Amanda & Bella Photography | Awards & Published work


Awards,Gallery Showings, & Published Work


#1 Photographer Wicked Local Reader's Choice Award 2014 &2015
     Click the Article below to read more about Amanda Rebelo Photography's photography style and plans for the future.
          Plymouth Old Colony Memorial         

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



Brand Model Magazine December 2017 

Plymouth Macaroni Kid October 2017

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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 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.”