In With A Bang

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Official Rules:

- To enter, you must have had a 2014 photography session with Amerine Photography

- Your entry is your email to, with what your favorite picture was and why

- Your favorite picture will be placed in a gallery on Amerine Photography’s Facebook page and might also be featured on the blog, which allows you to show it off;  Your reason for why it was your favorite might also be included with the photo in this gallery

- One entry per family (Extended family sessions still count as one family)

- Deadline is January 15th, midnight EST

- The winner and 3 second-place winners will be randomly drawn from a bowl of names by my daughters on January 16th at approximately 4 p.m. EST

- Prizes must be redeemed in 2015

- Winner receives a 2015 weekday session and an 11×14 canvas of your favorite picture from either your 2014 or 2015 session

- Three second-place winners will receive $40 of Amerine credit to use in 2015

- This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook

The Fourth Year

This is the fourth year of doing Pictures with Santa with the amazing Dacula Santa - and what is fun now is that I can put the pictures of the girls side by side with the same Santa!  Tomorrow I’ll put a few other families from this year but for today you get the Dyar Girls.  (I also love that our neighborhood format allows each family a few different ones – we try to get at least a smiling with Santa as well as talking to Santa and then you never know what other wonderful moments you will capture.)

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This was the infamous wet hair year (above).   Mrs. Claus still teases Chris about it.  Let’s just say I washed and dried their hair the next two years before I left the house.santa3rd


This might be my favorite one yet!

Reindeer Games: Family Portrait Sneak Peek

The title is simply because I think the pink reindeer shirts the girls are wearing are just adorable!   I’m a bit partial to this family, seeing as I’m related to them – not going to share the family photo so I don’t spoil the Christmas Card, but here are a few others from their session.  My youngest niece just turned one and my nephew just turned four – so it was good a good time to update their portraits.

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Does the photo below not scream, I’m the perfect picture for a 1 year old? It makes me laugh.queen-4267 queen-4314 queen-4350


Silly Family Fun: Family Session Sneak Peek

I love this sweet mom & daughter – I got to take her senior portraits awhile back and I am so glad they decided to update their family portraits.  We had a fun time at the park – you can just tell this family enjoys being together.    Here is their sneak peek!

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Don’t you think this last photo would be a great Christmas Card?  Thanks for a great session my friends!