In grade 2, I wrote down in my journal that I was going to be an artist. Fast forward .. young Amara knew exactly what was going on.
Growing up in northern Alberta on a beef farm, life was always filled with animals, adventure and work. This lifestyle is very much still a part of my everyday as I reside on my very own ranch just down the road from my family farm, alongside my husband and huge family of animals.
In my pursuit of life, I ended up in Victoria, BC going to school for photography in 2006. We processed film in the dark room and digital was a terrifying concept. I set out on my journey heading back to Alberta after graduation swearing off ever photographing weddings and ever moving back to the farm. Lesson learnt - never say never.
I'm a lover of the great outdoors and animals of every kind. I eat way too much peanut butter .. and popcorn. I hold lengthy concerts in my vehicle, love preserving food but could care less to spend my day in the kitchen making a meal (found myself a husband who's a wicked cook!). I don't own a purse and lose my wallet frequently.
Being an aunt to 6 nieces and 2 nephews has been one of the greatest things in life. Family has always been a HUGE part of my life - in fact my everyday. I still cattle farm alongside my family who live just down the road from me. My summer months are filled with sessions, time in the field, riding horses, growing food and being the best steward to our animals.
While photography keeps me extremely busy, this handsome guy (my husband, Shawn), and I also run a trail riding business from May-September here on our ranch called Leaning Tree Trail Rides. We also spend copious amounts of time in the arena training our young horses for roping and trails as well as growing our breeding stock. Life is busy here!
I see the world in what feels like a 4x6 photo and being able to submerse myself into people's worlds for a mere moment in their lives has been the greatest gift that I've been able to give to every client I've had the pleasure of meeting. So let's get making memories ... together!