Memories by Amanda Lee Photography: Blog https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog en-us Memories by Amanda Lee Photography 2021 (Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) Mon, 05 Sep 2022 13:52:00 GMT Mon, 05 Sep 2022 13:52:00 GMT https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/img/s/v-12/u846001846-o1050228594-50.jpg Memories by Amanda Lee Photography: Blog https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog 80 120 Oh What Fun Christmas Minis https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2022/8/oh-what-fun-christmas-minis Untitled-1Untitled-1 Untitled-2Untitled-2 Untitled-3Untitled-3

 

Well I guess I'm throwing these in to the mix!  I'm offering this fun session one day only with 4 time slots available. 

Saturday November 19th, 2022

9:00,   9:30,  10:00, 10:30a.m.

$175

15 minute session up to 4 people

5 high resolution digitals with option to purchase additional images. 

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Senior Sessions https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2022/8/senior-sessions This year I'm officially offering Senior Sessions for booking.  I have 2 packages to choose from.  A full sessions for $475 and a mini session for $275.  Click the contact tab above and lets get your session booked!

 

-Amanda

 

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Special Pricing https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2022/8/special-pricing Mia doubleMia double For newborn sessions booked for the months of August and September I'm offering 20% off on the sessions. Click on the contact tab at the top to get your session booked!

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Fall and Holiday Minis https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2022/8/fall-and-holiday-minis *** Update 9-05-2022 Fall minis and Holiday Minis are fully booked***

THANK YOU!!!

 

It's that time of the year again when everyone wants to get those family photos done before the holidays.  This year I'm holding them at two locations.  One in Crestview and the other at Lake Jackson in Florala, AL.  Sessions will be 20 minutes long and will include 10 high resolution digital images of your choosing with option to purchase additional digitals. Both session pricing is good for up to 6 people. An additional session would need to be purchased if you have a group larger than 6 people. The Holiday Minis will have a light Christmas decor theme in a wooded park in my neighborhood.  You can message me for more information on what the set up will look like.  Holiday Minis will have a rain out date for Saturday November 19th if needed. Lake Jackson will be on November 27th if needed as well. So please be sure to be available on those dates as well.  To book your session date and time you will need to pay half of your session fee as your non refundable retainer and you need to have your signed contract returned to me within 48 hours of your invoice being sent out.   If you would like to book your session or have any questions at all please send me a message.

I look forward to seeing you all this fall!

 

- Amanda

 

Additional Digitals

1- $20

5-$50

10-$90

20-$175

All-$250

 

 

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2022 Sessions https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2021/11/2022-sessions Hello! Hello everyone!

Well, it's that time of the year where clients old and new get to save on my sessions for the year of 2022.  This was a big hit last year and I'm so excited to see these sell out this year. 

Here are all of the session options I have available to purchase next year...

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To purchase your session please follow the link provided HERE. Select BUY on the image for the session you'd like to purchase and then enter your discount code when you check out. Gift certificates for your session will be mailed out by May 31st, 2022. 

Can't wait for your session!

 

-Amanda

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Fall mini sessions are now available for booking during October and November to insure all cards arrive in time for the holidays. The session pricing is good for nature trails, beach, open field locations within 30 miles of zip code 32539 (examples below), with the exception of Holland Farms in Milton during sunflower season.  You can message me for available times and dates. 

I look forward to seeing you all this fall!

-Amanda 

 

Package A - $200 

30 minute session

Up to 6 people*

10 High resolution digitals with print release

 

Package B - $235+tax

30 minute session

Up to 6 people*

10 High resolution digitals with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

 

 

Additional add-ons

1 High resolution digital- $20

5 High resolution digitals- $50

1 set of 25 Christmas cards- $45+ tax

 

 

***Groups larger than 6 people will need to purchase an additional package.*** 

 

$75 is required to hold your session date and time the remaining balance will be due 48 hours Prior to your session. 

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Thanksgiving special https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2020/11/thanksgiving-special It's that time of the year where I love to make sure clients old and new save on their 2021 sessions. 

Discounts are available for my...

Baby Club

Newborn

 

Newborn Mini

 

Milestone

 

1 year Cake Smash

Maternity Mini

 

 and my family sessions

To purchase your session please follow the link HERE.  Select BUY on the image for the session you'd like to purchase and then enter your discount code when you check out. Gift certificates for your session will be mailed out December 5th, 2020.  Can't wait for your session in 2021!

 

-Amanda

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Fall mini sessions are now available for booking for October and November to insure all prints and cards arrive in time for the holidays. The session pricing is good for nature trails, beach, open field locations within Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County.  You can message me for available times and dates. 

I look forward to seeing you all this fall!

-Amanda 

 

Package A - $175 +tax 

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

 

Package B - $195+tax

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

1 gift print package

Package includes

(2) 8x10s

(4) 5x7s

(4) 4x6s

 

Additional add-ons

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $50

1 set of 25 Christmas cards- $45

1 gift print package - $50

 

***Groups larger than 6 people will need to purchase an additional package.*** 

 

$75 is required to hold your session date and time the remaining balance will be due 48 hours Prior to your session. 

 

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Black Friday Sale https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2019/11/black-friday-sale Page 003Black FridayPage 003Black Friday

 

For Black Friday ALL session fees will be HALF OFF!!! PLUS you will receive 30% off on your digital or print product orders! Sessions are to take place in 2020 ONLY. You will receive a gift certificate for your purchase. Sales are final and cannot be redeemed for cash value. This sale will be running through December 1st.

 

To purchase your session just click on the contact tab above. 
 

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An Arm and a Leg https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2019/11/an-arm-and-a-leg Newborn costsNewborn costs

"Looking for a photographer who doesn't cost an arm and a leg."

Look, I love a good deal.  I do.  But when you're belittling someone who has invested so much in their craft, it's such a jab to hear those 12 words. I know what I'm about to say will go in one ear and out the other, but hear me out.  See these 4 images above? How much do you think it's costs your photographer to take those? Not what YOU paid for that session but what your photographer had to pay out of their pocket to give this image to you. You know, so you can cherish it for the rest of your life and your childs?

 

While you're thinking about that, here's a little run down for you... 

Tieback $20+

Outfit $50+

Bonnet/hats $20+

Props $100+

Wrap $15+

Blanket $35+

Backdrops $20+

Backdrop stand $100+

Clamps $10+

Light $300+

Light stand $50+

Umblella for light $45+

Camera $2,000+

lenses $1,000+

Computer $2,000+

Editing program $10+

 

$5,775+

 

Now, did you even come close to that number?  Not even close?
 

This total right here still doesn't include costs of websites, insurance, taxes, utilities, rent, advertisement, education (yes your photographer should still be taking proper training), etc. 

 

Like I said before I love a good deal but when you are hiring a professional of ANY sort you really need to think about all that goes in to what they are doing for you. And know this, your photographer is constanlty adding in newer gear, equipment,props, etc. to make sure you have even more choices for your session that will last a lifetime. 

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Selah https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2019/11/selah I don't typically blog about my sessions. It doesn't mean that I don't care about my sessions it's just that I'm a photographer and I'm not much of a writer (so you're going to need to forgive me on my writing here).  I love all of my sessions from newborns, to toddlers, to the whole familys dearly. With that beeing said I met this miracle two weks ago.  Wait, let me back track for a second.

At the end of August I received a message from a new mother inquiring about a newborn session.  She explained to me that her baby was currently in the NICU and was originally due mid October but arrived July 17th.  As a mother of 4 children my heart sank.  I could only imagine what this new mother is going through having her first child 3 months early.  But I knew that whatever she was going through this photo session is something she needs to look forward to.  

Fast forward a few weeks later to September 24th with a message of news that sweet Selah was going to be discharged in just a few days. Her mother and I started planning for the session getting ideas of what she wanted, only to find out that Selah just wasn't ready enough.  Again I could feel the sadness from the mother. I honestly didn't know what to say besides "I'm so sorry for you to be going through that".  So we waited a few more weeks.  This time little miss Selah was FINALLY ready to come home. 

On October 17th I was greeted with Selah, her Mother, her Grandmother, and Aunt in my little studio. Not only is this sweet miracle so amazing but so are these 3 wonderful women who are looking over her. Even though they were in my home, all 3 made me feel like I was a part of their family for the few hours I shot Selah's session.  I'm so thankful I was able to capture sweet Selah for her mom.  Now she will have this beautiful moment of Selah's life captured forever.

 

I also wanted to include a little summery of Selah's journey that her mother wrote...

 

"Selah was born July 17, 2019 at just 26 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 10 inches long. She spent three months in the NICU at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, FL. She received nonstop tests, exams, and scans. When we were told she would have 3rd degree brain bleeds, she had none. When we were told she would have retinopathy of prematurity which leads to blindness, she didn’t have it. When we were told she would most likely have to go home on oxygen, she’s breathing on her own. Before delivery when they told us the possibility of her having birth defects was very likely, she has all fingers and all toes. One perfect nose and 2 teeny little lips. Apart from the great news, there was also horrible times. At 3 days old she had to receive a blood transfusion because her platelets and white blood count was so low. She was put on life support 3 different times and had 2 separate surgeries before she even reached her 3 months of life. Her heart rate and oxygen would drop simultaneously during random times of the day for weeks since birth and nurses would have to rub her sternum and essentially bring her back to us. There were so many times her little body was trying to slip away but somewhere inside that little body was the will of a fighter. She is nothing short of a miracle who fought to see all the wonders of life."

-Fernanda

 

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Isn't she perfect? <3
 

 

 

 

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This year I wanted to do something fun for Christmas pictures where clients need not worry about the weather outside. We're getting to that time of the year where the panhandle can be pretty unpredictable and I thought this would be a fun way to still get in that holiday spirit indoors. So get those cute Christmas PJs ready and let's have some fun!

These sessions are ONLY available for Sunday November 22nd 2020 and I will only have 4 time slots available.  This helps ensure that your images, prints, and cards will be ready in time for the holidays. 

Due to the size and weight that can be on the bed I can only allow 4 people max on the bed. 

To book your session please message me on the contact tab at the top of the page. 

See you and your family soon!

-Amanda

 

Times available are...

9:00am

9:30am

10:00am 

10:30am 

 

 

Package A - $150 

10 minute session

Up to 4 people

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

 

Package B - $175+tax

10 minute session

Up to 4 people

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

 

 

 

Additional add-ons

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $50

1 set of 25 Christmas cards- $45

1 gift print package - $50

 Print Package includes

(2) 8x10s

(4) 5x7s

(4) 4x6s

 

 

 

 

$75 is required to hold your session date and time along with SIGNED CONTRACT. The remaining balance will be due 48 hours prior to your session. 

 

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2019 Fall Minis https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2019/8/2019-fall-minis  

It's that time again!  Time to start planning for the holidays and book those Fall Mini Sessions!  This year you all have spoken and let me know that you want those fields!  Yep!  Sunflower fields, cotton fields, and open fields and you've got it!  

These sessions are ONLY available for October and November.  This helps ensure that your images, prints, and cards will be ready in time for the holidays. 

Please note that clients are responsible for the admission to enter the premise of the cotton and sunflower fields.  This fee is not included in the session fee.  

Package A - $175 +tax 

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

 

Package B - $195+tax

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

1 gift print package

Package includes

(2) 8x10s

(4) 5x7s

(4) 4x6s

 

Additional add-ons

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $50

1 set of 25 Christmas cards- $45

1 gift print package - $50

 

*Do to limited time slots, groups larger than 6 people will need to purchase an additional package. 

 

$75 is required to hold your session date and time the remaining balance will be due 48 hours Prior to your session. 

 

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Mommy & Me Mini Sessions https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2019/2/mommy-me-minis mommyandme_IGposttemplate1_ohsnapmommyandme_IGposttemplate1_ohsnap

 A lot of my clients this year have been saying they are wanting to do Mommy and Me Minis this year and so with that I say, "YOU'VE GOT IT!"  I of course want to make sure my clients can get these shot and have their orders back to them in time for Mother's Day, so they have some amazing shots of them and their little ones to cherish.  This year I will dedicate March 30th & March 31st for these sessions at a park location and at the beach.  A $75 retainer is requested to hold your date and time for the session along with your signed contract.  Please be sure to let me know which package you would like.  You have the option to add on any additional items below while booking or after your session.  Packages are ONLY discounted for these mini sessions.  Since packages are heavily discounted (original value $378 & $488) no additional discounts can be applied. 

As a photographer, it's important that my clients will leave my session with something tangible afterwards, so this year I will be including a Luxe Vivid Metal with easel in each package.  See picture below. 

Don't worry folks, if you'd still like to include Dad(or partner) in the pictures and use this time for spring family photos you have the option to include Dad(or partner) for $25 more*.   If they join in during the session without being notified prior to the session no pictures will be released in a gallery until invoice is paid. 

 

Time and Dates are...

Saturday March 30th  at a Nature park

evening times available are 5:00(BOOKED), 5:30 (BOOKED), 6:00, & 6:30

 

Sunday March 31st at a beach location

evening times available are 5:00, 5:30, 6:00(BOOKED), & 6:30

 

 

Thank you all so much and I look forward to seeing you all this spring!

 

-Amanda

 

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Package A - $175+tax 

20 minute session

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

(1) 11x8 Luxe Vivid Metal with easel

 

 

Package B - $205+tax

20 minute session

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

(1) 11x8 Luxe Vivid Metal with easel

1 gift print package

Package includes**

(2) 8x10s

(4) 5x7s

(4) 4x6s

 

 

 

Additional add-ons

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $50

1 gift print package - $50

1-11x8 Luxe Vivid Metal with easel- $60

 

 

*Do to limited time slots, groups larger than 6 people will need to purchase an additional package. 

** prints do not need to be of the same image
 

 

 

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Special Pricing for 2019 https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2019/1/newborn-special-for-2019 For 2019 I would really like to make this the year of babies for Memories by Amanda Lee Photography, and to help me achieve that and to help you save on getting those special memories captured, I'm offering a special discount of 30% off on the session fee for the first 2 newborn sessions, milestone sessions, and 1st year sessions booked for each month of 2019.  So if you're expecting, your baby is reaching their 6 month milestone, or their first birthday, here is a great opportunity to save on your newborn session.  Just click on the contact tab above and let's get planning on you little one's session.

 

-Amanda

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Mark | Fort Walton Beach, FL Newborn Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2018/10/mark-fort-walton-beach-fl-newborn-photographer I had the pleasure of meeting sweet little Mark and his parents back in June when I was doing a model call.  I had been wanting to add some color to my portfolio since most of my work had been neutral for a while especially for the baby boys.  I was so glad that his Momma reached out.  They are the sweetest little family.  Being a first time parent is so hard but I think this Mom and Dad really are a wonderful team.   

Congratulations guys!

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Penelope | Mary Esther, FL Newborn Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2018/10/penelope-mary-esther-fl-newborn-photographer It's been a while since I've been able to work with a sweet newborn girl.  As a mother of 3 boys and one girl it's so much fun to get those moments when we get to play dress up with the girls right? Sweet Penelope was just that.  I had just bought this sweet sunflower tieback when Penelope's mother reached out to me.  She also informed me how her husband's first flowers that he bought her were sunflowers, so needless to say this set up was so meant to be.  

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I can't believe it's time to start thinking about booking those ever so popular fall portrait sessions.  Last years pricing was such a major hit with offering the two packages so I figured if it ain't broke don't fix it! lol So I'm not.  The pricing will remain the same and I will offer 4 locations to choose from.   The beach, Fort Pickens (clients will need to pay additional park fees)*** Update 10-14-2018  due to Hurricane Michael Fort Pickens sessions will now be done at Fort Barrancas located at Pensacola NAS***, Turkey Creek (shown in flier), and now Eden Gardens.  If wanting to include a family pet in your pictures I will also have another area available. 

 

Package A - $175 +tax 

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

 

Package B - $195+tax

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

1 gift print package

Package includes

(2) 8x10s

(4) 5x7s

(4) 4x6s

 

Additional add-ons

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $50

1 set of 25 Christmas cards- $45

1 gift print package - $50

 

*Do to limited time slots, groups larger than 6 people will need to purchase an additional package. 

 

As stated in the attached flier, I will only be booking 10 sessions (Now 13 with Eden Gardens added) for the months of October and November. To reserve your time and date a $50 retainer and signed contract is required.   If you have any questions or would like to book your session please go to the contact tab at the top of this page. 

Thank you and I look forward to working with you and your family this fall.

-Amanda

 

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Mini Session Giveaway! {Mary Esther, FL Photographer} https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2018/7/mini-session-giveaway 800 mini session Giveaway800 mini session Giveaway

*** Winner has been announced!  Congratulations Susan Coxwell!***

My Facebook page has reached it's first 800 likes and with that I would love to gift a free mini session for one lucky winner!

The mini session includes a 20 minute session held at a location within 25 miles of zip code 32569 (Mary Esther, FL).  You will also receive 5 free digitals to download along with a print release. The digitals are low resolution and can be printed up to 8x10. Session must take place during the month of September 2018.  The mini session cannot be transferred to another person. Session can have up to 6 people.

This offer can be used for a maternity, child, couples, or family session.  This offer cannot be used for a newborn or milestone sessions.

 

To enter you must...

1. Like Memories by Amanda Lee Photography page  here

2. Share the pinned post on my Facebook page.

PLEASE make sure your share is posted publicly so I can see it. 

It will not count if it's only shared with friends. 

3. Follow Memories by Amanda Lee Photography Instagram page here

4.  Leave a comment tagging 3 friends on this post on my Instagram page. 

5. Comment on this blog post below with which type of session you would love to win.

 You can also earn 1 extra entry point for each day you share publicly on Facebook.  Do not exceed more than one share daily.

 

Winner will be announced August 1st, 2018 so you have a chance to get in 21 entries by then! 

Best Wishes!!!

-Amanda

 

***This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram. ***

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) Crestview family Photographer crestview florida photographer Destin Family Photographer Florida Newborn Photographer fort walton beach florida Fort Walton Beach Newborn Photographer fort walton beach photographer Navarre Family Photographer navarre florida https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2018/7/mini-session-giveaway Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:44:04 GMT
Spring Mini Sessions https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2018/1/spring-mini-sessions Eden GardensEden Gardens

Eden Gardens State Park has always been a favorite location of mine.  It offers a variety of locations to have your session at.  And during the spring time the greenery is amazing!  So this spring I'm offering mini sessions there at a location of your choice within the park.  The options I have are the wooded nature path, under the oak trees, or by the Wesley House.  The sessions are only good for Saturday April 28th, 2018.  So a limited amount of sessions are available. Please contact me HERE to book your session time and location. 

 

Package A - $150+tax

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

 

 

Package B - $175+tax

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 gift print package

Package includes

(2) 8x10s

(4) 5x7s

(4) 4x6s

 

Additional add-ons

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $50

1 gift print package - $50

 

*Do to limited time slots, groups larger than 6 people will need to purchase an additional package. 

 

 To reserve your time and date a $35 non refundable retainer and signed contract is required.  

Thank you and I look forward to working with you and your family this spring!

-Amanda

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My Facebook page has almost reached it's first 700 likes and with that I would love to gift a free mini session for one lucky winner!

The mini session includes a 20 minute session held at a location within 25 miles of zip code 32569 (Mary Esther).  You will also receive 5 free digitals to download along with a print release. The digitals are low resolution and can be printed up to 8x10. Session must take place in 2018.  The session will expire December 31st, 2018. The mini session cannot be transferred to another person. Session can have up to 6 people.

This offer can be used for a maternity, child, senior, couples, or family session.  This offer cannot be used for a newborn or milestone sessions.

 

To enter you must...

1. Like Memories by Amanda Lee Photography page here 

2. Follow Memories by Amanda Lee Photography Instagram page here

3. Comment on this blog post below with which type of session you would love to win.

4. Share the pinned post on my Facebook page.

PLEASE make sure your share is posted publicly so I can see it. 

It will not count if it's only shared with friends. 

5. You can earn 1 extra entry point for each day you share publicly on Facebook.  Do not exceed more than one share daily.

 

Winner will be announced within 24 hours when my page reaches 700 likes. 

Best Wishes!!!

-Amanda

 

*** Winner of the mini session is Jen Gallaher.  Winner of the Organic Boom mini frame is Cristen Walker Weaver. And the winner of 20% off on a season for 2018 is Chelsea Twichell. Congrats everyone!!!!***

 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) child photgrapher destin destin florida emerald coast emerald coast photographer family photographer family portraits fort walton beach florida fort walton beach photographer gulf coast photographer mary esther photographer navarre florida newborn photographer northwest florida photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/12/mini-session-giveaway Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:46:31 GMT
Frame Sale https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/12/frame-sale Since so many clients ordered prints this fall season, I thought it was only fitting to offer a special on frames for you to showcase those prints.  So starting now until December 31st, 2017 all frames are 20% off. For sizes and pricing please contact me here

 

Enjoy!

 

-Amanda

 

 

(frame pictured below is June in Slate Sky)

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Black Friday Sale! https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/11/black-friday-sale This black Friday through Monday November 27th, 2018 I am offering huge discounts on my session fee, including 10 digitals in each session and on top of that I'm offering a Buy One Get One dealWith every purchase you will receive the same session to gift to one other individual.  The session MUST be the same as the original purchased.  Once the gifted session has been given it CANNOT be transferred to anyone else.  All Black Friday sessions are to be used for 2018 only. Newborns must be born in 2018. You will receive a gift certificate for your purchase with the expiration date for December 31st, 2018 on it. No refunds can be given once the session has been purchased or if it is not used. 

The discounted sessions I am offering are...

 

Newborn

 

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Milestones for 6 months or 1 year/cake smash

 

Milestone SessionsMilestone Sessions

 

Baby Club 

This includes newborn, 6 months & 1 year/cake smash

 

Baby Cub SessionsBaby Cub Sessions

 

And last but certainly not least the ever so popular family session

 

Family SessionFamily Session

So now is the time to save AND give!  Who will you be gifting a session too?

 

To purchase simply go to the top of this page where it says "PURCHASE A SESSION" or follow this link http://memoriesbyamandaleephotography.zenfolio.com/blackfriday

 

Enjoy!

-Amanda

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) black friday child photgrapher emerald coast photographer family photographer family portraits fort walton beach photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/11/black-friday-sale Sat, 25 Nov 2017 20:50:40 GMT
Children Christmas Minis | Emerald Coast Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/10/christmas-minis-emerald-coast-photographer  

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Before the season is over with I wanted to include a little Christmas set up for the little ones cause let's face it, sometimes it's hard for us grown ups to get in front of the camera.  I am so guilty of this.  So for those of you shying away from the camera this year but still wish to get a few adorable pictures of your little ones here is your chance!  I will be holding 2 dates for these and will have these ready and delivered before Christmas is here.

As always a signed contract and $35 non refundable retainer is required to reserve your session time and date.    Please contact me for available time slots.   

 

Session Dates are as followed...

Saturday November 18th, 2017. This session will have a studio style set up.  Due to limited space these sessions cannot have more than 2 children ages between newborn to 5 years old.

Sunday November 19th, 2017. This session will be set up outside and can accommodate up to 3 children up to age 7. 

 

 

Package A - $100+tax 

15 minute session

3 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 mini print package

 

 

Package B - $150+tax

15 minute session

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

1 mini print package

 

Print package includes

(1) 8x10

(2) 5x7s

(2)4x6s

 

Additional add-ons

3 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $30

1 set of 25 Christmas cards- $45

1 mini print package - $25

 

 

 

If you have any questions or would like to book your session please go to the contact tab at the top of this page. 

Thank you and I look forward to working with you and your family this holiday season.

-Amanda

 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) child photgrapher christmas minis emerald coast emerald coast photographer family photographer holiday pictures hot cocoa minis https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/10/christmas-minis-emerald-coast-photographer Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:20:41 GMT
Mila's Sitter Session https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/10/milas-sitter-session I had the pleasure of capturing sweet Mila's newborn portraits at the beginning of the year. It's amazing how much babies change in such a short amount of time. Miss Mila already has a couple teeth, can crawl, wave bye-bye and cruise along furniture.   In one more blink of an eye her first birthday will be here before we know it!  

 

I'm so thankful her Mother brought her to me again to capture this milestone.  She is truly a living doll.  Cannot wait to see her grow up more in front of my camera. 

Here are a couple from her newborn session and the more recent session. 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) family photographer destin florida fort walton beach florida fort walton beach photographer gulf coast photographer mary esther photographer navarre florida newborn photographer newborns northwest florida photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/10/milas-sitter-session Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:51:51 GMT
Fall Portrait Sessions https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/8/fall-portrait-sessions  

I can't believe it's time to start thinking about booking those ever so popular fall portrait sessions.  This year I decided to change things up just a little.  After hearing great feedback from clients I thought it would be nice to offer my clients 2 pricing packages with options to add on.  Here is what each package offers. 

 

Package A - $175 +tax 

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

 

Package B - $195+tax

20 minute session

Up to 6 people*

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches with print release

1 set of 25 Christmas cards

1 gift print package

Package includes

(2) 8x10s

(4) 5x7s

(4) 4x6s

 

Additional add-ons

5 digitals printable up to 8x10 inches- $50

1 set of 25 Christmas cards- $45

1 gift print package - $50

 

*Do to limited time slots, groups larger than 6 people will need to purchase an additional package. 

 

As stated in the attached flier, I will only be booking 10 sessions for the months of October and November. To reserve your time and date a $35 retainer and signed contract is required.   If you have any questions or would like to book your session please go to the contact tab at the top of this page. 

Thank you and I look forward to working with you and your family this fall.

-Amanda

 

 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) christmas portraits destin emerald coast photographer fall portraits family photography family portraits fort walton beach fl north west florida photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2017/8/fall-portrait-sessions Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:24:49 GMT
The Nagelhouts https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2016/6/the-nagelhouts It's been a really long time since I've posted an actual blog.  Being that today is Father's Day I only thought it fitting to share this story, especially since today is this father's first Father's Day, sadly he is TDY at the moment but I know he will be returning soon.

The Nagelhout's are my newish neighbors.  I wasn't sure what to make of these newlyweds who moved to the neighborhood.  But after a few block parties, a snake killing, and neighborhood watches, they are pretty awesome neighbors.

Last fall I received the exciting news that Kristen was expecting.  She then asked me if I'd be willing to capture their gender reveal.  Uuuh, heck yeah I was!  So we started throwing around ideas on what we were going to do.  It needed to be different, fun, and not too terribly messy. So we decided on using the compound bow and a balloon filled with paint.  The stress came on a tad because there was no room for mistakes when capturing this special moment.  The day came when they had the ultrasound.  It was sealed in an envelope for only my eyes to see first.  Intense right?  Then I got to fill the black balloon with either blue or pink paint.  The rest is history... 

Here is their story captured by me.

 

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Welcome to the world Jase Edward Nagelhout.  It's been a blessing capturing your journey into this world.  <3 -Amanda

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) Destin Emerald Coast Photographer Family Portraits Family photography Fort Walton Fort Walton Beach, FL Maternity photography Pensacola gender reveal maternity newborn newborn photography https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2016/6/the-nagelhouts Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:40:11 GMT
The Castellanos Family | Fort Walton Beach, FL https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/10/the-castellanos-family-fort-walton-beach-fl I love meeting new clients!  I had the pleasure of meeting Aaron and Sheena along with their beautiful, fun, sweet and hilarious family, while they were vacationing in Destin, FL this summer.   The weather was giving us some trouble during their trip but we lucked out just long enough to not get rained on.  I was so glad because I had a great time getting to know this family.  Each of the kids were so much fun.  The 2 oldest boys had a competition as to who was the coolest.  Not going to say who won ;)  I'll let you all be the judge.  The sweet little girl Luna who enjoyed loving on her Momma.  And then there was their cutie pie baby boy.  His expressions were priceless and he was so amazingly chill for the hour and a half I worked with this family.  We had a blast if you couldn't tell ;)  and I'm hoping this family takes another trip back down here cause they were simply amazing.
 


 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) Fort Walton Beach, FL Photographer beach portraits family portraits fun portraits https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/10/the-castellanos-family-fort-walton-beach-fl Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:36:52 GMT
Taylor Family | Navarre Beach, FL Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/7/taylor-family-navarre-beach-fl-photographer I have had a few last minute sessions as of late and I must say I am so thankful for them.  They have been some of my favorite sessions.  Very laid back, fun and full of sweet memories captured.  The Taylor family was definitely one of them. 
 

The Taylor's were visiting from Oklahoma and wanted to get a few family pictures captured while visiting.  Can you blame them?  I mean, the beaches here are pretty amazing.  Anyways, their whole family was together and the weather was beautiful.  We did them as the sun was coming up too.  Not to many people realize that that's a great time for photos as well.  Yes you have to wake up early but it's cooler and the water is usually pretty calm. To me it's a great way to start the day.
 

Any who, I had a great time getting to know this family.  They were so sweet, fun and up for anything!  It was a pleasure meeting them and hopefully I get to see them all again on their next visit! Enjoy!
 


 


 


 


 


 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/7/taylor-family-navarre-beach-fl-photographer Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:37:39 GMT
Jeremy's Homecoming https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/7/jeremys-homecoming Bless this couple.  Lisa had messaged me the day of the last homecoming I had done. Her husband was supposed to arrive that day but there were hiccups in his return and his arrival was being delayed for a couple days.  Well, after bad weather, engine problems, my kid saying he was sick, finding someone to watch my children, changes in return times, and finding the plane, Jeremy was FINALLY home.  Safe and sound and greeted by his beautiful wife.   It was a bittersweet moment.  They were finally together.  Welcome home Jeremy, and thank you for your services.
 


 


 

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Ryan's Homecoming https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/7/ryans-homecoming Military homecomings can be challenging and hard to plan for.  You're basically on call. And as a mother of 3 and having a busy schedule it can be challenging to do these.  But amazingly this homecoming with less than 24 hour notice worked out. 
 

This was their first deployment and I can see how nervous and excited this wife was.  She was new to the area and far from friends and family.  She just wanted her husband home.  They were about to celebrate their first anniversary together in 2 days.  That young and new love just screamed when they saw each other.   It made me tear up.  It made my heart happy.  She had her husband home and he was on US soil.  What could be better? 
 

I asked her afterwards how she felt seeing him and she couldn't have said it more perfectly, "complete."  These two were finally complete.
 

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Opal Beach, FL | Lifestyle Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/opal-beach-fl-lifestyle-photographer Hi everyone, I wanted to take a second to give you a glimpse into my personal life.  This was from an evening I spent with my children back in May.  They are my daily reminder that life is precious.  That life can slip by in the blink of an eye.  They remind me to take a minute to sit back and take it all in.  We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and before you know it it's gone. 
 

Now I hear from people "you need to spend more time living in the moment and not capturing it so much."  Well, I have to disagree.  I actually do get to enjoy the time with my children whether it's behind the camera or with them.  But do you think my daughter will remember this day?  Nope.  My boys will probably forget this moment as well.  Tell me, how many of you remember all of those special moments when you were 2 or 8 or 10?  Yep, our memory fails us a lot.  Not Always but it does from time to time. So I enjoy capturing those moments with my children.  And we love to look back at those pictures I've captured as well.  I hear them say over and over "Oh I don't remember doing that!"  And to me that's pretty cool.  They get to relive those moments and feel like they are back in that moment again.  And most of all my children will know how much I loved and cherished these moments as well.
 

Any who, I hope you enjoy this special time in my life.  I know I do.
 


 


 

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Baby Jonah's Newborn Session | Fort Walton Beach, FL Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/baby-jonahs-newborn-session-fort-walton-beach-fl-photographer Oh sweet Jonah.  You were such a sweetheart like your sister when I did her newborn pictures 2 years ago. 
 

Ladies and gentlemen this is the reason why I do what I do.  Being a photographer has allowed me to capture special moments and it also allows me to become good friends with the families as well.  Building these relationships to me has been a blessing.  It's an honor.  Knowing these people trust me to capture these moments that they will never get back is the biggest complement I could ever accept and I do not take it for granted.  Thank you to the Ji family for trusting in me to capture these moments for you.  Jonah is simply perfect. <3 <3 <3
 


 


 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/baby-jonahs-newborn-session-fort-walton-beach-fl-photographer Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:48:28 GMT
Sweet Baby Oliver's Newborn Session | Fort Walton Beach Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/sweet-baby-olivers-newborn-session-fort-walton-beach-photographer Oh Oliver, I should have known you were going to make me work hard for your session.  Or shall I say sessions. lol
 

I've worked with Oliver's family a few times prior and have become really good friends with them over the last couple years.  The family had a hard time during those years but were very blessed when they received the news that Oliver's mother was expecting.  When I received the news I broke out in tears.  It was a VERY special announcement and not many people were going to know for a little while.  You see, Oliver is a rainbow baby.  And for those of you who are not familiar with that term I found this great quote to help explain.
 

"Rainbow babies is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm.  When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath.  What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope" 
 

-Dave Ramsey 
 

Now on top of all of that Oliver made sure that his Momma was uncomfortable pretty much the whole pregnancy.  I felt so bad seeing her so uncomfortable.  But I could somewhat relate since my last pregnancy was a very nauseous one followed with LOTS of heartburn, swollen feet and ankles.  But at the end of it we are blessed with one (sometimes multiple) special being(s) that we created.   So to meet this little guy after everything his Momma and his family went through was bittersweet. 
 

So during his session little Oliver here didn't want to sleep much.  Yes, I know he is sleeping in the pictures but that was from (2) 4 hour sessions.  And 2 months later this boys is still not sleeping much lol. It happens.  But I was so thankful be to able to capture this sweet little one at the very beginning of his life.  I cannot wait to see him grow up, but hopefully not too fast. ;) -Amanda
 


 


 


 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/sweet-baby-olivers-newborn-session-fort-walton-beach-photographer Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:41:21 GMT
Why Quality Matters https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/why-quality-matters I had been torn about posting this for a while. Over the years I have changed the way I have done things with my business.  I had started from "shooting and burning" to doing a LOT of research and creating great print packages offered through myself and the professional labs I work with. Over these years I have printed my pictures with just about everything out there from your one hour photo labs (that I myself used to work at many years ago), to online labs, to the professional labs I currently use.  Well here is my one and ONLY reason for why I use my professional labs.  You ready?  It's QUALITY.

I work long hours editing my client's sessions.  That means I comb through their images and will make sure the coloring is spot on and imperfections are cleaned up and so on and so forth.  So why would it be OK for my clients to print their portraits at the labs who really don't care what I do?  Now when my clients order through me they are getting my stamp of approval on what my labs print.  I will know that my client's along with their friends and family members are all seeing my true work.  

I've tried explaining this to people before and I guess it comes down to this.  Maybe seeing is believing.  I hope, heck I PRAY that everyone can see the difference between my original edited image and what a one hour lab did to my hard work.

 

Now I get there will always be those who want things well, cheaper.  That's fine, there are plenty of photographers out there willing to be that for you.  But my goal with my business is to be that person who will always offer you the best portraits I can give along with the best quality products and prints that will last a life time.   -Amanda
 

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Frede Family Session | Fort Walton Beach Photographer. https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/frede-family-session I know I've said this before but I LOVE when clients come back!  This time I got to capture the whole family. The first time I met this family was to take the little boy's newborn photos last year.  He was such a sweet baby and slept the whole time.  He's still a sweet baby but loves his Momma so much it was hard to get him by himself.  None the less I had a great time working with this family. They were fun, sweet and a pleasure to work as always.
 


 

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Joyner {Father-Daughter Session} https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/joyner-father-daughter-session So I was asked if I could do a father-daughter session back in April and I was super excited over this.  This father and daughter really touched my heart.  As a family they had been through so much together over the years.  To see the love and the amazing bond they have for one another is simply amazing. 
 

I was talking to the father while we were walking to different locations and he was telling me how doing these pictures were important. They were important because we are never guaranteed tomorrow.   And if tomorrow doesn't come for him what does she have to look back at. 
 

This really hit me.  As much as I dislike being in front of the camera myself how will my own children look back at special memories of me?  As much as we love looking at pictures of our own children, they in return need the same of us.  And I forget that too often.  As someone who has lost their own father at the age of 7 years old pictures are all I have of him.  I cannot remember his voice.  I cannot remember his mannerism.  And I have very little memories of us together.  I cherish those few pictures of him because he is a part of me.  My children are a part of him as well. 
 

I'm sorry if this blog comes off a little sad but I think we all need to remind ourselves (when we try to talk ourselves out of being in front of the camera) that these are for our children and our children's children, not for us.
 

So on that note, here is this amazing bond between father and daughter that I am so thankful to have been apart of.  -Amanda
 


 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/joyner-father-daughter-session Fri, 19 Jun 2015 01:46:06 GMT
Beaty {Maternity) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/beaty-maternity Meet the wonderful Beaty family.   I've worked with this family before and had an amazing time with them all out in the cotton fields.  But a little after a year the family had expanded in a great way.  They were getting a little boy this time around.  I was so thankful to share this special moment with this family.  Everyone of them (and myself) have been excited about the news of baby Oliver's arrival.  ESPECIALLY Daddy.  Yep, no more princesses and dresses.  Ok so that's not REALLY going away just yet BUT it's time for super hero fun now! Can't say I don't blame him.  Boys are pretty fun.  Congrats Beaty family!
 


 


 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/beaty-maternity Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:32:16 GMT
Heather and Erik {Maternity} https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/heather-and-erik-maternity So let me start off with the obvious, I am way over due on blogging this session and well... many others.  Where has this year gone already!?!?!? I mean this lovely couple have already had their adorable baby boy Brody and not only THAT he's 4 months old now!  So enough about my blogging shortcomings! Hahaha
 


 

Heather and Erik are so freaking adorable together!  I've known Heather for several years now and I think it was safe to say EVERYONE was excited for the news that Heather was expecting.  This woman is super active and yes she can even tell you she was still surfing almost right up to the point to when these pictures were taken!  And Erik, talk about a proud father-to-be!  These two are two amazing parents. Much love to you both and little Brody!
 


 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/6/heather-and-erik-maternity Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:14:32 GMT
Summer Sessions https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/3/summer-sessions After looking over my appointment book for the next couple months I noticed April and May are down to just a handful of available dates.  So if you are thinking you might want to book I have to strongly encourage you to book very soon.  If you have any questions please feel free to call or message me.

-Amanda

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Allison & James Engagement Session | Fort Walton Beach, FL Photographer https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/2/allison-james-engagement-session-fort-walton-beach-fl-photographer So I met this adorable couple back in November when they wanted to book an engagement/save the date session.  We had a great time talking over some coffee when planning their session.  It was sweet listening about their life together and how perfect they are for each other.  They're fun, outgoing, love the outdoors and have a great sense of adventure to them.  Definitely my kind of people!    So here's to Allison and James, may you two have a wonderfully long and adventurous life together.
 

 


 


 

Photo credits to Kristen Beaty.
 

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(Memories by Amanda Lee Photography) https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2015/2/allison-james-engagement-session-fort-walton-beach-fl-photographer Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:03:14 GMT
Homecoming https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2014/10/homecoming   So last Saturday I had the pleasure of capturing some homecoming pictures for some pretty great teenagers.  One of whom I've known since she was 2 years old.   They were a great group of young adults to work with and were very well behaved.  It's hard to believe in just a few short years they will be off conquering the world.  But I think they will be amazing! 

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Hi and Welcome! https://www.memoriesbyamandalee.com/blog/2014/8/hi-and-welcome Hi everybody!  Welcome to my new page!  Still working on some kinks here and there so please bear with me. 

 

This page is were I will be doing everything hopefully for a few years.  Posting my portfolio, galleries, specials and orders.  All in one spot now! Woo hoo! :)

 

As of right now I do have two specials going on so be sure to contact me if you'd like to book a session! 

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