Thursday, October 20, 2011

Amanda Marie: portraits :) {thousand hills state park, kirksville, mo portrait photographer}

A couple weeks ago, I went up to Kirksville, Missouri to take some engagement pictures, but most importantly, to visit my dear dear life long friend

Amanda Marie Webb :) :).

 So, she's pretty much one of the best friends anyone could ever have; I LOVE her!!! She's hilarious, smart, and saved by God's grace :D. And somehow, she likes me too and puts up with my idiosyncrasies ;) (I've been thinking about that word the past couple days; glad I got to use it. haha :D). Thank you, Amanda for being a true friend to me; someone who listens to me, tells me the truth, and encourages me in my walk with Christ :).

Oh, and she's really pretty :).

My favorite!! This is her in a nutshell...well, actually a picture. hehe :).

Beautiful :).

Haha, while we were walking around Thousand Hills State Park (where we went and took these pictures), some ladies walking on the road found this little garter snake. They saw me with my camera and said "You may want to take a picture of this!" So they walked on and we played with the snake :D. No, we're not crazy; garter snakes aren't poisonous. Lol. We named him Harry :).

Here's me holding him :). Well, I guess it could've been a girl....oh well, she's named Harry. Haha :D.

Amanda was excited about how beautiful it was out there; this picture is very much her too :).

Lovely :)...hey, you see those wild tomatoes behind her? Well, if you can't...

Here's a closer look :).

She's tons of fun. Haha :D.

"Painted skies.
I've seen so many that cannot compare,
To your ocean eyes."

She's definitely got ocean eyes :).

I love you, Amanda :).

With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }

P.S. I think we should say "I love you" more often to those we love. Many times we just say "Love ya!" or "Love you much!"; stuff like that. It's easy and safe to say those phrases. But it takes a lot more I think to say the words "I love you" to a friend (or parent, or spouse of course ;) ).  Anyway, just some thoughts of mine :). Have a blessed day!


Allie said...

Love all the pictures...well, except the snake ones. Bleh! I hate snakes! :) These are so pretty! Great job!! :)

Sereina said...

Amanda sounds like such a neat friend! I love the photos. Your captured her wonderfully.

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Allix B. said...

what's not to love about Amanda??!!...she's pretty much fantastical :D And these pictures capture every itty bitty bit of her loveliness...good job :)

Taylor said...

These are GORGEOUS!! :) Great job and beautiful subject! ~And im glad to know there are other girls who like snakes and arent afraid to pick them up!! ;) LOL

Simi said...

She's beautiful! I love the poses you chose :)

Meagan Feeny said...

Aw, I love these, Rachel! You always capture each person's personality so well! And, I must agree with you, I also love that picture of her lying on her stomach and smiling as she's looking up (5th one from top). It just brings a smile to my face!:-)

(and YES! We really should say "I love you" more to those that we love. I agree.:->)