North Dakota Winter Badlands Bride

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.   – John Muir 1938

Before the sun peaked over the horizon, a band of horses pawed at the frozen ground in the valley below and the wind blew gently on the   summit.  Before the sun would set we would cross elk, buffalo, and mule deer on the trail that connected the valleys and ridges.  Grouse would flush before us and nature would throw snow, ice, rain, and sun at us, sometimes all at once.  The erosive nature of the dispersive clay soil beaconed us to venture deeper and become lost amongst ourselves, for we were the only sapien souls venturing into the backcountry that day.  Only after nature filled ourselves with understanding, love, and peace did we come back to civilization, to act as better people then we walked in.



– valentines day love and lifestyle shoot 2/14/16 overlooking Teddy Roosevelt National Park

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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