Hiya, I'm Aminda 👋

I'm drawn to capturing life -- the real stuff, not so much the cheesy poses that don't carry much meaning.  

I usually do this for people when they're in love and often when it's their wedding day.

Sometimes though, they're complete strangers to me, simply in the midst of living. The street memories are more of a passion project just for me, but maybe for people in the future - so they can see what life was like "back then" in the 2020's. 

I like to blend my love for street photography into my portrait work.

What inspires me? Being in new environments that force me off auto pilot then going back to the environments that you know like the back of your hand. 

It's such a strange contrast of feelings. I enjoy the perspective it gives me and like to blend everything I love from my travels with everything I love about home. 

Also, cozy spaces. 🕯️☕️

I believe you don't have to live your life (or plan a wedding) the way that most of the people around you do.

The idea of perfection makes me uncomfortable. I like things a little messed up and worn-in. 

I can't watch live TV because it sends my anxiety through the roof.

I'm fascinated with learning new things like how to salsa dance, surf, speak Spanish, basket weave, read tarot, make bread, etc. I collect grocery lists that I find on the ground, and sometimes I make stuff out of them. ✂️

I don't eat animals or things that come from them, but I won't judge you if you do. 🌱

I like having a couple glasses of wine and letting my imagination run wild, whether that be with a craft or with Google Flights.

I cuss a lot, but it's usually when I'm excited about something so it's kind of good cussing.

I guess you could say I'm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I travel often which makes me appreciate Minnesota more and more as the years go by.

My approach photography isn't for everyone. It's probably not even for 25% of everyone. I'm for that 7.2% of you out there who are reading this right now and thinking "It's me! You're for me! I feel it!!!" 

If that's you - please send me an email so we can connect. 

Then I can photograph you just like I would (and do) my best friends -- I make them feel as comfortable as possible because they trust me, I capture meaningful stuff that they actually dig because I know what's important to them, and of course - I show them off.

I've been published a few times and that's pretty cool, too! 

Ballad Of
Fashion Odds

Billabong, Billabong.com 
Downtown LA, DowntownLA.com
Voyage LA Magazine, VoyageLA.com
Forever Bride, ForeverBride.com

...and a few others.

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