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Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot

posted by Kelly

So so so much fun to meet these two. They more than met us half way to make a shoot happen. Even though Amanda and Jason live in Maryland, they agreed to come to Charlottesville, Viginia for an anniversary getaway including a super fab shoot rolled in. We met for dinner at Chilis (or Chee-gees if you are Dustin ) We all shared our “stories” of how we met and fell in love, talked and talked some more until we all had sufficient food babies in our bellies.

Truth be told, this was NOT Jason’s idea to have a session with us. (Isn’t it usually the girls 99.9% of the time?) Apparently, he pictured Olan Mills when he heard the words “photo shoot”. Although we could not produce laser beam or library backgrounds, I do hope he was satisfied with settings like this:

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason worked their mojo down the downtown mall strip in Charlottesville.

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Smooshy hugs are the best.

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

We went back to the bed and breakfast Amanda and Jason were staying at, the beautiful Inn at Monticello.
They stepped their style game up a bit. Amanda rocked a fabulous Anthropologie dress and knit her shawl to match. How beautiful is her outfit? Love it.

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

I love the fact that Amanda is in “blissland” and Jason is laughing his butt off. Probably because she kept saying “MINE MINE MINE” while hugging him over and over.

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Amanda and Jason~ Anniversary Shoot~ Charlottesville, VA

Because someone literally hit a light switch once we got to the bed and breakfast, we barely got any shots off, even with off camera lighting. You can not imagine how pitch dark it was by this last shot. We are going to be in Maryland next weekend to shoot a wedding so we are going to meet up with Amanda and Jason for some breakfast and to finish off their session correctly. Stay tuned for a part two!

9 Responses

Heather says:

September 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Amazing work as usual, Kelly and Ryan! This is the first shoot I’ve seen you do of people I know, and I’m thoroughly impressed. Amanda and Jason look great!

Amanda McKinney says:

September 24, 2009 at 5:46 am

Thanks so much, guys!! We loveLoveLOVE them! Looking forward to next week!

Aunt Cindy says:

September 24, 2009 at 6:41 am

What fantastic creative photographs. Of course, we’re not toooooooo partial to the two wonderful subjects….our dear Amanda and Jason! Aunt Cindy & Uncle Al

chrissy says:

September 24, 2009 at 7:47 am

i heart your anthro dress. i looked at it and thought about purchasing it, too, recently. good taste!
the pictures are amazing….fun, alive, a little sexy…..per your usual. :)
love it, guys! xoxo

chrissy says:

September 24, 2009 at 7:48 am

i heart her anthro dress. i looked at it and thought about purchasing it, too, recently. good taste!

the pictures are amazing….fun, alive, a little sexy…..per your usual. :)
love it, kel & ry! xoxo

Mom McKinney says:

September 24, 2009 at 7:51 am

Great pictures and Mother’s are great critics! I can’t wait to have some of them.

Nancy V says:

September 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm

WOW. These pictures are absolutely stunning!! I love them!

Aunt Roxanne says:

September 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

The pictures came out great! You totally looked like you had alot of fun. Can’t wait to see more!! Love ya!!

Patti says:

October 14, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Awesome pix! I love these shots, they look sooooo your style! Patti

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