WILD ROOTS by Amanda Mitchell Photography: Blog https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog en-us (C) WILD ROOTS by Amanda Mitchell Photography [email protected] (WILD ROOTS by Amanda Mitchell Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:32:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:32:00 GMT https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u446291178-o183928645-50.jpg WILD ROOTS by Amanda Mitchell Photography: Blog https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog 120 80 Millard https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/10/milard This is one of my favorite families. When I feel overwhelmed with a large family, I always know I can count on Michelle to calm me down. She's one of the sweetest people I've ever met, and has the sweetest family ever. 


Thank you all for being so awesome. 

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Hansen Family https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/10/hansen-family This family, I just love them. I shot these boys as newborns. First ever twin newborn shoot for me. Then I got to see them again for their first birthday. Life gets busy, and it's been 4 years but they came back. It's so fun to get the clients that come back, and I get to watch them grow. The boys had so much personality, and are cute as ever. 

There was absolutely no way, what so ever we were going to go home without a photo of their robots!!! 


Thank you Andrea and Keif for coming back to me. I love getting to see everyone. 

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Hill Family https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/10/hill-family I was super excited when Audra messaged me. I haven't seen her for a few years.  Her girls have grown so much. We got there, and had the typical stiff poses, but by the end i had then all giggling, asking for their own fun poses, and having a good time. 


Love the look on Tony's face


Loved their silliness






But we could be totally serious too 







Thank you so much for getting ahold of me. I had so much fun with you guys, and it was fantastic to see the girls! 

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Peterson Kids https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/10/peterson-kids The Momma to these beautiful kiddos has been a friend of ours for quite a while. She said she wanted something a little more creative for "school" photos this year. The kids were wonderful, and we whipped through this session. 




The didn't even complain when we made them take a sibling photo. They totally rocked it! 

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Katelin, Senior Class 2019 https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/9/katelin-senior-class-2019 Oh my goodness. I have no words for this girl. We had never met before this session, but her, her mother and I meshed like Peanut Butter and Jelly. We could we loud, obnoxious, and fun. You all should be wishing you were there right now. Katelin exudes confidence and beauty. 



The Moss in this with the sunlight is a photographer dream




Little Guy, (yes, that's his name), was also a perfect model. 




On top of the world, like every senior should be. 






That late sun was a dream.






I've got to finish the gallery with Little guy, because you could tell he was definitely the center of Katelin's world. 


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Gracelyn https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/9/gracelyn I've know this beautiful little girl since the day she was born. She is spunky, fun, and beautiful. So honored her mama chose me to document her turning 4. 



Love those 4 year old crazy laughs. 



Those eyes though. 



Happy Birthday Gracelyn. Keep up the spunk

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Aly, class of 2019 https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/9/aly-class-of-2019 Nothing like having no clue where your going to shoot, and showing up to one of the most beautiful places you've ever shot at. I love living in the Black Hills. This place is magical. Aly only added to the beauty. She was fun, smart, and had so many ideas. And rocked them all. 


At one point I had 5 horses behind me, while shooting Aly with this horse. It was weirdly exciting, and a touch nerve-racking being surrounded by the magnificent animals. 







Did I forget to mention, I bought this amazing loveseat just hours before this session. I was so excited about it, and thought maybe they'd think I was crazy, Aly and her parents were as exited about it as I was. 



Thank you so much Aly and her parents. I left this session on a high as I had so much fun, and I knew the photos were going to be fantastic!!! 

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Kaitlyn Senior Class 2019 https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/9/kaitlyn-senior-class-2019 This girl was simply beautiful. So much fun, and so many smiles. 



Love capturing the laughs that happen at senior sessions. 




I also love when seniors bring fiends with. Helps them loosen up, and relax, and most of all, have fun.




Thank you Kaitlyn for choosing me to take your senior portraits. You are a beauty. 

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Kelsie Senior Photos https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2018/9/kelsie-senior-photos Oh my goodness. What do I say about this session. I held this girl, the day she was born. She is the little sister to my best friend. I was there when she got the call she was born, and held her in the first 24 hours, and I may have shed a tear or two when I went to shoot these photos. Time Flies! 




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Baby Eliam https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/baby-eliam This little mad is so adorable. I got to shoot his mom and dad's wedding, their maternity photos, and I was thrilled when they wanted me to capture him at his littles too. 


We tried for some photos outside, but that didn't work out. 
After we settled him in inside, he instantly gave me a smile. 

Always have to get the details. Want to remember these little things. 

He's got the sweetest profile. 

They always relax in momma's hands. 


So thankful I got to meet this little man. He is stinking adorable, and ready to take on the world. 

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Bendigo Wedding https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/bendigo-wedding Steel and Jenny Bendigo

I've known Jenny for a few years. When I heard Steele proposed to her at her sisters wedding, I was so thrilled for it. When she contacted me to shoot her wedding, I was ecstatic. 

These two are such a fun couple. Life of the party, and always ready for a good time. 

I had a blast shooting their engagement photos, and even more fun at their wedding. The hour in the limo bus was one of the funnest times I've ever had at a wedding. 


Jenny's dress was gorgeous, and the Cathedral had the most amazing stain glass windows. 

Steele and his groomsmen were laid back, and so easy to work with. 

Jenny was stunning on her day! 

The bridesmaids were not lacking, themselves. 

The moment you see your bride coming down the isle. 

This church was AMAZING!!! 


I had so much fun with these two. The wedding was great, and a grand party after two. These two had no problem being the life of the party. 



[email protected] (WILD ROOTS by Amanda Mitchell Photography) Black Black Hills Bride. Dakota Hills Photography Rapid Rapid City, SD South hills photographer photography wedding photographer https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/bendigo-wedding Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:53:03 GMT
The Griffins https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-griffins This girl and I have a lot of fun at our Local MOPs group. I was excited when she asked me to do her photos, because I knew how cute her two little girls were. 


Mom and Dad



The whole family. 

The girls! 


Grandpa came along, and jumped in a few. 


The session was short but sweet, and we got a lot of good shots from it. 

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Augspurger Family https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/augspurger-family This family was seriously amazing. 
They were sweet, kind, the kids were well behaved. 

The session went so well, I could post a TON of photos here, but I'll just pick my favorites. 



Gorgeous family, Gorgeous View, and gorgeous weather. What more could a photographer ask for? 

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Eskildsen https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/eskildsen These two were such a wonderful couple. 

They showed up with their ideas, and wanted their shoot short and sweet. 

That is was. But they are off to announce the gender of their baby, who will be joining a wonderful family.



Congratulations to you two. Excited for your new life journey. 

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The Thompson Family https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-thompson-family The Thompson Family was so wonderful to work with. They all showed up with smiles on their faces, and great attitudes. It also helped that the weather was perfect that day. 
The 3 girls pitched in a bought their mom the best mothers day gift. 



These two fell in love, and that's how this whole family began. 


We got some wonderful couples photos. 



Nic and Heather (who actually happen to be good friends of mine) have the most adorable family. We love hanging out with these guys. 




The sisters had to have some fun too! 



I love when people invite extended family. This was Nic's mom, so we stuck her in a few, and got some photos to treasure. 




Grandma and Grandpa getting silly with the grand kids. 




We'll end with some photos of the kids. I couldn't help but to throw the blooper in. Kids are my favorite! 

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Alecia Maternity https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/alecia-maternity I am so honored that I got to shoot these guys' wedding a year ago, and now they come back to me with a bump! Isn't she just radiating. 




“Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”   – Elizabeth Stone

Can't you just feel the love these two have for each other? 


I seriously just love pregnancy woman. 

They're both glowing, ready for this journey they're about to take together. 



“What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.”    – Benjamin Spock



Good luck Zeke and Alecia. Wishing you and baby the best! 

[email protected] (WILD ROOTS by Amanda Mitchell Photography) 605 City Dakota Rapid South black hills maternity photographer photographer. pregnancy https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/6/alecia-maternity Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:26:29 GMT
Quinton Boschee https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/5/quinton-boschee My first official Fresh 48


I was going to try to make the birth, if it all worked out, but I didn't. I was able to make it up to the hospital 30 minutes after Quinton was born. He is such a handsome baby boy, and going home to a large, loud, and loving family. 


Quinton's gender was a surprise, so it was so fun to walk into the hospital room, and be one of the first to find out the baby's gender! 

Such a handsome little man. 

He's got two of the most loving parents I've seen. 

Love the tiny details. 

Their doula was around for about 10 minutes after I got there, so we had to make sure a snap a pic with her. 


So blessed to have been one of the first to meet this little man. 

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Johnson Family https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2017/5/johnson-family I have a long history with this family. I went to school with both Heather and Trevor. They were one of our couples that got married shortly out of high school. Meant to be together, forever. 
We lost touch, but then ran into each other as we were both pregnant with our second children. Heather got ahold of me to take Elliette's newborn photos, and I have had the privilege of being their family photographer since. 

Children can be difficult, and why would family photo day be any different. I say that, but they were actually over behaving. Super big, cheesy smiles for the camera, and sure to be silly! I love families like this! The "perfect" family photo, isn't always the one where everyone has a perfect smile. I love seeing the kids personalities! 



Ellie had recently turned 4, so we had to get some individual of her! She was all cheese, and sass! 

A gorgeous mom, and her girls! 

The whole family. 


Siblings. So much fun! 

And baby Ainsley had just turned 6 months old! What a little beauty. 


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Rogers Wedding https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2015/9/rogers-wedding Karren and Dylan are a fun, loving and joyful couple. They live and run a ranch in rural SD. In January 2015, they tied the knot infront of family and friends in Rapid City, SD! 

One of the most beautiful and heaviest dresses I've ever shot!! 

Love the cowgirl boots.

Don't have to drive too far in the Black Hills to find a wonderful backdrop. 

When the sun is high, and bright, we make some awesome flare!!! 

It may have been cold and snow, but that didn't stop our awesome couple. 

Little pit stop. 

This frame was on the gift table, unwrapped, so I had a little fun. 

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Sammy and Patrick Engagement https://www.amandamitchellphotography.com/blog/2015/9/SPengage I've known Sammy for many years. I played softball and worked with her mom for a long time. I watched Sammy grow into a beautiful woman. Patrick is the perfect man for her. The truly bring out the best in each other! The two have a beautiful little girl, and I can't wait to watch their love be bonded together forever in June. 

I was so happy and honored when they decided to have me photograph their engagement and soon wedding! We took the photos on the same property where they'll be getting married. The love to go camping together, so we decided a camping theme would be fun. I'm so excited about how these photos turned out! 


Simple and BeautifulI love taking ring shots before and after the wedding.

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