get to know me

Hey there! I'm Amanda "Mandie" Forbes, a Traverse City wedding photographer and videographer. I'm a hopeless romantic, an old soul, and a 3rd culture kid who's been obsessed with photography since I was about 7 years old. I'm married to my college sweetheart, Zachary, and we've been inseparable ever since we first met during orientation week our freshman year of college and bonded over our mutual love of books and history. 

My husband and I love to travel (I've been traveling and living abroad since I was 5 years old! I've lived in 4 different countries and traveled to 10+ and have plans to add many, many more. It's in my blood!). Even though we love to travel, we're also total homebodies. We love Mexican food, movies, and spending time with our two dogs, Sophie and Chewie, be it cuddles and belly-scratches on the couch or puppy fun at the lake.

I'm a wedding photographer and videographer because I absolutely love, love stories and I believe that every couple has a story that's unique and worth preserving for years and generations to come. No matter how precious or spectacular a moment is, memories fade. For me, getting to step in and say "Not this one, this one stays." is what it's all about! 

I'm so excited to hear from you and I would love to chat! Click the button below to reach out and lets get started!  

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My Favorite Things

Traveling to new places
red wine & tequila
BBC movies
my dogs
the ocean
the mountains
tabasco & spicy foods

My Bucket List

isle of skye
costa rica

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love my work?

I'm so happy that you're here and I can't wait to help you tell your love story! As a Traverse City photographer & videographer, I understand that no two couples are the same, and that everyone's story is unique. I would love to tell yours! Fill out the form below to get in touch! I can't wait to chat! - xoxo, Mandie.

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Thank you for contacting me! I'm so excited to hear from you! I usually respond to emails within 24 hours. If it's the weekend, I most likely have a wedding so it may take me just a little bit longer to get back to you.

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I can't wait to talk to you more about your wedding and see if we're a good fit for your photography and/or videography needs!




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