Monthly Archives: February 2013

  “i tell you this to break your heart, by which i mean only that it break open and never close again to the rest of the world.” – mary oliver   the best thing i ever did for myself was to declare an end to perfect. i cut the ties around my feet and […]

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  • MELISSA l SAN ANTONIO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER - I love the idea of bidding farewell to perfectionism. It is a creativity thief! Thanks for sharing this post.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I absolutely love this awesome post. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Marla - Amy, I think I’ve told you this before, but I’m enamored with how you experience the world, both visually and emotionally. I often think that if I did to the extent that you do, it would be too overwhelming. Beautiful pictures of your lovelies here, I so enjoyed seeing some of these for the first time. xoxo friend.ReplyCancel

  • Ginger Unzueta - Such a blessing that all mothers should do….bidding the farewell to perfectionism and all that it encompasses. beautiful as always amy!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Downer - magic poetry. both words and images.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - Amy, I see perfection in your photos and hear it in your words because imperfection comes with truth and truth is perfect and, of course, your beautiful little angels are perfection personified.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - perfect description of motherhood. we have to let it go, learn to love in a different way and pick up our cameras so we don’t miss a single breath of our new lives.ReplyCancel

  • Storyboxart - beautiful set with so many layers, expressions and am loving the play of light with so many of the black and whites!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Serrano - Your words and images are so incredible inspiring. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • toni - Just found you…. your words and images are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  i wrote this letter to my son last week. and the letter ended up being about both my children. and everything else. this love, this pining away for right now, is why i take pictures…i want to see it. i want to remember as i breathe. this is where i start, this very real […]

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  • Celeste Pavlik - This is so beautiful, all the photos, your words are very touching.ReplyCancel

  • stacy k - Amy, the way your two lovlies interact with each other … and the way you capture it through your photos is simply too beautiful for words. Always a joy to see your work come across my fb news feed. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Jensen - As always, touching on a million levels…<3ReplyCancel

  • amy - oh my heart! this is terribly sweet and touchingly beautiful. the words, the images….totally moving. thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Spano Photography - I was reading Popular Photography Magazine which lead me to your site. I love your images and especially the way that you process them.ReplyCancel

  • Julie pease - I am so happy to have run across this site. Your words! They are beautiful. I sit here with tears in my eyes. I have a girl and boy and can only hope they share the same love as your children. My baby just turned 1 and my girl is 3ReplyCancel

“to be beautiful means to be yourself. you don’t need to be accepted by others. you need to accept yourself.” -thich nhat hanh   a picture can set a soul free. i want to reach inside and make moments when the camera falls away, when we are completely ourselves, when our bodies are one with […]

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  • Life with Kaishon - I loved Amy’s work the moment I met her. She is amazing. Her pictures speak a thousand words. I feel the love she has for her children when I look at her pictures. Thank you for featuring Amy’s magnificent work.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty - Amy, your work is always full of soul, but when I look at that picture of you with your kids I see more than that – I see joy, pure and simple joy, and love.. never ending love…ReplyCancel

  • Alpana Aras-King - This may be one of my favorite posts of Amy! Love seeing Amy with her lovely babies and how natural they all are together. And her little guy painting himself – all kinds of lovely. Not that I can pick just one favorite though!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - That first quote… gah… so much truth. Beautiful, Amy!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Boyer - How I love this. I’m so happy to see your beautiful face in some photos too!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - beautiful. exactly why you are one of my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • amy grace - you leave me feeling full and brave…thank you for all of the really gracious comments. it really is amazing, your support. xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - My favorite post of yours-I love that photo of you and your babies! And the one if c painting is just perfect. xoReplyCancel

  • jude - “look in the mirror less, and choose your real mirrors wisely. it just might set you free.” WOW.

    your words. your images. your soul. <3ReplyCancel

  • christina elston - love that first pict.. my goodness!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Wibowo - I truly enjoy seeing each one of your pic and reading your words, Amy. It’s just lovely seeing the life from someone who is so full of love and life itself.ReplyCancel

  “unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.” – e.e. cummings   calling myself a photographer still feels funny. i believe we are all entitled to feel legitimate, to believe in what we do, to take ourselves seriously as we try, learn, try again, succeed. but every picture i make comes from a […]

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  • Jennifer Johns - What a beautiful, and beautifully inspiring post. Thank you for sharing, and reminding those of us like you we can help one another grow and feel confident doing so!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Shiree - Amy, thank you as always for sharing and for giving us each the courage to reach deeper too. You are a wonderful encouragement to me, dear friend. I wholeheartedly agree that once we know something, it’s impossible to un-know it… and once we see it, there is no way to un-see. Loved that you put it so clearly. xoReplyCancel

  • catherine - Wow this is so beautifully written. I really admire you Amy and you are constantly inspring me!ReplyCancel

  • julia - Amy is an inspiration; as a photographer, as a writer, as a woman. She weaves together light, words, imagery, and emotion like no other I’ve known. What an incredible human being.ReplyCancel

  • amy grace - thank you for reading, first of all, and for these lovely words. it means so much to be heard…xoReplyCancel

  • Lori - This was so lovely. I just had a very hard week with two very sick children and seeing this made me come out of my funk a little. Thank you. And the light in her hair just makes me gush… beautiful captures.ReplyCancel

  • Umesh - Child support:There is a huge, cahrilvy-based bias there.Child support should help support the child, not mommy. So I don’t understand $5000 per month (or $30,000 per MONTH in the case of high-earning sports and music figures) to mom for a 6-month-old baby.Men are routinely ordered to pay child support. If they are unemployed, the judge will set an “imputed” amount anyway and tell them they better find a job or they will go to jail.That is NOT expected of non-custodial women. They are sometimes living in the lap of luxury from a new boyfriend or husband, and judges will simply not tell them to look for a job or anything of the sort.Despite the “deadbeat dad” image, WOMEN are much more likely to be in default of their child support obligations. Over half of women are in default to some degree (compared to 25-30% of men). Women don’t give a flying fig because they don’t feel that they have to take any responsibility, and they think (maybe rightly) that the hard measures applied to men in default will not be as strictly applied to them. Many women are raised to believe they don’t have to take on any responsibility.ReplyCancel