The W Family

Part Two of my Thanksgiving weekend adventures featured this wonderful family! Even the pups got involved :) These photos were a surprise from one of the daughters — the best gift you can give in my opinion! ;) haha

We gathered at the parents’ house, glad for the heat of the living room on the cold winter day. Take a look at a few frames from the day!

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Our House

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Rachel contacted me a couple weeks ago about some very special photos she wanted taken. The subject: her childhood home.

That’s really all I needed to know before I was hooked. She wanted photos of her mom, sister, and herself at the home she grew up in — before it was sold. With her mom moving and the two siblings out on their own, the time had come for their family to move away from the home. But first, while they were all back home and together for Thanksgiving, she wanted to take some photos as memories of the place to keep with her forever.

This is why I do what I do, folks. I’m a sucker for sentimentalism!

Anyway, enough of my blubbering. Take a look at some of my favorite frames from the day:humboldt iowa winter family photos humboldt iowa winter family photos humboldt iowa winter family photos humboldt iowa winter family photos humboldt iowa winter family photos humboldt iowa winter family photos humboldt iowa winter family photos

“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.”

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Winter is here!

Winter is officially taking over my blog today (much earlier than I’d like, to be honest.) But it’s here nonetheless! When Heather contacted me about their family session, I don’t even think there was talk of snow yet. But I met up with this wonderful family during the first real snow storm of the year, the girls guarding their curls with umbrellas, and the boys huddled around the fire, and we got some great wintry photos! Tim works with the NRA, so of course we needed to capture some photos with the family and their guns (I think they could tell I was nervous–they reassured me several times they were unloaded lol!)

The family incorporated a set of angels wings in honor of Heather’s daughter and the whole family wore their orange bracelets, keeping Kayla by their side through the entire session. I’m so thankful to have spent time with this wonderful family! Check out some wintry frames from last weekend:

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Much love,

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suzi & kyle » married

Suzi & Kyle had such a beautiful day for their wedding. It was a cool November day, but we certainly could have had much worse temps! Along with a November wedding they had those gorgeous fall colors that brought warmth to every room. We met at St. Olaf Lutheran Church here in Fort Dodge (they came all the way from Omaha!) and I spent the day with them from the first tightening of the gown, to their sundae bar reception.

Suzi’s accessories screamed of sentimentality in the most wonderful ways. Her bouquet incorporated pieces of lace and fabric from the wedding dresses of her grandmother and great-grandmother — a familial touch Sadie (my second) and I wished we could replicate! She even brought in “something borrowed, something blue” with a ring — another piece of family joining her through the day.  Without further ado, check out some sweet frames from Suzi & Kyle’s big day:blog4 blog1 blog6 blog9 blog7 blog8 blog3 blog5 blog11 blog10 blog2 blog12 blog13 blog14 blog16 blog15fort dodge iowa wedding november first dance with son

Much love,

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Christmas Minis 2014 » Fort Dodge Iowa Photographer

2014 xmas minis

You asked, they’re here!

Only 8 spots available, so book early!

Note: $40 retainer and signed contract due at booking

The Details:
-20 minute mini session
-Minimum of 10 digital images with print release
-A Facebook timeline cover to wish your friends Happy Holidays
-15% off Holiday Card orders – a Christmas Minis Exclusive!

Minis will be held on November 22nd from 1-5 (you’ll book a time slot in that time period) at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Email me at info@amandamatildaphotography.com for booking/inquiries!

Ben & Danielle » Engaged

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These two could not have been more sweet and enjoyable to work with! Ben and Danielle have a quiet chemistry and their connection is clear. We trekked around Fort Dodge, following the best fall colors one evening this past weekend, and I have to say I think we found them! They even had the best location of all scouted out by Ben’s mom. Red ivy is my new favorite backdrop! Check out some frames from their lovely sunset engagement below:sun flare autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa

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Amber & Erica » Married

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Amber and Erica contacted me a few months ago about their elopement in Des Moines, and let me tell you….it’s been hard to live the last few months with this much excitement brewing! I knew when I received their survey back that their day would be full of love and laughs, and it did not disappoint. They told me how their color scheme was based off of their shower curtain, and somehow that just said it all to me! Haha :)  These two had plans to get married last year, but they were approved to adopt their son so plans were postponed. Their love only grew deeper, and this year they were able to travel all the way from Wichita to the Polk County Courthouse, and I am so grateful to have been a part of such a wonderful day in their lives. Congrats, you two!

Check out some frames from the big day:

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Much love,

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