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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: ‘Babies’



2013 Adams Spring Mini Sessions | Adams, Minnesota Family Photographer

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Yesterday I met up with 4 families for Spring Mini Sessions by Adams. They had been rescheduled due to the awful snow storm we got right before the original date. Ugh. It was a bit chilly, but I guess I’m just thankful there was no snow on the ground and the grass was green. :) Here’s hoping Spring is going to get here soon!

All the adorable kiddos I took pictures of yesterday totally rocked it and they turned out absolutely fabulous!

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S Family | Southeast Minnesota Family Photographer

Monday, October 1st, 2012

It’s a bit (okay a lot) intimidating when a fellow photographer has you take pictures of their family. Emily of Emily Schnick Photography has done my family’s pictures a couple of times now and now it was my turn to test my skills on her adorable family. Her little baby is about a month old and just tiny;  I’m insanely jealous of how awesome Emily looks already. Big sister was a riot and apparently liked me tickling her because there were a couple of times she told me she wouldn’t smile unless I did it. :)   I think we got some great shots with a super adorable family.

 

Favorites from 2011 – Part 2

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Here are some more favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorites of 2011 | Southeastern Minnesota Photographer

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I’m SLOWLY getting wound down from the holiday excitement and have finally managed to get my favorites of 2011 rounded up to post. I had such a tough time narrowing them down, so there are 77 total! I’ll be posting over the course of the next week or so to get them all posted.

I know I say this ALL THE TIME, but I really have the best job as a photographer and the BEST clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party of 5 | Rochester MN Family Photographer

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I met up with the W Family this evening at the History Museum. It’s one of my favorite places to shoot because they have such cool stuff there. This family was a lot of fun and I was super jealous of the well-behaved kids. Miss E is a total sassy pants and was striking poses for me left and right. Miss A was a cutie patootie who did great the entire session. Mr E was a ham and definitely is a daddy’s boy. He had the best smile – we just had to work a bit to get them.

Overall, the session was tons of fun! W Family, thanks for letting me capture your fun personalities! Enjoy your “sneak peek” :)

 

Love the backlighting!!

 

 

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the craziness that is a family with 3 kids!

Dream Baby | Kasson, Minnesota Newborn Photographer

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

This little guy was a dream baby. He struggled for a bit getting to sleep, but soon Mr. L was out and stayed sleeping the entire time no matter how much moving and juggling we did. I think he is set up to be a model already and his parents are going to have some problems with girls at their doors when he is older. :)

I remembered when I got home that I had forgotten to take a picture of him in his room. His daddy had painted it all with Dr. Suess characters and sayings and it was pretty much the coolest room ever. Seriously tempted to go back again just to get a picture of it. :)

Thank you guys for allowing me to spend some time with you and your new little guy. It was my pleasure!

 

 

 

 

Book Your Fall Sessions!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I know with this beautiful weather, it’s hard to think about fall – but school is right around the corner and before you know it, we’ll be complaining about the cold and snow! It’s time to think about booking your fall session now! Spaces are limited, and I recommend contacting me today to get your session booked or at least penciled in!

And as a special boost to get you moving, I will include a $50 print credit – so a total of $350 print/product credit to be used for your $300 reservation fee. This credit can be used for any prints/products I have (including holiday cards), so contact me before September 3 to take advantage. I can be reached at 507.440.2044 or amanda@amandakelloggphotography.com.

 

And because a post isn’t a post without a picture, check out my adorable little guy. He will be 3 in December and is potentially model material. He did this pose on his own!

 

 

Baby Blue | Southeastern Minnesota Newborn Photographer

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

This little guy made me work hard for the pictures we got. He’s so cute that we can’t be mad. :)

It was fun to hold a little newborn again even if he did make me work and sweat. :) Thankfully he saved the messes for mommy and daddy!

 

 

 

 

Firecracker | Rochester, MN Family Photographer

Monday, July 4th, 2011

The title of my post has absolutely nothing to do with my session today – but it’s the 4th of July and I thought I needed something fitting and it was all I could think of. :)

I met up with this family of 30(!!!!) today during an hour of their weekend-long family reunion. The mission was to get them all in one picture. We did succeed, but I haven’t edited any of those pictures yet. Instead, I simply chose one picture of each family to show for their sneak peek and will save the “big” picture for them to view in the gallery.

Thank you for trusting me to take the pictures for your family. You were fabulous to work with(for) and it didn’t even seem like 30 people. :)

 

Happy 4th of July everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for absolutely no reason at all except that I found this one funny:

 

 

F.A.M.I. L.Y. | Rochester, MN Family Photographer

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Anyone else have Nick Jr. on in their house all.the.time? Apparently it is on in our house too much because I have that FAMILY song in my head. You know – the one they play in between Dora or Diego or Umi Zoomi or Backyardigans?

Well, the song seems fitting to the session I had tonight.

Remember this cutie?

 

Well, she’s almost a whole year older:

And still ridiculously cute.

 

But, she has another fun surprise.

 

A new baby brother – and he is as cute as they come. He is 3 months old and adorable. ALMOST gave me baby fever. Almost.

 

And obviously mom and dad are where they get their gorgeous looks from.

 

And I’m pretty sure this look is what he gave me when I said we still had more pictures to take. ;)

 

A Family, thank you, once again, for allowing me to capture your family. My awesome clients make my job easy!

 

 

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