So I’ve been really getting into making custom mugs recently. I started out making a few based on things I liked:
And have since been accepting requests for mugs.
It’s been pretty successful and a lot of fun. I’ve even tried putting a few up on Etsy, but I need to come up with a better system for it, I think. I think they’ve been coming out really good and I’m happy with the response I’ve been getting from them. I’ve also liked to be able to bring more of the illustration/drawing side into my business more.
Anyway, it’s been a lot of fun. Let me know what you think.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have transformed my personal Pinterest account into a business account. So, the Amanda Luisa Photography & Illustration Pinterest is up and running. I’m going to try and post my own work as well as tips and ideas from others. If you’re into Pinterest and would like to follow me, click here.
I have recently begun drawing on mugs and putting them out at art sales and they’re so far a big hit. My favorite one is the galaxy one. It was super fun to make and has one of my favorite quotes on the back of it. Tonight, I’m putting them up on my Facebook page and Etsy shop. You can find them by clicking on the links. Tell me what you think. Can’t wait to keep making more of these!
I had the privilege recently to photograph a plane and though I can’t say much about it [or post much about it], I am too excited not to share about the experience. It’s the first time I was able to photograph something for a semi commercial purpose and I’m very excited about that. It was a lot of work, editing in clouds and editing myself out of reflections, but it’s a good feeling knowing what I accomplished. I look forward to many more photo shoots [hopefully] and to hopefully the many doors this will open for me in the future. It was a lot of stress, but a lot of fun, also.
Rachel’s head shots! We took these a few weeks ago at the Concord Minuteman Park. It was a lot of fun and some really great images came out of it. I really enjoyed this shoot and hope you will too! Rachel self published a book, Rose in Winter, which is available on Amazon.com. It’s definitely worth checking out!
I have a lot of other fun shoots coming up this month as well as a few other things I’ve been working on such as custom mugs. More to come in a few days!
Baby Ben is now over 6 mos old and I had the privilege of photographing him again. He’s SO BIG, I can’t believe it.
He’s so big his pants were a little snug and we had to do some quick changes when he got sick of them. He just had so many cute little outfits!
The weather was nice and we even got to takes some photos outside for a bit. The only problem was that the wind kept kicking up that day and it was warm in the sun, but cool in the shade and slightly breezy. We wrapped up the outdoor shots quickly and headed back inside.
And, like his newborn session, he had a little Red Sox accessory to add to his photos. He looked so cute in that little hat!
And, lastly, this boy apparently LOVES Mickey. Can you blame him? They look just adorable together.
Such a fun session with a happy baby. This boy is growing so fast!
Finally got around to photographing some of my books and posting them for all of you guys.
Hard Cover Coffee Table Book
Accordion Mini Books
Delaney as a newborn and on her 1yr session. What a beautiful girl!
I have had the privilege of photographing Baby Delaney since she was born and it’s been an amazing experience. And this time, Mom, Dad, and even Dora, joined us. It wasn’t as nice a day as we had hoped, but we still got a few awesome family shots out of it.
What a beautiful family! Delaney can stand, is starting to walk, and can even talk a little. I was so surprised when she waved to me and said “hi!”
We took some photos in her pretty dress and with a few props and she was just smiling away. Then, we decided to get messy with some cake:
It was my first cake smash and it was so much fun. I’m obsessed with them now and will hopefully have another one coming up soon [about to suggest it to another 1yr session I'll be having which should also be super fun]. Delaney loved the cake and I got a lot of great images out of it. Happy Birthday, Delaney!
So, I thought I posted some things and it turns out I never did, SO here is a family session that I did and there will be more to come from me over the next few days.
This family was getting ready for a special night in Boston and wanted to capture some special moments before they left.
What a beautiful family and a wonderful experience for me.