© 2018 by Amanda Beavers

Meet your photographer

I am going to be honest with you, photography is the best job in the world. Capturing your love story, your growing family - the big moments in your life. In these big moments, it’s actually the little things, the flashes of joy that I want to save for you.

 

Working with a professional photographer can be awkward - most people are not used to having their photo taken. It is ok if you are feeling a little nervous. Sharing momentous occasions with a stranger is a bit weird! I actually love when couples say "we really hate having our pictures taken" and by the end of the photoshoot we’re laughing and having a ton of fun. The key to a great photography experience is feeling comfortable enough with your photographer to be vulnerable and authentic. I prefer to photograph natural interactions between couples by directing rather than posing.

 

Great photography is found at the intersection of technical skill and storytelling. I am a fairly laid back person, which puts my clients at ease, allowing them to open up and be real in front of the camera. But I am also dedicated to my craft, always learning and improving my skills.

 

I fell in love with weddings while planning my own to my husband. Our wedding photographer was less than stellar, to put it delicately, and I found myself wondering if I could do better. After our wedding, I enrolled in photography courses at a local college and began working with a mentor. Following our move to Fayetteville, NC, I began working with a well-known photographer as a second shooter for another year before setting off on my own.

 

Family motivates and inspires me, not just my own family, but your’s as well. I am grateful for the opportunity to share your stories through my art. Photography allows me to express myself creatively while also granting me time with my husband and our son. When I am not shooting or editing photos, we are playing at the park or snuggled up watching our favorite shows.

 

I feel so lucky for the role I get to play in your love story. Witnessing the little moments, the stolen glances, the happy tears, and the love between families - it is truly incredible. I would be honored to capture all the chapters of your life together and create a memento to pass on to future generations.

 

Engagement photos, wedding photography, maternity or newborn sessions, these are more than just a collection of photos, they are a celebration of life and love.  They are a heirloom to be cherished.

 

Do you share my enthusiasm for life and love? Let’s get to know each other better! I am currently accepting 2018 wedding, maternity, and engagement bookings in Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC and San Antonio, TX.