Sweet Mr. Silas,

Oh sweet little man, you are a miracle.  You are hope in a little body.  You are joy and grace and God’s faithfulness wrapped up in a little person.

You see, your parents have been on more than a decade long journey to you and your brothers.  Your mom and dad became professionals in the art of adoption paperwork.  They prepared their home and their hearts as they waited for you and your brothers.  And they are some of the most amazing people I know.  So it’s BEYOND exciting to sit in your home and watch all of you together.

I remember when you were just a tear-stained prayer.  I remember grieving with them as they walked through painful adoption processes that fell through.  I remember aching and praying for you and your brothers before any of you were born.

And now here you are.  You amazing, joy-filled GIFTS of God that were meant to be together since the beginning of time.  I cannot wait to cheer you and your brothers on in all of life…  I am SO glad you are HERE.

Amy Paulson





Wrestle time is the best time…



If you’d like to see more from their session, just GO HERE to view their slideshow


Sweet Miss M,

Oh darling…you are God’s breath in the form of such a precious little girl.  From your hair to your sweet little toes and fingers, you are a marvel.  God made you exquisite and I pray that you always know that in the deepest part of your being.

May you grow to know just how loved you are.  That you are a treasure.  And that everyone you meet is as well.

Sweet little one – you have amazing parents.  These two love deeply.  They will teach you how to be an incredible friend – the kind that will listen with your whole heart.  The kind that knows when to throw on your dancing shoes because it’s time to celebrate.  The kind who faces the difficulties life will bring instead of running from them.  The kind that will show you that love leans in and shows up.  It’s who they are…

I cannot wait to watch you grow…

Amy Paulson




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May your weekend be filled with a double dose of awesome.


May you take that risk you’ve been longing to try.


When things seem to be falling around you – may you find a soft place to land.


May you soar to new heights.amypaulsonphotography_3167

And may you sense that God is right there to catch you when you fall.


And finally, may your weekend be filled with soaking up the beauty of life with those you love.


Oh sweet Miles,

There was no better way to start 2017 than to spend time with you and your family.  All of life slowed down as we marveled over the glorious splendor of your precious little hands and toes and your easy-going approach to life.  My entire heart reset to realize the beauty of every last detail of you and your family.

Mr. Miles…you are one blessed little man.  Your mom and dad are over the moon about you.  And your brother…  Let’s just say he will forever and always hold such a special place in my heart.  Just as he gave me the grand tour of your house, I know he’ll be there to give you a tour as you walk through life together.  I cannot wait to see the friendship you two will have…I can only imagine the joy-filled adventures right now.  I’m certain it will be epic.

Thank you for sharing the treasure of YOU with me.  I’ll hold these images close to my heart as I watch you grow over the years.  And I pray that your mom and dad will be able to see just how palpable their love for the you and your brother is.  They are pretty incredible…

Thank you!
Amy Paulson



The image above may be one of my favorite images EVER.


I just can’t even…




Can we stop and talk about how much I ADORE this kid?  He told me every story EVER and showed me all around his house.  He is so precious.



Just prepare yourself to immediately want to find and hold a newborn…


And if you’d like to melt a little longer with me, just join me with this SLIDESHOW.


  • Naomi - March 10, 2017 - 3:16 am

    I LOVE THESE!!! And the photos of big brother are awesome!!!ReplyCancel

    • amypaulson - April 14, 2017 - 3:51 pm

      HOW DID I MISS THIS? I think it’s due to my current lack of blog savvy-ness. But thank you SO much! Also – I love you!ReplyCancel

This past year I’ve looked long and hard at the life God and I are creating.  What are the things He made me to do?

Though I have a lifetime to learn the fullness of that answer – I do know this – I was made to slow down and SEE people.  To see who they really are – the exquisite gift they are to the world.  I was made to see the beauty that shines in them and somehow – hopefully – hold up the mirror so they can see it, too.  That is my mission.  Sometimes – this happens over a cup of coffee and sometimes it’s around a dinner table.  But for me – it’s also behind a camera.



Most people don’t really love having their picture taken.  And why would they?  Many of us have memories of not being seen, but instead being told to tilt our chin this way and turn our bodies that way – all while being contorted into unnatural postures while the person didn’t really take the time to see the beauty of who we are.

I’m here to do the opposite.  To create moments and memories with people so who they are SHINES through.  Because those images are EXQUISITE.  Every last time.


One of my favorite ways to do that is in a short story session.

What’s a short story session?  It’s a chance to document your story in a play filled and memory-making 30 minutes.  We find ourselves laughing together and sharing stories, so that the real you can shine through.  I alternate between clicking the shutter and thanking God for making YOU.  It’s in this space that it’s simple to capture your beauty.  Your love for one another.  And there I fall in love with every giggle, every snuggle and every moment in between.  Then, I later get to deliver those moments that made beauty-filled images that you get to hold to remind you of the beauty and love that is your story.

What kind of images can we create in that time?

I’m SOOOOOO glad you asked.  Here’s a little glimpse into a few of my short story sessions…











And now the details you’ve been waiting for…

The investment and details:

Sessions are 30 minutes in length.
Sessions are $325 and include the digital media and printing rights.
Sessions are known to be filled with laughter and great memories.  These are great for couples, families and for individuals.  These are not great for extended families or families with more than 6 members.
These sessions will be held in the Buford and Suwanee area.

Dates currently offered:

November 5 – times available include 10 am, 10:35 am, 11:10 am

December 3 – times available include 2 pm, 2:35 pm, 3:10 pm and 3:45 pm

*If people are interested – I may open up morning session on December 3

Ready. set. email. (amy@amy-paulson.com)  We’ll set up a phone date so I can get to know more about your precious family or friends and get you prepared to have an amazing time together.  I can’t wait to tell your story.

Finally…Want me to come to your city?  Email me at amy@amy-paulson.com and let’s talk!




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