Behind the Lens with Amanda

Taken by Shoot My Travel Photographer  Amanda  in Chicago

Taken by Shoot My Travel Photographer Amanda in Chicago

 

Every day is a great day to highlight the accomplished professionals that make up our worldwide community of photographers. This weeks Behind the Lens series is focused on Amanda, one of our Chicago photographers.

Shoot My Travel Photographer, Amanda.

Shoot My Travel Photographer, Amanda.

“I love capturing emotion in the moment and creating something that my clients will cherish forever.”


 
 

How long ago did you realize photography was your passion?

Since I was a child, I have always been interested in everything that allowed me to express my creativity such as drawing, painting, or jewelry making, etc. But at 13 years old, I got my first camera and haven’t stopped taking pictures since then.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer  Amanda  in Chicago.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Amanda in Chicago.

When did it become more than a hobby?

I became more serious about photography when I was a sophomore in high school and started working on conceptual photography, entering contests & galleries.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer  Amanda  in Chicago.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Amanda in Chicago.

 
 

Do you have any favorite projects? 📸

My absolute favorite thing to shoot is live music and portraits/weddings, I love capturing emotion in the moment and creating something that my clients will cherish forever.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer  Amanda  in Chicago.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Amanda in Chicago.

How long have you been working with Shoot My Travel? What do you like about us?

I’ve been working for you a little over a year now and I’m in love of the process for booking a session. It’s really really really easy for the photographer because by the time you get the request, all the client’s info is already there along with their specific requests. This allows you to have the full picture before accepting or denying a request.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer  Amanda  in Chicago.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Amanda in Chicago.

What’s your absolute favorite thing about photography?

I love to capture everyone’s emotions, so I’m not a huge fan of staged photos. Also, I like being able to put a little piece of myself in every shoot I do, this is a way to feel proud of my work.