In a time filled with so much anger, confusion, sadness, hate and doubt, it’s important to turn your focus, pay attention and listen to where the love is coming from. "When they go low, we go high." A quote by @michelleobama and a gentile reminder that when you fight hate with love, a change will come. A change will be felt. A change will be seen. And eventually, a change will become the reality that so many have been fighting and wishing for, for far too long. For the entire month of June, I will be gifting a print of the above photo (slightly cropped image on slide two, and original inspo by @ohhappydani on slide three ), created in collaboration with an amazing group of Milwaukee based individuals, to anyone who makes a donation to my @gofundme (link in bio ), benefiting @myblockmyhoodmycity (information about their organization below ). Feel free to send me a message with the address you would love your print to be sent to if you'd like it. TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE, NO MATTER WHAT. My Block, My Hood, My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood. We take students on explorations focused on STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurism. Core Values: Interconnectivity, Empathy, Hope, Civic Responsibility EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, EVOLVE Explore: At My Block, My Hood, My City we believe in providing opportunities for others to step outside their comfort zone and explore new communities, cultures, and cuisines in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the world. Experience: At My Block, My Hood, My City we believe in encouraging others to fully immerse themselves in new experiences, continuously soaking up new knowledge and expanding their network. Evolve: At My Block, My Hood, My City we believe that each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for our communities; it is only through our efforts of service, empathy, and collaboration will we see our communities truly evolve. Thank you so much in advance for your support and for continuing to spread the love.
Did you guys see the logos I released for a whopping $25 a pop!? I get sooo many messages from you guys wanting something super quick and easy for a logo. The process of going through for something custom isn't what you need at the moment and honestly, you just dont feel like spending a whole lot. I heard you, and I've got you! I've had so much fun the past couple of days making these for you guys and can't wait to see them in action! Its so easy, and I'll do all the work! All you have to do is pick on of these six logos, send me your business name, and then either your brand colors, or an idea for a color palette, and I'll do the magic! You will receive your logo within 24 hours, with one final piece of beauty delivered to your email via a .png, .pdf and .jpg file! Have questions? Great! Someone else might too! Leave them in the comments or feel free to dm me! Swipe to see the logo options and process.
We're having a party on June 7! Well, not an actual party, but some studio minis that you are sure to feel a very large dose of fomo if you miss out on! The set is up, the promo photos are floating around, the camera is ready, the energy is through the roof and that spots are getting FILLED! Flip through these slides, fall in love, and then let me know what time slot you want ; )
Did you know we rent out our studio to photographers, creatives, bloggers, business owners, just about anyone who needs a creative space to get away and work, create content, or host a class, workshop, baby shower, course, yada yada. WE DO! AND! We made an instagram home to keep everything nice and organized! Go check out the L.A. Studio right here - @l .a.studiomke ANNNNND! I spent my morning making a web home for all the details on renting it out! The link is in the studios bio. DM us over there to chat dates and rates!
Okayyy, you guys are good. I am so dang excited for everyone who took advantage of last weeks 50% off sessions promo! I had soon to be moms scheduling their maternity sessions for November, brands scheduling launch content for later this summer, senior sessions, family portraits, so so so much amazing goodness that I really can't wait to shoot. Friday was the cutoff to secure the 50% off deal, but I know some of you weren't able to make the cut sooooo, I thought it would be fun to offer 25% off for the rest of this week! But seriously, THIS IS IT! Lol, I said that last time, but I really mean it! You guy have been so amazing and I really just want to treat you a little bit more. Soo, did you miss out on last weeks promo? No prob! Take advantage of this weeks! Feeling a little fomo you booked a branding session and kinda want family photos too? Heres your shot! 25% off will be running until THIS FRIDAY and then thats it! For real! Like it, it. Lol. Dm me to start the conversation.
TOMORROW, WE'RE GOING LIVE! And I'm so dang excited about it! Tomorrow evening (May 14 ) at 5:30, I'll be going live with @jmattmke from @hashtagmke over on facebook to chat about all things content! Creating content calendars to make posting easy, fun, and purposeful, we'll chat pre-planning content and shooting images in bulk, and so much more. If theres anything you want us to chat about specifically, feel free to leave your questions in the comments and we will be sure to touch on them! Be sure to head over to the HashtagMKE Facebook page tomorrow to catch us live, or hang tight for the reply which will come shortly after! Can't wait to see you all!
Because thank you isn't enough. I seriously can't express the amount of gratitude I have for the continued support that was sent my way during this seriously insane time (that I truly believe we are on the way out of ). The messages, the care packages, the shoutouts, the future bookings, you guys are good. So, to say thank you, from now until Friday, all newly booked portrait, branding, studio mini sessions (which can be booked outdoor rn, since in studio is against cdc guidelines ) AND my new in motion memories video packages (any non wedding package ) are 50% OFF! This promo is running on a book now, schedule later idea, making it great for any photo needs you may have for the coming weeks, this summer, or even five months from now. This is a great opportunity to think about your upcoming senior sessions, refreshed branding content, the family portraits you want to update this summer, your engagement photos, lifestyle based newborn photos, event coverage, there are seriously so many opportunities. Feel free to send me a dm, so we can get chatting all your ideas and get you onboarded asap so you dont miss this amazing deal that won't be back for a longgg long time.
SPRING MINIS ARE HAPPENING! And I am sooo so excited to finally share that! Lauren and I were so bummed when we weren’t able to execute the super adorable Mother’s Day sessions we were planning so we knew when we were legally able to get back in the game, we were gunna do it with a bang. Guys, you should SEE the inspo Lauren’s got going right now for the set. It just might be our best one yet!? DETAILS : 🌼 Saturday, May 30! 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Estabrook Park in MKE! 🌼 We are only offering FOUR time slots for a couple reasons. We want to make sure we can safely follow cdc guildlines, we want to make sure everyone can take advantage of that good sunset light, and also to allow us some time to clean everything down between sessions to make sure you’re staying healthy. 🌼 Slots are twenty minutes and $125. You can use that time for whatever you please! Whether it be belated mom and me session, for long overdue blog content, updated family photos, a birthday gift to a friend, engagement photos, whatever! Our boho, floral inspired theme is going to be something everyone can take advantage of! 🌼 We won’t be billing you for your session until a couple days before, juuuuuust incase anything changes with the rules and regulations, then we won’t have to worry about refunds. But we completely expect these to happy! We do intend on these slots going quick, so please dm either me or @laurenhenesy to claim a spot! We don’t want ya to miss it!
My United States national park fill in map is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER! I'm leaving it open all month for orders and will start shipping come June 1! I truly had so much fun creating it and have started bringing it with me on all my adventures! Here are a coupe quick facts to help you better understand what the map is all about! / The map is 36x26 inches and made of a lightweight microfiber cloth, making it super breathable, light and packable. The airy-ness of the cloth makes it easily used to be worn on your wrist (my favorite ), as a headband, bandana, mask (I see you covid ), backpack accessory, or a good ole' wall tapestry. / While yes, I know there are well over 400 nationally recognized areas in the United States, this map features the 61 officially titled 'national parks'. / Wholesale orders are 100% an options! They can be ordered in bundles of five. Send me an email to chat about costs and all that jazz. / Each map features a display of the 61 recognized national parks, with corresponding numbered pegs that can be colored in, so you can easily keep track of and see where you've been! / The maps are machine washable! They should be washed in cold water, on a delicate cycle with mild detergent with noooo bleach! While the map will wash just fine, there is no guarantee that the colored in pegs (if you choose to do that ) will stick. That all depends on what type of marker or color is used. / Proudly made in America! Woot woot! Have more questions? Ready to order? Just shoot me a message and we can chat more!
HAPPIEST FRICKEN BIRTHDAY to my baby brother who finally joined the no more fun birthdays until we’re thirty club with me. Can’t believe you’re twenty two zachypooo! 🤍 Alsooooo still can’t believe this picture was taken on my PHONE! This was literally the only time portrait mode has ever been halfway acceptable. Fight me.
You guys saw me chat about how last month I offered up free product photos to brands in an effort to help keep their business marching forward! I was so excited to see Laura over at @woodcutworkshopco take advantage of this offering and use it to launch her new 2020 product additions! I had seriously so much fun working with her to capture her talents, because her hard work seriously shines through in everything she touches. Check out this new product video to get a glimpse at what's new and then head over to her page for more details! Love the look and feel of this video and are wondering how you could take advantage of something like this for your brand? Of course you are. Photos are amazing, but video provides an entirely new emotional connection with your people, and I want to help you create that. I'm only a message away!
So dang excited to dust off my equipment and start shooting again THIS WEEKEND! A couple notes about upcoming scheduling: 🤙🏼 I’m now taking on portrait, branding, let’s be real, all photo and video session types with availability as early as next weekend! Send me a dm to chat about it. ✨ Minis are coming! I’m currently planning two sets, some really fun outdoor boho floral inspired ones for the end of the month, as well as some summertime camping themed ones at the beloved aframe! If you want access to info, drop and emoji below. My polls have been about 95% spam lately so we’ll test out how gauging interest goes here! 🖤 I’m about 40% booked for 2021 weddings! I have had such a rush of inquiries so if you’re getting married next year and have been eyeing me up, let’s start a conversation now so you can lock in your date! 🗻 I still have some spots open for my Wisconsin Dells sessions in June! Everyone always goes crazy for these photo locations so I’d love to see you guys take advantage of these time slots that don’t include a travel fee! 🌎 End of 2020 and 2021 is open for travel dates! Going somewhere for your anniversary, vow renewal, retreat, just a fun vaca, and you want amazing travel content and memories captured by a professional? Let’s chat! Portrait packages include a half day of exploring!
Like the prints I posted last Friday, I have been lovingggg sending in your orders for postcards! I think we could all use a little surprise snail mail at our door these days, so I'm super excited to see you guys take advantage of ordering one of these super cute designs to send a hand written hello to all of your favorites! Wondering how to order? It's soooo dang easy, dm me.
Your girl needs a vacation right about nowwww. If I could go anywhere, where would I go? The FRICKEN. BEACH. Good golly could I use a large dose of sun and a strawberry smoothie. What about you? Also, heeeeeelllo to the airplane zipping by in the background! I think it literally has my name on it.
Guyyyys! I’ve been LOVING how much you’re loving these prints! It’s been seriously so so fun to get back into drawing these past few months and it’s seriously just as exciting to feel so supported by you! I’ve been placing orders for prints (shipped directly to your door so we don’t have to set up a pickup time! ) all week and can’t wait to see how you frame them in your space! I myself have eight being made for the studio, and two for my apartment! All of the prints in these slides are now available. A single print, any size up to 11x17 is $15 with free shipping, though many size options are available and pricing goes down with each one you order so send me a dm for a custom quote if you’re wanting more than one! Custom orders are available as well! So if there’s something you love, but would like to see it in different colors, I gotchu!
But likeeeee, every day should be earth day? Haha. But hey hey to this cute little unused graphic for a recent @lakeeffectco project! 🌎 Comment below one change you're making today, to better everybody's tomorrow. Personally, I've been heavily practicing keeping the lights off, especially during the day. Tell me what you're up to!
I get it, I GET it. Things suck right now, and it really sucks when you spent so much time planning something so huge (like your wedding! ) only to see your efforts get told to stop. When the first safer at home was established, there was a huge 'postpone, don't cancel' movement and while that's still true, some of us, like myself, just don't want to wait. And honestly, why should you? The current cdc guideline states : "h. Weddings, funerals, and religious entities. Religious facilities, entities, groups, and gatherings, and weddings and funerals, except that any gathering shall include fewer than 10 people in a room or confined space at a time and individuals shall adhere to Social Distancing Requirements as much as possible." meaning, if you chose your date for a reason, because it truly, genuinely, whole heartedly, means something to you, if you're open to changing what your wedding looks like, you may not need to change your date. Elizabeth Jordan Events ( @elizabethjordanevents ) and I have teamed up to bring you an exclusive offer to help take some of your stress, create a new type of magic, and keep your date (just move the big party, unless you're down to do a zoom reception! ). This offer includes: / a two hour elopement or ceremony / photography coverage and a mini video / full planning and coordinating services / vendor sourcing / up to five guests Just send either of us a dm to get chatting about STILL making your wedding day something you'll look back and be proud of. PHOTOGRAPHER / @amandavickcreative DAY OF COORDINATOR / @elizabethjordanevents SET STYLIST / @diederichk MODEL / @teresaraemurray MODEL / @jacksonscottmurray MAKEUP / @katetroxellmua DRESS / @blushingwillowbridal TUX / @amelishanbridal RENTALS / @vintiquerental FLORAL / @thepinkpeonyllc CAKE / @yieldbakehouse CALLIGRAPHY / @adelinemarg
Making an income doesn't need to be hard. Woah, sounds weird, right? And dare I say, it can be completely effortless. And not the cute kind of effortless where you chat about your offering on socials three times a day, but the kind of effortless where you can literally forget about it, LITERALLY FORGET, and money will still come in. Sounds kinda too easy right? That's because it is. Sound a little bit like some where scam? Totally isn't. Wanna learn how I've racked in almost an extra $1,000 this past year with little to no action? DM me.
MILWAUKEEEEEE! Whats up!? Our DAY is coming up (tomorrow! ) and it's time to celebrate (at home ). Lol. But for real, what better what to celebrate the love for our city than to get out and explore it (at a later date ). Goodness gracious so many side comments need to be made, hah. But for real! To celebrate #mkemycity im offering some pretty sweet photo deals (book now, shoot later ) to give us a little something to look forward to once we can all venture out and hit the town again. They areeeeeee: / 10% off all wedding packages / 25% off all portrait sessions (excluding any upcoming minis ) This promo is running until April 21, so don't wait to snag it! Now is really the perfect time to think ahead at senior portraits, updated branding photos, team pictures, engagement photos, updated family pictures, maternity pictures, allll of the content you're going to need a couple of months from now. Dm to book.
A few months back I asked some ladies to get suuuuuper vulnerable and super real and I’m in awe at what we made. I created the we are women project to show love, power, true emotion and authenticity even in the most exposed moments. We had moms, grad students, warriors, business owners, travelers, spokespeople, but most of all, we had a room full of badass fricken women who I was so honored to capture. We are women project round two coming soon? Also, huuuuuge thank you to Katrina at @inspoandco for helping make this such an amazing experience for everyone.
In a time when all I really reallllllly want to do is get face to face and make some photo magic with you guys, it has forced me to take a peak at all of the other creative outlets that I love so much, and honestly, sometimes neglect a little. Are you not up with the times and realized I do more than just photography? Ohhhhhh baby! Checkout the current lineup of virtual offerings I currently have open for bookings, below : / social media management / photo editing services / curated content classes / 30 min. brand evaluations / custom websites / custom ultrasound sketches / custom and stock presets / custom illustrations and design work / logos and rebranding / so many business tools and workbooks / and much much more While you're stuck at home (while we’re all stuck at home ), thinking about how we are going to make it out of this, and what your business is going to look like when we're through, now is the time to take the actionable steps to get to where you want to be. Message me and let’s have a conversation about working together to create some seriously exciting momentum. And don't forget! For the entire month of April, I am giving back with any mini studio session or full portrait session booked for any time (the session doesn't need to happen in April to qualify ). DM to chat about this really exciting special that not only supports me, but also gives back to YOUR favorite local coffee shop or restaurant!
HIIII! It’s been a hot sec since I’ve shown my cute face in the feed! I’m amanda, if you’re new here. Super nice to meet ya. I wanted to do a quick post to share something exciting with you guys. During this crazy time when I’ve been itching SO BAD to get outside, create some photo magic and meet new people, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can still do that from home. And I’m here to say, IVE FOUND THE WAY! I’ve been loving seeing and supporting all my small business friends who have super cool quarantine boxes, awesome promos, and sales going on right now to help keep business moving. It’s so fun to watch how creative everyone is getting! Soooooo, to assist in the creativity in my own way, I’m offering (limited availability ) ✨ COMPLETELY FREE ✨ product photography to help show off, advertise, and market your craft. Want info? Just DM me and we can start up a conversation. Know if some super cool brands and companies who would totally love to take advantage of this opportunity? Tag em below. We will 100% get through this together, guys. Love yooooou!