My little girl & gold glitter | Oklahoma City Photographer Feb 2017

close up of little girls feet covered in gold glitter

Glitter for days!  I originally saw this on one of the amazing Facebook groups I’m in and thought I would give it a try with my daughter.  I ordered the seamless paper and dress from Amazon and bought the glitter from Hobby Lobby.  I used regular as well as jumbo glitter.  I know a lot of photographers use glitter overlays but I didn’t have to with this shoot.  Our living room isn’t very big, but right in front of my desk is a bay window area.  I opened the blinds and hung up a cheap white shower curtain that I purchased on sale months ago from the Dollar General.  I rolled the paper out, dressed my daughter, and had my husband and son throw glitter towards her.  She had tons of fun and I got some pretty cute photos that I plan on blowing up and hanging on her bedroom wall.  After all, what little girl doesn’t love dressing like a princess and playing in glitter?!?!

The glitter was a pain to clean up, but honestly, I’d do it again.  I mean, look at those little glitter covered toes.  So freaking cute.  🙂

 

Gear used:

Canon Mark IV & Canon 35mm 2.0

 

Amanda Lynn Photography | Oklahoma City Photographer | Feb 2017

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High School Senior Girl and Christmas Lights in Automobile Alley | Oklahoma City Photographer 2017

black and white of high school senior girl wearing big scarf standing in front of christmas lights in oklahoma city

Anya was one of my 2017 High School Senior Reps through BBP Studios in Edmond, Oklahoma.  I met Anya and her mom in Automobile Alley for her photo session.  She brought her violin, and although not pictured, they were some of my favorite photos from her session.  We walked all over Automobile Alley and were about to part ways when I noticed the lights had just turned on a block to the south of us.  Every Christmas, all of the buildings located on Broadway in Automobile Alley hang lights from the rooftops to the ground.  Every building is a different color.  Although I’ve never attended, they have a celebration in the area and all of the buildings turn their lights on at the same time (or so I’ve been told).  Anyway, I told Anya that I just wanted to grab a couple more shots in front of the lights and then we could call it a night.  Interestingly, LED lights can be hard to photograph.  I’m not 100% sure why, but every other photo the lights weren’t glowing.  These are two of my favorite photos from the session, and of course, I had to make one black and white.  Love it!

 

Amanda Lynn with BBP Studios | Oklahoma City Photographer 2017 | http://www.amandalynnphotography.com

Location: Automobile Alley Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in December

Gear: Canon 6d, Canon 70-200mm 2.8

High School Senior Girl Photo Session in Automobile Alley | Oklahoma City Photographer 2017

high school senior girl wearing winter coat standing in front of window with christmas tree in oklahoma city

Gracie was one of my favorite high school seniors to photograph in the fall of 2016.  It was the first real cold day we had that fall and we had actually talked about rescheduling because it was so cold and windy, but we did the shoot despite the weather and I am so glad we did.  We had so much fun, even tho we just about froze.  She brought her sweet new puppy to her shoot.  I can’t remember the puppies name, but man he was a cutie.  His eyes were the most beautiful shade of blue.  We walked all over Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City and got some pretty amazing shots of her.

I took the photo on the left in front of a gray building and changed it to a pretty blue in post processing.  I also added the snow in post processing to give it more of a cold winter look.  I used my Canon 6d and Canon 70-200mm 2.8.

 

Amanda Lynn with BBP Studios | Oklahoma City Photographer 2017 | http://www.amandalynnphotography.com

black and white of little girl laying on bed

I’m not really sure why I love black and white photography so much.  Probably because ages ago my very first photography class was Black & White Film.  Yep, that’s right.  Film.  I loved that class so so much.  One day I plan on getting back into film.  I would love to have my own little darkroom.  #goals.  Anyway, I guess I’m just drawn to black and whites because of that class.  I especially love black and whites of my kiddos.

We were staying at a hotel in Dumas, Texas, when I snapped these photos of my kiddos.  We were waiting for a thunderstorm to pass by so we could go swimming.  I think there was even a tornado just south of our location that day.  Crazy times!  Jack was probably 18 months old and LOVED playing under the sheets.  He still does, actually.  Katie was wearing the cutest little “Little Mermaid” bikini.  Both were taken with my Canon 6d using natural light from the huge hotel window.

 

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My little boy bathing in tub outside | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2017

The other day I was looking through old folders and I came across a ton of photos of my own children that I completely forgot I took.  How sad is that???  So, right then and there, I made myself order a bunch to hang on the walls in our house.  Guys, it is so important to print your photos.  Especially if you spend the money on professional photographs.   You don’t want them to get lost or hidden away on an old computer.  Print them.  Frame them. Hang them on the wall.  Cherish them.

The photos below are of my little guy.  These were taken when he was probably 20 months old.  I was starting to get into photography again and I had this vision of him playing with bubbles.  Truth be told, it was probably something I saw on Pinterest (insert eye roll).  They certainly aren’t perfect, but they are perfect to me.  I ordered a few 8×10’s to frame.  One day I’m sure this will really embarrass him, but oh my gosh, he’s a cutie!

 

Amanda Lynn with BBP Studios | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Photographer 2017 | http://www.amandalynnphotography.com

New Years Resolutions? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Photographer 2017

little girl playing in the snow in harrah oklahoma

 

Guys, I have seriously started and restarted this blog post several times.  I have no reason why, so here it goes…Let me start by telling you the significant life events that happened in 2016.  First, we survived.  🙂  My daughter started school and I started working with some really amazing photographers at BBP Studios.  My business celebrated its one year anniversary, and we welcomed two new basset hounds to our farm.  2016 really wasn’t bad to me, but I’m still glad to see it go and ready to start this new year off with some positive vibes!  With that being said, here are my 2017 New Years Resolutions.

  1. BLOG!  Seriously, I have to start blogging.  Every. Single. Day.  Ok, I’ll be happy with once or twice a week.  LOL
  2. Something photography related – I have no idea what yet.
  3. Spend time spoiling our three fat basset hounds.
  4. Be a damn good example to my kids.  Kids watch and learn from their parents.  We need to remember that and make sure we are setting really good examples for them.  They are our future and, like it or not, they will probably be taking care of us when we are old and frail.

That’s it!  Nothing crazy.  I’m going to keep to those four simple resolutions and hope I can better myself along the way.

What are some of your resolutions for this new year?  Please feel free to leave your resolutions in the comments.

Until next time.

Amanda Lynn with BBP Studios | Oklahoma City Photographer 2017 | http://www.amandalynnphotography.com