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A Beautiful World...Captured

Decatur , IL

LOCATION

Decatur, IL US 62526 (map)

PHONE

314-456-5635

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ABOUT US

I am a award winning photographer serving St. Louis, Mo, Chicago, Il, Indianapolis, In and every place in between. I have worked in photography for several years and I have loved every... Read more
I am a award winning photographer serving St. Louis, Mo, Chicago, Il, Indianapolis, In and every place in between. I have worked in photography for several years and I have loved every second of it. Before working as a photographer I worked as a camera operator for a news station. My duties included operating multiple cameras during live news casts and assisting in commercial production that resulted in an emmy nomination.
I started doing wedding photography because it combines two of my favorite things in the world, art and love! Every picture captures a special moment in time, and what moment is more special than your wedding day? Every bride wants to have not only the most beautiful photos but she wants that "wow" factor. Whether it be the way your dress swirls as you dance, the look in your eyes when you first see your groom, or a unique photo that just screams you, I will capture every wow moment of your wedding, making certain you look absolutely stunning every step of the way. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
No

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kac12170
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Amanda did an excellent job with our photos. She was excellent to work with in planning, and also on the day of the event. She showed up early and was eflexible in everything. We had a very limited amount of time between the ceremony and the reception to take pictures, but she did an excellent job getting in as many as possible. I have seen my preview pictures only, so far, but I am already very happy with the results. I cannot wait to see the rest.
Amanda did an excellent job with our photos. She was excellent to work with in planning, and also on the day of the event. Read more...
Amanda did an excellent job with our photos. She was excellent to work with in planning, and also on the day of the event. She showed up early and was eflexible in everything. We had a very limited amount of time between the ceremony and the reception to take pictures, but she did an excellent job getting in as many as possible. I have seen my preview pictures only, so far, but I am already very happy with the results. I cannot wait to see the rest. Read less
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L'Tanya
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Amanda, of A Beautiful World Captured Photography, made sure that the days leading up to our special day and the day itself were well remembered. Her photography skills are top notch and her personality made my husband and I feel relaxed and comfortable. We used her for our engagement photos as well as the capture lasting memories of our wedding day. Not only would I recommend her to friends, my husband and I look forward to doing business with her again in the future.
Amanda, of A Beautiful World Captured Photography, made sure that the days leading up to our special day and the day Read more...
Amanda, of A Beautiful World Captured Photography, made sure that the days leading up to our special day and the day itself were well remembered. Her photography skills are top notch and her personality made my husband and I feel relaxed and comfortable. We used her for our engagement photos as well as the capture lasting memories of our wedding day. Not only would I recommend her to friends, my husband and I look forward to doing business with her again in the future. Read less
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amy
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her collegue were by far our favorite of all of wedding vendors. The pictures we received were absolutely beautiful!! When I got to the chapel, Amanda was there waiting for me. She even helped to calm me down with all the hassle that was going on. We had her and her collegue ride with us on the party bus between the ceremony and reception and they were just like we had all been friends for years. Amanda was open to all suggetions and definitely had some fantastic ideas of her own. When i was tired of lugging my dress around she talked me into one more location shot and it turned out to be my favorite of all the pictures. We definitely got our money's worth!! Now we have the hard job of choosing which prints we want out of the 750+ proofs we were given. I would definitely refer Amanda to all of my friends and family in the future!!! Every one was truly impressed with the professionalism and friendliness that we were shown through the entire process!!!
Amanda and her collegue were by far our favorite of all of wedding vendors. The pictures we received were absolutely Read more...
Amanda and her collegue were by far our favorite of all of wedding vendors. The pictures we received were absolutely beautiful!! When I got to the chapel, Amanda was there waiting for me. She even helped to calm me down with all the hassle that was going on. We had her and her collegue ride with us on the party bus between the ceremony and reception and they were just like we had all been friends for years. Amanda was open to all suggetions and definitely had some fantastic ideas of her own. When i was tired of lugging my dress around she talked me into one more location shot and it turned out to be my favorite of all the pictures. We definitely got our money's worth!! Now we have the hard job of choosing which prints we want out of the 750+ proofs we were given. I would definitely refer Amanda to all of my friends and family in the future!!! Every one was truly impressed with the professionalism and friendliness that we were shown through the entire process!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/23/2011
4.9/5.0
Amanda was great she took her time found those special moments and put themin the most beautiful photos ever. My entire wedding party and family loved her. She has great ideas, a keen eye for beauty and elegance and if I would ever need any type of photos again I have only one photographer and that would be Amanda. She did an excellent job........!
Amanda was great she took her time found those special moments and put themin the most beautiful photos ever. My entire Read more...
Amanda was great she took her time found those special moments and put themin the most beautiful photos ever. My entire wedding party and family loved her. She has great ideas, a keen eye for beauty and elegance and if I would ever need any type of photos again I have only one photographer and that would be Amanda. She did an excellent job........! Read less
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dani_gensch
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her crew was AMAZING! Great value, your professional, friendly and fun! She, Pam and Paul understood it was a stressful day and they were there to help, go above and beyond! I would and have recommended her to others! Great job! Pictures were great and she took a ton so I have LOTS to choose from! I was VERY happy with her!
Amanda and her crew was AMAZING! Great value, your professional, friendly and fun! She, Pam and Paul understood it was a Read more...
Amanda and her crew was AMAZING! Great value, your professional, friendly and fun! She, Pam and Paul understood it was a stressful day and they were there to help, go above and beyond! I would and have recommended her to others! Great job! Pictures were great and she took a ton so I have LOTS to choose from! I was VERY happy with her! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her associates Paul and Pam were absolutely amazing. They made my whole day special, the pictures were beautiful and I could never imagine getting that amount of pictures for the price. Not only is Amanda nice, but she is very professional and fun which makes things so much easier! THANK YOU AMANDA, YOU ARE THE BEST!!
Amanda and her associates Paul and Pam were absolutely amazing. They made my whole day special, the pictures were Read more...
Amanda and her associates Paul and Pam were absolutely amazing. They made my whole day special, the pictures were beautiful and I could never imagine getting that amount of pictures for the price. Not only is Amanda nice, but she is very professional and fun which makes things so much easier! THANK YOU AMANDA, YOU ARE THE BEST!! Read less
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cher1959
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Amanda is wonderful to work with---she is fun, full of energy and so easy to work with. She had great ideas for the photos---both traditional family photos and lots of cute, fun poses. The photos are amazing--so beautiful! I would highly recommend Amanda!
Amanda is wonderful to work with---she is fun, full of energy and so easy to work with. She had great ideas for the Read more...
Amanda is wonderful to work with---she is fun, full of energy and so easy to work with. She had great ideas for the photos---both traditional family photos and lots of cute, fun poses. The photos are amazing--so beautiful! I would highly recommend Amanda! Read less
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Happiest Bride
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We interviewed 5 photographers. Amanda was by far the most professional and most prepared. She had excellent ideas and a portfolio that was magnificent! We secured her services the day we met her. She took pre-wedding pictures of our family that far exceeded our expectations. Our wedding pictures were absolutely phenonemal as she and two other photographers captured our day for 12 straight hours. We literally had over 2,000 photos to choose from. Amanda has the ability to establish rapport with the wedding party quickly, and when she asked for their attention to get the perfect shot, they quickly complied. She was the most wonderful photographer we could have ever ever hoped for. I had a picture taken of her and I to remember her in our wedding album. She absolutely made our wedding so special through her kindness, professionalism, attention to detail and exceptional photographic talent. Amanda was accepted into the Chicago Institure of Art (one of the country's finest schools). This is a testimony to how superior her skills are. Also, aside from being the best photographer you'll ever find, you'll absolutley love working with her because she is so kind, thoughtful, helpful and friendly. Book her early... she is very popular!
We interviewed 5 photographers. Amanda was by far the most professional and most prepared. She had excellent ideas and a Read more...
We interviewed 5 photographers. Amanda was by far the most professional and most prepared. She had excellent ideas and a portfolio that was magnificent! We secured her services the day we met her. She took pre-wedding pictures of our family that far exceeded our expectations. Our wedding pictures were absolutely phenonemal as she and two other photographers captured our day for 12 straight hours. We literally had over 2,000 photos to choose from. Amanda has the ability to establish rapport with the wedding party quickly, and when she asked for their attention to get the perfect shot, they quickly complied. She was the most wonderful photographer we could have ever ever hoped for. I had a picture taken of her and I to remember her in our wedding album. She absolutely made our wedding so special through her kindness, professionalism, attention to detail and exceptional photographic talent. Amanda was accepted into the Chicago Institure of Art (one of the country's finest schools). This is a testimony to how superior her skills are. Also, aside from being the best photographer you'll ever find, you'll absolutley love working with her because she is so kind, thoughtful, helpful and friendly. Book her early... she is very popular! Read less
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MGD470
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I booked my May wedding with A Beautiful World… Captured and could not have been happier with my decision. Amanda was very friendly, professional, and organized and was a pleasure to work with. She arrived before the wedding, and immediately took control of the chaotic pre-wedding scene, making sure that we captured every memory. During the ceremony, she blended into the background and unobtrusively captured amazing photos of the entire event. Immediately following the ceremony, she quickly and efficiently lined up the wedding party and family for all the group shots we wanted – somehow getting everyone to listen to her and follow her instructions without too much yelling! At the reception, she again was able to capture all the priceless moments, while not being overbearing.
Amanda showed great skill and creativity with her shots, giving us a collection of both standard and unique photos from our wedding. She returned the photos to us in about 2 weeks, giving us a digital copy of all the photos. She also had very reasonable rates for ordering prints – which we did, and they were top quality prints. After seeing the amazing job Amanda did for our wedding, our friends were jealous that we got such great pictures, at a much lower rate than would be expected for such a talented photographer.
I cannot recommend Amanda strongly enough for your special day! You only get one chance to capture these memories. If you entrust this responsibility to Amanda, you will be very glad you did!

Thanks Amanda!
I booked my May wedding with A Beautiful World… Captured and could not have been happier with my decision. Amanda was very Read more...
I booked my May wedding with A Beautiful World… Captured and could not have been happier with my decision. Amanda was very friendly, professional, and organized and was a pleasure to work with. She arrived before the wedding, and immediately took control of the chaotic pre-wedding scene, making sure that we captured every memory. During the ceremony, she blended into the background and unobtrusively captured amazing photos of the entire event. Immediately following the ceremony, she quickly and efficiently lined up the wedding party and family for all the group shots we wanted – somehow getting everyone to listen to her and follow her instructions without too much yelling! At the reception, she again was able to capture all the priceless moments, while not being overbearing.
Amanda showed great skill and creativity with her shots, giving us a collection of both standard and unique photos from our wedding. She returned the photos to us in about 2 weeks, giving us a digital copy of all the photos. She also had very reasonable rates for ordering prints – which we did, and they were top quality prints. After seeing the amazing job Amanda did for our wedding, our friends were jealous that we got such great pictures, at a much lower rate than would be expected for such a talented photographer.
I cannot recommend Amanda strongly enough for your special day! You only get one chance to capture these memories. If you entrust this responsibility to Amanda, you will be very glad you did!

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Tilr
Wedding:
4/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Wow! What beautiful photos. I can't believe they turned out so awesome, I've seen some of my friends wedding photos (who were taken by a different more expensive photographer) and they don't even come close! Thank you so much for making "my day" even better. You have an awesome talent!! Thanks again.
Wow! What beautiful photos. I can't believe they turned out so awesome, I've seen some of my friends wedding photos (who Read more...
Wow! What beautiful photos. I can't believe they turned out so awesome, I've seen some of my friends wedding photos (who were taken by a different more expensive photographer) and they don't even come close! Thank you so much for making "my day" even better. You have an awesome talent!! Thanks again. Read less
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Hauze
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Very flexible, and very quick getting pictures back. Very reasonable prices as well. We are very pleased and will return for future services.
Very flexible, and very quick getting pictures back. Very reasonable prices as well. We are very pleased and will return Read more...
Very flexible, and very quick getting pictures back. Very reasonable prices as well. We are very pleased and will return for future services. Read less
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SheriHerrman
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but positive things to say about Amanda and her collegues. They were flexible and very inventive. My wedding pics were more than I could have ever imagined. They captured priceless moments from my wedding that I would have missed otherwise! Amanda got every possible angle imaginable without being overbearing. The interaction among her team and my bridal party would have made you believe that we had been friends for years!! My husband and I are anxiously awaiting the birth of our first child in the next couple weeks. I know exactly who I'm going to call for our family photos!!!
I have nothing but positive things to say about Amanda and her collegues. They were flexible and very inventive. My Read more...
I have nothing but positive things to say about Amanda and her collegues. They were flexible and very inventive. My wedding pics were more than I could have ever imagined. They captured priceless moments from my wedding that I would have missed otherwise! Amanda got every possible angle imaginable without being overbearing. The interaction among her team and my bridal party would have made you believe that we had been friends for years!! My husband and I are anxiously awaiting the birth of our first child in the next couple weeks. I know exactly who I'm going to call for our family photos!!! Read less
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