I’m Mandy. For as long as I can remember I have been enamored with our world, its beauty, and its people.
I love meeting people and making new friends. The first time I met my neighbor, while out in my yard, I introduced myself and promptly invited him over for dinner. I was 3 years old, y’all. We’ve been friends ever since.
Exploration has taken me many places. From climbing mountains in Colorado and volcanoes in Guatemala; to 3-week whitewater trips through the Grand Canyon and paragliding in Central America; to rock climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking in my home state of Tennessee, adventure is always high on my priority list. I was a whitewater trip leader for a decade. I feel most like myself in nature, and I’m more at home in the woods than
I started photographing my friends in high school and haven’t put the camera down since. I launched my career by exploring different aspects of photography, from on location shoots for companies like Lululemon and Rustic House Candles to photography for restaurants like The Flying Squirrel. I also have a bachelor of fine arts degree with a concentration in photography.
During photo sessions, I don’t force moments. I guide you through interactions that allow for candid moments and genuine smiles. Many of my clients say their photo session felt more like a fun adventure than a photo shoot. The result is an enjoyable experience and natural images that capture you in your element.