Project 365- Week One {2013}

Are you guys used to writing 2013 yet? I, salve for sure, viagra dosage am not. Where did this past year go? I have had a great year! Here are some highlights:

– I turned 18


– Graduated high school

– Went to Maine for vacation with my family

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– Did a bunch of amazing photo sessions including shooting my first weddings

– Went skydiving


– Started college

– Celebrated another great Christmas

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And lots more!

For Christmas this year I got the new iPod touch, which I’m super excited about because I can now take my own Instagram photos all the time (before I had to borrow my dad’s iPhone). I have decided to do a Project 365 with Instagram photos- I think it will be an awesome way to document my year and I’m really excited about it!

For my Project 365, I am using Instagram to take the photo and am using an app called Collect to keep track of all the photos. The Collect app is great because it will send you a reminder to take your photo, you have a calendar of the month and you put the photo in each day (which looks cool) and you can add a description that details whatever you did that day. Super fun! I’m not doing a themed Project 365, I’m just taking a photo that describes part of the day. Here are my photos from this week, and follow me at amiliaphotography :)

1.1.13- Sleeping Fenway Family Photo Shoot Christmas Lights Photo Session with my Sister The Loveless Cafe


1.6.13- Sisters


Stay tuned for more Project 365 posts in the following weeks :) And for some tasty recipes!

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Just a normal day at 14,500 feet!

Yep, sickness you read that right! I went skydiving the other day with my dad! I still can’t believe that I jumped out of a plane. I had wanted to go skydiving for years, so that’s what I got for my 18th birthday!

This was me getting all strapped in to the harness. I did a tandem jump, so that guy getting me strapped in is the guy I jumped with.

I was pretty freaked out at this point as he was walking me through the whole jump.

The scariest part of the entire experience was just waiting- there was about a 4 hour wait until we jumped and then the ride up in the plane takes about 15 minutes. Once I was out of the plane, I wasn’t scared one bit!

There’s my dad! He used to skydive all the time and has over 200 jumps, but he hadn’t gone in about 16 years.

Here’s the plane parking lot. We didn’t jump out of that yellow plane, ours was a little bigger to fit the 10 people jumping.

The free fall was incredible- it feels like you’re just floating in the air! I liked the parachute ride, too. My instructor made us spin around which was really fun :)

This was an absolutely incredible experience! I would recommend it to anyone. Even though I had wanted to do it for years, I was really terrified when the day came to actually do it, but I’m so glad I did it even though I was scared.

I hope you are all doing well and having all sorts of adventures this summer!


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My 18th Birthday

It seems like it has been a really long time since I posted! Things are crazy right now (16 more days of school until graduation!) and I’m trying to get through this last push until summer. Last week I turned 18 which was pretty exciting :) On my birthday, steroids I came downstairs and saw a little box from my mom. In it was this adorable little bird necklace! I have been wanting this necklace for close to a year and was so suprised when I saw it because I didn’t know anyone knew I wanted it! But apparently I shared the necklace on this Christmas post with gift ideas (I’ve now gotten three things off of that list…I didn’t intend it as hints to my family but it certainly worked out!). My mom took me out to breakfast at Starbucks and then drove me to school.

When I got home from school, recipe I saw these flowers from my Aunt. They were really pretty and the vase was super cute.

My youngest sister wanted us to take a picture together because the two of us were wearing matching dresses :)

For dinner, case I requested that we go out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory. I’d never been before, but it sounded like it’d be really good and it totally was!

For dinner, my sister and I split a mac and cheese hamburger and ohmygosh it was good! It’s a hamburger topped with fried mac and cheese. I totally want to make them at home! Of course we had to order dessert and the cheesecake was the best I’ve ever had. We ordered three different kinds.

The Original: My sister and I teased our mom for wanting the original because it’s not as exciting as their other varieties, but it was seriously tasty. The filling was perfectly creamy and the “sour cream” top layer gave it a nice tang.

Tuxedo: This was a chocolate cheesecake layer topped by a vanilla layer topped by ganache. It was really good and looked super pretty!

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle: Wow. Smooth chocolate cheesecake with pieces of raspberry and raspberry flavoring mixed in. Absolutely incredible.

So which was my favorite? It’s hard to choose but I would have to say the Chocolate Raspberry followed by the Original and then the Tuxedo. I would have to say that the Cheesecake Factory is definitely my new favorite restaurant!

There’s all of us at dinner :)

I had a really great time on my birthday and am looking forward to a lot of things coming up this year!

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Celina Winter Photo Session

troche Christmas Eve, web and a Wonderful Christmas” href=””>I shared in this post that I got a Canon 5D classic for Christmas! I am still a little in shock that I’m the owner of such an incredible camera. Over Christmas break my sister and I went out to do a photo session- she had been wanting to do one for a long time and I wanted to try out my new camera. It’s going to take me a little while to get used to all the different buttons and such (everything’s in a different place than my old camera!). Here are a couple from my session with Celina. To see the full post, eczema go to my photography website Amilia Photography.

Isn’t she gorgeous??? I think so.

I was thinking about doing some posts with photography tips going over aperture, shutter speed, ISO, equipment, post processing, and more.

Would you be interested in learning about photography? What sorts of things woud you want me to talk about?

Have a great day! I’m enjoying my snow-day-without-snow today ;)

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Welcome 2012!

It is going to take me a very long time to get used to writing 2012…I swear the other day I wrote 2008 for the date on something. I have a lot of ideas of really fun posts for this coming year and am very excited to share them! A ton of great tutorials, viagra crafts, salve and, caries of course, recipes are coming your way :)

Before I start on these new posts I want to share my favorite 11 things about this past year (I thought sharing 2011 things I liked would get a little long so I settled on just 11 ;), and 12 things I am looking forward to this next year.

11 Favorite Things from 2011 (in no particular order):

1. Going to Haiti this past summer- it was a life-changing experience and I’m so thankful I got to go.

2. Learning how to cook and starting to blog about my cooking and baking and learning about food photography :)

3. Learning more about photography, growing my photography business, and getting my new Canon 5D! <–I have some posts coming soon about these things :)

4. Going to Maine with my family on vacation- It was fun to relax and eat tons of ice cream with my family.

5. Going to Boston with my grandparents and visiting colleges– Seeing the colleges was fun, but spending time with my grandparents was even better.

6. Finishing all my ACT, SAT, and AP testing as well as all my college applications! It certainly wasn’t fun while I was doing it, but I’m so happy it’s over!

7. Christmas. Enough Said.

8. Finishing my wall mural.

9. Spending time with friend just in general and also attending my friends’ Harry Potter themed birthday party and Christmas party :)

10. Seeing Harry Potter 7…part two…in theaters…the end of an era…sniffle.

11. Eating cake. It was fun.

12 Things I am Looking Forward to in 2012:

1. Graduating. Come on May!

2. Choosing what college to go to. Seriously I better get into one of them ;)

3. Improving my photography. I have several photography workshops and  I am looking forward to :)

4. Summer! I really hope to do a mission trip this summer….we’ll see what happens :)

5. Christmas. I look forward to this every year. It’s coming soon!

6. Turning 18. Man am I gonna partaaay it up. :P

7. Going skydiving. My dad’s been promising to take me skydiving once I’m 18 and I am determined that it is going to happen.

8. Starting college…I hope I have a good freshmen year!

9. Baking and cooking lots of new things. I want to start creating my own recipe …and blogging about them of course!

10. Read lots of new books- I’m going to try to branch out and read some more classics this year. Any good book suggestions?

11. Spending time with my family and friends :)

12. Making new crafts and doing lots of new creative things.

What things are you guys looking forward to this year? Do you make any resolutions?

I have more goals rather than resolutions. I’m going to try to train for a 5K, I’m not baking anything in January (sad, I know…), and I just want to have a good year with all the crazy changes that are going to happen.

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