Amy L. Walls

Puyallup Tribe

Born 1987, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington

I just recently purchased my first camera and started taking pictures. I’ve been a stay at home mom for quite some time, 10 years to be exact. My youngest is two, and I just really started thinking about what I wanted to do with myself when he’s of school age. So, I bought a camera. I have discovered a love for capturing these still shots, these moments frozen in time that can be kept for a lifetime. I’ve mostly been shooting landscape and my family, working on making this a semi-profitable business doing portraits for others. I’m enjoying it, and that’s mostly all I want out of photography.

This image is of my late father, Robert Williams. I propped his portrait up on the front bumper of his 1958 Ford f100, which he had brought with us to Indiana when we moved from Washington. He was a car man, loved big motors and hot rods. The truck sits in the back of my house by my garage and still runs to this day! It is something that I value, and one of the few things I have left of him. I thought it was fitting to get a picture of his picture on it since that’s the closest I’ll ever get to a session with my father. Taken Oct. 2, 2020 in my backyard.