FUNDRAISER (perham | detroit lakes photographer)

Hello friends!

During the month of MAY we are offering a suuuuuuper sweet deal here at studio 60!

Spring MINI Sessions at the studio… with 10% of the package cost GOING BACK to two of our area schools.

Now ~ invites were given to the families of those two schools, but if you would like to book this for yourself, just tell me which school your child attends and I will gladly donate to their school as well! That’s $15 dollars from EVERY session back to the school… think of all the glitter that could buy!!! LOL

With that being said, there’s an awesome, steal-of-a-deal, super savings, bonus, think-of-the-kids incentive to UPGRADE that MINI session, BUT! you’ll have to call or email me to find out what that is:)


If YOU have a favorite school in mind, and would like to set up a similar fundraising effort, please get in touch!

Have a great week my friends!

Perham Just For Kix (perham | detroit lakes photographer)

This weekend wrapped up the NINTH YEAR I’ve been watching my oldest daughter in Just For Kix. Seriously. Time is flying!
These girls are so fun to watch, not only their routines, but their skills, friendships and dedication to dancing as well.
For the full recap of my “Mom With A Camera” captures, head over to the studio 60 facebook page and check out more images there:)

Senior Portrait BOGO Sale (perham | detroit lakes photographer)

To the CLASS OF 2016!!

During the month of JUNE you can save money on your Senior Portrait MODEL Experience ~ by getting your best friend (cousin, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend) to book their senior session with studio 60!

This allows you to split the difference with your session fee, making it only $125 each! All the same perks apply: a consultation, hair & makeup styling the day of your shoot, and your own gallery of beautiful images to purchase from.

If you would like to book your session together on the same day, please get in touch ASAP! There are limited (dual) dates available!

Check out our website for more High School Senior portraits!

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;)

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