What to Wear for Spring Portraits | AHP Family Portrait Guide

What to Wear for Spring Portraits If you are wondering what to wear for spring portraits, you are in the right place. I love helping families coordinate outfits for their portrait sessions. What you wear for family portraits will heavily depend on the season. That’s part of the reason I’ll be sharing tips for spring, […]

May 30, 2021

Family Portraits

Spring Family Portraits at Fort Steilacoom | What to Wear Guide for Outdoor Family Portraits in the Spring | Amanda Howse Photography

The Boss Babe Series | Nancy Zahn of Emerald Irie Travel

As a female entrepreneur, I simply love meeting other Boss Babes who are passionate about the work they are doing. Supporting small, women-owned businesses is so important to me, and I am excited to feature a few of my favorites in my new Boss Babe Series. I have gotten to know these ah-mazing women through […]

Business Photography

May 16, 2021

The Boss Babe Series | Nancy Zahn of Emerald Irie Travel | Photographed and Interviewed by Amanda Howse | Tacoma Business Portraits

Family Portraits at Chambers Bay | Amanda Howse Photography

Chambers Bay Family Portraits These family portraits at Chambers Bay made the most of a super windy day! This family of six is so very special to me. Two of the kids have been on my AHP Senior Model Team: Andreá, Class of 2020, and Baelina, Class of 2021. I have known this awesome family […]

April 30, 2021

Family Portraits

Chamberes Bay Family Portrait Session in Tacoma Photographed by Amanda Howse Photography | Best Locations Near Tacoma for Outdoor Portraits, What to Wear for Family Portraits, Portraits for Large Families

Backyard Summer Wedding in Washington | Amanda Howse Photography

Backyard Summer Wedding in Washington Weddings may be smaller and more intimate this year, but they are still beautiful. Lauren and Ryan decided on a sweet backyard summer wedding in Washington. I am so grateful to these two for trusting me with their engagement portraits, wedding date announcements, and their wedding day. I first met […]


April 15, 2021

Small Backyard Wedding in Washington | Summer Wedding Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse | Woodinville Wedding

Showcase Magazine Staff Photographer | Amanda Howse

Showcase Magazine Staff Photographer I am passionate about photography and being part of the local community, two interests that I combine as the Showcase Magazine staff photographer. A few years ago, I met the publisher and owner, Robin Lucas, through a fellow photographer. She is an incredible boss babe, and I love working as a […]

March 30, 2021

Business Photography

Showcase Magazine | Today's Magazine For Artful Living | Tacoma Magazine | Amanda Howse Photography

Tacoma Mother Daughter Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

Tacoma Mother Daughter Portraits Spring is in the air, and it’s time to start thinking about booking your Tacoma mother daughter portraits with AHP! This is such a fun time of year to set aside a day for you and your mama, and I love offering these mini portrait sessions to my clients. Studio 253 […]

Family Portraits

March 16, 2021

Tacoma Mother Daughter Portrait Sessions | Studio 253, the Best Tacoma Portrait Studio | Photographed by Tacoma Family Photographer Amanda Howse

Fall Family Portraits in Tacoma

Fall Family Portraits September through November is my favorite time of year to shoot in the PNW, and these fall family portraits in Tacoma show all the reasons why. I simply love the fall colors, and my studio downtown is close to the always gorgeous Wright Park. The leaves change to vibrant gold and red […]

February 28, 2021

Family Portraits

Intimate Fall Wedding in Vancouver | AHP

This intimate fall wedding in Vancouver may inspire you to host a backyard wedding of your own. Allison and Austin chose to host their closest friends and family for a small wedding in their newly remodeled backyard. COVID has changed weddings, and so many couples have either had to postpone or scale back their original […]


February 15, 2021

Point Defiance Engagement Session | AHP

There are so many gorgeous elements of living in Washington, and this ah-mazing Point Defiance engagement session showcases all of them. Allison and Austin wanted a true PNW vibe for their session, complete with tall evergreen trees, grey skies, and a rocky beach. We chose Point Defiance and Owen Beach because they checked all those […]

January 30, 2021


Sunlit Forest Engagement Portraits at Point Defiance | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse

AHP Personal Branding Sessions | Fitness Entrepreneurs

I simply love offering AHP personal branding sessions. These shoots are all about marketing your business. It is ah-mazing getting to work with local businesses, especially ones that are women-owned! As an entrepreneur, I know how important it is to get your face out there. Annual updates to your website content and headshots are essential. […]


January 15, 2021

Seattle Fitness Entrepreneurs | Personal Branding Session for Female Entrepreneurs | Photographed by Tacoma Professional Photographer Amanda. Howse

Backyard Wedding in Olympia | Amanda Howse Photography

If you are considering a small, intimate wedding, this backyard wedding in Olympia has all the inspiration you need. This year has been a strange one for weddings due to COVID, and smaller gatherings may become the new normal for a while. Justine and Jason celebrated their marriage with a private ceremony in July of […]

December 30, 2020


Intimate Park Wedding in Olympia | This bride and groom exchanged vows on a dock by the water | Small Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ceremony, Outdoor PNW Elopements | Photographed by Tacoma's Best Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse

Kubota Garden Family Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

These Kubota Garden family portraits will have you looking forward to booking a summer session of your own. Every year, I donate portrait sessions to good causes. The ah-mazing Pangelinan family bid on an AHP family portrait gift certificate at an auction and booked their Kubota Garden session for a summer day in July. Wandering […]

Family Portraits

December 15, 2020

Kubota Gardens Family Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

Tacoma Museum of Glass Wedding | AHP

Zack and Jeremy’s Tacoma Museum of Glass wedding was such a joy to be a part of. We started the day with photos at the Marriott in Tacoma before walking over to the MOG to capture portraits with the cool glass sculptures in the background. Client Referrals I am such a people person. As an […]

November 30, 2020


Tacoma Wedding at the Museum of Glass Photographed by Amanda Howse Photography

Chambers Bay Family Portraits | AHP

These Chambers Bay family portraits will inspire you to book your session with AHP. Chambers Bay in Tacoma is such a fun location, with ah-mazing scenery and perfect PNW vibes. The Monroe family chose to book their session in the spring when the grass was dry and tan. We had awesome light that day with […]

Family Portraits

November 15, 2020

Chambers Bay Family Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Family Photographer Amanda Howse | Outfit inspiration for spring family portraits, family pose ideas, best locations for family portraits in Tacoma

Fall Family Portraits in Tacoma

These fall family portraits in Tacoma are a special treat, and I am so excited to share them. The Gregg Home Group offered free portraits with AHP to their homebuyers. We had so much fun setting up these personalized portraits for Gregg Homes and the ah-mazing families they work with. Elise Gregg, the owner of […]

October 30, 2020

Family Portraits

How to Style a Glass House for Family Portraits | Fall Family Portraits in Tacoma | Photographed by Amanda Howse | Glasshouse with chandelier, white curtains, wood chip floor, Christmas decorations, white bench with cozy throw pillow and blanket, vintage lanterns

Museum of Glass Family Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

These Museum of Glass family portraits will inspire you to book a winter session with AHP! The Barber family scheduled their portrait session for late winter, and we spent this overcast March day at the MOG. I was lucky enough to get to know this awesome family when Miss Abby was on the Class of […]

Family Portraits

October 15, 2020

Museum of Glass Family Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

Couple Portraits in Seattle and Tacoma | AHP

There are so many reasons to have couple portraits in Seattle and Tacoma done with AHP! You shouldn’t feel like you need a special occasion to have couples portraits done. They are such an awesome way to celebrate your love for each other. And it is a great way to remember this time in your […]

September 30, 2020

Family Portraits

Couple Standing in Front of the Museum of Glass | Architectural Portrait Session in Tacoma | Photographed by Amanda Howse

Indoor and Outdoor Maternity Session | AHP

Having an indoor and outdoor maternity session gives you the best of both worlds. When Staci found out she was having her first girl, we knew we had to go all out for her maternity portraits. This boss babe was already a mama to two boys. So she was so excited to add a girl […]

Family Portraits

September 21, 2020

Pose Ideas for Maternity Photos | Pregnant Mama Laying on Floor in Pink Tutu and Pearls | Photographed by Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse

Tacoma Engagement Portraits in the Summer | AHP

I have so much fun taking engagement portraits in the summer in Tacoma. The city is bright and vibrant. Though I love shooting in the two or three hours before sunset for that yummy golden light, I made an exception for Emily and Jordan’s summer engagement session in 2018. We shot their fun engagement portraits […]

August 30, 2020


Cute Engagement Portraits in Tacoma at a local coffee shop photographed by Amanda Howse

PNW Family Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

We had a cold, overcast day for these PNW family portraits. It was just a few days before Christmas, which is perfect for families with college students who are home for the holidays. I love offering these sessions to the seniors on my team who have recently graduated, because this is their first extended break […]

Family Portraits

August 15, 2020

Beautiful PNW Family Portrait with Three Sisters | Photographed by Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse

Tacoma Boudoir Photography | AHP Boudoir Sessions

If you are looking for the best in Tacoma boudoir photography, you have come to the right place. There are so many reasons to book an AHP boudoir session. This is one of the best gifts to give your spouse on your wedding day, but it’s also an ah-mazing gift to give yourself! Boudoir is […]

July 30, 2020


Boudoir Session in Studio 253 | Tacoma Boudoir Photographer Amanda Howse

AHP Headshots and Branding

If you are a professional or part of a small business that needs a refresh, it may be time to book your AHP headshots and branding session! Having current photos is so important for marketing. Whether you are hoping to update your LinkedIn profile, your website, or your social media accounts, you have come to […]


July 15, 2020

AHP Branding and Headshot Sessions | The Best Idea for Salons, Entrepreneurs, Freelance Artists, and More | Photographed by Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse

New Year’s Eve Courthouse Elopement in Seattle

This New Year’s Eve courthouse elopement in Seattle is a testament to how much I love capturing life events for my clients. I met Grace when she was a high school senior – I photographed her senior portraits! When she reached back out to ask me to photograph her wedding, I was so touched. Building […]

June 30, 2020


New Year's Eve Courthouse Wedding in Seattle Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse | Bride and Groom Portraits with Groom in Marine Uniform

Washington Beach Elopement

Washington Beach Elopement Kaitlyn and Justin planned a Washington beach elopement when life was still normal, but their intimate wedding is the best inspiration for couples now planning a wedding amidst a pandemic. COVID-19 has changed the wedding industry and I think we will be seeing more elopements. A beach ceremony is a gorgeous option […]


June 15, 2020

Candid Bride and Groom Portraits on a Washington Beach | Ruby Beach Elopement | Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse

Winter Family Portraits in the PNW | What to Wear Guide

Winter family portraits are so much fun! Even though you might be tempted to schedule your family photos for summer in the PNW, there are so many reasons a family photoshoot in winter is a good idea. And have I mentioned how much I love the snow? If you are worried about what to wear […]

March 15, 2020

Family Portraits

What to Wear Guide for Family Portraits | PNW Winter Portraits Photographed by Tacoma Family Photographer Amanda Howse

Summer Anacortes Wedding

This summer Anacortes wedding was so beautiful. Anna and Corey are an ah-mazing couple and they were up for adventure on their wedding day! We drove around to different locations for the best bride and groom portraits and they enjoyed every second. I am so excited to feature this beautiful wedding on the blog. Getting […]


February 28, 2020

PNW portraits of bride and groom on trailhead | Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse

Thornewood Castle Wedding

This Thornewood Castle wedding in June was absolutely gorgeous. The Lakewood location is easy to get to. Once you arrive, you feel like you have been taken back in time! The Tudor Gothic-style castle is historic and unique. It is such a romantic venue for a Washington wedding and I am so glad Carrigan and […]

February 15, 2020


Couple walking down the aisle at Thornewood Castle wedding photographed by Amanda Howse

Featured Tacoma Wedding Venue: Events on 6th

If you are looking for a Tacoma wedding venue that is easy to get to and incredibly beautiful, Events on 6th is the perfect place! This gorgeous wedding venue has a gothic church and mid-century modern reception hall. You can have both your wedding ceremony and reception here, and there is a natural flow to […]


January 15, 2020

Tacoma Church with High Vaulted Ceilings Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse

Featured Enumclaw Wedding Venue: Genesis Farm & Gardens

Genesis Farm and Gardens is a gorgeous Enumclaw wedding venue. The venue has several spaces that can be used for your ceremony, reception, and portraits. Every wedding I have shot here has used the space a little bit differently, which makes it unique each time. Getting Ready This wedding venue has a bridal suite and […]

December 30, 2019


Outdoor Ceremony Setup Ideas for Genesis Farm and Gardens

Featured Wedding Venue: Wine & Roses Country Estate in Auburn

Since I have worked at so many wedding venues here in Washington State, I know almost all of the best ones in the area. One of my favorites is Wine & Roses Country Estate wedding venue in Auburn. Like many wedding venues throughout WA, this wedding venue has a rustic quality that’s unforgettable. They offer […]


November 30, 2019

Cute Lawn with Fountain at Wine and Roses Country Estate Photographed by Amanda Howse

Family Portrait Sessions with AHP

The upcoming holiday season is a great reminder to schedule a family portrait session! It is so important to get these portraits done annually, especially when you have kids. They grow so fast and you want to be sure to document every stage. Some families even do portrait sessions every six months or quarterly, especially […]

November 20, 2019

Family Portraits

Lifestyle family portraits in home with Tacoma photographer Amanda Howse

Aberdeen Engagement Portrait Session

This Aberdeen engagement portrait session with Jeff and Rosie was so much fun! I love getting the chance to capture moments for friends that have become like family. I have known Jeff’s sister, Laura, for over a decade. Laura is an amazing esthetician at the Karelia Spa in Tacoma. I have been shooting photos for […]


September 30, 2019

Jeff & Rosie's Aberdeen Engagement Portraits with Wildflowers and Mediterranean Inspired Details Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse

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