Medicine Bow Forest Adventures | Part I

Leaving Denver from the amazing Adventure & Story experience, we headed north to the Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming.  On the way we decided to turn off the paved road and heads towards Medicine Bow National Forest for the night.  A small green blob on the map, it looked interesting enough to explore.  After 30 miles of gaining in elevation all while passing sage brush and more cottontails then you could shake a stick at (I have never seen so many bunnies in my life) – we started to head downhill and into a forest.  In the moonlight the forest seem to have appeared out of nowhere.  It was an amazing experience until the full moon highlighting the shadows of the forest.  Reaching our remote campground around 11pm we joined a few others in calling the Campbell Creek Campground our home for the evening.  By morning, all the hunters had left camp, leaving us plenty to wilderness for Carbon and I to explore while Wayne make coffee over a campfire.  Finally having to backup we said goodby to our remote journey and headed down the road.

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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