I am a mom to three and Lucy, our lovable, black Labrador Retriever. My husband’s job brought us to beautiful and picturesque Stonington, CT about five years ago. After twenty years of moving around, we are lucky to call this place home. We are fortunate to live in between two quaint seaside towns. We have boutiques, coffee houses, wine bars, bakeries, beaches, boating, and the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Most important, I’m pretty sure we have the BEST seafood on the coast, and some of the best food in the country!!

I am a natural light photographer and I strive to capture connections, and real, honest, authentic moments- a storyteller with a creative soul. Photography has opened up my eyes to seeing things in a new way.  Whether it is the way the light is streaming through a room or really slowing down to see the world in a different way, I am motivated to pause and document it.   My love for photography began years ago with a Canon Rebel T2i.  I loved taking photos, but I became frustrated that my photos did not turn out the way I envisioned.  I wanted to capture my kids and their connection, but it wasn't until several years later that I decided to take a beginner's class to learn how to shoot in manual mode.  I have never looked back. I have loved every minute of the the learning, and I am so happy to be able to capture these moments.  

When I’m not photographing our lives and editing photos, I am in the kitchen cooking and baking, driving to and from the endless hours of swim practice for our kids (which I would’nt have any other way), or planning our next family adventure.

Current favorites …. artifact uprising, anthropologie, volcano candles, french press coffee, sanuk flip flops, frye boots, homemade chocolate chip cookies, a good pair of jeans, lululemon leggings, watching documentaries, homemade guacamole, fresh scent of lavender and lemon, and listening to Mumford and Sons.

My Gear: Canon 6D, Sigma 35 mm, Canon 135 L, Canon 24-70, Canon 85 mm, Lensbaby Edge 80

  • Amy Nowak Photography serves the areas of Mystic, Stonington, Groton New London, Noank, Westerly, and Watch Hill, RI