Editing: Before & After

Editing: Before & After

Taking photos is obviously one of the biggest parts of what I do as a photographer but another big part is finishing them through editing. Editing is a huge part of what creates a photographers style. Unlike most photographers who batch edit their images, I spend anywhere from 30-45 minutes editing a SINGLE image. For me, editing is a way to express myself creatively. I love to edit my images the way that they feel, as I view each individual image as a piece of art. 

Below is a before and after of one of my images. The top one is the before and the bottom one is the after. For those of you who may not know what SOOC means, it means, straight out of the camera. This means the image was shot and uploaded without being edited in any way, whereas the final image was professionally retouched and edited.

Beach Trip 2017

Beach Trip 2017

A few weeks ago, my family, bestie and I went on a trip to St. Simons. We had a wonderful time! We did lots of shopping, looked for seashells, explored some and of course hung out at the beach. Even though I'm a redhead and I burn easily, I love the beach! I love the sound of the ocean waves, the feel of the warm sand on my feet and the wind blowing my hair. It's a great place to relax and just enjoy life! I'm glad I got to spend this vacation with the ones closest to me. 

While we were there, I got some beautiful pictures of my best friend, Alicia. We found some gorgeous spots and I'm so excited to share a bunch of the images with all of you on here! 

Enjoy! 😄

25 Facts About Me

25 Facts About Me

Hi there!!

Welcome to the ANP Photography blog!

As my first blog post, I thought I'd share a little bit about myself! 

 

25 Facts About Me:
1. I love dogs!!
2. My parents named me after the song, Amanda by Boston.
3. My favorite color is blue.
4. I was born in Louisville, KY but pretty much grew up here in Canton. My family moved here when I was 6 and we have been here ever since.
5. I’m a makeup junkie lol I love playing with makeup and trying new products.
6. I have one brother, his name is Scampers and he is a Bichon Frise mix (yes, call me crazy but I consider my pup family). 
7. My best friend is Alicia Mitchell. Soon to be bestie of 8 years!
8. My favorite season is fall. I love the colors of the leaves and because it’s not too hot but not too cold.
9. I love traveling. I want to travel and explore the world.
10. I love watching comedy movies (White Chicks and Mean Girls are my favorite, I’ve seen both probably over 100 times and can quote almost every line to both movies).
11. I’m terrible at explaining things.
12. I love playing board games, monopoly is my favorite. 
13. I cannot dance to save my life.
14. I enjoy getting my nails done.
15. I enjoy reading mystery books. My favorite series is The Lying Game.
16. My guilty pleasure is the Bachelor/Bachelorette. As much as I hate drama and reality tv, I cannot get enough of this show haha. 
17. I’m always on YouTube either watching a makeup tutorial, funny video or something related to photography. 
18. I hate cream cheese… (I know… I’m weird).
19. I work with children and I love it, they just make my day. The kiddos I work with never fail to make me smile. 
20. I got into photography my junior year of high school and I have loved it ever since!
21. Some of my favorite TV shows are, Pretty Little Liars, Bones, Teen Wolf (all three on their last season #sadface), The Goldberg's, The Middle and just about anything on HGTV, especially Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop. 
22. My first concert was The Eagles.
23. I can shake my eyes. Can you? I don’t know many people that can.
24. I fell asleep at a concert once lol.
25. One of my favorite quotes is, “Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.” 

I hope you enjoyed reading and getting to know me a little bit better! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my business! It means a lot! ❤️

-Amanda