"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates  the snapshot from the photograph"

Matt Hardy

 It takes opportunity to grow in any aspect of life. I just want to thank each of you, my return clients, my new clients and my future clients, for giving me the opportunity to do what I love. To grow as a photographer and to start to feel accomplished in what I have worked so hard to become.

I have a strong affection for capturing beauty. Letting you see yourself without the stigmas of the world. 

Accessories! Accessories! Accessories! 

Did grandma leave you that beautiful necklace that you love but never wear? Its time! Include it in your senior session. How about that beautiful quilt Aunt Janice spent months on? Perfect! Bring that with you for family pictures. Remember layered clothing, hats, necklaces, your instrument or makeup or whatever it is that defines who YOU are. Adding accessories brings so much to a session and they also give you something to do with your hands. (Making posing easier and less awkward for you!) 

it's all in the details


I have said it before and I will say it again! Lets include what you love in your session. Football, band, your precious animal child. Are you an avid reader? Do you love the library? Lets include it. Planning a session with ideas and things you love makes session go that much easier. I have a creative side but in order to personalize your session I need ideas from you! Let me get to know you on a more personal level. Let me know what you love and who you are so we can tell your story!

what you love


As business partners in a sense, its very important to stay in touch. From the booking process to the actual shoot date. I may be the professional but this is your special time. I want to plan your session with you! Is there a location you saw while driving to Carlsbad or Cloudcroft? A spot you may have seen in your best friends newest family session? Lets make a plan together. I am always willing to travel to new spots around the area! Lets go to Lake Avalon, to the sand dunes or even Brantley. You want White Sands? Lets go! Tell me what you're wanting in your session and lets make it happen.

client communication


My philosophy

class of 2019

"Amanda took my senior pictures and I LOVE them! She is super funny and made my session super fun. I had a blast and her work is amazing! I highly recommend her!"

Sabrina Dehoyos

November 2019

"Not only does she produce great quaity pictures, she does it with love. For the second year in a row, she not only traveled to Carlsbad, she did it with a smile and professionalism! Amanda is amazing with children. She is fun and patient, as well as considerate! My family loves this woman and so will you!"


November 2018

"We are a family of 4, with a child of special needs and working with Amanda was a pleasure. She is very sensitive, calm and an all around warm person. I think her work speaks for itself. We loved our session and love our pictures."


client testimonials

Amanda AnnO'lene Photography is teaming with some awesome makeup artists! I will soon be offering some hair and makeup services to model calls and eventually offer services to a broader client base. Stay tuned for big changes!

hair and makeup


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