Mary & Austin | Love on the Ridge

Love, Faith, & Family were the center of Mary & Austin’s beautiful wedding day.  A little rain couldn’t keep anyone spirits down as the Middle Ridge church was overflowing with guests from as far as away as Mexico and Paris.  From the moment I first talked to Mary I knew they were “my kind of people”.  Their wedding day was filled with personal details.  Mary grew all the flowers herself, Austin hand crafted upcycled wind glasses, and their sheep skin pelts decorated the hay bales.  Traveling from the church to the reception in a horse carriage Mary & Austin invited several children to join them.  Their home cooked meal was the best wedding dinner I have ever had which was followed by an hour of storytelling by their closest friends, sisters, brothers, and both fathers.  Big Band music filled the hall and the dance floor remained pack for the rest of the night.  The next morning Mary & Austin were off to Rome to enjoy their honeymoon.

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.

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