I'm Amanda. 

Hey. 

Most days you can find me...

sipping hot tea on my mornings off and burning candles for too long, while I try to convince my cat Nova not to destroy my apartment. I also spend copious amounts of time cuddling the cutest guy in the world (my handsome boyfriend Philip) while binge-watching Netflix (and being super mad that they keep removing Doctor Who). I’m a personal brand photographer, a painter, a storyteller, and a huge nerd.

~ different is beautiful ~

I believe in handwritten letters. I believe in mermaids. I believe in the healing power of salt water: tears, sweat, and the ocean. I believe in the call of the moon. I believe that real is better than perfect. I believe in bear hugs and belly laughs. I believe in putting family first. I believe that words are stronger than swords. I believe in firm handshakes. I believe in being yourself. I believe in telling the truth even when your voice shakes. I believe in cuddling up with your favorite books. I believe that peanut butter is good for the soul. I believe animals are people too. I believe in putting out into the universe what you want to get back. I believe in cuddling. I believe in love. I believe in having big dreams. And I believe in you.

people who wish they could preserve the memories they are making every day in brighter and better ways than a flash drive forgotten in a kitchen drawer. For people who are looking for someone who will take their worries and stress away and make the entire process an experience and an adventure, rather than a chore. For people who are totally into laughing, having fun, and being themselves.

I love serving the world by raising awareness for important issues such as mental disabilities, physical disabilities, equality, female empowerment, and a strong love and respect for animals. I want to help people feel heard, and cared about. The things I am most passionate about are my family, my friends, strong relationships with them, maintaining a healthy work ethic but knowing when to take the day off, and strong-scented candles. None of that weak crap for me. I want my WHOLE house to smell like bamboo jasmine on the daily, you got me??

I am lucky to inspire people to be themselves no matter the situation, be confident, be unique, be proud of themselves and their personalities and less-than-perfect bodies, and to be creative and inspiring themselves. When I'm not working on photography or art, you can find me listening to audio books on long drives, catching up on my favorite shows, spending hours upon hours scrolling through Pinterest, and dreaming of the ocean while I drink sweet lemon tea in my Disney’s Frozen socks, Doctor Who T-shirt, and minion pajama pants.

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Write a book.

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Publish a book.

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Have one of my weddings featured in a magazine.

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Fall in love.

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Marry the man of my dreams.

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Swim with sea turtles.

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Spend at least one month in another country.

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Record an album.

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Open a coffee shop/bookstore.

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Photograph a wedding on a beach in a foreign country.

"Women are always saying,'We can do anything that men can do' but men should be saying,'We can do anything that women can do.'"

Gloria Steinem

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Gal Gadot

She's on my "list." That's all that need be said.

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Jenna Marbles

She makes me laugh. A lot. I spend way too much time on YouTube watching her videos...

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Jennifer Laurence

I'm pretty sure we'd be best friends if we knew each other in real life. I love potatoes too, Jen. 

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Emma Watson

Not only is she super sweet and funny, Emma is also a huge advocate for equal rights and important issues like education. Not if only I can turn her vegetarian...

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Deb Caletti

Deb is my very favorite author. Her books resonate with me on a level no other novels have. If you love reading about strong, independent but lost young women, check her out.

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Karen Gillan

Best known for her role as Amy Pond on Doctor Who (my favorite TV show), Karen seems like a super sweet, sophisticated but also adorkable lady. Plus she's a Hottie with a capital H.

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Donna Noble

Donna Noble is a character on Doctor Who played by Catherine Tate. Donna is one of my favorite characters on any show ever. She has so much compassion and humanity, it's not even funny. Plus she's a hoot and a half.

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Rachel Weisz

Rachel has been one of my favorite actresses for a long, long time. Though known for many roles, I most love and know her for her role as Evelyn in The Mummy.

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Khaleesi

Though Emilia is a wonderful actress, my true girl crush here is Khaleesi. She is the epitome of grace, compassion, heart fire, and beauty (inside and out).

My Boss Babe girl crushes...

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is just the bomb-diggity. Not only is she in a host of my favorite movies (Where the Heart Is probably being my favorite among them), she is also an advocate for equal rights, a vegan, and pursued higher education despite not needing to due to her thriving acting career. She is an inspiration and prime role model for young women everywhere.

If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me...

1. My favorite pizza toppings are pineapples, spinach, mushrooms, and black olives.

2. Naturally I’m a brunette but I think I should have been a ginger.

3. I have a love/hate relationship with my adorable plant-destroying cat.

4. I believe mermaids are real, y’all. I’m not even joking.

5. I regularly attend “Geeky Trivia Night” at my local board game cafe.