“a” little bit about me

2014-05-04_0002 I am NOT a writer.

I used to teach Middle School Language Arts. Ironic?

I am married to my high school sweetheart. He is the best thing in my life. He is also my “Cabana Boy” but don’t tell him I said that. 🙂

I am a mom to not one, not two but THREE little boys. THREE ornery little boys.

Last summer I had the shock of my life when I caught my baby girl. I don’t think I will ever get over that moment.

My boys don’t watch Nickelodeon or Disney. They watch “Dukes of Hazzard”.

I have a love addiction for Irrigation Systems. I love the sound of them and I think they are strangely beautiful.

I love the country.

We moved recently back to our home town of LaPorte, IN. I am so grateful to be home again! I miss living in the country but you can’t beat being close to family and investing in your home community. I love this town and am so happy to be back!

Many nights you can find my family and I having a dance party in our basement to Sean Kingston, Maroon 5 or JB.

I love going to prom every year! My hubby and I have gone together 6 times! The perk of being married to a high school principal!

My favorite type of food is Mexican- including a Strawberry Margarita with Salt. Yes Please!

I love my God. I see His beauty all around. I felt closest to Him while having my babies!

I love the sun. I am one of those people who goes through a depression stage in the winter. I NEED SUNSHINE!

My favorite thing to photograph is birth. Hands down. It is life at it’s best.

If I was to do anything else as a profession it would be to study and become a doula.

I love antiques. Preferably 20’s-40’s decor.

My “Happy Place” is the pool at my parent’s house where I grew up. I have instructed Cabana Boy to spread my ashes there in the flower beds when I die. He knows there is no point in trying to argue with me.

I can still sing and do the motions to my high school song. (Completely out of breath by the end but I could do it if I had to.) 🙂  Go Slicers!

I am pretty much a dork. 🙂

I want to pierce my nose but keep chickening out. Wait scratch that! I did it! 🙂 It fell out after a few weeks. I’m trying to convince Principal Tonagel that it is perfectly acceptable for his wife to have it done again. 🙂

I have signed my name- a.tonagel for the last 13+ years.

My name is Amanda. 🙂

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Wanna know what I’m packin’? Only the best yo! 🙂

Meet “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” 

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon 580EXII Speedlite

Sigma Art 35 (rarely leaves my camera)

Canon L Series 50mm 1.2

Canon L Series 100mm IS 2.8

Canon 75-300mm 4.5