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Amanda Red | Wedding Photographer (formerly Red Gecko Studio)

Madison , WI
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LOCATION

402 East Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703 US (map)

PHONE

608-669-1268

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ABOUT US

I celebrate bold & sophisticated weddings with brides and grooms who just can't wait to say to the world, "This is my husband." "This is my wife."

I believe that there is no... Read more
I celebrate bold & sophisticated weddings with brides and grooms who just can't wait to say to the world, "This is my husband." "This is my wife."

I believe that there is no such thing as saying "i love you" too much.

I believe that red shoes go with everything.

I believe that husbands thrive on respect and wives flourish with love.

I occasionally still sneak my childhood rabbit into bed with me, much to my germ-ophobic husband's dismay. It's a good thing he really loves me.

I believe that the two most important phrases in a marriage are "please" and "thank you."

I believe that travel is a basic necessity of life, just like fresh air and home cooked meals.

I believe that Paris really is the city of love.

I drive my six-speed manual SUV like it's my husband's sports car.

I believe that pugs are the funniest and sweetest animals in the world.

I secretly love eating alone in expensive airport restaurants.

I believe that everyone should learn one ballroom dance.

I believe that moments matter.

Most importantly, I believe that Husband and Wife are sacred and important roles.

I would be thrilled to learn how I could be a part of your wedding day. Read less
Photography

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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Sarah
Wedding:
12/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I recommend Amanda Red Wedding Photographer to the moon and back. From the moment I saw Amanda Red’s impressive and emotionally-engaging portfolio, I knew she was the photographer that would capture my wedding experience with elegance, grace, candor, and love. With a keen eye for making the ordinary extraordinary, Amanda Red transforms everyday moments into eternal memories. Amanda Red is a professional through and through: she is an expert in color, composition, lighting, angles, and style. Her portraits are authentic, her landscapes are crisp, her details are meticulous, and her ability to fully embrace the love in the room is unparalleled. Mandie herself is fun, friendly, and fabulous, bringing even more joy to your wedding day with her genuine benevolence. Mandie is a Midwestern gem and will wow you with her visual genius. She is a down-to-earth, tender soul that loves her work and wholeheartedly respects her clients. Mandie has a lot of love to give and is, therefore, the perfect choice for capturing your love on your special day.
I recommend Amanda Red Wedding Photographer to the moon and back. From the moment I saw Amanda Red’s impressive and Read more...
I recommend Amanda Red Wedding Photographer to the moon and back. From the moment I saw Amanda Red’s impressive and emotionally-engaging portfolio, I knew she was the photographer that would capture my wedding experience with elegance, grace, candor, and love. With a keen eye for making the ordinary extraordinary, Amanda Red transforms everyday moments into eternal memories. Amanda Red is a professional through and through: she is an expert in color, composition, lighting, angles, and style. Her portraits are authentic, her landscapes are crisp, her details are meticulous, and her ability to fully embrace the love in the room is unparalleled. Mandie herself is fun, friendly, and fabulous, bringing even more joy to your wedding day with her genuine benevolence. Mandie is a Midwestern gem and will wow you with her visual genius. She is a down-to-earth, tender soul that loves her work and wholeheartedly respects her clients. Mandie has a lot of love to give and is, therefore, the perfect choice for capturing your love on your special day. Read less
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Leigh
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
From my very first series of e-mails with Mandie, I knew she would be the perfect fit for our wedding. I cared considerably more about our wedding photos than any other wedding day element (apart from the obvious of getting married). In Mandie I found another person who values that photos are frozen moments and memories, even portraits. I can happily look through our photos and be reminded of the almost overwhelming amount of support and love we felt celebrating on our wedding day. Mandie and her assistant, Nick, truly captured the essence of our day, and I couldn't be more grateful.

Mandie's bubbly and outgoing in a way that feels like friendship but she doesn't compromise professionalism. On the actual day of the wedding it felt like she was there as a guest when we needed her to be there for us, but she was also sneaky and during the big moments we couldn't tell she was there, though it's obvious now. We have the photos to prove it! Her artistic style is bold with true to life colors and a sharpness that's simply gorgeous. There's an incredible balance of artistic shots, candid moments, classics (think cake, kiss, vows, etc.), and portraits. She's so talented!

Mandie gives a lot of herself to her couples and truly has a passion for wedding photography. I could go on and on about how happy we are that we picked Mandie to be a part of our wedding day. If you have the opportunity to hire her, I would recommend it without hesitation. We've gotten so many compliments on our photos and at least five people have told me they NEED Mandie when they get married. Yes, she's that good. She exceeded expectations that were set incredibly high, and I am extremely grateful for her kindness and skill. Not only do I look at our photos and think fondly of our wedding, I think fondly of the photographer that took them. Thanks, Mandie. We'll always cherish our photos and more importantly you!
From my very first series of e-mails with Mandie, I knew she would be the perfect fit for our wedding. I cared Read more...
From my very first series of e-mails with Mandie, I knew she would be the perfect fit for our wedding. I cared considerably more about our wedding photos than any other wedding day element (apart from the obvious of getting married). In Mandie I found another person who values that photos are frozen moments and memories, even portraits. I can happily look through our photos and be reminded of the almost overwhelming amount of support and love we felt celebrating on our wedding day. Mandie and her assistant, Nick, truly captured the essence of our day, and I couldn't be more grateful.

Mandie's bubbly and outgoing in a way that feels like friendship but she doesn't compromise professionalism. On the actual day of the wedding it felt like she was there as a guest when we needed her to be there for us, but she was also sneaky and during the big moments we couldn't tell she was there, though it's obvious now. We have the photos to prove it! Her artistic style is bold with true to life colors and a sharpness that's simply gorgeous. There's an incredible balance of artistic shots, candid moments, classics (think cake, kiss, vows, etc.), and portraits. She's so talented!

Mandie gives a lot of herself to her couples and truly has a passion for wedding photography. I could go on and on about how happy we are that we picked Mandie to be a part of our wedding day. If you have the opportunity to hire her, I would recommend it without hesitation. We've gotten so many compliments on our photos and at least five people have told me they NEED Mandie when they get married. Yes, she's that good. She exceeded expectations that were set incredibly high, and I am extremely grateful for her kindness and skill. Not only do I look at our photos and think fondly of our wedding, I think fondly of the photographer that took them. Thanks, Mandie. We'll always cherish our photos and more importantly you! Read less
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Cat
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We truly lucked out having Mandie as our wedding photographer. She and her assistant, Nick, are absolutely amazing! We had so much fun with them. Their work is beyond gorgeous and we could not be happier with the pictures from our special day. She found exquisitely beautiful, unique locations around town for our group pictures. Mandie’s candid style and perfect lighting make for incredible pictures of our friends and family that we will treasure forever. PLUS – we got a sneak preview of our photos the very next day! Such an awesome treat! Cannot thank her enough. Worth every penny.
We truly lucked out having Mandie as our wedding photographer. She and her assistant, Nick, are absolutely amazing! We had Read more...
We truly lucked out having Mandie as our wedding photographer. She and her assistant, Nick, are absolutely amazing! We had so much fun with them. Their work is beyond gorgeous and we could not be happier with the pictures from our special day. She found exquisitely beautiful, unique locations around town for our group pictures. Mandie’s candid style and perfect lighting make for incredible pictures of our friends and family that we will treasure forever. PLUS – we got a sneak preview of our photos the very next day! Such an awesome treat! Cannot thank her enough. Worth every penny. Read less
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Devina
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing..I cannot recommend a more amazing photographer and a genuinely good person. Amanda and her team captured every perfect moment of my weekend. Not only did she take outstanding "in the moment" photos but I felt like she was a friend attending our big day. She has a huge heart and passion for her field. A true romantic.. she was as excited as my own friends on every detail. Mandie wanted to know our entire love story, what's important to us and our relationship.. how cool is that?! We hired her for two days because we had a complex wedding and I'm positive I did the right thing. I would be happy to talk to anyone about what she did for us and frankly what she could do for you. She is going to be that photographer that books out years in advance because she is so talented!
Absolutely amazing..I cannot recommend a more amazing photographer and a genuinely good person. Amanda and her team Read more...
Absolutely amazing..I cannot recommend a more amazing photographer and a genuinely good person. Amanda and her team captured every perfect moment of my weekend. Not only did she take outstanding "in the moment" photos but I felt like she was a friend attending our big day. She has a huge heart and passion for her field. A true romantic.. she was as excited as my own friends on every detail. Mandie wanted to know our entire love story, what's important to us and our relationship.. how cool is that?! We hired her for two days because we had a complex wedding and I'm positive I did the right thing. I would be happy to talk to anyone about what she did for us and frankly what she could do for you. She is going to be that photographer that books out years in advance because she is so talented! Read less
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David
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Mandie was great! Fun to work with and the pictures were AMAZING. Incredibly fast turnaround to get our pictures!! A+++
Mandie was great! Fun to work with and the pictures were AMAZING. Incredibly fast turnaround to get our pictures!! A+++
Mandie was great! Fun to work with and the pictures were AMAZING. Incredibly fast turnaround to get our pictures!! A+++ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Mandie at Red Gecko Studio is spectacular. She is an exceptionally talented photographer and more importantly is is super fun to be around. I really enjoyed her company on our wedding day. We had a second shooter as well who did an equally outstanding job. I am embarrassed that I do not recall his name, but he worked with the men most of the day. She also drove all the way to Minneapolis to shoot our engagement photos. It was wonderful to have some pictures of where we live along with where we were married. If you are looking for a talented photographer in the Madison and surrounding areas who is also just a joy and a blessing to be around Red Gecko is what you are looking for. I have never been good in photo's, I am one of those people who can't figure out where to put their hands but with Mandie's direction I was so comfortable and we now have amazingly beautiful memories of our wedding day. Worth every penny. Your wedding day goes by so fast, you will want to have the special moments you missed captured the way that only Red Gecko Studio can. Also, she wears sparkly red boots which I adore. Hands down amazing. I would rate more than 5 stars if I could.
Mandie at Red Gecko Studio is spectacular. She is an exceptionally talented photographer and more importantly is is super Read more...
Mandie at Red Gecko Studio is spectacular. She is an exceptionally talented photographer and more importantly is is super fun to be around. I really enjoyed her company on our wedding day. We had a second shooter as well who did an equally outstanding job. I am embarrassed that I do not recall his name, but he worked with the men most of the day. She also drove all the way to Minneapolis to shoot our engagement photos. It was wonderful to have some pictures of where we live along with where we were married. If you are looking for a talented photographer in the Madison and surrounding areas who is also just a joy and a blessing to be around Red Gecko is what you are looking for. I have never been good in photo's, I am one of those people who can't figure out where to put their hands but with Mandie's direction I was so comfortable and we now have amazingly beautiful memories of our wedding day. Worth every penny. Your wedding day goes by so fast, you will want to have the special moments you missed captured the way that only Red Gecko Studio can. Also, she wears sparkly red boots which I adore. Hands down amazing. I would rate more than 5 stars if I could. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.9/5.0
Not sure where to begin with Mandie...I feel like the list of good things goes on and on. We met Mandie after the first two photographers we contacted were booked for our wedding day, but man am I happy they were booked! The first impression I got from Mandie was that she was super bubbly, LOVED her work, and had the talent to back it all up. She's confident in her work, and rightfully so. We got some absolutely breathtaking photos from our engagement, wedding, and day-after photo sessions, and these are memories we will cherish forever. In fact, we're still having a hard time deciding which ones to get enlarged - there are just too many great ones to choose from. The reason why Mandie's work stands out is that she captures real emotions, she doesn't edit the crap out of her photos (because she doesn't need to), and she captures totally unique images. There's no doubt that her work is some of the best in the area. Oh, did I mention she's fun to work with too? Her personality makes it easy for those camera shy people (like us) to get comfortable in front of a camera.

The only one semi-negative comment I have about Mandie is that, depending on when your wedding is, it may take a while for her to finalize your images. Mandie's business is very successful due to the quality of her work, so during peak wedding/fall colors season, she's shooting multiple days a week, sometimes multiple sessions/day. Our wedding happened to fall right in the middle of peak season in Wisconsin, and not only that, we had multiple sessions worth of photos, so she had double the images to go through for us. Understandably, this took a little longer than usual, but to be honest, it was totally worth the wait.

If you want a photographer who can capture the images that bring you back to your wedding day all over again, Mandie is the way to go. We couldn't be happier with our images and get endless compliments on the ones we display proudly in our home.
Not sure where to begin with Mandie...I feel like the list of good things goes on and on. We met Mandie after the first Read more...
Not sure where to begin with Mandie...I feel like the list of good things goes on and on. We met Mandie after the first two photographers we contacted were booked for our wedding day, but man am I happy they were booked! The first impression I got from Mandie was that she was super bubbly, LOVED her work, and had the talent to back it all up. She's confident in her work, and rightfully so. We got some absolutely breathtaking photos from our engagement, wedding, and day-after photo sessions, and these are memories we will cherish forever. In fact, we're still having a hard time deciding which ones to get enlarged - there are just too many great ones to choose from. The reason why Mandie's work stands out is that she captures real emotions, she doesn't edit the crap out of her photos (because she doesn't need to), and she captures totally unique images. There's no doubt that her work is some of the best in the area. Oh, did I mention she's fun to work with too? Her personality makes it easy for those camera shy people (like us) to get comfortable in front of a camera.

The only one semi-negative comment I have about Mandie is that, depending on when your wedding is, it may take a while for her to finalize your images. Mandie's business is very successful due to the quality of her work, so during peak wedding/fall colors season, she's shooting multiple days a week, sometimes multiple sessions/day. Our wedding happened to fall right in the middle of peak season in Wisconsin, and not only that, we had multiple sessions worth of photos, so she had double the images to go through for us. Understandably, this took a little longer than usual, but to be honest, it was totally worth the wait.

If you want a photographer who can capture the images that bring you back to your wedding day all over again, Mandie is the way to go. We couldn't be happier with our images and get endless compliments on the ones we display proudly in our home. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We are very happy with the quality of the photos, the beauty of what Mandie captured, and the true ease of working with her studio. Red Gecko Studio was recommended to us by others in the business and we recommend Red Gecko Studio.
We are very happy with the quality of the photos, the beauty of what Mandie captured, and the true ease of working with Read more...
We are very happy with the quality of the photos, the beauty of what Mandie captured, and the true ease of working with her studio. Red Gecko Studio was recommended to us by others in the business and we recommend Red Gecko Studio. Read less
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Mrs.H
Wedding:
6/15/2012
4.6/5.0
I get compliments over and over again about how great the pictures from my wedding are! I love the creativity that the team at Red Gecko have and the uniqueness of the shots. These aren't your standard wedding photos, there is an artist at work here! Thank you for the treasures I now have!
I get compliments over and over again about how great the pictures from my wedding are! I love the creativity that the Read more...
I get compliments over and over again about how great the pictures from my wedding are! I love the creativity that the team at Red Gecko have and the uniqueness of the shots. These aren't your standard wedding photos, there is an artist at work here! Thank you for the treasures I now have! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Mandie and her assistant Crystal did an amazing job. Mandie was very easy to work with, very responsive if we had any questions, her images really represented the two of us and our relationship. Very happy with her work and would highly recommend her!
Mandie and her assistant Crystal did an amazing job. Mandie was very easy to work with, very responsive if we had any Read more...
Mandie and her assistant Crystal did an amazing job. Mandie was very easy to work with, very responsive if we had any questions, her images really represented the two of us and our relationship. Very happy with her work and would highly recommend her! Read less
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