FAMILIES | NEWBORNS | SCHOOLS
BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Families | NewborNs | Schools
BaseL, Switzerland

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I photograph families who appreciate the perfect imperfection of raising little people! I believe in showing up with the right attitude, keeping it real and that a freshly baked cookie can brighten anyone’s day.

In 2011, an unbelievable opportunity came knocking that lead us to Basel and we’ve never looked back!! My husband Chris and I fell hard and fast for this little town, and if you're here, I know you did too!

Over the last three years, I have photographed dozens of expat families who have a deep love and respect for their time here in Basel. Whether that be just a couple of years or even decades, having a snapshot of your time here preserved for generations has become the perfect, timeless keepsake each family can treasure forever.

Hi! I'm Amanda!
A mum, an expat and family enthusiast!!

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. Don't get me wrong, they have their moments, but they are perfect for me and I can hardly believe my good fortune. 

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 need sunshine and 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, and 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 exactly as amazing as it sounds!


I miss the beach..... every day

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

Julia

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“Amanda provides an incredible level of personalization and collaboration.The experience is an incredible value, and the level of service is unbeatable.”

SHANNON

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

EMILY

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"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

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"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

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"Amanda 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

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"Amanda was relaxed and friendly!"

CARolIne

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You might be one of my families if

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You love to travel and try new things together.

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You have at least once stopped everything to jump in muddy puddles together.

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You enjoy travelling through Switzerland as much as you love exploring Basel.

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You bliss out snuggling on the couch together when it's family movie night.

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You are grateful for all the trials and triumphs of expat life.

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You can easily navigate shopping in three different countries in one day.

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You feel like the only thing Basel is missing is a beach! Okay, and maybe a Target.

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You have raised your skiing game by 300% since you arrived in Switzerland.

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You always have one ear to the ground for all the hot tips on where to visit next.

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You love a seamless, stress free photoshoot and customer service that goes above and beyond.

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You appreciate that family is what it’s truly all about. Always.

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- A welcome kit including a comprehensive Prep and Style Magazine
- A pre consultation cuppa at a local cafe, coffee's on me!
- On location session experience, usually around one to 1.5 hours.
- All the high resolution digital files from your gallery to keep for life and print and use as you see fit.
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-You will also receive a complimentary custom album from your session hand designed by me. I want all my families to take away something tangible from their session.

Your experience includes:

I never want to you have to have to choose your favourite images and I never want to restrict the number of images I want to place in your gallery. My style of photography results in a full collection of images the captures the pure joy, love and connection of your family with Basel and Switzerland as our sensational backdrop.

I offer Simple All Inclusive Pricing

My wish is to take the stress out of family photography for you. A session with me allows you to slow down for an hour or two and breath in the most important people in your life. We will spend our time playing, laughing, snuggling, swinging and telling knock, knock jokes only our five year olds can truly appreciate! All while we soak up the best of Basel Altstadt. Being a mum, I delight in working with your kids to tease out only the most genuine of smiles that will melt your heart for years to come. My “clients” quickly become friends and they will tell you how I pour my heart and soul into my sessions to make them enjoyable and fun!

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I feel privileged to work with the most amazing 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.  I embrace the joy and chaos of working with kids and look past the Pinterest perfect picture in favour of something strikingly more authentic.

My goal is to make every one of my families to feel special, valued, beautiful, and perfectly you!

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