Amanda - Courtenay Portrait Photography

One of the joys of going on vacation is getting to hang out with family members who I don't see very often. Amanda is my oldest niece on my side of the family (actually she is my double niece because my sister and I married brothers but that's a whole other blog post!).

Amanda recently graduated with a diploma in visual and creative arts and this fall is heading to Georgian College to study jewelry design. Needless to say, she is a very creative girl! 

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Photography is a passion that Amanda and I both share so we inevitably "talk shop" lots when we visit. On a hunt for a new camera (and on a student's budget), it has reminded me how expensive photography can be. I recently saw a meme going around Facebook that said: "teach your children photography... they won't have enough money to buy drugs"! How true!

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Amanda also loves music as well as art so it was appropriate to do part of her photo shoot with her guitar. I am usually not a 'lens flare' fan but I think it worked in this image:

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Time to do an album, Amanda! 

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I love photographing teen and young adult girls because they are totally engaged in the process and have lots of ideas to try. If you have a daughter celebrating a milestone this year, I would love to have the opportunity to preserve some precious memories for you. Contact me to find out more.