North Dakota Photographer in the Everglades

Southern Florida is fairly flat, but with just a few feet in elevation difference the ecosystems go from wet sawgrass prairies to dry tropical hardwood bannocks and inlands to mangrove swamps.  These ecosystems host some of the most unique wildlife in the United States including the endangered manatee, the American Alligator and American Crocodile (the only place in the world where they live side by side) and the Florida panther – who is running short on time.

Once of my favorite stop in the everglades is at Clyde Butcher’s shop in the Big Cypress Swamp.  His large format film photographs developed with silver gelatin will leave you in purse wanderlust.  They are truly beyond amazing.  Clyde has recently made the jump to digital photography as he found his age was holding him back in the darkroom, both his collections are available to view at: http://clydebutcher.com 

For the first time ever we were able to visit the Everglades National Park which encompasses 1.5 million acres in southern Florida.  Taking the 40 miles road through the park we were able to visit all the ecosystems and see some unique birds, fish and reptiles not to mention the beautiful flora.

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.

Amanda loves to meet new people email {amanda@amandacrowephotography.com} to connect.

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