Hi! My name is Amanda and I was born and raised here in Maine. A few fun things about me: I love to sing all the time, but especially love to sing to my two daughters at bedtime. Chocolate is almost as essential as water to my life, the darker the better! I am 13 inches shorter than my husband- which luckily for me means he is absurdly tall, and I'm smack dab in the "average" height range. I love to travel, but I can't imagine living and raising my daughters anyplace else!
As the first child, there were plenty of photographs of me, and thanks to my hobbyist photographer father there are many beautiful images that include my mother as well. Every time I look at them, I am grateful to have the opportunity to see my parents as they started their journey together; it is an immeasurable treasure. These images are my inspiration at every family session. My first goal at every session is to photograph honest moments of your family so you can enjoy and remember these little things together.
My passion is capturing the timeless images of your family being themselves. I believe that moments of play and love and just being yourselves together is just as important as the “perfect” picture of everyone looking and smiling at the camera. A smile is beautiful, but so are the quiet moments. Glances exchanged between you and your spouse, that sideways look of your toddler before they try something a little naughty, reading stories or dancing together as a family, your older children gently touching their new baby sibling; these are all part of our life and moments worthy of being remembered. They are a record of your family as your story is being written.
I believe memories are best when savored. Glancing at them on the wall across the room or in album where they can be shared, enjoyed, recalled, and laughed about together. A moment that will bring the emotions of time with your children, grandchildren, grandparents, flooding back in an instant. I believe in sitting down and looking through your albums with your children, parents, and grandparents and sharing your history. That is why I love being a family photographer. Thank you for sharing your journey with me!
Wild Orchard Studios offers lifestyle family portrait photography and is based in Durham, Maine, but will travel anywhere :)