One of my greatest joys is helping women learn to manage their business while maintaining their health.

If you stepped into my day, you’d find me making my daily trip to our local coffee shop, walking my pup, Copper Jones, and bopping to a 90’s throwback playlist. Quiet mornings at home filled with meditating, checking on the garden, and drinking a good cup of black coffee (which is inevitably cold) are my favorite way to start the day.  Soon after, you’ll find me diving into the work day with my team.

I'm Amanda.

Hey there,

My heart is happiest when I'm traveling, so I'm often exploring new cities with my favorite travel-buddy, my husband Brandon. Between us, we’ve been to over 20 countries and all 50 states! 

My soul is stuck in the 70’s--give me a vintage band tee and classic rock record and we are best friends for life.

I think laughter is God's medicine, and love diving into a deep convo.

Music is my love language, so having a musician for a husband is the sweetest gift.

My first stop in a new city is the local donut shop!

I love throwing a good themed party. If I could have a side hustle, it would definitely be party planning!

WILL YOU JOIN ME ON THE JOURNEY?

As the 5-year mark rounded the corner, I crawled, barely breathing (literally), into 2017 as a sleep-deprived, anxiety-ridden, full-blown depressed, friendless workaholic.

I found myself attempting to manage an ungodly amount of stress. It wasn’t just affecting me, but my business, my health, and my marriage. Somehow I was five years into running my business full time, and only months from throwing in the towel.

Thus began my Revīval and my journey to properly managing stress, growing a business, and being human again.

I’ve been on a journey these last two and a half years to repair my mind and my body. As new, hopeful light continues to break the horizon in my health, I’ve started sharing my story. I’ve received resounding “me too’s” and realized so many women are in the middle of my 2016-2017, a place I would never wish anyone to visit. And with that, Revīv Retreats was born.

I’m a firm believer that days off and rest are not a luxury but a necessary part of life. It has been my dream to create an experience for women who need a restart where they find healing and restoration, and are given the tools to thrive, not just survive.

Ten years ago, I jetted off to Colorado with a degree but no direction. It was just two weeks after I had lost my best friend in a motorcycle accident, and just a day after college graduation. During those next few months, I enjoyed the ski-bum life, with my Canon Rebel in hand, as God worked to heal my heart.

On a trip back to my hometown just north of Atlanta, I found myself at the cemetery for the first time since the funeral. With tears streaming down my face, I fixated on that tiny little dash. The dash that signified everything in between when life begins and ends--the laughter and the quiet moments, the conversations and the inside jokes, the memories and the impact that’s left behind.

I wasn’t sure what my future held just yet, but one thing was certain-- I knew I would remember the significance of the dash.

As my love for photography grew, it became apparent it was meant to be more than just a hobby, so naming my business as a way to signify capturing the moments represented by someone’s dash--seemed like a natural course. Dash Photography became the direction I was looking for.

Two years later, I took Dash Photography full time- which meant pulling all-nighters and 15 hour work days--putting all my focus, attention, and energy into building my business.




Ten years ago, I jetted off to Colorado with a degree but no direction. It was just two weeks after I had lost my best friend in a motorcycle accident, and just a day after college graduation. During those next few months, I enjoyed the ski-bum life, with my Canon Rebel in hand, as God worked to heal my heart.

On a trip back to my hometown just north of Atlanta, I found myself at the cemetery for the first time since the funeral. With tears streaming down my face, I fixated on that tiny little dash. The dash that signified everything in between when life begins and ends--the laughter and the quiet moments, the conversations and the inside jokes, the memories and the impact that’s left behind.

I wasn’t sure what my future held just yet, but one thing was certain-- I knew I would remember the significance of the dash.

As my love for photography grew, it became apparent it was meant to be more than just a hobby, so naming my business as a way to signify capturing the moments represented by someone’s dash--seemed like a natural course. Dash Photography became the direction I was looking for.

Two years later, I took Dash Photography full time- which meant pulling all-nighters and 15 hour work days--putting all my focus, attention, and energy into building my business.

As the 5-year mark rounded the corner, I crawled, barely breathing (literally), into 2017 as a sleep-deprived, anxiety-ridden, full-blown depressed, friendless workaholic.

I found myself attempting to manage an ungodly amount of stress. It wasn’t just affecting me, but my business, my health, and my marriage. Somehow I was five years into running my business full time, and only months from throwing in the towel.

Thus began my Revīval and my journey to properly managing stress, growing a business, and being human again.

I’ve been on a journey these last two and a half years to repair my mind and my body. As new, hopeful light continues to break the horizon in my health, I’ve started sharing my story. I’ve received resounding “me too’s” and realized so many women are in the middle of my 2016-2017, a place I would never wish anyone to visit. And with that, Revīv Retreats was born.

I’m a firm believer that days off and rest are not a luxury but a necessary part of life. It has been my dream to create an experience for women who need a restart where they find healing and restoration, and are given the tools to thrive, not just survive.

it all started with a dash.

-Steven Tyler
-Vintage Broncos
-Vans
-Brunch
-Spicy Margs
-Donuts
-a Clean House
-early mornings
-Homegrown vegetables
-a Charcuterie Board
- Game night
- Karaoke
-California Weather

Some things I love

David sat down with Amanda Coker of Dash Photography to talk about her journey from photography hobby to thriving business (in a highly competitive market).

Launch Youniversity: 

What would you tell your college self? Amanda Coker shares what she wish someone had told her when she was in college.

The Living Room: 

check out my podcast features

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