A Springtime Old Town Engagement Session The 2019 wedding season is officially underway! We kicked it off with Aili and Tom’s engagement session yesterday in Old Town Alexandria. It was unseasonably warm for March, which is great – especially with cherry blossoms in bloom! But we also had the most beautiful, glowy sunlight, and if […]

Mar 31, 2019

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You may not realize it now, but where you choose to get ready has a HUGE impact on the look and feel of your final wedding gallery! This is where your dress will be photographed, candid “hanging out” moments, all of your details, and even emotional moments such as putting on your wedding dress. This […]

Jan 18, 2019

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If you’re new around here, you might be looking around my website and thinking, “wait a minute! I only see photos of babies and families! Does Amanda photograph weddings, too?!” And the answer is, heck yes I do! My heart and soul are on fire for weddings. I’ll never forget a conversation I had with my […]

Dec 23, 2018

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Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend Rachel Clarke’s very first workshop, and I am SO thankful for the experience! I first discovered her work just a few weeks ago while scrolling through Instagram and when I saw the itinerary for the workshop, I just had to jump at the chance. Led by […]

Nov 23, 2018

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Jessica & Dayne | Mechanicsville, Maryland I cannot believe the 2018 wedding season has come to an end! Jess and Dayne were our last couple to tie the knot this year, and we couldn’t have asked for better humans to end the season with. With fall accents, gorgeous twinkle lights, crisp autumn air, and a […]

Nov 7, 2018

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It’s been three days since Rebecca and Anthony’s wedding, and I’m still getting teary eyed thinking about it! Every little thing about their day was just so raw, real, and refreshingly authentic. These two met in the unlikeliest of places: while working as marine observers on fishing boats in the Bering Sea! Their wedding was […]

Sep 26, 2018

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One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is photographing all the little details! These are the special little touches that you’ve planned for months makes your event personal to you. I photograph most of the details in the first hour of coverage, often while the bridal party finishes hair and makeup. That part […]

Sep 12, 2018

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I see you, wedding guest. Maybe it’s your niece getting married, or the groom was your college roommate, or you’ve worked with the bride’s parents for twenty years and she’s basically another daughter to you. You look awesome. You’ve got a sitter for the kids and are looking forward to an evening out, celebrating this […]

Aug 12, 2018

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I cannot believe it’s been over a year since I first met Kelsey and Travis! After months of planning, anticipation, and the craziest engagement session weather ever, their wedding day finally arrived. And seriously, it was a fairytale. From Kelsey’s stunning illusion backless gown, to the beautiful turquoise touches (my fave color!), every detail culminated […]

Jul 17, 2018

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The wedding day timeline is one of the first things I discuss with potential AWP brides, and for good reason! You’ve been planning your wedding for months (if not years!), and having a timeline for the event is a critical way to ensure it’s everything you imagined it would be. Don’t be fooled – even […]

Jun 28, 2018

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