Amanda Howell Photography bio picture
  • 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 that wonderful man (now husband) 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 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

Chris + Elizabeth | New Year’s Eve Wedding | Tallahassee, FL

“My high highschool Nemesis.” This was how Elizabeth described her new boyfriend to me a few years ago. Chris won the coveted Senior Class President role over one of her best friends and Elizabeth was determined to seek vengeance against him. Fast forward 10 years and Chris has won over his leading lady, sweeping her right off of her opinionated feet. Dreaming and working hard together, they push the other one to reach higher, laugh harder and always make time for dancing.

Chris & Elizabeth married in their family church, Blessed Sacrement on New Years Eve 2016. The ceremony was followed with a truly magical reception in downtown Tallahassee’s Governor’s Club. Friends and family flew in from across the country to enjoy a night of love for these two. Entailed was a killer jazz band that played past the ball drop, endless champagne with passed goodies and the warm memories to take back home.

YOU Two. What a fantastic day. Thank you for giving me the honor of being a part of your wedding day. For letting me in with your families and photographing the moments you shared. Chamb- you have been my best friend for 10 years and are a tremendous blessing in my life. Chris- I love how you love your WIFE. How you smile at her when she’s being herself, probably doing something ridiculous. Your commitment to each other is lovely to see and I can’t wait to see the beautiful life you two create.

The Willet Family | Portraits | Havana, FL

Marcus & Olivia bring all of their boys to our photo-shoot and with all of the energy they contain, they have equal amounts of humor. They were married just over a year ago and have a family to be proud of.

It was wonderful seeing you guys AS ALWAYS. Thank you for reaching out and having me photograph your family. Ya’ll make it easy to bring life to your photos when there is so much life in each of you. Looking forward to seeing you all again one day soon!

Flashback to their beautiful plantation wedding: Honey Lake Plantation Wedding

Amy + Thomas | Wedding | Goodwood Gardens, FL

Just some of the simple pleasures of life…good friends, honest family and plenty of laughs were all the day needed to compliment Amy & Thomas’s already beautiful wedding day. The sun was shining with a light breeze when they exchanged their vows in the gardens of Goodwood. Amy’s sassy wit paired with Thomas’ down to earth demenaor make them a couple that anyone can appreciate and enjoy knowing.

Amy & Thomas, thank you guys for having me photograph such a special time in your lives. You both felt like friends and I enjoyed being a part of your wedding day. Cheers to many years together and I hope our paths cross again sometime soon!

 

The Sullivan Family | Portraits | Tallahassee, FL

When we first met at Maclay Gardens, Cameron was about the age of his little brother, Sawyer. It is endearing to see parents, Parker & Ryon literally tag team these boys working as a unit to keep their family happy and safe. Cameron has energy for days, but never too much to have the time to give Sawyer a good hug.

It was great seeing you guys and BOTH boys. Thank you for reaching out and giving me the treat of photographing your family again. Have a lovely holiday season and hope to see ya’ll again soon!

Take a look back at earlier years..

Maclay Gardens

Havana, FL