Amanda J Alvares: Blog en-us (C) Amanda J Alvares (Amanda J Alvares) Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:44:00 GMT Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:44:00 GMT Amanda J Alvares: Blog 90 120 Behind The Scenes - Unicorn Sessions I have had a lot of Unicorn Session inquiries lately so I figured I would post a little snippet on them. I do not allow the unicorn to run free, EVERYTHING is removed during editing which means I spend anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour on editing just ONE image. These images are created with a TEAM and yes they may be expensive, but they are a true under taking behind the camera. This may diminish some of the magic, but enjoy! ;)


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It's A..... {Baby Wilde's Gender Reveal!} Doing a gender reveal myself, I am a strong believer in the PARENTS not knowing the gender until the reveal.  I think it makes the moments I capture that much more fun and enjoyable to look at because it is REAL emotion.  Dad I swore his first born would be a girl while mommy is expecting a boy, let's see who is right!! I have to admit, this was my favorite gender reveal yet! 

If you are expecting a little bundle of joy, contact me for rates - these are soooo much fun!

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Welcome Baby Mackenzie! Fresh 48 Bringing new life into the world is the most important thing a mother can do. After waiting 9 long months meeting your baby is one of life's most precious moments. I was so excited to be capturing such a beautiful moment in time. Well here you go, Welcome to the world Mackenzie!

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AHH!! THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING!!! BEWARE THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING!!! Everyone loves a good zombie right? Well these kiddos will make you think otherwise! Check out these two different takes on the same concept. WARNING: NO CHILDREN OR HORSES WERE ACTUALLY TURNED INTO ZOMBIES!!

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Dreams Really Do Come True, Unicorn Minis! Growing up every child is told stories of Princes and Princesses, launching their imaginations into a fantasy land. Why not make their dreams come true with a beautiful fantasy session featuring a Unicorn! Your little princess can be captured forever in these timeless photos. 

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Valentina's Beach Maternity Session 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! 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! " 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! "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! 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! 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!!! 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!


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A peek at my fall minis! Part One!  

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3 Gorgeous Ladies, 1 Boudoir Blog! 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 Sultry classic boudoir images, followed by some Star Wars fandom, this is Miss J...

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The Garner Family Gets Beached! 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! 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?? I have finally listed out of season zombie session pricing and a zombie portfolio on my page, check it out!



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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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