Interview with: Amanda Hutchinson
Company Name: Amanda Karen Photography
Location / Coverage: UK and destination
How did the business get started and who works at Amanda Karen Photography?
I have always loved weddings, but when I got married in 2013 that love grew even more, knowing just how much work goes into them and all the beautiful details that come together to make the most amazing day. It was then that I knew wedding photography was where my heart lay, so I started second shooting for some really amazing and lovely photographers. As I grew as a photographer I knew that this was the industry for me. From there, in October 2014, Amanda Karen Photography was born, and I am lucky that my husband (yes it still excites me to say that!) is a great photographer; it’s great to shoot weddings as a team.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
I have always loved taking photos and my parents always had albums of us growing up, but it didn’t really occur to me that it could be my living; that only came in the last couple of years. But I know I am so lucky to be doing something I love.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
I can’t say I remember how old I was, or to be honest what my first photo was, but it would have been on a film camera; I loved waiting for the photos to come back. My earliest memory though of taking photos was a trip to Disney when I was 10 or 11, and taking a whole roll of film at Sea World – dolphins were my favourite animal!
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
We primarily cover Essex, London and the South East, but for the right wedding we will travel anywhere!