About the Artist

Amanda McCallister – Owner & Photographer
Who Am I?

I’m a mom. I run on coffee and low amounts of sleep. I love love love spending time with my kids. At the end of the day, I like to catch up on my favorite shows while I begrudgingly tackle a mountain of clean laundry. I love to be creative! Sewing, painting, and all things crafty. I have at least 50 unfinished craft projects sitting in my basement, and I’m sure I’ll start another 50 this year. I am a bit of a Harry Potter fanatic. I’m a big fan of local coffee shops, checking out books at the library, listening to podcasts, and eating way too much chocolate.

I was born and raised in the Collinsville area. I attended Collinsville High School, and then  SIUE for my bachelor’s and master’s degree(s). I love to learn new things – I’m always researching and developing new techniques! I currently live in Collinsville with my two sons, and there is never a dull moment with little boys around!

Whether you are looking for a newborn photographer or a wedding photographer, or if you want to update your family portrait hanging above your mantle, I can walk you through the entire process from start to finish. For your upcoming portrait experience, I want you to feel and look your best. Your images represent who you are, and they should feel authentic and meaningful.  I want to give you a classic yet fun experience, and capture the essence of your family. I would love to get to know you prior to your session so we can discuss your ideas and develop a creative plan for your experience. Feel free to send a quick message, and we can discuss further. 

Have Questions?

Contact me for more information, or to schedule a session!

Milestones Photography, Collinsville IL


Full-service photographer providing professional imagery in Collinsville, Caseyville, Edwardsville, Belleville, Fairview Heights, Glen Carbon, Maryville IL, and St. Louis, Kirkwood, Brentwood, South County, Maplewood, Webster Groves, and the surrounding areas. Saint Louis Missouri and metro-east Illinois photographer.