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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.

2012 Fall Mini Sessions | Southeast Minnesota Family Photographer


I had the fall mini sessions today and really couldn’t have asked for a better day to have them. It was beautiful out! We went to the Hormel Nature Center, and I was pleasantly surprised that some of the leaves had started changing. Here is a post with images from today. Thanks everyone for coming out!


He was the cutest. I wanted to snuggle him all day.


She loved playing with the leaves.


How gorgeous is this family? They were lots of fun, too.


These kids basically looked at my like I was crazy. I probably am. 🙂


This little girl did not like the camera, but holy smokes I love her. Look at her gorgeous eyes! And she held my hand while walking. I could have taken her home with me.


Aren’t they cute?

K wanted to get pictures over so he could look at the animals. He also told me he out fished his daddy.


He was making dinosaur noises.


He didn’t look nearly as excited about my yellow chair as I was.


Loved taking pictures of older kids. They didn’t run away from me. 😀


Her parents said this was her sneaky smile. LOL


She told me she wasn’t sassy at all.


Hands down one of my favorites from the day.


This handsome dude was one of the cutest boys I’ve ever seen – except my own boys, of course. 🙂


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4 Responses to “2012 Fall Mini Sessions | Southeast Minnesota Family Photographer”

  1. Cara says:

    Gorgeous pics, Amanda!! The yellow chair is fabulous – and you had a great day for the mini-sessions!

  2. Betsy says:

    Wow! The photos turned out great! Thank you for all your hard work! It sure is wonderful to see our baby girl smile for the camera:)

  3. Corey Nelson says:

    Great pictures!! Looks like a busy day with some beautiful people!

  4. Barb Wolfe says:

    Aren’t my grandkids the cutest ever!!!!

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