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Amanda A.
Santa Clara, CA
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5.0
14 Years of experience

Hi, I'm Amanda.


I dig moody vibes, organic pops of color, and using nature as my backdrop. Stiff, studio poses aren't my jam, so I hope they're not yours, either! Shooting outdoors is where my true passion lies, and my #1 goal is to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera.


I believe that love is love, black lives matter, no human is illegal, and everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.


In my free time, I enjoy running, baking, brushing up on my Mandarin, exploring the Bay Area with my husband, and updating my travel and lifestyle blog, Little Tranquility.

A fun fact about me

I love animals! I've been a vegetarian for half my life, I was a foster mom for cats and kittens in my early 20s, and I even worked as a veterinary technician when I lived in Washington, DC many years ago.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Canon 5D Mark ii, Canon 6D

Lenses:

Canon 50mm, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 16-35mm

I am good with…

Children

Pets

Capturing Emotions

Story Telling

LGBTQ Community

Candid Moments

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Family

11 photos

Headshots

11 photos

Graduation

10 photos

Engagement

12 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Erin M.

    From thumbtack

    She was wonderful and made beautiful, all natural photographs of my daughter and me. She knows how to make nature work for you! I highly recommend her.

  • Amanda P.

    From thumbtack

    Amanda was exactly what I was looking for in a photographer. She was friendly, responsive and had an eye for a great background. She made my 10 month old smile a bunch even though he was a little crabby. I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone!

  • Eric P.

    From thumbtack

    Amanda took some amazing pictures of my family. Thanks Amanda.

  • Nicole S.

    From thumbtack

    Amanda is incredibly talented at her craft. She was responsive and courteous from the start. She was willing to take time from her family’s thanksgiving weekend to drive to SF to photograph my family. She arrived on time and ready to shoot. She was creative given the rain, and the kids all felt comfortable with her photographing her. The results are priceless. She is upfront on her turnaround time. Once we saw the final result, we can see the work that went into it. We will have and cherish these photos forever. If you are looking for a professional, kind and expert photographer, look no further. We cannot wait to work with Amanda again in the future !

  • Kristen K.

    From thumbtack

    Amanda really has a knack for capturing natural smiles. Her love for photography shows in her work, her professionalism, and her flexibility! The pictures she got of my husband and I are some of the best pictures we have of the two of us. I would highly recommend her for anyone needing photography services.

  • Ryne F.

    From thumbtack

    Amanda has been amazing. She took our engagement photos. She helped me pick out a beautiful location. She showed up early and acted casual so my girlfriend didn't realize I knew her. Her photos are incredible. Check her website for her past stuff because that was a big reason why I picked her. She truly has an eye for photography and editing. My friends and family cannot get enough of the shots. I would recommend her to everyone!

  • Alexis V.

    From thumbtack

    I'm super awkward in front of a camera but working with Amanda was awesome. It felt like just hanging out and walking around -- the resulting photos were totally natural and candid shots that glowed with natural light. I highly recommend Shutter Pine!

  • Akhila V.

    From thumbtack

    Had a good experience

  • Kailee L.

    From thumbtack

    Amanda is not only an amazing person, but an excellent photographer as well. She is the first person I considered to have take my college graduation photos, and she did not disappoint. To say I loved my pictures is an understatement. My family and friends loved them as well, and I was constantly asked who my photographer was. I’m so thankful to her for capturing these moments. I know I will look back on them to remember this significant time during my life.

  • Amreen K.

    From thumbtack

    The pictures she took came out amazing! And was really great with responsiveness, in terms of booking the date and receiving my pictures within a week. Great to work with.

  • Kendall P.

    From thumbtack

    It was such a treat to work with Amanda! She is so talented—she really captured the spirit of our family and the love we have for one another. Thank you, Amanda, for these beautiful pictures!

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