Thursday, August 16, 2012

laguna beach: toes in the sand

laguna beach: toes in the sand

i was able to escape some of the scorching heat and head into laguna beach for a shoot this week.
felt incredible to be by the water. and was so much fun chasing these 2 around.
their mother is a genius for scheduling photos at the end of summer. she's ahead of the game for holiday cards and is comforted knowing she won't stress about it as the chaos of the school year begins around her. 
here's just a little sneak peek of just some cute toes :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

hale family: just like family

hale family: just like family

this family has a special place in my heart.  
they are friends with my little brother and sister in-law. 

mike is a marine stationed at 29 palms. he and his wife met my brother and sister in law when they were all living in idaho and have been friends ever since.  i will always appreciate how they "took care" of my family when they lived away from us.  now that mike and chelsey are stationed here in california, we are able to return the favor.  

hale family, i have enjoyed our holidays and summer fun adventures with you cheers to many, many more!!
xoxo amanda
ps - chelsey, did you happen to notice how many pics that darn cat was in? he was everywhere. it was like "where's waldo?"!!  ;)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

special projects: head shots -kelsey's edgy look

my friend and i often joke that a blog is like having another baby. it takes attention and nurturing; a lot of time.  something i have been short on a lot lately.  unfortunately my baby blog has been neglected.  so with the start of the school year and since both of my littles will be in class, i have made myself a promise.  a promise to give my blog more tender, loving care. even if it's to do a quick post here and there. but i want to share what i have been up to. because believe it or not, i have been up to a lot.  therefore my blog has been nearly abandoned.  i am back.  with a renewed sense of blogging.  cheers to being inundated by amanda jane!

special project: head shot - kelsey's edgy look

i had the distinct pleasure of working with this young lady a few months back. she came to me in need of some new head shots.  she wanted several different looks. this was kelsy's "edgy look."   isn't she edgy
my stylist, jess led us to an abandoned warehouse where we brushed the dust aside and got to shooting.  see for yourself. would you hire her to model?  i sure would.  i intend to. 
 i hope to work with kelsey again in the very near future. 

a huge shout out to jessica fredrick with styles by jess for the hair and make up you see here. love you girl; love our adventures!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sail Away....

Sail Away:  Veronica & Mario

Can't stop thinking about these two.  They chose to sail away on a cruise with their family and closest friends.  They were married at sea this weekend and will spend the rest of their time enjoying the vacation. I love that idea!!

I was fortunate enough to meet Veronica and Mario through my sister in law. And I'm so lucky that I did. These two are adorable and I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. They laughed and giggled our entire session.  It was cute.  It was freezing that morning with a light mist falling . And look at Veronica; such a good sport in her cute little white sundress. Mario always made sure she was "ok" and warm enough.  ;)

Mario shared the story of his proposal.  He described how nervous he was and how important it was that things went perfectly.  
Well Mario, we didn't see any deer during your engagement session. But we had a lot of fun and captured some great memories for you!

By now, they are officially Mr. & Mrs.  I am so happy for them.  Congratulations, you two!! Hope you are having a wonderful time sailing away this week.  
xox, amanda jane

Monday, April 16, 2012

in love....

... with this dress.  this field.   this sunlight.
it made me want to get married all over again.  right here. 

this is what i'm working on today.  and i can't take my eyes off these images.
i am mesmerized.  i am in love.

these incredible images would not have been possible without the magic of a few helpers:
jessica frederick - styles by jess - is responsible for the beautiful hair & make up
jaime stephens - elyse reuben couture gowns - is the creativegenius behind the beautiful dress
kelsey - the beautiful face wearing all of the above
had a fantastic afternoon with all of you and i look forward to posting more from our adventure together!
xo, aj

Thursday, April 12, 2012

a super cute little person: this cash money

the house is quiet. i'm up editing tonight and looking back at pictures of a special little man: cash.  i call him cash money. 
his mom and i got together to photograph his 6 month mark in this big world and i fell in love with him all over again looking over his images this evening.  
i know you will too when you see his cute mug in these pics.

here he is, folks.

i am mesmerized by him.

<3 breaker, for sure!

this was just before he tumbled over into the grass.  did he cry? nope. he's a stud.

ok, now he's crying. he was over it. done. and he needed some love from mama. 
jess, thank you for letting me photograph your little man. i could just eat him up.  he is such a joy to be around; such a good, mellow baby.  another joy i get is hanging out with you and i am laughing as i think about some of the crazy adventures we have had together lately.  
i love it all. thank you for your friendship and for everything. cheers to many more crazy adventures together!
cash, love ya kid!  i'd take you any day and twice on sunday.  
xoxo, aj

Friday, March 2, 2012

sweet engagement shoot: justin and jessica

justin and jessica are getting married!  and i am thrilled and so deeply honored that they asked me to be a part of it!
we scheduled their engagement shoot for a gorgeous afternoon at crystal cove state beach in the historic district.  i love what we captured and am excited for their special day!

justin and jessica's wedding is this summer.  justin is a friend of mine whom i met through work.  he is sweet and good and strong.  justin has been a big supporter of amanda jane photography since the very beginning and as soon as he proposed to jessica, he contacted me about pictures.  this touched me deeply.  i am very proud to have the distinct pleasure of photographing their wedding.
their event represents a huge marker in the growth of amanda jane photography. 
  justin and jessica will be one of my first weddings .  this fact is scary and exciting me to me all at the same time.  a whole new chapter.  i am up for the challenge and get giddy thinking about it.

this family becomes a party of 3

this turquoise make her hair and skin look radiant

do you remember young love? remember how fresh and new it all is.  how exciting it is with butterflies in  your stomach?  i do.  these two made me remember that all over again.  justin and jessica, i loved our time together.  cheers to you and i look forward to watching you all become mr. & mrs.  congratulations!! and thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  thank you for believing in me and amanda jane. <3