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

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 […]

September 21, 2020

Family Portraits

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

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