Hi! I'm Amanda Mandigo; visual artist, dreamer, wisher, happy-baker, activist go-getter and overall believer in love and goodness! In the cynical climate of our world I’m trying desperately to hold onto everything lovely and good. With an inspired heart and the technical know how to produce quality images, I strive to capture my clients authentically by fostering a comfortable and fun environment for them to be themselves. I absolutely love meeting and working with all kinds of different people and animals in all different stages of their lives. My greatest reward is when you come back year after year.
Having just purchased our very first house in the Town of South Hadley, MA, I joyfully share my life with my brilliant and amazing wife Jennifer (who sometimes assists me during sessions) and our beautiful brood of rescued animals.
I can't wait to meet you!
What to Expect
Your session begins the moment that we speak!
I am well aware that cameras can make some people feel uncomfortable. Maybe you are like me in my third grade picture, dreading that awful studio shot where you only have 5 seconds to smile (see exhibit A --->) or maybe you're a mama who's always taking the photographs instead of being in them, even better, perhaps you only have selfies in your gallery. Let me take the self out of your selfie by providing a relaxed environment where I will provide professional images that you would be proud to share. Your comfort is my priority!
So the first thing to do is get in touch: you can do that by calling or texting me at 413-570-5639, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, messaging on FB or Instagram or submitting a message via the Contact! page on this website. From there we will schedule a complimentary get to know you meeting where we will collaborate on ideas, locations, themes and desires for your one of a kind and amazing photo session.
On the day of the shoot, we'll spend a few moments getting warmed up, testing light and making sure everyone is comfortable in front of the camera. From there I will guide you gently through the session ultimately capturing memories you and your family will cherish forever! On or the day after the shoot I will post a "teaser" on Facebook, within a week you can expect your sneak peek gallery to be posted on Facebook. Within three weeks of our session, the rest of your photos will be uploaded into a personal gallery and you will be emailed the link & password. Hopefully we will wash, rinse and repeat every year after! :)
Check out the FAQ page for answers to other common questions!