back to main

view Photo options

It's nice to meet ya! I'm a Jesus-loving artist, teacher, and published children's author who adores my handsome husband and precious sons. When I am not snapping photos you can find me homeschooling my boys, sipping a latte at our local cafe with a friend, picking up toys, nibbling Junior Mints, and daydreaming about exploring the globe. I came to Central Ohio from Madison, Wisconsin, by way of Southern California and the Czech Republic. The social studies teacher in me gets giddy about travel and experiencing other cultures!

I have been into photography since the ancient days of film and dark rooms and have developed (pun intended) my skills over the past couple decades. I see art and beauty everywhere, and I can't wait to help you capture the precious moments in your life!

hi, I'm AMANDA!

I chose "Plus One" Photography because, for the past several years, I have used my photography services as a way to raise funds to cover adoption costs as my husband and I build our family. Adoption is a beautiful expression of God's love, and we feel beyond blessed to have been gifted with our two incredible sons. As private infant adoption is frustratingly pricey, I am glad to be able to offer my photography services as a way to help add dollars to our "adoption cookie jar" to cover our second son's adoption costs and save up in case the Lord adds a third kiddo to our family. We are never short on love (though maybe short on sleep, haha), so we are open to becoming a family of five if that is the Lord's plan. A portion of all photography proceeds goes to this humbling and glorious adoption effort.

What's in a name?

my why

Without hesitation, I can say that my love of photography comes from the sweetest, kindest shutterbug you'll ever meet: My mom. She has been creating moments and capturing memories with snapshots my entire life. This has fostered a great appreciation for photographs and how they help us preserve the joy, the love, the fun in our lives so we can relive them ourselves and pass along our stories to future generations. I want to do this for YOU, too! 

back to main


Are you a photographer looking to have someone be your right-hand gal for wedding or other event photography? I can help! While I have done lead shooting for 10+ years, I have also second shot for a dozen or more photographers across the state of Ohio. I'd be happy to help you, too! 

+ Starting at $40 per hour 
+ Travel expenses may apply depending on distance from Knox County
+ Rights for me to share photos I took in my portfolio

Second Shooter

Yay! I can't wait to capture the love and sweet moments of your wedding or event! Like a photojournalist, I take all the photos of all the things on your Big Day to tell your story, I process the photos and deliver them to you all while keeping your budget in mind!

+ Wedding packages start at just $900!
+ Online gallery for easy downloading & sharing
+ Printing rights
+ Travel expenses may apply depending on distance from Knox County


Let's see those smiles! I can take family photos, senior portraits, engagement pics, maternity photos, and so much more! 

+ $100 for the first half hour
+ $60 each additional half hour
+ Unlimited outfit changes
+ Location(s) of your choice
+ Online gallery for easy downloading & sharing
+ Printing rights
+ Travel expenses may apply depending on distance from Knox County

portrait sessions


A portion of the proceeds go toward my family's adoption efforts :)

KIND WORDS from lovely folks

let's chat

Thank you!

Your message has been sent. We'll contact you shortly