My name is Amanda and I'm a wedding photographer located in a small area nestled along the coast of Maryland. I was raised in Virginia Beach and find myself constantly being drawn to the water. The soothing nature of the constant hum of waves, the warm feeling of sun-kissed shoulders, and coming home trailing sand behind you are things I'll never forget. Not too long after meeting my husband we found ourselves settling into Maryland to grow our family.
Since the opening of AAP in 2010, we've seen a tremendous amount of growth in our business. Every year I'm introduced to the lives of couples from all over the East Coast that have shared their families and relationships with me. I always stand in awe when a father and daughter meet on the dance floor, or when a family opens their arms to me and treats me as one of their own - even if just for a night. I watch from a distance as first homes are purchased, careers are expanded, and new babies are born. The honor I experience and love that I see growing with every year that passes is just the icing on the cake from being a wedding photographer.
Since we purchased our house in 2010 I've desperately wanted to turn it into something our family would love. But above all else, I wanted our home to be a place where memories were made. It's been a slow process turning it into the vision we have had. But that has been one of the most rewarding parts of living here. We get to watch it turn into the place where our children will grow up. #OurHomeOnAlgonquin
So much of our lives operate from our home. We're homeschooling our First Grader, I work mainly from home (with my office here), and since we have the flexibility of eating donuts in bed whenever we want we will often take advantage of breakfast in bed. Sticky fingers and chocolate smudges on the walls is the norm around here. And while this season of our lives won't last forever, I'm enjoying it all now!
My husband and I know the importance of the strength of a family, so we encourage a sibling bond with all of our kids. Of course we know that it's totally normal for kids to argue or not want to share, or to want their own personal space - but when they love, they love hard. We have countless videos and photographs of our son doing silly things just to get a belly laugh from his younger sis. And the baby is learning fast what it means to love them.
TOTAL WEDDING COMMISSIONS WE ACCEPT IN ONE YEAR
CUPS OF COFFEE THAT FUEL US WEEKLY
STATES WE'VE VISITED FOR WEDDINGS
AVERAGE MILES TRAVELED PER YEAR
THE DROPS OF OILS DIFFUSED PER DAY
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