Amanda Kamppinen


Hello. I'm a born and raised Midwesterner with a strong desire to be lakeside at any opportunity. I love to travel and experience new foods and meet new people. Asking questions is my default as I find individual stories captivating and love learning what makes people tick and inspires them. This curiosity drives my visual storytelling.

Being a photographer was a childhood dream and I've had the great pleasure of living that dream for the last decade plus. Collaborating with other small businesses to make images to help them live their dream is an honor.

I call Grand Rapids, Michigan home. Residing with my three darling children, my husband Tim, and our beloved meatball pup Zoey, and loaf of a cat Muriel.

As I was recently married you may remember me as Amanda Montgomery or this page as Arrae Creative.