In 2008, not even a full year after I graduated college, knowing next to nothing about taxes or business practices, I jumped in head first.

There I was, 22 years old, a recent Cancer Survivor and newlywed, starting a business. I was officially my own boss, something I didn’t actually know was possible…or realistic to be honest.

The first couple years, I made a lot of mistakes but, I did have a lot of great clients and business contacts surfacing. The next couple years proved to be interesting with a move from Florida where the business started, to Maryland. Re-building went very well and I grew an amazing client base and friendships in Maryland. In my 8th year of business we find once again to be moving and thus, re-establishing a business back in Florida. Being away for 6 years have been difficult because it’s just long enough for so much to have changed but the growing process is resuming and things are getting there slowly but surely.

Through all of this, I am so grateful and overjoyed with the relationships and business I have created in 9 years. Words escape me when I talk about the sheer happiness I have doing what I do. And to have done it for 9 years so far……I don’t even know how to adequately describe what I feel. I am just incredibly lucky. Some would argue with that and say it was hard work, some may say it’s God’s plan….and I agree with all of them. I believe I was put here on this earth to do this. I can’t imagine doing anything else and I hope I don’t ever have to. Connecting with people through photography has been a blessing, a lot of hard work, and I am confident God had a huge role in that. Whatever you call it, I am certainly amazed and humbled.

 

Happy Anniversary Amanda McMahon Photography

pics by Catalina Devore Photography

 

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A Birdsong Barn couples session with Leslie and Daniel and man, we were melting.  Such troopers to stick with it and still be so loving and kind.

Can I also just tell you that these two have been together for 10 years and still act like love bird teenagers….I absolutely loved it. It’s the absolute best to watch couples like this and I am completely smitten with these two and the love they show in these images! You go, you two!

 

If you’ve never been to Birdsong, it’s located in Titusville and I remember shooting the first wedding there for the owner’s daughter an then a couples years later, shooting a proposal there! It is a gorgeous, peaceful place and a wonderful place to have a wedding.

 

birdsong barn couples session

Couples goals right here

My favorites!!!!

90 degrees, sweat pouring off of all of us and they can still cuddle <3

Your kids are going to love looking at these, such great role models and aspirations here

ahhhhh you guys….I seriously love you and these images. Please always stay this in love

Thank you, thank you! Keep giving hope to other couples and your kids in the future!

 

 

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Dear Sunshiney Boy- the one who made me a mom,

5 years.

5 years!

How on earth did we get here? Ok, I know that answer. I’d like to think I had a good part of that. Ha.

You are just the smartest, sweetest, best kid ever. Every mom says this, I know but you really are the best. You are such a polite, kind, fun loving, excitable kid and I adore that about you.

5 years and 9 months ago (roughly) when I found out I was pregnant with you right after thanksgiving, I was so over the moon excited and a bit scared. Would I be enough for you? Would we be good parents? And selfishly I wondered how I was going to run a business (in a new state nontheless) and have a baby and a new house. Honestly though, I trusted God’s timing and knew it was all meant to be. You were meant to be and you were meant to be for us. Thank God.

You are the brightest light and the kindest soul. We love you so much, Luke. Happy Birthday to the best kid on the planet.

The one who made me a mom

 

I just read him this and tried not to cry. He actually almost cried. He gave me a huge hug and told me “thank you for that post, I really liked that”. Oh, this kid.

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