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  • Welcome to the home page for Amanda Howell Photography

    I'm Amanda and I'm a professional portrait, event and landscape 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 a couple in love 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 few months to shoot various events, sessions for couples that end up being friends and families that always remind me of why I love what I do. I have now expanded my business in Colorado & New Mexico photographing big game hunts, Western landscape and animals, 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.


McKenna | Senior Portraits | Vermejo Park Ranch, NM

Happy Graduation to a great girl with a personality as radiant as her eyes…if you can believe it.

Best wishes in all you pursue. I have loved getting to know you this year. Thank you for having me take your photos-only you can rock a ranch photo shoot in heels AND barefoot:)


Annual Strickling Fly Fishing Expedition | Vermejo Park Ranch, NM

It was a first trip to the ranch for some and the 34th for others. This group of gentleman have been appreciating the beauty of Vermejo for generations and this year was no exception. Their love of fishing was not in the least bit dampened by the rocky mountain spring weather. They fished in blowing snow and crowded around the dinner table each evening for libations and laughs.

Thank you to each of you for being so kind to let me join in on your fun. See you next year!

Shinkai | Business Portrait Session

On a solo trek through New Mexico, Shinkai ended her route in the snowy terrain of Vermejo Park Ranch. Originally traveling from Washington and seeking the full experience, Shinkai did not limit herself with the weather provided.  Fishing in sleeting snow? Why not? By day she learned how to fly fish, catching jumping Brook trout from the flowing streams. She scaled a large mountain just to simply inhale the serenity from its peak. After each sunset, the fresh flavors of the Southwest blended with creative wild game dishes were savored followed by conversations with guests from around the world. Full experience? I’d say so.

It was lovely getting to know you. You made a cold, wet morning enjoyable- even covered in mud. Thank you for reaching out to have me take some photos for your next venture. Hope our paths cross again some day soon!