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    My Little Poser

    Mar 25, 2011

    Ok, these photos have been sitting on my camera since the week before Valentine's Day, and I JUST got around to processing them!  I wish I had more time to process my personal photos  :)

    I got this chair at the DI (Deseret Industries) for $20!  I saw, bought it, and waited (ever so patiently) for 2 weeks before I got to use it!  :)   My sister-in-law was so kind to help me cart this big chair along with my 2 year old daughter and 6 month old nephew all day  :)  Thanks Nat!

    Maddie has been SUCH the little poser lately.  Every since we saw Laura Farris's blog, she's been mimicking the little newborn poses!  lol  It's so adorable and I'm loving this phase  :)


    (she LOVED the chair!)

    She cracks me up  :)

    And I can't forget about this adorable little guy!

    Isn't he a little stud muffin?!  ;)  He'll be a lady killer!  ha ha

    Don't you love his eyes?!

    This next storyboard cracks me up!  I told you she was into posing  ;)

    and then this little guy got attacked!!

    I wonder who the culprit could be.....

    ...hmmm   :)

    They are just so much fun!

    Here is Maddie doing her "shawe!" (karate)

    I love this little girl sooooooooo much!!  :)

    and I can't decide which of the following two are my favorites!

    And you KNOW it's over when your model starts looking like this....

    Good night all!!  :)

    {Feature Friday!}

    Mar 18, 2011

    Erin and Geoffrey Photography

    Wedding photographer's located in Southern Lousiana (able to travel outside of state)

    1. Tell us a little bit about YOU.

    We are a husband and wife photography team who are photojournalists. We strive to be artistic when it comes to our job and we also offer two unique styles on each job we do. We always work together also, so we know each other very well. :) We've been happily married for almost 4 years this coming August and look forward to the many more years to come. We really enjoy traveling. Visiting new places is so much fun! We also are big Smallville fans. Haha! And we absolutely LOVE The Office!!! Any chance we get we watch an episode or two. :) We also have a puppy named Ellie who is basically like a child to us and is spoiled rotten. LOL!

    2.  How did you get into photography?

    My husband has always enjoyed taking pictures growing up and when we got our first DSLR camera, he couldn't put it down! I always liked photography but he taught me how to work with the camera and to capture everyday things that you wouldn't normally notice. I've grown to love it and we always try to learn from each other because that is what will make us a great team.

    3.  Are you doing photography as a business or a hobby?

    As of right now it is a business. Although we would love to do this full time, we still have another job that we tend to. We are pursuing this to be a full time business though in the near future!

    4.  What is your favorite subject to shoot?  Why?

    I (Erin) personally love photographing Bridals because I find it so much fun to have that one-on-one connection with my subject. My husband, Geoffrey, on the other hand, enjoys photographing the wedding itself because he loves capturing all the emotion on that one day, whether it be the look on the father's face when he has that special dance with his daughter or the emotion the groom is portraying when he sees his wife in her beautiful dress for the first time.

    5.  Who is your inspiration?  Do you have any favorite photographer's?

    My husband is always talking about Jasmine Star or Marcus Bell because of the way they run their business and especially their photographic styles. As of right now I personally like Marc Eric Photography. He's a local photographer and I love how he strives to find new ways of capturing the emotion and I personally am a BIG an of bright, colorful, action-filled photos.

    6.  Do you have any advice/tips about running your own business and/or photography?

    We would both agree that you try your hardest to find a style that fits you personally, because that is what will make you stand out of the crowd. We've done that and our photos also represent us and our personalities. Running your own business can be difficult at times, but stick with it! ALWAYS keep a record of things and a very good schedule. That is extremely important.

    7.  Tell us a strange or interesting fact about you.

    My husband is the cook in our house. Yep, that's right. I don't cook. I've even caught our oven on fire when we were first married. We had an old oven and I was attempting to make a deep dish pizza and the unexpected happened! LOL! I'm dangerous when it comes to kitchen appliances! Ha! Also, my husband is a neat freak. In a good way though. I don't know where I'd be without him! :)

    Big Huge Fan Giveaway Winner!!

    Mar 15, 2011

    What a turn out!!!

    First, I just want to thank all of the vendors once more for participating.  We couldn't have done this without them!  Thank you to:

    And with a whopping 363 entries!  Wow!!  You guys are awesome!  :)

    And now onto the good stuff  ;)

    The winner of the Big Huge Fan Giveaway is.....

    comment #174

    Kristy G!!!

    Congratulations Kristy!!!

    You will have 24 hours to notify each of the vendors with your contact information.  If you have not responded in 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.

    Thank you again sooooo much for participating!!  Hope you had fun  :)

    P.S.  I'm already in the works of an even BIGGER giveaway!  If you are a vendor and would like to donate something, please contact me at amberlynsky@yahoo.com

    Archuleta Family {Sneaky Peek!}

    Mar 14, 2011

    My first encounter with this gorgeous little girl didn't go so well (within the first 5 minutes of meeting her, I made her cry!).  This time around went pretty much the same...


    Ha ha just kidding!  We had a blast!  :)

    and I promise, I'm really not that mean!  I just have that affect on babies who have not taken naps  ;)

    More of this little girl and her little family coming soon!♥

    {Feature Friday!}

    Mar 11, 2011

    Sabrina Jenks Photography

    Seaside, California
    (available in all Monterey)

    1.  Tell us a little bit about YOU.

    I am from Brazil and I have had a passion for photography since I can remember. I adore to capture moments that made someone else happy because that makes me happy. I studied child development in Brazil and I am now in College studying Photography. I started to take pictures in 2008 and it's been a cool journey since then. I married my best friend and we are a military family with no kids yet. I love scary movies, to dance and being around family and friends. I am LDS and I am happy!

    2.  How did you get into photography?

    When I was a kid I was always taking pictures and when the cameras got better my desires got bigger. In 2008 when I was living in Virginia and I got a Canon Rebel and I loved the way pictures looked so I decided to give a shot and start my photography business. I started taking pictures of friends and family. Took some classes. Learned a lot about being in the business.I am just starting so I know I still have a long way to go but the journey is better if it is appreciated.


    3.  Are you doing photography as a business or a hobby?

    Both. Being a military family is good but we moved a lot which means when I am starting to get my business going on we have to move again. So if I had friends in need of pictures, I took their pictures but I was blessed with some pretty amazing customers too. So I am just trying to build my business here in Seaside CA again :-)


    4.  What is your favorite subject to photograph?  Why?

    Kids. They are authentic not that the others aren't but you can expect really cool poses, smiles from them and the pictures capture way more than just colors.


    5.  Who is your inspiration?  Do you have any favorite photographers?

    I don't have a specific photographer but I am always looking at some photographers website and I am filling my brain with ideas. There are really AMAZING ( like you) photographers out there and each one has their own style and it's so cool that so many people can be united for just one thing : Passion!


    6.  What tips/advice do you have about photography and/or running your own business?

    Don't be shy and don't be afraid to talk about your business. Use everything you can to promote your work. Study photography, we don't need expensive classes but read books, watch tutorials, get really involved. Never feel bad if you can't find 10 customers in one week, never compare your work with someone else to feel bad. Love what you do and you 'll love what you'll become.


    7.  Tell us a strange or interesting fact about you.

    I am extremely shy and working with photography is helping so much.

    Big Huge Fan GIVEAWAY!!!

    Mar 7, 2011

    What do you do when you have the greatest fans in the world?

    You celebrate with some prizes!!!!  :)

    I've mentinoned numerous times how much I really appreciate all of my fans, and I truly mean it.  Where would I be without all of you?  I love all the sweet comments everyone leaves on my blog, facebook, and e-mails.  The support is just so overwhelming!!

    So, as a thank you, I rallied some of the BEST vendors I know to help me show you how much I appreciate you!

    What are these wonderful prizes?  Well, let me tell you!

    First, from a very popular FB business, a backdrop from Photoprop Floors & Backdrops!  I know you've probably been drooling over their fabulous floors and backdrops (that is if you don't already have one!).  They have so generously offered up this stunning backdrop!

    Isn't it B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!

    too bad I can't win  :(

    Next, the winner will recieve not one, but TWO prizes from Ooopsie Loopise Crochet & Design!  First is this adorable (and folks, I am not kidding when I say these are to.die.for!) sleepy owl hat.  The best part?  The winner gets to choose size and color!

    The next prize from miss Ashley (aka Ooopsie Loopsie) is this amazingly cute teddy bear hat and diaper cover set!  Seriously, this woman is amazing!!!

    heres the teddy set
    (how un-bear-ably cute!  lol)

    Next, we have a $20 gift certificate for a texture set from Ginny Haupert Textures!

    (LOVE these!!!)

    Clarissa from Photography by Clarissa has kindly donated this flower clip and headband!
    Perfect for Spring!!  :)

    Silver Lining Backdrop Shoppe is giving away this amazing 54inx5ft backdrop called Neutral Taupe!


    And you all know who Desirae Todd is, right?  Of course you do!  She has so generously offered her colorless action set for our lucky winner! 

    And last but not least, I am going to give away a headband from my new shop:  Silly Gus Designs!

    There are 5 ways to enter!!

    1.  Visit each page and 'like' each one.  Come back here leaving one comment say you did so.  (If you have a fan page, make sure you are logged in as yourself and not your page!  Your 'likes' will not show up from your fan page)
    Here's a list of all the vendors to make things a little easier:

    2.  Leave a comment on each vendor's fan page.  We all need some love!  ;)  Make sure you come back here and leave a comment saying you did it!  And go slow!  We don't want anyone getting blocked by FB.

    3.  Update your FB status to say "I just entered in AM Photography's Big Huge Fan Giveaway!"  (make sure you use the @ symbol to tag AM Photography).  Also include this link: http://www.amber-amphotography.blogspot.com/

    4.  Update your twitter status (same as above!) and comment here with the link!

    5.  Last, become a follower of my blog!  the link is at the bottom  :) and again leave a comment on this post!

    And that's it!  The giveaway will go until March 14th at midnight.  You have until then to get all your entries in, so don't rush it!  ;)

    Good Luck!

    Noah {1 Year)

    Mar 6, 2011

    this post is looooong overdue!

    Noah turned the big one on February 20th!  It's so bittersweet to watch your little ones grown into such smart toddling toddlers  :)



    I LOVE his big brown eyes!   :)

    Happy Birthday Noah!!  Hope you had a blast  :)