I had my first maternity session with these lovely people last weekend and, though the weather took awhile to cooperate, it turned out to be a pretty great time. I’m happy with how the images came out and I’m excited to share them with all of you. They wanted a natural setting and were drawn to the location thanks to Amanda & Matt’s engagement photos and it proved to be a great choice. They brought some pumpkins, which were a great idea and cute touch, along with “MJ” for their little one to be (Michael James). All in all, it was a great day and I had a lot of fun with it.
So this week will be fairly quiet, but I will try to utilize some free time this week to get some much needed drawing done. I’m very excited about that. It’s been a long time and I’ve had some ideas swimming around in my head for ages now. Very excited to start bringing that stuff back. Maybe I’ll even whip up some more mugs, at some point. I will try to share whatever I cook up with you all next week.
If all goes well, I will have a maternity photo session on Friday and will have that to share with you all next week or the week after. Crossing my fingers!
Meanwhile, feel free to check out some of my other sites [and if any of you have google+, I encourage you to help me build connections on there, I don't really know what that's all about so far =)].
I’m excited to show everyone baby Naya because she and mommy had a bit of a rocky journey. She is just so precious and I think the photos I got of her show just how adorable she and her family are. This is a family that is extra special to me and I’m just so excited for them. It was a fun day and I think that comes across in the images. And Zoe & Naya just look so cute together, don’t they? =]
What a beautiful family! =]
The summer was a bit slow, but things have been getting busier since August started. Luckily, I will have plenty to post from this point forward [so hopefully, that will mean at least once a week =].
The family I babysit for just welcomed a new member to their beautiful family, meet baby Killian. He’s super cute and so sweet and tiny.
He was so precious, he just slept the whole time. The only time he made any kind of peep is when he stuck his lip out in that last picture. I just couldn’t resist capturing that face. It was truly a lot of fun spending time with this little guy. I know the rest of the gamily pretty well, so it was great meeting this guy. =]
Hopefully I will be posting a lot more with everything that’s coming the next few months. I’ve also put a lot of my drawing on the back burner, I hope to turn that around in the next few weeks, as well. Time to get my act together, can’t wait to share more with you all =].
These are more from the session I was posting about yesterday with my cousin Adam. This is his friend, Kyle. His also came out great. I’m super excited to share these with you all, too!
Kyle was funny because he was super shy, like a lot of boys, he really wasn’t into this whole senior photo shoot, but with the help of everyone in the background, we got him to laugh, and I think he had some really great expressions in his photos.
On the beach, there were some boats lying around and they looked perfect. It’s so funny how you can walk around and just find these great natural backdrops. It looked especially cool with these boys.
I’m not great at writing along with these photos, but that’s the great thing about pictures [you know, they're worth 1000 words and all that]. All in all, I’m very happy with how these two seniors came out and I think their moms are too.
Got a lot of other great things coming up soon, maternity sessions, newborns, events, painting projects, lots to look forward to [which hopefully means a lot more to post]! I’m not great at posting when I don’t have anything new to share, but it seems like that won’t be the case the next month or so! Stay tuned!
It’s sort of been a slow summer, but August has been increasingly more busy. I had the pleasure a few weeks ago, though, of photographing my cousin for his senior photos [and his friend, but I will be posting those tomorrow]. We went to Crocker Pond in Westminster [which is actually very close to my house] and came back with a lot of great shots.
A cute bridge, waterfall, beach, boats. All the best kinds of photo backdrops and I’m really happy with how they all came out.
The above image is one of my favorites from the session. I love the textures in everything and think it looks really great in black and white.
Like I said, tomorrow I will be posting Kyle’s side of the session. Same locations, but lots of great images of him, too. It helps to have great subjects and backgrounds, too.
I realized that I never put up photos of my buddy Jameson!
This is from his 1 year session! I also have the pleasure of babysitting this awesome fellow occasionally and he’s just so much fun. His mother also works for the Red Sox and I got the chance to hang out with some rings, too.
This was just a really fun session all around. I got to spend some extra time with my pal and take some fun photos.
He’s walking all over and just so much fun. His family is great and I look forward to photographing this little guy more in the future =].
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!