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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! This blog is my personal journal, where I share session recaps, helpful client resources, and events from our lives. Dive in and enjoy!

Hi, I'm AMANDA.

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Spring is just around the corner, and that means portrait season kicks off soon too! I absolutely love spring portrait sessions in Maryland and DC. The trees and gardens are in bloom, the air is warm but not sweltering, and it’s amazing to get outside after the long winter! I put together this guide to […]

Budget-Friendly Ways to Elevate Your Photos

Mar 9, 2019

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You may not realize it now, but where you choose to get ready has a HUGE impact on the look and feel of your final wedding gallery! This is where your dress will be photographed, candid “hanging out” moments, all of your details, and even emotional moments such as putting on your wedding dress. This […]

Tips for Choosing A Getting Ready Location

Jan 18, 2019

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Glitter sessions are right around the corner, so I wrote this guide to help you prepare and get the best of your session! These are SO fun and festive for the holidays – and way less messy than you might think! My girls and I had a blast creating these images, and I can’t wait […]

Glitter Sessions Survival Guide

Nov 16, 2018

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One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is photographing all the little details! These are the special little touches that you’ve planned for months makes your event personal to you. I photograph most of the details in the first hour of coverage, often while the bridal party finishes hair and makeup. That part […]

Wedding Day Details Checklist

Sep 12, 2018

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I want to be real with you: the most difficult subject IN THE WORLD to photograph are your own children. Exhibit A: Ellie. Even with state of the art photography equipment, technical expertise in photographing children, and all the best tricks in the book, this is what happens sometimes. I know you want great monthly […]

How to Take Great Monthly Baby Photos

Jul 24, 2018

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Summertime means loooong days, picnics outside, and lots of family time. With later sunset times, it’s the perfect opportunity to fit in an after-work portrait session if your weekends are packed! You may be overwhelmed with options and trying to style a whole family can be difficult, so I’ve compiled a few steps to help.

How to Prep for Summer Portraits

May 14, 2018

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Ahhh, the engagement session. It’s included with the signature AWP wedding collection, and for good reason! For most couples, this is your first time being professionally photographed together – or maybe even at all! It’s a chance for us to work together before the stressure (that’s stress + pressure) of the wedding day, and for you to feel confident and celebrate this milestone in your relationship. As a sweet bonus, the end result is beautiful portraits that aren’t in wedding day attire, and that ultimately may feel more natural and true to you.

Wedding Wednesdays | Three Secrets to Rock Your Engagement Session

May 10, 2018

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A posed newborn portrait session may be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, especially if this is your first child or first time hiring a newborn portrait photographer. The biggest thing I want to stress is – don’t stress! This entire experience is designed to be relaxing for you. Sit back and enjoy! When to book […]

How to Prepare for Your Newborn Session

May 1, 2018

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Bringing home a new baby is an incredible life-changing milestone, and it deserves to be photographed beautifully. I offer two approaches to newborn photography: posed and lifestyle sessions. Although they are distinctly different genres requiring different skills and tools, neither is better than the other! This guide should help you determine which is best for […]

Newborn Sessions: Lifestyle or Posed?

May 1, 2018

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How do you want to be photographed? I begin all consultations with this simple question. Because it’s not about me, it’s about you. Let me show you your greatest possible self. The beautiful soul that your family and friends adore. You are enough, you are worth it, you are valuable. Great portraits are a side […]

“How do you want to be photographed?”

Sep 13, 2017

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