It looks like you're here because you're interested in my photography. I'd like to share with you a little bit about myself, so you can get to know me better - and see if we would be a good fit.
This is Amanda Allender Photography, but I go by Mandy. I am the mother of four small, beautiful children: Ronan (8), Ruby (6), Ryder (4) and Rory who died when he was 19 months old. Along with our kids, my wonderful husband Brock and I live in the Huntersville area of North Carolina.
It's really quite difficult just to go on talking about yourself, isn't it? But me... I am a woman full of passion. I absolutely adore photography, but also birth and breastfeeding, parenting and marriage. I believe in supporting women wherever they are at, while being honest about the struggles and perils and truths of motherhood. I love to spread love.
I aspire to take images that share the depth, beauty and realness of the life we have surrounding us - the messy, frustrating, brilliant, disorganized, perfectly not perfect, sometimes-sticky life that we occasionally lose focus on. I practice Yoga, I teach my children, and I love to bake, read real books and knit. I love to write. I enjoy funny television or moving stories, but I can't handle suspense, horror or gore. (No zombies, please.) I love the beach, and the peace that comes from being near water. I love to sing, and I am constantly surrounded by music and noise, joy and tears - I wouldn't change it for the world.
I dislike laundry, grocery shopping, and making big decisions without talking to everyone that I know about it..
I hope you like what you see and also what you read. I hope you'll allow me to share my passion with you. I hope that, together, we can try to show the world the beauty and brilliance that fills your heart.
I can't wait to meet you.
Proudly serving the Charlotte metro and surrounding areas.