Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fellow Photogs - Check it out :o)

I have a bit of an obsession with textures.... to say it lightly & I came across some sweet ones today on the Tofurious blog.... Click HERE to link to their page if you're in the market for some sweet new textures.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Class of '10 Senior Models Wanted!!! Cincinnati - Metro Area

We're looking for 3 stylin'-seniors to become the face of Amanda Donaho Photography's 2010 Senior photography year!

3 lucky Cincinnati area students (guys or gals!) will receive a complementary senior photo session with yours truly, plus some awesome "business cards" that are personalized with YOUR photos & with our company website. The more cards you pass out to your friends at school who end up booking their session with us, the more free prints you will receive! All 3 models will also receive a free 8x10 of their favorite shot!

Email for more info on how to apply for our 2010 Senior Model Casting Call!

Babies & A Thanks....

I was hoping today to post new baby photos of my friend Rachel's beautiful new baby girl, Adelaide. My little man Noah & I traveled to Nashville to see her this weekend, and through a course of events we ended up home much sooner than anticipated. Little Noah got really sick, but thankfully he's much better now! Hooray!

Anyways, I'm just in the "baby" mood now, so I'll share some OTHER baby photos :o)

This is the lovely Lydia... isn't she a doll?!

Seriously, babies like this one & beautiful baby Adelaide (whom I wish I'd had more time with to do a shoot of her as well!) give me SERIOUS baby fever!

Also, I wanted to say a big "Thank You!" to Cora, Lydia's mama for the thoughtful gift card to the spa that she sent me.... I am now 100% convinced that the best gift you can give to your photographer (or wedding planner for that matter!) is something to do with a massage, pedicure, or facial :o) Between chasing after my energy filled 2 year old by day, and photographing by night & weekend, I rarely find time to treat myself to things like this, so this was such a fantastic surprise for me! So, thank you my dear friend!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Check out my new facelift!

Amanda Donaho Photography has a new look!

My blue & brown swirly logo has served it's purpose over the last few years, and while I really loved that cute little thing, I felt it was time for some change...... My style continues to evolve & I really wanted a new look that I felt more accurately displayed who Amanda Donaho Photography really is.

My talented friend (designer & photographer) Cailyn of InRetrospect Design created my beautiful new logo that I absolutely LOVE. Thank you, girl!

If you've been around me very long, you know that my outlook on photography is much more about it being an art form for me than anything else. Some people paint with paint brushes - I paint with a Canon :o) Within that, my style is modern & fresh with a side of vintage funk. All of that is displayed in this new branding & I couldn't be happier!

So pull up a chair & check out the new diggs. I will continue to make some tweaks over the coming days (namely updating the galleries on the website & other pages/info there), so check back for more later!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My attempt to be "crafty-mom"

Although I love the thought of being a crafty mom & spending my days making fun little projects with my son, I just don't have the creative skills to make it happen. My friend, Chris, showed me this cool blog with a great idea... Making crayons out of old "scrap" crayons...

So here's how this went down in the Donaho household:

I decided it would be cute to make a Valentine's crayon... So we placed our heart shaped cookie-cutter on the (covered) cookie sheet....

Then you place the cookie sheet in the oven at 275 for about 7 minutes...

Sounds easy enough so far, right?

Not when you forget about the leakage factor UNDER the cookie cutter....


I attempted to salvage my little creation by wrapping the foil around it tightly and sticking it in the freezer to cool off.... Here was the final product:

Not too bad, right? Except I didn't use near enough crayon-parts so this thing is super thin.... And you know what that means....

2 minutes after handing it to Noah:

A broken heart. Boo.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

PS -Check out THIS link for a better way to do this :o)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wedding Wire - 2009 Bride's Choice Awards

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Amanda Donaho Photography has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Amanda Donaho Photography is one of the very best photographers.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews. “We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

Amanda Donaho Photography would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

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