Amanda Sosa Stone is sought after from clients all around the world: Germany, Moscow, England, Mexico, Spain and her homeland, the United States. She has been praised for working on talents like Jim Krantz, the 2010 International Photographer of Year, Nick Onken and National Geographic Assignment Division (with co- consultant Suzanne Sease). She works with clients from all genres, Commercial to Consumer. Style and genre does not hinder the consultant. She strives to make each client the best in their market. Having been in the industry for over a decade, Amanda has been blessed to see the many changes in our industry.
Amanda uses a nuts and bolts approach to her marketing. She keeps her clients approach simple and active. She helps all clients uncover their true vision and brand and finds a way to market it to the right target. With her editing being her true passion and love, she has also worked hard to develop many marketing approaches that are proven effective. Nothing feeds Amanda’s creative soul more seeing results and seeing her clients reach their goals.
Amanda has had the experience to step into the shoes of many of her clients from her days of schooling to her current consulting career: Photographer’s Agent to 28 photographers, Art Producer and Stock Art Buyer, Freelance Photo Editor for both publishing and editorial, Assistant to Elyse Weissberg Assistant to the director of Society for Photographic Education and Studio Manager.
Amanda strives to find resolutions for the influx our current industry is experiencing, a practice that makes her one of the most sought after consultants in our industry today.
Amanda Sosa Stone has a degree in photography from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. With the understanding that she did not want to become a photographer she moved to New York City, after graduation, to pursue a career in the industry.
Amanda studied under Elyse Weissberg, an industry icon, who was a photographer's representative and creative consultant. With the knowledge that she gleaned from working with Elyse, Amanda went to work in the advertising industry as an art buyer.
Amanda worked for Foote, Cone & Belding (currently known as Draft FCB) in New York City. In 2002, she moved to Orlando to be closer to her family and to enjoy the weather and overall atmosphere of the area. She was able to continue working for FCB-NY from her home in Florida. This allowed her some extra time to do the things that she loves, including consultant work. In January 2005, Amanda left FCB to pursue a freelance-consulting career. Amanda currently travels frequently giving seminars and consulting with photographers nationwide. She continues to strive to raise the bar in our industry.
Additionally, Amanda worked as the contributing photo editor, on a book by Elyse Weissberg, which was released in Feb 2004. In 2009, Amanda co-Authored the book "The Photographer’s Survival Guide" with Suzanne Sease. Also available now in an eBook version!
Joining forces with Agency Access in May of 2010, Amanda is their in-house marketing and industry consultant as well as continuing to work with her own clients. She works with artists from around the world and across all backgrounds and genres and is loving every minute of it!
Amanda lives in Orlando, FL with her husband Jedidiah, Son Liam and Daughter Lilia. She loves to hike, canoe, drink tea and read. She is very active in her local community. Being the past board president and sitting on the current advisory board for for Dress for Success Greater Orlando. Amanda also acts as the Co-Coordinator for SNAP!Orlando Portfolio Reviews – a local 501(c).
You can contact Amanda via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1011 W. Smith Street
Orlando, FL 32804
PHOTO CREDIT: Diana Zalucky