Archive for November, 2011

The story of us, November, 2011:
If you don’t remember what this project is all about, CLICK HERE for a refresher!  Now, enjoy!

As I readied the house for guests this week, I was reminded again of how much there is to learn about life each and every day.  My teachers?  My daughters.  I ripped through the house like a tornado; tasks tediously completed and checked off the to-do list one-by-one.  When it came time for pulling out the Christmas decorations, their little faces lit up.  I saw it as one more thing on my list of to-do’s, but to them, it’s magic.  It’s a feeling.  It’s a memory.  So while my shopping list sat neglected on the counter, we sat together and I told them stories about how we acquired each ornament, each stocking, each chubby Santa and every cheesy snowman tchotchke :)   I haven’t put out our Christmas village in years, but my 5 year old was so enamored, I let her set it up herself.  I loved watching her carefully unwrap and purposefully pose each little person.  And when she was done, I tried to keep from rearranging the pieces myself and admired the beauty that she created herself.  I remember setting it up with my mom when I was her age.  I remember feeling like Christmas was magical and amazing and full of love.  Later, I caught my daughter daydreaming and when I asked her what she was thinking about, she told me she was watching to see if the rain would magically turn into snow so we could sit and have hot chocolate together instead of going for groceries.  We live in Western Washington.  Snow is not all that common here this time of year.  We had our hot chocolate though and swapped stories and made memories together that afternoon. I hope she felt as special to me as she is

Please remember to click the link at the end of this post to follow the chain of photographers this month! You’ll be linked to amazing blog posts by other photographers who are part of this project!

Child Photographer | Amber Anderson | Vancouver, WA

Child Photographer | Amber Anderson | Vancouver, WA

Child Photographer | Amber Anderson | Vancouver, WA

Now, please continue the chain by clicking into the next photographer’s blog HERE!  Amy of 3 Peas Photography has a special post this month!

I first showcased this couple in a blog post for their engagement session nearly a year ago.  They were beautiful together.  So loving, so playful, but their words and actions so meaningful.  I was very excited about shooting their wedding.  I knew it would be FANTASTIC!

The venue: The Liberty Theater in historic Astoria, OR

The couple: Amazing.  In love. Passionate.  Everything a newly married couple should be.  Honestly, I can’t say enough about the two of them.  Admittedly, I’m a hopeless romantic, though I like to believe that I can read people very well!  The way these two looked at each other, the way they seemed to read each others’ thoughts and answer before fully knowing the question, the way they calmed each other with their presence; I see these things and know that these were two souls who were meant for each other.

The photos: Finally, right?  Haha!  I tend to talk too much (or so my friends tell me…)  So here they are.  I think the true love this couple shares will be more than evident here!

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Oregon Wedding Photographer, Astoria, Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | PortlandWashington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

Washington Wedding photographer | Vancouver | Portland

I think the title says it all. I love seniors.  I frickin’, frackin’ LOVE shooting seniors!!  I love the on-site outfit consultations (‘girl, that looks FAB.U.LOUS!!’), I love posing and molding them and coaxing out expressions they didn’t know they could give.  I love that these young adults are full of promise and hope and energy.  *Sigh*  Love senior sessions.  The session I’m showcasing below is one of my favorite types of senior sessions: BFF sessions.  Only a good friend will know when your hair is “doing that thing you like, really, really HATE.”  Only a good friend would say, “WAIT!  She needs my boots with that outfit!” and rip them off her own feet to create the perfect outfit for her friend.  I love all the laughter, the jokes and the memories made at these sessions!  SO, without babbling on any further, check out the stunning young women I got to work with recently…

Senior Photography | Amber Anderson Photography | Vancouver, WA | Portland, OR

Senior Photography | Amber Anderson Photography | Vancouver, WA | Portland, OR

Senior Photography | Amber Anderson Photography | Vancouver, WA | Portland, OR

Senior Photography | Amber Anderson Photography | Vancouver, WA | Portland, OR

Senior Photography | Amber Anderson Photography | Vancouver, WA | Portland, OR

I love families who love to play!  Chase, fly, run, tickle…it’s all fabulous in my book.  With two very little boys, I’m positive there is a LOT of play time in this household!  I truly enjoyed meeting (and playing with!) this adorable family.  Just a quick post today…lots to do in order to stay on top of things during this very busy time of year!  Enjoy your little peek at this beautiful family!

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA