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, reading, or kickin' it at home on the couch with my husband and our two quirky cats. In August 2022 we welcomed identical twin girls into our life and life has never been sweeter (or more chaotic!).
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- KATIE THURMES
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!
for a 4-hour collection
for a 6-hour collection
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!
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 $50-100 deposit is required to reserve a session date, depending on the type of session.
To book your family's session, use my contact form or the button below!
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