Your Beautiful Portraits (perham | detroit lakes photographer)

I had a genuine, eye opening, conversation the other day with a (pretty much) complete stranger and wow – I can’t get it out of my mind.

We were talking about business and what it is that ‘studio 60′ does, and in a simple comment I realized I am on my right path.

What this young lady I was speaking to said – while looking around my studio at the beautiful images on the walls, with an album in her hands – “This… THIS… is what I wanted when I’ve had portraits done before, and I didn’t get it.”

The “IT” being… a beautiful photo she could hold in her hands. Something to share with her kids as they grow older. A memory frozen in time, but not just ‘on a disk’ to never be looked at. An experience that allows you to look at your images and remember that exact moment, that place in your life.

In a world with it’s impatient desires, and a camera in nearly every phone.. it’s no wonder people lose the meaning of a real portrait; and it’s my job to help you see it’s importance.

Let me ask you. If you were to walk in to my studio and see a static, USB drive hanging on the wall / or lying on the table – would you ohhhh and aaahhhh over it? Probably not the same way you stop and look at all the beautiful faces, memories and moments frozen in time that are there right now.

It’s no wonder I’ve had a camera in my hand my whole life, or that images are so important to me. It’s so much more than a business. It’s telling stories by making a photograph you’ll treasure forever… and I’d love to hear your story.

Come, sit. Tell me your story.

Celebrate Mom at studio 60 (perham, minnesota portrait photographer)

I can’t believe that summer is looming around the corner! It’s wonderful to bask in the warmer weather and see GREEN after a long winter. I’m not excited about mowing – even though I love to mow – but who has time? …I digress:)

With Mother’s Day only a few weeks away, we want to #celebratemom, and what better way to do that than to create a beautiful mother/daughter portrait.. or even better, create an image that spans the generations. Give your daughters a lasting memory of being surrounded by such beautiful women like their mothers and grandmothers!

Real. Classic. Beautiful.

Our offer is for a makeover for two women, a complimentary wardrobe consultation, a photoshoot with Amanda and your premiere ordering appointment at the studio, for $150 – regularly $250.

Prints and products are available separately, and with any portrait purchase you will receive a beautiful art metal desk print as well. One of *my* favorite products!

NOW SEEKING: Hair & Makeup Artist(s) {Perham, Minnesota}


Applicant must be skilled at creating flattering hair styles AND applying beautiful makeup that suits our brand.

*Strong hair skills a must, however we are willing to train the right individual in makeup application if needed.

In addition, applicant should:

• Value professional growth. Be invested in learning new techniques to improve skills, including a current Cosmetology license (in MN).

• Work efficiently; Style hair and makeup within time provided (usually 1 hour per subject).

• Provide hair and makeup services for 1-3 subjects; may include multiple looks changes.

• Bring a range of hair and makeup tools and products to every shoot/may consider using product the studio has, also.

• Hold self to high professional standards; including:

– Arriving dressed and styled in a professional manner that reflects our portrait business.

– Always be punctual.

– Refrain from phone use throughout scheduled time.

– Always use well-maintained, sanitized products and tools.

– Be professional, kind and respectful in words and actions.

• Make sure client is comfortable and happy throughout session.

• Be able to receive critiques graciously either from the client or photographer.

• Support our brand’s mission of empowering our clients by helping them look and feel beautiful.


Applicants should generally be available on some or all of the following days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays.
*Preferably, 1-2 of those days will be committed every week to the studio, especially if you work at a retail salon, as well.
You will typically be scheduled from 9am-11am (Basic Session: 1 subject, 1 look) or from 9-2pm (“Girls Day Out” Session: 1-4 subjects with multiple looks changes.)
Afternoon appointments are sometimes scheduled during the summer months.
Expect to arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled session.


Pay is negotiable AND competitive, mainly depending on if you provide your own tools, or use ours, and if training is needed. If interested in the position, please provide your requested fee for each of the two session types: Basic and Girls Day Out.

Hair and makeup artists may also be given the option to take on assistant role throughout the shoot.


We make every effort to create a relaxing, fun environment for our clients and our team. We recognize quality work and show our gratitude for a job well done. We are happy to provide you with a high-quality digital image from each session for use in your portfolio. We share the love by tagging you in social media posts and occasionally linking to your brand’s web page in our blog posts. On longer session days, we provide a catered, lunch for all team members plus our clients.

To inquire about this position, please contact Amanda via email :

Have a little Faith! {Minnesota High School Senior Portraits}

I love High School Senior Portraits! I have been photographing High School Seniors for the better part of 8 years-ish and it’s AMAZING how these portrait sessions have become such a right of passage for these girls.

To have the ability to show off all the hard work you’ve been doing thus far, the friends you’ve made, the hobbies you’ve enjoyed and of course some killer style! is so wonderful!

I am SOOOOOO EXCITED to offer many exclusive options to our Senior clients, and hopefully their experience with studio 60 becomes one of their fondest memories of high school!

Are you ready to join our team? We would LOVE to have you!

{Meet Faith!}

To learn more about our Senior Portrait MODEL Experience, contact Amanda at studio 60 via email ::

Beauty | Revived

The BIG BIG BIG news I wanted to share with you!!;)

The Beauty Revived movement has done it again! They are teaming up with Denim+Grace Magazine to feature the 50 Most Beautiful Moms and studio 60 photographic art has been selected as one of 50 photographers nation wide to find these beautiful ladies!!!

Think your mom is the most beautiful, or know of a beautiful mom? Someone who inspires you, someone who puts everyone else before herself… but, then again, isn’t that what most moms do?

I want to hear your stories, and pick someone who is truly deserving of this special recognition! Please share them with me! You can send your nominations to (Subject: Beautiful Mom). Whomever is chosen will receive a complimentary portrait session with all the bells and whistles, AND will be featured in May’s edition of Denim+Grace magazine. How sweet is that?!

Did I mention the winner will be featured in a magazine??:):):)…and what an honor it would be for me to share one amazing lady with the world!

The winner will receive complimentary hair and makeup styling, a photo shoot with Amanda and images to share from the session.

*Please get your nominations to me by March 14th*
The portrait session will take place in our Perham, Minnesota studio.

Please help me spread the word!

Hello… SpRiNg?? {Detroit Lakes Senior Photographer}

I’m so excited for the extra hours of sunshine – which means – nicer weather and SUMMER are right around the corner!

We’ve had SOOO much going on the last couple months and I have some great sessions to share with you! …but first off, how about the beginning of our Class of 2016 Senior MODEL Rep photoshoots!

We have some awesome, beautiful girls in our program this year, and I can’t wait to share ALL of their images!

First up! Ms Auroura!

She is a Junior at Detroit Lakes High School and I’m thrilled to be able to photograph her for the next year!

I’m loving these studio sessions we’ve added for a variety of glam and outdoorsy – which will happen when it’s a tish warmer out!

DID YOU KNOW that hair and makeup styling is included with your session fee, making for stress free prep and allowing you to put your best face forward:)…also included are wardrobe consultations and a premiere ordering appointment at the studio!

Are YOU interested in learning more about our MODEL program?

Our next MODEL meeting will take place Saturday, April 18th at 11am!

Email me at :: for more info!

This is your year to SHINE!
~ A

Closing the books on 2014!

…and what a year it’s been!

Between home and business it’s been a year of changes and adjustments… all the girls in school, moving the biz to town and everyone just being… a year older!

Today starts a NEW, fresh outlook for everything and I’m excited to see what 2015 will bring!!

It’s going to be a REAL. CLASSIC. BEAUTIFUL. year;)


Holy SMOKES! This fall is zipping away faster than ever and I wanted to make sure to stop in… shake the crazy off and say HELLO!

Have you been thinking of a photo session?

Are you putting it off ‘UNTIL LATER’ for some reason or another??

Well, here’s an AWESOME incentive to put “PHOTO SESSION with AMANDA” on your calendar with a DOUBLE YOUR MONEY offer going on NOW, through Saturday, November 29th! (Small Business Saturday).

Yes. You heard me right!

Purchase a gift certificate for yourself… your neighbor… your spouse… your upcoming high school senior… your next family portrait session…

(D) – all of the above.;)

Dollars purchased will be good towards session fees and product beginning Jan 1st, 2015.

Past, present and new clients are all welcome to join in on the fun!

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY at studio 60!

• You may purchase as many Gift Certificates as you wish.
• NOT responsible for hounding you to book your appointment!
• Our calendar fills 3+ weeks in advance, so please book early for the most opportune session times!
• Your session fee of $250 is the first thing to be covered by this Gift Certificate!
• NO CHANGE will be given for unused portions of your Gift Certificate.
• Not available with other offers.
• Remaining balances are non-transferable, sorry!
SMILE! You’re doubling your money!

Robby | Hastings, Minnesota High School Senior Photographer

Mother Nature supplied a beautiful summer evening for capturing images of Robby with some of his favorite things in the North Country!

We might need to photoshop a state record fish in there somewhere!

Ahhhhh summer, I wish you weren’t so fleeting! How I love photographing in the beautiful outdoors!

Get in touch to learn more about the studio 60 Senior Portrait Experience, or to request additional information!

~ Amanda

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As most of us know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and THIS year, I wanted to come up with a (hopeful) tradition… to get people in the studio and get past the excuses.

We all talk about our bodies – the good, bad and the ugly – and how SMALL are some of those worries when we probably know someone: a mother, daughter, or sister perhaps… who has had part of her body cut away from this disease.

I want to put a call out for all women, but especially those who’ve been dealing with cancer.
I want to share your story.
I want to share how beautiful YOU are, even if you might not feel as such.
Please throw away the thoughts of “Maybe later”, because sometimes, there is no later.

So please, be brave and take the opportunity to EXIST IN PHOTOGRAPHS.

You are someone who is loved, and I want you to be remembered for all time.

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