Behind the Lens
In the early years of our marriage, just after our son was born, Mike bought me a camera and encouraged me to do something for myself. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love. I quickly soaked up everything I could learn, and eventually found myself capturing what continually makes my heart skip a beat - beautiful wedding days.
I grew up in the midwest, live in the desert, and long for warm tropical beaches. But weddings have given me a place to call home. Their energy is undeniable and contagious. I love running my business, pursuing relationships with sweet couples, and telling love stories to last generations. Entrepreneurship runs in my blood, and it helps me see that I am part of something bigger than myself.
If you are captivated by romance and genuine emotion then you're in the right place. Here you will see I am lucky to photograph two souls, madly in love.
I can’t wait to get to know you! Let’s figure out what makes your love story unique, and let’s tell it in the best ways we know how. Send me an email so we can get started!
One of our favorite things to ask our couples is, “How did you meet?” and “How did you get engaged?” Here is our story!
May 20th, 2006. I got invited to a house party. The weather was hot. I was single and heard one of my best friends from high school was going to be there, so I decided to go. I walked into the house and instantly my eyes scanned the room. I knew a few people from school, made some small talk and headed outside. It was then, that I saw him. I said to myself, “He’s mine!”. Now, keep in mind, I’m a pretty shy girl. I don’t go up to hot guys I don’t know. I don’t even make eye contact for pete’s sake! But he did. He looked right at me. I’m pretty sure my face turned red. I tried to be cool. I sat down, he asked me if I wanted a drink. I said yes, and the rest was history.
We feel truly blessed to have three, beautiful and healthy kids. An awesome business. Amazing family and friends who are so supportive and most importantly, each other.
We feel so blessed to be able to travel and capture amazing moments where ever we go. We hope to very soon capture weddings in places like:
Europe – Sweden, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, Scottland, Germany
Anywhere in the Carribean
California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida, New York, Oregon, Alaska
We just may offer a smoking deal to photograph your wedding in one of our dream spots! Just ask!
If you can’t tell by now we’re huge Disney fans! And if you know anything about us, you know we are so grateful to fly Southwest. Each year we visit Mike’s family in California. And each year we make it a point to visit Disneyland! If you’ve never been, omg!! You HAVE to go! Especially, when they decorate the park for Halloween! The tickets are cheaper, the lines are shorter, they give out Ghirardelli chocolate and its just Heaven. The kids love it! But I may love it a tad more 😉
Mike and I feel truly blessed to have these three, amazing, crazy, full of energy, hyper, loving kids in our lives.
Brooklyn is our oldest. She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s beautiful. She is an amazing helper. She really loves music, especially anything Taylor Swift related. She just got her first guitar and already can’t put it down. She recently just went on her first Disney Cruise and is already making plans to go on another!
Dean is our little guy. Though he’s not very little anymore 🙁 He’s quite the comedian. He absolutely cannot sit still. I attribute that to his Cromer genes 😉 He has Sensory Processing Disorder. He’s taught us so much through this process and helped us to grow as a family. He’s obsessed with cars! Classic cars that is. Especially Chevrolets. I’ve learned it’s just in the blood!
Emmalyn Kamea. My beastie. If you’ve ever seen Maleficent you understand why I call her that. This girl is so sweet and loving. And stubborn. And tries to break every rule there is. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t get a “hug, kiss, high five and a pound” before bed. Frozen is on repeat at our house. I’ve learned to just let it go 😉
Growing up in the midwest it taught me a great appreciate for nature. I LOVE being outside. By a beach especially. I could walk the shoreline for hours. The sand, the sea…I can just smell it! (Disney Cruise Line take me away!) We are HUGE fans of ABC’s Once Upon A Time! And by we, I mean me. I mean how can you not love that show! I get sucked in each week. If you can't tell by now we're huge Disney fans. We love everything from the movies, to the park and even the ship! We trick or treat with Mickey each year. Its half the price and half the crowd! Total win win! We love a good car cruise too! Especially up the coast of California. Mike loves to restore old cars. He could talk engines and motors all day. We are foodies at heart, but are slowly transitioning to vegan. I'm not sure who's idea it was but Pinterest and food network here we come! You can read more of our favorites on the blog!
We feel so honored to be able to capture and preserve love in its raw and organic form.
We believe that wedding photography should be more than just images. It's an experience! We want you to enjoy your day, have less stress, more fun with your friends and family and gorgeous images that you can look back on 50 years from now and remember EXACTLY how you felt.
Here is what to expect, from booking, styling and shooting to the delivery of your new favorite images!
Once we've received your inquiry we'll schedule a time where we can meet. We like to meet at your local coffee house, a yummy burger joint or your all time favorite bar and grill. We love getting to know about you, how you two met, how you got engaged and all about your wedding.
Once you’re officially official and your date has been secured, it’s time to schedule an engagement session! This is where we teach our couples how we work and become comfortable with one another! This is how we're able to get so many gorgeous portraits on the day of the wedding. Our couples already know what to do, what works best for their body and their fiancés and in-turn they get to spend more time with their family and friends!
We understand how overwhelming planning a wedding can be and we're here to take away the anxiety and the pressure. We enjoy making custom timelines for each of our couples and we have a list of awesome vendors who we'd love to share with you!
“Is an Engagement Session included when I invest in The Wedding Experience?”
YES! The Engagement session is a crucial part of the experience that we offer our couples!
“Do you travel for destination weddings?”
Yes! Yes! and Yes! We LOVE traveling and when we get the opportunity to travel and shoot a wedding at the same time, we’re in heaven!
“What inspires you?”
I LOVE traveling. Whether it's to CA or the Bahamas I have my camera with me. I love being able to capture our memories! I also LOVE hanging out at home with my kids. Even though it doesn’t directly relate to my photography, when I can relax on the couch, watch a good Disney movie and eat some snacks (I sound like a toddler myself!), I return to my camera with renewed excitement about my job!
“Do you work with a second photographer?”
Yes! Mike really enjoys shooting weddings with me. However, his schedule doesn’t always allow it. When that is the case I have back up, amazing photographers. Each one of them is a professional who owns their own photography business and who takes your wedding just as serious as I do.
“How many images do you deliver?”
We typically average 60-75 images per hour that we’re shooting.
“Do you edit all the images?”
Yes! Every image you receive will have been touched by me. I make sure all the colors are correct, the angle is perfect and you’re looking your best!
“How long does it take to get my images/products?”
Images from an engagement session will be ready within 30 days from the session date. Wedding images will be ready within 90 days from the wedding date.
“Can my friends/family order prints/products from your studio?”
Absolutely! I offer an online gallery for your engagement and wedding images. I want your family and friends to be able to view, download, share and order prints and other products at their convenience. All orders that are placed will be shipped to that person directly.
“How do I secure my wedding in your calendar?”
To reserve us exclusively, a retainer of 50% is required upon signing your contract. This is a non- refundable retainer, but in cases of emergency, can be transferrable. The remaining balance is due 45 days before your wedding date.
For any additional questions please feel free to contact us! We’re always here to help!
Amanda was SO wonderful to work with! During our initial meeting we clicked instantly and by the end we felt like friends! By the time we were pulling out of the parking lot from that meeting I texted her that she was "the one" for us! She was so accommodating to drive to our location for engagement pictures and even turned out session in to a family session to include our two daughters. She has been thoughtful and payed attention to detail through this whole process! Her creative eye for romantic lighting and capturing our true relationship personality is the reason why I will recommend her to anyone and everyone I know!
Amanda was the best EVER!!!! She beautifully captured the best day of our lives! Our photos came out amazing and we loved looking through them and re-living the memories of that day! She is of course one of the sweetest people ever and made us feel so comfortable and special! We love her!! :)
Amanda is AMAZING! She was so amazing to work with, always so sweet and helpful and understanding. She is incredibly fast getting pictures finished and they look amazing. I would recommend her to anyone for anything, love her!
Amanda was amazing to work with. She never made us feel awkward or out of place and was so sweet throughout the whole entire process. I felt like she was more of a friend than a vendor and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for their wedding photographer!
Amanda was simply AMAZING! I searched for a long time to find a photographer that not only provided the best value but that I had a connection with and let me say that Amanda and I had that spark from our first meeting! Amanda is very personable and you can tell that she loves what she does and that it is her passion. She is a natural of what she does and it shows through her beautiful shots. You not only get beautiful photos but a photographer and friend for life!
I knew when I got engaged that I would want to remember these special moments forever. I searched endlessly for a photographer and I came upon Amanda. She is literally the sweetest photographer that I met with. From our first time meeting I knew she would be my photographer without a doubt. We scheduled our engagement photos and those pictures turned out better than I could have ever expected. On our wedding day she made the entire process FUN and I never had one ounce of stress! She kept everyone laughing and smiling! I recommend her to everyone every chance that I get! Thank you so much Amanda for being the phenomenal photographer and inspiring woman you are! We cannot thank you enough!
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Online Private Viewing Gallery
Customized Personal Website
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We LOVE to travel! If you're having a destination wedding be sure to contact us for special pricing!
We can't wait to hear more about your wedding! Simply fill out the contact form below. For other inquiries, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org