Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Announcing…a WEBSITE for Amelia Renee Photography! | Cedar Falls & Ames, IA Photographer

I am so so so excited to be sharing this with you today! A website has been in my dreams and plans for a few years, but until the past few months, it wasn't able to be a reality. I'd written out ideas on scraps of papers during lectures and doodle pretend logos instead of doing homework—but there was no real way for me to get there. At least, not without shelling out the big bucks, and I wasn't at a point to do that.

I heard about squarespace a while back, and last semester I realized that I was eligible to get a student discount for my first year with the company. That got a few wheels turning! Over winter break, I was able to take time to sit down and start designing my website…after a an extended trial and an all-afternoon stint last weekend, I am so thrilled to share my new place with you!

But hey, when you build a new house, you give your friends a tour. So how about a tour of my new website—just for you?! :)

The first thing you should see is the front page—it's clean and bright, 
and has one of my favorite photos from a recent wedding on it!

My about page is twofold—and I love that about it! Visitors can read a little about who I am if they want, or scroll on down to the investment section. That describes my heart behind photography as an investment, and some pricing information. (Everyone's favorite section, right? ;)

Here we have the galleries—one for Love (weddings & engagements), and one for Portraits.
I might add another gallery for family photos down the road!

I finally have a contact page with a form that's easy and fun to fill out! You all have no idea how much I've been wanting one of these!!! Bonus, I created a painting last semester and have included it in a few of my headers because I feel that the colors and style sums up my vision for my brand.

I also have a blog section up, and plan to start using that soon! So, adios, sweet blogger blog. You've served me well for the past 3 years, but it's time for something new. 

It would be so much fun if you head over to my new website and check it out for yourself. :) My goal is that viewers and potential clients will feel like they know me, just from looking at those pages and reading through both this & my new blog. 
(And if you find anything that is confusing, please let me know!) 

Love Always,
Amelia Renee

Friday, January 9, 2015

Collin + Miranda | Cedar Falls Engagement Photographer

well hold on my darling
this mess is yours
now your mess is mine
vance joy // mess is mine

Miranda has been my friend since I was in high school, and I clearly remember two years ago when we ran into each other on separate coffee runs…and a boy at a table kept looking at her. ;) if you fast forward, they started dating, fell in love & became impossibly inseparable, and Collin followed Mir to Minneapolis while she finishes school. November he found the perfect ring (he was a geology major, so you can be sure he knows his rocks!) and in a matter of days, they were engaged! 

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Cheers, you two! Can't wait to attend your wedding & dance the night away:)
Love Always,
Amelia Renee

Monday, December 22, 2014

Danae || Dunkerton Senior Photography

if I had my way
we would stay golden
frozen in frame, never get older
days pass and time just slips away
lissie || back to forever

Danae is one of the sweetest girls around.  It could be that it runs in her family, but I kinda think it's also just her natural personality. This girl has a heart for people & is going to excel when she wraps up high school and community college! 

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Love always,
Amelia Renee

Friday, December 12, 2014

5 Minutes in the Snow | Personal

the lake is frozen over
the trees are white as snow
sarah mclachlan || wintersong 

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Thanksgiving breaks are for crafting things (aka winter headpieces), calling your best friend for an impromptu photoshoot, and freezing in the falling snow because #photogprobz. I wouldn't trade it!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cory + Paige || Independence, IA || Lifestyle Wedding Photographer

I will help you read those books
If you will soothe my worried looks
And we will put the lonesome on the shelf

Ingrid Michaelson || You and I

Cory and Paige are two of my dearest friends from my second and third years of college. In fact, these two met in the classroom, spent time together in the darkroom, modeled for a wedding class as "bride and groom" together…then eventually started dating, and just this fall had a wedding of their own! They are a perfect match and always fun to be around. Paige is the sweetest girl you could meet—she was always checking up on me to make sure I had everything I needed, and Cory is ever the gentleman. 

We spent so many afternoons daydreaming about Kinfolk dinner parties we wanted to throw…well, those never happened, but this wedding did and it was better than any party I could host! Cory and Paige got married in her parent's backyard in an intimate (and short!) wedding, surrounded by close friends and family. It was the perfect place, and perfect day.

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Congrats, my dear friends! I am crazy honored that you picked me to be the one to capture your day and to celebrate the start of your married life together. 

Love Always,