Hello, and welcome, I’m so happy you’re here.

I’m Amanda, the face behind the camera at Plume. I’m a recovering politico living on DC’s Capitol Hill with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Mr. Bingley, and a never-ending wish list of renovations to my tiny old row house. I grew up (mostly barefoot) on Sanibel Island, and even though I’ve called the District home for over a decade (and own way too many shoes), I’m still an island child at heart.

My love affair with photography is rooted in my love for a good story. As a girl, I loved flipping through old photo albums and my parents’ yearbooks (the 60s fashion was amazing), and either begging them for the stories behind the photos, or making up my own. I was always drawn to the candid images, the black and white photos that seemed to be alive with energy and emotions. And all these years later, I am still inspired by these graceful and grainy frames.

The best stories - be they in a book, a movie, a podcast, or a great song - don’t appeal to just one sense; they transport you to a time and place. My photography is rooted in the desire to capture the feeling of your day, and balances the posed and composed, with the candid and authentic moments.

Let’s tell your story together. 

x Amanda / Plume Photography