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Editorial for Little One Magazine: Northern California Fashion Photographer

I’m so excited to finally be able to share the images and a few tears from my editorial spread in the July issue of Little One Magaine.  I love doing fashion photography, and Hanna and Karley did such an amazing job modeling for me. There is something so wonderful about shooting in the studio where […]

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Kristie Karum - God has definantlty given you a talent that you have mastered. Your work is AMAZING!!!!’

To Be Seventeen: Sacramento Senior Photographer

This session is a favorite of mine. I absolutely love being a High School senior photographer because seventeen is such a fun age!  For me it seems like it was just yesterday. Remember that feeling when the whole world was in front you? Although you were scared and unsure of many things, you were still […]

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Anne - Love your work! I purchased your memory lane actions a whole ago and love them!! Would you share any of your favorite formulas or mixtures with me? I feel as though you probably mix a few actions together to create the look in some of these photos. Regardless, stunning as always!

amywenzel - Thanks, Jenelle! I do not use fill flash. Rarely do I use a reflector. I did not use one for this session. :)

jeneile - Beautiful work, as always!! You’re such an inspiration. Do you ever use fill flash or reflectors, or do you just shoot with natural light?

Stacy - Absolutely stunning Amy!

amywenzel - Alyssa, feel free to email me one of your photos and I will edit it with my actions. If you do white balance correction before editing I generally recommend starting with a neutral to cooler color cast since the actions will warm up the photo quite a bit. Thank you! =)

Alyssa - Thanks Amy! The fact that you share this kind of information is truly amazing! I really appreciate it. I’ve been struggling lately with trying to get a look that I am happy with and I think your actions may help me out a ton! Do you ever let anyone send you a sooc image and you do a quick edit with your actions so they can see what their own image will look like?? Completely understandable if you don’t. I read “What’s in my bag” and how upgrading your lens makes a huge difference.. I mainly use a 35mm 1.8 but I think switching to a 50mm 1.2 like you mentioned may help me get the look I am trying to get along with your actions. Thanks for all the information you have already provided!

amywenzel - Hi Alyssa, Yes I do use my Memory Lane Actions on all my photos. Lately I’ve also been occasionally combining them VSCO presets in lightroom.

Alyssa - These are stunning! You are very talented! I was just wondering, do you always use your own actions on your photos?? Thanks!

Beautiful Dancer: Sacramento Photographer

When I was thirteen it was 1992. My body mass was the equivalent of a shakily drawn stick figure. I hadn’t grown into my smile yet. I’m pretty sure my teeth were much too big for my face. My main aspirations in life were really big bangs and fitting into my older teenage sister’s clothes. […]

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MelodyA. - Beautiful beautiful work.

DebZorn - I was a skinny, scrawny, insecure 13 yo. Your model is beautiful and self – assured. Beautiful series.

The Big Move

2014 has been a year of change and healing for me. In many ways it feels like I have been in a holding tank for several years, and now is the season for me to spring forward and step into destiny. The biggest news to share is that I have a new love in my […]

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Lydia - Oh wow, welcome! I’ve followed your work for years, and now you’re living right in my backyard! I might be a little biased, but I think Northern California is the most wonderful place to live!

amywenzel - Thanks for commenting, Sidney. I wish you all the best down in Daytona. I’m sure you are going to love it!!

Sidney Baker-Green - I know the feeling of a big move. I just recently graduated high school and I chose a college all the way down in Daytona. It’s a little daunting thinking about moving from Michigan to Florida. The thought of rebuilding a client base is also a daunting one. But it’s all part of the adventure!

Jonas Paul Eyewear Photo Shoot

Who knew that photographing 12 pairs of glasses and 10 children in one day would require me to burn the same amount of calories as running a marathon?  I’m pretty sure I hobbled to my car afterward, haha.  Seriously though, despite the supernatural amount of energy required to pull off a shoot like this, I […]

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Jasmine - OMG!! Mini hipsters!! I absolutely adore this shoot!!

Dennis Bullock - This is so awesome Amy. Congrats on the amazing images!

Jamie - Amy,
LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!!! I’d love to know if you shot these with special non-glare lenses, or no lenses, or with special lighting that wouldn’t cause glare!? My sweet girl and I both wear glasses, and they often work just fine in photos, but sometimes there is some wonky-ness with glare and such. :0) Any tips for ensuring the kind of perfection you’ve created here??!!?