“Working with Amanda is absolutely incredible...
She has been with us and captured so many important milestones in our lives. We originally met her for our engagement pictures. Not only was she able to capture our excitement for our upcoming nuptial but she also captured our love for our rescue dog so wonderfully. She was then an integral part of our wedding. We could not be happier with how she captured every important moment of the whole day. We have since lost several grandparents and the pictures bring them back to life. Her patience is incredible! I wanted a very custom book and Amanda worked so hard to exceed every expectation.
When our daughter was born, Amanda was the first person to come to our home to meet our baby. Not only did she help a new mom with taking photos for our baby announcement, she perfectly captured all our first moments as a family of three. Since then, Amanda has taken photos of our daughter as she has grown up and captured special moments with not only us but also with our parents. After a photo shoot I literally can’t wait to see the photos. An hour with Amanda produces such better photos than anything I get with my typical Mom paparazzi of thousands of photos weekly! Amanda is so easy to work with and simply the best. She will be in our lives for a very long time."
"We regularly schedule time with Amanda to capture our family in photos all over the world..."
We have known Amanda for over twelve years, from meeting her ahead of our wedding through family portrait sessions in destinations in Europe. Amanda has an eye for capturing personality and spirit, from often overlooked details to the larger scale. Amanda has gracefully mastered being able to capture a moment in a single frame as well as tell a story through a series of photos—Amanda professionally and discreetly captures the special moments of the festivities. She applies her experience, talent and creativity to providing a magnificent visual displays. And, to top it all off, Amanda is a warm, gracious, and fun person with whom to be.
When we were ready for family portraits with our newborn daughter there was no question regarding with whom we wanted to work. We were coming from Asia into Chicago for our session with Amanda and were dedicating time in our short trip home to meet with he and determined that we would fit in a session with Amanda to capture our family in photos as thoughtfully and beautifully as she had done with our wedding day. Amanda again created an instantly comfortable atmosphere, being receptive to our thoughts but putting her unique edge and creative spin into the pictures. Over the years, we have regularly scheduled time with Amanda to capture our family in photos all over the world. She has become a friend through the years, and someone our girls now expect to see as part of our trips to the US to visit family. As the years have progressed and our daughters have grown up with Amanda knowing them, Amanda has an understanding of their personalities and, in fact, of our family’s personality. Our daughters are comfortable and playful with Amanda, enabling Amanda to capture their spirits on film in the way that reveals their personalities beautifully. The story of our wedding and our growing family is also revealed through the photos we have chosen to frame and the albums that we have developed together with Amanda. She provides suggestions and advice on how to tell a story through the album and its unique layout. She has endless patience for working with us on selecting the photos for the albums and for gallery wall, as we have a very difficult time weeding down from so many fantastic pictures. Amanda is sensitive in her advice but also willing to provide straightforward feedback if asked. Her artistic talent lies both in taking the photo initially but then helpful to display it uniquely and beautifully in an album or on a wall. As the years have progressed, so too have our orders of Amanda’s photos in our albums. She has managed to capture the spirit of our daughters so beautifully through her pictures that we simply cannot resist having the photos displayed in albums or in frames. Our gallery wall of portraits by Amanda may now rival in numbers the display of work in Amanda’s work studio! We would not hesitate to work with Amanda on capturing our family’s story through photos or telling our family’s story through organizing and displaying our pictures. Amanda has a knack for reading people and capturing moments that lends itself to thoughtfully presenting a personality, a moment, or an event.
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