Amanda & Brent


A Fierce Photographer-Musician-Mama with a Small Side of Silly. Shooting professionally at MHP for 11 years, Amanda’s been best friends with Millie since her teens. They’re family, literally. Amanda married Millie’s brother, Brent. She backs up his band, Beta Radio, with vocals, piano and glockenspiel. Front and center are her love for him (and his beard!) and their two kids. Genevieve is her first-born cutie with the world’s softest cheeks. Finn is the family’s “Little Man” who loves snuggling up to his Mama in the evenings. Then there’s Milo, the long-haired miniature Dachshund and ruler of the couch.

Amanda loves cooking (sushi and Thai are favorites) – but not baking. And, she creates entire casts with different voices to star in her kids’ bedtime stories. Favorite collections: unusual bowls and quilts. Does her unhealthy obsession with boots count, too? Her coffee order is iced black, in summer; a dirty chai latte when temperatures fall. Favorite ways to listen to music: at full blast alone in the car, or, dancing around the kitchen with the kids. Sentimental, yet saucy, Amanda serves up her signature style with heaps of hard-working professionalism, a generous dollop of loving emotion, and a little silly on the side.

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Christmas on the Farm – Shoots & Ladders

Thu October 19, 2017 10:00am

Boy howdy are we gonna have fun this year!! Shoots & Ladders is heading to the Farm for our Holiday shoot. We will have stylized elements in a real farm setting. It’s a twist on our typical holiday sessions as we will be outside and live… Read more

erin + jon . wedding

Mon October 24, 2016 2:53pm

Erin and Jon were married on a summer day in the heart of Chapel Hill, NC. Everyone gathered and celebrated these two with grand hugs, words of wisdom and an assured excitement for the adventure that lay ahead. Brent and I were  honored to capture… Read more

holly + chase. engagement

Thu September 8, 2016 1:58pm

Holly and Chase are getting married later this month on Bald Head Island! Take a glance at some sweet moments from their engagement session photographed recently. Cheers to the happy… Read more

emily + james . wedding

Tue August 30, 2016 11:00am

A man of honor, a woman of beauty inside and out and one amazing estate nestled in the rural hills of Mocksville, NC. Emily and James’ wedding was one for the books…. Read more

killian family

Wed August 26, 2015 10:00am

A little while back, I met with the Killian family for a session on Bald Head Island. This sweet little family was ready for an adventure and I was ready to capture all the moments. This session included a stop at Old Baldy, a search for fish at the… Read more