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Children’s Commercial Photographer, Fattie Pie Dresses and Robes!

SLUMBER PARTY!!!!!! Pretty much what I said when I opened the box of goodies to be photographed from Fattie Pie Dresses. These robes just scream girly fun and what a perfect idea for your flower girl (or any little girl for that matter!).  It’s safe to say these chicks took it to the max and fell in love with them! Check out some favs from our shoot below 🙂

Summer 2017 TO THE MOON True Mini Sessions Now Open!

Amy True Photography is excited to announce To The Moon True Mini Sessions for Summer 2017!

This it the ultimate imagination session for your space loving explorer complete with NASA space suits and props that will send your child right into outer space! If you are looking to capture your child’s wonder with some super creative photos as well as an interactive experience, then this session is for you! These sessions will be open to all kiddos ages 3-8 (and under 60 pounds due to safety reasons).

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TO THE MOON TRUE MINIS:
With sets as wild as your child’s imagination, To The Moon True Minis strive to capture the magic of childhood!

NASA Space Suits, helmets, rocket ship, telescope, and lifesize globe are just a few of the fun props included in this session! AS WELL AS a handcrafted solar system set where we will literally repel your kid into “space”!!!

Two sets are in the works. The first is the Solar System set will be shot on our beautiful white natural light portion of the studio. Handmade planets and stars will be suspended in the air and for those willing kiddos, they will be as well! We will have a harness for them to wear to “suspend” them into space (a few feet off the ground). It’s been kid tested and super fun approved 😉 And for those kiddos not quite up for that, we will have a large block for them to stand on. The second set will be the night sky, complete with rocket ship, telescope and other space articles to capture their adventurous side. The combination of the dark and light sets are intended to produce a “yin and yang” effect when put together for print display. A real statement piece showcasing your child’s imagination!

You will have access to NASA space suit apparel so no need to stress over planning outfits, we got this! Size options will range from size 3 through size 8.

These sessions will take place on Saturday March 17, 2017 at our studio in downtown Westbrook.

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Registration is open now! Book asap to reserve your spot! See registration details below.

Date:
Saturday June 17, 2017 ONE DAY ONLY! A perfect Father’s Day Weekend Event!

Location: Amy True Photography 90 Bridge Street, Suite 437 Westbrook, Maine

Cost: $250 which includes a 15 minute mini session complete with NASA space suits (see pic), space themed props and interactive sets which includes repelling your child into “space” (as long as your child is willing!). Session includes 6 digital images with copyright release to print as you like. Additional children of same immediate family can be added for $25 each (includes 2 more photos per person). Images will be delivered electronically within four weeks.

Open to: children only (of the same immediate family). Due to wardrobe and safety considerations, these are only offered to children in sizes 3-8 and under 60lbs.

REGISTRATION:
Head over to our Big Cartel page by clicking here: www.amytruephotography.bigcartel.com and follow these three steps!

1) Pick your date and time
2) Pay a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot
3) Complete the booking contract After submitting your deposit, you will receive an email with a link to our booking contract. Please fill this out asap as your session is not considered booked until BOTH the deposit and contract is received. Your spot can only be held for 24 hours without this contract, so please make sure to complete this step!

And you will be good to go! You will receive a booking confirmation email within 24 hours of submission (confirmation is sent manually so please allow time).

This mini session will only be offered for one day and is sure to fill quickly so book now!

Updates on registration will be posted to the Amy True Photography Facebook page and blog.

Join our Facebook Page for updates by clicking here!

We look forward to having you join us for these “out of the world” True Minis!

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Once Upon a Dream True Mini Sessions

Amy True Photography is excited to announce Once Upon a Dream True Mini Sessions for Spring 2017!

This is the ultimate session for your little princess, complete with a hoop swing and carousel horse to let their imagination fly free! In addition, it includes access to the ATP extensive dress collection to use for your session as well as full hair and makeup for your little one.

For safety reasons, this mini session is only open to children under 60 pounds and within ages 3-8. You will want them comfortable enough to sit on a swing and on a carousel horse.

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DREAM TRUE MINIS:
This is the ultimate session for your little girl who loves to play dress up!

Choose from our extensive collection of couture dresses and hair accessories to make this a one of a kind dream shoot.

A professional stylist will be on hand to help you and your little princess with all hair, makeup and accessorizing needs.

You will have access to our studio closet which includes dresses in the range of size 3 through size 8. This set will be shot in the natural light portion of the studio to create that dream like setting.

These sessions will take place on Friday March 24, 2017 and Saturday March 25, 2017 at our studio in downtown Westbrook.

Registration is open now with newsletter recipients getting first notification before social media and our blog. Book asap to reserve your spot! See registration details below.

Dates:
Friday March 24, 2017
Saturday March 25, 2017

Times available: 9:20, 9:40, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:20, 11:40, 12:00, 12:20, 12:40, 1:00, 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, 2:20, 2:40, 3:00 3:20, 3:40

Location: Amy True Photography 90 Bridge Street, Suite 437 Westbrook, Maine

Cost: $250 which includes a 15 minute mini session with several props including the hoop swing and carousel horse (as long as your child is willing!), access to the studio dress collection for your session, and access to our stylist to help with hair, makeup and accessorizing! Session includes 6 digital images with copyright release to print as you like. Additional children can be added for $25 each (includes 2 more photos per person). Images will be delivered electronically within four weeks.

Open to: children only (of the same immediate family). Due to wardrobe and safety considerations, these are only offered to girls in sizes 3-8.

REGISTRATION:
Head over to our Big Cartel page by clicking here: www.amytruephotography.bigcartel.com and follow these three steps!

1) Pick your date and time
2) Pay a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot
3) Complete the booking contract After submitting your deposit, you will receive an email with a link to our booking contract. Please fill this out asap as your session is not considered booked until BOTH the deposit and contract is received. Your spot can only be held for 24 hours without this contract, so please make sure to complete this step!

And you will be good to go! You will receive a booking confirmation email within 24 hours of submission (confirmation is sent manually so please allow time).

This mini session will only be offered for these two days and is sure to fill quickly so book now!

Updates on registration will be posted to the Amy True Photography Facebook page and blog.

Join our Facebook Page for updates by clicking here!

We look forward to having you join us for these dreamy True Minis!

Ivy’s 5th “Trolls Party” Celebration!

Well Happy Friday! Since we are buried in snow here in the Northeast, I thought we could use a little color blast post since we are pretty much just seeing white here. As a follow up to Ivy’s birthday dedication, I decided to actually pick up a camera and photograph her birthday party. The “Trolls” theme bore from an obsession that happened this past Fall while we were on a little getaway to Littleton, NH. Upon visiting a couple local antique shops, I ran across some of toy trolls that had been a staple from my childhood. You know, those creepy, cute little guys with the wild hair from the 1980s! It had been years since I saw them and thought they would make an excellent addition in the new studio. 100 trolls later after a couple accidentally eBay auction wins, they are now employed throughout the studio. My kids have grown equally as fond of them. So when I proposed the idea to Ivy as the theme of her 5th birthday, she was happily on board. Then it just so happened that one of my favorite blogs, Oh Happy Day, did a post on a Modern Trolls Party so it seemed like fate hosting this theme!

I had too much fun putting together all these ideas but of course, a feat like this is never accomplished alone. I am hugely indebted to my friend, Trina, who suffered with me countless failed attempts I had for backdrop ideas and we so wished we photographed them along the way. There was a lot of laughter, a few tears and a lot of screams from the countless balloons popping in our faces. At the end of the day, it came out better than I could have hoped.

I have assembled the various sources and credits below for those interested in the details. Ivy had such a memorable day and we were so fortunate to share with many of her friends and family. Below are some highlights from her party.

Credits and sources:
Rainbow cake, cupcakes and amazing Troll cookies by the fabulous Giana of A Cake Storey
Entertainment, including face painting, balloon twisting, games and performances by the fantastic Party Palooga
Balloons (linked banners and colorful wall balloons), rainbow plates, table confetti, table cloths: Oh Happy Day Party Shop
Vintage trolls: eBay
Troll wigs: Partycity
White party stools: Ikea
Favor buckets and fillings: Oriental Trading
Rainbow sparkling juices: Amazon
Ivy’s Striped Socks and Headband: Hanna Andersson
Ivy’s Rainbow Dress: Chloe
Amazing Yellow Chair: on loan from the equally amazing Erin Flett
Party Invite: Paperless Post

2016 Home for the Holidays True Mini Sessions!

Hard to believe it’s been since September since I last posted to this blog! But for good reason as it was an insane Fall and I mean insane in the best possible way because it meant photographing and hanging out with so many of you. I always love making the annual Holiday Mini Session post because it means that I am FINALLY caught up on editing and I get a chance to reflect on the past year. 2016 was another record year and caps almost 5 years of having my studio. In that time, I have photographed 100s of newborns, babies, kiddos and families, made the career move to do this full time, and expanded the studio three times. I still find it hard to believe that I get to support my family in a job that I pour my heart and soul into. It’s hard to quantify the kind of fulfillment that brings. There are lots of exciting things in the works for 2017. Some major projects that have been a year in the making will finally come to light. Without divulging the details, I am overflowing with excitement and can’t wait to share what this next year will bring. Stay posted 😉

In the meantime, I wanted to share some images from this year’s Holiday True Mini Sessions, Home for the Holidays. A record sellout and number of sessions (over 60 in one weekend!). I feel so blessed that these are so desired, thank you. I tried to pick at least one image from each session but as you can see it was hard to narrow and this is a huge post! These were shot in the new studio and I am truly indebted to my amazing crew, who both carried me through the weekend and entertained my endless ideas for the sets. And of course thank you to all my wonderful clients who came out and made this the success it is.

So without further ado, I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and holiday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my little business and allowing me to capture the most important people in your lives. <3

2016 Home for the Holidays True Mini Sessions

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