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.

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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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Beautiful Maternity Photos Wearing Long Maternity Gowns | Oklahoma City Photographer 2017

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Oh my goodness, how beautiful does she look?  Kelsey is my niece.  She is also a first for most of my photo shoots.  First engagement, first wedding, first baby announcement, etc.  She isn’t my first maternity, but she is my favorite maternity to date.  She contacted me about a week before Christmas to see if we could do maternity photos after the holiday celebrations.  My first thought was OF COURSE.  My second, we need some gowns!  I searched on etsy and amazon for hours, but most of the expectant delivery dates were in early to mid January.  That wasn’t going to work.  Luckily  I ran across Britni C’s page on Etsy.  She had a few pre-made gowns that would arrive just in time for the shoot and man, I’m glad they did!  Seriously, Kelsey looks amazing.  Motherhood looks great on her and I can’t wait to meet baby C!

 

Photos taken at home north of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Maternity gowns by Britni https://www.etsy.com/people/britnicarlisi

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My kiddos around our Christmas Tree | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Photographer 2016

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This is the third year I have attempted this shot of my kiddos around the Christmas tree.  It isn’t perfect, but I love them.  Our house is pretty small and last year I downsized to a smaller, skinnier Christmas tree.  For these photos, I simply moved the tree in front of our french doors and pulled the living room rug back to try to get a little reflection from the floor.  I used my Canon 6d, 50mm 1.8, and Hoya filter to achieve the star burst on the lights.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough room to get the top of the tree in the photo of both kiddos and I should have used my 35mm, but the Hoya filter was on back order for that lens and I was just too impatient to wait. LOL.

 

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Introducing Breonna, a 2017 Senior Rep for Amanda Lynn Photography | Harrah Oklahoma Photographer April 2016

Introducing Breonna!  Breonna is a 2017 Senior Rep from Harrah, Oklahoma.  I am so excited to get to work with her this year.  Not only is she a great model, but her and her mom are so nice and fun to be around.  Her first session was at Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.2017 Senior Rep for Amanda Lynn PhotographyHarrah Oklahoma Photographer | April 2016

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Update on Investment and Specials with Amanda Lynn Photography | Harrah, Oklahoma Photographer March 2016

My current Pricing and Specials!  Please check back for future specials.

Signature Package | $120

      The Signature Package is perfect for families, children and childhood milestones (cake smashes, etc), maternity, and engagements.
  • – 1 Hour Session
  • – Location of your choice
  • – 6 people per session (additional $10 charge per person)
  • – 25 photos will be available for digital download with print release within 14 days of photoshoot
  • – Online viewing gallery to share with family and friends
  • – As a gift from Amanda Lynn Photography, you will get a FREE app for your phone to show off your gallery to friends and family
  • – DVD can be mailed to you for an addional $10
  • – Print purchasing option available
  • – For session information please go Here.

Graduate Package | $120 *effective June 1, 2016*

      This package is for High School Seniors
  • – Up to 2 Hour Session
  • – Multiple locations
  • – Unlimited outfit changes
  • – Online viewing gallery to share with family and friends
  • – 20 high-resolution imgaes will be available for digital download with print release within 14 days of photoshoot
  • – As a gift from Amanda Lynn Photography, you will get a FREE app for your phone to show off your gallery to friends and family
  • – DVD can be mailed to you for an addional $10
  • – Print purchasing option available
  • Seniors are encouraged to bring any items that reflect interests or extracurricular activities such as letter jackets, musical instruments, and sports outfits. I highly recommend picking outfits that reflect your personality. Bring a nice dress, but also make sure to bring those jeans you absolutely love and wear all the time. I also LOVE accessories. Over sized hats, scarfs, huge sun glasses…bring them all!
  • If you are a senior graduating in 2017, check out Amanda Lynn Photography’s Senior Rep Program!

High School Senior Special | $75

  • Starting February 1, 2016, Amanda Lynn Photography is offering $75 senior sessions. Included in this special is 1 1/2 hour session at the location of your choice, unlimited outfit changes, an online viewing gallery, 20 high-resolution images available for digital download with print release, and option to purchase additional digital images. Print purchasing option available. This special ends June 1, 2016.

2016 Spring Special | 15% OFF

  • Book a session by April 1, 2016 and receive 15% OFF Signature Package price. Price does not include print purchasing.

2016 Spring Special with Amanda Lynn Photography | Harrah, Oklahoma Photographer March 2016

Book your session by April 1, 2016 and receive 15% OFF Amanda Lynn Photography’s Signature Package!

Session can take place after April 1, but must be booked before April 1.

Please contact me for additional information!

Harrah, Oklahoma Photographer | March 2016

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My first 365 Challenge

I love photography.  I love capturing moments that we won’t necessarily remember 5, 10, or 15 years from now.  I love documenting detailed photos of my children.  They grow so fast.  I want to have reminders years from now what their tiny little feet and hands looked like so long ago.  This is ONE of the reasons I started my very first 365 Challenge.  I started on October 1, 2015.  Below are some of the first photos.

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