I still remember the first wedding I was an assistant photographer at.  The couple: Jen & Ben.  The location: a winery in Northern California.  The day: perfect.  I am so in love with love.  Love makes the world go round, and all that.  If you catch me softly crying or tearing up at your nuptials, I apologize ahead of time.  Weddings get me.  One of my favorite song lyrics is from the Beatles: "All you need is love, love, love is all you need."  Did you sing it in your head or out loud??  I did!  I have shot hundreds of weddings since that first one twenty years ago, and each one holds a place in my heart.

let's get personal, shall we?

so glad you are here!

When I am editing, I love nomming on Swedish Fish!  I am more of a mountains, snow and fall girl than I am a beach and sun girl. 

 I have two BA's that I am VERY proud of (after 10 years in college!)
My first BA is in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, & a minor in Photography from the University of Nevada, Reno.  My second BA is from the world renowned Brooks Institute of Photography that was in Santa Barbara, CA.  That degree is in Professional Photography with an emphasis in Portraiture.

I grew up between California and Hawaii.  I lived in Southern & Northern California until the summer after 4th grade when we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, where I lived until I graduated from high school, one year early with Magna Cum Laude status and honors, being in the top 10% of my class.
From preschool - college I attended 11 different schools!!

I am adopted.
But my story is not the usual one, it is a very interesting story! 
 I didn't find out until I was in my 30's and it was on accident!!!
(you can totally ask me more about the crazy story!)

about myself

fun facts

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xo, Amanda

I'm super excited to hear all about your photography needs - truly I am.  Connecting with people, and creating and capturing moments and photos is what I live for.

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