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Amy Straka Photography

Saint Joseph , MI
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LOCATION

314 State Street, 1A
Saint Joseph, MI 49085 US (map)

PHONE

219-210-2563

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ABOUT US

I’m Amy.

I’m a real Midwest girl. I was raised in rural Indiana, on a few acres carved out of the woods, at the end of a dead end road. But when I was a kid, I always dreamed... Read more
I’m Amy.

I’m a real Midwest girl. I was raised in rural Indiana, on a few acres carved out of the woods, at the end of a dead end road. But when I was a kid, I always dreamed I’d end up with some bigger-than-life career, making huge changes with my name in the headline or the by-line.

Then I realized that there’s nothing bigger than life.

I couldn’t bear to leave LaPorte County. The country is my heart. No city skyline could ever compete with the simple beauty of a county road disappearing through woods and fields. I studied journalism in college, but I never bothered with that career. I have no interest in chasing huge stories anymore, only yours.

I feel blessed everyday that I turned my hobby into my career. Whenever I look at my wedding photos I feel everything, all over again. How lucky am I to make a living giving those feelings back to you, forever!

Photography isn’t making people look pretty in pretty places. It’s way more than that. You don’t live your life in front of a grey muslin sheet. That’s why I don’t do backdrops and I don’t have a studio.

You don’t want to look at your wedding photos and think, “How pretty.” You want to taste the wine and hear the cello. You want to say, “How US.”

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Jenny
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Amy is amazing! She's so friendly and relaxing to be around. She made our engagement photo shoot so wonderful. I love all of the photos she took and it is very difficult to choose my favorite. She's very responsive to your emails when you have questions. I cannot wait to see the photos she takes at our wedding next year!
Amy is amazing! She's so friendly and relaxing to be around. She made our engagement photo shoot so wonderful. I love all Read more...
Amy is amazing! She's so friendly and relaxing to be around. She made our engagement photo shoot so wonderful. I love all of the photos she took and it is very difficult to choose my favorite. She's very responsive to your emails when you have questions. I cannot wait to see the photos she takes at our wedding next year! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
LOVE Amy Straka. I met her when she shot my friend's wedding back in 2010. She's very professional, and you can tell that she loves what she does. I had a lot of fun with her, and I was so happy she was able to shoot my engagement and wedding photography. She's so talented, and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer. :)
LOVE Amy Straka. I met her when she shot my friend's wedding back in 2010. She's very professional, and you can tell that Read more...
LOVE Amy Straka. I met her when she shot my friend's wedding back in 2010. She's very professional, and you can tell that she loves what she does. I had a lot of fun with her, and I was so happy she was able to shoot my engagement and wedding photography. She's so talented, and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer. :) Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Amy is just amazing. She did a great job with our engagement pictures. She even posted a sneak peek the night of the wedding. I couldn't be any happier. She is so professional and is there for you every step of the way. I can't wait to see the rest of my pictures.
Amy is just amazing. She did a great job with our engagement pictures. She even posted a sneak peek the night of the Read more...
Amy is just amazing. She did a great job with our engagement pictures. She even posted a sneak peek the night of the wedding. I couldn't be any happier. She is so professional and is there for you every step of the way. I can't wait to see the rest of my pictures. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I first came across Amy's photography when I was looking at pictures of my wedding venue (Mill Creek Barns). Her work really stood out to me. She puts so much thought and creativity into each photograph she takes. I'm so proud to show my engagement and wedding photographs to friends and family. She captured every moment perfectly and I will be able to cherish those moments forever because of her photographs.

Not only is Amy an amazingly talented photographer, but she was so wonderful to work with. She has a genuine personality and is so professional with communication. She was one of the only wedding vendors I used that was responsive. I would barely hit send on a email and I would have an answer back from her. She is one of the most organized people I know!

Hands down, hiring Amy was the best decision I made in planning my wedding.
I first came across Amy's photography when I was looking at pictures of my wedding venue (Mill Creek Barns). Her work Read more...
I first came across Amy's photography when I was looking at pictures of my wedding venue (Mill Creek Barns). Her work really stood out to me. She puts so much thought and creativity into each photograph she takes. I'm so proud to show my engagement and wedding photographs to friends and family. She captured every moment perfectly and I will be able to cherish those moments forever because of her photographs.

Not only is Amy an amazingly talented photographer, but she was so wonderful to work with. She has a genuine personality and is so professional with communication. She was one of the only wedding vendors I used that was responsive. I would barely hit send on a email and I would have an answer back from her. She is one of the most organized people I know!

Hands down, hiring Amy was the best decision I made in planning my wedding. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I met Amy at a local bridal expo and was instantly drawn in by her amazing photographs. My husband and I booked her to do our engagement session as a warm up for the big day. It was a great experience working with her. She kept in contact with me through the plannnig process and was interested in all of my wedding details. Amy helped me create a wedding package that fit my bridal budget. I knew I was in good hands because of her professionalism and creativity. I am proud to say that I have amazing wedding photos because of her. She does whatever it takes to make sure that you are pleased with your photos. I look forward to working with her again for more photo sessions!
I met Amy at a local bridal expo and was instantly drawn in by her amazing photographs. My husband and I booked her to do Read more...
I met Amy at a local bridal expo and was instantly drawn in by her amazing photographs. My husband and I booked her to do our engagement session as a warm up for the big day. It was a great experience working with her. She kept in contact with me through the plannnig process and was interested in all of my wedding details. Amy helped me create a wedding package that fit my bridal budget. I knew I was in good hands because of her professionalism and creativity. I am proud to say that I have amazing wedding photos because of her. She does whatever it takes to make sure that you are pleased with your photos. I look forward to working with her again for more photo sessions! Read less
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Kieran
Wedding:
6/6/2010
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Amy stood in for her friend Heather, our original photographer, when she was sent to the hospital with appendicitis days before our wedding. You would never have known that she had been recruited on such short notice! She must have read my mind, because every photo that I wanted to take, but was told not to because it might mess up my dress, she proposed and took! Amy is unbelievably creative and talented. She came early to scope out the property for where to take the best shots, and she didn't let herself get bossed around by a certain someone (Very proud of her for that!). The day after the wedding she has already posted 17 photos to facebook for my family, friends, and myself and new husband to see. I could not have asked for better photos! I will certainly remember Amy as a great photographer, a good friend to someone in need, and one of the easiest people to get along with. Thank you, Amy!
Amy stood in for her friend Heather, our original photographer, when she was sent to the hospital with appendicitis days Read more...
Amy stood in for her friend Heather, our original photographer, when she was sent to the hospital with appendicitis days before our wedding. You would never have known that she had been recruited on such short notice! She must have read my mind, because every photo that I wanted to take, but was told not to because it might mess up my dress, she proposed and took! Amy is unbelievably creative and talented. She came early to scope out the property for where to take the best shots, and she didn't let herself get bossed around by a certain someone (Very proud of her for that!). The day after the wedding she has already posted 17 photos to facebook for my family, friends, and myself and new husband to see. I could not have asked for better photos! I will certainly remember Amy as a great photographer, a good friend to someone in need, and one of the easiest people to get along with. Thank you, Amy! Read less
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Amy Straka Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kieran! You two are wonderful and I couldn't have asked for a better couple to be matched up with by chance! Congrats, and the best to you!
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Jackosun
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Amy is an amazing photographer! She was super helpful and open to any suggestions that we had. She now has a "build your own" package option so that you only pay for what you need/want. Her ideas for locations and poses are great and she is super versatile. All of our photos were beautiful and she is super outgoing and fun to have around. Her assistant was awesome too! We got our album that she designed and we love it! She is highly recommended!!! She books quickly so make sure that you get a hold of her ASAP. Amy also did a really fun engagement shoot for us and those photos were also beautiful!!
Amy is an amazing photographer! She was super helpful and open to any suggestions that we had. She now has a "build your Read more...
Amy is an amazing photographer! She was super helpful and open to any suggestions that we had. She now has a "build your own" package option so that you only pay for what you need/want. Her ideas for locations and poses are great and she is super versatile. All of our photos were beautiful and she is super outgoing and fun to have around. Her assistant was awesome too! We got our album that she designed and we love it! She is highly recommended!!! She books quickly so make sure that you get a hold of her ASAP. Amy also did a really fun engagement shoot for us and those photos were also beautiful!! Read less
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Amy Straka Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks lady!
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many2022
Wedding:
5/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Amy did my engagement photos and wedding! She is very open-minded, creative, and hip! We did our photos at the Coffee Creek Watershed and you can tell she was completely in her element, awesome nature shots! I also love her many package options to fit a wide variety of budgets. If you are looking for total customization and professionalism let Amy Straka shoot your wedding!
Amy did my engagement photos and wedding! She is very open-minded, creative, and hip! We did our photos at the Coffee Read more...
Amy did my engagement photos and wedding! She is very open-minded, creative, and hip! We did our photos at the Coffee Creek Watershed and you can tell she was completely in her element, awesome nature shots! I also love her many package options to fit a wide variety of budgets. If you are looking for total customization and professionalism let Amy Straka shoot your wedding! Read less
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ashleybaughan
Wedding:
12/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Amy was a HUGE blessing! I was planning my wedding from FL and the wedding with up near Chicago. My original photographer backed out a MONTH before the wedding. GOOD THING because with some research I found AMY! Thank goodness! Luckily she was available for our wedding. She was able to accomodate to our needs and requests even though every thing was so last minute. I have recommended Amy to MANY friends and family and will continue to. She has helped capture many memories to which I am grateful! Thanks Amy, you rock!
Amy was a HUGE blessing! I was planning my wedding from FL and the wedding with up near Chicago. My original photographer Read more...
Amy was a HUGE blessing! I was planning my wedding from FL and the wedding with up near Chicago. My original photographer backed out a MONTH before the wedding. GOOD THING because with some research I found AMY! Thank goodness! Luckily she was available for our wedding. She was able to accomodate to our needs and requests even though every thing was so last minute. I have recommended Amy to MANY friends and family and will continue to. She has helped capture many memories to which I am grateful! Thanks Amy, you rock! Read less
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Cindy Lou
Wedding:
10/17/2008
4.8/5.0
Amy photographed our engagement and wedding photos. She did a wonderful job. She was so creative and would do just about anything to capture that perfect shot! Her personality is very upbeat and kind, she has a wonderful sense of humor, she is professional, her style is cutting edge and her customer service is great. We are very happy with her work, she has created so many amazing memories of our special day through her photos. If I were to do it all over again, she would be at the top of my list of necessities for an amazing, unforgettable wedding!
Amy photographed our engagement and wedding photos. She did a wonderful job. She was so creative and would do just about Read more...
Amy photographed our engagement and wedding photos. She did a wonderful job. She was so creative and would do just about anything to capture that perfect shot! Her personality is very upbeat and kind, she has a wonderful sense of humor, she is professional, her style is cutting edge and her customer service is great. We are very happy with her work, she has created so many amazing memories of our special day through her photos. If I were to do it all over again, she would be at the top of my list of necessities for an amazing, unforgettable wedding! Read less
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