South Shore Natural Science Center "Honorable Mention" Norwell, MA September 2017
Marshfeild Fair "1st Place Color Portraits" Marshfield, MA August 2016
Marshfield Fair "1st Place Color Portraits, , 1st Place Color Photography" Marshfield, MA August, 2016
Art By the Bay "1st Place Photography" Duxbury Art Association Duxbury, MA August 2016
Beyond the Garden Gate "1st Place Photography" South Shore Natural Science Center Juried Show Norwell, MA July 2016
Spring Art Show Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA May -June 2016
Fall Art Show Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA May -June 2016
Marshfield Fair "1st Place Color Portraits, 1st Place Color Fair Theme, 1st Place Color Photography" Marshfield, MA August, 2015
Pembroke Arts Festival Pembroke Arts Pembroke, MA August, 2015
Midsummer Art Show "Honorable Mention" Duxbury Art Association Duxbury,MA August, 2015
Summer Art Festival South Shore Arts Center Cohasset, MA June 2015
Summer Art Festival North River Art Society Marshfield, MA June 2015
Summer Art Show Russell Gallery Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA July 8-August 19 2015
5th Annual Juried Photography Show Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA February- May 2015
Member Art Show Fuller Craft Museum Brockton, MA October 2014
Member Art Show South Shore Arts Center Cohassett, MA July 2014
47th Annual Juried Art Show Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA September- October 2014
Summer Art Show Russell Gallery Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA May 8-June 29 2014
Festival of the Arts Juried Show Akillian Art Gallery Canton, MA May 2014
Spring Art Show Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA May 8-June 29 2014
4th Annual Juried Photography Show "Most Dramatic B/W" Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth, MA February- May 2014
Great wardrobe example:
* coordinating colors without all matching
* mixing up pants and skirt
* mix of short and tall boots
* solids with a little texture on shirts
Take out your planner, this is how will get the best family portraits, without feeling rushed or forgetting anything in the mix of the holidays whirlwind.
November 1st: List what you want to do with your pictures.
Around the holidays most people are looking for the perfect image for family cards and other gifts.
Knowing ahead of time what you want to use your photos for will help you be more decisive at your ordering sessions.
You will get a lot more use out of the time and money you spend with your photographer.
More and more, clients are opting out of digital images. We all know you purchase them but never do anything with them because you didn’t have a plan.
Here’s a good sample plan:
* 75 Holiday cards
* Gallery block of the family for over the couch
* Gallery block of the children for hallway
* 2 wall prints for grandparents
* 5 Holiday ornaments for aunts and uncles
November 8th: Book your Photographer
Know the style of Photography you like.
Just because you are having portraits done for the holidays, doesn’t mean they can’t be year-round pieces for your home.
You can choose a very joy-filled, themed set with lots of props that show your enthusiasm for the season, or a simple fir tree
farm that is more subtle and would work year round with your home decor.
Next look for your photographer. Look at their Facebook page which will likely have recent images that show their style of work.
Not all photographers will be able to create what you want, especially if you are looking for a mini session.
Find someone whose style represents what you want your photos to look like. When you call to book tell the photographer that.
Also, talk about how you would like to use your photos after the session.
Clear expectations lead to the best results.
As a side note, if you are going to all this trouble and are going to use these photos for a lot of cards and gifts schedule hair and makeup now.
November 9th: What to wear
I love color, texture, layers, shoes, I love it all.
I suggest to families to pick a color or two, stay in a tonal range either light, medium or dark, and then accent with additional pieces.
For example, cranberry - navy- khaki and brown, tan-red-denim-brown are great color combinations. Neutrals are good too like creams with tan and grey.
Go with texture (corduroy, a nubbed sweater, ruffled skirt) instead of patterns (stripes or flowers)
Minimal accessories are great additions especially a great pair of girls or women’s boots, a scarf, vest, or one statement necklace.
Stay away from graphic t’s, any wording on clothing and any black or white.
OK, I always shop. For every session. Even if it’s not mine. I have seen some great solid textured outfits for BOYS! yes, Boys! at Tea!
Also, as always, check out Persnickety, Rainy’s Closet, my Pinterest What to wear board and my Studio Wardrobe that all of my clients have access to when they schedule with me.
Mid-November: have your ordering session with your photographer
If you booked a session and received digitals with it, still have an ordering session so that you can decide on the products that would be best for you.
Dec1st Send out cards and gifts in time to have everything to your family and friends mid-December!
Amanda is a mom to 13-year-old actor Simão and 7-year-old free-spirited artist Bella. She has Bachelors Degrees in both
teaching PreK-3 and Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in Special Education. She opened Amanda Rebelo Photography in 2011, began showing her work
in galleries and has won several awards.You can find her award-winning work at www.amandarebelophotography.net. You can also see a tour of the
studio and Amanda at work in a video on the home page called “ See the Magic.”
“I love everything about kids and art, both are messy and fun and when you bring them together magic happens.
To be able to be a part of that and capture it for their parents is really special.”-Amanda
Brand Model Magazine July 2016
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Marshfield Fair Ad Campaign. Kobi models in this two-page advertisement for Frogglez Goggles, which was published in Black Diamond magazine’s 2013 Holiday Issue and distributed at red carpet events .
Model Source Magazine named this image by Amanda its “Winning Photo – Vintage Holiday Photo, 2013.”