about amanda lynn

Hi Ya'll! I'm Amanda Lynn and i'm the owner of Mermaid Lake Photography! From the time I was a little girl, photography has been my passion. It started as a way to bond and get closer with my older brother who I always looked up to, but it quickly changed into something much more. Interests have come and gone, but my love of photography has never faded. 
I grew up in Fairfax, Va with my mom, dad, two loving older brothers and my camera. Besides being a photographer, I am a student! Actually let me rephrase that, I am recently no longer a student because I just graduated from ECPI University in 2016 majoring in Health Science! I took 25 medical related classes and it was an amazing experience. During my time at school, my parents bought a lake house in the country in a place called Lake of The Woods. Who knew that investment my parents made would change my life in so many ways. The fall of that year, I met some friends who lived locally and ended up falling in love with a boy who is now the best thing that has ever happened to me. His name is Charlie. (Yes, his name alone, I fell for :D ) That next summer of us officially dating, everything with my business started to change. My creativity was skyrocketing through the roof, I was getting more and more clients and I rebranded my photography business and made a new website! ( Welcome! ). Charlie was what I needed in my life to help push me to the dreams I had literally only dreamed of. Charlie and I bought a labrador pit bull mix (A.K.A labrabull :D). and we named him Brody. He is the most loving puppy, filled with so much energy! He's our furbaby and I adore him.
   One thing about me is I am very family orientated. My family is my life. My mom is my best friend, my dad does an amazing job at taking care and supporting our family, I have been extremely close to my brothers my whole life despite the fact that I am 12 and 14 years younger than them. And now I have 3 absolutely beautiful nieces named Alexis Jade, Addison Avery, and Ava Grace. Their smiles and laughter are the most amazing thing that just makes you smile for days. I love them to pieces! And I couldn't be happier with all the friends and family in my life that support me through everything I do. 
Photography is my passion and it always has been. It's almost like photography takes me to a whole different dimension and I love it! I specialize in weddings, engagements, boudoir, & portraits. To be your photographer would be an honor. I love meeting new faces and being apart of the most important days of your life! :)

Lover of Traveling, sparkly Objects, the beach, the moon, stars, love, & all things pink + aquamarine 

capturing moments from today…creating memories for tomorrow

Mermaid Lake Photography is here to help capture life's beautiful moments. From an engagement session, to a boudoir session for your lover, to the moment you say, "I do."

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Jocelyn Rueda:

I chose Mermaid Lake Photography for my maternity pictures. She was so sweet and made me feel very comfortable. My pictures turned out PERFECT! She was able to send over the pictures that same day. I was very satisfied with everything. I will recommend her to anyone! Thanks Amanda!

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Angie Owens

Amanda is a Wonderful lady and photographer! I recently met her at a Styled Shoot that she created for photographers and local wedding vendors to participate in. It was Amazing! She lead an event that was very organized and well thought out.

Rebecca Russ

Amazing photographer!! Amanda is extremely professional and wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond to get the best image. Our shoot was stunning! Looking forward to future work with her, as a model.

Mandy is professional, caring and a gem to work with. She has the eye!! That's for sure! She was our wedding photographer and we loved working with her! 

Mandy was so easy to work with and she put us all at ease. We love the photos she captured from our anniversary shoot and we will forever cherish them.

We had a great experience with Amanda! She was very accommodating to our wishes and incredibly patient with our wild and impatient 3 year old!

Mandi was an amazing photographer but more importantly an amazing person. She made a very special day for me perfect

Mandy has taken photos of me on several occasions and every single time I have been incredibly happy with the results. Mandy is professional, shows up on time and prepared, and has been a pleasure to work with. Mandy is not only an incredible photographer but a wonderful person as well. You won't regret booking with Mandy.

Mandy is a great photographer and is also very fun to work with. Impressed with how quick we got the photos back!

Omg obsessed with the photos she took of us! So talented! What an amazing photographer!

Oh boy...Where to even begin with this girl! She is AMAZING! Amanda invests so much time and love into her clients. My husband and I absolutely LOVE her to pieces! About 4 months ago, I met Amanda through Facebook messenger when I saw that she was a local photographer. I knew that my (now husband) was about to propose, so I reached out to Amanda to see if she would be able to schedule us in for pictures. She was such a sweet, warm and friendly girl, and we instantly bonded. I talked her up to my husband, and he couldn't wait to meet this wonderful girl who we would soon have the pleasure of calling our FRIEND. When my husband told her about how he planned to propose, Amanda called off of work and drove 45 minutes to the site of the proposal to surprise me with pictures of that special moment! Wow! What an unbelievable blessing! We did an engagement shoot shortly after, and Amanda was so creative in how she set up the shoot and captured some of my FAVORITE shots! If that isn't enough, she booked a second shooter to come all the way from FLORIDA to help her shoot our wedding. She had our fully edited pictures back to us within a few days to a week each time we met with her. She is flexible with scheduling, extremely sweet, professional and passionate about her work and building relationships with her clients. Using any other photographer would be a mistake. Please support Amanda and her growing business. She is wonderful!! 

I chose Mandy to capture my maternity photos. She was extremely professional, and made the whole shoot comfortable and really fun! My photos were available to me the next day, and I am absolutely thrilled with them. Mandy is extremely talented and creative in her photography; Can't recommend her enough!!

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Every little girl dreams about her beautiful wedding day, now, this magical day has finally come and I am here to help capture each and every moment. From getting ready, to saying, "I do," to the celebration afterwards! Our wedding day packages begin at $1500. We offer 4-10 hours of wedding day coverage, a second shooter, etc. Contact us to find out more information regarding our wedding day packages!

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