I have always been fascinated by the way a photo could capture a feeling. During my teenage years, on beautiful sunny days, I would often drive all over the back roads of Johnston County after school, stopping along the way to take photos of scenery that really spoke to my soul. Even though my equipment was a crappy digital camera and the editing of the photos afterward was altered beyond any natural tone with "picnik" filters, I can still look back on those images and remember how it felt to be young, wild and free.
Fast forward to 2016 when I bought my first DSLR camera - I did that very same thing - I stopped on some old back road on the way home to photograph an old tobacco barn in the middle of a field with the sun setting through the leaves of a huge old oak tree. Needless to say, my passion for capturing a moment before it slips away was reignited!
A couple of years ago, I roped my [super artistic] husband into second shooting a wedding with me and he's been hooked ever since! We know how important your wedding day is, which is why it is our mission to collect memories through the lenses of our cameras so you can relive the emotions and sentiments of that day for years to come. We're based in North Carolina, but we're always up for traveling so if you're interested in booking us, get in touch and we'll get this show on the road!
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"Amanda captured the "feel" of our wedding FLAWLESSLY in the photos she took. She didn't miss a single detail or photo op ... I couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our day."
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"Amanda always captures emotion in her photos...you FEEL something when you see her photos! She does a great job capturing candid shots which are a nice addition to the posed shots."
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"Absolutely recommend Amanda Kay Photography for any of your picture needs!! She truly captures individuals for who they are and the love couples have for each other. You never need to worry about feeling awkward or weird about posing, she makes it so easy and is so sweet to work with <3"
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"Amanda is an amazing photographer! She just did my maternity photos and I am blown away at how gorgeous they are! I love her talent and her personality. The whole experience was perfect!"
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"Amanda is by far the most amazing photographer I could have asked for! She has a kind heart and works hard to make every picture perfect and capture every moment. She responds quickly to any communication and will also tell you what is going to make for the best pictures possible. Our pictures turned out better than we could have imagined! Super thankful we found her, we will continue to choose her for any life events in the future 15/10 recommend, she’s the best!"
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"Any bride-to-be or anyone newly engaged: the best advice I can give you is to make sure you book a photographer who is going to go above and beyond for you 24/7, who will sweat her buns off to make sure you have the best pictures, and is also your 'hype-woman'. A photographer is one of the biggest things when wedding planning, and I am so thankful to have the best one! Thank you for all you do Amanda, you are appreciated more than you know!"
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"Amanda, I can’t handle how wonderful these pictures are! It was so nice to not have to worry about this major detail. I thought at first the suggestion of a professional photographer was a little extra but am totally on board with the idea now. I can forever be your spokesperson for why a parent would want to spend the money if they can. Thank you again for making some beautiful memories for us to look back on. Can’t wait to to hire you again!!!"
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