Yearly Archives: 2009

End of the semester updates

It’s that time in the semester where things get a little busier. Add in the piles of things I’m still working on getting caught up on and lets just say saying I’m “busy” is an understatement. I’m sure most of our students agree. Yes, it’s the end of the semester. With it brings additional stress […]

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December 8, 2009 - 11:35 am

Rosy - Love the bw photos. Looks like every one survived this one! :)

Moments with the Bosley family

It was exciting to finally have an opportunity to meet with my colleague’s, Amy & Mike Bosley, yesterday for family photos. I know many of you are big fans of my photography, but I think that Amy is likely one of the biggest admirers of my work. She showed interest in my photography before my […]

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December 7, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Amy - Love them all, Amanda. Thanks so much!

December 7, 2009 - 5:29 pm

Katie - As the biggest fan of the Bosley Family, I LOVE the photos. Fantastic job, and now I can’t wait until Isaiah is old enough for some “scenic” shots….ok, maybe I can wait for him to get any bigger, but it’s something to look forward to. :) Katie

Giving is Awesome

“You should never take more than you give.” -Elton John (Circle of Life) That’s right, giving is awesome. Those who know me, know that I love to give. In fact, some may tell you that I’ve given so much more than necessary in these two years building my photography portfolio. I now have the opportunity […]

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December 2, 2009 - 9:50 pm

joleen - thats awesome amanda i love you!

December 3, 2009 - 2:41 am

Erica Reynoso Montalvo - Amanda, can I be like you when I grow up?

Ok, I have a couple of nominees.

The Valencia Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) has adopted three families to love and help this holiday season. The families are taking care of children who would other wise be in foster care. For example, grandparents living on a fixed income taking care of their grandchildren so that those kiddos can be together instead of in foster care. Another family is taking care of a little 4 yr. old girl who was found wandering around in a parking lot, with no idea of where she was or where her Mom and Dad were. Because the caretakers are related to these children, they do not receive the benefits that other non-related foster families receive, and these families are struggling. Joanna Branham on East Campus has more info. Her office is over by the mailroom.

Thank you for considering these fams. **HUGS** You’re such a total babe on so many levels. really love, admire, and respect you.

December 3, 2009 - 5:24 am

Amanda Kern - thanks…Erica – be sure you guys nominate the families by emailing me. I definitely want to consider everyone you guys nominate on Christmas eve.

Help-Portrait Orlando

I thought I’d share with you an event I am volunteering with 10 days from now in hopes that you might be able to help me out. Help-Portrait is a movement of photographers, coming together in every major city, to use their photography skills to give back to the community. On December 12th, I will […]

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December 19, 2009 - 7:29 pm

Donna Erlandson - Dear Amanda,

I had such JOY looking at the newborn photos that you took recently. My second child, Kevin, was born December 23 and it took me back to those days of coming home with a new baby and getting used to him. I will certainly be praying for the little girls father while he is fighting in the war for us. You are a GREAT photographer. I wish you were in my area……..I would ask you to take my photos. You see the good in a persons body and face…….just like the peach fuzz on the back of the little baby girl. You try and get all the things that “normal” people would NOT see but that YOU do see. YOU ARE AWESOME, keep up your good work Amanda. I wish YOU and YOURS a very, very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Warmly, Donna Erlandson

A few awesome moments with the boys

The past weekend I spent a bit of time with my friend Sasha’s family with one goal…to take an awesome picture of her three boys. The last few years I’ve enjoyed the challenge of photographing her family before the holidays so that like many families, she could share an updated family photo with her friends […]

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December 2, 2009 - 9:24 am


December 2, 2009 - 10:19 am

sonya hazelwood - Amanda:

I’ve seen some of your work and it’s fabulous. I was at Gwynn’s this weekend and she was looking at your blog. I was pleased to see the pictures today of my grand-nephews. They are great!

Aunt Sonya

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