Lifestyle Photography

About me

Get to know me

There are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.
— Diane Arbus
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My name is Amanda and I am a portrait and headshot photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. After living the second half of my life in Madison, Denver, Chicago, Paris, Uruguay, and Melbourne…I returned back to the east coast, near where I grew up. I’ve spent most of my adult life in Chicago, but now I call Brooklyn home.

I take beautiful photographs for entrepreneurs, small businesses, busy professionals, and people just like you. Plain and simple. If that doesn't do it for you I also:

  • Cry during commercials. If you want to capture emotion, trust me, I'm a pro.

  • Obsess over details. Perfection is an art form in and of itself.

  • Have a pretty good sense of humor. Life cannot be taken too seriously.

  • Use my right and left brain equally. I refer to myself as a Creative Entrepreneur.

  • Believe in coffee, yet never finish my cup. I call it art. My partner calls it excuse for not putting my cup in the dishwasher.

I aim to capture you in your element, feeling natural and just like yourself. Amanda's Aperture is an expression of my creativity, authenticity, and innate understanding of people. And, of course, my technical skills too. I’m equal parts self and professionally taught.

I love love to photograph people, interesting places, and businesses - but I also dedicate time to shooting projects that illuminate social issues and societal norms. Social impact projects have always been essential to me and my work represents a perfect balance between art and social observation. Photography is now my platform to reach the masses through storytelling and observations of society. 

Besides photography, I’m also a career coach and consultant. I help people get unstuck and find work that they love. To learn more, check out my website.

Thanks for checking me out and if you'd like to connect, shoot me a message through my site!