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.
Afterwards, we went over to another location near by that has a cool old truck. The boys looked great in front of it.
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!
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