So Great to Meet You


It is very evident that I love photography, so let’s skip that stuff – let me introduce you to the face behind all of those images!

I’m Amara.  I laugh and smile a lot, hold VERY lengthy concerts in my car, and born and raised on a farm with oodles of animals my entire upbringing.  I rode horses, quads and anything with a motor, showed cattle, and had an array of animals to take care of from hedgehogs to sheep.  I love coffee, popcorn, snowboarding, anything vintage, and am a very distracted cook.  I own two purses but I can’t tell you where they are as I carry my wallet (which I lose frequently) under my armpit.  I don’t own a TV, and I feel like I go through a break up after each series I finish on Netflix.  My family is large, loud, hilarious and beyond talented.  I have five beautiful nieces, two nephews and the most incredible husband Shawn by my side on this journey.   We reside in the middle of nowhere with 9 beautiful quarter horses, 5 mini horses with big personalities, one lovey pup named Penny, 1 cat (Toby), 30 chickens and Lenny, my potbelly pig.  I LOVE being outside, mowing the lawn, riding horses or elbows deep in the garden.

Twelve years ago I graduated from The Western Academy of Photography and made this my life.  I never dreamt for one second photography would take me all over the world, introduce me to such amazing people and fill that cup so full.   So .. if you feel like laughing, getting your photo taken, and becoming a part of my photo family, send me a message.  OR, if you want to see how random my life really is, head over to my personal instagram account and add me a friend @amaradirks and more work stuff @amaradirksphotography

Thanks for stopping by!

... and I love to travel.  Anywhere.  Let’s go!

Life is an awfully big adventure …

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