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Meet Amanda

Hi! I’m Amanda. Wife to Adam, mama to Caroline and Eleanor. I love all things nautical, the color turquoise, sweet tea, and Lilly Pulitzer. My own backyard is the prettiest place in the world to me, and I sing "Three Little Birds" to the sweetest girls every night. 

I consider myself a storyteller first and a photographer second. I’m not interested in snapping a few pictures and never talking to you again – I want to become your friend, learn your life story, and tell it beautifully.

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My Creative Journey

Most people start their About Me with "I've wanted to be a photographer since I was 5!" or "here's the list of art degrees I have!" That's not my story. The truth is, although I have always been a creative, I didn't realize that I wanted to be a photographer until I first held a DSLR in my hands at the ripe old age of 28. 

As long as I can remember, I've loved weddings, artistry, and creating beauty from what's around me. I was a wedding coordinator for three years in college, where I created timelines, orchestrated ceremonies, and collaborated with couples and their vendors. When it was my turn to get married, I handmade most of the decor, planning every little detail to perfection. That sprung a surge of interest in my creations and so in 2013, I founded an Etsy shop selling similar decor to brides and party planners all around the world. It was while operating my shop that I came to learn the fundamentals of light, composition, and the importance of high-quality photography. 

After my first daughter was born, I had an epiphany. The shop was doing great, but what I really wanted was to be photographing people - not productsI was tired of simply creating decor and mailing it off to my client. I wanted to change lives, create community, and create something that wouldn't just be enjoyed for a day, but for a lifetime.

So, here I am! I'm incredibly proud of the growth I've experienced over the past 18 months, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Amanda Wose Photography. I'd love for you to join my tribe!