Ok, I don’t normally stand with a glass of wine while I am taking pictures, and I normally don’t take pictures of myself either. But this is a picture I took of myself. I took it some months ago while I was living in Nairobi, Kenya. I saw myself in the mirror and felt so happy, I was with my parents who had come to visit us, I was with my newly adopted little boy Louis and my wonderful husband. I was surrounded by the beauty of giraffe in the Kenyan landscape and having a lovely glass of wine .. So I took this picture of to remind myself how privileged I am.
My name is Amanda Thomsen and I am the photographer behind this site. I hope you enjoy my work and if you do, need a photographer or just want to say hi, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.
Me? I am a profesional, creative, honest and very passionate photographer.
My background? I was born in Denmark but lived in Spain all my childhood with my bigger sister and my parents (from I was 4 til 17 years old). I came back to Denmark, and after some years I went and studied photography in England. Back in Denmark, I started my photography business and married a French man. Lived in Kenya for almost 9 months, while we were adopting our little son Louis. Now we are back in Copenhagen, Denmark.
My education? I got a BA(hons) degree in Photography, at Kent Institute of Art and Design, England, class of 2002. I have been an independent photographer ever since. I also work with video. I do everything to stay inspired and I love my job.
What else? I speak Danish, Spanish and English fluently, I want to learn French and Swahili. I’m not a great cook, but I love food. I also love dancing. I can’t sing. I have two cats. I love to come up with new ideas. I collect all kind of things, cause I’m too nostalgic to throw it out. I have had the privilege to have seen many places around world, I have dived in the ocean, and fell in love with the lemon sharks in Tahiti. I have tried surfing in Hawaii and Costa Rica, and was exhausted after just a few hours, but I loved it. I’m dyslexic and I found my passion.
If you are curious, you can see more about me here ..
Some of my pictures from the Civil Weddings I have been taking in Copenhagen were featured on - BuzzFeed -
More pictures on - BuzzFeed -
Australian elopement in Denmark on the blog - Hello May -
Pictures of Misha and Otar on the blog - My Love For Weddings -
An interview at the - The Norwegian Wedding Blog -
The Something Blue Wedding on the blog - The House That Lars Build -
The cool Copenhagen Civil Wedding of Thilde and Lara on the blog - Rock´n´Roll Bride -
A colorful pre-wedding shoot on - Rock´n´Roll Bride -
The Wedding where the bride gets married in a super cool Sportsmax trouser suit - Love My Dress -