Founder, Principal Photographer and CEO (Chief Education Officer) at this studio I built from scratch. I'm so thrilled you found me and Team Artisan!
“It’s an amazing feeling after creating work for two decades, I still love
the photographs I made in 2000 as much as the ones I make today. From day one, my goal's been simple: make timeless work that resonates with me and my clients over time as much as it does the day it’s made. I feel so lucky all my amazing clients, and now friends, in my life let me do this for a living.
I archive life, create art for the best clients in the world, and inspire and educate new creative folks through my education platforms—what could be better?"
Amanda, named one of the top 20 photographers in the U.S., has been working with studio clients, art collectors and students for two decades.
Her work has lined the pages of leading wedding publications including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Town & Country, Real Simple Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Modern Bride, and more. She's been featured in industry publications including Photo District News (PDN), Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer. Amanda was twice awarded the coveted Photo District News (PDN) Top Knots Awards and her body of work is profiled in three books including Wedding Photography Unveiled by Jacqueline Tobin for PDN, Ultimate Wedding Look Book by The Knot and Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design and Sales by Bob Coates.
Amanda shoots commissions worldwide every year, creates art for her devoted collectors, and teaches fellow photographers and creative entrepreneurs through her online education platform and professional consulting.
She holds a BFA in photography and art history from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied at the Art Institute of Florence, Italy. Amanda calls Oak Park, Illinois home where she lives with her husband, Tod, their two adorable teens, Emmet and Zoe, and two exceptionally lazy Border Terriers, Sadie & Mavis.
Personally over 400! That's a lot of notches on my camera strap. We've documented and produced over 1500 weddings at the studio.
Fake anything (think sushi grass), excuses, fluff (ski snow excluded), inefficiency, soy (seriously), and I DON'T HIGH FIVE IN YOGA (even before COVID).
When I'm not working with my amazing clients, I Mom pretty hard. Check the ski lifts, beach chair or National Parks if I'm OOF playing with my fam: Tod, Emmet & Zoe.
Co-piloted a plane in the Amazon, climbed Cotopaxi, turned an art degree into a thriving biz, one of my checklists was published in a book, and sang ON STAGE with KT Tunstall, Sheryl Crow & Brandi Carlile (Wait, WHAT?)
Timeless. Authentic. Natural. 100% full of emotions. If you like table shots, I'm not your gal. I capture what's *really* happening at the table...and then some.
The real-life people (and puppies) who make my world go round.
The neighbor kids called him Mr. Tod and it just works. He's exceptionally patient with my go-go-go energy and makes a mean Cape Tod, his signature craft cocktail.
Bunny hunters, destroyers of Kleenex, inventors of the 4-hour slightly-awake-day, these lazy ladies live for salmon dinner night.
Sadie & Mavis
My first born! He's blessed with the most amazing curls, a solid snowboarder and on his way to study Architecture. He has travel size hot sauce on him at all times.
Zoe missed the curly hair gene, but makes up for it with all the colors. Zo teaches me everyday to check my pronouns, laugh more and drink more coffee (Z loves the coffee).
As seen in
Two words: Beth Dutton
Archetypes in Branding
To my kids yelling #truth
Color + B&W
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / Disagree?
Give me all the visual eye candy patterns. My mini-me tween has impeccable pattern game.
When I'm not working, you can find me in my art studio working on my prints and products.
My kids, Emmet & Zoe, are 100% my favorite things. And how can puppies in a pool not be a favorite?