about the artist

Thank you for considering me for your portraits! At a very young age, I developed a passion for the arts.  It was fueled by support from my parents, friends and teachers. I realized that art was a gift from God, a creative outlet, a chance for self-expression, and my opportunity to leave a lasting impression on others. Throughout my adolescent life, art was more than a passion.  It was my life.

Like many, I felt the pressure to explore a more stable career path as a young adult and decided to pursue a degree in Business Finance. While art was no longer my main focus, I continued to stay in touch with my inner artist.  While in college I took artistic electives whenever I could fit them into my normal course load. 

After graduation I found myself working in public accounting and then several more years in a corporate finance setting.  I realized I wasn’t doing what I was passionate about. The artist in me was being suppressed and yearned to be back in the spotlight. After careful consideration, I decided to pursue a career in photography. I didn’t plan this route, but I love how life unfolds. It’s trusting in God’s plan and taking a leap of faith that takes us to better places through His divine plan.

My name is Amanda.  I am a God-loving woman, a mama to two cats, coffee lover, blogger, outdoor adventurist, and — of course — a photographer.  It would be my honor to work with you.

Amanda English is a custom portrait photographer specializing in senior photography.


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