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This is not a call for you to follow me so I can watch the numbers on my profile grow, this is a call for you to take FULL advantage of the experience you are taking part in. I want you to be comfortable and at ease when we are together for your engagement session, […]

A quick note from me: Before I start throwing “the top 5” at you, I want to say that while capturing you and your sweetheart in your truest form is my top priority, your engagement photos are a chance to dress up and show up at your best. Not necessarily to show off (okay maybe […]

Location, Location, Location You have just been proposed to and you’re flying high. He did it with such perfection you almost wonder how he pulled it off. Now you are entering the season of “engagement” and one of the first things you want to do is get those engagement photos done while the weather is […]

Megan and Josh are the kind of couple you can’t help but love. From the minute you pull up to their front door, are greeted by warm welcoming smiles and brought in for “outfit consultation,” to the time you drive away from an evening talking over subs, you just feel loved. You learn a lot when […]

All is still. Two large doors swing open and a hash falls over the library. The air is still. Nothing breathes but the souls held between the pages of these books. Rows and rows stacked on top of each other rising all the way to the ceiling. The dimly lit row just a few paces […]

The Heart of a Community  How a retreat with 30 creative souls taught me a very important lesson about myself, my business & the community I surround myself with. Be brave. Okay Here goes The AKP Retreat made an Impression. Now this retreat was certainly jam-packed with great education (I’m still deciphering my notes) and an experience worth […]

What is a Friend Adventure? Adventures fuel our souls, expand our creativity (and our thoughts) they refresh our minds. They show us the world outside our personal bubble and allow us to be free. Now take that adventure and add a good friend to it. It just got 10x better didn’t it? You can explore […]

A Magical, Gorgeous Bridal Extravaganza On this warm April afternoon at The Londontown Gardens the lone gazebo is laced with greenery, the sides dripping crystals casting prism glows everywhere you turn. The garden is in full bloom and the sun shines brightly above. In enter 5 beautiful ladies adorned in the finest lace and tulle. Now let […]

Carla & Tony Carla and Tony were so much fun to spend time with! Laughter followed us everywhere we went. That’s just what happens when you are truly enjoying yourself. They were a little concerned that the weather was going to be a problem, but I reassured them that this was the perfect set on […]

Sarah & Rory’s Lakeside Engagement Session April 15, 2017 | Amanda MacPhee Studios Sarah and Rory wanted do a session at Lake Fairfax during a rainstorm since that was how Rory proposed while they were out on a hike. Sarah admitted that it wasn’t a huge surprise as she had picked out the ring, but […]