about amanda lynn

Hey guys! I’m Amanda Lynn and I’m the owner of Mermaid Lake Photography! I have loved photography as an art form my entire life. Starting as a hobby, I have seen the absolute joy of capturing memories for people, which has transformed my hobby to a passion and then on to a career. 
I grew up in Fairfax, VA with my mom, dad, two loving older brothers, 2 cats, 2 dogs and my camera. Besides being a photographer, I graduated from ECPI University majoring in health science. During my time at school, my parents bought a lake house in the country in a place called Lake of The Woods. This was an investment that has changed my life in so many unforeseen ways. Perhaps the biggest change was that I met the love of my life, Charlie. He has been my biggest supporter and has pushed me to make these dreams of mine come true! He also happens to be one of my favorite second shooters. I am fortunate to have a widespread network of family and friends who have supported me through this journey of building my business. 
As I mentioned before, photography is my passion in life, not only as a beautiful presentation of art, but more importantly, because it gives me the opportunity to freeze moments of happiness that last forever. I specialize in weddings, engagements, boudoir, & portraits. To be your photographer would be an honor. I love meeting new faces and being a part 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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Rocky Shifflett

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!! 

If you're looking for a personal photographer for your next event, whether it be your childs birthday, a retirement party, your wedding day or any special day for that matter, look no further. A picture is worth a thousand words and the quality and professionalism you'll get from Mandy and Mermaid Lake is truly second to none. From start to finish, she's very prompt, organized and works with you to make sure every detail is even more perfect than you could have ever imagined. Do your self a favor and put your photography needs in her hands, you'll be making the best decision having her making your memories permanent!

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 $1800. 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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We also specialize in engagements, portraits, maternity, families, newborns, boudoir & events. 

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