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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: June, 2012

Rain! | Rochester, Minnesota Family Photographer

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

This family drove from Wisconsin to get their family pictures done. Unfortunately, it started sprinkling not too long after we started the session. I think we got some really adorable shots for the very short time we had. This little girl did NOT want to smile, but I think the pictures where she isn’t smiling are just as cute (if not more cute). I love that she wanted her blankie in the pictures – and I think it’s important to include these things in pictures. It’s easy to forget the little things when they are so little and one day everyone can look back and remember how B liked to carry around a green blankie.






Joy | Rochester, Minnesota Family Photographer

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

I’ve done several sessions with this family and every single one of them is fun. Every single member of their family is gorgeous. Don’t you agree? And if that wasn’t enough, they are super nice, too. We met up at a local park to score some family pictures. The kids have grown so much since I last saw them in the fall and it’s always a joy to see them. We had a little mishap and the poor little dude got a scrape on his head and poor older sister felt awful thinking it was her fault. After a few tears shed, we were on our way. The scrape? Nothing a little Photoshop can’t fix. 🙂

The images from this session all turned out great, but here are a few of my favorites.





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