! If your theme is chosen you could win a free session!

Tara's Family | Wisconsin family photographer

What a wonderful visit to a dear friend. Tara, I became so blessed when God brought you into my life! I truly adore knowing you and you have changed my life in so many ways. You remind me to slow down and remember that a child with a skinned knee means "a good day." It was wonderful to spend time with you and I look forward to our next visit!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Class of 2012 senior contest! | Win a FREE session!

Contest rules:

Photo must be submitted by 12 midnight (Central time) on Sunday, June 19th. By submitting your photo, I have permission to use your photo on my facebook fan page.

Facebook fans will have a chance to vote beginning Tuesday, June 21st. Fans must first "like" my page, then "like" your photo. The photo with the most "likes" by midnight Saturday, June 25th wins a free senior portrait session! Photo comments or wall posts will NOT be counted- only likes!

Session details:
The free session is a full session which includes 2-3 hours of photography with unlimited outfit changes. Locations include anywhere within 45 miles of 56071, including downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. A $300 minimum order requirement is still required but you will receive 15% off your entire order. 15% discount is not applied to any additional orders placed in the Spring including grad party invitations.

The contest is open to ANY high school class of 2012 senior from any school or city, but the session must be photographed within 45 miles of 56071.

Contest is void if there is only one applicant.

Good luck!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Two one-year-old's are pretty cute.

If you are a blog follower you know that my friend Megan and I had babies just one day apart. Oliver was born on Megan's due date of February 14th and Olive was born on my due date of February 15th. Megan contacted me as a photographer wanting some more wedding experience so I had her assist me. It came time to lift some lighting equipment and both of us revealed our little secret that we just found out we were expecting. Needless to say, we bonded and have been friends ever since! Then we found out that I wanted to name a boy "Oliver" and she wanted to name a girl "Olive." This was all just written in the stars!

Our play dates are few and far between but we always have so much fun when we finally get together! I enjoy my friend, our babies, and a chance to talk shop!

andy + olivia | by amelia + dan

When we planned our trip to Charleston, I knew that I wanted to schedule a photo session for our 10 year anniversary. I was not happy with our wedding photos and my husband and I don't get to vacation often so this was a big deal! The task was daunting... using Google to find the perfect photographer. After weeks of searching through a lot of bad websites I came across amelia + dan. If you are the "picture taker" of the family, I highly recommend booking a local photographer on your next vacation! For one, you don't want to always be the one taking the photos, you actually want to be in some. And two, you can't always trust a stranger to take your photo, you'll end up not in focus or with a photo of your feet chopped off. Finally, you don't want all cheesy, posed vacation photos.

Here are some photos I wanted to share from our session. There are things I would have done differently as far as outfits but I was so busy leading up to the trip that I just didn't have the time to put into it. I definitely know the stress my clients feel and I am actually working on a clothing guide for my clients to help plan their session.

These were shot by Amelia Hale and edited by yours truly:

After Charleston, we headed out to Folly Beach, about 25 minutes from downtown. Let me just state that the beach is my favorite place in the whole. wide. world. My goal is to get my boys out to the ocean for the first time next year!

I absolutely loved our time together on vacation and now I have these photos to cherish forever.

Thanks so much amelia + dan!