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Samantha, Horses and Snow | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Samantha, Horses and Snow | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Snow and Horses. I have been dying to photograph a senior in the snow with a horse. So, I did what any photographer would do, and put out a plea to the Insta-world for someone to help make my winter dreams come true. It’s a tall order, I thought to myself. How many girls with horses who are willing to freeze their tooshies off are even following me on Instagram? Crazy enough, within 5 minutes I had around 20 responses! Who knew there were so many awesome people ready to hang out with their horse and my camera?

Samantha was the first to email, so we met 2 days later during a light snowstorm to photograph her and her beautiful horse. I couldn’t have hoped for a better model. Thank you, Samantha!!

Senior Portrait Horses Snow

Senior Portrait Horses Snow

Senior Portrait Horses Snow

Senior Portrait Horses Snow

Senior Portrait Horses Snow

Senior Portrait Horses Snow

Senior Portrait Horses Snow

I am in love with senior portrait sessions in the snow. When I was a senior, I begged my father (also a photographer) to take my senior portraits in the snow. It was a hard sell. It’s cold…..and it’s cold. He begrudgingly obliged and I quickly dragged him out of the house before he could change his mind. I was wearing a bright red sweater, borrowed from a friend, and cute mittens. They are my very favorite pictures of me yet.

So, I guess what I’m saying is – let’s take your senior portraits in the snow, people!

BOOKING YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS: So, for those of you who are awesome enough to read all the way down here, guess what? It’s your lucky day. Tell me you saw this and get 50% off your booking fee for a senior portrait session in the snow. It just paid off, didn’t it? Give me a call [801-870-4132] or email me.

PRINTED PRODUCTS: I have a lot of great printed products for you to order from wall prints and albums to graduation announcements. You can see them here.

2015 SENIOR MODELS: Are you interested in being a Senior Rep for 2015? If you’re hardworking, responsible, well connected and want to fun way to earn cash, I’d love you to apply! I’ll be accepting applications until January 31.

SOCIAL: Come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Grandeur | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Grandeur | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Grandeur Beauty Photographer in Utah

Grandeur Beauty Photographer in Utah

Grandeur Beauty Photographer in Utah

Grandeur Beauty Photographer in Utah

Grandeur Beauty Photographer in Utah

Grandeur Beauty Photographer in Utah

gran·deur [gran-jer, -joor]

noun

1. the quality or state of being impressive or awesome: the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.
2. the quality or state of being lofty or elevated in conception or treatment: the grandeur of a prose style.
3. the quality or state of being exalted in some deliberate way: the grandeur of a royal court.
4. an instance of something that is grand: the grandeurs of Rembrandt’s paintings.

Samantha is the definition of grandeur. She is incredibly impressive and grand.

We talked about doing a styled shoot together during her summer internship with me. But it got incredibly busy and our shoot was pushed back. Luckily, one beautiful autumn day, we were able to work on this incredible set of images.

Makeup: Kate Giddings
Hair: Amanda Nelson
Flawless beauty: Samantha Kofford

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BOOKING: Winter sessions are amazing for senior portraits. Think pine trees drooping with snow, a perfect white canvas showcasing just you. I’d love to photograph your senior portraits this winter. Give me a call [801-870-4132] or email me.

PRINTED PRODUCTS: Graduate Albums are a beautiful way to show off your senior portrait session.  They are just one of the great products you can order. To see a sampling of some amazing products, including wall art and graduation announcements, visit my products page.

REPPING: Are you interested in being a Senior Rep for 2015? If you’re hardworking, responsible, well connected and want to fun way to earn cash, I’d love you to apply! The deadline isn’t until January, but it’s never to early to apply.

SOCIAL: Come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Samantha, the Autumn Goddess | Utah Senior Portraits

Samantha, the Autumn Goddess | Utah Senior Portraits

Autumn has been ridiculously beautiful this year here in Utah. So in celebration of today, the day of Thanks, I wanted to share a little personal project. This is my ode to Autumn, if you will. I worked on it with my dear assistant, Samantha as the model. Yesterday, I posted the images from outside. Here are the images from the studio:

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

Fall Headpiece

 

Can you even stand her gracefulness? A HUGE shout-out to my friend, Kate Giddings who is the makeup master of all masters.

MUA: Kate Giddings

Hair: Amanda Nelson (all the practice on my little sisters growing up paid off!)

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BOOKING YOUR SESSION: I’d love to get you in front of my camera.  The snow is going to be falling soon, and you know how much I love Senior Portraits in the snow!! To book yours, give me a call [801-870-4132] or email me.

PRODUCTS: To see a sampling of some amazing products you can order, including graduate announcements, visit my products page.

I’d love you to come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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CALL FOR 2015 SENIOR REPS: My Senior Rep Program is going to be sick this year. I’m currently revising and restructuring it and I think it’s going to blow your mind. If you are a current Sophomore (yes!) or Junior and are hardworking, responsible, well connected and want to work with me, I’d love you to apply!

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Autumn Goddess

Autumn Goddess

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

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Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

Senior Portrait Photographer in Utah

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Best Friends Mini-Session Contest

Best Friends Mini-Session Contest

I’m giddy to launch my Best Friend Mini-Sessions. Picture you and your best friend hanging out for a half hour with me and my camera. Your vision, your location, your friendship.

To celebrate, I’m having a contest to win a session.  Enter until Monday, November 4th. Winners announced on Monday, November 11th.

BFF Mini Session

Here are the details:

POST BY MIDNIGHT NOV 4: Just post a picture of you and your best friend on Instagram before Midnight on Monday, November 4th. Include a sentence or two about why you are besties.

TAG: Make sure to use #amandanelsonphotobesties to enter. I will be watching that hashtag daily for qualifying entries.  Also make sure to tag Amanda Nelson Photography (anelsonphoto).

SELECTION: I will select the top 3 pix/stories to be posted on my Instagram account on Tuesday, November 5th. You have one week to campaign for votes for you and your best friend. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 11 at 9:00 PM.

PRIZE: The finalist with the most votes wins a Best Friend Mini-Session! Thirty minutes of fun with your best friend in front of my camera. You even get the images on disk!

RULES: You must be a current High School Sophomore, Junior or Senior to enter. And as always, keep it respectful. Happy posting!!!

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Out of the Studio

Out of the Studio

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Until Tuesday, August 27 soaking up the last bit of summer!

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Out until August 5

Out until August 5

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Hello friends! I am out of the office enjoying family time until Monday, August 5th.

I am still taking reservations for Senior Portraits. I have a few spots left in August and September is booking quickly. Click on the link and let me know you’re interested and I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m back in the studio.

Happy Summer!!

 

 

 

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Nikon D700 for Sale – SOLD

Nikon D700 for Sale – SOLD

I’m selling my beloved Nikon D700 SLR Camera.  It’s been an amazing camera.

Included:

  • Nikon D700 SLR Camera Body (67,987 shutter clicks, which is 45% of expected shutter life)
  • Original packaging, strap and manuals
  • Three batteries (original, plus 2 back-ups)

$1550 shipped and insured to the continental USA. Contact me at 801-870-4132 or email if you’re interested.

Camera for Sale

Camera for Sale

Camera for sale

Camera For Sale

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Spring is awesome. So are ladybugs in blossoms.

Spring is awesome. So are ladybugs in blossoms.

Spring Ladybug in Blossoms - Amanda Nelson Photography

Sometimes a little ladybug on your spring blossoms warrants jumping on the macro photography bandwagon. Weekends in the springtime are the best.  Bike rides in the park with the kids during Earth Fest, ladybugs in the blossoms, grass being mowed for the first time and letting your doors and windows be open all day so the smell infuses your house, sleeping with the windows open to hear the streams flow, baseball games, soccer games….it’s all just so good.

Happy spring everybody.

Shot on a Nikon D700, 50mm at F11 with a +10 close up filter.

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Photography Client Workflow – Download

Photography Client Workflow – Download

Photography Client Workflows are different for everyone.  About a year ago, I posted my simple approach to tracking my workflow. There are a million and one variations out there, this is just what works for me. A few months ago, I took the link down. Silly me! After several comments and even more emails requesting the file, I updated the link with the most current version I’m using.

You can download the newest, shiniest Photography Client Workflow by clicking here.

It’s just an Excel file, so you can customize it to what fits your business and workflow.  And if you want to see what it’s all about, visit the original post HERE.

Happy Organizing!!

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