Amanda Eubank Photography
Friendswood & Destin, FL
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Tell us a little about yourself
I was born in New Orleans and raised in the South; I consider myself a “Florexan” (Florida & Texas) with Cajun Flare! I am naturally drawn to the white beaches of Destin Florida but cannot deny my inner Tex-Mex food cravings! I currently spend half the year with toes in the sand in Florida and the other running through fields of bluebonnets in Texas.
I am driven, an annoying perfectionist, a mother of five beautiful children, a friend, a wife, and child of God. I have always had a love for photography and a camera in my hand. I am a PINK girl who loves to watch romantic comedies at home on the couch with my hubby instead of the theater. I’m addicted to Costco, Home Goods, Pinterest, Apple Products, & Peanut Butter Cookies! Having my pink toe nails in the sand, watching my kids play, and cuddling in bed are the little things that make my heart beat.
What is your Mom story?
One of the reasons I started this hobby as a business was two-fold. The praise I received on my work solidified the belief that I could become successful as a professional photographer. Secondly, the flexibility of being my own boss and setting my own hours enabled me to have more quality time with my family.
During my years in business I have learned that being self-employed is a team sport! I am blessed in that my children know that I need silence when I am on a call. My office is everywhere I happen to be at the time. I have calls in Target/Costco parking lots, in the line at Starbucks, and even on the way to school with my kids. The more I can multitask now, the more quality time I have later that evening for family fun or knocking out those school projects.
What kind of photography do you do?
I consider myself a “Legacy Photographer”. I love telling a family’s story that begins with the maternity session that shortly leads into a newborn session. I then have the honor of capturing family memories year after year until their babies are seniors in high school. I get to know them like family and witness the love and growth they experience together. I am truly blessed to do what I love for a living.
What was your favorite photoshoot?
I LOVE taking photos of newborns outside. Whether the location is the beach, wooded area, or a beautiful garden. I love seeing those sweet little babies out in nature. Most newborn shoots are indoors and that is not my artistic style. I love sunsets, wild flowers, and the majestic beauty of the ocean. You can’t beat an amazing beach backdrop!
If you could choose a destination to photograph, where would that be?
Easy… Destin Florida! Nothing beats their white sugar sand, clear emerald water. and jaw dropping sunsets. This is why I split my time Destin and the beautiful city of Houston.
Whose work has influenced you the most?
I make it a practice to not follow other photographers. I want my style to be as authentic as possible without any external influences. My surroundings guide my sessions and is reflected in all my customer’s photos. In every shoot, the light, location, and overall weather are never the same. This is why I love being a natural light photographer. However, I will say that a powerful influence in my photography career is Sue Bryce. She is a wonderful person, photographer, and champion for the beauty of all women.
What inspires you?
Not to sound cliché, but in all honesty it’s my loving family. Everyday my kids show me a memory that I wish I could bottle up and keep forever. I don’t have many photos of my childhood, so my kids are very photographed. I know personally how they will want to reflect on those amazing memories later in life and it is up to me to preserve them. I won’t let them down.
How would you describe your photography style?
Colorful ~ Happy ~ Joyful
If you could photograph any one person or subject matter, who/what would it be?
My mother-in-law. She was an amazing and caring woman that I will never forget. She is the one that saw me photographing my daughter and said, “You need start a business, you have a talent that needs to be shared with everyone”. She saw something in me and my work that I always felt was a dream career but was to hesitant to start. Without her, I’m not sure if I would have ever started photography as a profession.
What is your favorite aspect of your career?
The artwork I create can be passed down from generation to generation. What the mind and time forgets, photography remains…