I debated on posting here about this and while this part is photography related, the actual business is not.

Let me step back. I started another business at the end of October called That Good Life. A completely different venture than photography, one that gives me a bit more design creativity. It’s been fun and time consuming and financially consuming, absolutely. I have my first vendor event this weekend here locally in Brevard County and I am nervous and excited all at the same time.

I just wanted to share some images of a friend who came to model for me and the inventory I have so far. I am excited and anxious to share them and proud of where this is going. Where it can go.

Let me remind ya’ll though that photography is and always will be #1. Amanda McMahon Photography is NOT going anywhere. Call me crazy, but dual business ownership- here I come! I hope you embrace this second venture of mine, I always appreciate your support and am grateful for everything!

 

 

 

That Good Life is a clothing shop that I started to focus on Women and kids (for now). Specifically those like me who are moms and bosses and have a bit of a sarcastic and witty personality and are not afraid to call it like they see it.  While here in Melbourne Florida working on my photography business, I decided I wanted to create something for those like me.

This was my very first design- I absolutely love it and these shirts are SOOOO soft!

This tumbler is a favorite from recent orders. 20 ounces of pure awesome

There is some language here, but come on- it’s true.

This is my motto, truly. When I do something I want to be sure I can Hustle and put Heart into it.

This is for all my women bosses!

My first kids shirt- we have these in toddler and youth sizes too

I know I am a little biased because this is my little guy, but dang he’s cute!

 

Thank you to a dear friend, Catalina for taking these images for me all the way in Maryland

 Facebook Twitter Pinterest

The Starkey family traveled to Florida for their Satellite Beach family session from out in the midwest. We got together over Christmas Break when all the family was set to be together to enjoy their time away from the hustle and bustle of busy schedules.  When I first talked to mom Karla, she mentioned her three boys- Luke, Noah, and Jared and I was immediately excited. Having boys of my own, it always makes it extra special to photograph another family with all boys like Karla’s.  I have to say though, meeting them was a pleasure and on a funny note, I have never felt shorter in my entire life. The two oldest, Noah and Jared, play basketball for their college and as you would expect, they are tall. They are each about 6’10- though one is a bit taller than the other and it sure makes me tiny 5’0 stature seem even smaller when I stood beside either of them.

Luke, their youngest son and I connected because we are closer to the same size- though as he made sure to tell me, he has me by 4 inches 🙂

He is a super charming 15 year old and there’s no doubt that he missed his brothers while they are off at school and they were all enjoying the warm Florida sun here in Melbourne.

 

Satellite Beach Family Session

I love this shot because you are never to old to be silly with your family. It should always be this easy!

This is such a beautiful shot for any mom to have! Karla- you better frame this one!

 

You have done an amazing job raising your sons! Parents need some photos too, it’s so important to grab these during your session

My favorite part of this shot is the birds framing their family walking down the beach

Thanks so such a wonderful time, I hope you had a warm and fun time during your Satellite Beach Family session here in Florida.

 

 

We would love to chat and meet you for your own family session! Please contact Amanda if you’d like to schedule!

 Facebook Twitter Pinterest

I am thrilled to go back and look at all the amazing 2017 sessions and ‘try’ and choose my favorites. It’s always very difficult but it sure is humbling.  I am so grateful and appreciative of all the new and past families I get to chat with and photograph. This is exactly why I chose to focus on families from here on out and I am 100% confident in this choice.

Family (as defined by Wikipedia)

In the context of human society, a family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people affiliated either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word “family”[1]) or some combination of these.

A family is a couple starting their life together, a couple awaiting a baby, a new baby coming into the world, a couple with 3 children…..it doesn’t matter how you look at it. These are the family connections I had the honor of photographing.

2017 family favorites

This little face and her emotions! Peachtree City, Georgia

 

The Maher family and their sweet pup in Orlando

This mom and daughter moment will melt everyone’s hearts.

is this not the sweetest moment with mom and her two girls? Right here in Melbourne Florida

The Cacciatore Family was easily one of the easiest to photograph and these two kiddos were hilarious. Loved capturing this connection up in Titusville, Florida.

Maria, Patrick, Elijah, and Anya are dear friends of ours but their session was amazing in smiles and awesome lighting.

Happy baby=happy parents and happy photos!

Whoa, Mama! Absolutely stunning session with The Campos Family expecting their third son in the next month here in Melbourne Florida

 

Kate was stunning all throughout her pregnancy with their son and I loved this shot

Sara and Patti were freakin’ adorable, loved watching them interact

Sunita and Jeff and their new pup- so much cuteness all in one photo

 

4 boys and a whole lotta love. The Stinelli’s had me in awe

The Gallagher’s are three of the nicest and kindest people I have met and photographing them and their bond with their daughter was a joy!

 

Leslie and Daniel have 10 years married and a lifetime to go. Super sweet to be around them

I had to throw this one in of my boys because I mean, come on. You have to document the times when they’re super sweet to each other.

 

Oh these three. An absolutely incredible family that empower me with their strength and connection with each other

Two more of my favorite guys- my best friends boys on the beach in Cocoa during their visit here in Florida

A Family of five and I was cracking up with these three kids. Another Georgia family session with The Highsmiths

I have known this family for many many years and watching them grow has been a complete joy!  More little members of this family coming soon with Veronica getting ready to have twins next year and martha adding another boy to her clan!

 

The last of the three Peachtree City Georgia family sessions and this couldn’t be more perfect. Riley was beautiful in her dress and look how gorgeous they all are together.

Lauren and Steven are getting married next year and their adventure starts now. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for these two

The most excited face EVER! This little lady was more than excited to meet her new baby brother. Such a proud big sister.

Sandra and Tommy were anxious to welcome another little girl into their family soon, baby willow joined a few months later and she is just gorgeous.

 

I photographed Rachelle and Michael twice this year and both times were full of gorgeous weather, light, and moments like these.

The Valeski’s are one of the coolest and funniest families. These girls are the most awesome parents and relationship with them.

When past families ask me to photograph them, I pretty much dance on the desk. Seeing these four again when I went back to Maryland was a highlight for me

Candace and Oscar are on their way to being married in a few short months and together, they are unstoppable. They are so supportive and loving to each other.

A mother and son relationship holds a special place in my heart because of having sons myself so watching these two be silly and fun and photographing it meant so much

Another boy filled family and watching this brotherly bond was incredibly charming.

A cocoa beach family session with Courtney, Nick, and their son Owen when they came to visit family in Florida. Amazing to see them again creating a beautiful family together

Disney boardwalk was the perfect setting for the disney loving couple Summer and Jake.

These five and their crazy antics over at the FIT gardens  had me rolling with laughter. Their house must be so fun!

This moment in Orlando during their Rollins College portrait session was touching because their son, Alistair had fallen right before. THIS is why I never put the camera down because then I could miss vulnerable and real moments like these

I have been photographing this family since Charlie was in his mam’s belly and now, hes 3.5 and living just a few hours away from me here in Florida. I can’t wait for more moments with them, especially since we all have Disney passes!

These boys have so much personality and getting to know them over the last few years has been a blessing. Their mom and dad are fantastic people and I just love getting to see them

This session was perfect. Capturing the younger and the older and seeing their personalities and getting advice on marriage. There is no shortage of conversation and love here.

I cannot wait to see what 2018 brings for all of you, and for Amanda McMahon Photography. Love to you all- Merry Christmas!

 Facebook Twitter Pinterest