A Step Into My Fall Aesthetic

Life | Ahhhh, fall. My favorite season of the year. The magic of this season brings my creativity to an all time high. Every fall I love to create aesthetically pleasing content representing the beauty of fall through my eyes. This season, I invite you to step into my fall aesthetic. A collection of photographs […]

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Monarch Butterflies October Cover Page

Art | Monarch Butterflies! October’s Cover Page is inspired by and dedicated to my Grandpa. He loved butterflies and collected preserved ones that I now have in my home. He passed many years ago, but whenever I see butterflies, I always feel like it’s my Grandpa paying me a happy visit! I have been seeing an […]

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Cloudy Skies September Cover Page

Art | I love gloomy days just as much as I love sunny days. When I was younger, I used to think when it was cloudy out, the people we miss in heaven were having sunshine filled days. That ideology still seems to linger in my subconscious and to this day, I’ve never minded the […]

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Tropical Leaves August Cover page

Art | Most of my inspiration for my bullet journal comes from the things I am surrounded by. August’s cover page features tropical leaves in pretty green hues. It just happens to be inspired by my new swimsuit! I’ve also had a tropical vacay on my mind. I hope this month you take a moment […]

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A Day at a Wisconsin Sunflower Field

Life | I have this very fond memory of when I was a little girl riding with my dad in our old station wagon. We were headed down a lonely country road full of fields, farms, and crops. Back in the ’90s most of southeastern Wisconsin was still very stereotypical midwest, lots of farmland and […]

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Our Escape to Wanderlust in New York City

Life | About six months ago, I felt this very compelling need to go to New York City. Never having been there before, I couldn’t help but let my curiosity take over. I began researching and talking to coworkers who had visited the city before. Meanwhile, signs were popping up all over! Obvious signs too, […]

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Mexican Street Corn

Food | Whenever anyone asks me to bring a dish to a summer get together, Mexican street corn is always my go to! The dish is formerly known as eloté and is typically served on the cob. However, my recipe is served off the cob, it’s a perfect dish to share. This dish can be […]

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July Watermelon Cover Page

Art | Nothing says Summer to me more than a big juicy piece of watermelon! My husband and I purchased a whole watermelon and nearly ate the entire thing in two days! It was a great hydrating snack to bring with us to relax by the pool. Summer is finally showing it’s face here in […]

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Photography Portfolio

Welcome! I’m Stephanie Amaya, the owner and lead photographer of Amaya Marie Photography. My business was established in 2015 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am a self-taught photographer with nine years of experience in editing, retouching and photoshop design. My love for photography began as a young girl. I was always fascinated with […]

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An Elegant Courthouse Wedding in Chicago

Photography | Chicago, Illinois. May 18, 2019 • Last weekend I photographed my first wedding in the windy city. My excitement was through the roof when I was approached with this amazing opportunity. The last time I visited Chicago I was on a mini-moon with my husband days after our wedding in August of 2017. […]

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Blue Mexican Tiles

Art | May’s cover page in my bullet journal is inspired by my first trip out of the country to Mazatlan, Mexico! While I was more than excited to see the ocean for the first time, I fell in love with the mercados de Mazatlan! Between brightly colored buildings were hundreds of vendors selling homemade […]

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Social Horror: The New Wave

Entertainment | A couple weeks ago, I saw the movie Us. Now, I like to consider myself a horror movie connoisseur, but this movie left me puzzled. After seeing the trailer for the first time, my expectations of Us was that it would be similar to the 2008 American horror film, The Strangers. To my […]

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Easter Mood Tracker

Art | April’s mood tracker is a beautiful Easter egg theme! I used different shades of purple and turquoise to represent my moods this month. The 8 moods featured on this month’s tracker are: happy, creative, silly, tired, stressed, anxious, sad and mad. I used my Crayola super tips to bring in some serious spring […]

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Skillet Chicken Tahini

Food | During a quick weeknight grocery run, I stumbled upon boneless-skinless chicken thighs passing through the meat section. I couldn’t help but reach for the package. The chicken thighs looked so fresh and they came at a nice price! It was also exciting to reach for something different than the usual chicken breasts. I […]

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April Showers, May Flowers

Art | Lilacs. The very smell of them teleport me back to when I was an elementary school kid walking home from the bus stop. I was always in awe at the sight of them. I loved the pastel purple petals and how they were delicately sprinkled on the grass. The smell of them always […]

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Weekend Readin’

Life | Recently I turned 30 & the growing pains are seriously setting in. I am starting to get anxious! Anxious for change, anxious for better weather (if your from the midwest) and anxious for new inspiration. I have so many new ideas and projects I want to start, but I never know just where […]

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Bullet Journal Collection

Welcome! This blog post features some of my best bullet journaling work! Art | I started to seriously get into bullet journaling April of 2018. I had always been good at drawing, loved doodling, and always kept a planner! Bullet journaling was just the creative outlet I had been needing! I created this seasonal cover […]

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