Tuesday, November 29, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Corey - Class of 2012 and family

I had planned on meeting up with this beautiful family a few weeks ago, and then the High School football team, which C just happened to be involved in, made it to playoffs & we rescheduled. I'm so glad we got to get these portraits done for them.  We did a combined sort of family/senior session, meeting at a 'local-ish' location. 
Corey is an awesome young man with lots of character & charm.  Good luck in your endeavors, keep being you & you will go very far.

I'll be in touch with you soon. 

{Sneak Peek} Morris Family

I've known this family for a while, well at least Mom. We sort of went to school together, she's a few years younger than me and we do live in a small town, so it's pretty common to know everyone. A few years ago I had the honor of photographing their wedding and you might recognize the little miss from a session this spring.  They are very busy and the little Miss is on.the.go.  Really, she was constantly moving usually at a quicker pace than the rest of us..or not liking my camera. But despite the challenge I came out with some pretty awesome images for them.

This is pretty much the view we got of miss B the entire session:

 I really LOVE this photo of mom & dad. ♥

Monday, November 28, 2011

{Sneak Peek} B Family

This peek is a bit shorter than normal, but I had an absolute blast photographing this beautiful family.  I could say a hundred nice things about them, but I'll just to sum it up with one word, when I think of them, "blessed".  ♥ 

I will message you a more detailed peek & be getting your full gallery up in the next day or so.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy 'officially' the countdown to Christmas, or the biggest shopping day of the year!!!  What better way to kick off the craziness than with a sale.  Without further ado, here is the Black Friday special here at Amanda Pratt Photography.

That's right, we're going BOGO, today November 25th, 2011, from 12:01 AM, until 11:59 PM.  You can buy 1, get 1 free!!

Buy 1 gift certificate & receive a 2nd certificate for free!! Second certificate may be a session certificate or print credit, of equal or lesser value. Free sessions valid Jan 1, 2012 through Sept 30, 2012. Certificates may not be combined or redeemed for cash.  Not valid on mini-sessions or sessions that are already booked.

You may purchase your certificates by emailing me: aprattphotog@cot.net .  I will be checking emails every couple of hours & replying with payment details.

Happy Shopping!!

P.S. You may want to leave a comment here (between 10:55pm tonight 11/24 & midnight Friday, 11/25/2011) letting me know you visited the Black Friday Special and tell me your favorite holiday tradition.  I will be giving away 1 regular session to a lucky *local--Northern California/Southern Oregon* guest, who comments on this post & is also a fan of the Amanda Pratt Photography page on Facebook*.  Session will take place within 50 miles of Yreka,CA, before June 1st, 2012. ♥

*this giveaway is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Facebook.  

Sunday, November 20, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Brandon, Class of 2012 & family

I love getting to capture families.  I especially love getting to capture fun families and The McCartney crew was no exception to this. We traveled down the river and through the woods for this lovely session (which is another thing I really enjoy getting to do). We met up with the family & did some senior portraits for Mr Brandon & also captured some family shots for mom. 
Brandon is a great young guy.  He is totally passionate about firefighting and it definitely showed during our time.  Good luck with future endeavors, enjoy your final year of high school!!!  Thank you guys for a great session, I'll be in touch soon with your complete gallery.


 I couldn't resist taking a shot of this 4-legged, fur kid, who are always welcome to be a part of your session.
 I'll end the peek with a little storyboard, this will print beautifully as a 16x20. An alternative to having a solid portrait printed is getting a storyboard; a collection of images on one art piece.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Rizzardo Family

Today, along with everyday, I am thankful that I can call this my "job".  It's hard to classify it as a job sometimes because I love what I do so much. Every time I come home from a session I get so excited to see what I captured come out of the camera. Every time I get ready for a session I get nervous butterflies, and then start shooting and an awesome calm comes along.
Of course it doesn't hurt that part of my job means I get to spend an hour or so with beautiful families, like the Rizzardo's.  I had a great time with you guys & hope you enjoy this little peek at your session.  I will be in touch with you soon with a gallery link and password.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{Entered} The Preggo Cravings | I {heart} Faces - Black

This week the theme at I {heart} Faces is black.  That leaves a whole lot open to interpretation. I'm choosing this photo I did of my sister this past spring. We were shooting her maternity portraits at the local baseball field, doing some fun stuff to surprise dad to be, since they're huge SF Giants fans.  It just so happened that the Ice Cream truck was coming down the road when an idea just sprung into my head.  The only thing missing was a jar of pickles!!!  The Ice Cream Guy was a kid we grew up with, kinda like cousins, so we 'borrowed' his truck for a few shots & this just happens to be one of my favorite from this past year of shooting.

Be sure to swing by & check out all the submissions. :)