Want to win a free print? Head over to the Amanda Franks Design Facebook page to enter and win a free print from the new collection!! Also, all orders are 25% off on Etsy until Sunday night. Check out the new Valentine’s Day Collection as well!







For the past few years I’ve been wanting to do a mini Valentine’s Day collection, but usually I don’t start until three days before Valentine’s Day. But this year – I did it!! This new collection features a mix of prints for you to choose from, ranging in lyrics and quotes from the great Johnny Cash, George Strait and some great poets, authors, and the likes.

Head on over to the shop to check out the new Valentine’s Day collection! All orders are 25% off until Sunday, January 31st at 11:00pm (est).


Baby VanDyke | Newport News, Va

Growing up around the Lion’s Bridge it was always one of my favorite places, and it was the perfect place for Jake and Amanda. A few years earlier in 2011, actually not that long before I met Amanda, they were married at the Lion’s Bridge – so I was not surprised when Amanda asked about taking their pictures at this location.

We were blessed with a wonderful, warm November day and some crazy beautiful light. I’m so excited for Amanda and Jake has they begin their new journey into parenthood. Their little girl is so blessed to have them as her parents!!


This is the exact spot they said their “I Do’s”


Brandon, Jessyka & Baby Makes 3 | Surry, Va


I could not have been any happier for Brandon and Jessyka when I found out they were expecting baby Greyson, and for a woman about to go into labor the next day – Jessyka looked amazing in these pictures! Yes – she spent the next day in labor! Imagine my surprise when I heard that, knowing less than 24 hours before I was joking that she was going to walk that baby right on out from all the wandering we did around Chippokes State Park for these pictures. Thankfully Baby Greyson made an early, but safe and healthy entrance into this world and he is the cutest thing ever!!!

It’s kind of neat to have your maternity pictures represent not only your pregnancy but the LAST day before your little one made their debut!


The Parolisi Family | Newport News, Va

WAY back in June (yes . . . I am THAT bad at blogging) some dear friends of ours, Mike and Rebecca, welcomed their second child into this world – sweet little baby Carmina. She is so stinkin’ cute!! This little post is a mix of pictures from the hospital the day after Carmina was born and a few weeks later at home with her big brother Jack! It’s such a blessing to photograph these moments in people’s lives, especially friends.


January Desktop & iPhone Wallpapers



Happy January y’all! This is probably THE best month ever – why? Because my birthday for one, and second, it’s a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to reflect on God’s grace and provisions in 2015 and to look forward to all that will occur in the months to come. To help you welcome this month (a little late) here are some beautiful wallpapers to decorate those electronic devices we’re all attached you.

Desktop Wallpapers | Click to image to open and save

iPhone Wallpapers | Click to image to open and save