I'm Amanda, the girl behind the lens, and I'm so glad you stopped by! I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I am joyfully following Jesus, married to my best friend, a dog mom to a sassy blue tick pup, and an adventurer with a bucket list a mile long.
I love spending time with my handsome husband and you can most often find us eating chipotle, binge watching Brooklyn 99, or taking our dog, Sadie, to the dog park!
My happy place is somewhere on a beach, target clearance and online boutiques are my favorite place to shop, and I am a huge foodie! Like seriously give me some Texas Roadhouse chicken critters and Olive garden breadsticks and I'll be one happy girl!
Speaking of things I love, the reason you are here, I LOVE my job! It is truly a blessing to wake up every morning and live out my dreams and passions! It truly makes my heart so happy that my job allows me to travel, celebrate the gift of marriage, and literally spend one of the happiest days of my couples life with them! It is my joy and privilege to serve each of my couples and celebrate with them all the while stilling the memories from their special day for generations to come through my lens!
My sweet, loving, and handsome husband. Tim is my other half and the one who holds my heart!
Tim is a country boy who loves trucks, camping, and just being in the great outdoors where as I am from the suburbs and love dresses and all things girl. We are so different but so right. Being married and spending every day living life together is truly better than I ever could have dreamed! Our marriage is part of why I am such a strong believer in marriage and am so excited as my couples get to embark on the same beautiful adventure!
As much as my adventurous soul loves to explore and see new things, my absolute favorite place to travel to is the beach. Warm ocean breeze, sand between my toes, blue waves gently crashing, oh and add a sunset in there! That is what pure bliss looks like for me!
Anyone who knows me knows I have a minor (major?) obsession with chipotle! To the extent where Tim and I were going several times a week and didn't buy napkins for over a year because we had so many chipotle ones lol. It's tamed down a bit in recent times but chipotle is still always a win in my book.
I have always had a serious case of wanderlust! I absolutely love traveling to new places and seeing new things especially with my hubby.
A couple of the top places I'd love to travel to are Hawaii, Bora Bora, Grand Canyon, Bonneville salt flats, Italy, Paris, Australia, and England. Honestly I would just love to travel the world and experience the culture of as many countries as possible.
Give me all the pretty flowers! There is nothing quite like a fresh bouquet of flowers on the kitchen table to brighten up the house!
I especially love pink and white flowers and my favorite kind are peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses!
One of my favorite relaxing activities to do in my free time is to paint inspirational quotes and Bible verses on canvases.
Our little home is filled with canvases I've painted with my favorite verses and quotes!
My favorite thing about my job is capturing the real moments that show who you are as a couple! I love movement, I love playful, romantic, fun moments that aren't stiff and posed but rather showcase the aspect of your relationship that make you and your honey you!