amelia... it's been a while.

i know, i know... it's really been forever since i blogged. i keep thinking i will get on here and update things... and i never do. and really, what do i post? photos/photography/etc. so, i have a more dedicated photography blog setup that i should try not to neglect. it's here in case you want to bookmark it.

so where have i been exactly? sitting on my couch after work with my computer reading photography blogs, books, and forums until my eyeballs fall out. unless i have a session, and then i can be found in that same position, only editing photos and asking for critique from my husband. who i've found, doesn't really like critiquing my work. this little hobby of mine has sort of taken over... but i like it. and i am learning new stuff every day.

that being said, i wanted to post an image from a session for a friend a few weeks back. this is little amelia, all of 12 days old when this was taken. she slept like a champ after we got her to sit still for a few minutes. unfortunately, day light was not on our side and i didn't get too many more images after this.

hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving!


monica | senior photos

Monica is graduating! We had a fun time running around Lubbock to get a few shots and I even got to meet her doggie, Oscar. Here are a few of my favorites…

(wanna see these photos a little larger? check out my new photo blog at amandasneed.myfotojournal.com)


charity + james engagements.

wow, it's been a while since i've posted, i know. life has been busy, my friends! i just wanted to stop in and share a few of my favorites from a recent engagement session with charity and james. these two will be tying the knot in june 2012!

you guys were so sweet to drive down to lubbock for this photoshoot on a sunday! hope you enjoy this little peek :)


friday links.

i know this is random... but
lots of things have been preoccupying my thoughts lately.

my career path. where do i want to be in the future? who do i want to be?

family. life is moving along quickly and i can't stop time.

the american dream. working our asses off to not owe anyone money. i'm thankful for my college education, but i'm starting to wonder if the price tag is really worth it.

you know, all the things everybody else thinks about all the time.

now that i've left you deep in thought, here are some links from my week:

cute post about pet photography over on fstop frenzy. really has me thinking about donating my services to a local shelter.

this embroidered portrait is a.ma.zing. via theredthread.

although this isn't exactly my style, i love some of the touches in this kitchen makeover on girls with good taste.

i need to make these bracelets featured on in honor of design.

also, this cake sounds delish. would somebody make it for my birthday? on sweetapolita.

have an amazing weekend!



desirable traits in a photographer's friend:
accepts having a camera pointed at their face. a lot.
is okay with changing clothes in public.
willing to stand in tall weeds while wearing too-big vintage boots.

will trapse all over a park just to find the right light with you.
in 100 degree weather.
after work.

helps you carry chairs and miscellaneous props.
and 10 lb. blankets.

looks fabulous in just about anything.
even ugly hats you found at your grandparent's house.

richelle, you are a worthy friend. thanks for letting me point a camera at your face for a few hours last week! hope you enjoy your photos!


friday links.

it has been a long week, my friends. though it is ending much better than it started off. i am past ready for a short get-away from crazy clients and children screaming at the top of their lungs (you know, the daycare next door to my office). i am ready for temperatures below 99 and for more wet stuff to fall from the sky (note: photo above was taken a few days after the rain we got last week... more green stuff than i've seen in a while). and i am ready for my husband to actually be next to me when i fall asleep instead of at work.

in the mean time, here are some links.

cotton & curls shares a tutorial on making your own cute, lacy, show-able slip. i will not be afraid of skirts that don't fall below my knees any longer.

i LOVE this diy wrap-turned-scarf that involves no sewing. thanks behind the seams!

this mirror is beautiful. diy? of course. via marcus design.

need cheap/free artwork? how about orange shares some paint chip inspiration.

these korean pancakes sound yummy. now to only convince d. found on dals.

have a fun weekend!


chloe's {almost} 2 year photos.

you know, life got so busy there for a while that i completely forgot to post more photos from chloe's photoshoot (way back in june... wow). anyway, this cutie is going to turn 2 later this month and i thought i should share a few of my favorites!

she is so sweet, but not necessarily up for have her photo taken... she ran from me for most of the morning. i went home wondering if i had gotten any decent shots, and when i finally started editing i knew i had a few keepers.

one tip for anyone wanting to photograph a toddler/very young child... give them something to hold. that will distract them and keep them still long enough to get a few snaps in. obviously, lollipops and flowers were our props of choice.

thanks again to raechel for letting me photograph her sweet little girl again. i hope this becomes a yearly event!!