We looked at all the other photographers in our area, (which I’m sure you and your parents have done too) but none of them had the same natural, unique images as Amanda Holloway Photography. Amanda is super easy to get along with and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera – which was super important for me because I, for one, didn’t want typical senior pictures like the ones they make us take at school every year with the SAME backgrounds and the SAME props and the SAME stiff poses. And my AHP experience was anything but typical.
When we finally booked my senior pictures, Amanda provided us with everything we’d ever need to know about our session, and had a super neat look book for outfit inspiration which was extremely helpful for a slightly fashion-challenged girl like me. Amanda helped me pick outfits that fit beautifully with the locations we took pictures at, and also reflected my personality.
I really liked that Amanda is very open to suggestions and is willing to work with you to create exactly what you want out of your senior portrait session.
I also really appreciate that Amanda doesn’t over edit the images, because I know personally I didn’t want to look like I was made of plastic in my pictures, and I really can’t think of anyone that would. You’ll get to go to your very own ordering session and pick from tons of amazing products that she helps you customize to fit your personality. For example, we designed my graduation announcements from scratch, and they turned out super cute and unique and exactly how I wanted them- so much better than the typical announcements you order from school.
Also, Amanda’s make-up artist Tonya is a miracle worker. She does awesome work and can recreate any hairstyle or makeup look you throw at her. The airbrush makeup she uses looks natural, feels super light on your face and won’t clog your pores, and it lasts in the Texas heat (which deserves a gold medal in my opinion). I mean seriously, the last thing you want to be in your senior pictures is a sweaty mess in a dress.
Anyways, I know you’ll love the whole experience, and I can’t wait to see the sneak peeks!!!
Amanda, I would just like to start off by saying that I could not be more appreciative to have shared my senior pictures with you and Tonya! I must say that both you and Tonya truly do have an eye for creativity and beauty and put the two together to make art. The both of you made me feel relaxed and confident all while having an absolute blast!
The pictures you took were beautiful and by the end of the session I left feeling happy and relieved to know that I had chosen the best photographer around to take my senior photos!
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for giving my mom and I a great time and gorgeous senior pictures to go with my last year of high school.
Ever since my sister got her senior pictures done with Amanda in 2014, I couldn’t wait to get mine done. Hers turned out so amazingly beautiful that I knew I had to take mine with Amanda too. So I booked my session my junior year, over a year in advance, and counted down the days! Literally! I had a countdown running on my phone. The wait was so worth it.
If I had to describe my Amanda Holloway Senior Session in one word, it would be magical.
It started with hair and makeup. Ashley was so funny and knew exactly what I wanted as I described it. She made sure that every detail of the look was exactly how I imagined. Next came the pictures. Amanda is honestly the most amazing photographer ever! I could not believe the pictures she was showing me from behind the lens were actually me!! She made the photos look so amazing and did so in a very comfortable way. I never felt awkward or uncomfortable one bit. She helped me with my poses and my facial expressions too, especially when I thought I looked weird, but she made sure I looked gorgeous and natural. My favorite part of the shoot was my second look where I dressed in a retro/resort outfit. It was really cool how Amanda combined an editorial style with my senior pictures. They turned out amazing!
My session with Amanda Holloway Photography was a once in a lifetime experience. I’ve been modeling since I was 12 years old and have worked with hundreds of photographers from high fashion to commercial, however, It is very rare to connect with a photographer on a personal level, like Amanda Holloway does with each girl she photographs.
I believe the connection Amanda gives with each senior brings their session to life, adding to the young woman’s sense of style and personality.
Amanda’s wild-spirited and humorous personality just makes the shoot that much better (the majority of my pictures it was hard to not laugh & smile in). Not to mention this woman’s fashion sense is incredible!! I shot with Amanda a few years ago for her Senior Style Magazine, and ever since I saw those pictures I have been in love with the beautiful work she does. My senior pictures are one in a million, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world!
Dear Amanda, I cannot thank you enough for my senior session experience. I enjoyed working with you and Tonya and sharing so many laughs! I was astonished when I saw myself on your camera. I was not aware that I was that pretty or beautiful. Those shots captured my inner and outer beauty and helped me gain a self confidence I haven’t had in a long time. That is a gift I cannot thank you enough for. I loved how professional you were but how we had fun while we were shooting! I would do it again in a heartbeat and can’t wait to tell my friends and family about how wonderful you are at what you do. Thank you again and I can’t wait to see my sneak peeks soon! Thank you!
I LOVE my senior pictures from Amanda Holloway. It was such a fun experience and everyone has seen them has said that they still look like me which was what I wanted! I wasn’t sure what to expect since I hadn’t taken professional pictures before but both Amanda and Tonya were awesome and they made me feel so good about myself and I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so confident. It was so much fun shooting in different locations and even with the weather the pictures looked great! The experience was really personal and I felt like I got to know her rather than just get pictures from her. I have recommended her to all of my friends for next year and if I could be a senior again I would DEFINITELY take them with her again!
The moment I was finished with my Senior Session my first thought was, “Can I do it again?”. Shooting with Amanda Holloway was by far one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. I am so glad I was able to capture something as meaningful as my senior portraits with a wonderful photographer like her! After my shoot was over I still couldn’t stop smiling!
Beginning the session with Tonya Collum was so much fun! She was able to give me the exact makeup look I was hoping for. It was expertly applied and still came out looking fresh and natural, and even better it lasted the entire day in the Texas humidity! Her hair styling was amazing too, and I couldn’t have been happier. In the past I have had bad experiences with professional hair and makeup artists but Tonya was absolutely perfect. She didn’t push any crazy colors and let me control the look. Thanks again Tonya!! Amanda knew the perfect locations to go with the outfits I brought! I was amazed by her ability to turn an ordinary building into a great backdrop.
I was nervous going into my shoot, but Amanda kept me from feeling self conscious in front of the camera. She made taking pictures fun and natural.
I didn’t feel like I was uncomfortably posed at any time. Amanda is such a genuinely nice person that it feels like you’re hanging out with a friend! The shoot was carefree, relaxed and enjoyable, and the pictures that came out of it were absolutely breathtaking. Amanda made me feel so beautiful during the entire shoot and that is something I will never forget! To any upcoming senior I would recommend Amanda. Her skills are unparalleled and she knows how to take pictures that truly capture your personality!
W What an amazing day of creating memories! AH has created a wonderful experience for senior portraits. Starting with the awesome closet and picking every detail from makeup, hairstyles and down to the smallest of accessories and jewelry. The day of the Photo shoot was so fun we didn’t want it to end. Starting with Ashley creating the looks and assisting Amanda to get the best shots. Amanda was adorable and made the evening a joy. It was just as much fun to watch her reaction when she knew she captured a good shot. She laughed and joked with AnnaCat and brought out the best showcasing her personality. We could not be happier with our choice and cannot wait to see all the photos.
-Anna Cat’s Mom
D ear Amanda, I had so much fun working with you and Tonya! You both gave me the type of confidence I never had in myself. The way you put my outfits together and matched them with the perfect settings. Tonya was amazing with my hair and makeup, she helped me have a clear idea of what looked best! As soon as I walked in your studio I feel in the love! I didn’t want to take the dresses off I just wanted to stay in that moment forever. I loved standing in front of the camera and feeling so confident just smiling and laughing. I’m so grateful that you were able to do my Senior Session! You brought out my personality perfectly in each picture. When I left I just wanted to know when I could do it again. It was such as incredible experience to share such a special time in my life like senior pictures with you.
My freshman year I was scrolling through Instagram and found some beautiful senior pictures taken of a girl at my school. That same day I followed Amanda Holloway on Instagram and decided that she would also be my senior photographer! For three school years I was captivated by the amazing pictures Amanda was taking and all the positivity that surrounds her business. When the time came to reserve a date my junior year I was ecstatic! Needless to say the wait since my freshman year was well worth it.
As a person that appreciates details, I loved how every part of my senior pictures felt customized to me. Every detail of the process, from receiving your golden envelope with the “What to Wear “ guide, to picking out outfits in the Couture Closet, was so fun and special. When you meet Amanda and her staff you feel like you’ve already known them for years. I could truly tell from the moment I walked in her office that they were focused on determining my personality and my style. I never felt awkward at any point during the pictures, and it was definitely the highlight of my senior year. I wasn’t sure I could live up to the pictures I had seen previously on her page, and I was worried I wouldn’t know how to pose. I told Amanda about my concerns, and she was so helpful guiding me through the shoot. A couple times she turned her camera around to show me a little sneak peak, and I couldn’t even believe I was looking at me, because the pictures were so so amazing! It was such a great bonding time for my mom and I to watch the slideshow of all my pictures at the ordering session and getting to pick all the details of the products we purchased. This experience was once-in-a-lifetime, and I’ll never forget how special and beautiful my Amanda Holloway senior pictures were!
Words cannot express how grateful I am that you were able to photograph Kaysey for her senior pictures! I was thrilled to have you do the shoot because I had seen your work and I knew it was amazing. But the experience with you, and the photos you took, were so much more than I could ever have imagined.
What a great mother/daughter experience for us. A day of wonderful memories that we will never forget thanks to you.
To start, we had so much fun while the expert Tonya Collum did Kaysey’s hair and make-up before the shoot. She is so talented and knows how to bring out true beauty! And I love how you have the girls bring several outfits so that you can choose the best look for the photos – and you have some amazing accessories! You captured the true essence of Kaysey in her photos. The pictures are so naturally gorgeous and amazing – more beautiful than I could have imagined. The time we spent with you and the photos are simply priceless. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience and a lifetime of memories that you captured. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about you. There are lots of great photographers out there – but you are truly special!
Thanks Amanda Holloway for making Payton’s Senior Portrait Session so organized and fun. Having Payton’s initial fashion session scheduled before the actual photo shoot enabled Payton to be prepared with wardrobe, hair, and make-up ideas all decided so the day of the shoot was easy and carefree. Having a hair and make-up artist on site for the entirety of the shoot kept Payton looking flawless from location to location. Amanda was very patient and put detailed thought into each pose allowing the whole experience to be relaxing and fun. Thank you so much for your professionalism, it exceeded our expectations. Several friends have asked Payton about her senior photo session and one friend has already booked her senior session with Amanda Holloway based on one of Payton’s instagram photos and Payton’s overall experience with the photo shoot. We know her photos will be amazing as well. Thank you Amanda Holloway!
– Payton’s Mom
Personally, I am someone who never liked to take photos and I was extremely nervous about the shoot and was worried it would be a disaster. However, from the moment I arrived to start makeup the whole team turned my fears right around. Amanda was amazing at finding the right poses for me and helping me feel beautiful in them. And BEAUTIFUL is what I felt the entire time! Not only did Amanda preserve one of the most pivotal moments in my life, but she also helped shape my journey to the future. She helped me find my style, my confidence, and my courage. I will remember this experience forever.
I literally had the best day ever with Amanda Holloway. We drove all the way from Lafayette, LA to have her take my senior pictures and she exceeded my expectations of what I imagined my senior session would be. Hair and makeup with Ashley was amazing. My makeup was flawless and I loved the different looks and hair styles. Amanda not only has a gift for photography, but she is also a gifted stylist! She styled my outfits from head to toe including clothes, jewelry, accessories, shoes, belts and there was no detail left out!
She goes above and beyond for each of her clients making sure they are comfortable, well posed and always makes sure to get the best possible picture.
She is also hilarious and at one point, I was laughing so hard that my cheeks hurt. I had so much fun and I am so thankful for Amanda and her team for making my senior pictures such an amazing, fun and truly memorable experience.