Yearly Archives: 2010

Remembering Deputy Brandon Coates

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon Last night I received a call that no spouse of police officer wants to receive, thankfully it was not “the call” I’ve always feared, but one that has left me moved. Jason called […]

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December 9, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Allie - Thanks you for posting this :) he was loved by many and will be forgotten by none!

December 9, 2010 - 3:30 pm

P - Lovely sentiment, Amanda. I’m going to share this with my friend and neighbor who is also an OCS Deputy.

December 9, 2010 - 7:36 pm

Linda - This is beautiful. My son in law also worked with Brandon and was his friend. My daughter called me last night, to tell me about the same call that you received.. My deepest sympathy and prayers goes to his wife, family, his brothers and friends. He was a Hero
Thank you for writing this post

December 10, 2010 - 5:48 pm

dave conner - I am a (now retired) LEO from Scotland, who was royally treated by members of OCSD when I and my family first vacationed in the Orlando area back in ’94. We truly were among friends, although we had never met any of them before then.

I, and all past and present LEOs (and families) worldwide, share your loss and your pain.

God Bless the fallen officer and his family – and ALL law enforcement officers everywhere.

Flickr “Police Memorials” group:-

December 12, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Nicholle - Thank you for putting this image together for all of us to use in honor of Brandon.

December 13, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Karen Young - Amanda, This is beautiful. I have known your husband for at least 8 years and he has always made me laugh. He isn’t on my side of town much anymore since he went to TAC.I work at the B.P.East 50 and Bonnieville overnights. But, Jason was there for me when ever I would put a call in. He and James, Robbie and Jeff. They would stop by and check on us. I know so many leo’s thru the store and I pray for their safety everyday. This year my daughter married a state trooper out of Tampa. And I couldn’t be more proud. Tell Jason he is in my prayers and I miss seeing him and I said to please stay safe. And I am so sorry for his squad’s loss. And my prayers go out to Deputy Coates family.

December 15, 2010 - 7:29 am

Jeff Mayer - Amanda,

Your photographs of this emotional day are amazing. Thank you for capturing these moments. You truely have a gift and I am confident that you will win some awards for your pictures. Thank you!

DFC Jeff Mayer
Orange County Sheriff’s Office

October 21, 2014 - 9:55 pm

Angela Pine Mills - My brother, D/S Jonathan “Scott” Pine, was the most recent OCSO deputy killed in the line of duty, in February. I’ve had this photo as my Facebook cover photo since shortly after his death. Thank you for this beautiful photo. I hope there will be no more need for mourning badges.

Ricardo’s family photos

This past weekend I met with Ricardo, his sisters, and their newest cousin, Jackson. Just last month I met with them for Jackson’s newborn photos. Not much has changed in the last month, little Jackson was a sleepy little guy. As much as part of me was wishful to do more newborn style photos with […]

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Jalen & Cayla

This past weekend I had some fun taking photos with twins, Jalen & Cayla. If you’ve been following my photography you likely remember their newborn photos a little over a year ago or perhaps their 9 month old photos over the summer. Now that their a little over a year old we had hopes to […]

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More moments with the Bosley family

“Give, and it shall be given to you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return.” –Unknown This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting with the Bosley family again. A year ago I took their family photos for the first time. I’ve lost count of how […]

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December 7, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Katie - Oh, I love those Bosleys. What great photos, again, Amanda!

Awesome Christmas & photography gift ideas

I’ve been up since 4am working and going non-stop all day and I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep until I finally share some uber awesome Christmas and photography gift ideas. It’s that time of the year that I not only get a little more inspired with photography but enjoy finding out about awesome […]

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December 5, 2010 - 12:11 pm

Katie - SO awesome of you!

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