H E L L O !
Hi, I am Amanda! The passionate soul behind The Tried & True Workshop.
I am a Mother and a Wife, my obsessions include but are not limited to: entrepreneurship, animals, in season vegetables, coffee, and all things design.
I've been a professional photographer since 2011. Photography as a career hit me hard and fast and as I was incredibly consumed with learning both the artistry and the business of photography, I also realized that I really, really love sharing. As much as the saturation of this industry continues to persist, I want to play my part in preserving photography as a serious career, and not just a job where someone picks themselves up a nice camera and buys a website and calls themselves a photographer. I am here to play my part as an educator to ensure the growth and value of our industry remains.
After only knowing film and working in film labs for many years, I finally bit the bullet and purchased my first DSLR in 2011. I shot 10 wonderful couple's weddings that year to gain experience. By 2013, I hit 6 figures and I was shooting 33 weddings per year and traveling for over 50% of them. By 2015 I was honored to be named one of Rangefinder's 30 Rising Stars which still to this day puts me in a bit of shock mode when I think about it! Since then I have had the honor of speaking at a few workshops and conventions as well as host 2 sold out Tried & True Workshops in late 2017. In 2018, I launched a sister business, Bundle Studio, and as that continues to grow I am committed to share some fresh knowledge I have learned from this the journey of developing another business.
Our goal with this workshop is to be 100% fully committed to being honest and open. I'm a straight to the point no BS kind of gal. We want our attendees to have and get paid what they deserve, to work more efficiently, and have more time to enjoy life. We want you to leave the workshop feeling inspired, with tons of advice and tools of how to make your work life and life life easier, with a realistic to-do lists, and new knowledge to go and conquer your dreams.
Thank you for stopping by! We hope you will join us!
Sampling of my (mostly wedding and creative) work below