Baby Ensley, 9 days old | Greenville SC Newborn Photographer


Sweet Miss Ensley was wiiiiiiide awake during her newborn portraits on her 9th day. I couldn’t believe how alert she was and how much she loved looking around and following my camera! She’s going to be beautiful AND smart, just like her big sisters! As with all of my newborn portraits, I loved photographing Ensley in her first home amongst the people who adore her the most and in the rooms where she will laugh and play and learn and love as she grows up.

Enjoy Ensley’s sweet slideshow below, and CLICK HERE if you would like to view her proof gallery. (Password is her mommy’s maiden name.) As always, please click the comments below if you’d like to leave a message for Ensley, her family, or me to “show us some love!”

Angela and Vernon, thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time in the life of your family. You guys are blessed!


Getting “Wed”ucated | Wedding Workshop


Please, please, please forgive me for my terribly neglected blog! I was doing *so well* updating about mine and Tony’s engagement, and then, well…..I had surgery, we got into the frenzied final month of wedding planning, we got married (yay!!), we relaxed for a few weeks, we went to Italy for two weeks, and then life just took over. I promise that I will work on recapping the wedding and Italy for those of you who faithfully kept up with our engagement journey. But first, I need to share some photography posts!! (After all, this is a photography blog, not just a “Tony + Amy Got Engaged” blog. 😉 )


Just last week I flew to beautiful Salt Lake City for a photography workshop about child and family portraiture, which reminded me that I never posted photos from another fabulous workshop that I attended a whole year+ ago. (See, life got way too busy!) In both my photography life and my non-profit life, I really enjoy workshops, webinars, articles, anything to keep me inspired and learning. There is always more to learn, ways to improve, and just fascinating information out there. For instance, at a recent education conference that I attended for my non-profit job, I learned that the Voyager spacecraft has traveled at 18,000 mph for over 34 years, and it is JUST NOW getting ready to exit our solar system. How vast is our universe??

But I digress.

Last spring I attended the “Walk Through a Wedding” workshop with fabulous CT based photographers Justin & Mary, where I took all of the photos below. At the Walk-Through, I learned a lot about interacting with clients to create a calming presence on their wedding day, posing, and using directional light to tell a beautiful, textured story. Perhaps the most important thing that I walked away with, however, was the importance of examining my “Why.” Why do I love photography? Why do I make the decisions I do when photographing my clients? Why does my work have value? Why do I use a certain prop or go to a certain location to shoot? Why, why, why. Always in the back of my mind.

Again, I digress.

Our theme for the mock wedding (using real-life couples as our models) was “American Honey.” Old barns, a flowy gown, lots of buttery yellows, and yes–honey. Enjoy this sweet feast…

“Getting Ready” details…





Our beautiful and completely timeless bride and groom, real-life couple (and soon-to-be parents!), photographers Matt & Leslie.









Bridesmaids details.


If I ask you to “Look to the person beside you and laugh,” it always FEELS weird, but I promise that it LOOKS adorable!


Super sweet details at the “reception”…




A couple of shots of our adorable wedding party…real-life newlyweds and photogs Samantha and Graham.




And our fabulous teachers, Justin and Mary. Justin uses his ninja skills to get the right shot…


…while Mary shows us how to pose!


Thanks for stopping BACK by the blog after a long hiatus. Stay tuned…lots of exciting changes are coming to Amy Clifton Photography this year!!! And as always, I love it when you leave a comment below to “show me some love!”