Before & After Edits of Beach Photos | Oklahoma City Photographer Feb 2017

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I took these photos last May when we visited North Padre Island in Texas.  We took a quick family trip down there for Memorial Day weekend.  It was perfect.  Both of these photos were taken the evening we arrived.  We took a walk down to the beach right around sunset.  We didn’t get to stay long, but that didn’t stop the kiddos from having a great time in the sand!

I haven’t been using Photoshop for long.  Maybe three years now.  In the beginning I only did very basic edits, but I wanted to learn more so I would watch youtube video after youtube video, I bought several Break Outs from Clickin Moms, I searched the internet for anyone giving any advice, photoshop or photography related, I read every article I could.  You name it, I did it all.  Some days I thought I was really making progress and the next I just wanted to give up.  I eventually started using actions from CoffeeShop Blog.  They are all free so if you are just starting out, this is a great place for you!  After using their actions for a while, I decided to make my own and I used those for several months.  For a little over a year now I have hand edited all of my photos in Camera Raw.  I’m still not where I want to be, but I am much closer than I was this time last year.  I think my problem is there are so many different looks that I love and I have a hard time picking just one.  GASP!  Every article I read says you must have one look and stick with it.  I get it, I really do.  It’s just hard.  LOL.  At the beginning of the year, I broke down and bought the Innocence Collection from Greater Than Gatsby.  Honestly, the only reason I bought the collection was because it was on sale.  It popped up on my Facebook newsfeed and I was like “sure, I’ll buy that”.  I have played around with them quite a bit and I really do like a lot of them.  I still edit my client work by hand, but I have been using the GTG for a good deal of my personal photos lately.

So for the two photos below I used Savory Film, Moody, Sand and Water Brushes, and Contrast Classic.  I also added in the pink and blues for the sky.

before and after edits of children playing in the sand at the beach oklahoma city photographerbefore and after edits of little boy walking in the sand at the beach oklahoma city photographer

I know the photos aren’t perfect.  I wish I would have angled a little different so their heads didn’t cut through the horizon, but that’s ok.  I look at the photos and remember the great evening we had and that’s all that matters  🙂

Gear: Canon 6d & Canon 35mm 2.0

 

Amanda Lynn Photography | Oklahoma City Photographer | Feb 2017

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2016 Summer Special worth shouting about!!!! | Oklahoma City area Photographer June 2016

 

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Ashlyn | 2017 Carl Albert High School Senior | Oklahoma Photographer June 2016

Ashlyn is one of my 2017 Senior Reps from Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma.  She runs cross country in school and says she can’t live without Jesus or her best friends.  Her dream job would be an Anesthesiologist and her perfect day would be spent at the lake with her family and friends.

These photos were taken at our first group photoshoot a few weeks ago.  Seriously, is she not the cutest?!?!  She is a natural model and so easy to photograph!  Adorable!!!2017 Senior Rep for Amanda Lynn Photography Oklahoma City standing in a field of flowers with american flag 2017 Senior Rep for Amanda Lynn Photography Oklahoma City sitting in a field of flowers 2017 Senior Rep for Amanda Lynn Photography Oklahoma City with american flag 2017 Senior Rep for Amanda Lynn Photography Oklahoma City

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Loren | 2017 Harrah High School Senior | Oklahoma Photographer June 2016

Loren is one of my 2017 Senior Reps from Harrah High School.  Loren’s hobbies include running and reading.  She participated in cross country, swim, and track but will be taking her senior year off because of an injury.  Loren says she can’t live without her family and her perfect day would be a nice fall day at the park.

The photos below were taken at our first group photoshoot.  Loren is so sweet and such a pleasure to photograph!  Absolutely beautiful!!!

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Tween & Teen Spring Mini Sessions | Harrah, Oklahoma Photographer March 2016

NOW BOOKING!  Capture your Tweens & Teens with this Mini Session for $50. Included with this session is 20 minutes shooting time, 7 digital images with print release, and an online viewing gallery to share with family and friends. Please contact me for available dates and times.

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Making Memories with Pup the Grandma | Harrah, Oklahoma Photographer March 2016

Making memories by building a tent out of blankets outside with grandma.little girl and grandmother under tent made of blankets in front yard in harrah oklahomaHarrah, Oklahoma Photographer | March 2016

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Gibbs the Basset Hound puppy | Harrah, Oklahoma Photographer March 2016

Gibbs the Basset Hound puppy is growing so fast I thought I should share a recent picture of him.  Katie absolutely loves him, however, she thinks he needs to be “trained”.  Her idea of training him and my idea of training him are completely different, but she’s 4, soooo….

This day we discovered that Gibbs is indeed a Basset Hound.  He played fetch with us for a little bit before loosing interest and wanting a tummy rub.Gibbs the Basset Hound puppy plays fetch in Harrah OklahomaHarrah, Oklahoma Photographer | March 2016

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