in every conversation, in every shot, in crafting the images that will BRING your story To life again and again

Trust me to be

Intentional

With a background in theatre and a degree in communication, I expertly weave your story into your wedding imagery, directing and curating moments so that your day flows naturally. Meaning you look and feel center stage the whole day, while relaxing and enjoying the people you chose for this special celebration of your love!

I am both extroverted and introverted, which has helped me immensely as I work with people, so I can fit into your wedding scene with ease—whether it’s laughing with Uncle Jim during family formals (and getting him to cooperate!) or squeezing your mom’s hand right before the sendoff. My goal is to seamlessly navigate your wedding day as both your photographer and your biggest supporter.

On a personal note, I'm married to an Army officer. I love tacos, reading, Broadway, deep conversation, and cooking. I don’t have any children, but I do have house plants—they are my babies. I color-coordinate my closet, and my t-shirt drawer would make Marie Kondo proud.

I’m a little bit of a sci-fi nerd and a lot a bit of a marketing nerd. But the most important thing that you need to know about me is that I love people, and my dream is to see you make an impact—whether its your love story impacting your children and grandchildren, or your business impacting the world. So thanks for taking the time to get to know me—I hope I get the chance to know you too!

I'm Amanda—a Wisconsin-based wedding and portrait photographer. But that's not where my journey began. I started my career in marketing, and that's where I fell in love with stories. I saw that stories were a vehicle for talking about values and deeper meaning. And I was hooked. When I started my photography business, my heart was in stories and the meaning behind them. Over years of shooting, I have intentionally sought to capture that deeper meaning, and as a result, I have witnessed how love impacts people's lives and legacies in the most intentional ways.

01.

THE HUMAN CONNECTION

I love watching humans connect to one another. That's probably why I love wedding photography so much. I think that Shakespeare was onto something when he made a study of humanity in his plays. The human connection is endlessly fascinating and inspiring.

02.

FLOWERS, ALWAYS

I just adore flowers. Something about them brings me a special kind of joy. Whether they are professionally arranged or picked by a three-year-old in a field. They bring life to a space in a way nothing else can.

03.

Interior Design

Creating spaces that are truly inspired is one of my favorite things to do. My husband and I are currently in the middle of a home remodel, and while we aren't Chip and Jo, we love that we are creating a home that we love. When I need fresh ideas, I enjoy looking to Studio McGee for inspiration!

04.

Beautiful planners

I love paper planners. I've loved them for years, and each time I get a new one, it feels likc Christmas. I love the fresh pages and the feeling of setting everything in order. But it's even better when the planner is particularly beautiful. Like Jane Johnson's Dear Monday planner.

05.

Good Coffee

I once swore that I would never drink coffee, and I am so glad that I didn't stick to that. I will admit that I can almost never finish a cup of coffee without needing to reheat it, but I love it all the same. Hot or cold, it is one of my favorite parts of my morning routine.

06.

house plants

Simply put, my plants are my babies. I care for them meticulously. I dust them. I inspect their soil. I talk to them. When I leave, I worry about them. I celebrate even the smallest amount of growth, and that has taught me to celebrate my own.

07.

TACO TUESDAYS

I absolutely love tacos. To be honest, I could eat them every single day. But Taco Tuesdays are extra special. I'm not quite sure why, but they are. And someday, Ricky and I are going to publish a cookbook so we can share all of our favorite Taco Tuesday recipes with you. 

08.

Summer Sunsets

One summer, I walked to the river and watched the sunset almost every day. And almost every day, I took a picture of the sunset. Because almost every day, it felt more beautiful and more moving than the last. In a summer sunset, inspiration knows no bounds.

09.

Good Books

One summer, I walked to the river and watched the sunset almost every day. And almost every day, I took a picture of the sunset. Because almost every day, it felt more beautiful and more moving than the last. In a summer sunset, inspiration knows no bounds.

10.

Theater

I don't talk about this part of my life very often, but theater has played a huge part in my life. I am more of a director than an actor, for sure. And I absolutely love getting to work with people in this way. It has shaped my communication skills and my confidence in the best ways.

I'M INSPIRED

"At that moment, it seemed to him that time stood still, and the Soul of the World surged within him. When he looked into her dark eyes, and saw that her lips were poised between a laugh and silence, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke--the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert....

"It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. ...when you know that language, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning."

- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

I love literature in almost all forms. But greater than my love for literature is my love for Scripture. I grew up in a Christian home, where I was familiar with Scripture and the God of the Bible. But over the last year, I have developed a deep love for studying the Bible and the Gospel found within its pages. I would consider myself a Scripture-digger and a Christ-follower. My faith in Jesus Christ as the perfect and substitutionary atonement for my sin is the foundation upon which my life and business are built.

My favorite mornings are spent at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee, my open Bible, and my journal, with light pouring in the windows and warming the early chill out of the house. It is there that I am reminded of the great gift of God's love and the truth that I am fully equipped to do what I am called to do.

I love supporting other photographers, and having them document our story is one of my favorite parts of our story.

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I believe in Documenting My story, Too.

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My life's goal is to start with intentionality in all things. And I approach my work with that in mind, creating images that do more than just remind us—they connect us to moments in time and to one another. 

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Are you ready to craft your legacy with me?

Whether you're entering a new stage of life or wanting to document the everyday ordinary, I want to hear about it and help you create something beautiful. Let's connect about your wedding or portrait session. I can't wait to see your legacy come to life.