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I am passionate about seeing you succeed because I'm a chef and creative too!

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I've been there and I see you! I've owned a catering company and a wedding planning firm.


I relate to the struggle of trying to keep up with the demands of the kitchen while also trying to get around to marketing myself. I know what it's like to wake up at 4 a.m. to put bread in the oven or push out 1,500 raviolis, stand on my feet all day cooking, then get home at midnight to fall into bed and wake up the next day ready to do it all over again. Oh, and did I mention I did that while I did this I was also raising three kids on my own?! 


Suffice to say I admire what you do.


You are a culinary badass. 


I'm passionate about seeing you succeed — and helping you claim that success.  My pivot to food and brand photography came after 10+ years of experience in the culinary and event planning industries, after I finally found the courage to speak my dream (hint: to be a photographer). 

Combining my business background and creative vision, I use photography to breathe spice up your brand. I truly want to see you succeed. I want you to get results, or my work means nothing. I want to see you get quality return on your investment in your brand.




My husband Craig and our kids! We have five grown children. Our home base is in Charlotte, North Carolina. I spend my days spent working with clients, having virtual "date-nights" with my hubby who is working abroad and hanging out with our 4-year-old puppy Lily!

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Amanda is the owner and CEO of Amanda Loren Studios formerly Amanda Richardson Brand Photography. She is a professional speaker on national stages like the Wedding MBA, the USPCA and Sharpen. She has contributed to a variety of Culinary and Event Industry blogs, podcasts and teaches Strategic Branding Masterclasses to a variety of Entrepreneurial Groups.


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