Amanda Basteen Photography | Going Green & Born2Impress

I apologize for my lack of blogging.  We had a big ice storm the last couple of days and it knocked out my internet access.  That’s okay because we got to spend a much needed day with my husband here!  He works 2 jobs as well so our life is so busy right now.  It was nice to just have him home relaxing and playing with the kids for a whole day!

Only 10 days left of my Christmas Giveaway contest!  See this post for details:

Des Moines Childrens Photographer | Wyatt 6 Months & Santa!! | Christmas Giveaway

NEWS: I have put in orders for a couple awesome sample albums to show at my wedding meetings.  I now offer a Millers Layflat Album in my package OR a $500.00 credit toward an AWESOME Finao One flush-mount album.  I can’t wait to get them and I will be posting photos of them as soon as they arrive!  The Millers album should arrive within the next couple of days but the Finao album will be in a few weeks. It’s worth the wait though!

Also, I have been working on new packaging and working toward going green!  I think it’s important to do.  All of my new packaging will not only look awesome, but be completely eco-friendly with all recycled or 100% natural products.  I am waiting for everything to arrive and I will make a post with photos of that as well.  I can’t wait! 🙂

In my spare time (what little I do have) I partner with 3 separate boutiques all specializing in different things.  One of my new boutiques I partner with is  She sells a lot of different things, but mostly pretty hair clips and flower headbands!  So I got some product photos completed yesterday.  I started out with Lilia and she wasn’t having it because she is sick once again (she can’t catch a break!  poor baby! 🙁 ).  I got a couple cute of her looking down in the purple headband, but then she threw a fit so I did the other ones on a pair of twins I watch in my daycare (Addy & Evy).  They are all just adorable! 🙂

Here are Lilia’s:


and once again I can’t decide which version to I will post both! 🙂 Some will have a vintage edit as well.




Not a happy camper

Photos of the twins:





Product Photos:
I love doing detail shots at weddings too!


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  • Amy

    Amanda- HELLO from Omaha! Your photos are fantastic and I recently started following your blog! Wowzers! Quick question…are these photos taken in a studio or just somewhere with a lot of natural light? Love your work girl!

  • Absolutely adorable! I love these.

  • Cute baby. Looks like she was having a blast!

  • You are soooo good with kids! I always love your stuff, so playful and colorful!

  • What a cutie! Great work on these.

  • What a cute bubby!!!! I love all these shots and the props are so fun!

  • These are darling!

  • Absolutely delightful! You’ve pictured your model exquisitely Amanda. Fantastic work!

  • omg she looks too cute! very nice lighting by the way! And I really love the one where she’s laughing! too cute!

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