Miss Joie {Detroit Lakes Baby Photographer}

Miss Joie visited with her momma and grandma for a sweet little milestone session… I love capturing these ‘in-between’ times, because they’re just so sweet!

…and did this girl KNOW how to blow some mean bubbles:)

My stylist is amazing… and then I cut my hair off!

Soooooooooo the irony of this post is that of… I wanted to do a before and after of MYSELF, showing off the talents of my beautiful stylist!

Well… after our play date I ended up putting it on the back burner to get other work done. In the mean time, I decided to get a hair cut. Knowing FULL well that it would be something different… but maybe not *this* different:)LOL

So :: The bottom RIGHT is my before photo.
The TOP photo is AFTER Alyssa did my hair and makeup.
…and the bottom LEFT photo is me as of now sans nearly all my hair!!
It was time for a change!
Seriously. Everyone does this sorta thing, right?

(I feel like there are literally THREE different people in this little series… one for each personality maybe??? HA!!)

Baby Owen {Perham, Minnesota Newborn Photographer}

Owen and his momma and daddy visited at the studio for some sweet newborn snuggles… ahhhh… so tiny and handsome!

Follow us on facebook to see what’s shakin’ at the studio, or to get in touch about a session contact Amanda @ amanda@studio60photographicart.com

Summer at Grandma & Grandpa’s :: Minnesota Lakes Area Photographer

Starting out summer in Minnesota with a gathering at The Lake House! I love me the outtakes of this beautiful family:)

…and of course a beautiful image of their FIVE gorgeous granddaughters!

Summer is SHORT, so make plans for that family photo session! At the lake, at the farm or in a boat:)

www.studio60photographicart.com // 218.346.5420

Cinco reasons to do a consultation ::

It’s the Fifth of May (Cinco de Mayo) and in a completely unrelated tangent… I’ve always wanted to travel to Mexico City to see the architecture, culture and history… Maybe some day;)

But NOW for CINCO reasons to come in for a consultation at the studio ::

1) We should really meet face to face. Kind of like being friends before going on a date and investing time in each other.

2) I can show you what I can do for you. No tricks here, no smoke and mirrors… just finding a path that we will be traveling on during our time together.

3) We’ll brainstorm ideas.

4) We’ll make a game plan.

5) …and since studio 60 is a full service studio, we’ll talk about how you’ll get your hair and makeup done… because we do that, too;)

On that note… I want to share with you my PINTEREST BOARD with all things girly… from slinky & sexy to coordinating the family, IT’S THERE!

Deciding how you want to be photographed is the biggest decision of all… and having ideas based on your personality, your vision, the recipient of the portraits – if it’s not just for you! All those ideas come in to play when deciding about your session. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, but ALL the time it’s fun.

Call me today ~ especially since there’s a great offer going on this month ~ which means there’s NO excuses!

Real. Classic. Beautiful.
www.studio60photographicart.com // 218.346.5420

A gift for YOU!

A new space to share with all of our beautiful clients… and I’d love to share a special offer with you!

Don’t put off an opportunity to have a beautiful image of yourself with your mother, with your daughters, or with all three generations if you’re blessed to have that.

The WHOLE month of May is dedicated to Mom! (…and Sisters, Grandmas, Daughters, Aunties or even your best girl friends!)

The making of a mother :: A birth story

My dear cousin.

An old soul in a young woman’s body. A spitfire. A gentle heart.

Mourning the loss of a sweet baby that God decided was too good for this earth.

…then given the chance to hold a baby again.

A little brother to Bentley who watches down from above.

It’s a strange and wonderful place to see a Mother being born, for each child brings to the surface a new set of fears, hopes and dreams… especially after being there myself 3 times:)

Forget the sleepless nights and the tears of doubt and struggle. Remember the eyes so bright and wide that look up to you. The sweet moment when they close and drift off to dream. Look forward to the hugs and laughter… which will be equally met with trouble and discipline! Always knowing that being a mother changes you in ways you don’t understand but hopefully always for the better.

I can’t even tell you the JOY that was in my heart watching this story unfold, and being a witness to something so beautiful! I wish I had memories like this from my girls being born…

Here is a tiny peek in to Baby Brock’s first few moments ::

Stay tuned for a fantastic opportunity to share the love of MEMORIES!
Catch us on facebook // or email me for more info! amanda@studio60photographicart.com

Social Media & Makeovers

I live vicariously through my friends’ adventures.

There. I said it.

I’d like to think that someday I’ll be sharing photos of my own rendezvous, but until then I am sucked in to the vortex of children, business and farming. …ok, I don’t really farm, but my husband is married to one, and that’s where my excuses fall;)(Blame the husband, right? LOL)

Enough about that!

Did I mention that I’m moving in to a new space in Perham? On Main Street? In town? ON MAIN STREET?

I really am excited to spread my wings a bit and try on a different atmosphere and to not have to clean my house all the time:)

I’m going to plan an Open House for the warmer weather to come – I love a good party! So in the mean time ~ start planning for all things photo related… it’s going to be a busy summer!!

Stay tuned for a fabulous Mother’s Day promotion that will be unveiled soon and until then… follow me on all things social ::

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Facebook :: https://www.facebook.com/pages/studio-60-photographic-art/48446910679

Google+ :: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102794553836719781864/posts

Good old fashioned email :: amanda@studio60photograhicart.com

Website :: http://www.studio60photographicart.com

A throwback to the beautiful weather of 2013:)


~ A


Ohhhhh Spring… where fore art thou?

Oh who am I kidding:)it’s been getting progressively nicer outside and I’m really just thankful we’re out of those BELOW zero temps.
We are, aren’t we?

As you ALL may know… I’ve been dreaming of, looking for, designing, thinking of, making-excessive-Pinterest-boards for… a studio space outside of my home.

I looked in Perham, I looked in Detroit Lakes, I looked in Frazee… I even went and talked to the bank manager (big step BTW, I thought I might hurl – but I didn’t die! Shocking!) I realized that these people are all wonderful who have helped me… directed me and shared their insights with me.

…and then? STILL NO LUCK.

I moped through the rest of the season and put it on the back burner in my mind. I evaluated myself, my business and what it really is that I want to be doing. Ok, who am I kidding… that’s an ongoing process…

…and THEN?! A dear friend of mine found a space listed for rent in Perham and I thought… Yep. Uh-huh. Whatever. Nothing I’ve looked at has worked yet and why would this be any different?

Cue the lights! Wake up Amanda! THIS is the space you need right now! …so yesterday… I took a leap of faith and signed a 6 month lease. Scared out of my mind and second guessing myself the whole way.

BUT I’m really excited and what I’m most thrilled about is that it caught me off guard, but at the perfect time. Now or never, baby.
This is exactly what this butterfly needs to dry out her wings and fly:)

**edited to add** I’ve done a LOT of praying and I’ve been trying to do my best to not be discouraged when this LEO heart doesn’t get what she “thinks” she needs! …and ultimately I feel SO GRATEFUL for all the (bumpy) roads that have led me here.:D:D:D

APRIL 1ST is the official date of the space being mine! Business will operate as usual. By Appointment Only. We’re not located in a retail building, so it’s beautifully quiet ~ minus the train:P…and I’m THRILLED to have a space to finally invite clients to!

Don’t worry! We’ll have an open house to show it off, but we’ll wait for summer for that!

I thought I’d break in the space with some KIDS sessions.. being as it’s getting close to Easter and such:)

Use the ‘CONTACT’ button above, or email me at amanda@studio60photographicart.com to set up your appointment!

Heeeeeere Spring!!

With the last few days being ABOVE zero (and even a couple above freezing!) my brain is finally realizing it will be warm soon. Hopefully. Maybe?

It’s Mid-March already and all I can think is… wow… it’ll be Easter soon, school is only in session for a couple more months, my Sweet Baby will turn FOUR years old:(and the husband will be off in the fields until the weather turns cold… again.

These are the perils of living in a place where the COLD weather can easily outweigh the WARM.

This forces me to think ahead to summer activities whilst there are mountains of snirt (snow+dirt) piles everywhere!

I have this photo in my dining room so I can see it every day.. and I absolutely love it. Warm weather. My favorite ladies. A wonderful memory.

I’d give anything to have the same with my dad and grandfathers, too… and why does one not realize the significance of this until we’re older? To miss those who are no longer with us? It will be 10 years since my dads passing and it feels like yesterday still! I can hear his voice and feel his bear hugs and just want to SEE him and his smile.

Don’t take a moment for granted ~ love on those you’re with:)Make some beautiful memories!

Much love friends
~ A

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