Let Me Tell
YOUR STORY
WITH
MY camera

DOSKOFOTO

wedding Photography

"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. We take photos to recall - with greater vibrancy - those experiences that have shaped and made us."                 

MY STORY

My name is Amanda and I am a wedding and engagement photographer.  I live in Long Beach, CA but my passport is up to date and I'm willing to travel just about anywhere to shoot with my dream clients.  My work is warm, highly-contrasted, colorful, and saturated with emotion.  In my 30 years on this planet I've learned the most exhilarating experiences stem from fun and unique experiences shared with the people who accept and value our most-honest self.  Photos bring me back to some of the most pivotal and exciting times in my life, and for that reason I love documenting the same for others.  I want to tell your story to the world!

I'm somewhat of a goofball, so I tend to work best with similarly spunky people who don't take life too seriously.
  When I'm not editing at the computer or outside with my camera in hand, you can find me chatting it up with friends at local brewery or coffee shop, traveling the world (despite my fear of flying), or kickin' it at home on the couch with my husband and our two quirky cats.

You can always
 find us on IG
#doskochillen

- KATIE THURMES

WHAT TO
EXPECT

I believe you must have an authentic connection and sense of trust with your photographer in order to produce GREAT photos.  From the minute you inquire with me, you will notice I am friendly and curious, and I genuinely want to learn more about you so that I can serve you to the best of my abilities.  Almost everyone who works with me starts off by saying something like, "we really aren't photogenic" or, "we don't know what we're doing" and that's okay!  By the end of our time together you'll be feeling like a pro and saying something along the lines of, "that was a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be!".  Just wait till you see the images!

I like to start the wedding process with a short questionnaire that tells me the basic details about your day. We'll then schedule a time to chat on the phone, or a night to grab drinks in person to flesh out the rest of your vision.  Next, we shoot your engagement photos and truly get a feel for what it's like to work together.  Did you know you spend more time with your wedding photographer on your wedding day than any other vendor?  It's important that you feel comfortable with me, and that I know how you like to be photographed.  By the time your wedding day comes, we will feel like old friends.  About 6-8 weeks after the wedding you will receive your edited photos on a USB in a beautiful, hand-crafted, wooden box, along with a permanent link to an online gallery. 

If this sounds like something you'd like to do, hit me up on my contact form and let's get the ball rolling!

What to Expect

Let's
Do THIS

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ELOPEMENTS

1-hour session
$450

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starting at
$1299

FAMILIES

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Starting at
$2999

for a 4-hour collection

for a 7-hour collection

WEDDINGS

You can find more information about my pricing packages by clicking 'view details'.  While these numbers are a good reference point, please use my contact form for an exact quote. 

All premium wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session, a second photographer on the day of your wedding (so I can be in two places at once!), and a minimum of 500 artfully edited images. 

Packages are available for traditional weddings spanning 6 to 10 hours, though I am also available for smaller celebrations like elopements and courthouse ceremonies.  While Long Beach is my home base, I'm always open to traveling wherever your story takes us!

As each wedding is unique, please contact me for a personalized quote. Use my contact form or the button below to get the ball rolling!

>Starting at $2999+

Weddings

>4-Hour collection
$1299

Elopements

Have you decided to elope due to Covid-19?  It makes a lot of sense given the restrictions that may be in place for a while!  Elopements are awesome because you get all of the best parts of a wedding day with way fewer stressful, moving parts.  Plus, elopements tend to take place in the raddest locations, so I'm already excited!  I can even help you with your timeline so that we make the most of golden hour and get those amazing portraits.

After your elopement you will receive 300 edited images delivered via online gallery for immediate download, along with a USB for safe-keeping. Prints and other photo gifts can be purchased directly from your online gallery, and will ship straight to your home.

A 25% deposit is required to reserve a session date.  

To inquire about your elopement, use my contact form or the button below!

Though I primarily focus on weddings, I also LOVE to photograph families. Documenting big milestones and watching my clients' children grow up in front of my lens are some of my greatest joys as a photographer.

I work with you ahead of time to choose a location that matches your family's vibe, outfits that coordinate perfectly, and the best time of day for beautiful, golden light.

Following our session you will receive 50+ edited images delivered via online gallery for immediate download. Prints and other photo gifts can be purchased directly from your online gallery, and will ship straight to your home.

A $50 deposit is required to reserve a session date.  

To book your family's session, use my contact form or the button below!

*seasonal availability

>1-Hour SESSION $450

>Mini Session $250

Families

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Pricing

-Andrea + Chris, 2019

My husband and I could not have been more satisfied with the experience we had with Amanda. Upon our first meeting we knew right away that she was the kind of photographer we wanted to work with. I had admired her photos on various social media platforms and loved her photography style, but was pleased to meet such an easy going, positive, and organized artist in person. Her journalistic and less “posed” style was just what we wanted for our big day and the photos that we received are absolutely beautiful and will be cherished for the rest of our lives. I can’t forget to mention the adorable wooden box she gives as a gift at the end of the entire process full of our chosen printed photos and a flash drive containing all of our wedding photos.

I have never been a comfortable person in front of a camera, but Amanda knew just how make our engagement shoot into something that felt natural and quite fun. We had a great time together and the photos turned out beautifully and so natural. It was a great practice run for being in front of her lens before the wedding day. On our wedding day Amanda caught all of the important moments and so many more. The images were just what we had hoped for. Amanda was organized, and on top of communication with my wedding planner and I throughout the entire process. She was an absolute joy to work with and we feel that we have made a friend in Amanda.

-Estefania + Leo, 2019

Amanda is one of a kind photographer! From the very beginning, she demonstrated utter professionalism and always made my husband and I feel very comfortable. Overall, she is very accommodating, personable, extremely responsive, and a dream to work with-always taking the lead to capture every single detail that was important to me on my special day, and going above and beyond to meet our expectations. In addition, her photography work is remarkable! She has the unique ability to capture candid moments that cannot be reproduced. In all, I cannot give enough praise to Amanda about her photography skills. Choosing Amanda as our engagement and wedding photographer, was one the best decisions my husband and I made. Amanda is amazing, choose her as your photographer—you will not regret the decision!

-Erika + Tony, 2018

Amanda is truly an amazingly talented photographer. Chris and I were completely blown away by her ability to capture raw, candid moments, while also nailing the portrait shots! Not to mention her editing style is absolutely stunning. She's a joy to be around, made the experience so easy, and helped us feel comfortable! Adaptability is one of Amanda's skills I saw shine during our first look which took place on the Venice Canals. Amanda didn't let the weather (bright sun, wind), or pedestrians walking get in the way of capturing the most GORGEOUS photos... Not to mention the fact that we had to rush that entire first look shoot because of time limitations. She went above and beyond each time we saw her, ensuring we were happy and getting the photos we desired for our big day (Amanda altered her premium wedding package to reflect the desired number of photos we wanted to get from our wedding day, she ended up providing almost 1,000 edited photos for us and we couldn't have been happier!). If you're looking for a simple engagement shoot, or for someone to capture your wedding day-- Amanda will definitely meet your photography needs & more! Thank you Amanda for your professionalism, talent, and kindness.

-Jenn + Lenny, 2018

Amanda is incredible! From Engagement photos to our Wedding we felt so comfortable with her. She got to know us as a couple and made sure she knew what was important to us. Seeing her work and hearing the questions and advice she had for us showed us how experienced she was and we were confident we could trust her to capture the moments of our big day.

The pictures she delivered back to us are beyond what I was hoping for. You can see the love we felt on that day in those photos, it is priceless to have that captured forever. It is rare that you find someone that is great at what they do and that you are happy to have around you for your big day. I can not recommend her enough for any life event you're trying to capture!

-The Thielman Family, 2019

After going through three different photographers for our annual family photos, I was just about to give up the search and take our photos with a selfie stick. Long story short, I trust my friend's opinions but I am always skeptical about people raving about people's' abilities due to a lot of mediocrity in the photography world.  However, I took a leap of faith and gave Amanda a try.  I will tell you, my husband and I are not easy to please. We both shudder at the thought of taking photos because we never "turn out" like we hope. This was not the case with Amanda and her superhuman photography skills. 

My husband and I were so impressed with how beautifully our photos turned out (2 little kids who hardly sit still and all) and even more, how WE turned out in the photos. I know, selfish right? Who cares, WE loved them.  Sooo, we decided to see if it was just a good day or if this lady was just working miracles behind her lens. Year after year, she delivered nothing short of pure magic. My husband and I actually LOOK FORWARD to our annual family photos. I never thought I would feel excited about being photographed but when Amanda sends you the link to view your online gallery, I can't help but giggle like a little school girl because I KNOW she somehow turned our photos into pure gold. 

Did I mention Amanda is great with children? Yep, amazing :)

-The Ly Family, 2018

Amanda is amazing and super easy to work with! She made my 3-year old very comfortable, even when he was due for a nap during our session. I also appreciated how she paid attention to little details, like how my necklace was crooked! Lol seriously though, all these details are important!

Anyhow, she is very personable, very friendly, very sweet. Not only did she squeeze me in for a last minute session during the busy holiday season, but I was also surprised with the turnaround time. She got my photos done and back to me in 2 days! I would recommend her to any of my friends, and definitely will be using her again!

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