Capturing your “ah…”
Because you’ll never be here, like this, again.
Life moves so fast: wedding days are too short, senior year is over before you know it, there are too many precious moments that will be gone in the blink of an eye.
I’ll be there to capture all your moments as you are simply enjoying them and having fun; ensuring you have cherished photographs to accompany your wonderful memories.
Photographer | Broken Arrow | Oklahoma
My name is Amanda Lynn Hitchen but my friends just call me Amanda.
From a young age, I’ve been picking up cameras and photographing anything I thought was interesting. My camera took me through college, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts… as a photography major. No surprise there! Now, I photograph because it makes my heart sing… actually, I feel more like it’s going to burst with joy most times. After my formal education, it took me years of creative self-discovery to find my style, my clients, and my way of serving those I get to work with.
Ten things to know about me…
My diet is kin to an eight year old run amok in a grocery store.
I have the memory of a goldfish (and have learned to write everything down).
Helpless optimist here, who believes in and cheers for the good inside everyone.
Annoyingly organized and systematically logical (which often competes with my indecisive creative side).
Have you ever had those days where you open your calculator app to dial a phone number? Yeah… um, me neither.
If I had to watch one TV show for the rest of my life it would be Gilmore Girls (“Oy with the poodles already”).
I. Love. Coffee… with a little milk and sugar, please.
ENFJ- from middle school, to my study abroad in college, and into my professional life, I have always tested ENFJ.
An actual t-shirt I own: I’m into fitness. Fit’ness taco in my mouth.
I believe in the power of the American dream, I was raised with the belief that I can be anything I want to be.
I fell once. (Okay, I fall all the time, but during a photoshoot, I fell.) Off a step ladder, in the middle of a very crowded public park… with people and other photographers everywhere… everywhere! Luckily it was a photoshoot with very good friends of mine. The setting sun had just come out on an otherwise cloudy day, the lighting was just right, and my excitement got the best of me. As I was falling down I kept shooting but I tucked my camera like a college football player on a game-winning tackle. My collar bone took the majority of the fall, along with the hand that was protecting my camera. I instantly started to bruise and was even bleeding a little.
Well, that was embarrassing…
Needless to say, we took a little break; she changed clothes while I cleaned myself up and looked back at my camera roll: did I get it? The golden light? Well, of course I did! But I also captured something else… I laughed so hard I cried! As I was hovering over a beautiful flower bed, I thought to myself ‘I need to photograph these flowers!’ then I fell straight into them and took their picture on the way down.
My goals for every photoshoot are:
Energy – I bring the same drive and enthusiasm to every photoshoot I do. It’s an excitement and energy that’s contagious and something I hope to always give to my clients.
Service – From inquiry to photoshoot day and after gallery delivery, I’m here to serve you, my client, every step of the way.
Guidance – From picking what to wear to how to stand or pose during your photoshoot, I’ll guide you through it all. I freely share my knowledge and experience to help you plan a photoshoot that’s unique to you!!
Enjoyment – My job is to help you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. Your job is to have fun!