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The Wedding

It is so important to me to have a connection with each and every one of my couples because your pictures will show it if you don't and no one wants that! I always say I want to show up to your wedding day and feel like a friend or an extra bridesmaid, rather than a hired vendor! Funny fact.. you will be spending more time with your photographer on your wedding day than you will be your soon to be spouse and you'll be in communication with them for months-years leading up to your wedding day so you'll want to feel comfortable with them! After all, you're going to be looking at these wedding images for your entire life and generations beyond! 

I had a groom once time tell me that the photos I delivered to them was the "souvenir" from working with me and that hit me so hard. I loved that so much and still makes me emotional to this day that I try to make every client feel that way! Majority of my clients have turned into close friends that I still value our friendship years later!

Most of us aren't professional models am I right or am I right?! Because of this, I give lots of direction to all of my clients so they are never having to guess what to do next! By the end of your portraits, you'll be saying "That was easy!" So many couples say that and now I joke that I should cary one of those buttons around with me!

When I photograph your beautiful day,  I shoot in a documentary style that way when you get your gallery back, you're getting to relive your beautiful day all over again as your day unfolded from start to finish and you will love looking at the pictures hanging on your wall or in your wedding album and will always be able to feel like you're there whenever you go down memory lane looking at your beautiful day!

Here for you every step of the way during this special time of your lives

Head to the contact form and tell me about your day and I'll send you a message and find a time to chat to see if we are a great fit for each other!
I love chatting with my couples over Facetime or Skype to really get to know each other face to face!

1. Say Hello and let's chat!

Let's make it official!

If you and your other half decide we’re the perfect fit to work together, it’ll be time to make it official! I require 50% downpayment when signing the contract and remaining due 30 days prior! Once those two things are submitted, you'll be on our calendar and the planning can begin!

The Engagement session

This is my favorite part! It's basically like a test run for wedding day that way you feel more confident on your big day! It helps give you a feel for what its like working with me from my personality and how I shoot that way on wedding day, you're already a pro and feel so much more relaxed! That's a win win in my book!

wedding day!

My goal is to make sure you have the most fun and stress free day possible. I am extremely organized and I try to make not olny you guys but everyone in attendance all feel comfortable in front of my camera! 


You will receive an online gallery with approx 50/65 photos per hour! This link can be shared with all of your family and friends and you can even order wall art directly from that link! From there we will start designing your wedding album! 

After your wedding day!

Communication doesn't end after you receive your gallery from me. Consider me as your lifelong cheerleader for you and your family! It has been an absolute honor continuing to capture my couples love story after the wedding! Some of my closest friends have been my brides!

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The Process

Elopements from 2000

DEstinations from 5000

Weddings from 2700

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Pricing Details

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Elopements around the world

DEstination Weddings

Virginia Weddings

We have had the honor of photographing weddings in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Las Vegas and Saint Lucia 

Elopements are a beautiful way to have that special day with your person without all the added on stress! Just get an officiant, a pretty dress, and an amazing photographer *wink wink* Believe it or not, I eloped!

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!