Amanda Dorian Photography
Amanda shot both our engagement and our wedding pictures! She did a fantastic job with both! We were so pleased with how they came out! She was also really easy to work with. My husband usually gets really camera shy, but Amanda was able to loosen him up and make him feel comfortable!
We found Amanda's website just six weeks before our wedding - and met with her shortly thereafter. My husband and I enjoyed meeting with her, and just got a great vibe. On the wedding day, Amanda was awesome -- she has a wonderful, artistic vibe and took amazing shots of our entire event. We thought Amanda was super-easy and fun to work with -- reacting flexibly to changes in our plans, and coming up with creative photo shots at multiple locations. We highly recommend her services!
Amanda was absolutely wonderful. There's not a thing I would have changed: she's a really sweet, warm person and managed to be simultaneously unobtrusive and a fun, relaxing presence throughout the day. She was professional, responsive, and punctual, and we felt like we could rely on her 100%. She was also willing to work with us to come up with a custom package to work with our budget--hallelujah! Most importantly, our pictures are gorgeous. She does a fantastic job of framing shots and capturing people at their best without looking contrived or posed. Our photos look like we paid 3-4x what we did. I recommend her unreservedly, whether you're in the Richmond area or not.
My husband and I planned our entire wedding ourselves and if there is one decision that was perfect it was our choice of photographer.
I was one of those brides that was detail orientated to the point of obsession and Amanda's responsiveness, professionalism and calm manner soothed even my Type A, panicky self. Her willingness to "meet" us multiple times was fantastic - we had one in person meeting, two phone consults and several email conversations - and really gave me a ton of confidence that our wedding photography was being handled by a true professional.
On the day of our wedding Amanda was the first there and, literally, the last to leave - taking the last photo while walking behind us as we left the venue. Throughout the day she was there, but never intrusive. It was amazing how she popped up for every moment - both big and small - that we wanted documented, especially when you consider that we were wed at a huge outdoor venue. She was unobtrusive while my girls and I got ready but yet totally in the moment with us - so much so that she helped me pick my lipstick color by giving me feedback on how it "read" for the camera! During the ceremony I didn't see her once and yet every emotion, every vital moment was captured beautifully. The formal portraits after the ceremony were quick, easy, fun and wonderful - even with a fussy toddler, several teenagers and my elderly grandmother involved. And the reception? Wow! She captured the fun, the emotion, and the details perfectly.
After the wedding Amanda continued to amaze us. She had a wonderful photo preview ready for us just days after our wedding, all of our images via email within a week and disks with all of our images were delivered to our home before the month was up. Yeah, you read it right - all of our amazing images were in our hands within three weeks. It doesn't get any better than that!
I whole-heartedly recommend Amanda - she's amazing!
Amanda did a fantastic job at our wedding. Everyone in attendance was impressed with her in general, but specifically her professionalism, attentiont o detail, humor, and ability to corral our rowdy masses. We're so glad we chose her as our photographer, we couldn't be happier about our decision.
Friendly amd proffesional , she did an amazing job!!
OMG! I wish I could give Amanda more than just 5 stars. I loved her work from the first moment I explored her galleries. She actually reminded me of a friend of mine from back home who does child & family photography. Amanda was such a doll and so awesome to work with. She brought her hubby along since it was an out of town wedding and he was soo great to work with as well. Amanda really helped us relax. She went above and beyond her call of duty. She even helped me get a spot out of my dress that appeared out of nowhere! She captured so many sweet candid shots (which I love!) They had me laughing and teary eyed. I feel like I'm reliving the day while looking through them. The formal pictures turned out really nice as well and not one of them look stiff or too posed. We are having a hard time deciding which shots we love the best because we love all of them! As far as value, you will definitely get a deal with Amanda Dorian Photography. Plus, you get the rights to ALL of your images!! That was a big selling point for my hubby - getting all of the digital files. If you are thinking about hiring her, do not hesitate any longer. You will not be disappointed. Her work speaks for itself, but I just wanted to share my thoughts. Thanks again Amanda and Eric!! You guys rock!!! =)
Amanda was a pleasure to work with, and her photos rival those of competitors charging 2-4x more! It was easy to book the package that we wanted, Amanda got all of the photos we requested (even with some elusive subjects!), and we got our hi-res photo DVD back within 2 weeks of our wedding, during 'busy season.' Highly recommended!!
Amanda was amazing! There is no way I could give her anything less than a perfect score. Since the first time I spoke with her, I knew I was making the right choice making her my wedding photographer. She was constantly professional, extremely helpful, and made my husband and I feel comfortable during all our shoots.
Amanda is incredibly nice and very intuitive. She was never in the way, but somehow got all the good shots! We loved getting to meet her and I was sad to see our time together end. Our photos are extremely professional, I would hire her again for any occasion!
Amanda was simply amazing to work with. She has an eye for details like no other person we have ever seen and we are hobby photographers. She always answered emails quickly and during our shoots she never shot down any of our requests. We had ideas and she tied them into her own style and ideas. We would recommend her any day of the week. She was like family and blended right in with everyone.
I loved all my vendors, and Amanda was the best vendor I had. She was friendly and helpful before the event, and then everyone was impressed the day of. Both my mother and mother-in-law thought she was amazing! During the formal pictures she was friendly and organized - during the ceremony and reception she was unobtrusive and still managed to get so many great images. She has a great ability to get candid shots, especially great portriats of faces.
And then after, she put up a preview within a week (because you know you want to see those shots!!) and then got the full DVD to me shortly after. As I put together my album I wanted a couple shots with small changes, and got them without a problem. I'm even getting the shot of our ceremony venue on a canvas as art.
I cannot recommend her enough!
I am so glad Amanda shot our wedding. Leading up to the wedding, she was quick to respond to all my e-mails (less than 12 hours normally) and was pro-active in contacting me just enough for me to feel comfortable that she was on top of it, but not too much to make me feel she was disorganized or needed hand-holding. This was a huge blessing because of the stress other vendors caused by either their constant or non-existent contact with me. She also got our pictures to us by the time we were back from our honeymoon!
She was also so easy to work with, not just in terms of arranging a day and place to meet initially, or the hours she would work, but when she was taking the pictures it was a breeze. We had a list of the portraits we wanted and she got them quickly so that we had more time to spend with guests. She did not micromanage our postures/poses so that everyone felt self-conscious and awkward, and it turned out to make some really natural, happy pictures.
I'm also really happy with the quality of her photos. She had to work under a lot of restrictions because of our church's guidelines (i.e. no flash, cannot approach the altar, etc). But she came out with great pictures anyway of all the moments I wanted her to capture. She was also great at capturing candid moments.
I marked a 4.5 on quality because there are some minor places for improvement with some of the photos but nothing persistent or glaring.
Amanda Dorian did a great job photographing my wedding. She captured my guests and the wedding party exactly as they are. I was almost unaware of her presence during both the wedding and the reception. Every picture I received was absolutely perfect. Even the snafus of the day were captured so beautifully that I will cherish those pictures as much as the "perfect" moments.
Amanda was wonderful to work with. She was very flexible and helpful. She is new to wedding photography, so she did not tell us what to do or how to pose as much as we would have liked, but her photos always come out beautiful. We are so glad we chose her over anyone else we interviewed. She has a great personality that is sure to fit in with anyone. I look forward to working with her again at any future events.
Amanda is a great vendor to work with and her photographs turn out amazing! With her warm, kindhearted personality she is always a pleasure to work with and brides always have a smile on their faces. We highly recommend Amanda to any brides!
Amanda is simply a fun person to be around. Not only is her photography fantastic, but she gets so involved with her clients that they just fall in love with her. I think that's her secret. ;-)
Sandi and I have worked with quite a few photgraphers. Working with Amanda was exciting and fun. She understood that it takes everyone working as a team and in sync to make the wedding a memorable one, and she made sure that we were all on queue with all the detail, so that she did not miss that perfect shot. We look forward to working with Amanda again, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional who enjoys not only taking pictures, but working with the bride/groom and everyone else involved.
Amanda was very pleasant and professional. She captured the food from many interesting angles and was a true professional. The bride and groom were as thrilled as any I've ever seen.