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About Me

Hi! I'm Amy, and I LOVE sharing life with people through photography.


From recording wedding vows to watching a mother nursing her third child in a fully alive home, I consider it a serious privilege to be invited to share these sorts of sacred and timeless moments with you. I seriously find myself giddy at the idea of what I actually get to do as a job. Documenting life's milestones and everyday celebrations is seriously a labor of love and passion, and that has been what's kept me going since 2009. 

​Since starting my own business in Chicago almost 14 years ago, a few things have changed. I got married and changed my last name to Nelson, became a mother, and moved across the country (first to California and then to Portland, OR). I became a mother AGAIN and have since moved back to Chicago and I know the story is still being written. It is crazy to see how these experiences have helped me become better at what I do. In particular, they have helped me slow down, handle chaos a little better, and to recognize and draw out timelessness. 

 I would love to learn more about you, hear your story, and celebrate whatever season you are about to be in through photography!

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