"I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work."

–Frank Lloyd Wright

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Amanda Joy Photographics is a client centered, full service company which specializes in portrait photography. We believe in building a personal relationship with every client, from individuals to families and small businesses. Our company has the skills and expertise to meet each client's needs and create images that capture life's unique and treasured moments.


Children & Families

From maternity sessions to newborns and up, we love working with children of all ages, families of all backgrounds, and are experienced in working with children that have special needs. We look forward to working with you and having some fun!


Whether you are looking for engagement photos, celebrating an anniversary, planning an elopement, going on an adventure, or just want an afternoon of unique fun creating personalized art, we are excited to work with you!


We work with entrepreneurs, creatives, professionals and small business to help them elevate their brand with business portraits, creative head shots, editorials and more. Let's discuss what the power of strong visual content can do for you.





Photography is meant to be enjoyed, during the session & for decades to come!


At Amanda Joy Photographics, we aim for fun! Sometimes preparing for a session can be stressful and worrisome, but we work with you to plan a session that will be enjoyable and memorable. So, relax and let's chat about both your desires and concerns. No need to fear session planning, children's' cooperation, or being in front of the camera. We'll help create beautiful portraits during life's important moments with ease.

This world is full of immense beauty and unique scenes - at Amanda Joy Photographics, we like to take advantage of that! By embracing the outdoors, and incorporating natural elements into sessions, the photographs become timeless. By getting out of a studio and using the world as our background, we can capture your love for adventure, your backyard fun, your seasonal family outing, or even a museum visit for something a little more modern. But, if that's not "you" we can always work in the studio too!

We hope these captured moments of your family will be treasured for generations. At Amanda Joy Photographics, we know it's all too easy to take photos and just let them sit in a computer file or on your phone to be rarely viewed and lost among technology upgrades. Print your photographs in order for them to carry on their true legacy, professional portraits and family snapshots alike. We offer basic packages, custom packages, and à la carte products to help make selecting your final keepsakes simple.




I am a born and raised Washingtonian and since taking my first photography class at a summer camp in third grade, my love for photography has only grown stronger.  Growing up, I was always the girl with a camera in my hand. 

After high school, I continued to learn my craft working hands on and embracing every educational opportunity, managing school photography divisions in PA, studying under and working alongside internationally known photographer and educator, Clay Blackmore,  shooting for many of the prominent D.C. area photographers, and managing the retouching and design department at post-production company, Pilot Imaging, for seven years. 

I have worked as a professional photographer since 2005 but,  since I am never done learning, this year I returned to school to pursue a formal education is Digital Media and Visual Communications while continuing to build Amanda Joy Photographics, LLC.

My focus today is on cultivating my craft, specifically through portraiture, editorial projects, fine-art nature and landscape work, environmental conservation advocacy, stewardship and providing special needs families with photography services that meet their child's unique needs.