Amanda Lutze: Blog https://amandalutze.com/blog en-us All images (C) Amanda Lutze, 2010-2022 (Amanda Lutze) Sat, 27 Nov 2021 21:13:00 GMT Sat, 27 Nov 2021 21:13:00 GMT https://amandalutze.com/img/s/v-12/u237921680-o101414113-50.jpg Amanda Lutze: Blog https://amandalutze.com/blog 120 80 The Filippi Family 2021 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-filippi-family-2021 Holiday shopping? My annual Buy One Give One offer is available again this year. Click here for more information. 

Holiday shopping? My annual Buy One Give One offer is available again this year. Click here for more information. 
 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-filippi-family-2021 Sat, 27 Nov 2021 21:18:40 GMT
The Cox Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-cox-family Holiday shopping? My annual Buy One Give One offer is available again this year. Click here for more information. 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-cox-family Sun, 21 Nov 2021 17:07:48 GMT
The Burns Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-burns-family Holiday shopping? My annual Buy One Give One offer is available again this year. Click here for more information. 

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The Lowery Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-lowery-family Holiday shopping? My annual Buy One Give One offer is available again this year. Click here for more information. 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-lowery-family Sun, 14 Nov 2021 02:27:42 GMT
The Graves Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-graves-family Holiday shopping? My annual Buy One Give One offer is available again this year. Click here for more information. 

 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-graves-family Fri, 12 Nov 2021 03:53:08 GMT
The Labrakes 2021 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-labrakes-2021 In 2020, Mary booked a family session as part of my annual Buy One Give One offer. In 2021, she used her gift certificate for updates family photos (smart, right?). If you're interested in this offer, it is available again this year. Click here for more information. 

If you're interested in a Buy One Give One offer, click here for more information. 
 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/11/the-labrakes-2021 Wed, 10 Nov 2021 03:34:21 GMT
Marino Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/marino-family

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/marino-family Wed, 27 Oct 2021 01:54:34 GMT
Stephenson + Frutchey Proposal https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/stephenson-frutchey-proposal After so much careful planning by Sam, nothing went according to plan. The swim meet ended early, leaving them with tons of time to kill; the original location we scouted for the proposal was crowded; my family who I brought along as decoys walked too far away and couldn't make it back in time, so I kept my head down and fiddled with my camera as Sam and Sarah approached on what she thought was a walk. But when two people are as excited to be together as Sam and Sarah so obviously are, absolutely everything is perfect, some may even say "amazing!" as Sarah told Sam approximately 35 times during the proposal. Please join me in congratulating Sarah and Sam on their engagement! And if you would like to see the most exciting seven minutes of two peoples' lives scroll down.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/stephenson-frutchey-proposal Sun, 24 Oct 2021 14:52:38 GMT
Meet The Shutts https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/meet-the-shutts

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/meet-the-shutts Sat, 23 Oct 2021 17:33:03 GMT
The Hunters 2021 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/the-hunters-2021

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/the-hunters-2021 Sat, 23 Oct 2021 17:23:48 GMT
At Home with the Meholifs 2021 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/at-home-with-the-meholifs-2021

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Ionnos 2021 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/ionnos-2021

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/ionnos-2021 Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:16:58 GMT
Burtschers 2021 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/burtschers-2021

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2021/10/burtschers-2021 Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:53:30 GMT
Kimbles 2020 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/10/kimbles-2020 My husband already gave me the green light to decorate for Christmas early this year, so I am fully in the spirit of giving. That's why I am once again offering Buy One, Give One portrait packages through November 30, 2020. This package includes one 60-minute outdoor session for the purchaser and a gift certificate for a 30-minute session to be given away this holiday season. Both sessions must be scheduled for 2020 or 2021. Click here to buy.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/10/kimbles-2020 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:27:31 GMT
John - Class of 2021 https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/10/john---class-of-2021 John is a senior at Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School and a member of their bowling team. After graduation, he plans to attend a university in Ohio and major in mechanical engineering.

If you're interested in a senior portrait session, click here to contact me.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/10/john---class-of-2021 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:34:56 GMT
The Wagner Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/7/the-wagner-family Ashley assisted her sister with the kids during a recent photoshoot on the farm, and then reached out to schedule her own session here. I absolutely love this place, and it makes me so happy when my clients ask to have their photos taken here. This has forever been a place for joy, love, and family; and with each session, we add a little more.

Click here to view their entire gallery. To schedule a portrait session, click here for email or message me on Facebook or Instagram.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/7/the-wagner-family Thu, 30 Jul 2020 03:29:57 GMT
David and Nikki https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/7/david-and-nikki When Nikki messaged me to schedule photos, I oddly replied 'do you have a boat' and sent a flurry of Pinterest photos. Thankfully, they do have a boat at a nearby lake, and she signed on for the idea I had in mind. Lifestyle sessions are my favorite when kids are involved because it gives them room to be kids, to play, to have fun. Click here to view their entire gallery. To schedule a portrait session, click here for email or message me on Facebook or Instagram.

 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/7/david-and-nikki Sat, 25 Jul 2020 19:21:37 GMT
Samantha and Heath https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/6/samantha-and-heath Samantha and Heath are welcoming their son this August, and I can't wait to meet and photograph him after his arrival. Until then, we set out an hour after a thunderstorm for their maternity photos, and, man, am I glad we did. Check out the sky we had!

You can see all of the photos from their session in their gallery. I am still booking sessions for summer and fall. Message me to schedule an appointment.

    

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/6/samantha-and-heath Sat, 27 Jun 2020 20:45:06 GMT
Mollie & Johns' Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/6/mollie-johns-family I met Mollie and John the day the twins were born, shortly before the girls met their brothers for the first time. And since then, we've done family photos with Mollie's whole family, six month milestone portraits of the boys, and now one-year (a few months late due to COVID) portraits. We've become fast friends, and I am always so very excited to receive a message from Mollie with an idea for photos or a friendly conversation. If you'd like to see all the photos from their session, click here.

I am currently booking summer and fall golden hour sessions for 2020. Contact me via email or on Facebook or Instagram for additional information.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/6/mollie-johns-family Fri, 19 Jun 2020 23:22:41 GMT
Emily https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/5/emily Emily is one of my 2020 brides: she also is a 2020 college graduate. Their is a lot up in the air for her at the moment, but one definite thing is the love and support of her family. That's why Emily's mom contacted me to help her commemorate her college graduation with a cap and gown portrait session. Click here to enter Emily's gallery.

To celebrate all 2020 graduates, I will be offering 10-minute cap and gown mini sessions in May for $25. Graduating high school and college students are asked to bring their own cap, gown, and tassel. A black child-size cap and gown with a gold 2020 tassel is available for kindergarten and preschool graduates. Click here to purchase your session.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/5/emily Mon, 04 May 2020 10:24:31 GMT
Thank You https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/4/thank-you THANK YOU
Now more than ever, I thank every client, both new and established, for continuing to support my small business; and to show my appreciation, I am offering buy one, give one sessions through Sunday, May 10. When you schedule a session for this year, I will mail you a blank gift certificate for another session. Give it to Mom on Mother's Day or to a friend for their birthday. Give it to an expecting mother, bride, graduating senior. Give it to someone you don't know but appreciate so much, like a healthcare worker, a teacher, a delivery driver, a food worker. All I ask is that you give it to someone who could use a smile. And if you're that person who needs the smile, save it to use later with the people you miss most right now. Click here to make your purchase.

WHAT SOCIAL DISTANCING MEANS FOR MY BUSINESS
Since the COVID pandemic changed our day-to-day lives, I've been trying to figure out how best to safely move forward for both my family and clients. As I've told my brides, whatever their weddings end up looking like or whenever or wherever they have to be held in order to keep their guests safe, I'm there.

As for everything else for the foreseeable future, I will not be doing in-home or studio sessions, which means we're taking everything outside. Also because of how close people need to be for portraits, I ask that only individuals from one home attend each session. Unfortunately that means large family photos with grandma and grandpa, all the kids, and the grandkids are out right now. I also will not be shooting labor-and-delivery photos and will be ending my practice of shooting senior photos with best friends two-at-a-time. If you're sick or have been around anyone who is, please reschedule.

What will sessions look like? Pretty much the same as before, except that I'll be standing farther away and calling my "big" lens into action. I usually reserve it for weddings because it helps me to get close when I need to be far away, but since that's necessary for everything now, I'll be making it my primary lens for awhile. Will that make my work look any different? I don't think so, but judge for yourself. To practice, I took my kids for a walk on the farm and shot everything below from a distance with that lens. My usual wide landscape portraits will still be a part of every session: I only brought one camera on this walk, so I didn't get any that day. 

Thank you again--truly.
-Amanda

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/4/thank-you Sun, 26 Apr 2020 22:59:22 GMT
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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/4/herb-and-chrissy Sun, 19 Apr 2020 21:16:49 GMT
Summer https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/2/summer Mom, Dad and big brother Lou are so very in love with the newest member of their family, Summer. I packed my lights for this session but found that I did not need them as natural light pours into their home decorated with artwork from their travels to Japan, their love of music, and now all things baby. That's why lifestyle portraits like these are among my most favorite as they capture all the comfort, coziness, and authenticity of home. 

Interested in scheduling a lifestyle session? These sessions are one hour, cost $200, include all rights to photos, and are perfect for maternity, engagements, newborns or families. Click here to contact me for more information.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2020/2/summer Sat, 15 Feb 2020 14:37:10 GMT
Melissa and Bryan https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/12/melissaandbryan

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/12/melissaandbryan Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:05:22 GMT
The Lunau Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-lunau-family Our holiday deal is available through the end of the year. Receive a 25% discount when you purchase a portrait session gift certificate. Perfect for everyone on your list, gift certificates for a one-hour portrait session for up to 15 people are $150 through the end of the year. Click here to purchase.

Erika won a free portrait session last year during our Black Friday giveaway. It's happening again over on our Facebook page. Like the page, share the post, and tag someone in the comments to enter. And, yes, multiple tags equals multiple entries.

 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-lunau-family Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:36:31 GMT
The Ionno Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-ionno-family Click here to view the entire gallery.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-ionno-family Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:50:01 GMT
The Yeager Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-yeager-family Click here to view the entire gallery.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-yeager-family Sun, 24 Nov 2019 00:19:28 GMT
The Morris Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-morris-family Click here to view the entire gallery.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-morris-family Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:11:13 GMT
The Carters https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-carters Click here to view the entire gallery. (still uploading)

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-carters Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:12:31 GMT
The Stephensons https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-stephensons Click here to view the entire gallery.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-stephensons Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:30:01 GMT
The Binegar Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-binegar-family Click here to view their entire gallery.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-binegar-family Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:21:25 GMT
The Lowery Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-lowery-family Click here to view their gallery. 

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-lowery-family Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:56:26 GMT
Peyton https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/peyton Krista and I have an agreement: she'll let me try out new ideas on her beautiful children, and she'll watch my boys while I work (I had to include a few of my boys in here). Click here to view all of Peyton's gallery

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/peyton Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:21:59 GMT
Anna and Sidney https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/anna-and-sidney Checkout all of Anna and Sidneys' photos here.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/anna-and-sidney Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:58:09 GMT
Olivia and Matt https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/olivia-and-matt

To view all the photos from their day, click here. Fair warning, my wedding galleries are huge. For this wedding, I was happy to deliver more than 1,100 photos. To request availability for a 2020 or 2021 wedding, click here.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/olivia-and-matt Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:16:52 GMT
The Larsens https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-larsens From my experience, the people who make the best of friends grow up to be the best parents. And McKenna is one very lucky girl to call Megan and Mike 'Mom and Dad.'

To view all the photos from this session, click here. To schedule a session or to purchase a gift certificate, contact me here.

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(Amanda Lutze) https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/11/the-larsens Sun, 03 Nov 2019 16:55:09 GMT
Ionno Family https://amandalutze.com/blog/2019/10/ionno-family Stacy and I are good enough friends that she knows exactly what tree I'm talking about when I ask "how's my tree." And I know exactly what she means when she says, "you'd like her: she's like us." We all need people in our lives who put the time in to get to know us this well. She'll tell me to cut the "mushy crap," but I'm really glad Stacy is one of those people for me.

To view all the photos from this session, click here. To schedule a session or purchase a gift card, contact me here.