My Friend and I

I Heart Faces

This week’s contest at iheartfaces is My Friend and I.  Here is my kids entry:

At just two weeks, we knew these two would be best friends for life!

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Have a Happy Monday!

Amestoy Photography provides quality family photography in Montana. Visit our Bozeman family photography page to learn more, or call us at 406.581.0112 to schedule your appointment.

Not One, but Two…

This afternoon, I went to a baby shower for my good friend Meredith.  She is pregnant with twin girls, due in June.  There were about 35 of us at the Wingate, anxiously waiting to see all the wonderful gifts for these two bundles.  It was a day of pink!  Meredith waddled around the room greeting her guests with her ever growing belly.  She has that perfect basketball shape!  Seated in front of everyone she went through each of the gifts, with everyone “ohhing” and “ahhing” at each of the gifts.  Here are a few pictures of the expectant mom opening a few of them.

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Even though the bag is covering up some, you can still see the huge grin on her face!

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Here is her adorable cake:

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And then her ever so perfect belly:

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Congratulations Meredith and Lance!  Looking forward to your maternity shots and meeting these babies!!

Amestoy Photography provides quality baby photography in Montana. Visit our Bozeman baby photography page to learn more, or call us at 406.581.0112 to schedule your appointment.

Fix It

I Heart Faces

Once again it is time to Fix-It-Friday and iheartfaces.  Here is the original:

fixit9_thumbAnd here is my version edited with TRA:

fixit91Have a Happy Friday and a great weekend!

Amestoy Photography provides quality family photography in Montana. Visit our Bozeman family photography page to learn more, or call us at 406.581.0112 to schedule your appointment.

Pet Photo-Fenway

I Heart Faces

This weeks contest at i heart faces is pouting for kids and pet photos.  Unfortunately I don’t have a kid pouting picture, but I do have a dog who is very photogenic. So for this week contest, this is my pet photo:

mallory-0This was taken just days after our daughter was born.  Fenway is our 70 pound Olde English Bulldogge and our daughter’s protector.  So big, but so gentle with her!

Have a great Monday!

Amestoy Photography provides quality family photography in Montana. Visit our Bozeman family photography page to learn more, or call us at 406.581.0112 to schedule your appointment.

Fix It Friday

Its that time again, Friday, the best day of the week and time for another Fix It Friday at i heart faces.

Here is the original:fixit8_thumb

For my version, I used Photoshop and started by adjusting the levels and then used Totally Rad Actions to create my look.  I actually used a recipe that they recommended which is Yin/Yang, then Big Blue, and finally Boring B&W at 50% opacity.

beautiful-bluesHope you like it and enjoy your Friday!!

Amestoy Photography provides quality family photography in Montana. Visit our Bozeman family photography page to learn more, or call us at 406.581.0112 to schedule your appointment.

Friday at the Library

Last Friday, Mallory and I took a little trip to the library to meet with another local photographer. Since we both have kids, we decided to get together in a child-friendly location. Morgan has two beautiful little girls, Ava and Stella. Mallory doesn’t spend a whole lot of time around other kids, so she was loving the new attention that she was getting. Of course, being photographers, we both had our cameras and I couldn’t help but capture these cute little faces. Thanks for the wonderful visit and we will have to do it again soon!




Love the face

A few nights ago, while playing with my new lens, I was taking some pictures of Mallory and Brent. I was trying to catch some father/daughter moments between the two. I was looking for the smiles that they give each other, but obviously she wasn’t in the mood. Instead we got some looks that have a question written all over them. Its almost like she using her eyes to ask her dad what he is doing. I just love them!



New Lens

This week I bought a new lens for my camera. I have been thinking about it and talking about it for a few months, so I finally just made the decision to get it. I can say that I’m definitely glad that I made the purchase. I love the lens and the pictures that it takes. I have been playing around taking some pictures and testing different elements out. Here are just a couple of shots I’ve taken. Of course they involve my favorite subject!

My Crazy Little Girl

I absolutely love being a mom! I have to say that it is one of the best things ever. I always knew that I wanted kids and now that I have Mallory, I know exactly why I wanted them. Brent and I have been blessed with a little girl who is happy all the time. She has her moments, but even when she is fussy, you can normally get a smile out of her. I also love that I’m a photographer and I have my very own model in my house. I can pose her or just catch her being silly and capture some of the best memories of her growing up. She is just silly and when I get shots like these two, I just can’t help but get a huge grin on my face and say “Wow! She is mine!”



Bubble Eye

The other night Brent was giving Mallory her usual bath, when he hollered for me to come quick. Not sure what was going on, I ran into the kitchen to check things out when I see that Mallory has a bubble over her eye. It wasn’t bothering her and I don’t think that she even knew it was there. I decided to run and get the camera in hopes of getting a picture before it popped. I got two and then “POP” it was gone. It was one of those things that you probably couldn’t duplicate if you tried.