MEET AMANDA :
The short of it : Hi! I'm Amanda & I wear many hats. Apart from being a full time photographer, I am the wife to a hunky USMC veteran husband named Jim. You will often see him by my side as my second shooter & he runs most Of the administrative, behind the scenes aspects of ALP. Jim and I were high school sweethearts and it's hard to imagine where I would be without him. I am also Momma to a very mischievous 5 year old little boy, Bennett, and I'm currently brewing our second little one due this July! Our German shep pup, Penny, makes us a family of 5 and I can assure you our house is nothing short of complete chaos 90% of the time. After 8 years away, we have planted roots back in Buffalo NY, while still traveling at every chance we get! I am a lover of the city, however put me in an outdoors setting and I am totally in my element. Now throw a coffee in my hands while I'm enjoying nature & you may have me all figured out. I get such a thrill out of exploring new places, but it makes the feeling of coming home after a long trip, snuggling up on the couch, binge watching Netflix that much more satisfying. Home to me is a feeling, of which, I tend to find in my husband and family. They are my sense of comfort, safety & inspiration and there is no place like it. I crave as a photographer, to capture most for my clients, their sense of 'home.'
My interests include but are not limited to : Avid target shopper (what girl isn't?..). Movie theatre popcorn (yes I go to the movies just to pick up popcorn and leave. no movie neccesary.) Excessive amounts of coffee, Craft beers, red wine, photography, traveling.
WHAT I DO :
It's an incredible privilege to be invited to tell the inspiring stories of couples who've found home in each other. We get to peek inside the lives of lovers at the beginning of their greatest adventure, and together, we get to create something beautiful, powerful, honest and authentic. We're less about frills and perfection, or how two people in love should look or act... we're all about how your love actually feels. The real stuff, the in-betweens. Whatever it is that makes you two, you.
I’m not about those stiff awkward “prom” poses ,I’m about capturing you two for who you are and what your relationship is. The genuine, quirky, sarcastic, teasing, loving, soft, fun, and weird love that you have.
I want to capture the little things and the big feelings, The perfectly imperfect.