Julie & Steve | Backyard Duluth, Minnesota Wedding

Julie and Steve’s backyard wedding in Duluth was more than anyone could dream of.  Their backyard is not an ordinary backyard.  Instead its a park – part forest with trails, and park lawn.  I heard is described several ways while I was there including “grandchild paradise”.  Of course, they were looking for the perfect land, and when they found this they saw the house as a great “bonus”.  The place fits them both so perfect, so it was only natural they decided to share their wedding day at their home.

Julie and Steve were so fortunate to have so many friends assist them with all the work a wedding has.  As a result the day went without a flaw.  Steve’s son sung the most beautiful songs during the ceremony and all of their children were so supportive and excited for their parents.  I was able to meet many of the guests, who came in across the county to celebrate the day with them – all of them so sweet.  Can’t wait to stop in and visit next time I’m in their neck of the woods!


Adventure. Photography. Love.

Amanda is a highly sought travel wedding photographer, where no destination is to remote.  Based in Palmer, Alaska with a satellite location in the beautiful Kickapoo Valley in Southwest Wisconsin.  Amanda is available to travel to your destination wedding, elopement, or engagement. Recent wedding and engagement travels to New York, Virginia, Jamaica, Mexico, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin showcase her adventurous spirit to capture love in remote and unique locations.  

Playing with toy cameras before she could walk, Amanda was soon using a fisher price 110 mm film camera.  She found herself spending her teenage and college years with her 35 mm film camera, rarely leaving her side, Amanda spent six weeks in Iceland and Europe capturing environmental justice with her film cameras before entering graduate school and the digital age.  While still enjoying 35mm and medium format film for personal projects, today Amanda uses digital technology for documenting her clients biggest day.  

 Photography the Feels Natural

Ensuring her clients enjoy their wedding day is the most important element for Amanda. Thus Amanda is unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. Amanda does not work from a shot list, but instead reacts to events as they unfold.  This form of photography creates a visual story organic in nature.  Amanda has an eye for capturing real moments.  Her style of photography sets her apart from other wedding photographers.  

Throughout the day Amanda uses nature to help enhance her beautiful subjects.  Using natural light, shadows, and reflections Amanda ensures the bride and groom stand out.  Amanda is drawn to the magical light occurring at sunrise and sunset where she lets her creativity run free.  While Amanda prefers to work at venues that accompany her free spirit including backyards, farms, ranches, barns, wineries and secluded getaway, her talents allow her to work in most any setting.

Amanda loves to meet new people email {amanda@amandacrowephotography.com} to connect.