Capital Pride 2016

Capital Pride 2016 is all about strengthening our sense of community including our beautiful and diverse LGBTQIA members.  Organized by Dakota Outright (DOR), Capital Pride hosts a variety of events throughout Bismarck during the month of June.  This year events including trivia and karaoke at Laughing Sun Brewery, a riverboat cruise, Pride in the Park, a Divas Drag show, a sharing event and potluck, all of which brought people from across North Dakota together in solidarity.  During the year DOR works hard to provide training and outreach to teachers, parents, and community organizations.  DOR also works hard supporting local nondiscrimination organizing efforts towards protections for housing, employment, and public accommodations – things most of us take for granted each day.  Being my second year to partake in some of the activities and the first to volunteer for DOR as their photographer, I found it incredibly rewarding, I hope to see you at Pride 2017 next June!

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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