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About Me

Hi, I’m Amanda, a Yelm, Washington photographer specializing in wedding photojournalism, senior, family, maternity and newborn portraits. 

 I believe photography should be interesting, engaging, beautiful and it should tell stories that celebrate a strong emotional connection. I love using creative lighting, finding unique perspectives to capture the personality and beauty of my clients.

I have been photographing professionally since 2013 when I graduated from the Academy of Art University with a degree in photojournalism. My greatest passion has been documentary work – small farms and the sustainable impact on local economics.

I have spent the last 7 years perfecting my skill with countless workshops all over the country working with the industries top photographers, working in film and print labs, continuing my education and hours of experience.

Although I was born in Utah, I grew up in the small town in Michigan where everyone knows your name. It’s that small town charm and those hard working ethics that I emplace into my business each day.

 

 

My friends would say, that I am fun, honest, kind, trustworthy, loyal, driven, super highly organized, friendly, dorky, sarcastic, responsible, intelligent and worst joke teller ever. My family would say that I place passion into everything I do and I live through a lens of a camera.

 

When I’m not photographing I’m restoring a piece of furniture, working on my cookbook, attending a Seattle Sounders game or hiking in the Pacific Northwest with my two dogs.

 

Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

 

For updates on my work visit my blog. To get in touch about a wedding, portrait session or to just say HELLO visit my 

CONTACT ME section.

 

Why Print?

 Printing your images is the most meaningful way you can enjoy your photographs. I'm a print photographer who wants to capture beautiful images that will be displayed on the walls of your home or handcrafted heirloom pieces that you will cherish for generations. As a photographer, I have spent several years working in film labs only to watch film and print disappear into what is now called the digital age.

 

While we embrace all the new changes that the digital age has brought us, I think it’s important to keep in mind a print last a lifetime, even longer. Technology is always changing and evolving where digital media files that you have stored 10 years ago are already out of date. Apple has even decided not to install optical drives and USB ports on their computers anymore. You’ll soon have generations that will not be able to access their images or struggle to find them. Are your images in the cloud and how often do you revisit them?

 

My goal as your photographer is to provide high-quality pieces of art that are hand delivered to your home. Quality is everything to me and unlike consumer print markets; the professional print lab that I partner with will provide products that will look the same as the day I delivered them.  I also want to create an experience for you that will last a lifetime and for you to love your displayed art pieces hanging in your home for generations to come. 

 

 

 

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