Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

Today was a snow day in the Donaho household....
along with the rest of the tristate area....
and half of the country.

Thankfully the level 3 storm emergency (aka "don't drive or we'll arrest you") ban has been lifted, as the snow finally has stopped. My little man and I ventured out into the blizzardy-mess long enough to get a sniffly nose, then back inside for warm drinks & cuddling up on the couch to read a book. Though I am more than ready for summer to show its sunny face & bring with it a golden tan for me (...with an icy margarita on the side) it is nice to live in a place where we can enjoy all 4 beautiful seasons. The crisp winter wind, the fluffy white snow, the hot tea, and the cuddling on the couch make this season worth it.

...but please send the margarita soon. :o)

PS.... It's been brought to my attention that I haven't blogged in some time.... oops! I've been getting all caught up on editing & have a little somethin-somethin in the works for a new Amanda Donaho Photography look..... More teasers to come :o)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Upcoming trip to TULSA.... Scheduling bookings!

Over the last week or two I have received a sudden flood of emails from those of you who know me through when I previously lived in Tulsa asking when I will be in town next to schedule photo shoots.

I've looked at my calendar and it looks like the best time to make the trip that direction will be around the first week of May. If you are interested in scheduling a photo shoot during my trip down please email me at

Even if you have already emailed & I've put you on my list of people to contact, dropping me another email just to be sure I've got you down wouldn't hurt! I will be finalizing the exact date of my travel & will begin to schedule specific time slots for shoots within the next week or so & will contact each of you to schedule at that time.
Lots of love to T-town! See you soon!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Britni & Petey - Dayton Wedding

Britni & Petey tied the knot on Saturday & I wanted to share a few "sneak-peeks" for them.....

They first met when they were mere children & have grown to become best friends & soulmates. Both of their families were so awesome and so close..... I've been known to cry through many ceremonies (yes, while I'm working) but to my surprise this time around it was the reception that had me in tears. They honored their family in so many cool ways & it was so touching. One of my favorite things about what I do is the relationship I develop with my clients... I really feel that my clients aren't just that, but by the end, they're my friends. I wish the two of you the VERY best in Florida.... I'll be thinking of you hanging on the beach while I'm up to my ears in snow :o)

Enjoy the photos!

I am a sucker for all things red.... And at this Christmas color themed wedding, it was everywhere! I was in heaven.....

Britni's final glance in the mirror.....
She looked absolutely brilliant!
While I mingled with the ladies, my rockin' second shooter, Christine, captured this shot of Petey & the guys....
I had to utilize the beautiful Christmas trees at the church for some creative ring shots...
After the ceremony we headed to downtown Dayton for the really fun stuff!
I'm in love with this sweet moment shared under the bleachers...
Mr & Mrs!
The reception was such a great time... I love this great laugh shared during the maid of honors speech.
Congrats, again you two!!! xoxo- Amanda

****WARNING... BOUDOIR PHOTOS TO FOLLOW.... While these photos have been taken in a very tasteful manner, they do show skin, so if you don't want to see... don't scroll!!****

Okay, to end with a little somethin'-somethin' ..... Britni wanted to surprise Petey with an album of boudoir images of herself as his wedding gift! She is just stunning & Petey was sure to let me know (more than once!) how much he LOVED his gift! :o) Here's just a quick couple from that shoot...

Monday, January 5, 2009

The "L" Family

I've known the L family for many years & was so excited when Rachel contacted me about doing some photos of all of the L kids as a Christmas gift for their parents..... mostly because it has been YEARS since I've seen any of them! Despite the frigid temperatures, I had so much fun catching up with all of them & absolutely LOVED the way the snowy weather complimented these photos! This family has a special place in my heart, and I'm so glad I got to help bring some joy to their Christmas morning when their mom opened her gift!

Honeslty, how so many beautiful people got stuck in the same family is beyond me! Seriously!

...and a couple of the lovebirds for good measure :o)

....Stay tuned this week for a sneek peak of Saturdays wedding! Hope everyone had an awesome holiday!