Hi, I'm Amanda.
The ability to feel. It's something we all have in common. For 16 years, I have used my camera as a tool to document feeling in photographs. The kind that are able to transport you right back where you were and fill your heart right up to the top.
Because I am more interested in moments rather than the perfect pose, I love shooting film along with digital. Being a hybrid photographer allows me the creativity to slow down and focus on what really matters: You.
I enjoy having a variety of cameras in my bag. The Canon A-1 gives me a little more versatility when I'm laying on the floor with a pet or chasing the kids in the backyard. My Minolta Autocord (favorite!) is an old lady from the 50's. Nothing automatic about her. I love using it to create photos full of emotion with a fine art element. Black & White and Grain really speaks to me.
I always thought I loved photography because it was my passion. Thanks to my family, it's taken on a whole new meaning.
The days of focusing on getting everyone to smile for the camera are over. Becoming a mother has taught me that life is messy and there is so much beauty to be seen in our daily imperfections. I enjoy capturing organic interactions between people while they are simply living their lives. Nothing fake. Just the beauty of real life.
I call Sacramento, Ca home. Born and raised.
I love my city and all it represents. There is so much good here, but I know there are plenty of other special cities out there full of special people (maybe you?!). If you call another great town your home, I am always excited to travel and make new memories.