Being Sophie……. {Central Fl, Photographer & mom}




Our day was going as usual, nothing but the usual. Then IT happened! A moment. I didn’t see it coming, it crept up on me. Snuck up really.  We were cleaning out the library and Sophie threw herself onto Cotton Candy (that is the couch, yes we name our furniture, don’t you?) So, she threw herself on Cotton Candy and just basked in the glory of the gorgeous light flowing through the window! Apparently, I talk about light A LOT, because she went on and on about how glorious it was. I was annoyed at first, working here. Then I looked up and saw it. A moment. There she was, her toothless grin, uncombed hair, a favorite book and her best stuffed friend. I knew I had to capture it before it was gone. The shelves can wait, the dust can settle, but this… this MOMENT, I needed and now I want to share it with you.

Be Amazing…. Be Aware…. Be Present…

Amanda Star


Sneak Peak for a Gorgeous Girl {Central Florida Photographer}



Taking a trip to Boston has its perks, photographing this young lady was one of many! She is always so full of laughter and joy! I loved watching her dance, oh to have that much energy again….sigh!






Be yourself….Be gorgeous…..Be awesome

Amanda Star

Happy Family, Happy Life {LOVE,LOVE,LOVE} Central Fl, Photographer


Little kids are so much fun to photograph, they are hilariously amazing. They are on the move ALL THE TIME! This little lady is no different, she is on the move and constantly going! She has such an amazing little spirit and loves everything pink. She was the leading lady for this little session and truly the star of the show! What a fabulous little family, I hope that you enjoy this little peak into their happy lives!











Told ya they were fabulous! Check out their super fun family slide show below!


Amanda Star

Teaching to Learn {Central Fl. Photographer}


I can still remember the first time I saw one of my images and realized that they actually looked good. That I was good at something. It was an amazing feeling. My dad pointed me in the right direction and I took it from there. In this digital age we no longer have to wait to see our fabulous photos, no it is pretty much instant awesome. Now, I love to teach. I love to pass on the art of photography to others. Teens are especially fun to teach. They are so creative, fun and don’t forget unique. This past year I spent some time teaching teens at our local homeschool co-op and I cannot even tell you how surprised I was at the results. We started with a Basic Photography Course and went on to a Self Portrait Project. I wanted to share some of this awesomeness with you! I know that I taught them so much, I know that I was able to pass on a little bit of inspiration, but in the end, it was them that taught me. I am inspired by their creativity and totally blown away by their ability to create and to ”speak” through their portraits.

I also wanted to give you an oppurtunity to learn and grow as an artist. If you are teen or a parent of a teen ages 12-18 this is your chance to learn and grow. Check out the details at the bottom of the post for more info. Oh! I almost forgot the best part don’t forget to mention this post for 50. off your workshop fee!!!!!!


If your child loves photography and would like to learn to truly understand his/her camera, this is the workshop for them!



Amanda Star