Monthly Archives: November 2009

Hope’s eighth birthday

“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone Today Hope turned eight. Yes, eight. Wow…I find myself still trying to figure out how time has passed us by so quickly. I have to admit that it wasn’t […]

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A sense of place + an update

I thought I’d share a little good news to start. Some of you may have heard through twitter or facebook, but I know many don’t follow either so I wanted to be sure I updated everyone. Last Friday I receive a call from the doctor and my HCG levels are officially at zero! That’s awesome […]

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November 20, 2009 - 1:53 am

joleen - great job!!

November 20, 2009 - 2:52 am

Nando - Your collage is beautiful. I love the sincerity of it. I like the rough edges as well.

November 20, 2009 - 9:07 am

katie mascarello simari - awwww beautiful! i love this project! it is always nice to have the ability to express yourself creatively it is very therapeutic… congratulations it looks awesome. the collage is cool, i was like woah. you can not tell!!

November 20, 2009 - 11:50 am

Aunt Deb - Both of your projects are simply wonderful Amanda – you should make an A in the course. You hae a gift girl!!!

November 20, 2009 - 5:38 pm

Rebecca - This is amazing work. Wonderful!

November 20, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Mandy Bee - Love the montage! I decided to look first, read later and I was thinking “Those other women in the photo look just like Amanda.” Yeah – duh. :) Awesome work!

Special little Isaiah

“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” ~Valerie Harper Today I got to meet with two of my colleagues, Landon & Katie Shephard, to meet their newly adopted son, Isaiah. Though we all work at Valencia, today was my first time meeting the Shephard’s and it was such a pleasure to meet their son […]

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November 15, 2009 - 7:10 pm

Katie & Landon - We love, Love, LOVE the pictures. How amazing you are with that camera. We are so glad that you could capture such an important moment in all of our lives.

November 15, 2009 - 7:15 pm

Tanya - Amanda,
Hes adorable! You did a wonderful job! He is SOOOOOOO cute. It is adorable how he is smiling! He is smiling when he is resting his head on his hands, so cute, you really caught some great pics. They are truly blessed (as is he)
Love you

November 15, 2009 - 8:11 pm

Amy Trantham - I am Katie’s Aunt and I live in NC. I have been checking their blog several times a day getting to share in their joy long distance. I was so excited that I could view their photos on line. Thanks for taking such beautiful photos of our 99th family member. We are all already in love.

November 15, 2009 - 8:28 pm

Ginger - Such previous pictures! I love, love the one with his hands under his chin. What a mellow, sweet, and loved little boy.

November 15, 2009 - 9:21 pm

Nando - What an adorable baby. He shows so much character already. Wonderful pictures, Amanda.

November 15, 2009 - 9:39 pm

Rebecca - He is a BEAUTIFUL baby… the pictures in the bowl really lets you visualize how small he truly is. I love that baby!
Aunt Becki

November 15, 2009 - 11:06 pm

Danielle Adler - Such beautiful photos. Thank you for allowing us to see them and share with Katie and Landon.

November 15, 2009 - 11:46 pm

Donna - Oh, these are lovely!!! I can’t believe the shots this newborn was content to take. He’s sooo tiny and precious.

November 16, 2009 - 3:57 pm

Joanna - Katie & Landon: what a truly precious gift you have. Enjoy your time together. Love the photos.

November 20, 2009 - 9:42 pm

Mandy Bee - My favorite of your newborn sets by far! What a little cutie! (And your comment about him being wrapped up like a cute little burrito made me “lol”.)

November 24, 2009 - 5:23 am

April Kelly - The photos of Baby Isiah are beautiful! Katie and Landon, I’m so happy for the newest addition to the Shepherd family. The pics are amazing. I have two beautiful babies myself, send me your card and info, would love some shots myself.

December 8, 2009 - 7:20 am

Neal Crosier - These photos of Isaiah are beautiful. I have deepen my appreciation of you as a professor and as a teacher in life. I hope the best for you and your family and I am confident the true God will continue to bless you.

December 8, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Katie Shephard - I was just looking at these photos a little more than 4 years later. They’re so beautiful. It’s so hard to express my appreciation that we have these pictures for years to come! Thank you for sharing your talent and gifts with us.

Little Ava

The marathon of newborn photoshoots for my portfolio project in my masters photography course at Savannah College of Art & Design has come to an end with Little Ava. It’s definitely NOT an end to my newborn photography, just an end to this marathon so that I can turn in my project. Though I already […]

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November 16, 2009 - 2:35 pm

Erica Reynoso Montalvo - You took my breath away with Baby Ava’s pics. She so reminds me of Isabellarose. OK, I’m definitely gonna make another baby just so I can get you to photo my baby! Or….better yet, my sister Deb is expecting her first child March 2010 (on my bday!!!). I’ll have her talk to you.

November 19, 2009 - 11:56 am

Aimee - Wow amazing job! Little Ava is my niece, a beautiful one at that. You did a very good job on capturing the perfect images at the right time, thanks for sharing! I need some wonderful photos of my 4 year old son Andre!

So’lange: It’s a small world

I was contacted this week by one of our Valencia students, Daphne Cooper about having me photograph her cousin’s little girl as a part of my search for newborns to build my photography portfolio for my SCAD masters photography course. It was an exciting opportunity knowing that her cousins little girl, So’lange, was only a […]

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November 14, 2009 - 10:00 am

Fio - I love it. awesome work

November 14, 2009 - 10:31 am

Erica Reynoso Montalvo - Amanda, You worked your magic again. You are blessed with the ability to see the best in us and make us see it, too. Thank you. So, do I need to have a baby so I can get some pics? (Miiiiiichael, come here, sweetie!…) HUGS! Erica

November 14, 2009 - 11:06 am

daphne - Amanda…Amanda…You are absolutely amazing….these photos are completely stunning…It is quite obvious that God gave you a gift and I am soooo greatful you have chosen to share your talents with the world. My cousins (So’langes’ mother & father) were completely floored when they saw the photos… mom and some church members (yeah we were in church checkin’ them out last nite…lol) were almost in tears…I cannot truly express what a wonderful and powerful gift you have given our family. Thank you soooo much and I wish that you continue to share your blessings and talents with the world.

Thank you…God Bless

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