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Meet Amanda

Hello! I’m Amanda Marie Lackey, born in Texas; living in Texas, with world travels living inside my heart. I believe every day should begin with coffee, prayer and a whole lot of gratitude. If it happens to rain, well then I believe you’re in for a real treat.

If you want to know the really fun facts, read below. We can still be friends even if you don’t.


Amanda Marie Portraits was established in 2008, specializing in weddings and brand photography. I am passionate about serving my clients through the art of photos, with medium format and 35mm film cameras being my favorite forms of medium. Light, color and the timelessness of film will never go out of style. I am inspired by genuine moments, quality stories and producing one of kind artwork together.


In 2011, I began working for Anthropologie part time and before I knew it, friends and colleagues in the creative industry were asking me to style outfits for almost any occasion. That eventually turned into styling personal closets, styled shoots, and in 2012 Amanda Marie Styling was born. Your style should be two things: effortless and a reflection of your personality. My personal style rule you ask? One accent piece. Something bright just does a soul right.

Love Notes...

We had our Dallas engagement shoot with Amanda, and we were blown away by her warmth, energy, enthusiasm — and, most importantly, we were thrilled with our STUNNING photos. I had a super specific vision for our shoot, and Amanda went above and beyond to help with the styling, location and props to make it all come to life. Plus, we had a blast hanging out with her; she made us feel comfortable and at ease immediately, and made sure the photos were reflective of our style as a couple. Love.

It’s always tricky working with people who aren’t local. But Amanda really made life easier for us. She really takes the initiative to go above and beyond your expectations. While she does weddings and portraits for her clients, she is capable of editorial-style photos (which is what we need being as we are a magazine). Amanda is sweet, talented, and a breeze to work with. I can’t praise her enough.

-Lucia Tran, Editor-in-Chief at Zooey Magazine

Working with Amanda has been such a positive experience. She has such a great aesthetic and was able to capture and create the vision I had dreamed of for my wedding. She was so enjoyable to work with every step of the way. Her attention to detail and ability to create and capture a special moment is truly magical. Amanda’s love of her art is contagious and I continue to be inspired by her.

-Gabrielle Armstrong, Bride