seattle newborn baby photographer Amanda Smith

Meet Amanda

Is it really sunny in Seattle? When we moved from Portland to Seattle, I wondered if the rumors that it rained “all the time” really were true. Over the many years of living here, my answer came in the persistent moss invading my garden and grass. I’m always tickled on Pinterest when I see people who pin ideas of how to grow moss in their garden. Just move to Seattle, I muse.

I grew up on the sunny side of the mountains. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been doing some form of creative art, winning awards, recognition and accolades along the way. My first job in college was working for a portrait studio and since then, my camera has rarely been out of my hand. My friends laugh (but are not shocked) when I say I have over 100,000 personal pictures of my family. (Because of this, we have 2 mirrored redundant servers!!!). I feel blessed to have a gift for creativity, a passion for preserving family memories and started my business almost 7 years ago to share those talents.

seattle newborn baby photographer Amanda Smith

I married the love of my life, Michael, who swept me off my feet. He is ridiculously romantic and unbelievably supportive of the endless props I just can’t seem to live without (which often spill over into his office). We will always be seen holding hands when we walk (and even driving in the car) and I like to think how cute we’ll look as little old people, still sweetly in love. For all the beautiful things I create, my most treasured are my two children, Noah and Emily. The Lord has truly blessed me with my family.

Yes, it does rain (a lot) in Seattle, but I believe a sunny and happy attitude will shine in whatever the skies are doing outside. I’m looking forward to sharing that sunny disposition with you!

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass….It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Vivian Greene

Get To Know Me Better

01.

I have loved my Seahawks since I was 8 years old.  I am a 12 – die hard!  (Unless you are a die-hard Patriots fan, we’ll get along just fine – LOL)

02.

I got my artistic gene from my dad and my love of home from mom.

03.

Creating a peaceful, warm and inviting home is a joy and I completely re-decorate my house 6 times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Halloween and Christmas). I have 16 Christmas trees at Christmas. It’s crazy fun….and fun to watch new guests try to find them all!

04.

My mom, sister and I have been doing floral design for weddings and events for over 20 years.

05.

I also spent 4 years creating and publishing a ~300 page family cookbook, which I cherish as a way of preserving those family meals and memories for generations to come.

06.

I’m only a snob with 2 things – avocados (favorite is Chilean) and candles.

07.

SEVEN truths and ONE lie. Can you guess which one is not true?

  • I’ve swam with sharks.

  • I’ve been on stage with Bon Jovi.

  • My family has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • I was crowned Miss Oregon.

  • I’ve driven a NASCAR.

  • I passionately love to garden and think pulling weeds is relaxing & fun.

  • Best concert ever – Garth Brooks!

Awards & Features

seattle newborn photographer AFNS award 2020
1st PLACE

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

seattle newborn photography AFNS award 2020
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

newborn photography seattle AFNS award 2020
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

newborn photographer seattle AFNS award 2020
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

seattle newborn baby photographer AFNS award 2020
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

seattle newborn photographer AFNS award 2018
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2019

award winning seattle newborn photographer baseball
silver award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

award winning seattle newborn photographer yellow truck
silver award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

award winning seattle maternity photographer waterfall
bronze award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

award winning seattle newborn photographer tigger
bronze award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

award winning seattle maternity photographer bronze award
bronze award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

seattle newborn photographer AFNS award 2019
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2018

featured in ana brandt magazine motherhood issue 2020
featured in ana brandt magazine super hero edition 2019
featured in ana brandt magazine holiday 2019
summerana photography tribe photo contest winner 2018
featured in ana brandt magazine holiday 2018