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Amanda

There are many reasons I love working with expat families in Basel: Each family has an original and unique story about how they came to live in Switzerland and I always enjoy hearing new ones! I love learning about how you feel about raising your children here, and how you've found navigating daily life as you've adjusted to living in a new country. It's funny how almost everyone has a story of a "friendly" neighbour who has taught them how to tie cardboard correctly for recycling, am I right??!

I feel privileged to work with the very best expat families Basel has to offer. I love to serve you by creating imagery and keepsakes that transports you straight back to your time here in Switzerland and tells your family's story for generations and generations. My photography style is joyful, candid, honest, relaxed, spontaneous and authentic. I capture the essence of the love and joy you share as a family with Basel and Switzerland providing the amazing backdrop for our session together..

I can’t wait to connect with you and hear your family's story! Click the "Meet Amanda' tab to learn more about me. (I don’t bite! I promise!) Or feel free to swipe on down the page and check out my portfolio on you way to the 'Contact Me' form below. Either way, let’s talk for real, and soon!

I'm a Mum, an expat, a dreamer and a doer.... and that makes me a lot like you!

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I grew up in a beach town and there is nothing in Switzerland that comes close to the sticky salt air of home. But these days, instead of at the beach, you'll find me out and about in Basel with my two little boys; snacks in one hand, wipes in the other and a smile from ear to ear as we make the most of this gorgeous city we call home. I love to drink tea, binge on podcasts and I thrive on sunlight and in the company of beloved friends, both near and far. My husband is the Yin to my Yang and for the last 15 years we've been partners in crime to live adventurously.

Here's five fun facts about my life up till now:

1 - I’m a Kiwi born and breed, but Switzerland is not my first expat experience. I lived in the USA for eight years before we arrived in Basel. I lived in both Florida and Georgia and loved my time there. I still miss Target....a lot.

2 - Before mummy-hood came calling, I used to crew on private jets. Getting paid to travel the world in luxury was as amazing as it sounds!

3 - I have also crewed on Super Yachts. That's an industry that teaches you a lesson or two on what a hard days work is.

4 - Back in the day I went to culinary school. What I learnt was that I like to cook and bake by guess-temation. I'll look at a recipe, but I'm not going to measure that teaspoon of cumin it lists, I’m just going to lob a bunch in. I also have a terrible habit of making up a fantastic new dish and then not writing down what went in it. (Insert eye-roll emoji here!) My date and orange scones are killer, and so are my chocolate chip cookies!

5 - My family are my everything. I never imagined I would be the mum of two boys, but I seriously have no complaints about being surrounded by good looking men every day. Each one of them was a good decision on my part! Ha ha!

I miss the beach...every day

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Julia

If you want pictures of your family like you’ve never seen before - call Amanda!”

-julia

Shannon

“Amanda provides an incredible level of personalization and collaboration. She is open to all suggestions and happy to accommodate all of our requests. The experience is an incredible value, and the level of service is unbeatable.”

-SHANNON

Emily

"I would recommend Amanda for all the moments that are too important to miss"

-EMILY

Armando

Amanda comes with ideas and has a great eye for stunning family shots. She is fast and easy to work with. I am always impressed with the results!”

-armando

Barbara

Amanda is a very talented photographer who is also personable, fun and flexible. She did our photo session outside with Basel landmarks and they were outstanding!”

-barbara

Sam

Amanda She made us feel really at ease and managed to tame our wild toddler enough to get some great shots that we will treasure for a lifetime

-SAM

So much of who we are is where we have been.

- William Langewiesche

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