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About Amanda Kellogg Photography

Hi - my name is Amanda. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am also a photographer. I would love to say that I grew up loving photography, that I have done it my whole life, and I have had a single minded mission to be a professional photographer since I was six. But the reality is that it started much smaller than that. It started as a spark in 2007, when my son was born. It was a desire to capture the smile of my baby boy that grew into a passion for not only capturing my own memories, but for helping others capture special moments in their lives, too.

I really enjoy documenting those moments in places that are special to my subjects… in their home, a favorite park, the family farm, and anywhere else that brings a sense of home and feeling of enjoyment. One of the hard things about studio time at chain places is that you have just a short period of time to sit and smile and move to the next outfit or generic background. I take extra time with each of my clients to coax out more natural expressions and get to the real person. I want to capture YOU and your silly or crazy personalities - how you really are so you and your family will have cherished photographs to look back on for years to come.

Archive: December, 2011

Going digital for 2012 | Southeastern Minnesota Photographer

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Happy Holidays to all my readers – if you are still out there. 🙂 It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and my goal by the end of the year is to get a slideshow up of all my favorite images from 2011.

With 2011 quickly coming to an end and big changes for my family in 2012. I’ve decided to reevaluate my pricing structure and the way I do things. Several of you have asked, but I’ve been hesitant to move to all digital files simply because I LOVE seeing my pictures printed and worry that when just given a disk of images, they will sit there forever and not end up on the wall or in a frame where they can be viewed by everyone. But, I also know that it is often difficult to choose a few favorites from an entire session – you want to share them all and have them all. I understand that. I really do. 🙂 My other concern is that someone may take the images from their session and print at an inferior print lab who will only make the carefully edited images from a session look awful. My hope is that I will recommend a print lab to you that offers extremely affordable pricing and you can go there for your prints. I will still offer specialty products – canvas, metal prints, image boxes, mini books, etc. but the the bulk of the prints will be printed at your own convenience.

I will also be offering 3 mini session dates per year. One in Spring, one in Summer, and one in Fall. These will be 15-20 minute sessions offered on one day for those not wanting to book a full session. They will also come with digital files. I will post information on here and on my Facebook page when the dates get closer. They will have limited spots and will be offered until booked.

The 2012 digital pricing will be as follows:

Family and Child Portrait Sessions: $400

-This session includes on-location family or portrait session of up to 6 immediate family members. Family members over 6 will be charged at $25/person. **Please contact me for large group sessions to work out a price.**

-Sessions usually last between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.

-Also includes 25 images (often more) edited and proofed with full print release. The images are usually provided in color and black and white.

Newborn Portrait Session: $500

-The session includes on-location newborn session. These generally last 2+ hours. Also include a few family and sibling shots, but the bulk of the session is dedicated to the precious newborn.

-Includes 25 images (often more) edited and proofed with full print release. These are usually provided in both color and black and white.


From now until December 31, 2011, I will offer the opportunity to get your name on my calendar for 2012 at the current price structure. The new pricing will be in effect for all sessions booked after 1/1/2012. Contact me today at to get 2011 pricing for next year.

I’m thankful for all of you as clients. I’m hoping this change is good for all of us. 🙂

Merry Christmas




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