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Kayden is One!

Seems like only yesterday, I was capturing the birth of my cute little nephew, Kayden. Now, exactly one year later, we get to celebrate his first year of life! 

Happy 1st Birthday Kayden! Of course you would have a CARS themed party, as cars are your father is passionate about. 

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We had fun having you ride around in your new Lightning McQueen car at Wallace Lake park, in Berea. You are loved, handsome and blessed, my little one. What a great smile. Can't wait to see the young man you will grow into. Your cousins light up when they see you. 

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Feliz Cumpleanos Kayden, we love you!

-Titi Amanda 

The Big UNO Party!

Baby Elliot turned One, and to celebrate his big first birthday, we threw him a big UNO party! 

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This momma had so much fun desiging and creating all of the decorations, cake and even matching family shirts. Every details of my boys parties well thought out and consistent... I guess party planning is definitely a thing of mine I truly enjoy. 

We enjoyed celebrating our little one and hope that my parties can inspire others. One doesn't have to go all out on decorations, but when you have a vision in mind, it is enjoyable seeing it become reality. 

A special shoutout to our favorite cake shop Three Girls Cake Shoppe for always creating my designs into a delicious birthday cake or smash cake! 

Thanks,

Amanda 

Elliot is UNO!!

Today we celebrate our baby boy Elliot! He turns the big UNO!

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Capturing his first birthday, smash cake was so much fun. As a photographer mom, I let him get as messy as he wanted, and here were the results. I think he really enjoyed playing with the frosting. I also designed all the decor, including the banner, cake topper and tshirt. 

Enjoy the cuteness!

-Amanda 

Little Elves

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Look at this cute little family in their Christmas Elf jammies!

Aileen, Josiah and Sophia Deville, These three are so fun and photogenic. The mother and son have the best relationship and kept me laughing the entire session. 

Even their cousin's got in on the pajama party by posing with their Titi Aileen and cousin Siah. I just love them all so much!

Merry Christmas Family!
Amanda 

 

 

Stonko Family Christmas!

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When I met Mrs. Celia at a Judge Free Mom's event, where we talked all night long, I didn't imagine a new friendship would emerge. Soon i'd be at her kids birthday party and taking their Christmas photos!

The Stonko Family! So thankful for the opportunity to be welcomed into their home and capture their beautiful family. Here are a few of my favorites from the session...

Since Celia originally wanted outdoor winter photos, I let it snow (yes in their living room) to give a fun little element of Christmas winter photos. 

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Merry Christmas Stonko Family, and a blessed new year! 

Amanda 

Brothers Christmas story time

It's certainly the most wonderful time of the year! My two loves enjoying some Christmas story time. Love seeing these two interact and learn together. With all the snow out here in CLE, they certainly warm my heart. <3 

Christmas 2017 is going to be a blast! Can't wait to see the look on their faces Christmas morning. 

Merry Christmas from the Lott Boys!

Williams Family Blues

Those eyes though... 

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The Williams Family with those beautiful blue eyes... and Dakota, the prettiest, happiest girl you will meet. She waved at me the first time I met her. Loved capturing this beautiful family during my winter mini sessions, and though it was cold, we had fun with this little beauty! 

What a gorgeous family! Excited to capture more of them soon. 

-Amanda 

A very Sterby Christmas!

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This beautiful family allowed me the privilege to enter their home and capture this special season in their life. The Sterby's are such a blessing and I can't wait to see this beautiful family continue to grow. You can feel the unconditional love in this home!

Malachi's First Christmas! What a doll. I can't get over how cute and sweet this little guy is. We had fun dressing him up as a sleepy reindeer. <3 

The Christmas jammies were the best, and my favorite moments were just the tender love of a mother for her son, and daddy reading "God gave us Christmas". This was quite a special session. Best way to start out the Holidays!

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year Matt, Heather & Malachi. <3

 

Warmest Wishes,
Amanda 

Nick, Jenny & Rheya!

I had the privilege of capturing engagement photos for these two local Veterans, on Veterans Day this past weekend (11/11/17). Nick and Jenny are such a cute couple, and their dog Rheya... well, see for yourself. 

Moving from the beautiful tropical Island of Hawaii to the wavering Cleveland weather, these two came prepared with their winter coats. You never know how cold it will be, but the coats, and dog hat that their puppy Reya wore, made for an adorable outdoor winter photo shoot. 

I still can't get over what a sweet and well behaved puppy Rheya is, and I hope to get more opportunities to capture her cuteness. The love and simplicity of this cute little family is adorable and I am thankful for this opportunity. Can't wait to see their save-the-date Christmas cards. 

Oh... and Happy Birthday Rheya {11/16}!

Thanks,
Amanda

Keith's 70th birthday, Game of Thrones Party!

I truly enjoy capturing memorable moments, whether its through family portraits, or lifestyle photos, but every once in a while I get invited to do events, where I get to show up to parties and walk around taking pictures. 

Keith's Surprise 70th Birthday, Game of Thrones themed Party was certainly one of my favorite moments this year. The simplicity, yet attention to detail about his favorite show was impressive. I enjoyed capturing his reaction, interaction between friends and family, and all the simply awesome detailed decorations. 

This crown... <3

The cake was a one of the best I've ever seen, the centerpieces were simple yet very fitting, and all the small dragons and and saying from GOT from tied everything together perfectly.

Here are some of my favorite photos of the night. 


Thank you Sullivan Family for allowing me to be a part of this special day and capture lasting memories of such a great celebration. 

-Amanda 

 

Team Thomas!

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I had the honor of capturing this beautiful family, who have a special place in my heart. Great friends, though we may not see each other often due to the business of life, when we get to catch up, it's as if we just recently spoke.

We met up at Edgewater to capture the great backdrop of our city #CLE. This gorgeous unit was so fun to follow and I even got some assistance from a little princess, who had a few ideas for some poses herself... with her little brother. 

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These kids are amazing! They are smart, bright, full of life and love! Their parents are raising them to be upstanding, intelligent, and God fearing... Oh I can't wait to see the places they will go. 

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I enjoyed spending some much needed time with the Thomas family and getting some great shots. Looking forward to capturing more memories with them soon. Here are my favorite moments with Team Thomas. <3  

 

Love,
Amanda 

Cruz girls, surrounded by Gold!

Capturing these three is one of my favorite things to do. I never know what to expect when looking from behind my 50mm lens. 

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My sister is a great mother to her two beautiful girls. They always keep me laughing, and she works very hard, (third shift to be exact), just to be around for her daughters, and never misses a school event. She loves to mess with the girls and often plays many tricks on them, (which I know they will have their revenge someday, lol), but when I get the opportunity to capture these gals behind the camera, all I see is love! 

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There is nothing like the unconditional love of a mother. 

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness". -Honore de Balzac

This past summer I had lots of fun spending time with the Cruz Girls at Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, showing them the field of gold and all that it represents. We enjoyed it so much, that I hope we get to make it a yearly tradition and visit the sunflower field often, creating and capturing beautiful moments. 

Here are some of my favorites from this session! Enjoy!

 

With Love,
Amanda 

 

Botanical Garden Beauties!

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". 

Enjoy!
Amanda

Tito & Michelle Maternity Photos

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...

Congrats Noah!

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!

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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! 

-Amanda   

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