Your sideline cheerleader and  wedding and portrait  Photographer

Hi, I'm Mandy!



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I have had the honor of being an award winning multi published Virginia wedding and portrait photographer! So fun! Speaking of fun, I am a fun loving and energetic woman with an infectious personality that I bring to my business and photography style. My work is like my personality, light and bright which allows me to bring your images to life with those beautiful pops of color you’ll remember every time you take a trip down memory lane!

Having me as your photographer means a lot of things as I wear a lot of hats. You would be getting a photographer who is highly educated in all things photography, is great with communication and has a great turnaround time. Who likes waiting forever for your beautiful images? No one! I will ago above and beyond for you during this entire process and will be a forever sideline cheerleader for you and your family!

Outside of photography, I am a wife and full time mommy to our 2 beautiful girls! In my spare time, I am a creative at heart. I love being artistic in any way possible. I love crafting, thrifting and antiquing! In another life, I would definitely be an interior decorator as that's another thing I take pride in! As you can see, I’ve been so blessed that this amazing hobby of mine turned into a beautiful career! The relationships I build with my amazing clients is the icing on the cake! Here I am 14 years into what I love doing most, capturing memories for you to hold onto forever!

ey there!! I'm so happy you're here!! I think it's so extremly important to feel a vibe with your photographer because if you dont, your pictures will show it and no one wants that! I'd love for you to get to know me a little bit more!











I live in a beautiful small town where I am so blessed to be able to raise my two beautiful girls here. You can catch us on any warm day outside in our back yard blowing bubbles, playing with chalk, playing in the pool or even running after our chickens! Those are some of the most fun photos!! My camera roll finally hit 100,000 images (whoops. sorry not sorry!)

It seriously couldn't get any better than doing both of my favorite jobs in the world. Being a mama and being a photographer to the most amazing clients who have turned into my family. I am so unbelievably blessed!

Livin' the dream at lake of the woods as a fulltime wedding photographer

My background story

My love for photography started at an early age of 13. I knew very quickly that was the only thing I wanted pursue for my future. I was told growing up photography should be a side hobby and that I would never be able to make it in the real world if I did that full-time. I didn't want to listen, but I had to. So I went to college and got a medical degree and the whole time I knew that wasn't where I was supposed to be and all I wanted to do was prove everyone wrong. And I did just that! The year I graduated college was the year my photography business picked up so much and I haven't looked back since!

A Look into my


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Growing up, I was so close to my mom and I knew all I wanted in life was to have a successful photography business to be able to provide for my future family one day so I can love going to work and love doing what I do. My mom is my best friend and you better believe she's the first person I text when I welcome a new client into my family! She's my number 1 cheerleader and I strive to be half the mother she is :

My #1 cheerleader

My mama

My Favorite Things

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You can catch me at any given time day dreaming about all the places I want to travel! I'e been so blessed that I get to travel quite often but they are normally to all my normal travel locations! I'm ready for some more tropical sceneries to visit! Bali anyone??

When i visited hawaii


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It does NOT have to be summertime for me to enjoy these two things! Mmmmm I can just taste them both as i'm typing this!! You know what we should do? You should come over and sit on my back deck and drink some lemonade with me!

The best thing the world

Popcicles & Lemonade

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I would definitely be an interior decorator in another life. I love making everything look like it came out of a magazine! I get that from my mama because she's also an interior decorator!

clearly i have a favorite color..

Interior decorating

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Ember Rain and Alannah Sky have my heart!! So cool thing about their names is Ember's name is like fire and water! Alannah was named after my brother Alan and Alan means rock. So for Alannah, you have rock and sky! So 4 elements :)

my entire world in one photo

Mah Babies of course!

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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I am here for you every step of the way to make sure you are taken care of  and get amazing photos to always be able to look back on and remember your beautiful special day!

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