Thursday, July 29, 2010

busy, busy, busy

For those of you who don't follow me on facebook, which, by the way you can check out here, I wanted to post a few of my favorites from the past month. I have been so so busy and have been neglecting this blog as I keep up with everything else! If you have any questions on booking a session, pricing, availability, ect. please email me @ photosbymandy@gmail.com. I am honestly having a blast doing what I LOVE and am so so blessed!
So, without further ado, a few of my favorites (there were a TON to sort through!)

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Monday, July 5, 2010

baby 'j' - 9 days old

I am not going to say too much about this session, other than that it was my favorite newborn session to date. Baby 'J's parents brought him over to my place for a session which is a first for me (and I am so glad that they did, I can't wait to have a studio!).
He was a model baby and let me do pretty much whatever I wanted with him. He was awake for most of the session (I am pretty sure that that was my fault since I had forgotten to turn the air off and the poor guy was chilled!).

I am going to let the images speak for themselves...I am so excited about them and can't wait to meet some more fresh little faces!

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and my absolute favorite shot from the session, in his daddy's hands..
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a day at the beach...

I apologize in advance for the overload of images in this post, but I really couldn't help myself! This family was so fun, and the location we were in was gorgeous, just says 'Minnesota' to me!
This family is close to my heart (their mom and grandma is a fellow teacher and friend of mine) and I was honored that I was able to capture some moments for them! The last time that we met it was freezing cold and had just snowed the night before so this was a definite change for the better!
Thanks so, so much 'H' family! I had a great time!
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and here are even more images on a video, LOVE this!

playing + laughing + running (w/ a few pictues in between!)

A couple of weeks ago, I met little 'N' at his house (which oddly enough is two doors down from my grandma in Lake Park, MN..small world!). He was a busy little one year old and showed me around his yard and home. We had a lot of fun playing in the summer sunshine, and I managed to capture some fun shots between our playtime. This is by far my favorite part of what I do, playing with kids and trying to capture their true selves. I love when I connect with the child(ren) I am taking photos of, makes for some great pictures and one happy photographer!
Thanks again 'A' family, hope you enjoy your sneak peek, it was nice to meet you!
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Friday, July 2, 2010

fun in the summer sun...CONTEST!

After sorting through what seemed like mountains of photos from the past month, I decided that I needed to share a few of my favorites and also get some people to check out the blog! Here's the scoop, check out the following adorable pictures below and vote on 1 favorite. You may vote once a day (contest will go through July 5). The winner will receive a 16x20 print from their session courtesy of photography by mandy! I love, love big prints!
So, on your mark, get set, and GO VOTE!
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Whew, that was a lot of images! Thanks for voting! Remember to vote on facebook too!