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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: ‘Wedding’



Jeremy & Amy | Rochester, MN Wedding Photographer

Monday, September 1st, 2014

I had the pleasure of joining this adorable couple last weekend as they said their vows. It’s always so humbling when a couple contacts me and wants me to photograph their wedding…and this was no exception. This couple was truly a joy to spend time with and though it did rain the morning of their wedding (good luck, I hear), they didn’t let it get them down. As they say, the show must go on, and we ended up with some amazing pictures anyway.

 

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Thank you, again, Jeremy and Amy. Best wishes on your new marriage.

Sean & Jill Married {Part 2} | Southeastern Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

 

 

 

 

After formal pictures, it was time for the ceremony to start. It was a lovely ceremony following by a balloon release and bubbles as the couple exited the church to climb into this sweet car. After the church, the couple made the trek to Rose Creek to wind down a bit before the reception. While in Rose Creek, I managed to get the couple to pose for “just one more”.

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Emily and I headed back to the Legion first and then the couple arrived. The meal was served and some very funny toasts were made. They cut the cake and shared some laughs over that.

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Then it was time to hit the dance floor.

First came the first dance.

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Then it was time to PARTAY!!

 

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I asked the couple for “one more picture that you want everyone to remember your day/night by” and this is what they gave me.

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Sean and Jill,

Thank you again for trusting me on such an important day. Enjoy your trip up north. :)

Amanda

Sean & Jill Married {Part 1} | Southeastern Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

I was really honored and nervous to shoot Sean and Jill’s wedding. It’s my first wedding as the main shooter and I didn’t want to disappoint them. I was joined by my friend Emily, who is a photographer in the cities, and that made me feel more at ease. Sean and Jill were so laid back that it made it a breeze to work with them and join them on their very special day.

We started our day with the girls as they prepared for the big day. There was some music and a lot of laughter – even a few tears.

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While the girls got ready, I snuck over a got a few of the guys getting themselves ready.

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This little guy was super adorable though he wasn’t that fond of being in the group pictures.

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When the guys finished getting ready, I took them behind the church to grab some shots.

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These little girls were too cute for words. Loved this picture.

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Meanwhile, Jill was finishing up getting ready.

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When she was ready, it was time for her dad to see her for the first time as a bride. I love the emotion in his face.

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Next, we coordinated the first look. Jill wanted a picture of Sean blindfolded using the special hanky she had given him as a gift, but also wanted them holding hands without seeing each other. We had some tricky lighting to work with, but we got both pictures accomplished without them seeing each other before the field.

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Then the entire bridal party braved the hot temperatures to get group shots before the ceremony.

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Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow

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