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About Me

Southwest Michigan Based Photographer


Hey there. I’m Amanda Dryden. My photos can tell a story but I think it's important for you to also know a little bit about me. My love for photography came from capturing my own life story behind the lens. From different parts of my life I have photos that bring me back to a special time and place. They allow me to look back and remember.


Remember the sunshine and the waves on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Remember laughing with a friend I've known since childhood.

Remember my daughter cuddled in my arms in her nursery. 

Remember a place I once traveled that left a mark on my heart.

I see the moments preserved in a photo and it is a gift.  

So this leads me to you. My passion behind my work is to capture these moments in your life. To document your unique kind of beautiful that is real and authentic. My gift to you is preserving your moments to remember.  From family portraits, to newborn sweetness, to wedding days where unforgettable memories are made. It is all a beautiful piece of life worth capturing. Whatever stage of life you may be in I promise you it's worth documenting.

Here's a little more about me...

 I have the privilege of being married to my high school sweetheart and now I'm a Mama of two little ones that fill my days with more joy than I ever thought possible. My husband and I lived abroad for 3 years in the Middle East where we were teachers to local and international students. I am forever marked by our time there. Now we are blessed to live back home in a small beach town in SW Michigan close to our families and friends. 

My very greatest joy in this life is knowing Jesus and showing His love to the people who I cross paths with. So whether you are a friend or client or both, I hope you see a glimpse of that in my life. 

With love, creativity, and a camera in my hand,  


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