From me to you

Just the thought of having your photograph taken can make some of us feel uncomfortable, awkward and nervous. You are not the same today as you were yesterday and you will not be the same person tomorrow.

Finding a photographer who takes the time to understand you – who you are and who you are becoming – can be inconceivable. How can you be sure you’ve found a photographer you can be comfortable with? Someone who aligns with your design and style sensibilities?

Comparing information across numerous websites is frustrating! Without knowing if the photographers’ portfolio matches their expertise or ability to mesh with a client, how are you expected to choose?

You’ve got a vision. You need to know that your vision is going to be met.

 It’s ok. I’ve got you.

I am an expert at helping people relax in front of my camera.


  •  I will coach you how to look like you feel in a photograph.
  • I will show you that “unphotogenic” is not a real word.
  • I will help you translate the image you’ve got in your head to the real world.

One photographer does not fit all. Whether you’re the kind of person who jumps in the deep end or tests the water with a big toe first, the next thing to do is to be certain that we can work together. Trust isn’t gained from a website alone, it’s built in person and you need to be sure that you can relax with me.

Let’s chat on the phone or schedule a consult over a coffee – in person in the studio or virtually over zoom. I’d love to hear about your vision and how you’d like to take control of the gaze.


In short...

  • I am a home body.
  • The older I get, the more comfortable I become with being different and the more accepting I am of myself.
  • My happy place is beside a camp fire.
  • Love my family, love connection, love my own space.
  • I’m an over-functioner.
  • I am more comfortable in a deep conversation than I am with small talk.
  • I am painfully honest – sometimes to my own detriment.
  • I am a great networker who struggles with networking.
  • I love listening to Rob Zombie just as much as I love listening to Ludovico Einaudi.
  • Self belief, expression and interiority matter most to me.
  • I have no time for superficiality and the promotion of mediocrity.
  • I am a firm believer in community over competition.
Ipswich Photography Studio

Amanda is a Certified Professional Photographer and current president of the Professional Photographers' Association of Queensland. The PPAQ guarantees the highest standards in professional photography, ensuring exceptional imagery, business probity and client confidence.


Amanda is also a volunteer photographer with Heartfelt - a volunteer organisation of professional photographers dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families who have experienced stillbirth or have children with serious or life threatening illness.