Big Horn National Forest | Lodge Pole Cabin

Having been on quite and adventure – from Denver to southeastern Wyoming – we finally pulled into the Big Horn National Forest at the Lodge Pole cabin.  The Forest Service had recommended four wheel drive for a reason.  Pulling off the highway we had a mile drive on a very rough and rutted dirt road before the final walk to the cabin.  Luckily for us our urban station wagon made the trip!  While the area had received snow easier in the year – there was no snow when we arrived.  Walking into the dry cabin under a full moon we were pleasantly surprised to find a wood pile and quickly made a fire in the cabin and outside in the fire pit.  After sleeping in a tent for the past 4 nights we were ready to have a warm place to call home for the night!  It was a star filled night and perfect temperature to hand out under the stars.  Moose had been seen in the meadow below the cabin within the last week, so we ventured down during the moonlight.  We heard a pack of coyotes, but no other wildlife ventured into the opening.  The next morning we heard something big, but Carbon ensured it wouldn’t come closer.  I would like to think it was a moose.  Maybe next time we will find out.  

Adventure. Photography. Love.

Amanda is a highly sought travel wedding photographer, where no destination is to remote.  Based in Palmer, Alaska with a satellite location in the beautiful Kickapoo Valley in Southwest Wisconsin.  Amanda is available to travel to your destination wedding, elopement, or engagement. Recent wedding and engagement travels to New York, Virginia, Jamaica, Mexico, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin showcase her adventurous spirit to capture love in remote and unique locations.  

Playing with toy cameras before she could walk, Amanda was soon using a fisher price 110 mm film camera.  She found herself spending her teenage and college years with her 35 mm film camera, rarely leaving her side, Amanda spent six weeks in Iceland and Europe capturing environmental justice with her film cameras before entering graduate school and the digital age.  While still enjoying 35mm and medium format film for personal projects, today Amanda uses digital technology for documenting her clients biggest day.  

 Photography the Feels Natural

Ensuring her clients enjoy their wedding day is the most important element for Amanda. Thus Amanda is unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. Amanda does not work from a shot list, but instead reacts to events as they unfold.  This form of photography creates a visual story organic in nature.  Amanda has an eye for capturing real moments.  Her style of photography sets her apart from other wedding photographers.  

Throughout the day Amanda uses nature to help enhance her beautiful subjects.  Using natural light, shadows, and reflections Amanda ensures the bride and groom stand out.  Amanda is drawn to the magical light occurring at sunrise and sunset where she lets her creativity run free.  While Amanda prefers to work at venues that accompany her free spirit including backyards, farms, ranches, barns, wineries and secluded getaway, her talents allow her to work in most any setting.

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