The notification came through that I won Best of Weddings from The Knot for 2019! This is truly exciting for me but not because of accolades, because it means my clients (you fine people!) took time out of your lives to make it so. Every bride and groom that wrote in has my heart. I am not ashamed to admit that I teared up more than once reading through them. Every late night, worth it. Every stressful day, worth it. I photograph happy brides, ecstatic grooms, emotional mothers, doting fathers, hugs, kisses, handshakes, laughs, cries. I photograph the ending of one chapter and the beginning of a whole new one. Never in my wildest dream could I imagine any other job that is simultaneously difficult and oh so worth while that I would want to do it every day. These memories will fill walls and albums, they’ll tell stories to children and grandchildren down the line. Thank you for this life.
A few words from my groom, David:
Amanda is just so cool. We don’t even know where to start with this review. Maybe it’s that she’s so cool and we actually want to be her real life friends. Maybe it’s that hanging out with her while doing engagement shoots and during the wedding itself was a dream. Maybe it’s just that she’s the best. Every interaction we had with her was fabulous, and the early returns on our photos are STUNNING. She worked her tail off running around and capturing all the magical moments of our wedding day, and we couldn’t be more thankful. By hiring Amanda, you won’t just get fantastic photos, you’ll have a great time with an amazing human being.
A few words from my beautiful bride, Devin:
A good wedding photographer was hands down the most important thing to us in planning our wedding. We read all the reviews and I spent hours looking at photographer’s blogs and websites. I was immediately drawn to Amanda’s work on her website – you can SEE how well she captures emotion. I reached out to her, and instead of a form reply, I got one full of references to my dog and queso. She felt like a friend! Our engagement session was fun and had my stiff-in-front-of-the-camera husband feeling comfortable and laughing. Amanda was extremely easy to keep in touch with before the wedding and even provided advice and feedback for my ideas. She even (like a genius) sent a word document for us to fill out before the wedding that included all those big posed family shots we “had to have” and any special touches that had meaning. As a result, we got ALL the family photos I needed without me having to remember a thing on the day and close-ups of the Sam Adams we put out in memory of my grandfather. And guys, let me tell you, our photos are INCREDIBLE. They are so beautiful and captured every important moment. The emotions! She got my dad’s face when he saw me for the first time (my dad cried again when he saw the photo), a precious moment with my dog, our reactions right after the first kiss, and my husband tearing up the dancefloor. We will treasure these photos forever. Honestly, it’s been over a month and I still pull them open to look at them all the time (never fails to make me happier). She also gives you ALL the digital files! I’ve received a ton of compliments on them from friends. I cannot imagine better photos of our wedding. If I could use emojis here, it would just be a bunch of the heart eyes-confetti cannon-sunflower-hearts-smiley face. Long story short: Amanda is awesome as a person and awesome as a photographer. She captures YOU on your wedding day, and really…is there anything more magical than that?
Congratulations to all of my 2018 couples! Thank you for lifting me up to Best of Weddings!
I promise to post more weddings soon, and you can always find the latest here https://amandapomillaphotography.com/weddings/