The Founders of Southern Kindred Studios

How it Started

Jodi and Amanda created Southern Kindred Studios to start something bigger than what they had each created on their own. With their passion for photography, some southern grace, and a kindred spirit, they combined their individual expertise and built a solid foundation for a fundamental photography studio. With dreams as big as Texas, this team of 'Kindred Spirits' are here to serve those who want to document each milestone and preserve their legacy.

Amanda Pawelek


Hi there! I'm Amanda Pawelek, owner of Chicken Scratch Photography. I have 3 crazy children and a husband that I adore, a house full of animals and a wonderful extended family. Photography is not just a business to me, it's a passion of mine. I love documenting people's most important moments, whatever they may be! I spend most of my free time hiding from my kids, perfecting my sarcasm, and reading a book when I should be cleaning!

Jodi Daniel


Hey there!
My name is Jodi and I am the owner of Jodi Daniel Photography. I have been a full time wedding photographer for 7 years now. Voted 2018, 2019, & 2021, Best of "The Knot" Wedding Photographers in San Antonio, Texas.
I am a wife and momma with two kiddos and a golden retriever. I am about as basic as they come! I love coffee, fall, Christmas and decorating my farmhouse.
Click the link below to read our wedding reviews!

The Knot Reviews

Meet the Team


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"“The way I see it, photography is a way to show yourself to the world." The idea of self expression and connection through the means of your visual perception. I am incredibly grateful and truly humbled by all the experiences collected and kept along the way. It’s allowed me into a space of understanding myself on an entirely deeper level."

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Want to join the team?

We are always looking for Kindred Spirits to join the team!

We are currently seeking Photographers, Hair & Makeup Artists, and local High School Interns.

Fill out the form if you feel like you would be a good fit to join our team!

As a growing business, we encourage you to have a full time gig of your own before inquiring, jobs are evenly dispersed between the co-founders and growing team.