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Welcome to the world Baby Geo! We are lucky to have you! Your parents are so blessed to raise you and your family is fortunate to have a third generation Santiago male.
I've been lucky enough to capture Baby Geo's birth, and now his newborn photos, which was precious. This handsome little guy slept peacefully while we wrapped him in a nice warm blanket and cute little bowties and with his stuffed animals. My favorite moments were the simple close ups of this cute little newborn and the intimate moments with his parents. What a beautiful family! Here are my favorite photos from this session.
Back in June, my wonderful husband Kyle asked how I wanted to spend my 32nd birthday... of course I chose my favorite place in Cleveland - The Botanical Garden
Every time I walk through the garden, I am lost in the beauty of all the gorgeous flowers, especially my absolute favorite, Orchids during Orchid Mania, (February thru March). I brought my camera and captured some breathtaking shots that I wanted to share.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them! From Orchids to butterflies, this is a great place to enjoy some tropical scenery in "The Land".
Capturing the birth of Baby GeoRead More
These two soon-to-be-parents are very near and dear to my heart. I had the special privilege to capture some special moments of this couple's pregnancy. Through these photos, you can see the love they have for each other and their special, soon-to-arrive blessing, Baby Geo.
Here are some of my favorite moments from this maternity shoot...
Wishing the Happiest 18th Birthday to Devon, Solon High School 2017 Grad! Devon was an outstanding student, talented athlete and even enjoyed a Mission Trip to Destiny Village in Haiti, through Church on the North, in Valley View, OH.
I had the privilege of capturing Devon's Senior photos and wanted to share a few of my favorites. Congratulations 🎓and Happy Birthday 🎈Devon!
Feeling extremely thankful for the opportunity of being featured in the Ursuline College Alumnae Art Exhibit at the Wasmer Gallery, in Pepper Pike, Ohio!
June 16th was the opening reception to the latest exhibit the Wasmer Gallery is displaying through July 21st, 2017. What a fitting time for Alumni Weekend, to display works from Ursuline grads, ranging from the class of '54 to recent grads ('16).
It was great to see fellow Alumnae and their work as well! I had the opportunity to see Dana and her awesome paintings, and got to enjoy Ebony's fashion threads.
I also had the privilege to see all the other featured Alumnae and my favorite design professor, Sister Rosaria Perna!
The evening featured some amazing Alumnae art and ended with a great dinner at Choolah in Beachwood. It was also great to reminisce and walk around the beautiful campus again.
Thank you Ursuline!
In honor of Fathers Day, 2017, I wanted to share some of the photos I captured for my brother Tito and his girlfriend Mishelle during their gender reveal party.
This reveal was very special, especially for our family this being our only brother. Tito loves cars so much and what better way to reveal the news of his future child then by using his Acura.
For this reveal, our father, "the grandfather" of Baby Geo, pressed on the gas to reveal the color powder that blew out of the exhaust and out came BLUE!
Needless to say, the parents to be and entire family were so excited to learn that there will another boy in the family!
Happy Soon-you-be Father's Day Brother! Congrats, we can't wait to meet Baby Geo!
Excited to see blue!
Baby Geo, we love you already! 💙
Proud Abuelo and his only son.
Team Blue! 💙
Happy Father's Day to the soon to be Dad!
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Today we celebrate Noah Boyles, an amazing young man with a bright future ahead. Not only did I get to capture this handsome guy with some great senior portraits, but I got to design his graduation announcement/invitation as well!
Noah has a long list of accomplishments, along with graduating from St. Ignatius High School, like participating in the Greater Cleveland Young Marines Program for 6 years, volunteering for veterans at the Louis Stokes Veterans Hospital, tutoring and mentoring fellow students, and now he will be pursuing a Homeland Security Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Florida.
Can't wait to see the places you will go Noah Boyles! So proud to call you my cousin! Best wishes and many blessings!
Check out more Senior photos on the Photography page, here!
New birth is such an amazing part of life! I am always amazed, especially after having my own two little ones, how one day they don't exist, then next thing you know, they are born and you can't imagine life without them.
This was the case for my dear friend, Margaret, whose first grandson was just born. This special little guy came into this word in May, and was named after his late grandfather. I had the privilege to design his announcement card, to share the news of his arrival with the world! His proud grandmother provided the sweet photo.
"Hello World", welcome little Enrique Josiah! We are so blessed to have you! Congratulations to the Cruz family. Thank you for allowing me to share your great news!
FEAR... verb: to be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.
Why do we fear? We fear the unknown, the what if moments, imperfection and even success. This has been the case for me for a while. I've stopped myself from working on so many creative ideas, and I am over letting fear consume me and dictate how I share my gifts and talents. I often fear that my work isn't good enough and compare to those who I think are better than me, it is paralyzing.
Scriptures tell us in Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9
So I have decided to trust my Lord and not let the fear or failure or success take over my mind, and share the creative ideas and projects God has given me.
I've been so blessed to have a growing family and want to share some of our memories and some of the special projects I've been fortunate enough to be a part of. Look out world, Amanda Lott of Lotts of Designs is here to Design, Capture and Create!
Please browse through my portfolio and see the work that I've done. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to create something for you, your family or business.
2016 has allowed a variety of fun projects! From Senior Photos, Invitations, a travel book and some lovely photo shoots, here are some of my favorite projects I wanted to share!
When it comes to announcing the birth of our children, I just can't keep it simple. The designer and me won't let me do it any other way. The first time we were announcing that we we're expecting our first child, I had some fun. My husband being a movie buff, and myself a graphic designer I had to create something special to share our news with the world.
My vision was to create a movie poster, titled "The Soon To Be Born Identity" . This was A fun hey on one of the hubs favorite movies, and it allowed me to make it our own.
So, it was only fitting that with our second surprise announcement we continue the fun and I designed... "The Soon To Be Born Identity 2". We had so much fun creating this one, and incorporating are a little guy in a humorous way.
I hope you enjoy our announcements as much as I enjoyed creating them. What better way to share our exciting news with the world, than with these lovely posters!
Cheers to expanding to a Family of 4!
We welcome he season for warm sweaters, and pumpkin everything. November is here, full of it's lovely colorful, breathtaking tones, warm crisp air, and Autumn fun!
Hello June! The official kick off month to the summer and my birthday month! Let the summer fun begin!
Thank you to the past and present service men and women for all your sacrifices so that we can live freely in this country! God Bless America!
Happy Resurrection Day! Happy Easter from our family to you!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from my little lucky charm! Captured this cutie in his festive St. Patrick garb! #lottsofdesigns #oscarsodysseys
As we are officially into 2016, I can't help but look back at 2015 and see what a great year it was! 2015 brought a lot of change. The birth of our little bundle, Oscar, purchasing our first home, turning 30 years old and a few projects sprinkled in between.
I am very thankful for all that we were blessed with in 2015 and look forward to the new projects in store.
Here is a look at my favorite designs projects of 2015: