Meet me

I have spent the last 14 years as a photographer (wow, has it really been that long?!?) building my business from the ground up! Being a full-time Virginia wedding photographer has been nothing but amazing and i'm so blessed I get to call this my career! My amazing clients are just the icing on the cake!

I am so excited you're here and I promise you're in good hands! I'd love nothing more than to hear from you and hopefully be your photographer!

Serving Fredericksburg to northern virginia
and destinations worldwide

Your Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Hi, I'm Mandy!










Amanda is amazing! Absolutely stunning photos! She is an incredible photographer, communicator, and organizer who helps relieves tons of stress. You won’t have to worry about missing any special moment. She captures them all. If I could give her 10 stars I would and highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed!!!

Amanda is exceptional! She is polite, professional and a joy to work with. Right from the beginning I loved her enthusiasm and the love she had for what she does. Her work is breathtaking! If you need a photographer this is your girl! Thank you Amanda for capturing our special day! My heart is full!

Amanda is beyond amazing! She was so easy, creative, and down to earth to work with. Our pictures came out better than we ever expected. We will forever recommend her to anyone getting married, or needing pictures done. Thank you Amanda!

A thousand thank you's to Amanda and her amazing team. I could not have asked for a better experience working with Amanda. Our engagement photos were beautiful. Our wedding photos were spectacular. They were attentive, accommodating, made us feel comfortable through the whole process and ensured we had fun along the way. They are a pleasure to work with and are ridiculously good at what they do. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Where do I begin?! Our entire experience with Mandy was wonderful. She knows what she’s doing, she is patient, kind and thoughtful. I had complete trust in her from our first phone conversation and I will definitely be giving her a call when we need any photography in our future. One bonus factor we enjoyed was that Mandy was able to send us, that same night of the wedding, a beautifully edited short story sneak peek album of our day. We also were pleasantly surprised when she was able to send us the rest of the photos in less than two weeks after our wedding day! We’ve received so many compliments on our photos!
Would 100% recommend Mermaid Lake Photography!

Amanda is AMAZING. Photography is her true passion and she is extremely talented. I have never felt awkward or uncomfortable in front of the camera with her because she is SO sweet and fun to be around! 



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