I’m linking up with some amazing photographers this month to show what being “real” means in this day and age full of media and popularity. The honest truth, I’m a real mom. A living, breathing, one day at a time mom. At one point, I was a world traveler. Yep…I had more stamps in my passport than any of my friends and not just because I was taking vacations. I went to places no one dared to go, or sleep, or spend more than an hour touring. I loved every minute of it. I still travel, but it’s not like before. That is absolutely fine with me though because my precious children are my calling and being their mom is what I was made for.
When we aren’t able to travel out of the country as a family, we try our hardest to have small adventures here at home. We love our city and what we do actually centers around seeing our city changed for good. So when the fair was in town, we jumped at the chance to go.
So real life right now looks like adventures to the state fair, us just being us, a family, who moves and breathes and works together, all of us doing our part so we can live each day knowing that we did our best.
After taking a peek at my photos, go visit Kelly Kuntz Photograph – Bozeman Family Photography to see her take on “Real Adventure!”
She certainly was! This is just a quick sneak peek for her parents. They took advantage of the mini sessions that I’m offering right now and I am so glad they did! For more info please use this contact form: Sacramento Family Photography Mini Sessions
I am so excited to announce that I will be offering black and white actions for Photoshop (versions CC-C6)! I’ve spent such a long time on these because my heart is to make the most versatile, easy to adjust, works on as many of your images as possible, black and whites.
For many years now black and white photography has been such a passion for me. I love color and you’ll see so many color images here, but black and white speaks to me in a way color doesn’t.
I remember my Dad who was a photographer in his younger years, say to me, “Amy, with a black and white your blacks need to be black and your whites white.” It’s such a simple concept, but if you truly want a black and white image to shine, it needs to pull the highlights out and enhance the shadows.
So that is what I’ve done for you here, I’ve created 14 different black and white actions to help you find the most lovely one for your images.
Visit the For Photographers page for more info and to see more examples of the actions on images!
I have had numerous photographers beta test them for me and I’ve had an overwhelming response! Here are some of their images edited with one of the 14 Beloved BW’s.
Here’s another Before & After!
Please let me know if you have any questions! I hope these actions are what you’ve been searching for!
Please visit the For Photographers page for more info!
This couple made my night. They were just all around fun to hang out with, and I’m not even kidding. And gosh they are so in love!! For right now I’ll only share one photo, but all of them pretty much are like this…full of light, love and excitement for their new baby boy.
ps. Edited with “Prime” from my new black & white action set coming soon!!!
We love roadtrips, especially ones where we get to stop and visit some cows, see the rolling CA hills and do our best not to pick the poppies!
Since this amazing couple just celebrated their anniversary yesterday…I thought it was high time that I shared their wedding photos!
It was just lovely watching those two confess their love and make a commitment to forever at Gibson Ranch Park. I’ve never seen a bride as giddy as Melody was! It was obvious that she was marrying her best friend. I have a soft spot in my heart for these two and I hope that I get to photograph all the milestones that happen in their future *hint hint* :) :)
Beware… I’ve chalked this post so full of photos! They almost never end!!
Location: Gibson Ranch Park
Wedding Cake: Amber’s Cake Creations
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Photographers: Amy & Jeremy Schuff
On May 1st my husband and I began a Whole30 challenge. It comes from the website www.whole30.com and the book “It Starts with Food” by Melissa and Doug Hartwig. For the sake of this blog post I will assume you know all about what Whole30 is, but in a nutshell, it’s a way to reset your body by eating real, healthy, good foods. The limitations are: No grains, dairy, sugar, soy, processed foods, beans, legumes, processed foods and a few other arbitrary foods that they chose to elminate. You’re supposed to eat like this for 30 days. So we decided to go for it. We both felt like we needed a jumpstart on health and this was the best way to do it.
But now we are on Day 30 and I’m very proud of us for getting here, for sticking with something so long. *Day 30 of #whole30. When I began, 30 days ago, I was excited but nervous. Nervous about what I would eat and if it would be worth it. The beginning was hard, very hard. I just didn’t want to eat healthy food. I wanted cereal and bread and cookies. Then I learned how to eat so that I wasn’t as hungry and I started to feel ok. Day 5 was horrible, on days 13-14, deep exhaustion set in and I wasn’t sure this was even doing anything for me. By the time day 17 rolled around, it just wasn’t that hard anymore. The way I was eating was a way of life and a habit. Now today marks day 30 and while I’m excited to have the freedom to eat a piece of toast with my eggs, I’m not about to throw all the good habits I learned out the window. Remember, this isn’t a wholelife, it’s a whole30, and it’s designed to reset your body so you can figure out what exactly ails you and how to eat good food.
…I took these photos the day after her birthday. I thought she was well enough to take some photos, but in looking at these pictures I can see the little bags under her eyes and how tired she looks. It’s such a sweet memory for me that I wanted to come back and post the rest of her birthday photos I took with her Daddy.
All done. 28 days of black and white photos of my children. It went by too fast. I knew from day one what my 28th photo would be. I set out to recreate this photo and this photo. They’re starting to not fit side by side as easily. I’m so happy I have these photos to document how quickly time passes.
Thank you very much for spending this month with me. I’m excited to start posting some of my writing, some client sessions and something in color :)