Styled shoot outs are so good for the soul. Meeting other creatives, planning all the details, shooting with passion & comparing everyone's different angles/styles, really helps to reignite the flame in my heart. A little more than a year ago, I joined a (small at the time) group of amazing & talented creatives, that had a huge love for the House of Flynn camera bags. Over the past year, the tribe has expanded in to something completely unfathomable & each state now has their own branch, for support & community togetherness. A few months ago, I began planning a styled shoot out for our local Missouri HOF Tribe. I knew EXACTLY which clients I wanted to use & I have to tell you, they were perfection! We had a few hiccups along the way. I found out shortly after beginning the planning, that Kelsey was expecting her 2nd child. YAY!! So the original dress was no longer an option. Our props we had planned ended up falling through, but honestly it all worked out for the best. We came together & laughed, shared, learned about each other & then spent the evening photographing a truly magical session. I want to give a HUGE thank you to Kelsey & Alex Pagan for volunteering your time & beauty & love for us! Also, big thanks to Vanessa Zingrich for being Kelsey's HMU! Much love to all involved!!!
When Miranda first contacted me about photographing her wedding & engagement session with Pat, I was beyond excited. I soon realized that her best friend & Maid of Honor is also one of my good friends. Naturally, I had to ask Macy, the MOH, to spill the dirt on Miranda & Pat. I basically learned what I already knew from meeting them, that these two are as perfect for each other as they appear. Everything about their relaxed, goofy, naturally easy relationship, is as real as it gets. These two met, fell in love & are now engaged, all because of a few "likes" exchanged via instagram. How adorable is that?!
As a Franklin County Missouri photographer, there is nothing I enjoy more, than photographing real love & emotion. These two had PLENTY of that to show me. Our engagement session at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit MO was full of laughs & in those quiet moments, when they thought I wasn't looking, that is when the real magic happened. So without further ado, I am honored to introduce the Future Mr. & Mrs. Boland!
Amanda is a free spirited, outgoing photographer & artist. She has been married for 16 years to her sweetheart & is a mom to 3 amazing children. When she isn't hustling as a girl boss, she can be found running around doing the dance/soccer/football mom thing.
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