November 12th, 2014
Yesterday you caught a glimpse of some of my older work, and I really hope you can see improvement with these photos. I have learned so much about photography over the course of the last two years, and especially in the last three months since I started teaching high school students. Here are the last four “best of” families from our time in Amarillo.
The Carr Family (2012)- Ryan worked with the Carrs’ (Mr. Coach, in the red, and Mrs. Coach, in the green) for two years at River Road. We both truly believe that this was the best first job Ryan could have asked for in the education field. We look up to this family so much and are truly happy to be back on the same side of the state as them.
The Salitore Family (2014)- I told you there would be more of this family today!
The Norman Family (2012)- This is another family that took us in as their own. Ryan became the head baseball coach at River Road during his first year teaching, and this family embraced us with open arms. Ryan taught/coached their older son for three years and their younger son for two. Kale is now attending Baylor and came to visit us a few weekends ago. We are so very proud of both of these boys and what they have accomplished in the last three years.
The Muse Family (2012)- This family is near and dear to my heart as they are my in-laws. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a shutter remote and a tripod. We will have to take new pictures this year, as we now have an adorable niece to add to the mix.
Tomorrow I am hoping to get up a few of my favorite children shots. Thanks for checking out our blog!
November 11th, 2014
Shooting families is such a unique experience for me. I am an only child, so it was always my mom, dad and I growing up. No crazy sibling fights, no brotherly love, no juggling the kids sports schedules to make sure everyone got to where they needed to be on time. Most of the time, our lives were pretty quiet and well organized. My schedule was simple… school, gymnastics, eat, homework, sleep, repeat. So when it comes to shooting families, I love to see the different dynamics that are involved. Scheduling is always the hardest thing to do. Between mom and dad’s work schedules and the kids extra-curricular activities, finding that one weekend with two hours set aside to get dressed up and be bossed around by the photographer isn’t always easy. But when all the stars align, I love to see the smiles on the faces of moms and dads when they finally have that family portrait they have wanted for years.
Ok, that’s a lot of talking and not enough pictures. Here is Part 1 of my favorite family pictures from Amarillo.
The Coffmans (2012)- Coach Coffman is one of my husband’s best friends and those two boys are just too cute to handle. Can’t wait to meet up with them again this weekend for their 2014 family pictures!
The Waters (2013)- One of our favorite Amarillo families. Ryan taught their son and I taught their daughter, and we built a relationship with their family that will never be forgotten.
The Salitore Family (2012)- The first of many shoots with this family. Momma Salitore coached with Ryan while we were in Amarillo and you will see them again tomorrow as a family of four!
The Poyner Family (2012)- Savannah (the daughter) and I became fast friends when I started teaching even though she wasn’t fond of me before that. She is my soul sister, best friend and photography muse all in one. This family took us in as their own and loved us unconditionally while we were in Amarillo. You will see Savannah pop up all over this blog, and I definitely owe this family a new family shoot. This was my first shoot ever and I have definitely learned and improved in the last two years.
June 5th, 2013
I did this session over Thanksgiving break of last year, and those two cute little kids, yah, those are my cousins (really, they are my cousin’s kids, or second cousins… but family trees confuse me)! I loved this session because the leaves were turning a gorgeous gold and working with family is just so easy and natural.
Love this next picture… I think it is one of everyone’s favorites! Such a peaceful little soul
Thank you guys for asking me to do your family pictures… I’m so glad we could get both sides together to capture this special time in your lives as your family is growing!
June 5th, 2013
My parents started riding motorcycles a little over two years ago, and when they swung through town with the bike on their way to vacation, I couldn’t resist the urge to take them out to the middle of no where for a photo session. This was a super fun session, not only because they are my parents, but because the love they have for each other and for this hobby they share together is so inspiring!
June 2nd, 2013
It’s only natural that a girl who grew up with a camera in her face would one day love the fact that life’s most important and memorable moments can be captured with the click of a button! I have been around photography and videography my entire life (thanks dad!) and became quite obsessed with it in middle school. Throughout high school I was a photographer for the yearbook staff and continued to play around with perfecting my art in college. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to take my love of photography one step further and turn it into a business.
I’m so happy that you are here visiting my little slice of this big wide web! I hope you enjoy what you see and sometimes you may get a peek inside this wonderful life of mine with my hubby and our four-legged son, Bronx (the beagle). While I know that we should get some new family photos done, it just doesn’t feel right without our angel, Torre, here with us. Anyways, welcome! We are so glad you’re here!
>>> Photos taken by Amanda of Nizhoni Pet Photography <<<