WIFE • MOTHER OF 3 • choas manager 

The Art of Being Alone

March 1, 2023

I’ve never been very good at being alone. The thought of spending an afternoon to myself sounds more like a punishment than a gift. So it was too easy to let myself get lost in motherhood and forget to take time for just me.


Hooks Party of Five - Work Hard Play Hard

Kids are a good reminder to just slow down. There will always be work to be done, but we need to remember to stop and enjoy this life that we are working so hard for.

You work hard, don’t forget to PLAY hard

February 14, 2023


Hooks Party of 5 Word of the Year - Nurture

A Little Nudge

February 1, 2023

New years resolutions seem to have given way to the trendy “word of the year”. I kind of like the concept of a word to remind me of all that I am working toward instead of a looming resolution that makes me feel like I’m failing as soon as I begin. I chose the word NURTURE.


I’m a Charlotte based Photographer and mom of three. Being a mom is what drove me to photography, like so many of my children’s lives sparked a passion for capturing those memories for others as well. Several years into my business, my wedding photographer took me under his wing to teach me all things wedding […]

Hello, I’m Amanda

May 30, 2022


A Journey Is Not A Straight Line

May 16, 2022

A little over a year ago I was feeling very defeated. Like so many of us did during the shut-down phase of this pandemic, I turned to food to comfort me.


As a mother of three, the ever-growing mountain of laundry never seems to let up … always calling to me whenever I manage to find a moment to rest. I have come to resent the sorting, the inside-out socks, and the wet towels that failed to dry before being thrown into the tangle of fabric. […]

A Mountain of Laundry

March 18, 2022


Hooks, Party of Five

March 11, 2022

Let me preface this by saying that I have never been called a writer. While I wear many hats as a wife, mother of three, small business owner, wedding photographer and health coach -Wow that’s a lot to unpack! – writer has never been one of them. I question if anyone will even care to […]