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    I'm Amanda and I'm a professional portrait and wedding photographer serving the Tallahassee, Florida and surrounding areas while branching out to northern New Mexico & southern Colorado. How can this be? To give you a little insight to the person 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 memory of that one baby giggle or the gleaming happiness between a bride and groom give me pure joy and I thank God for this gift He has given me."

    In April of 2013, I moved from Florida to work on a ranch in the middle of the wild New Mexico mountains. I live with my fiance' and 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 am working on expanding my business around my new stomping grounds and finding time to relish the incredible experiences I am blessed to have.

    S0- if you’re surrounded by palm trees in Florida, hiking through the mountains in New Mexico or anywhere in between, I would love to meet you and document the love and experiences that make your life beautiful.


Black-Footed Ferret Release: Conservation Project {Vermejo Park Ranch, NM}

What an awesome experience to be a part of! Fiesty ferrets being released into the wild in efforts of one of Vermejo’s conservation projects took place at the Castle Rock landmark on the ranch.

Copied Article posted on the Vermejo Park Ranch website:

“In 1998, Vermejo Park Ranch and the Turner Endangered Species Fund partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to restore the endangered black-footed ferret to the wild. The ferret project began as a pen-based breeding facility and evolved into an experimental release site. Following a ten-year restoration effort, black-footed ferrets were successfully and permanently released into their native New Mexico habitat on Vermejo Park in the fall of 2008.

When Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park, LLC purchased Vermejo Park in 1996, the Ranch had fewer than 500 acres of prairie dog habitat. Black-footed ferrets are obligate predators of prairie dogs and, as such, require large acreages of prairie dogs for both food and shelter. In 1999, Vermejo Park began expanding its prairie dog colonies with the goal of becoming a release site for ferrets. Today, Vermejo Park has over 8,000 acres of habitat occupied by prairie dogs, a keystone species on the short-grass prairie.”

Baby Easton: Newborn {Raton, NM}

“Baby E” is how he was referred prior to his arrival into this world. Mom and Dad wanted a surprise reveal and a baby boy arrived ironically on….Labor Day.  Easton is tiny and as you see- just handsome as can be. Surrounded by wildlife and an abundance of love, he will grow up in a little boy’s paradise.

Congratulations Ashley and Andy! I can’t wait to watch him grow and eventually find more antlers than Dad :)

Lexi + Kees: Engagement {Vermejo Park Ranch, NM}

Planning a Wisconsin wedding set in May , Lexi and Kees are beginning their journey together. A funny look from Lexi instantly brings Kees to a smile and their blue eyes just glisten. As a true gentlemen, he did not hesitate to swoop up his fiancé’ to carry her across the fields during their engagement session.

Lexi & Kees- You guys are troopers. Through the continued rain, you both were always sunny and upbeat. Thank you for such a great time and giving me the joy of photographing you two. Congratulations and I wish you both all the happiness you can hold.