I have since remarried to an incredible man who has been such an integral part of my photography journey. We are based in sunny Southern Oregon; however, most of my work takes me all over the West Coast, and International destinations.  I aspire to connect with couples that share the same vision regarding approach, aesthetic, and desire for timeless imagery.   I am WHOLEHEARTEDLY excited at the opportunity to learn more about YOU, and how your journey brought you here!  Isn't LOVE GRAND?!

This past 17 years, and my journey through loss has given me a unique perspective of love, marriage, and the many facets of the human connection. I am in AWE daily that I have been given the incredible privilege of being invited into the lives of extraordinary people, and well, I couldn’t be more grateful. It’s the genuine relationships, honest moments, and raw emotions of individuals, couples, and their families that fuel me as an artist,  I want my work to reflect the true essence of the human spirit and the art of being in love, resulting in evocative imagery to cherish for a lifetime.

The camera became a tool of healing, as I was intensely fascinated with light, and how miraculous it was that I could pause a moment in time.  I enrolled at the Academy of Art University to learn everything I could, as I submerged myself into the history of photography, the masters,  and their art,  I never had aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur or professional wedding photographer. I didn't  consider myself an "artist" until I was able to express and discover myself through photography. My story truly evolved into something more beautiful, and meaningful than I could have ever hoped for, or imagined. Intertwining my love of people, and passion for marriage into a career? I can't imagine loving this job more. 
 

"I want my work to reflect the true essence of the human spirit and the art of being in love, resulting in evocative imagery to cherish for a lifetime."

My story, like yours,  is a unique and tender one.
I strongly believe that by sharing my personal journey into this career, it also gives my clients permission to be vulnerable, as I attempt to dig in deep and tell their love stories.   
My journey started with young love. I was married at 19, (he was 21), to my high school sweetheart. We became parents to three beautiful humans in the first 8 years of marriage, and in the 9th year, I lost my husband in a tragic accident. I was 28 years old, widowed, with three littles, while working towards my nursing career, and the rug was pulled out from underneath me. 

ABOUT amanda k

My Story

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera!   I am so grateful for the great adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Provence, France

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

On Location, Portland, OR

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Bio Shoot, Portland, OR

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Cannon Beach, OR

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Aix en Provence, France

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Portland, OR

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

The Berkshires, MA

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Mt. Shasta, CA

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Chateau De Grimaldi, France

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Portland, OR

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Chateau De Grimaldi, France

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Aix En Provence, France

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Montego Bay, Jamaica

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Portland, OR

A little glimpse of my life behind the camera...and a few rare ones of me in front of the camera! I am so grateful for the adventures these extraordinary clients bring me on! 

Chateau De Grimaldi, France

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