Meet AMANDA

- amanda

A decade after our house fire, I've had the honor of photographing over 300 weddings, engagements, and families. What began as a desperate attempt to hold on to memories has turned into a thriving business documenting and celebrating the start of marriages and growing families.

My passion for preserving memories and providing growing families with classic photographs that will stand the test of time has only grown stronger with passing years. 

Nothing has a stronger impact than living through a tragedy that changes the course of your life, and building something beautiful out of the rubble that was left behind.

I started capturing images on film at the age of 15 when I enrolled in a high school photography course. A lot of time was spend in a real dark room with developing chemicals and photographic paper. While my work at the time was very amateurish, I began to feel a connection with photography that wasn't there before.

My career began about a year after we lost everything in a house fire, including any photographs we had of my son's birth and the first 8 years of his life. I had a deep desire to replace what tangible memories we lost and try to help others have access to the same. I quickly learned the importance of backing up your back-ups and knew the foundation of my business would be built on securing memories for my clients.

Nothing has a stronger impact than living through a tragedy that changes the course of your life, and building something beautiful out of the rubble that was left behind.

IT STARTED FROM A PLACE OF NEED

Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

We don't believe that wedding photography services should come in a one-size-fits-all package. Each of our couples have unique needs, styles, and personalities. But one thing they all have in common is that they value the relationships they've cultivated. Our couples treasure their families and are excited to begin building their own with the love of their lives.  

It started

FROM A PLACE OF NEED

The year we experienced our house fire my mom gifted us three huge photo albums filled with photos from my childhood. I flip through it regularly to relive the hot summer days when I busted open my first authentic piñata on my birthday in Panama. Whenever we experience a loss in the family, the first things I reach for are those albums. And on days when I need to be reminded of the time my dad raced his buddies down our street on our Big Wheels, I go to the albums. 

You see. When we lost our photographs in the house fire, we lost more than just images printed on paper. We lost the ability to pull them out whenever we needed to be reminded of the lives we've created together. 

I'm extremely thankful that my parents had the foresight to print these memories for our family.

THE HEART BEHIND WHAT I DO

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MY HEART

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