Purely Maternity: Ransons

I don’t often shoot maternity sessions but after working this session I am *in LOVE*.

This session was perfection.  From the amazing couple (inside and out!) to the setting to the light.  Everything, everything was perfection.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!! ❤ (I mean is it totally creepy if I wanted to hang their pictures on my wall?!) 2016-08-20_00102016-08-20_0011I mean, just stop!! This mama is gorgeous! 2016-08-20_00122016-08-20_00132016-08-20_0014You can just hear her laugh here! 2016-08-20_00152016-08-20_00162016-08-20_00172016-08-20_0018This session was so magical we had horses photobombing! 2016-08-20_0019I love love love this one! 2016-08-20_00202016-08-20_00212016-08-20_0022GAH! I just love this!!! ❤ ❤ 2016-08-20_00232016-08-20_0024The light was just beautiful!! I could not have asked for more romantic light! 2016-08-20_00252016-08-20_00262016-08-20_00272016-08-20_00282016-08-20_00292016-08-20_00302016-08-20_00312016-08-20_00322016-08-20_00332016-08-20_0034thank you guys!!!! I cannot wait to meet your precious baby girl!!!!

run often, smile more!
Amanda 🙂

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Purely Love: Jen & Brad

These two are getting married SATURDAY!  We took their pictures a few months ago (and I am using them as a TBT 😉 ) They really wanted rolling hills so we asked for permission to use a golf course during a slow time and they said yes!!! (we are so lucky!) The images turned out FANTASTIC! And we even had a ‘friend’ show up 🙂  I can’t wait to hang out with you guys at Waldenwoods Saturday! 🙂

I am in love with these silhouettes!!! ❤

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love the smiles here! ❤
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Those rollings hills!!
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Purely Wedding: Jon & Kate

Another beautiful wedding hitting the blogs from June (of this year!!) I am working hard to try to keep up to date this time 🙂 :p

Jon and Kate got married at the beautiful Matthaei Botannical Gardens on a beautiful Sunday!!  Kate had an amazing dress with her first pair of jimmy choos!  Her maid of honor had to sew her into the dress but you would have never known and it made for great pictures 🙂 View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
We did their first look in the conservatory and it was perfect! I just love Jon’s emotion!View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Next they signed the Ketubah before we headed out for the ceremony.   View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Their ceremony was performed under a birch tree chuppah and it was *so* beautiful! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
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I love love LOVE fun bridal parties! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
The light was just perfect!!! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
After the gardens we went to the Law Quad for some portraits and surprisingly we didn’t have to fight for a spot! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Her flowers were breath taking! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
More fun! ❤ View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
And of course we had to go back to my magical tree! ❤ ❤ ❤ View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Kate made all of the centerpieces!! Handmade flowers out of old maps! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Nicholas from Elysium Experience runs a beautiful reception!!! From fun shoe games to soloists not to mention he keeps the dance floor moving and packed!  Be sure to check him out if you’re in the market for a dj!View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Thank you guys for sharing your day with me!! I had a blast!!!! ❤

 

run often, smile more!

Amanda 🙂

Purely Love: Kara and Michael

I cannot believe it is almost June!  This winter seemed to drag by but finally summer is here which means *Wedding Season*! YAY!  I am so excited to kick off this year’s wedding season with an amazing wedding!!

I photographed Kara and Michael last year and this was just the magic we made for their engagement session! I cannot WAIT to see what fabulous things we create on their wedding day!!! ❤ Cannot wait you guys! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamikeView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karamike

Purely Family: Estrada Family

 

So it isn’t very often I blog out of order, because Type-A people like things to go in chronological order…. BUT when you have light like this and you are hopelessly behind on blogging… you can’t help yourself but post it RIGHT. NOW.  🙂   2015-08-18_0001If  you’ve been following me for awhile you might think this family looks a little familiar and that is because in 2012 I took Jessica and Henry’s engagement pictures when Manny was just a wee tyke!! Look at how big he is now!! He starts kindergarten in a few weeks! 2015-08-18_0002 2015-08-18_0003We had a great time and lots of fun and who doesn’t love jumping on Mom and Dad! 2015-08-18_0004And the light… the light was just beyond perfect.  2015-08-18_0005Who doesn’t love snuggle time in the grass ❤  2015-08-18_0007we even were able to get a few with just Jessica and Henry 🙂 2015-08-18_0008 2015-08-18_0009Look at this stud muffin!  He is too perfect! 2015-08-18_0010Thank you guys for hanging out (And bearing with the heat!!!)  It was a fun night and it was great to see you guys again!!! ❤ Hopefully see you soon!!!

run often, smile more!
Amanda 🙂

Gender Reveal!

 

 

I got to hang out with an AWESOME couple last weekend as we secretly plotted their awesome gender reveal!  I met Holly through a Wellness Challenge RydeOn hosted and I had a portrait session as a prize for a winner!

Both Holly and Andrew have out of town family and wanted to have a way to share their super exciting news in a fun way across the distance!  I was really excited when Holly proposed a balloon reveal and just LOVE how it turned out! 🙂 2015-03-20_0001I am pretty sure you can guess what special bundle of joy they will be welcoming this August!!! Lots of PINK will be in store!!! (And their baby girl and Eowyn will be buds!) 🙂

 

2015-03-20_0002 2015-03-20_0003I love working with couples to capture their love and relationship and this was SO much fun!  Their love was just glowing!  You can tell just how excited they are to be expanding their beautiful family! 🙂 2015-03-20_0004 2015-03-20_0005Holly and Andrew went to a clinic in Brighton that revealed the gender AND they got this adorable bunny with their daughter’s heartbeat recorded!!   How awesome is that!!! 2015-03-20_0006 2015-03-20_0007 2015-03-20_0008We were super fortunate that we had fantastic weather and we were able to sneak outside for a few pictures too! (not too many sessions can boast that fact for mid march!)2015-03-20_0009 2015-03-20_0010check out these adorable baby kicks!!!!!!!! 2015-03-20_0011Thank you guys so much for hanging out with me and sharing this super special and exciting time of your lives with me!!!! 🙂

run often, smile more!

Amanda 🙂

Throwback Thursday: Davis Family

So with the advent of March (And the Vernal Equinox!!!!) We can all hope and pray that ‘Spring’ actually makes an appearance!  SO for this Throwback Thursday I am featuring a session that we actually did over Labor Day Weekend when it was a bit steamy and hot but features some FUN colors that I cannot get enough (and remind me of spring!!!)

2015-02-25_0003This family is near and dear to my heart!!!  Kevin is the campus pastor at our *fantastic* church 242 Ann Arbor!   We have been attending there regularly for about 2 years and have been so blessed by the community there!  (and it is where Lalo goes to preschool!!!!!) So when Kevin approached me to take some portraits I was thrilled!!! 2015-02-25_00022015-02-25_0004They spend a lot of time downtown Ann Arbor and loved the Urban Look versus the more rustic and I was excited to spend some time with their fabulous boys exploring downtown!2015-02-25_0005These two are just adorable!  Even with raising three boys you can see they make their marriage a priority and it shows in the joy so evident in the images! 2015-02-25_0006The boys were super creative and helpful in coming up with fun ideas and of course, goofy! 🙂 2015-02-25_0007 2015-02-25_0008 2015-02-25_0009Towards the end of the session it was threatening rain but we managed to finish up unscathed!  The last series of images are perhaps some of my favorites!!! 2015-02-25_0010 2015-02-25_0011 2015-02-25_0013 2015-02-25_00142015-02-25_0012Thank you guys for being so AWESOME!!! I am so honored to have been able to capture your beautiful family!!!!!!