Black & White

Bellingham Editorial Art Project by Amanda Powell

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Who Fears Death?

What, when we breath our last?

What becomes of the processes, the structure, the feelings, the thoughts, in the end?

Did our actions matter? How we held ourselves? Who we loved? What we created?

Thoughts on the uncertainties of being human.


(I have an art series in the works which will take some time and effort to complete. These images are extra from the initial shoot for that project. THANKS to my model Becky and hairstylist Areca for helping me get the first part created. I can’t wait to share.)

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Three Sweet Kids by Amanda Powell

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Strong personality exists in this space.

Unpredictable dancing.

Uncontrollable laughing.

Tears and conflict that ebb and flow.

But always

We look out for each other.

Siblings are something special.


A fun, quick, traditional portrait session in a field in Bellingham, with these three lovely kids again. <3

As they grow, this trio continues to be a joy. They are a lively bunch, still funny, still happy, and still willing to have me photograph them, with plenty of breaks for hugs and sweet conversation.

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Blushing Willows Spring Session by Amanda Powell

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Spring has been beautiful, colorful, bright, and just lovely.

Fitting, because these photos feel like all of that. This momma and her girls feel like all of that.

Mothers Day is coming up, and I wish any biological moms, god moms, people who have mothered children, even if they haven't birthed them, a time of being appreciated.

Here's to Mom's who work hard, who pursue their dreams, who sacrifice those dreams, who don't sacrifice, but still find a way to be there for their kids. Who set the example for their children. Who embody the many variations of feminine strength. Not of perfection, but of progress. A massive shout out to those who don't have children, but care for them like they were their own. Who wipe up, clean up, build up, and hold the place together. Who are inconsistent in parenting because they are human, but never in love.  

Have a great week, ladies.

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****Thanks for meeting up again, Haley! (see the Fall session here) A spring momma session was in order, and you gals were awesome. Everyone else, check out Blushing Willows Boutique ( @blushingwillows on Instagram), she's got a great business.****

The Picones by Amanda Powell

I give you Ashley and Rico, two friends of ours who live in Washington.

Rico, a philosophical scientist, a deep thinker and professor.

Ashley, thorough and thoughtful, a coffee enthusiast who notices the little things.

They form quite the pair. They're fun and affectionate. They listen AND bring something of value to the conversation.

While I know this is starting to sound like some weird personal couple's ad, it's not. These folks are just so great. Really. We hit it off with them a few years ago during another Washington trip, and we've been good friends since. They are two special people, both to each other, and us. 

Beryl by Amanda Powell

This girl. I've met many who know her. All of them love her.

She's the kind of person who draws others in by her sweet smile, but also by the conviction behind those dark eyes. 

She is a person of purpose, action, and accomplishment. Beryl, while not from the US, has immersed herself in this culture in such a way to leave her mark. She has the makings of greatness.

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

-Marcus Aurelius