Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{My Life} What a difference a year can make

It's crazy what a difference 1 year has. Just one year.

This is Brody early last October, just over 6 months old. So sweet and inncocent.

This is Brody last week...a bit over 18 months, and full of mischief & orneriness.

My last little baby, growing up to be a little monster...err, kid!
Have a great evening.

Monday, September 26, 2011

{Local Events} Montague Balloon Fair

This past weekend was the Montague Rotary Balloon Fair. It's one of our favorite local events. We make it a point to attend every year, it's like a little family tradition for the past 6 years. Normally we do an early morning, watch the balloons go up, do breakfast (usually at my mom's), just hang out for a bit until the parade that runs downtown.
This year it was pretty much the same except I left my husband home alone to gather up the kids & head into Montague & I was with my aunt and grandpa. My favorite part of the morning is when the sun starts breaking over the hills & casting it's beautiful orange-y glow on everything. The other thing special for this year was that we built a float for Amanda Pratt Photography & entered the parade. It was a super fun thing for the kids. Our float was a prize winner as well.

The ascension starts of with a single balloon, carrying the American flag as the national anthem is sung.

 Then it's mass chaos of filling balloons, fans & people.

The kids graciously (errr, more like forced) posed for a quick photo together.

This year it seemed the wind was drifting a different direction & I could get Mt Shasta in the photos without doing too much traveling from the launch site.

Here is our float in all of it's before/after the parade, windy Montague afternoon glory.

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

{Sneak Peek} We're going Back 2 School

This is a special project for me. My oldest started her very first year of school, ever. I knew I wanted to do something special and then I ran across an image from a photo session on Pinterest that inspired me to create a themed "Back to School" session to document this big event for her.

I wanted to include more than just her for the photos though, so I did a little 'model' casting on my Facebook fan page and in the end I had a terrible time deciding which 2 other children to use in the session. I had some input from a few people & ended up choosing Miss J & Mr A to pose with my little Anna for some FUN back to school portraits.

I really love how this came out. The location I chose couldn't have been better either, there was actually a school bus parked there the morning of our session!!!

Now for a little looky at what I came up with. These kids were SO cute together, I look forward to doing a few more themed sessions in the upcoming years.

 I'll be in touch with both mom's later in the week with a gallery link. Thank you so much for the fun and celebrating back to school with us.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Gorgeous Newborn Baby C

This past weekend I had the opportunity to photography Miss C, a gorgeous almost 2 week young baby girl.  I headed over the hill to visit with the little sweetie & took a few baskets & a couple of headbands that I needed to get photographed from my stash of props.  We held her session out on the porch, it was a nice day, not too hot, not too chilly, a beautiful almost fall day. The little miss had her own ideas of how our session should go and wasn't all that sleepy (at least not for very long), but I did manage to get a couple of the head pieces in.  For being such a newbie to this big wide world, she sure was alert.


Thank you so much for a great afternoon, I'll be in touch with you soon with a link to your gallery.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

{Pricing} 2011 Holiday Portrait Pricing

Fall is almost officially here which means that the holidays are also on there way in.
Time to start thinking about those family portraits. Here are the 2011 Holiday portrait price guides for Amanda Pratt Photography.  Valid October 1st thru December 3rd, 2011.

These are the sessions:

 These are some special 'print' packages:

 Sessions available: Mondays 9am-5pm, Saturdays 7am-6pm, a few select Sundays, other weekday appointments available upon special request.

**Some fine print: The Portrait Collection prices include a 45-minute family session. As always, I do not charge a per person fee, pets are always welcome and there are no limits on the number of poses we create during your session; however, these sessions are meant for family portrait sessions.  These prices are only valid from October 1st through December 3rd, 2011.Tax is not included in the collection price. No size or quantity substitutions are permitted.  Additional prints, print collections, storybooks, wall art, etc may be added to each order.  Payment is expected prior to the scheduled session;  printed products, digital download, etc will not be submitted for processing without full payment.  Other restrictions may apply.

Questions or to get on the books drop me a message: aprattphotog@cot.net or give me a jingle 604.8789 (you can even text me your name & request).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Miss Kelsey, YHS Class of 2012, Senior Portraits

It was a crazy busy weekend for me. I got to spend most of it working, which I absolutely LOVED doing. My first session was Saturday afternoon with Miss Kelsey, a class of 2012 Senior. We had a fabulous time & she is just gorgeous. Absolutely everything about her was gorgeous. Down to earth, simple & so fun.  I'm having the hardest time ever picking which of her images to sneak peek for her because there are that many great ones.
Here are a few of my favorites though:

 Isn't she just stunning?!?! Can't wait to show off the rest of the images, but in the mean time enjoy your sneak peek Miss K & I'll be getting you a gallery up in the next couple of days.

Monday, September 19, 2011

{Entered} Just a Touch of Sun - I Heart Faces

I'm doing something a little different this week for Monday Minute (which I realize, I've been horrible about posting, in fact that whole schedule of things I've got marked on the calender...yea, slacking!!).

I'm entering the I {Heart} Faces weekly photo challenge.  The theme this week is A Touch of Sun.

This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com