Hi, I am Amanda (that extra super duper giddy bride up there)- let me introduce myself: I am a food-loving, dog-obsessed, photo-taking, marathon-running, lover of the Lord and my sweet/saucy husband. I would be lying if I didn't say that if you are reading this that I hope you are getting married or having a baby or have adorable children or something of that nature, any of it, I love it ALL. People make me tick, they make me smile, they inspire me, that's why I take photos of only people. I fell into the big wide world of photography when I was 16 and I haven't really put a camera down since. I went to school for Visual Communications at FIDM in Downtown LA (I am a California girl to the core), from then on I just sort of started shooting weddings, babies, and other things that seem to make people (and myself) smile. What was first a convenient side job soon became a passion and my way of life. I can't even describe the gratification and sense of purpose I feel in this industry, it's like I am truly where I am meant to be. Capturing memories of some of the best days of people's lives is seriously cool, I mean really, really cool. My approach to photography is pretty much the same approach I take to everything in my life- not too serious, remember to laugh along the way, and always seek to find purpose in it all.