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Amanda wose

WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

established 2017

MARYLAND, DC, & VIRGINIA

available worldwide

I'm AMANDA

Hello there! I'm Amanda, your bonus bridesmaid who carries a camera instead of a bouquet.

My friends know me for my closet full of Lilly Pulitzer, my love of turquoise, and my ability to infuse Gilmore Girls quotes into any conversation. I'm a wife to Adam and mama to two sweet girls, Caroline and Ellie!

I'm a small town girl who decided to go for it. After becoming a mom, I realized that I needed work that brought me overwhelming joy. I bought a used Nikon on a whim, and the rest is history.

Most days you can find me hard at work in my studio, dreaming up my next big move and planning my next Starbucks run.

Oy with the poodles already. Scroll on for a few things you really need to know!


The South.
Where love, family and tradition are the sugar in our tea.”

I was born in the coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, but I'm a Maryland girl through and through! We live for summer evenings out on the Chesapeake Bay, fishing and feeling the salt on our skin.

My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Southern Florida to the deserts of Nevada. But regardless of where I roam, southern Maryland will always be my home.

amanda became like family to us.
she's our photographer for life now.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

CHRIS & LINDSAY

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND WEDDING

Walking barefoot on docks with salt in my hair.

Nothing soothes the soul like a warm day on the Chesapeake Bay. We love to put the boat in the water, catch our dinner, and watch the sun set from the front porch.

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Jammin' on my planner.

If you're a Parks & Recreation fan, you'll get the reference! I'm a huge fan of bullet journaling and time blocking. It takes a serious amount of organization to run this crazy life!

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Enjoying a bike ride or spin class.

While I may not be competing in the Tour de France anytime soon, I love mornings spent biking Calvert County's backroads or taking in a spin class. 

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Chasing these sweet, crazy kids.

Caroline and Ellie are my muses and greatest source of joy. They fill our lives with laughter and snuggles, and being their mama is my favorite job in the world!

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Enjoying coffee in a quirky mug.

As Lorelei Gilmore once said, "I can't stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking coffee, I stop doing the standing, and the walking, and the words-putting-into-sentences doing.”

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ON SUNDAYS YOU’LL FIND ME

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IF I HAD TO DESCRIBE THIS BUSINESS IN THREE WORDS, THEY WOULD BE: CLASSIC, AUTHENTIC, AND COLORFUL.

LOVE STORIES ARE MY JAM

Kati & Jesse's Vibrant, Romantic Winter Wedding

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Allison & Mike's classic virginia farm wedding

These two exchanged vows beneath the orchard trees of Sylvanside Farm on a beautiful, emotion-filled wedding day.

CLASSIC

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MEGAN & EVAN'S STEAMY DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Things heated up when the skies turned grey and rain poured down during this engagement session! If you're concerned about rain ruining your plans, take a peek.

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EMILY & BOBBY'S summertime waterfront wedding

If you're dreaming of a coastal yet elegant vibe for your big day, you might want to take a peek at this beautiful summertime affair. 

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NICOLE & ANDY'S SPRINGTIME DC ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Cherry blossoms, white marble, iconic DC views, and of course, a sweet couple - this session had it all! 

COLORFUL

CANDID

THE HEART BEHIND THE PHOTOS

it all began with a dream. 

I never expected to be where I am now. I thought I was supposed to go to college, graduate, and get a secure, high-paying job in a technical field. So that's what I did, but it didn't bring me joy. 

When my children were born, I struggled with post-partum anxiety triggered by work. Leaving them for 40+ hours a week to do something that didn't set my soul on fire was unbearable. I cried almost everyday on my way to work, and I dreaded Sunday evenings.

It was clear that I had to find a way to do work that also brought me joy. Desperate for a creative outlet, I bought a used entry-level Nikon camera, and I finally found it.

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