Amanda J Alvares: Blog http://amanda-j.com/blog en-us (C) Amanda J Alvares admin@amanda-j.com (Amanda J Alvares) Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:53:00 GMT Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:53:00 GMT http://amanda-j.com/img/s/v-5/u770358454-o735483281-50.jpg Amanda J Alvares: Blog http://amanda-j.com/blog 90 120 Valentina's Beach Maternity Session http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/4/valentina Bringing new life into the world is an amazing accomplishment and I am more than happy to capture those precious moments. Congratulations to the gorgeous Valentina and her beautiful baby girl. Thank you for letting me capture these intimate moments!

 

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Morgan Class of 2018! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/4/morgan-2018 As your child surpasses this tremendous milestone in their life let me capture those intimate moments that can be cherished for years to come. The beautiful Morgan had her senior photos taken in the Redwood forest. Having a beautiful model and scenery made this session a breeze to work with, here's to you Morgan Congratulations on graduating High School!

 

 

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Save the Date! Jillian and Ross Are Tying The Knot! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/4/jullian-and-ross-engagement " Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love was out of my control."
Capturing beautiful moments like this are what make my job so worth while. Congratulations to the happy couple! 




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Beware the Zombies! Meet My 2017 Zombie Hoard! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/3/2017-zombie-hoard "Before scientists were able to find the cure for the zombie virus, we documented their condition before they were cured."

Zombie mini sessions are some of my favorite to do because its always a great time. Each individual is so different therefore their personality shows through in every photo! 


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Now Booking September Zombie Minis! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/3/bookzombiemini MESSAGE ME to secure your spot today!  If this date doesn't work for you, I offer year around zombie sessions and the pricing can be found HERE!

 

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Meet Blake - Class of 2017! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/3/class-of-2017-blake Graduating High School is a huge milestone not only for a young adult but, for their parents as well. Let me help you in capturing these incredible moments that you can share for years to come. Blake's shoot was especially unique because we shot some of these photos are the Avaya Staduim, home to the San Jose Earthquakes!

 

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Hannah's Senior Session 2018!!! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/3/hannahs2018 Hannah's session was was taken at the Cressey Hills Event Center. Even though it was an overcast day, we still managed to capture some beautiful images!


 

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A peek at my fall minis! Part Two! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/3/fallminis2

 

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A peek at my fall minis! Part One! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/3/fallminis1  



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3 Gorgeous Ladies, 1 Boudoir Blog! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/2/boudoir-trio Not all of my clients are ok with me sharing images from their boudoir session so when I get some that ARE, you bet I am going to add it to my blog!  These 3 ladies rocked it in front of the camera for their hubbies, check it out!  PS, if you know them - don't go around sharing this blog without chatting with them first about ;)  Enjoy!

 

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Boudoir: Miss J http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/2/boudoir-miss-j Sultry classic boudoir images, followed by some Star Wars fandom, this is Miss J...


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The Garner Family Gets Beached! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/1/the-garner-family Fellow photographer, Alyx, honored me with the opportunity to photograph their beautiful family at a beach near Pacifica. 
Their outfits were absolutely to die for and despite some toddler angst, we got some fun images!

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Charles' Urban Senior Session, Class of 2018! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2018/1/charles2018 Charles is a pretty laid back guy so shooting local, downtown Newman, fit him well!  He was way more comfortable in front of the camera then his family had expected so they were blown away when it came time to select his images.  Here's *some* of their faves that I loved as well!

 

 

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Wanna Be A Zombie?? http://amanda-j.com/blog/2017/12/wanna-be-a-zombie I have finally listed out of season zombie session pricing and a zombie portfolio on my page, check it out!

CLICK HERE FOR ZOMBIE SESSION PRICING!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY ZOMBIE HOARD!


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Family Mini Sessions November 2017 - Reserve Your Spot Now! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2017/8/family-mini-sessions-november-2017---reserve-your-spot-now *** ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED, THANK YOU! ***
Spots are limited and the retainer fee to hold your spot is non-refundable!! 
Location and appointment time will be disclosed closer to the date.
Session Fee Covers Up To A Family of 4!
{Additional family members are $10 each with a maximum of 6 allowed}

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Booking Weddings Again 2017 & 2018! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2017/7/booking-weddings I am happy to announce that I am NOW booking weddings for the rest of 2017 & 2018!
Let's chat about your special day, Message Me!  :)


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You asked for it and it's back! Zombie Mini Sessions Are Here! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2017/7/ZOMBIEMINI **  ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN BOOKED, THANK YOU! **
If you missed your opportunity to become one of the undead please send me a message and we can set up a zombie session just for you on another date!

CLICK HERE FOR LAST YEAR'S UNDEAD HOARD!



 

 



 

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Kendall's First Birthday Session! http://amanda-j.com/blog/2017/4/kendallsbirthday Happy first birthday Kendall, you little doll, you!  <3
{ We took mommy's maternity photos in the same spot that we did Kendall's First Birthday photos! }

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Maternity Leave As Of April 1st http://amanda-j.com/blog/2017/4/maternity-leave-as-of-april-1st I'm excited to announce that my maternity leave starts TODAY (April 1st) which means no more sessions for awhile! You may still see posts on my page from past jobs, but trust me - I am not going to be shooting, I will be focusing on my little family and learning to be a mommy to two! As my customers know, my goal is to finish all of my open jobs BEFORE my daughter arrives so don't fret! For prospective clients, if your session can wait until the summer please feel free to contact me in late May/June to schedule for July and later. If you have an urgent session please feel free to contact me and will try to connect you with some other photographers in our area that are available.

Best Wishes To You & Yours!

Photo Credit: Brandy Tillett

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Meet The Tilletts http://amanda-j.com/blog/2017/3/tilletts You guys hear me say this every spring, but seriously I LOVE shooting at Knights Ferry! 
Here's some beautiful images of my friends, the Tillett family, at Knights Ferry - enjoy!

 

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