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AMANDA WOSE

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I'm a lover of light who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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I'm Amanda and I'm so happy you're here! This blog is a journal about our lives, travels, and work. Stay a while and say hello!

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Eleven Favorite Engagement Session Locations in the DMV

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Education

With portrait season starting again and my calendar filling for the summer, it seems like the perfect time to recap a few of my FAVORITE engagement session locations in Maryland, DC, and Virginia! We’re so lucky to have such a variety of amazing locations located within an easy drive. It can be a little overwhelming […]

Why I Stopped Shooting Film

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Business

Warning up front: this blog post is more geared towards photographers, and is rather technical in nature! I’ll try to explain everything in laymen’s terms as much as I can and please keep in mind – this is just my opinion and works best for me and my business. If you love film, by all […]

A Greenwell State Park Engagement Session | Emma & Nick

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Engagements

Back in action and it feels SO GOOD! After three long months without sessions thanks to COVID-19, Emma and Nick’s engagement session was good for my soul. Quarantine has a way of making you realize what matters most, and one thing is for sure – I absolutely LOVE what I do. So thankful to be […]

What I’ve Learned in Quarantine

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Personal

As I write this, we’re on day 34 of The Great Pause of 2020. The coronavirus has literally forced my workaholic, Enneagram 3 self to slow down and actually examine the life that I’ve created, and to find the things that fill me with joy and purpose OTHER THAN work. Like: -my sweet, sweet family. […]

Home Office Update

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Personal

I may not be able to photograph weddings or portraits right now thanks to COVID-19, but that just means I FINALLY have time to devote to my home office! As you may know, this space also served as an in-home studio for the first two years of my business. While I no longer photograph clients […]

Stories from Real Couples Impacted by Coronavirus | Megan & Evan

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Annapolis Weddings

If you’ve been forced to reschedule your wedding due to coronavirus, you aren’t alone. Thousands of couples are now in this stressful and unprecedented situation, including my two of my clients, Megan and Evan. I asked Megan if she’d share their experience with you, and she agreed! Megan and Evan’s wedding was planned for March […]

A DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Nicole & Andy

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Engagements

Confession time … I’ve been stalling on blogging this session. Why? Because it’s the last session of my way-too-brief spring portrait season, thanks to coronavirus. With DC much less crowded than usual, the cherry blossoms at peak bloom, and a super sweet couple, I could’t have asked for a better engagement session! I met Nicole […]

A Rosewood Farms Engagement Session

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Weddings

It’s hard to believe it’s only been 10 days since this gorgeous styled engagement shoot at Rosewood Farms! So much has changed in the world since then, thanks to coronavirus. As fears mounted about the virus and impending economic impacts on small businesses, this session was such a ray of sunshine in a dark time. […]

Coronavirus and Wedding Planning

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Education

With the CDC’s recommendation to cancel gatherings of 50 or more people and a growing number of cities on total lockdown, it’s clear that the wedding industry is about to change in a significant way. First and foremost, if you are in the position of having postpone your wedding plans, I want you to know […]

Three Reasons to Consider an Elopement

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Education

With all the craziness in the world right now, we could use some pretty to scroll through, right?! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a styled shoot at the Liriodendron Mansion in Baltimore. The result was a set of gorgeous images that I can’t wait to share with you. If you’re […]

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