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Amanda Allard Photography 2011 Rewind

I know it’s almost March, but it’s never too late for a little love.  A big beautiful thank you to my amazing 2011 clients!  I traveled through 5 states to snap this year’s round up…and enjoyed every minute capturing these wonderful moments.

She Said Yes! Pascha + Abbot

I will always remember my time in Duluth, simply because it is where my photography business took root.   So…it seemed rather fitting that the very last thing I did before I left was capture the beautiful wedding of Pascha and Abbot at the Northland Country Club.  I said it at least a million times the day of the wedding, and I’m going to say it again…Pascha, you are simply stunning!  You and Abbot did such a magnificant job of planning an elegant and classy event for your closest friends and families.  It was truly an honor to capture every detail…including the Flower Cart’s refreshing summer centerpieces.   Thank you again for selecting me to capture your day.  I hope you are relishing your time together as a new family!

She Said Yes! Mollie + Mark

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of capturing the beautiful marriage of Mollie & Mark.  I absolutely adore this couple!  I met the two of them over 2 years ago when Mollie asked me to shoot their wedding.  I instantly knew that I would love working with these two!  And let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint!  We started the day off at Justin Paul Salon – in Downtown Duluth – where Mollie and her bridesmaids kicked off their morning.  Her nieces completely made my day as they ran around the salon with chocolate donuts in their hands and all over their faces.  Our next stop was the Bridal Suite at  Greysolon Plaza, where Mollie had her make-up applied by Derick Cich.  I absolutely LOVE this venue!  The huge windows in the suite provide perfect light for detail shots and preparation photos.  And the ballroom…is simply breathtaking.  Mollie & Mark’s ceremony took place St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Lakeside.  We took advantage of the location by making a quick stop at Lester River Park to capture some bridal portraits and group shots of their wedding party against the park’s lush, green backdrop.  (I ♥ Minnesota summers!  Especially after a week of rain.)  Mollie & Mark’s perfect day came to a close in Downtown Duluth.  Before making their grand entrance in the Greysolon Ballroom, we headed down to E Michigan Street to capture some images against a fun backdrop that I have been dying to use for over a year!

I am so thrilled that the two of you are finally “Mr.” & “Mrs.”!  Wishing you many years of wedded bliss together.

Playdate: Eli & Aika

I was so excited to meet up with one of my favorite little men last week, Eli!  Some of you may remember his adorable face from his 3-year session in 2010.  In the past year he’s experienced some exciting changes, including a growth spurt of over 3 inches, the start of pre-school and above all…the arrival of his new little sister Aika!  Aika was born in mid-May, making her one of the smallest newborns I’ve ever worked with…all the way down to her teeny, tiny toes (which actually look quite large on this blog post)!  I was so happy that I had the opportunity to meet up with this wonderful family again…including Eli & Aika’s dad and their Grandma Aiko.  Can’t wait to get started on the rest of their pics!

Class of 2012: Ashley

It’s my favorite time of year…SENIOR PORTRAIT SEASON!!  Let the madness begin!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,  seniors are my absolute favorite subjects to photograph.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Ashley, a beautiful 2012 senior, on Thursday evening.  Not only is this girl drop dead gorgeous, but she’s as tough as nails!  We were working in a stiff lake breeze and unseasonably cool temps…and she didn’t even flinch!  Hopefully by this time next year, Ashley will be making her way South where she can enjoy the warmer weather.  Thank you again for selecting me to capture your grads, Ashley!  It was such a pleasure meeting you, your mom and CJ (the St. Bernard).  Best of luck on your senior year!

I’d like make a quick shout out to Fitger’s Inn for allowing us to use their baby grand piano.  (Ashley is a talented pianist with more than 12 years of playing experience.)