Amanda Bush

"I've worked all times of the day and any day. I find that whatever makes it easiest on the client, I can always work around it."

What's your first name?
Amanda

What's your last name?
Bush

Nice to meet you, Amanda! May we have your email address, please?
mamsphotog@gmail.com

What's your Instagram username, Amanda? We'd love to check it out!
MamsPhotography15

AmandaPlease let us know your website.
http://facebook.com/mamsphotog

Contact Number:
5419143620

What is your location, Amanda?
Country
United States

State / Region
Oregon

Firstly Amanda, how would you best describe yourself?
Photographer

Would you like us to recommend you to clients looking for a  Photographer near your area?
Yes

Amanda, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
75$ per hour

Amanda. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I am a hobbyist photographer. I am learning as I go and would love to expand my portfolio as much a possible. My goal is to create a business for myself without any college education and all by creativity and passion for photography. 

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos? (12 more interview questions).
Yes

Our readers would love to get to know you more Amanda. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I try to make an every photo I take a work of art. My style is my own, and I try to keep it new and fresh. I always enjoy changing it up, by photoshop or new modelling ideas. 

Amanda, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My first camera was a Nikon D60, and I would just shoot my friends for fun. After doing it for ten years, I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I just love making people feel good about themselves or excited to print and hang there new family photo. 

Who is your inspiration in life Amanda? How do you keep inspired?

My first inspiration was vogue magazine. I would buy every issue and just skim thru the pages. My biggest goal would be to become a fashion photographer. 

We all make mistakes Amanda; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When I first started out I never met up with the client before hand and discussed ideas. It always helps to really do some research before the should and especially get to know who u are shooting and talk about what they want out of the photos.

Amanda, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I've worked with large groups of people before, and it is very difficult Ronnie sure everybody will be happy with the turnout. My way of doing it is trying to get as many shots as possible and don't make the clients wait too long before moving to a new pose. Make the shoot have flow and not lots of pauses. 

Please tell us, Amanda, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

I've had to work around many schedules including my own. I have a two-year-old daughter I have to find a sitter for as well as organizing it around the client's schedule. I've worked all times of the day and any day. I find that whatever makes it easiest on the client, I can always work around it.

Amanda, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Lots of people don't understand lighting or manually shooting. They assume I can make them look perfect on the camera before doing any editing. They also assume they will look either skinnier or any other altered, unnatural way. I try to make people look as real as they do in person, but I will brighten there eyes or add shadows to trick the eye. In the end, I've always had happy clients.

Amanda, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My first wedding was my proud moment. It was very stressful but all worth it in the end. It made me much more confident as a photographer.

Amanda, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Most of the time I'm most creative when it a trade shoot. The client and I both feel relaxed and no pressure which in the end turns out amazing. 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

Never give up. Follow your dreams. You are who you choose to be. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Any and all collaborations are welcomed! 

Now for the best part Amanda! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Mams Photography
@MamsPhotography15