I'm Amanda...

Photographer, quasi-comedian, serial estate sale shopper, your most trusted meme source here to cement your life’s conventional chaos cinematically.

The new wave of photography is old school af and so is my approach.

For years, I gave my clients “smile & say cheese” picture perfect frame-worthy photos for the family room. But then I realized, that’s not the kinda photo I want to take because it’s not the kinda memories people in want to remember.

One of my pandemic projects was sorting through all of the old family photos in my mom’s cedar chest. There were tons of albums from before they were married, baby pictures, family vacations, etc. Every photo, every “pose” was all candid. My parents were the same age I am now, and seeing the photos they intentionally chose to take changed my perspective on photography.

People carried a camera with them intentionally, and with only so much film or battery life. They were solely snapping for the memories and not for social media.

That’s what’s missing these days.

My approach is about getting back to cedar chests full of candid memories.

LET’S MAKE MEMORIES HAPPEN >

Welcome to me!

Sometimes, I travel the world. Sometimes I get the urge to get a new tattoo. A lot of times, my husband and I cruise around in our '69 Chevelle adventuring or looking for new ways to spoil our fur babies. My ideal perfect day is chill AF. It looks like sleeping in, hitting some estate sales (every Friday), watering all of my houseplants (I have over 85! *not an exaggeration* ) grilling up something on the Traeger and ending the night sitting by a campfire under the string lights in our backyard. My knees may crack sometimes when I get down (and get up) but I can still hold a camera and make your best days last forever on film. ;)

THINK OF ME AS A DOWN-TO-EARTH, FUN 75 YEAR OLD GRANDMA LIVING INSIDE A 30 YEAR OLD LADY’S BODY, LOL.

In case you’re ever on a game show and asked about me:

∙ Lucille Ball is an idol of mine. “I love Lucy” was my favorite show as a kid, and I always looked up to her for being a leading female comedian and making being silly & weird something to be admired.
∙ I’ll never pass up a midday nap.
∙ A drumstick blizzard or a slurpee are the only things that will satisfy my sweet tooth from hell.
∙ I’ve always wanted to learn how to play guitar or piano. So if I buy one at an estate sale, and you can teach me...HMU.

WANNA HANG? GET IN TOUCH >