Amanda Powell- wife to a wonderful man, and mother of two wild and lovely girls. I like travel, love coffee, have a terrible sugar habit, and can't get away from the nagging desire to create, either photographs or other various art projects.
I photograph all the things. My primary work is portraiture, but you'll see all sorts of images from me. From family sessions to travel shots to weddings to collaborations with local businesses, I enjoy it all.
Those two wild and lovely girls I mentioned above- we have the unbelievable privilege of raising them in an unconventional, yet well-rounded way. My goal as a parent has always been to be at home, if I am able. With the support and partnership of that wonderful man, also mentioned above, I'm able to balance being a stay at home mom with pursuing my photography. It does mean work is part-time for now. HOWEVER, time spent with you as my client is quality. I'm here for you. Outfit suggestions, session atmosphere, anything you want to convey, I'm here to bring your ideas to fruition! I love meeting beforehand to set up details- we can be as simple or complex as you'd like, but I. AM. AVAILABLE. as your photographer! You don't have to worry about competing work, and I offer a flexibility which wouldn't be possible in a full-time situation.
I take on less to do more for you, and deliver quality work for each project! YEAH for balance! :-D
I'm based in Bellingham WA, but available all along the I-5 corridor, and in our place of origin, Huntsville, AL. Open for other travel all over the US, as long as time/space allows.
I have an earnest desire to represent clients in the most flattering, and honest, way I can. People have such a wonderful light. If I can grab it in a photo, you'll usually see my unapologetic happy dance. One thing you can count on- I will do my best to photograph you, or your family, or your life event, in a truthful and colorful way. Give me a chance to show you the beauty I see. Come on, it'll be fun! ;-)
Natural light is my favorite tool, and the outdoors is my studio. The PNW is beautiful year round. This region offers some of the most amazing light. I feel so spoiled here. It truly is a photographers paradise.
I keep things very simple, 1 camera, 1-3 lenses, and 1 quirky photographer. I'm often a mix of serious and silly, organized and all over the place, put together, but totally windswept (my hair has a mind of it's own in this Bellingham wind). A session with me is interesting, to be sure! Our time together is generally relaxed and simple, with an emphasis on having a good time to produce better photos.
On occasion, indoor or studio shots may pop up in posts. Some of these sessions are experimental. Others are normal sessions in indoor homes or venues with plenty of natural light. Also, heavily doctored or photoshopped portraits are not typically included in my portraits, unless I'm learning a new editing skill or working on a special project for fun. I shoot all sorts of work, and due to the part-time nature of my business, I am able to take on a variety of projects. SO...