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  • Welcome to the home page for Amanda Howell Photography

    I'm Amanda and I'm a professional portrait, event and wedding photographer based out of Northern New Mexico with frequent travels back to the panhandle of Florida. How can this be? To give you a little insight on the gal behind the lens...

    I started my business in 2010 while working for a local bank in Tallahassee, Florida. A newfound passion led me to begin photographing my dog and any other individual that would allow it. After a couple of years of steady learning, combined with some of my incredible clients' trust and loyalty, I was able to cultivate my dream and love for this art into reality.

    "I use an unobtrusive approach to my photography to best produce images evolved from natural emotions. Preserving the happiness glistening from the eyes of a family or the brilliant smiles between two newlyweds give me pure joy and I thank God for this gift He has given me."

    In April of 2012, a smooth talking cowboy stole my heart and my residence carrying me to a beautifully remote ranch in the middle of the wild New Mexico mountains. I live with my husband and best friend, 2 crazy dogs and am shooting in a way I never would have imagined. I fly back to Florida every couple of months to shoot weddings for couples that end up being friends and families that always remind me of why I love what I do. As of now, I have been expanding my business around my new stomping grounds shooting big game hunts, fly fishing trips and making time to relish the incredible experiences I am blessed to have.

    S0- if you’re surrounded by live oaks or palm trees in the South, hiking through the mountains in the West or anywhere in between, give me a shout. I would love to get to know you and create a custom collection to document the love and experiences that make your life beautiful.

    Amanda

Alex + Sterling | Wedding | Vermejo Park Ranch, NM

Highschool sweethearts turned newlyweds, Alex and Sterling made it official at Vermejo Park Ranch.  A wedding with close family in the middle of the mountains could not have been more perfect for them. Spending a great deal of her life growing up on the ranch, it is close to Alex’s heart and she was happy to share it with Sterling’s family. In true farm to table fashion, the father of the bride harvested a BISON on the morning of the wedding and it was offered to all the guests to enjoy for dinner. Vows in a gorgeous lodge, fresh and local fare, family, fireworks and late night corn hole competitions made for a day well celebrated.

Congratulations, you two. I wish you many years of happiness. And, Alex- don’t forget about us ranch folk…you have to keep Keith’s ego in check with your corn hole skills :)

Cooking with Class | Event | Vermejo Park Ranch, NM

As seen on Vermejo’s Cooking with Class program description:

You might be saying to yourself, “Vermejo has cooking classes?” Yes, we do! And for this year’s course offering, we’re spicing things up a bit. What better way to wile away the winter doldrums than with some carnal cooking? Scheduled the weekend before Valentine’s Day, this three day, three night event will introduce participants to love-inspiring foods and recipes. Take the New Mexico Chile for example: this spicy treat spurs a racing heart, uncontrolled sweating, and weakness for the faint at mouth. Sound familiar?

Cabin Fever participants will be working in our roomy kitchen with state of the art facilities. Course instruction will take place in the afternoons hosted by Executive Chef, James Africano, and mornings are spent partaking in Vermejo’s winter activities (think ice fishing, snow-shoeing and wildlife viewing) or leisurely enjoying the Lodge. Massage services are available for those craving relaxation, and a complimentary wine tasting, paired with course recipes is scheduled for the final evening.

Check out more of the unique adventures Vermejo Park Ranch has to offer HERE