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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! 



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!


Merry Christmas from The Lotts!

2017 has been a great year, lots to be thankful for. Blessed with health, family, friends, and celebrating Baby Eliot's 1st Christmas!  

Merry Christmas from my family to yours. <3 Cheers to a new year!

McGrath Winter snow

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The McGraths are a beautiful couple I had the privilege of meeting during my Winter Mini sessions this month. They were also chosen as my winners of a custom Christmas card from Lotts of Designs along with 5 photos from their session. When I chose this lovely couple, I didn't know they were going to use the photos for their card, and it worked out perfectly that I had the chance to officially design their Announcement Christmas card. 

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They were hoping for snow that day... and well, since I love to make my clients happy, I gave them snow! So thankful that they love their photos and Christmas card and I'm looking forward to capturing more special moments of this growing family. <3

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!


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!

Baby Announcement!

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! 



Image captured by Amanda Lott. Berea, Ohio

Image captured by Amanda Lott. Berea, Ohio

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. 

Amanda Lott

Pregnancy Announcements!

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. 

Lott Announcement 1 - 2014

Lott Announcement 1 - 2014

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. 

Lott Announcement 2 - 2017

Lott Announcement 2 - 2017

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!  

Thanks, Amanda  

SEA Change Infographic

Through a connection with Jimeka Holloway, the CEO and Founder or TriFYRE, a fashion enterprise unifying generations and motivating the use of their talents and igniting meaningful relationships with Christ, I had the opportunity to create an Infographic for the SEA Change conference.

SEA Change is Northeast Ohio’s new Social Enterprise Accelerator. It is a collaborative initiative that provides coaching, connections and capital to people who have big ideas to improve their community. SEA Change connects resources, funders, innovators, and mentors to accelerate your idea from concept to successful social enterprise.

The simple Inforgraphic was included in the program book which is in the works at Ideastream and includes a review and overview of the 2014-2015 Accelerator Program and Participants.  

To learn more about SEA Change NEO, visit: http://theciviccommons.com/issues/sea-change-home. For more information about TriFYRE, visit http://trifyre.com.

Here are some mock ups to enjoy! 
Amanda Lott
Owner, Designer @Lotts of Designs

Choose Life

As we approach the Spring season, a time of new beginnings, new life and growth, I can't help but be thankful for the opportunity to Choose Life and nurture the small being growing inside of me. This little guy growing daily, weekly and monthly into the little person designed him to be. So blessed and thankful for the privilege to carry life in my womb. 

In honor of this special life forming in me and the March for Life on the National Mall this past January, I had the privilege to partner with iRapture.com and create some images to support the ProLife Ribbon page and remind others to Choose Life. 

Hope you can enjoy these special images, some were captured by yours truly and others were personal family moments, personal ultrasound, and the growth of a little miracle. Even the smallest person can change the future! #ChooseLife 

Be Blessed,
Amanda Lott
Owner, Lotts of Designs, LLC.


Sweet Wedding Bliss!!

The Sweets gave me the privilege of being a part of their special day in a big way. I had the opportunity to capture their blended family during a Family Portrait/ Engagement Session, design and create their wedding stationary. From Save the Date Cards, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Portrait and Thank You cards. 

It was a blast creating memorable pieces for them, and I look forward to creating more for the growing Sweet Family and the bun growing in their oven. 


Once in a while I get the great opportunity to design for various organizations. My most recent opportunity to create a half page ad for the SDOP Conference gave me the change to create a small advertisement for a ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. The purpose of this Ad is to  spread the word about the local communities being transformed, learning about the bible and the self development of people. I am thankful for this privilege and hope you can also enjoy my design.