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Hi there! Welcome to the Amanda Carter Photography blog. A journal about my sessions, motherhood, tips & tricks, all my favorite things, and the beauty & joy that is motherhood!

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Infertility 5 years ago my husband and I sat in my OBYGN’s office and I received the most devastating news of my life. What we thought was just a routine visit to determine what might be causing our inability to get pregnant, turned into a visit that would change our lives forever. My Story of […]

Infertility & Loss | My Story | Plano TX Motherhood Photographer

Apr 18, 2021

Family photo of a family of 4 sitting on a bed smiling at the camera wearing matching Daniel tiger ugga mega shirts during second birthday infertility photoshoot
sisters sitting in texas bluebonnets wearing matching white bows and white rompers smiling at camera
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Texas Bluebonnets, the Lone Star State’s pride and joy all wrapped up in one little flower.  Truth be told, I have lived in Texas for the better part of 10 years and I have never so much as looked at a Bluebonnet. I blame Facebook. You see every year in March a video circulates of […]

Texas Bluebonnets | Irving Texas Photographer | The Johnson Girls

Apr 13, 2021

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Getting a request for an in-home lifestyle newborn session is quickly becoming the highlight of my day over here at Amanda Carter Photography. In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session There is something so special about entering a clients home and capturing them in their space. The kids are in their element, they are comfortable and they are proud […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session | In-Home | Plano TX Photographer | Boy Mom Society’s Restrepo Family

Apr 9, 2021

Boy Mom
Highschool Senior Guy Posing sitting on the ground smiling at camera wearing pink shirt and blue jeans
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High School Senior pictures are a BIG deal! In fact, I still remember taking mine 15 years ago! It was a bit of a scandal at my house actually. You see, the Lord did not see it fit to give me much to work with in the chest area. I never so much as graduated […]

High School Senior Pictures | Plano TX Photographer | Cade Stonehouse

Apr 6, 2021

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Extended Family Session. I gifted one to my mom and dad this year for Christmas. I truly can’t think of a better way to say “I love you” then gifting them a family session with the people they love most… Especially given that time flies so quickly, it feels like you blink and your children […]

Extended Family Session | Studio | Dallas TX Photographer | The Mann Family

Apr 5, 2021

Candid little girl pictures dancing at their extended family photo session wearing white shirts and blue jeans
Just married full bridal party shot of husband and wife sharing a kiss while the bridal party cheers in the courtyard of the chapel at chestnut square in Mckinney
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Texas Spring Wedding bride creates a fun, beautiful and unique wedding. Combining a classic chapel and white dress with dancing down the aisle with her father.

Chestnut Square Wedding | McKinney TX Photographer | John & Kristy

Mar 31, 2021

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Channing’s Lifestyle Newborn Session made me think of my own experience as a mom. I remember laying eyes on the baby that made me a mama for the first time like it was yesterday. All your children are loved and a gift from God but there is just something about your first that will always […]

Newborn Session | Studio | Frisco TX Photographer | Ray Family

Mar 25, 2021

Sleeping baby girl laying on a white bed swaddled in a sage green swaddle with a flower headband during lifestyle newborn session
Posed newborn on white backdrop in the shape of a heart wearing pink tutu and big floral headband asleep
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Mommy and Me Studio Newborn Session I am just going to finally own it… I, Amanda Carter, am obsessed with newborns. From their tiny fingers and toes, to their little squeaks and amazing new baby smell, they have officially stolen my heart. There is just something so special about capturing these precious babes in the […]

Mommy and Me Newborn Session | Studio | Dallas Newborn Photographer | Baby Hayley

Mar 16, 2021

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I looked down at my phone as it vibrated and lit up on the table in front of me. It had not even been 30 minutes since my friend Alexis and the rest of her family had left my studio after their extended family session.  So, I picked up my phone, looked closer, and instantly […]

Extended Family Photos | Studio | FtWorth Photographer | Stokes Family

Mar 14, 2021

Lab with a blue bandana scowling at the camera during family photos
mom and dad kissing in the background while kids in the foreground holding hands and covering their eyes
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Our session was scheduled at 3pm. The sky was dark grey and a misty rain was making it a rather gloomy day. While the weather app said at 3pm the sun was supposed to come out, I wasn’t holding my breath. After all, how many times is the weather report ACTUALLY accurate?! Well, like clockwork the […]

Harry Meyers Park Family Session | Rockwall TX Photographer | Smith Family

Dec 26, 2020

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