Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tylena | Mini-Portrait Session | On a hot and sunny morning in Jacksonville, Florida...


Tylena is one of my favorite women!  Her life tells a story of hardship and struggle, of victory and redemption and the overwhelming love of Jesus.  The past two years, I've been able to know her and watch her trust a God who is good and it's been amazing to see the transformation happening in her life! This summer, we both went back to the beginning, to Jacksonville to lead teams of other young women, and Tylena did a fantastic job!  She was stretched and pushed and persevered through the long hard days, the early mornings and the late nights.  

Ty, I love your laugh and your crazy "before bed" dancing and your obsession with pickles. You are so you, and it's a blessing to call you a sister:) 

All the love,

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nelson Family | Jacksonville Beach Family Mini-Session

I've known the Nelson's before most- if not all!- of their kiddos were born.  Back in the days of learning about photography, I took Toby's 4 year old photos…look how time has flown! It was a fun adventure to head to the beach with this family of five, and run around in the sand for a short while before a TORRENTIAL downfall! Maybe someday we'll actually get in a full family session;)

If you're looking for some family photos in the Ames or Cedar-Loo, Iowa areas, look no further! I would love to play with your family & do something you enjoy while capturing memories to keep for a lifetime. Shoot me an email to talk about openings & details!

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Love Always, 
Amelia Renee :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Asia | Senior Session | Cedar Falls, IA Senior Photography

Asia is one of the most amazing high school seniors I know! Not only has she lived overseas for much of her life, but she has a huge heart for people and helping them. She loves to listen, encourage, and make people laugh. Asia also has the coolest name;) Her family is currently living in Thailand, but they came back for a few weeks this summer and I had the chance to meet up with her, have some good coffee at Sidecar in CF 
(sooo good!), and hang out in typical Iowa landscape-ness. 

On top of everything mentioned, Asia is incredibly artistic and talented! She looooves to doodle and create artwork, and definitely has the ability to go far with that! Whatever she does, she does well and with heart and love…something rare and to be treasured in today's society. 

Asia—thank you so much for allowing me to do your senior photos! It was so great to see you, and not long enough. Next summer will bring some art collaborations (I hope!) and many more memories!

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I'm still booking senior and family sessions for August in Cedar Falls/Waterloo area, as well as weddings for next summer. If you (or someone you know!) is interested, shoot me an email! 

Love Always,
Amelia Renee

Friday, July 11, 2014

Nelson Family | Preview | Cedar Falls & Ames, IA Family Photographer

I crave photos that are real...genuine art that shows the heart and soul.  And so when I get the privilege to spend time with a family and the kids are comfortable enough to be goofy & themselves, I LOVE IT! Kyle and Katie, someday you'll look back at this photo and laugh, because it might not be perfect and posed, but it shows an authentic glimpse at life in these summer 2014 days.:)