your moments are my life

Welcome to orange af photos, [formerly a.photographer] where my goal is to provide you with joy beyond your session.

If there’s one thing we all keep saying the older we get it’s, “Time goes so fast. I don’t know what happened to the last week/month/year,” or one of my favorite client quotes, “The days are long but the years are short.” The special moments seem more fleeting the more life goes on.

But that’s why I love photography. I get to be your family's personal memory ninja, capturing the moments before they have a chance to slip away, so you always have them.

My mission is to create prints & products of your loved ones that fills you with warm fuzzies every time you look at them, no matter how much time has passed.

so who the heck am I, anyway?

Hi, there! Amanda here, your fun full-service photographer based out of Cologne, MN, located in the heart of Carver County. I'm a proud mama of 3, one in Heaven and two in our arms. Juniper would be 5 years old, Coral is a sweet 4 year old, and Jersey is a wild two year old.


I’m a Midwestern girl through and through, and I believe photos are the closest thing we get in life to a pause button.


Whether you’re getting engaged, married, starting or growing a family, or looking for some quality pics with your pup, I’m the girl who captures this joy.

Photography for me isn’t about a specific pose or a stuffy setting. You will not find cheesy props and watercolor backgrounds in my repertoire. Photography is about capturing the heart of a person and those they love in visual form. Portraits only increase in value after they are taken, the memory becoming more important as more time passes.



what is working with me like?

When we book a shoot together, you’re booking more than a photographer. You’re booking a fun session (just ask my past clients), a soon-to-be friend committed to bringing out the best pieces of your story in that moment. The smiles, the laughs, the silly looks, and the sweet exchange, I’m all about that. Sure, we’ll strike some poses and you’ll “work it” for the camera, but it’s almost always the candid photos I take while we’re chatting, joking around, and talking about why you booked the session that become the favorites. Following your session, at your ordering appointment, I will help you select your favorites to enjoy as prints, in an album, or as stunning artwork on your walls to enjoy for years to come. Portraits are meant to be shared and enjoyed beyond your Facebook profile. I am fiercely passionate about getting custom high quality products in your hands!



If I’m not cementing memories in time at a session or curled up at my awesome orange desk ordering your next beautiful canvas, you’ll catch me rocking mom life, sharing bad jokes on Instagram, or reading on my patio. Here's a little peek of some behind-the-scenes footage of a session!



Ready to capture joy beyond the session & share high quality products for years to come? Let’s be in touch!