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  • WELCOME!

    You found me! I started business in September 2009 after working with newborns for 6 months but wanting something more. I wanted the freedom to flex my creative muscle and also do more than just newborns! Almost 6 years later I'm back at where I started, specializing in newborns but adding kids and families in there too :) I have pulled away from weddings and workshops (which I started teaching in 2011 across the country) now that we are expecting baby #5! Ever since the day I started, even before calling myself a business, I have worked at bettering myself through various mediums of continuing education in my field. I believe that no matter how long you've been perfecting your craft, no matter who you are, you are never done learning, and you will never know everything :)

    I'm a mother to 4 beautiful little girls, and have been married to my high school sweetheart since July 2009. I am a mother, and I am a photographer. But I am not a "mom with a camera". I am a photographer who also has children ;) I take my job- my CAREER, very seriously and respect the industry in everything I do. I'm also a pretty bad blogger, so that will explain why it's constantly out of date, but I try!! :)

    Connect with me on Facebook to stay up to date with session sneak peeks and vital information. Thanks for stopping by!

    xoxo
    Amy

1:1 Mentoring with Lindsey

Lindsey came to visit for 1:1 Newborn Mentoring on March 13th. Sweet babies! And look at that little girl- CHUNK!! So gorgeous!!!

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At this point in time, I’m no longer offering workshops aside from what is scheduled remaining this year. If you would like information on those, check out the blog posts for the Nashville workshop on June 3, or the Chicago workshop on August 5. That’s all that remains with open seats!

Chicago, IL Newborn Posing Workshop- FINAL workshop for ACP!

It’s come time, with the pending arrival of our 5th child, to reevaluate the business and prioritize. As much as I have loved teaching over the past 4 years, it’s come time to turn the page and say goodbye. This class will be the final workshop for ACP for a long time, if not permanently. Ahh, scary!! But it’s a good thing:)So are you ready to do this? I am!

Each class I teach is limited to 5 photographers to create an intimate and nurturing learning environment. No fighting with anywhere from 8-15 other photographers to see, hear and be heard- yes, I have seen other classes advertised before with 12 photographers and ONE teacher- to me that’s crazy! With my 5:1 workshops, you’re promised to get the time and attention you need to truly LEARN, and walk away exhilarated and ready to apply new techniques to your business as you see fit!

2015 workshop tuition has been set at $1000.00. This rate has been carefully calculated not only based on travel costs, studio rental, meals and included take-home items, but the value of the education itself. You will be learning EVERYTHING I have learned the hard way through blood, sweat and tears over what will be 6 YEARS of being in business. We will be shooting 2 full-length newborn sessions!

This workshop has been set for: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 9am – there are 4 seats left!

Located: Elgin, IL
Classes will last approximately 8 hours.

There is a $400 nonrefundable retainer to book your seat- the remaining balance will be due 1 month before your class- July 5th, 2015. Payments will be accepted via Paypal or credit card.

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April 23, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Maureen Graff - i would love to be included in the Aigust 5th workshop:-)
Are there still spots available?

StClair Maternity

This was my first outdoor session of 2015- fortunately, the weather was fairly decent! This gorgeous family is expecting a sweet baby in May, and don’t know the gender- which is so exciting! I can’t wait to meet him/her and photograph the newborn session:)We also made sure to photographed the girls separately since they recently turned 7 and 2!

I’m bummed that the trees were still dead making our backdrop pretty bleak- but at least the grass was green!

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Enter to win a Limelife Photographer + Family Planner!

I’m just opening this one to my friend list. I do enough giveaways on my business page:)Good luck guys!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Henry is 9 months!

Henry turned 9 months and like clockwork, came back to see me. Holy freaking hell was he cute. I mean, CUTE. Doll baby. Flirty. Absolutely perfect and precious. I want to eat him! We had fun with setups unique to him and his family:)

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