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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 my more-than-amazing fiancé', 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.


The Ritchie Family: Portraits {Raton, NM}

What an amazing family. They all share close bonds and are a delight to be around. Hannah & Sean brought Laci Rose into the world about 4 months ago. As you see, she is a beauty with the brightest eyes that make her whole family dance in happiness.

It was wonderful seeing you guys, AS ALWAYS. Your geniune hospitality is so refreshing and welcoming. Thank you for having me at your home and I hope to see ya’ll again soon!

Keese: Senior Portraits {Raton, NM}

The same Keese from Keese + Lexi’s engagement session has a busy year ahead with graduation and getting married.  The session took place on the very farm he grew up on. His down to earth nature and kind hearted ways seem to bring all the animals to him begging for some attention.

Mark + Miranda: Wedding {Stoney Creek, MO}

The wind whistled through the trees as the leaves fell to the ground, creating a beautiful blanket for Mark and Miranda to say their vows. They share life with their 3 dogs, living in the countryside of Missouri, happy in love. Miranda has a spirit of true compassion and zest for life and Mark’s eyes shine every time he glances her way.

My cousin and  bride, Miranda, I can not begin to tell you how happy I was to be able to attend and photograph your wedding. You are such a beautiful person and I am so happy you have found your best friend and MARRIED HIM!! Mark, you are one lucky man and it is just awesome to watch how happy you make my cousin. Enjoy your life together and I love you both!



Jamie + Lauren: Wedding {Pensacola, FL.}

How do I even begin to word my feelings for this couple into a blog post? My dear friends, Lauren and Jamie solidified their bond in a gorgeous courtyard ceremony surrounded by the people they love most.  From heart warming toasts, to couple’s hand crafted decor (check out their Birds on a Wire design site on Etsy!), the details of their wedding fit their unique style. But, the beautifully designed details hold very little in comparison to the vast amount of love they share. They lock eyes and the world around them disappears…and all can feel it. They boogied their wedding night away then jetted off to honeymoon in Napa Valley for some wine sipping, sight exploring and just simply enjoy being together.

CONGRATULATIONS to two of the most kind hearted, giving and fun couples I know. We all are better people surrounded by those who inspire us- and you two are that for so many. I love you both, miss you all the time and can’t wait to keep celebrating life’s adventures with you. Thank you for giving me the honor of documenting such a glorious day. See you soon!