Stretch Yo' Self | Stepping out of your creativity box | Adventurous Senior and Wedding Photographer

Stretch Yo' Self | Stepping out of your creativity box | Adventurous Senior and Wedding Photographer

This shoot (which was yesterday as I'm writing this) didn’t go as planned, and frankly, didn’t go as I hoped.  Six Dreamers and I hiked to the top of Yonah Mountain in North Georgia.  It's 4.5 miles round trip, and we were looking forward to a beautiful golden hour once we reached the summit. Instead…

Packing the ultimate carry on bag | DESTINATION INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Packing the ultimate carry on bag | DESTINATION INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I’ve been on the road more than normal this month, and efficiency has been key to my sanity. I want to share a couple of ways I've found to keep packing quick and easy.  I love quick 24-48 hour trips whether it's a getaway with my husband or a shoot outside of Georgia.  My carry-on is my LIFE, even when I’m not traveling. All the essentials are in there, and I never unpack it.  If you travel a lot, here are 5 ways to have the ultimate carry-on ready all the time:

How to turn your hobby into a thriving business | Launch Youniversity Podcast with Amanda

How to turn your hobby into a thriving business | Launch Youniversity Podcast with Amanda

I’m so incredibly honored (and excited) to have been featured on Launch Youniversity's podcast this week.  Launch Youniversity is an amazing resource if you have ideas and dreams you hope to turn into reality as a business or organization.   I consider it a huge milestone being interviewed by one of the founders (and my Pastor), Jeff Henderson.

Michelle + Jimmy | Montaluce Vineyard Wedding | By Amanda | Southeastern Wedding Photographer

Michelle + Jimmy |  Montaluce Vineyard Wedding | By Amanda | Southeastern Wedding Photographer

"I think this might be the most in love couple we've ever had."  Now, we know that's not true, but that's how we felt in the moment at Michelle and Jimmy's wedding.  They have the sweetest love for each other that is felt in the most intense way when you're around them.  After spending the day with their families, we know where they get their passion.  Michelle and Jimmy's day was filled with laughter and tears (I don't think anyone made it out without shedding a couple...us included) that were evidence of the deep admiration everyone has for these two humans. 

Friday Fit Tip: Feeling your best so you can say yes to the dress! | Georgia Wedding Photographer

Friday Fit Tip: Feeling your best so you can say yes to the dress! | Georgia Wedding Photographer

I love watching brides strut their stuff in their dresses.  Your wedding day is easily the day you feel you could take Beyonce on the catwalk because girl you are fiiiiinnneeee and everybody knows it!  So naturally, that's a pretty big decision for brides.   I don't know about you, but shopping days can go downhill quick if I feel like I'm trying to stuff myself into a sausage casing (can I get an amen!), and the last thing you want is to feel that way on dress shopping day.  Girl, we gotchu! We teamed up again with fitness coach, Sandra Cauley, and she's ready to help you bring out your inner Queen B while you frolic to dress shops!