New Children’s Special Just Announced for March 28th-Just In Time For Easter!

Our Easter special with live chicks is now available on the estore! We will be photographing children with baby chicks on March 28, 2015 in the studio and gardens here in Amarillo, TX. Your $98 creation fee applies entirely to your portrait order. Plus we you’ll receive special packages to choose from and 30% off your order!

These are the cutest sessions! Call us to find out more at 806-371-9210!



The All New AmarilloWeddings.com Website is Live!

 

I am super excited about my new website, www.AmarilloWeddings.com! It is finally live after 3 months of hard work by my team, Megan Meroney, Itzimar Campos and my brother Josh Knapp who came up with the amazing design. He is a web genius if you are in the market for one. Please stop by and visit and drop me an email or a comment and let me know what you think!

-Davy

 



I’ve Never Been Great With A Tripod

Canon A2 85mm 1.2 Fuji 400h at Handheld

The tools that you choose to use influence your work greatly. From the camera whether it be digital or film, to the lens you choose whether it be normal, wide or telephoto to the words you use to communicate with your clients, the tools you choose influence your work.

I’ve never been great with a tripod. There, I said it. I’ve spent a decent amount of money on tripods over the years. I have attended the workshops where the instructor says, “if you want your work to be better, use a tripod.” Its not that I’m against tripods. A tripod is a tool. Just like a screwdriver or a hammer. Just like an artist might use a brush or might work on a table or an easel. I have attempted to master the use of this tool and with regard to photography of people, I just don’t like the result I get when my camera is tied down to one spot.

I’ve always preferred to work with faster lenses, lighter camera bodies and faster film speeds. People move and interact. I love that about photography. I love the motion. I love the anticipation of where the next photograph might be. So if there was a college class on tripod, I would probably fail. But I’m ok with that-life happens on the fly!



Are Eyes Enough?

What if you had in your possession a photograph that truly captured the personality of your child? What if the super hero dreams, the beautiful flowy dress dances and the whimsical world view of childhood was captured without the overstatement of distracting props?

Once a year we throw out the props for one day. The balloons, the sun flare, the funky chairs, the cakes…all of the pintrest board ideas are put away. Its been said that “the eyes are the window to the soul”. No one said “lots of props” are the window to anything. With one light and one simple idea that the eyes of a child are enough, we invite you to embark on this adventure with us. One day a year we explore the idea that eyes and expression are enough to make a beautiful portrait.

I have this portrait of my little brother, Cole, hanging in my office. I love how the timeless beauty of it commemorates his 8th year of life. His messy hair and the understated, subtle expression on his face reflect the fullness of the dreams in his heart. If you know Cole, you know this look. You know he is thinking three steps ahead of you right now. There is no telling what he is about to say or do! That’s why I love it so much.

Let me ask you again,

What if you had in your possession a photograph that truly captured the personality of your child? What if the super hero dreams, the beautiful flowy dress dances and the whimsical world view of childhood was captured without the overstatement of distracting props?

What if the eyes were enough?

Saturday February 21st we’re creating simple, classic, timeless portraits of children for one day only. We’ve drastically discounted the regular rate for this special. I’d like to invite you to join me in this adventure and allow us a few minutes in the studio together. Perhaps we’ll create a portrait that is as special to you as the one above is to me. Who knows what the camera might capture in your child’s eyes?

Each $98 (Reg. $225) session includes a 5×7 signed portrait, however space is limited. Call today at 371-9210 for details and availability! Or learn more online here.

I’ve made this special available on my estore for online reservation: http://davyknapp.com/store/catalog/product/back-to-classics-childrens-special



Warm & Cozy

The snow has arrived in Amarillo today! I hope you’re staying warm and cozy by the fire! Brrrrr!!