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Hi there! Welcome to the Charleston blog, a journal about our lives, travels, fashion, and style. Stay a while and say hello!

Hi, I'm Rose.

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Jessica’s mom and I have known each other for years through work, and so I was thrilled when they contacted me about wedding and engagement portraits! Jess and her fianc√©, Dayne, met at their alma mater, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. They both work at SMCM now and anyone from southern Maryland knows how gorgeous the campus is, so it was a no-brainer that we’d meet there for their engagement session! 

Jessica & Dayne | Engaged!

May 16, 2018

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They say that if you don’t like the weather in Maryland just wait ten minutes, and that’s exactly how Kelsey and Travis’s engagement session went. We met at the historic London Town & Garden on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. Then it began to rain, but the sun was still shining. Then, the skies opened and […]

Kelsey & Travis | Annapolis Engagement Session

Aug 22, 2017

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Hi there, and thanks for joining me for Part I of the AWP Exist in Photographs blog series! In this edition, we’re going to be chatting about how often your family should be professionally, intentionally photographed. Selfies and quick iPhone snaps are fantastic and SO fun, but they don’t take the place of a portrait […]

Exist in Photographs: Scheduling their Sessions

Jul 5, 2017

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I know, I know, y’all hear me say this until I’m blue in the face: exist in photographs. But what does that really mean? Selfies are great for social media. iPhone snaps are lovely to scroll through as you wait in line. Those images are great, they serve a purpose, and they matter. BUT. How […]

Exist in Photographs: A Guide to Capturing and Protecting Your Legacy

Jun 21, 2017

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This family is SO ridiculously sweet! Dennisse and I totally hit it off during her consultation, chatting away like old friends for the better part of an hour late one evening several weeks before the session. A few days later I receive an email from Dennisse – she’d broken her foot (ouch!) but still wanted […]

A Morning with the Lopes Family

May 31, 2017

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Have you ever met someone and immediately felt like old friends? Sometimes within just the space of an hour, you can go from formal introductory handshakes to big hugs goodbye, with smiles and stories fueling the soul for days to come afterward. That’s exactly what happened the day I met Lindsay and Michael (aka Zook) […]

Lindsay & Michael {Engaged}

May 21, 2017

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Ahh, that sweet newborn phase. You can feel it the moment you walk through the front door: a beautiful, pristine nursery, a careful silence in the air, and utterly exhausted and yet over-the-moon joyful parents. That’s exactly what I found when I visited Katie and Kyle. I had the pleasure of photographing their maternity portraits […]

Welcome, Baby Avery!

May 17, 2017

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As a child and family photographer, one question I hear alllll the time from parents is: how the heck do you do it? I wish I could say it’s easy, but it’s not. Creating beautiful images of children is HARD! Patience and confidence, y’all. You know how they say dogs can smell fear? Well, kids […]

How to Take Amazing Photographs of Your Kids (without losing your sanity)

May 1, 2017

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Alright y’all, here it is! Announcing AWP’s next mini session series: mom & me portraits. DADS – if you’re still looking for a Mother’s Day gift, this is it. This limited edition collection includes a 45 minute portrait experience, just for mom and kids, in a stunning, exclusive location just south of Annapolis. You’ll also […]

Annapolis Mom & Me Sessions | Amanda Wose Photography

Apr 27, 2017

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Happy Monday, guys! One question I hear alllll the time is: what should my family wear for our session? Dressing three or more humans can seem SO overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Just follow these simple tips for flawless styling and when all else fails, call me! 1. Choose a color palette that […]

Dressing for Family Portraits

Apr 17, 2017

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