I'm Amanda! I'm a wife to hubby Craig, dog mom to Lily and mom to 5 grown kiddos. We reside on the coast of Wilmington, NC but I travel far and wide to serve my amazing clients!

I serve high-performing female entrepreneurs and emerging thought leaders who avoid brand photography because of a lack of confidence in front of the camera.

The reason I am so passionate about this is because I avoid being in front of the camera just as much as you do. I know your pain and I know what eases it too, so I am here to help!

about amanda

I love this picture of my husband Craig and I because it's how we laugh together every day since the day we met! 

So here is the thing, I can guarantee this handsome man will come up in our conversation, I brag on him as much as I possibly can. He lives overseas in Qatar for work and I even have it written into my contract that I take at least 15 minutes to step away to say good night to him if we are in the middle of shooting. 

We hope he will return home soon, but this year, because of Covid, he is stuck there for a full year! So we are missing him extra hard right now!

I have some blog posts in the Journal about how we deal with our long distance marriage if you are curious about a little more info on it!


Our Story


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so many adventures. We feel as if we have been married for 25 years, in a good way (lets just say 3 of 5 kids, in the past 3 years equals 11 car accidents!) The kids range in ages from 15 to 23 and in spite of our totaled cars, they are all a blast to just hang out with! When we have all the kids together the energy in the house is electrifying and it is really some of our favorite moments in life to sit back and watch them interact, especially now, as young adults.
  It is easy to get caught up in the day to day grind, as we do not have a typical marriage. Because Craig is overseas for work, it grants us a unique sense of appreciation. We are truly grateful for every moment we have with each other and our kids when Craig is home for the holidays. We are so thankful for our life and this business journey is a huge part of that. Our ultimate vision is to have Craig retire early bringing him home for good, and join Amanda Richardson Photography. As it is now he is involved in a lot of our behind-the-scenes work ;-) 

  Hello, thank you for stopping by! I am a photographer, recipe creator, wine lover, music lover and most importantly wife and mother to 5 awesome kids. I split my time between the United States and Doha, Qatar (where my husband is located for work) and I to shoot everywhere in between!
  When I am not taking pictures, you will likely find me and hubby, Craig on a beach or in the mountains of North Carolina. Home to us is wherever our kids are.
  Craig and I have been married for almost 5 years. He has been my constant support system and best friend through 

Our Story

Pictured above middle (left to right) Craig, Me, Christopher (19), Jonathan (21) and his girlfriend Haley, Katelyn (23) and her boyfriend Chris. Our other 2 couldn’t be with us for these photos. It is very difficult to get us all together these days!


Not a day goes by when we don't laugh and joke like we did the day we met.


Now that the kids are older, Lily is our baby.


Florence & Venice is our favorite so far, but we really aren't picky!


We are known for blindly picking new dry reds every time we hit the store!


It is our dream to live in a Hut on the water.


They are nutty and the energy is electric when they are all together!

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about amanda


45-Minutes per session
Available every other month in the
Charlotte & Wilmington areas
Details, Brand Props, 2 Outfit Changes and more during each photoshoot!
*1-Hour Strategy Planning Session prior to each photoshoot

Tuesday, November 17th
1115 N. Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC 28206





"Amanda is a delight to work with! You can tell she really cares about every detail and really gets to know your culinary brand before taking photos. She is so fun and spunky. My team and I had a blast shooting with her and were really happy with the end result."

Deb Cantrell

Chef Deb Coaching
Fort Worth, Tx

"The value of the digital imagery you provided me, Amanda, is amazing. I am using the pictures constantly and they are working to help me connect with my ideal clients. THANKS!"

Monica Thomas

Tailored Taste Coaching
DC Metro Area

“Amanda provides a top shelf product. Her knowledge of food service and culinary arts make it an incredibly easy experience and the quality of her photography is outstanding!”

Chef Josh Sutton

Executive chef
bear lake reserve

"We had an amazing experience working with Amanda for an event for Mei Mei Restaurant! Even with florescent lighting, not much space, and a total time crunch, she magically delivered a gallery of beautiful photos that I can't wait to use.
Thank you Amanda!"

Irene Li

Mei, Mei Restaurant
Boston, MA

Alice Townsend

"Working with Amanda is always a great experience! The photoshoot was fun and stress free! Looking forward to working with her again soon”."

sous & pastry chef
bear lake reserve



Your VIP Day





6 Hour Brand Photoshoot

 60 - Minute Pre-Shoot Planning Session
Each Photoshoot is designed for your specific 
marketing & business needs

3-4 Predetermined Locations

Complimentary Brand Coaching
Leveraging your professional images

BONUS Style Intensive.
Gain confidence and clarity as we get real about your possible hesitation in front of the camera. Together we make wardrobe and prop selections that pivot your thinking, enhance your overall brand identity and empowers you for next level achievements.



45 Minute Brand Photoshoot

 60 - Minute Pre-Shoot Planning Session Shoot list is determined at this meeting so that we take purposeful photos throughout the entire session.*

 Style Guide Provided

 1 Predetermined Location
2 Outfit Changes

 Available within 7 - 10 days
Color + Select Black & White Edits No Watermarks Full release for professional use

Mini Branding


One-Time Investment
With an 
Every-other-Month Option!

Bi-annual investment

one-time investment

*travel fees included!

(Inquire for details)

Oceanside retreat + 8 Hour Brand Photoshoot

 60 - Minute Pre-Shoot Planning Session
Each Photoshoot is designed for your specific 
marketing & business needs

3-4 Predetermined Locations

Lunch shoot - Relaxed, editorial shoot where we eat chat and shoot. B&W images.

Complimentary Brand Coaching
Leveraging your professional images

BONUS Style Intensive.
Everything from The CEO Experience, plus we do a little shopping and a little shooting! This is my favorite part!

Our philosophy begins and ends with loving on our clients by creating an experience. We don't believe in snapping pictures and delivering a gallery. It goes well beyond photographs for us. Amanda Richardson Boutique Photography is built on relationships. We would never claim to be a one-stop-shop for just anyone interested in having their picture taken. Instead, we take pride in building our education to serve a special kind of clientele. After investing in a significant amount of education, Amanda decided to offer her gifts not only to Culinary professionals, but couples as well! 

Our strengths are what light us up inside and when you find that kind of joy it will feed your soul.
The art of taking a photograph can be taught, but capturing the feeling behind it is a gift.
-Amanda Richardson



THE FIRST STEP towards working with us is determining if we are the perfect fit for you! After getting to know eachother online, we’ll determine if we’re a match made in heaven and then we’ll move on to the booking process!

THE BOOKING PROCESS is simple and fast. When we send over your booking proposal it contains the proposal, contract and invoice, everything you need to make things official in one sitting! 

NOW SECURE A DATE! We only shoot on special days of the week for couples and other days for our branding clients. This helps to keep things streamlined and organized for you and us.

NEXT you will receive a welcome email and depending on the type of collection you have chosen you will receive a special information guide to educate you on how to prepare for your photoshoot!


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We believe in simplicity, you can also expect NO TRAVEL FEES for the majority of our collections if your shoot is located within the continental United States. 

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