That's me with my cute hubs Josh, and our horses Cort, Rosie and mini Rootbeer and our Yak Milton (he's Josh's FAV). Because YES we live on a funny farm!
I am a nerd. I am a dreamer. A storyteller. I am the mom of two amazing girls who keep me entertained as well as grounded. I'm also a mom to flocks, packs and herds. I love nachos & movie nights. I am married to my best friend. I need coffee before conversing in the morning. My therapy is riding horses and watching my chickens peck around. I love my dogs but they make me crazy ;) I might grow up to be a cat lady. My wedding was the most amazing week of my life. Our friends came from far and wide and camped at our house for the weekend.
I started Hearts & Horseshoes, which became HeartsFoto, in 2007, when I found myself taking pictures for friends and feeling like there was nothing I could possibly imagine loving more as a job/career/past time. I love photos and the stories they tell. My goal is to capture all the emotion while having fun doing it. I truly believe that having fun is the only way to go about weddings + portraits.
Aside from the ultimate goal of getting married and celebrating our new life together as husband and wife with our friends and family, having a great photographer on our wedding day was top priority. We were about to settle with another photographer when I happen to come across Hearts and Horseshoes. I looked at one photo and fell in love with Amanda’s style of work. Upon booking, I quickly found that I would have much more from Amanda than just a photographer on site. She was an essential part to our wedding planning, is very responsive and not only knows her job well but is also 100% compassionate about what she does. We booked her early on but she stayed in touch for the months to follow and up until the night before the wedding. Talking about the wedding with her was always so exciting. Amanda never left us to wonder or worry about any details. We worked on timelines and lists of family members about a month prior, nothing was ever left for last minute which was very much appreciated, for me, being the bride to be, checking stuff off of my to do list was another task of its own. The day of the wedding there were a lot of unexpected setbacks but Amanda never gave up with helping me stay positive, she always had a quick solution and never lost her cool. She emailed a few preview photos the very next day which kept me smiling until I received the complete folder which was delivered far before expected. Between her and Nicole, they captured so much of our special day and the images are everything I expected and some. Amanda with Hearts and Horseshoes is truly the best friend that all soon to be brides will need by their side.