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Fine Art Friday {Los Angeles Photographer}

The end of the month nears, which means another installment for Fine Art Friday!  This beautiful bloom caught my eye in a neighbors yard earlier this month.  I love the lines, texture, shapes, and contrast of the red and green. . .  a little taste of Christmas in Autumn!

A red hibiscus pops against a white fence.

For more inspiring art, be sure to check out Durham, NC Fine Art Photographer, Leigh Ann Hines, then follow the links for a circle of images sure to brighten your Friday!

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Christie - September 28, 2012 - 5:06 am

I adore hibiscus! The remind me of summer. Lovely image!

Kay Pickens - September 28, 2012 - 7:15 am

Love, love the colors and brightness of this one. Very nice!! I just love flower shots.

Heather - September 28, 2012 - 9:54 am

Great colors and angle. beautiful.

laura - September 28, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Lovely tones!

Britt Anderson - September 29, 2012 - 6:50 am

Love the vibrant colors…and I have tons of hibiscus at my house.

Leigh Ann Hines - September 29, 2012 - 7:44 am

This reminds me of summer. Wish I had beautiful flowers in my garden like this.

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Beach Babies {Los Angeles Family Photographer}

Lots of families love to do photo sessions on the beach.  When you live within 2 miles of the coastline, I can’t say I blame them.  For this family, however, I can’t think of a more appropriate place for their pictures. . . both mom and dad are surfers.  They met while surfing, just a little ways down the beach from where we did their session.  Pretty perfect, I say!

Mom suggested bringing down a few arm chairs and I loved the idea!  So that’s how we started. . .

Then we moved down to the water (what’s a beach without water!). . .

We even had a little time to play on the sand. . .

And then we wrapped things up right where we started, but with just a little more flair!  Aren’t these just fab?!

We proved this morning that you don’t need a surf board to have fun at the beach!

michelle b - September 23, 2012 - 5:39 pm

great pictures Amy!

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10 on 10: Olvera Street {Los Angeles Photographer}

The 10th completely caught me by surprise this month!  Luckily I’ve had these images from a recent trip to Olvera Street, just waiting to be blogged!   Olvera Street is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and one of the oldest streets in the city.  A visit there is like stepping back into early L.A. history or perhaps even a city in Mexico!  The street is closed to traffic and lined with street vendors, restaurants, beautiful foliage and delicious smells!

Before school went back, my good friend and I took a midday trip with our kids to explore this historic part of Los Angeles.  The kids loved searching for treasures at all the stands!

While the adults just soaked in all the culture and color!

The kids made a wish in a fountain. . .

And we checked out some food options.

We settled for a sit down lunch, which had to include a margarita!

I love playing “tourist” in our city, and a trip to Olvera Street was a great way to spend an afternoon!

Now, go take a peek at  Milwaukee Wisconsin Photographer Melissa Schuett’s site for another take on “10 on 10″!

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2012 Fall Mini-Sessions are here!

Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for holiday mini-sessions!  I have dates set for Los Angeles and Bozeman, Montana, but space is limited so contact me ASAP to reserve your spot.

As always, your 15 minute session will yield a gallery of 10-15 images to review.  You can purchase items a la carte or select one of my popular holiday collections.  Included with your $75 session fee is a set of 25 custom-designed, full-color, flat, 5×7 holiday cards.  I have some beautiful designs for this holiday season and will release them soon!

[...] beautiful, and whimsical.  Anyone who books a holiday mini-session with me (details available here!) will get a complimentary set of 25 of these, customized with your own beautiful images.  [...]

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A Lovely Winner {Los Angeles Family Photographer}

As a children’s photographer, with children of my own, it should come as no surprise that I am a big supporter of local schools. The El Segundo Ed! Foundation was started with the sole purpose of narrowing the gap between the state funds required to maintain excellence in our schools and what is actually provided by our state.  Millions of dollars have been slashed from our district budget in the last few years.  Ed! has stepped up, rallying community support and donations, to keep our schools strong.

One of biggest fundraisers of the year is the Ed! Gala, a night of food, dancing, and fun, including a silent auction.  I was delighted to donate a photography package to the auction and this family was the lucky winning bidder!

Not only does their donation go to support our local schools, they’re going to have beautiful portraits gracing their walls — which sounds like a great big WIN for everyone!

Thanks to this lovely family for their generous donation and their generous smiles.  It was such a fun session!

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Erin H. - September 4, 2012 - 5:42 pm

These are so beautiful Amy!

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