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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fall.family.photos » Fort Dodge, Iowa family photographer

Ahhhh….it’s that time of year again! Every time I leave my house it seems like the trees are a little more colorful and the air is getting a little cooler. Fall is my favorite time of year, and not just for the amazing photographs I can create during this season! Chai tea, apple dumplings, crunchy leaves…. I’m that typical girl with a pumpkin spice latte and scarf around her neck this time of year!

That said, I was really excited to capture this family’s photos in a lovely autumn setting. The weather was much warmer than we had expected, but it was ultimately a wonderful day. While the temps weren’t exactly “autumn,” the trees were totally cooperating and I was loving it! Check out these gorgeous fall family photos:

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I love how grandpa is admiring his granddaughter….so much love and pride in those eyes!red wagon autumn family photographer | Snell Crawford Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa red wagon autumn family photographer | Snell Crawford Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa fall family photography | Autumn at Snell Crawford Park in Fort Dodge, Iowa Throwing leaves | fall family photography | Autumn at Snell Crawford Park in Fort Dodge, Iowa

To book your own fall session, check me out at

www.amandamatildaphotography.com

Sending you light & love,

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The M Family » Fort Dodge, IA

This week I met up with the M family at Kennedy Park around sunset for some family photos!  They were such troopers, despite the mosquitoes. (We definitely thought the bugs would be gone after the freezing nights we had lately! But no such luck.)  Their son, Alex, recently turned 2 so we did a few shots with just him too. He brought his Thomas the train toys, and we played a little bit. He’s very imaginative…and not short on energy!  Without further ado, take a peek at some gorgeous frames from our golden hour adventure:

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I asked him how old he was. He said “two” but I his hands said “spiderman.”  haha!fort dodge sunset family photographer fort dodge sunset family photographer fort dodge family photographer two year old sunset portraits fort dodge family photographer two year old sunset portraits

Until next time,

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a father’s day gift » iowa family photographer

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Julie contacted me a couple weeks ago with a special intention: she wanted to book family photos to surprise her boyfriend with for Father’s Day! I thought it was the cutest idea. So we set up a date and I sent out a little package she could present to Jason on Father’s Day. Finally this past weekend I got to meet the whole family, and let me tell you, they were a photographer’s dream. Fun, creative, enthusiastic… I enjoyed every minute of their beautiful session, even the sweaty parts. 😉 Check out some beautiful frames from their rustic sunset adventure:

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With much love in my heart,
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the.johnsons » Omaha, NE

I got to spend the weekend with the Johnson clan in Omaha for Chris’ master’s degree celebration and a surprise 80th birthday party! Here are a few frames:

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Johnsons & family: shoot me an email to be invited to the full gallery! info@amandamatildaphotography.com

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russell.family » fort dodge iowa family photographer

Hello all!  Sorry for the large delay in blogging… I’ve been busy trying to continue settling into our new home, decorating for Christmas (we’re hosting this year! eeeee!), and getting client’s holiday orders all arranged, packaged, and sent out.  It’s so SO good to see this much activity even in the “down season.”  I am feeling the love, folks!

Shawn contacted me a couple weeks ago about setting up a session with her family, and at the time I was nervous about the weather. It’s been cold, snowy, and windy here but somehow we managed highs in the 40s with no wind that day! We got really lucky 🙂  The whole family was so sweet and lovely, it was just a really great time.  Even their dog posed politely! Talk about awesome.  Anyway, I’ll leave you with some frames from their session:fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographer fort dodge iowa family photographerUntil next time, DFTBA!