Keith & Corinna wanted to showcase their love for  each other and their love of classic film on their wedding day. They chose to artistically direct their day with vintage inspired pieces from Corinna’s dress & accessories right down to the the guests name cards. The event was expertly planned! They put a lot of love into making their wedding day visions come true, but I think their love for each other outshines it all! Look how happy they are!:)

On a side personal note – I became pregnant with twins after Keith & Corinna asked me to photograph their wedding. Dr.’s orders unfortunately prevented me from being on my feet all day, so to the rescue came good friends of mine – the talented Jen Harris & Lily Rosales Hernandez. They showed up and shot the wedding and I stayed home to edit their vision of the day’s events. Between Keith, Corinna, Jen, Lily & myself… it was a true collaboration.
 
 

  • February 12, 2013 - 3:53 am

    Ketan Mujumdar - This is one of the best wedding photoshoot i have ever seen… Really great idea … keep it up …ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2013 - 10:09 am

    Janeane Barot-Spencer - Hi!

    My fiance, Nick, and I are getting ready to take our engagement photos in the next couple of months and are interested in potentially using your services. We would like to take some of the photos at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach as that is where Nick proposed (I work there too!) but we would also like to do something a little different for the rest of the pictures and have about 10 or so that are replicas of movie covers/stills as we are avid movie lovers! I see here on your site that you are used to getting some strange requests and “different” shoots, so would this be something that you would be interested in or could do?

    Let me know!
    JaneaneReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2013 - 9:33 am

    Linda - These vintage inspired photos are very beautiful. I am also in love with the bride’s wedding dress.ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2014 - 8:16 am

    Ian - I think Kieth is a lucky guy.ReplyCancel

Michelle & Andrew had a unique request. They were planning their wedding and each living in different parts of the world. Michelle is here in Los Angeles and Andrew was in Scotland! They hadn’t seen each other in months, and were missing each other so badly. Instead of planning on a traditional engagement session, they decided they wanted me to photograph Andrew’s homecoming instead. It was especially emotional because their wedding was only days after his arrival so they knew they wanted to have this precious time captured. Michelle planned to meet Andrew at the Burbank airport, but little did Andrew know, he was also going to be greeted by friends and future family as well. It was such a special and loving welcome. There were cheers, hugs, and many tears. Not only were tears shed out of happiness from the couple and their loved ones, but I shed a few behind the lens as I took these photos.

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As a person lucky enough to witness love in abundance while photographing weddings, I have been feeling really sad about the controversy involving marriage equality. I had a woman ask me recently why I haven’t photographed any same sex couples. At the time I answered her, I felt my answer was a pure and simple one… “Because no one has inquired”. But as I think about it more, I realize it’s not a simple answer and I also felt it was a poor reason. I would like to do something to change that – and maybe even add to it.

In light of the recent online uproar regarding comments made by Chick-Fil-A company president Dan Cathy, I thought even more about why my photos were lacking diversity. I laid in bed last night not able to sleep because I felt compelled to contribute something that would express my thoughts. So while I lay awake, I thought about love, and the way in which others want so badly to clearly define what is right and what is wrong about marriage. I reflected upon my time photographing engagement sessions of people in love and the fact they have always been couples consisting of a man and a woman. Then I thought about how rewarding it would feel to think broader and photograph not only engagement sessions for those who will be walking down the aisle, but to photograph love in whichever way it exists – marriage attached to it or not.

So I am getting down on one proverbial knee, throwing out a proposal of my own, and I am hoping you will say yes. I would like to start by offering one dozen, (btw that’s 12) 30 minute photo sessions free of charge to people interested in having me showcase their love in photographs. The love that I would like to capture is free to exist in any form. It can be romantic love, platonic love, infatuation, respect, admiration, etc. I want to photograph you if you’re a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, a grandfather and grandchild, best friends, a gal with a backyard full of slobbering pugs in holiday sweaters (that last one comes from personal inspiration). You name it, I’m cool with it…. Don’t believe me? Have you seen these zombie engagement photos? I took those. I think I’m pretty damn open minded when it comes to showcasing a couple’s ideas about love. In my heart, love has no limits or boundaries. As corny and overused as that phrase might sound, I truly believe it. I want to back up my beliefs but I can’t do it alone. If you would like to help me with this, please be one of the first 12 people to e-mail me privately about a photo session. If you know someone who you feel is deserving of a photo session like this, please contact me on their behalf. And if you are someone who would like to join in and volunteer your time as well, please let me know and we’ll make it work.

Instead of engagement photo sessions that end with weddings, allow me photograph your I LOVE YOU SESSION and let’s leave it at that. That will surely give me something that I can feel confident in describing as pure and simple. And you will have photo keepsakes of you and your love – whoever that may be.

xo,
Amanda

P.S. I LOVE YOU SESSIONS will take place in Los Angeles, CA at a date determined by us privately. While I have agreed to donate my time and resources, I can not be held financially responsible for any travel costs that you may incur to get here. That’s reasonable, right? Now let’s do this!

  • July 26, 2012 - 11:15 am

    Janice Miller - Found my perfect match!ReplyCancel

  • July 26, 2012 - 12:26 pm

    michelle - Hey Amanda! My friend told me about your blog awhile ago after she saw your zombie pics… Btw so awesome! My fiancé and I are doing the long distance relationship. How long distance you ask? Well try los Angeles and Scotland. !!! It’s been a super tough ordeal not just because yeah it sucks that he’s so far away and we don’t get to just sit and cuddle and hold hands like most normal couples but because after he proposed ( we’re getting married sept 8th) we had a hard time with the whole stupid expensive visa process. We finally got approved and will be together for permanents on aug 22 when he lands . You know just typing this brings closure and tears to my eyes, I love him so much. I’m grateful and blessed that we have the opportunity to be together as a married couple. It hurts my heart that other people don’t have that blessing. Anyways we would love it if you chose us, a spunky Latina from Los Angeles and a handsome ScotsmanReplyCancel

  • July 26, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    Amanda Hall - Fantastic idea!ReplyCancel

  • July 26, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    Von - This is soooo awesome! How do I message you privately?ReplyCancel

Kim and Alex came to me because they saw the zombie engagement photos I took a while back. They were inspired and wanted to do something wild & wacky to showcase their fun-loving personalities in front of the camera. After some thought, they decided causing mischief all over LA was definitely their style. Alex put it best when he said, “Why register for wedding gifts when you can just burgle them!” I had a fantastic day shooting with these two. We ran all around Silverlake, bumped into people we knew, and got funny stares from strangers. I couldn’t have asked for a more outgoing and super fun couple to work with. Congrats you two partners in crime. Can’t wait for the wedding this fall!