Saturday, January 31, 2009

Contest Reminder!!

First I just wanted to remind everyone that my contest for FREE engagement photography ends in 2 weeks!! Make sure to skip down a few posts or click here for the details and enter as soon as possible! Spread the word!

Just a few favorites from recent shoots (click to enlarge):

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New blog teaser!

2009 is such an exciting year for me...I've got weddings, engagements, random events, boudoir marathon, contests and surprises lined up! To celebrate what promises to be a great year, I'm working with my amazing web designer on a massive website update! In the mean time, I came up with this new blog layout...what do you think?

Below are a couple of teasers that will give you an idea of what to expect from my new site. I'm so excited and can not wait to see how it comes out!!

And just a reminder...Don't forget to skip down a few posts for info on my engagement session contest! One lucky winner will receive a FREE engagement photo session!! Runners up will win prizes as well!!! This is one contest where everyone who enters will win something!!! Enter by 11:59pm on February will be announced on Valentine's Day. Good Luck!!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wow...I am impressed!

Okay, so it's not very often that I blog about things other than photography, but I found this tonight and couldn't not post it. While browsing Perez Hilton (guilty pleasure!) I came across a video of some of the most amazing, talented children. I was immediately addicted and proceeded to watch all of their videos! MAN can these kids sing! Their teacher is obviously someone who loves his job and you can tell he really cares for these kids. And the coolest part? They're from NYC :) If you do nothing else today, watch these videos. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and maybe even some tears in your eyes.

A couple of my favorites: <--this one gives me chills
Their blog:


Sunday, January 18, 2009

2008 Wedding...a bit delayed!

I've been super busy lately...between meeting with 2009/2010 brides, working on a massive website update, and prepping for the first few weddings of 2009, I've been going non-stop!

It's been a while since I posted some photos, and I came across these while working on my site updates and thought I would share. These are from my brother's wedding. I was a bridesmaid, so I couldn't get TOO many shots...but I was able to convince my husband to bring my camera along so I could take some shots at the reception. I'm so glad he did, because I really love these! Enjoy!!

(ps-Don't forget to check out the post following this one for my newest contest!)

I just love cake shots!

Can't make up my mind if I like this better in color...

Or black and white!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Time for a New Contest!

I know it's hard to believe, but Valentine's day is less than a month away! With it being my favorite holiday, I figured I'd celebrate with a contest! The grand prize? A FREE engagement session with yours truly!

The details:

Do you know someone deserving of a free engagement session? Do you think YOU deserve one? Tell me why! Send me an email at nominating a couple (and yes, the couple can be you and your fiance!). Let me know why this couple deserves the shoot, what the ideal location would be for the shoot, any creative ideas you may have, or whatever you think is best! Feel free to tell me about the couple, what they like to do, how they met, when the wedding is...anything goes! There is no limit to what you can include. Make it fun and be creative! You don't have to include a photo, but feel free if you want to. Also, make sure to include your address (or the couple's address if nominating someone else) in case you win! My favorite stories may just end up on the blog!


I will be judging this one all on my own! Location for shoot will be discussed with winner, some restrictions do apply. Winners of past contests, as well as anyone who has received a free shoot from me in the past, are not eligible. But don't worry, there will be more contests in the future!


The prizes will be announced on Valentine's Day! The winning couples will be sent gift certificates via USPS for their prizes!

Grand Prize:
-One 2-hour long engagement session with Amanda Picone, and a DVD of all images (edited as needed)

First Prize:
-One $100 gift certificate good toward an engagement session with Amanda Picone

Second Prize:
-One $75 gift certificate good toward an engagement session with Amanda Picone

Third Prize:
-One $50 gift certificate good toward an engagement session with Amanda Picone

And one final note..............

I am now taking bookings for Spring and Summer 2009 engagement sessions!!! And I'm feeling rather generous today...SO...

For all sessions booked before March 1st, 2009 (session can occur ANY TIME in 2009, you just need to reserve a date by 3/1/09), I am offering special pricing!!

2 hour session with DVD of all images: $200
4 hour session with DVD of all images: $350
-Add on a 20 page custom hardcover photo book for an additional $100
-Inquire about special pricing on all add-ons (save the dates, sign in posters, guest books, table numbers, etc...)

Effective March 1st the price of these sessions will be:
2 hour session with DVD of all images: $250
4 hour session with DVD of all images: $400

So book early for the best deals, and to secure the best dates!!

GOOD LUCK to everyone entering! Can't wait to read your stories!