EST. 2010

AMANDA ADAMS

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I had just moved to a new state to marry my husband. I left my job and my family behind, packed up everything I owned and plopped my 6 year old son in his carseat. We jumped in the U-haul truck and started a brand new adventure. I took a huge chance that day, leaving everything for something new. But, then again, I've never been one to shy away from change or taking risks.

Everything from the outside looked perfect! I had been blessed with an amazing job in Washington DC in Marketing at a prestigious law firm. My son was finally enrolled in a school system that could meet his needs. And I had a wonderful man by my side who made me feel like I was worthy of everything in the world! 

I knew what came easy to me but I still had this nagging feeling that I wasn't fulfilling my potential. The commute into DC every day started to take it's toll, and my son's needs began to drastically change. I needed to be closer to home and God provided a way for that to be possible.

ISFP. DREAMER.
optimist, FUELED BY COFFEE & TODDLER HUGS, WIFE & MOTHER OF TWO

HELLO & WELCOME!

"IN NOVEMBER 2010 A NEW JOURNEY BEGAN FOR ME. I BUILT MY BUSINESS SLOWLY, PLANNING PIECE BY PIECE. AND I NEVER DREAMED IT WOULD GROW INTO WHAT IT IS NOW." 

I often find myself at a loss for words whenever I think about how thankful I am for my clients and their families letting me into their lives through photography. I've watched in awe as many of my couples united together through marriage have moved on to graduate with higher degrees, begin their careers, and even start their families. I've cried during their weddings and celebrated with them through anniversaries. I don't think they'll ever understand the impact they've had on my life and the lives of my children. We are truly blessed for having known them all!

Now that I have seen first-hand how necessary it is to let yourself have dreams and give yourself permission to chase after them, I am a huge supporter of following your heart. I can’t WAIT to hear all about your dreams and the vision you have for one of the most special days of your lives! As a dreamer myself, I’m here to walk with you during your planning stages through the moment you say “I do”, and beyond.

Fast-forward 4 years - with my husband by my side, a newborn on my hip, and my son entering middle school I decided to take entrepreneurship head-on. 

In between taking care of a newborn, running in and out of IEP meetings for my son, and managing a household, I built my business slowly, planning piece by piece. A major goal of mine was not to grow too quickly, and keep myself out of debt while building what we dreamed of. This wasn't the easiest of tasks but with the support of my husband - we did it! 

Our business has experienced tremendous growth over the past seven years, and it still surprises me daily! I’ve had the most amazing opportunities to travel all over the East Coast and Mid West to learn from some of the best in the industry, as well as fulfilling my heart's desire through photography.

What a journey it's been so far!   

OUR CLIENTS LOVE US BECAUSE WE KNOW HOW TO PIN A boutonniere, BUT THEY TRUST US BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT TRUST NEEDS TO BE EARNED. MOST OF ALL WE PASSIONATELY AND FURIOUSLY LOVE WHAT WE DO.

anything and everything Joanna gaines-ish! white farmhouse sinks, shiplap, rustic unfinished wood, ceramic tiles, and iron. I'll take it all!!

My obsessions

watching my kids have the time of their lives on the beach with their grandfather. i grew up in virginia beach experiencing the same moments with him and i get all teary-eyed when I see him help my little girl jump the waves.

My obsessions

my daily steamy mug of turmeric and coconut oil coffee. it may sound gross but the blend tastes just like a Starbucks' pumpkin latte, only better - and healthier!

My obsessions

we've been improving our home little-by-little since we moved in. watching our first house together become a home has been magical! follow #ourhomeonalgonquin for updates

My obsessions

I AM, maybe, slightly obsessed with trendy house plants. you can find elephant ear in our kitchen, aloe in our bedroom, and a fiddle leaf fig in our living room.

My obsessions

if offered a piece of mouth-watering wedding cake, i would never turn away! my sweet tooth and i have a close relationship.

My obsessions