About Amanda 

Amanda Reynolds is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Washington, D.C.  Born and raised on Sanibel Island, Florida, Amanda attended Wake Forest University where she received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. She received her Master's degree in Communications from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

After ten years on and off Capitol Hill working in public affairs, Amanda took a leave of absence from D.C. in 2013 to pursue her passion for photography, studying at the London School of Photography. When she returned to D.C. in 2014, Amanda had the honor of serving as the official photographer for the Library of Congress, where she photographed Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway, HRH Princess Anne, Mavis Staples, George Clinton and Billy Joel, among others. 

Working predominantly with natural light, Amanda's photography reflects her technical skill, genuine enthusiasm for her subjects, and passion for capturing beautiful images. Her work is influenced by classic films, her island upbringing and southern roots.  

When not working, Amanda can be found taking weekend hikes with friends, catching live music around town, or walking around Capitol Hill with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bingley (her beloved Winston crossed the rainbow bridge). 


My approach to photography is focused on capturing the real moments, the moments that translate to memories that remind you not just what the day looked like, but how it felt.  I let your day unfold with minimal intrusion and natural posing, with beautiful, natural results - it's you, in the very best light I can find. As a hybrid photographer, I shoot both film (primarily medium format, as well as 35mm) and digital. I often get asked why I shoot film, and the answer is simple: for me, I love the timeless, classic look of a film photograph.