Meet Amanda, She is Beauty Revived

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Photographer: Valerie Cheatham



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I chose Amanda because of her immense strength of character and love of life. She is an inspiration to all who come into contact with her. Amanda is the true example of beauty. She was born with a hereditary disease called muscular dystrophy, which gradually decreases her muscle mass in her legs and replaces it with scar tissue. This, and the fact that she lost her mother at the age of 12, never breaks her down. She is always beaming with hope, love, and strength for life. Amanda Hollman has muscular dystrophy, but she definitely is not muscular dystrophy. She has gone through countless hardships and pulled through every time with a smile on her face. She is one of the strongest women I know, and I hope, through these photographs, that all may aspire to become as beautiful and full of life as Amanda. She is a beacon of light and happiness that spreads all around her.



About Valerie Cheatham:


I am a lifestyle and wedding photographer. I have a passion for life and people and my purpose is to share that passion by capturing those moments and memories for clients to keep.

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  • July 24, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    Susan - Valerie,

    This made me cry! What a beautiful picture story of a beautiful woman!!! When they say a picture is worth a thousand words, that is an understatement….Your photography is beautiful! Thank you for sharing Amanda with the world!!! She is amazingly BEAUTIFUL….inside and out!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 25, 2014 - 4:57 am

    Chelsy - I love these pictures because they aren’t staged photos… They are more natural and real life….ReplyCancel

  • July 29, 2014 - 2:48 am

    Kassie - By far one of my favorite sessions!! you are BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

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