Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Amelia Winchester. Fancy name, down-to-earth lady.
I am a native of Charlotte, NC.(#unicorn). I always imagined I would move away from home at some point, but the older I get and the deeper my roots grow, the more connected I feel to this place and my community.
I love living so close to the mountains and the beach and all the quaint towns in between. I have a constant desire for travel and adventure, so this home base works well for spontaneous road trips.
I have bounced around in the career world quite a bit (most recently the co-owner of a restaurant), and feel I have finally landed in my purpose. Photography has always been a hobby and passion of mine, and I never imagined it could be a passion AND career. Well now I truly believe "when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
For me, photography is presence. Being someone that tries to practice mindfulness and “being in the now”, it makes sense why I'm so drawn to this craft. While photographing, I feel fully present in the moment; the light, the emotion, the connection, the heart of the moment. I am naturally an observer and am drawn to beauty. Not just beautiful sunsets and sweeping vistas, but the beauty of our human experience. I am inspired by love, connection, and authentic moments that make up the tapestry of our lives.
I believe that photography is magic. Being able to freeze moments in time, bring them back to life and hold them in your hands, is truly magical, right?! Documenting the chapters of life that tell your story is the most honorable job I can imagine. I am forever thanking my blessings for this work that brings me so much joy and purpose.
Pass the hot sauce please, on mostly everything!
I am always down for travel. That includes photoshoots in the mountains of NC, (let's go on an adventure!) One of the things that make my soul the happiest is exploring the mountains with my husband and our two pups in our camper van.
I have to have chocolate after every meal- salty, dark chocolate preferred!
I believe in petting every dog I see.
I am convinced that my pup, Boo Bear, is an actual angel.
Two words: red wine.