Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be publishing session highlights and anything photography related that I find interesting.  And feel free to check out my personal blog, where you'll see more of my crazy little life.  

Brandon | High School Senior Photography | Buford, GA | Gainesville, GA

I had the joy of taking my own nephew's high school senior pictures when he was recently in town visiting. I am so proud of him and all of his accomplishments.  He is a smart and kind-hearted young man with a bright future ahead of him.  

My favorite memory of Brandon is actually...a bad memory!  Two years ago, when he and my sister were visiting, we all went down to the pool at my mom & dad's house in Gainesville. Within minutes of me putting my then two-year old son, AJ, in the pool, he began to act strangely and starting having a seizure.  This was his second febrile seizure and I knew what was happening.  I was certainly less hysterical than the first time, but terrified nonetheless.  As my mom called 911 and my sister watched over my kids in the pool, Brandon was by my side as I comforted AJ through his seizure in a grassy area on the side of the pool. His calming presence was extraordinary.  He definitely helped me get through those terrible few minutes as we waited for the ambulance.  I am so grateful that he was there - he was the most calm of any of the adults there! 

I hope you enjoy these pictures! Brandon had so many great ideas and we had a lot of variety in our locations.  He has future hopes and dreams of getting into politics to serve his community and our country, so he wanted to include his patriotism as the primary theme in these pictures.  

We had fun in Historic Buford with so many cool backdrops and elements, and also did several shots in Downtown Gainesville (love that bridge!)  If you ever visit Downtown Gainesville, GA, do yourself a big favor and have pizza at the BEST PIZZA JOINT IN THE WHOLE WORLD (I'm not kidding here...) at Atlas Pizza.  You will be blown away.  It isn't just pizza.  It's PIZZA.  

Ok, now pictures...

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Baby Roland | Atlanta Birth Photography

This past Spring, I got the chance to photograph a birth.  Among family photographers like myself, this is THE holy grail of photography sessions.  It comes with all kinds of scary challenges, as you can imagine, the least of which is "missing the shot." Heck, I was afraid I would miss the actual birth!  

Kaleen and I met through Instagram - she's also a photographer in Atlanta, and as I became familiar with her work, I realized how amazingly talented she is.  She is a master at a style called Family Photojournalism, a genre pioneered by Kirsten Lewis and features elements like layering, mirroring, interesting compositions and light, and most of all - true, authentic moments, connections and expressions.  Honestly...I've never seen anyone do it better than Kaleen.  

When I found out she was expecting, I think I may have joked about shooting her birth.  But...she took it seriously.  A few emails later and this thing started becoming a reality.  We met up over Spring Break and let the kids run around Ponce City Market and the Beltline.  The kids (and mamas) enjoyed some King of Pops afterward.  She's immediately likable (lovable) and so easy to be around.  She's a wonderful mama to her (then) two spunky little girls.  We had a ball.  

As her due date approached, I was just crossing my fingers that I wouldn't miss the call (or that she'd decide not to call at all.) One night as I was finishing up some work, she texted.  I just happened to have my phone on me around 9:30pm, which isn't exactly normal for me.  She thought that tonight would be the night.  I got ready for bed, put my ringer on high, and got a little nap in before she texted and said it was time to come over.  

I arrived close to midnight to a house buzzing with family and midwives.  So much excitement, you could feel it.  (Or maybe it was just me.  Coulda been!) 

What transpired over the next few hours could only be described as, you guessed it... a miracle.  It was extraordinary.  It was amazing.  Truly one of the coolest things I've ever experienced in my life.  Kaleen was beyond the words Strong and Grace.  (I would have been screaming and cussing, no doubt.)  Her family, including her husband and her mother-in-law were so strong and supportive too.  The midwives were incredible.  My favorite part:  Daddy woke up the girls around 2am to come upstairs to witness the birth of the baby.  The girls being present was the cherry on top - their reactions made for the most wonderful experience for everyone.  

Only Kaleen's mother-in-law knew the gender of the baby.  As soon the birthing was finished and the baby was scooped up out of the water, the first thing Kaleen did was see if this new addition was a girl or a boy.  A boy! Like me, their family is now Girl, Girl, Boy.  I can tell you from experience that it's a fun dynamic!

As I culled through my pictures, it became obvious that the story was Kaleen's strength, her husband's love, and her daughters' pride in their mama.  

I'm nowhere near the photographer that Kaleen is, but I hope I captured this evening as she might have. She was definitely my inspiration for how I shot this unforgettable night. 

I arrived home close to 6am, as my husband prepared to leave for a meeting.  My kids woke up shortly after.  I drank copious amounts of coffee.  It was a busy day at school and at home.  I cleaned all afternoon, as I normally do on Wednesdays, as we host Small Group at our home.  We wrapped up our gathering around 9:30.  I had been awake close to 40 hours.  But I was not grumpy in the least.  My eyelids were heavy, I couldn't stop yawning, but I had an intense feeling of gratitude.  For what I had experienced the night before was such a great gift.  As I look through the pictures and remember that night, I still feel so grateful to Kaleen and her family for welcoming me into their home, into one of the most important moments in their family's history.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from that night.  Below them, I've also posted the slideshow, which includes all of the images from Roland's birth. (It's about 6 minutes long and set to music that Kaleen selected.)  I just felt that I had to include many more pictures than I typically would, in order to tell the whole story of that night. I hope you enjoy them!

To see more of Kaleen's work, please visit her website: Atlanta Family Documentary Photography

You can see how she captured Roland's first days at home with their family in this blog post: Newborn Photography in Atlanta

You can also check out her personal work and client work on Instagram. 

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Baby Bennett | Fresh 48 Hospital Newborn Photography

I'm so excited to share these pictures from a recent visit to my dear friends at Northside Hospital, just a couple days after their first son was born. 

We just celebrated my own boy's 4th birthday, and it's wonderful to reminisce about those first days of his life.  Much of it is such a blur, and I think that's one reason I treasure pictures taken in the hospital right after a baby is born so much.  

I hope you enjoy these pictures, taken at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. 

Welcome to the world, Baby Bennett!

(To view Bennett's video birth announcement, click here: Newborn Photography Atlanta | Baby Bennett's Birth Announcement.) 

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best newborn photographers in gwinnett countybest photographers in gwinnett county Amanda Myers of Crane Creek Photography is a published, featured, and award-winning photographer based in NE Atlanta.  She's one of the few photographers in Gwinnett County, Georgia that blends her love of documentary-style family photography with beautiful lifestyle portraits.  Her very favorite thing to shoot in the world is Fresh 48 Newborn Sessions in the hospital, but she also loves everything family - from capturing the expectant joy of maternity photography, the first days of a baby's life in Newborn Homecoming Sessions, the beauty of everyday chaos in Family Day-in-the-Life Sessions, on-location child and teen portrait sessions, all the way up to Senior Life sessions, which document the fleeting days that your high school senior will spend with your family, their friends, in their own space.  Amanda is an on-location photographer, serving areas of NE Atlanta, including Suwanee, Duluth, Johns Creek, Sugar Hill, Buford, Lawrenceville, and Norcross.  Fresh 48 Newborn Sessions are available at most metro-Atlanta hospitals.  For more information about Amanda, click here.  For pricing information, visit our pricing page.  Click here to contact Amanda directly.  Thank you for stopping by!

 

 


Introducing Baby Bennett | Birth Announcement

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It's amazing when you can pinpoint a very specific prayer from a particular point in your life, and finally see & feel that prayer answered.  

I met Dwayne & Julie shortly after they were married.  Soon, they began trying to get pregnant.  It was not an easy road, and through many prayers, I personally wasn't sure what the ending of their story would be.  I wanted so badly for them to be able to have a baby of their own.  

Meeting Bennett was an answer to prayer. 

I hope you enjoy this video birth announcement and join me in welcoming Baby Bennett to the world.

 

"All at once everything looks different, now that I see you."

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In-Home Newborn & Family Photography Session | Duluth, GA

It's always a pleasure when a family invites me back to photograph the first days of their next child.  I met this sweet family only about a year ago, when their son was born.  When I got a call from the Dad, I initially assumed it would be for a family session with the three of them.  Nope - he was in the hospital and their second child, a daughter, was just born.  What joy!  

I definitely understand the challenges of juggling the responsibilities of both a newborn...and a baby.  Spending time in their home reminded me of those first few blurry days.  My girls are now 5 and 6.  It was hard at first.  But now they're the best of frenemies.  I love that they can do everything together.  They're so different, my girls, but my hope is that their closeness in age with translate to closeness in friendship as they grow older.  I hope that for these sweet babies too.  

And...this month I've jumped into a blog circle again!  I love blog circles because it gives me (and you!) a little glimpse into the work of talented photographers from all over the world.  This month, I'll circle up to Michele Quattrin in MInnesota, then link over to my friend Hali Tomczak over in New York, and then go all the way up north to Canada to Janis Lempera's post that is certain to make you SMILE.  So, stay with me until the end, and click over to Michele, who has an awesome little natural light studio in Minneapolis.  

Ok, here are my favorites from this wonderful in-home newborn session.  I've also included the video slideshow I created for them.  Hope you enjoy~ 

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And here's the pictures from our session...

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It's funny how their little family routines have remained the same since I was here about a year ago.  The kitchen is the heart of their home. 

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I love this next set because it depicts the "juggling" I referred to above!

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Like last time I visited, they enjoy reading books together in bed.  

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I'm always so grateful to be invited into someone's home during their first few days with a new baby.  It never gets old.  

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Thank you so much for viewing these pictures and/or watching the slideshow video.  


Now, I'd love for you to follow around our blog circle.  I'm linking to Michele Quattrin of mQn Photography of North Oaks, Minnesota.  She has the MOST fabulous, modern-industrial studio space with tons of beautiful window light.  Lotsa of brick, rustic hardwood floors and an opulent chandelier.  The perfect spot for portraits in the Minneapolis area.  Check it out: mQn Photography Studio Space in North East Minneapolis


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