Hi! I'm Amanda. I'm a wife & mama, a lover of all things turquoise, and absolutely cannot start a day without a cup of coffee. I love good food, walking barefoot on docks, quoting the Office, and online shopping for my favorite preppy staples.
I met my husband Adam in elementary school, but we didn't start dating until we both moved home to southern Maryland after college. I'm a BIG believer that timing is everything!
We have two daughters who inspire me and fill our lives with laughter and snuggles. When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me browsing the latest Lilly Pulitzer catalog, planning our next home project, or counting down to Taco Tuesday.
Caroline and Ellie are our little girls, and they light up our world! They're best friends, and I just hope it lasts!
Give me all the bright colors, vibrant prints, and preppy staples. Bonus points for turquoise! I never met a shade of blue I didn't love, but this one is my absolute fave!
Adam and I love spending time on the water! In the summer months, you can find us out in the Patuxent River, fishing or en route to dinner & drinks.
I can't help but stop and photograph flowers and blooms during a session. They're just so romantic!
WHO IS AMANDA?
It was Friday, August 28th, 2015. I left work early for an emergency appointment with my doctor. As I anticipated, but had avoided for months, she promptly diagnosed me with postpartum depression and anxiety.
I'll never forget sitting in that exam room, tears in my eyes, describing the way I cried every morning on the way to work. I had a rewarding and stable career, but it didn't bring me joy - at least, not enough to make leaving my daughter each day feel okay.
I realized that I had to find a way to feel joy in my work. In early 2017, I finally left the cubicle life behind and began to build the life I'd always dreamed of. It's been a long road, full of hard work and not without some setbacks, but I wouldn't trade the journey for the world.
Early on, I realized that I couldn't do this alone. You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? The same applies to businesses! My assistant, Leigh, joined AWP in December 2017, and now I can't imagine a wedding or session without her.
Leigh is the Ann Perkins to my Leslie Knope. She keeps wedding days running smoothly, entertains kids during sessions, and is a sounding board for all of my ideas. In 2018, she also added "dedicated second shooter" to her list of talents, ensuring crucial wedding day moments are always captured from multiple perspectives.
These days, I get to enjoy breakfast every single day with my daughters, singing Tom Petty on the way to school and hugging them goodbye with a smile on my face. Documenting love stories and milestones for my clients brings me a joy I didn't think was possible. I'd love to tell yours next!
Let's meet and chat about your wedding day! We want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how you got engaged.
My goal is to feel more like a trusted friend than just a vendor! I'm here as a resource and source of encouragement for you, whether you're looking for recommendations, timeline advice, or referrals.
Engagement sessions are crucial to a joyful, stress-free wedding experience. This is your chance to get comfortable in front of the camera, all while we bond even more and get to know each other!
We check-in about 4-6 weeks before the wedding to see how it's all coming together. And to make sure we have everything we need to capture the big day from details about traditions to timelines.
The big day is here! That went by quickly, didn't it? Just know we're PUMPED to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.
I hope the relationship doesn't end after we deliver your wedding photographs! I want to hear about the adventures of married life and continue telling your family's story.
Starbucks Pink Drink
J. Crew Statement Necklace
Cookie Dough Lara Bar
Chips & Queso
Dunkin Iced Coffee
Peanut Butter Lara Bar
90s Pop Mix
Chips & Queso
Now that you know a little about me, read on for more information about the wedding and portrait experience!
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