Hello friends!

As many of you know, I started another branch of my photography earlier this year specifically for small businesses and entrepreneurs. I love taking lifestyle photos of creative-minded business owners and their companies, however I started realizing that many of you are simply in need of classic, studio head shots. Because I haven’t shot a ton in studio since my days at the Art Institute, I’ve decided to beef up my classic studio head shots by putting on this fun Bonanza! Originally this special deal was only offered to my current and past clients, however I’ve decided the only way to get back into the comfort of studio photography is to photograph strangers as well. So, if you or a friend or coworker or the cute stranger on the bus you keep saying you’re going to go talk to are in need of updated head shots for a real estate business, tinder bio, singles-only holiday cards, LinkedIn profile, etc..and have 15 minutes to spare on December 9th… hit me up! My standard pricing for indoor, studio-lit head shots is $330. During this fantastic Bonanza, you’ll be getting the same offer for $137.50!! I’m no math major, but even I know that’s a helluva deal.  Sound good? Check out the full details below and see more of my small business branding here: Amelia Soper Photography for Small Business.

xx, Amy


Rainy Day Session Soper Photography

Like many photographers, I offer mini sessions in the Fall.  Because we live in the Pacific Northwest and I only offer a limited number of spots with several sessions in one day, I deem these sessions: “Rain or Shine”.  That means, unless we’ve got a torrential thunder storm on our hands, we may be shooting in less-than-perfect conditions. It is important to understand that this does not mean that your session is automatically ruined.  As a matter of fact, I personally think rainy day sessions are some of the most fun!  You just have to be prepared. Here are the three best ways to prepare yourselves and your families for a session in the rain:

  1. Accessorize. Rain boots (or wellies), umbrellas, rain jackets and scarves will likely be the difference between a crummy session and a great one. You want you and your kiddos to stay dry (at least for the majority of the time) and these foul-weather accessories are a great way to bring fun, style, and personality to your session.
  2. Mentally Prepare. You likely don’t often have your photos taken in the rain, so have fun with it! Coming to your session in a great mood, assuming you’re going to get lots of fun, authentic photos is the best way to ensure a great session. Most kids LOVE to play in puddles- don’t you remember how much fun you had doing this as a kid? Let’s relive that feeling! Plus telling your children that if they smile big at the beginning of the session they get to jump in puddles at the end, is a wonderful bribery tactic. And this leads me to number 3…
  3. Bring a dry set of clothes. Shoes, socks, underwear, etc- This means for everyone! You never know when the moment may strike you to hop in that puddle yourself, so don’t limit yourself by not bringing a change of clothes.

So there you have- get prepared and let’s have some fun!  Now check out more of the soaking-wet fun we had during a couple of rainy day sessions from last year and tell me you don’t want to hop in a puddle… xx, Amy

Rain Or Shine Portrait Sessions!

  • November 6, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Jess - I love that you accept the rain and run with it for your fall sessions. I feel like fall is full of rescheduling and cancellations. This is such a great way to make use of something that could otherwise be a bummer.ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Jan Freire - I definitely love rainy days for photo sessions! I just recently did awesome engagement session. And I love your!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    EJ - These family portraits are gorgeous! I love how you make art out of the rain! Most would cancel if rains rolled in, but you seem to make the best of it!ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    Hilary Parr - What beautiful sessions! I know most people don’t think of shooting in the rain but it makes for such a fun and unique session. Great job! I loved all of them.ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    fran - You are incredible!!! I’ve had so many requests to change the session because of rain!! this would be a game changer! I really need to venture out on wet days!ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2017 - 8:36 pm

    Heather Scott - These are the cutest rainy day photos! Love their smiles and love..I can just see it!ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2017 - 8:49 pm

    kym - I absolutely love the effect the rain provides!! this is so beautiful, it must have been so cold thoughReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 2:01 am

    Jennifer - I love seeing these images of kids and families playing in the rain, splashing around in puddles while wearing their rubber rain boots. They all seem to be having so much fun. Great images!!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 5:52 am

    Mercedes - Yay for puddle jumping! There’s no reason a little rain should keep you from getting great photographs, families! This is a great, super fun set of images. Bravo and great tips!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 7:34 am

    Amy - I have to say I love a photo session filled with rain there are so many fun props and adorable poses to capture when a little rains involved!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Emily - Love love love these photos and the color! The pop of color in the yellow rainboots is so cute! These are great family photos!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 10:05 am

    sarah holladay - these are some of the sweetest photos i have seen all day! you truly captured their joy and its evident that you’re great at what you do! well done!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 10:25 am

    sarah - These are great tips for portrait sessions. Those rainy photos are too stinking cute! I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 11:23 am

    Jenn - I love how you are embracing the rainy seasons. You do such a great job of making being wet look fun! Kudos. I would totally hire you for a session!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 11:42 am

    Minh - I’m always so scared to shoot in the rain, but it looks like you guys had so much fun. I love the images of the kids splashing around in the puddles.ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 1:01 pm

    Sharee - Oh my goodness, this is why people should never ever ever reschedule photo sessions for rain. These rainboots are the absolute cutest and I love all of the images splashing in puddles, it looks like so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    Cori - I freaking love this Shoot! I love the puddles and dogs, glasses, boots, and umbrellas! How amazing they will Cherish these for FOREVERReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2017 - 8:59 pm

    Kate - These are awesome!! This blog is perfect to get people to understand that family photography sessions are supposed to be fun! Rain is a perfect example! And I’m sure being in the Pacific Northwest you get plenty of it!ReplyCancel

Festive 415 Westlake Wedding

If you know me (or have spent any time at all looking at my photography) you know that I love color! Happy, bright, vibrant color. It makes me smile and instantly elicits joy and delight. So knowing this, you will quickly be able to see the Kai and René’s festive 415 Westlake wedding was definitely one of my very favorites of the Summer. I simply cannot think of any other wedding in recent memory that was as bold and vivid as their wonderful party. Laughter, tears, amazing food, even more amazing dancing, every element came together to elaborately showcase the love these two have for each other, their children, their families and friends. It was quite simply a day to remember. I have so much love for this couple and their fantastic families. Kai and René, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful celebration with us and big thank for Kai’s sister, Ligaya, for bringing us together! xx, Amy

{Full Vendor List} Hair + Makeup: Anne Timss // Officiant: Aya Sumika // Music: DJ Daps // Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting // Florist: Hazel Landscapes & Design // Catering: Snout & Co. // Desserts: Hood Famous Bakeshop // Ribbon: Midori Ribbon // Paper Flowers: Katherine Hallberg Design // Papel Picado: Fiesta Fancies by Vintagebabydoll // Paper Pom Poms: Decopompoms // Videographer: Arrinta Media // Photographer: Amelia Soper Photography // Assistant Photographer: Kyle Ford

  • September 14, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    Marquette - I love how colorful and vibrant this is! And those suits are sharp!!ReplyCancel

  • September 14, 2017 - 3:34 pm

    Katherine Evans - Beautiful images! I love all the color! 👏🏻👏🏻ReplyCancel

  • September 14, 2017 - 5:08 pm

    Renee - I love this color pallet! This wedding looks so vibrant and such an incredible celebration!! You did an amazing job capturing their special day!ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2017 - 9:36 am

    Courtney Carolyn - I love how bright and colorful this wedding is!!ReplyCancel

Woodland Meadow Farms Wedding

Gorgeous, beautiful, fun, sweet, charming, inspiring, delightful, magical, heartwarming, marvelous, glorious…there are just simply not enough wonderful words in the dictionary to describe Emily and Mikaila’s absolutely lovely Woodland Meadow Farms wedding.  On a stunning July day in Snohomish, these two lovelies threw an amazing party for all of their closest friends and family and stood together to proclaim their love. Usually in these wedding posts I recall many of the cool elements of the day, like the fact that both brides wore their mother’s wedding dresses or how rad their Air Jordan “reception” shoes were, however today I have a bit of a deeper message. I say all the time how lucky I am to do what I do; having the honor of documenting love in all of it’s many forms, especially in this current political climate, is an absolutely wondrous thing that I do not take for granted. Even when the world seems bat-shit crazy, I have the privilege of a job that not only allows me, but in fact requires me, to witness love and joy and happiness like this on a weekly basis. I cannot overstate how blessed that makes me feel.  Em and Mikaila, united you are a paragon. You are exactly what this world needs and what everyone hopes to find- perfection in the imperfect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and faith in asking us to be part of your wedding day. xx, Amy

{Full Vendor List} Coordinator: Emily + Mikaila (because, per Emily, “Bitches get shit done!”)// DJ: Skip Erikson with HeadSmile Productions // Florist: Family friend Patty, with help from Ballard Market // Hair & Makeup: Kaylee Schulke with New Appearances Salon // Caterer: Veraci Pizza // Cake & Cupcakes:  Ashleigh of Emerald City Cakes // Dress Alterations: Victoria’s Bridal // Tabletop rentals: Sweet Buffet Lady // Assistant Photographer:  Lucas Anderson // Photographer: Amelia Soper Photography

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Marymoor Park Maternity Session

You know my motto- dogs make everything better! Last night I had the joy of meeting Sarah and Tyler with their adorable pup, Bernadette, around sunset for a lovely Marymoor Park maternity session. This trio was so fun to photograph and I’m super excited to have the opportunity to watch their little family grow. Tyler and Sarah are going to be the best parents and no doubt Bernadette is going to be an amazing big sister! xx, Amy

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