I love to photograph real people (quirks and all) who are happy to be together. I specialize in natural light photography and capturing genuine human connection. I like warm tones, candid moments, and people who laugh at my corny jokes. I shoot from a “lifestyle” perspective, with minimal posing and setup tools, and I work to tell your story with my images.
I’ve lived in Long Beach for the better part of nine years, after moving from my hometown (San Diego) to attend Cal State Long Beach in 2008. I majored in human development but also studied graphic design and marketing while I was there. During my college years I met my then-boyfriend, now-husband James at a local church group and we have been married for five years now. In my spare time I enjoy taking Bikram yoga at the Hot Room, eating my weight in ramen, and binge-watching home improvement shows. On the weekends you can find me and James playing disc golf at El Dorado Park or hanging out at Ten Mile Brewing, owned by some of our long-time friends! We enjoy all that Long Beach has to offer and we get a thrill from finding all the hidden gems. I shoot weddings all over Southern California, but Long Beach weddings have a special place in my heart!
Our family of 4 did a mini session with Amanda. She is excellent!! We have small children and she worked so well with them and got the best photos. She has a very calm and warm demeanor that even though it was the first time we met her, we immediately felt comfortable. You will not regret having Amanda as your photographer.
We had an amazing experience with Amanda, Doskofoto!!! She was detailed and did not rush our session, and made sure to provide for us many options and QUICKLY! Great quality. We would definitely use her again for another life event. We highly recommend her.