Skip to content

Mandy Garvin




MANDY GARVIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Story by Kayla Fugate • Photography by Brian Packard

Mandy Garvin is the owner of Mandy Garvin Photography. After relocating many times over the years after college at Western Kentucky University and seeing a lot of what the world had to offer, she says she found herself back in Bowling Green doing what she loves. “At the end of the day, it’s the people in my life that count, not where I am on the map. I have an incredibly strong travel bug in me, but none of that is important without people to share it with,” she says. Family is extremely important to Mandy. She says her little brother is one of her best friends and she has a lot of people in the community that she considers family.

Mandy’s first job was being a nanny. “I’m pretty sure I’m actually just a 13-yearold living in a 35-year-old body,” she says. “So, I think it’s probably fitting that I spent the majority of high school and college carting around and playing with kiddos.” She says that she learned more in handling a wide array of tiny human personalities than she ever would have in an office. “The skills we learn from children about conflict management, patience, and a happy way to see the world are priceless,” she says.

Now, Mandy says taking pictures truly makes her happier than anything. The families she photographs are so much more than clients to her. “I look forward to catching up with them every year, seeing their children grow into young adults, documenting first birthdays and missing teeth, engagements and first kisses as Mr. and Mrs. There is really nothing like it.”

Mandy is also a member of the Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky, and is extremely proud of the group of women. She also serves as a volunteer photographer for Adopt-A-Golden Nashville Foundation.

More Stories

  • Medical Center EMS Only Service in KY with Both CAAS and IAED Accreditations

    Med Center Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division has been recognized for outstanding service provided to the citizens of Warren County. Accreditations by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch®... Read More
  • Congratulations Chris Houchens! United Way Volunteer of the Quarter

    Each quarter, United Way of Southern Kentucky recognizes one individual volunteer who has gone above and beyond to support the efforts of United Way and thus our community... Read More
  • Cathy and Rodney Adams

    Nothing says Christmas like a Nativity scene and Cathy Adams decorates with one in every room, including a set her mother always put out, to inspire the reason for the season. To add to the collection, her oldest has started giving her nativity scenes from different countries. Read More
  • The Glass Family

    The Glass family gets together for Christmas to have dinner and exchange gifts, a tradition that started at their Grandmother’s house growing up, with seven children and extended family.  Read More