Hi! I'm Amy! I'm a both a homeschooling mom and a professional photographer in the Sacramento, CA area, as well as the creator of the Beloved Black & White Action Set. Thank you for visiting!

Posted on Jul 11, 2014



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!


Amy Schuff's Black and White Actions

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Amy Schuff Photography Black and White Actions


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. 

Amy Schuff Photography Photoshop Actions

Images courtesy of Mindy Newton Photography, Images from Amy and Lisa Smiley Photography

Here’s another Before & After!

Amy Schuff Black and White Photography Actions for Photoshop

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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!

Posted on Nov 16, 2014
Posted in Maternity

These two are going to make amazing parents very soon! I love their energy and how sweet he is to her. It makes me want to say… Wuv…sweet wuv…. :)

**I’m still running my early bird photo special!! Click HERE to see the info!!**


Sacramento Maternity Photographer - Amy Schuff

Posted on Nov 11, 2014

Amy Schuff - 2015EarlyBirdSessions

I have opened up my calendar for 2015! I’m offering this special early bird session rate for a limited time. This rate includes:

  • Full family photo session in the Sacramento, CA area (please contact me before purchasing if you have more than 5 family members.)
  • 20 beautifully retouched images delivered digitally for you to print full size (instructions on where and how to print will be provided.)
  • Web sized images for sharing over social media
  • A gorgeous online slideshow set to music and hosted for 30 days (this is perfect to show out of town family and friends!)

AND…if you purchase this as a surprise for a family member, maybe your wife, your parents or a friend, I will email you a special gift certificate that you can print and give on Christmas day! 

Please use the button below purchase!

$495 (plus tax)


Fine print:

Session must be scheduled and held during the months of January-March 2015. “Buy Now” button for sessions including 5 family members ($25 per additional family member and will be billed accordingly.) No prints or enlargements come with session, but may be purchased separately. Please contact Amy Schuff Photography with any questions before purchasing session, as all purchases are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Thank you!

Posted on Nov 10, 2014
Posted in Families

All I could think about during this session was how wonderful of a place it was for a little boy to grow up. Wide open spaces, two big dogs and two parents who adored him, and each other.

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If you would like more information about scheduling a session, please contact me here.

Posted on Nov 05, 2014

I am so thankful for music. No matter the form, no matter how broken and new. It’s all worship when done with the right heart.


Posted on Nov 05, 2014

Fresh snow, crisp air, tall trees and the mountains.


Posted on Nov 05, 2014

I’m behind on posting my thankful photos because the husband and I went away on an “unplugged” vacation. I’m so thankful for generous friends that help make that happen, and a guy who still likes to spend all his free time with me.



Posted on Nov 02, 2014

November 2nd: I’m so thankful for my husband. I’m so extremely sick right now and he’s taking care of everything.


Posted on Nov 01, 2014

I have a lot to be thankful for. Not a day goes by that I don’t look around me and see the blessings I’ve been given. So I’m taking the next 30 days and with a photo each day, I’ll express my gratitude for what has been done in my life. This is different from my annual challenge in February, as these photos will be in either color or black and white and won’t be just reserved for my kids. Even though I’m starting out with a photo of my son, and of course people will be a recurring theme, I can’t wait to take photos of all the other things in my life that I am so grateful for.

I invite you to join me! Post your images online, on Facebook, your blog or Instagram. Let me know if you decide to take on this challenge of an image a day :)

November 1st: I know I was given just one boy for a reason. He’s a middle child, just like me. He’s intense and stubborn, just like me. I think he’s awesome…(maybe just like me?!) I am so thankful for him.


Posted on Oct 05, 2014
Posted in Families

This was a FUN and fastpaced session! How else can you photograph a 3 year old and a 20m old? :)


Capital Park Sacramento Family Session - Amy Schuff


PS. If you are looking to get family photos done, please contact me ASAP as time is running out to have your images in time for Christmas! Please use the “Contact” form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours! Thank you!

Posted on Sep 20, 2014
Posted in Maternity

This couple was just so extremely excited to become parents. I loved the way they looked at each other, so full of love and anticipation. They’ve since had their little baby boy and I can’t wait to share those photos, but first…their loving maternity session.