Thursday, January 26, 2012

LOCAL FAVS - photos

I have decided that I want to feature some of my local favs.  Lucky for you some of them are pairing their interviews with some fabulous Give-A-Ways!

First up- AMY E ,
a local photographer that recently took her behind the camera biz full time!  From families, to weddings and even boudoir; Amy does it ALL and she's pretty awesome too!

So let's get to know her, shall we?

1.  How long have you been a photographer?
I have been a photographer for over 5 years now. I have always loved photography and taking photos so you could say I’ve been one all my life!  I have been a business owner for 2 years now.

2.  You just recently (I believe) took your biz full time, what was your biggest motivation to becoming your own boss?
We thought it would be better to try it and fail, than to not try it at all. My biggest motivation was to one day be able to stay at home with my children one day.  I took that giant leap of faith while my husband and I still don’t have kids. Also, I wanted to start getting photos edited in a more timely manner. Working a full time job then coming home and trying to edit wasn’t really working that well. I have prayed about this for some time now. God has truly blessed me.
3. What simple camera would you recommend for busy moms on the go?
As far a DSLR goes, I would recommend a Canon Rebel or a Nikon D60. They are affordable and can be used in Automatic or Manual.

4.  What is your favorite around the town location for photo shoots?
My favorite place is the town of Locust Grove. There are a ton of different backdrops in that one location. It makes it really easy to get variety in a photo shoot.

5.  What is your go to editing software?
Photoshop Elements. It has taken me several years to figure it out, but I adore it!

6.  Any oops moments from behind the camera?
Thankfully, not any too serious. At a wedding a last year, I did trip over something during the ceremony. I was quite embarrassed. What a way to interrupt!

7.  What are your FIVE reasons why…You HEART photography?
1. I believe that a picture says so much. A simple picture has so much power. It can remind you of happiness, sadness, hard times, funny days, days you would rather forget, and days you wish you could relive.

2. I get to meet and make new friends all the time!
3.  love having control of a photograph. To imagine something and then make it happen through a photo feels amazing.
5. I love to make other people happy.
Let's check out some of her work!

just precious

super cute


i do
Now that you have met one of my local favs, go check out her website or check her out on facebook and show her some 'like' love!  And just because Amy E is so fabulous, she is giving away a FREE mini session to one of my awesome blog readers!   ALL you have to do is check our her facebook page or website and come back here and leave one positive comment about AMY E's work!  SO GO CHECK IT! 
One person will be selected at random, give away is open until Monday @ 5:00 pm.  A mini session is a small session that will include 20-25 edited images on a disk, session must be used by March 1, 2012.
And a BIG thanks to AMY for being my first local favs interview!
peace and love


maryandkyle said...

Amy E is an incredible photographer. She has definitely been blessed with this skill and makes such special memories last forever in her photographs. I was so pleased when she took engagement and wedding photos for me, and I'm glad to read this wonderful local fav featuring her!-Mary Allen

Anonymous said...

I love Amys work. I have spent many hours just going through all her albums on her Facebook. She never stops amazing me. I was so pleased with my anniversary pics that she did and she will most definatley be doing my photos in the future. Wish her all the luck in the world!
~Emma miller

Army Momma said...

This is sooo cute!! I love it! I love having Amy as our photographer! She does amazing work and is great. I love her passion for it. You can always see it in her work! : ) {Please don't count me in to win.. I live in a different state and wouldn't be able to use it.}

Anonymous said...

Amy is great! She will work around your crazy schedules to find something that fits. She keeps our son smiling and happy for pictures! Her outdoor pictures are magnificent!

rebekahlittle88 said...

All of her picture ideas are so creative and different. They look so fun and modern. -rebekah little

Tiffany Newsom said...

Amy is a creative photographer. She is truely amazing to work with. Within seconds of being with her you are comfortable, you feel like you have known her for years. My husband and I had her do our maternity pictures and didn't think twice about using her for our newborn shoot. It is so great to have someone like Amy to capture your family's memories.
:) Tiffany Newsom

Abbismom1222 said...

I have used Amy twice in the past and will be a client for life! Her work is absolutely amazing, and she never rushes through anything. She takes the time to make sure it's exactly right. I would (and do) recommend Amy to anyone. On top of being an awesome photographer, she's also an awesome person!

Kaitlin said...

Amy is awesome at capturing the 'moment'. She takes photography to a artistic & emotional level that will leave you breathless... just wonderful!

lusry56 said...

I've really enjoyed watching Amy grow as a photographer. She finds a way to always make the next photo better than the last. She has such a great heart and her passion shows through her work. The pictures she took of my daughter brought light into difficult times and I am so happy she captured our special moments! She is absolutely amazing as a person and a photographer!

Rebecca Fondren said...

Amy is fantastic! She has a way of expressing so many emotions and expressions in a picture. One of a kind!!

Anonymous said...

I love her creativity! She truely has an eye for photography!
christie robinson

Anonymous said...

Awesome photography Amy! Can't find Just checked it out for the first time :-) It truly is great work. Definitely has the eye for it! Meredith Graves

Anonymous said...

I love Amy's work.....

Anonymous said...

Her pictures are so cute! I have some big plans coming up in August. Maybe I could book her for some engagement and family photos.=)
-Sabrina Chamlee

jessi0811 said...

Amy is absolutely incredible! She has it all....creativity, Patience to insure you are ready and comfortable for her to capture that special moment, and most importantly she shows passion in every moment she captures for you.she has a sweet and uplifting personality and expresses every natural artistical attribute she was blessed with in your photos. Loveeee her work!!!!

Fallon Davis said...

Can't wait to hear what is going on with you Sabrina!! Sounds exciting!

Anonymous said...

Amy is an amazing photographer. I have been wanting to get her to take some family photos. And as soon as i get the extra money she is the one im going to call. She is one if the best i have seen in a long time.
sincerely Samantha Thompson!

Brittney said...

I love Amy's work... She recently photographed one of my friend's weddings and she couldn't have asked for more. I am reciently engaged and would love to be photographed by her.

Amanda Moss said...

I love looking at all of her work on my Newsfeed! I've never worked with her before, but all her pictures are amazing. She photographed someone I know and they turned out beautifully.

Kerri Helm said...

I've used Amy once before and she was great!!! She kept my daughters smiling and got really good shots of all of us. She is a genuine, nice person.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures Amy took of our twins. She did an amazing job and will be the only person we will ever have take their pictures! She was able to capture the love between them.
- Kristina Haywood

Anonymous said...

I have known Amy for years now and have been able to see her grow as a photographer. She has grown so much and is absolutely AMAZING. I am so happy that she finally gets to do what she loves. I LOVE the one year pics she did of my little one. She really knows how to catch those perfect moments.
- Brittany Crumbley

Anonymous said...

Amy did an amazing job on my daughters photos! She is such a sweet person and I recommend her to ANYONE!
-Tina reinhard

Chelsea Baker said...

I've seen all the photos Amy's posted and I can't wait to get her to do a session with my girls and I.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing new pics that Amy post. They do capture great moments in life. I would love a chance to experience a session with her. I have a new baby and I would love her to photograph my family. Wendy Diamond

Jennifer Warren said...

I really like Amy's style. I am 34 weeks pregnant and want to do some belly shots before baby gets here, I hope I win the mini session! And if not, I'll soon be in the market for a personal photographer :)

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