Front Porch Sessions for Mothers Day!!

Fellas, there won’t be a flower in a dixie cup or cute little teacher written poem with hand prints coming home in your kids back pack tomorrow!!  You have less than 72 hours til Mothers Day!!

You know what would send her over the moon???  A portrait session!!  Trust me, totally not just saying this because it’s my business but because I have seen the look on wives faces when they come in for a session their significant other bought for them!  Moms  LOVE pictures and they know how badly Dad’s hate them so for you to willingly do this for her = Big Bonus Points!!!

I sell Gift Certificates in any amount so she can apply it to her purchase or also my current Front Porch Session Special would be great to gift her!  I will be in and out of the studio over the next 2 days for you to stop in and purchase or sneak and text me at 304-638-5275 or email agreerphotography@yahoo.com and I can meet you somewhere with  one.  There is also the option of invoicing & emailing you a gift certificate too.

Here are some of my favorites from The Painter Family’s front porch session!

Would you like a FREE Session?

Hey  Ya’ll

With this downtime currently on my hands, I would love to find some new location options for sessions!

Think of places with tall grass or weeds lol, fields of wildflowers, deep green grassy areas, shallow creeks, & tall trees!

If you know of any places that fit those criteria please send me the directions and address to them.  If they are not owned by you, please also send the owners information to me.

If you send me a solid lead and I get that location locked for exclusive AGP use,  you will get a free session there as well as the owner of the location will receive a session.

Below are some examples of past sessions with similar locations I am interested in.

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Please send the information to me at agreerphotography@yahoo.com.

Thanks a bunch!  I appreciate ya’ll so much!

Stay Safe & Healthy!

Welcome the newest Mouseketeer, Brody…

Why a mouseketeer? Well when Tori found out she was expecting she wanted to incorporate her love of Disney in her announcement but the littlest Mouse Ears Hat was sold out online so we ended up with this.

Which was still an adorable way to announce but not what momma wanted. She kept checking back for the hat because we still had ideas. It never became available so I was going to the happiest place on earth in February and she hadn’t announced his name yet so I offered to pick up the hats for the boys while I was there. Can I just say how much I love and am honored to know my clients secrets!! Pregnancies, Genders, Names… it’s exciting!

Thankfully Mister Brody decided to make his arrival a week early to beat the COVID shutdown! He was my last newborn before I had to temporialy close.

Brody is just as precious as his two big brothers are. Bryson and Breckin are always such a joy to photograph and seeing them with their latest partner in crime was wonderful. You truly have no idea how hard we worked to get the photo of the 3 of them together, Breckin was not having pictures at all that day so this was ONE image out of close to 200 snapped. I would do it again in a heartbeat though because look at those little faces!!

Brody was so good for his newborn session. These are just a few of my favorites from his session. You can view his full gallery by clicking here… https://amandagreerphotographyllc.shootproof.com/gallery/11871213

I can’t wait to get back in the studio capturing all of my littlest clients!!

Stay Safe Everyone!!

A Few Business Changes…

I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy in all this crazy cold weather.  With my Valentine Mini’s coming up this weekend I wanted to send out a blog about some changes you will see in my business this year.

I am so thankful for each and everyone one of you who have entrusted me to capture these memories for you since starting my business.  So many of you are repeat clients and many have to come to me through referrals.  I could not be where I am without you.

  1. Retainer Fees ~ This will be sent via email invoicing at the time of booking, they are non-refundable but applied to the package/s you purchase at your session.  I have tried to avoid this  but unfortunately, I have had several last minute cancelations and no shows this past year.  I am doing this to make sure the clients that want the sessions, are the ones booking and many times the ones who no show or cancel right before are the ones who I have worked in last minute or I am opening up the studio early or late for.  Some of my sessions like Santa & Family Mini’s are limited so this is only fair.
  2. Contracts ~ These will be put in to place to not only protect myself & my business but to protect you as my client.  I have avoided doing this, with the exception of weddings, because I truly felt like I didn’t need it.  All my clients were nice to work with, told me if they didn’t want images shared, never made copies of their prints, etc.  However in the last 4 months I have had some situations arise where after the session couples have split up and one doesn’t want the other one to have the images but yet the other one paid the sitting fee, or while scrolling social media I see large prints or Christmas cards made from copies of prints when the client did not purchase the digital images with printing rights.  Contracts will soon be delivered digitally but for a brief period it may be done in person until I can get my new office management software in place.

I hope you all can understand why I am having to implement these two policies.  98% of the photographers I know have done this forever but I put it off as long as I could but now is the time.  Please email me at agreerphotography@yahoo.com with any questions you have and subscribe to my blog to stay up to date on the life and happenings at AGP.

 

Easter Mini Sessions

When I moved in to my new studio last month the first session I shot was a promo for my Easter set up with a long time client.  Since then I have met a lot of great new clients stopping by for my Easter Mini Promo.

This year for Easter I decided I wanted to go with something simple, classy, and spring like.  I was nervous about that decision because in the past I have had lots of props in the scenes and kind of thought that’s what people would expect.  The feedback I have received has been wonderful.  Everyone has made positive comments about it, loved the simplicity of it and the colors!

These are just a few of the Easter portraits from the past month!  There is just a week left to get your session scheduled!  Contact me asap to get on my schedule.

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My Newest Adventure…

Happy Monday Everyone!

I know I have fallen off of the blogging earth the last month but I have a very exciting reason… I signed a lease on a studio space on March 1st!!!  Someday’s I still can’t believe it!!

The landlord contacted me in January to let me know that it was becoming available again in March and would I be interested.  My husband and I chatted about this space a year ago but I was too nervous to take the leap at the time.  But as encouraging as my sweet husband always is, this time he said “Amanda, if you do not try it, you will always wonder what if you had.”

The first few days were spent moving props and backdrops, putting together furniture, ordering signs and scheduling electricians.  I kicked off my first month here with lots of Easter mini’s, a few birthday sessions and a couple newborn sessions.

I have been much busier since moving here and for that I am so grateful!!  I have had established clients stop by and have met lots of new ones too.

My studio is located in a quaint little space on West Main Street in Ripley across from the courthouse.  I love seeing the hustle and bustle of our little town out my store window.

One day a few weeks ago there was the most beautiful light little snowfall happening so I went out to grab some photos of the studio with the snow falling.

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The Sorn Family

Along my photography journey I have met some of the sweetest clients ever!  Last fall I was so blessed with capturing memories for so many families, one of those was Brittany and her son Jett when they came for a Mommy & Me session.  We hit it off instantly, Jett was such a sweet little guy and Brittany is so friendly and such a great momma. You can view all of the photos from Brittany & Jett’s Session here

Brittany contacted me the end of December about scheduling a family session with her parents because her mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and they wanted to capture some photos before she had surgery in a few months.

We got it scheduled and met at the Dunbar Wine Cellar Park on beautiful February day. Brittany’s parents, Jeff and Carmen were so much fun to work with!  They both adore their daughter and of course their grandson.  Jeff was giving suggestions on poses and locations for photos which gave his girls some laughs.  The photos turned out wonderfully I think and my clients were pleased which makes for a happy photographer.

As you say your prayers please send some up for The Sorn Family, Carmen still has a lot to go through to beat this.

You can view all the photos from their session here

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Miss Bree is ONE!!!

Bree’s Momma April contacted me for a 1st Birthday Cake Smash after being referred to me by another client.  We were able to get it scheduled on her actual One Year Birthday!!  How sweet was that?!?!

Some littles come to their cake smash session and devour the cake & some want nothing to do with it.  Bree was just a little in to her adorable little cake.  April picked up the best little cake from the bakery in Spencer for only $4!!!  It was classically decorated and just right.

These were Bree’s 1st professional photos and she was stingy with her smiles but I was able to capture a couple hints of smiles.

Here are a few of my favorites…

You can view all of the photos from this sweet girls session here  Bree is ONE!!!

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ps My weekends are now booked through April!!  If you need a weekend contact me ASAP!!! agreerphotography@yahoo.com

 

Mr & Mrs Miller

My internet has given me fits this week.  I really wanted to post about these love birds on Valentines Day but technology just wasn’t having it.

Jason & Catherine were married in beautiful warmly lit ceremony last October in Eleanor.  Catherine was a very hands on bride & left no detail undone.  She made the centerpieces, the arch, dried the flowers, gathered up family quilts and oil lamps for the tables, made a cute barbecue sign for the food and Jason made the perfect cake stand.   The details were so  beautiful, warm and cozy.

Catherine was a bride after my heart!  She wanted a “first look” & she had an “unplugged wedding”!!!   I believe first looks are great for taking off pressure from the bride and groom on the wedding day.  It’s gives them a chance to be alone, well as alone as you can be with me snapping your reactions, and take in the moments about to happen and shed a few tears if you wish without being in front of your guests.  I think I could & I might, do a whole blog about unplugged weddings.  Bride and Grooms have put so much in to planning their special day that they want you to be in the moment with them!  Not on your phone trying to take photos.  That’s what they pay me for.   When they look back at their photos they want to see your faces watching them take this step in life, not your phone or iPad hiding it.

Catherine’s son gave her hand in marriage, and they said their vows while each of their children smiled with pride as the two families became one.

The guests dined on freshly made pulled pork barbecue from Jason’s business, Mountain Que.  It was de-lish ya’ll need to stop and try it sometime!

It was a great wedding day and I was so happy to capture it for them.  You can view all of their photos by clicking their name, Mr & Mrs Miller  & a few of my favorites are below.

Are you newly engaged?   Still searching for your wedding photographer?  I would love to chat with you!

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Sweet Baby Cole

When looking over past sessions to catch up on blogging I came across Cole’s Newborn session that I had right before Christmas.  He was such a sweet little one with such patient parents.

Tamra contacted me a couple months before her due date to let me know she wanted to book a newborn session with me and she was expected to deliver right before Christmas so I penciled her in.

Expecting momma’s, did you realize the best time to get your newborn session scheduled is when you are still pregnant?!?!

Derrick and Tamra brought Cole in at about a week old for his session.  He loved being swaddled and in-between setups he wanted to cuddle and nurse with his momma.   I love when my clients come in to a session with ideas and props that are personal to them. These proud parents brought in a baseball glove, bat and a ball with sweet Cole’s footprint on it.  They also brought a cute little Santa outfit since he was born so close to Christmas.

Cole’s session went well and his parents loved their photos so it was a home run.   If you would like to view all of the photos you can follow this link Cole’s Newborn Session.

Are you expecting a new little bundle of joy?  Contact me now to get penciled in for your Maternity, Fresh 48 or Newborn Session!

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