Amanda Patrice - Photographer
Amanda was amazing- as a person and a wedding photographer. When we met with her for the first time, she was by far the most prepared compared to the 5 other photographers we met with before her (our wedding photos were very important to us and we wanted to make sure we got someone we could trust). She wanted to know our all about our back story and details about us- she didn't just try to "sell" herself. It made a difference when it came to the wedding and engagement shoot because she knew and remembered to take pictures of what was important to/about us. All of her pictures are amazing- we've gotten compliments that they look like they are from a bridal magazine. She is definitely far beyond just having a fancy camera. She knows what light is best, what angles are the most flattering and how to make you feel comfortable being in front of cameras all day. She was so easy to get in contact with through the whole process, she was quick in getting photos back to us and her online gallery and album/print store is so easy to use. She was willing to help in any way she could and we will definitely use her again in the future for maternity photos, family photos, anything!!!
Her work speaks for itself by looking at her pictures. What you can tell by the pictures that her work is beautiful because she is able to capture the true raw emotion of a couple. By doing so is that you will feel comfortable with her the moment you meet her, as I know we did. My husband talked more with her on our first meeting then he ever has to anyone for the first time. He is a very reserved kinda of guy. She was able to have him talk and eventually take his pictures comfortably. She not only took our wedding photography on our big day but she kept me sane and helped with other things that were going on that didn't involve the photography. So the point I am trying to make is that is she is a very easy going, can make you smile from within, helpful, accommodating, and most of all on your special day you feel like she isn't just your photographer but your friend. When we talk of our wedding high lights, she is in a lot of our memories of our special day.
I don't know where to begin... Amanda is wonderful to work with. She has a great creative eye for capturing special moments on film. She makes you feel comfortable being in front of the camera. Amanda took our engagement and wedding photos. We received a lot of compliments on the photos. Amanda knows how to make you look good. Amanda is our photographer for life.
I couldn't be more impressed with Amanda! She was so easy to work with- an absolute joy- and the photos she took were incredible! All of our guests are still talking about the creative and artistic shots she captured and it was exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend Amanda to anyone.
My girlfriend referred me to Amanda after she did baby portraits for them. Once we saw her work on her website we were IN LOVE with the quality and artistic view that she offers. I do not regret for one second booking Amanda for our wedding. She makes you feel like a friend but she's still very professional. All of our guests could not stop talking about how fabulous our photographer was. I had several people ask me for her contact information. She just gives off this fun energy that makes you explode with happiness! Then she captures it in amazing photos that we will cherish forever. I am now pregnant and we didn't doubt for one second that we would ask Amanda to take newborn photos for us. I can go on and on about how amazing she is but all you have to do is look at her work and meet her just once! You will fall in love with both! :-)
Vendor response to review
Oh my gosh, Michelle! Best review ever! Thank you SO much! Love you too, can't wait to see you as a mommy :)
I can't even fully express in words how glad and lucky we were to have Amanda as our wedding photographer. The moment we met her we loved her bubbly personality and her professionalism and we knew right away that she was the one that would capture our big day. Not only is she extremely talented but she has a way of making you feel completely comfortable and at ease, which was important to us since we definitely weren't used to being followed around with a camera! I also loved that Amanda takes more natural photos that capture love and emotion instead of making us look ridiculously posed. She took our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos and when we saw them we were blown away and so was everyone else who saw them. In my opinion, our pictures are worth a million times more than what we paid for them and she beyond exceeded my expectations. I honestly could go on and on about how awesome she is but her pictures speak for themselves. Amanda, we love you and thanks so much for everything! Can't wait until we get behind your camera again, you're stuck with us forever! Haha :)
Amanda was amazing!! Such an amazing photographer, very very creative and with a great eye. She's also completely easygoing and such a joy to work with. She took our engagement photos, our wedding photos AND I even asked her to take pictures of our baby at 10 days old. I would definitely call her again for photography work.
Amanda Patrice is truly the best photographer! She has unique ideas, makes you feel instantly comfortable & sincerely wants you to look & feel your best.
She understands nerves & insecurities; she listens, suggests & does everything she can to help you achieve pictures/moments you're proud of.
Amanda is honest, professional, responsive, fun & compassionate. I guarantee you'll fall in love just like we did & you'll want her to follow you around for the rest of your life capturing more of your precious life moments! Or you'll just plain want to be her bud!
I recommend Amanda 1,000 times over!
We could not have asked for a better photographer! Amanda traveled to Yosemite for our wedding and captured our day in the most amazing way!! She was fun and very easy to work with! Her creativity amazes me! I have struggled ordering my photos only because there are so many beautiful shots. I am so happy that I had Amanda shot my wedding and can't wait to have her photograph future events in our lives.
If you want a wedding photographer who will capture exactly what you want, no matter the variety, then Amanda is the photographer for you. She truly is there for her clients as a professional photographer and friend. I think she sees the world in unique way, which is reflected in her pictures. She is fun, funky, and there to please. She did a PERFECT job capturing my wedding. I thought I was going to regret not hiring a videographer, but after viewing the complete set of photos from Amanda, it was clear that she captured the whole story of my wedding. She is AWESOME! She was the perfect photographer for me, and I know she can be the perfect photographer for you. Haley & John <3
Amanda is wonderful. She has an artistic eye that makes even the most institutional locations beautiful. We discovered her when friends of our showed us their engagement photos taken at their high school where they first met. Amanda captured their love perfectly and their photos seemed so fresh and real. When we met Amanda it was an instant connection. We felt like she was an old friend and was so excited when she agreed to take our wedding photos. She met us at the Queen Mary for our engagement session. The pictures came out so great they were featured on the wedding blog and we framed them to use as table decor at the wedding. She scoped out or wedding venue in advance to make sure she could navigate the crazy passages through the Mission Inn, wanting to make sure our wedding pictures came out perfect and we had plenty of time to celebrate with friends and family. We have received so may complements on our photos and have reccommended her to friends and family. I wish I could higher her to follow us around on future vacations and family events years to come.
My husband and I absolutely fell in love with Amanda Patrice's personality from the first time we met her. She was well organized, she made us laugh and feel comfortable and her work is AMAZING! From our engagement photo shoot to our wedding day, she was beyond pleasant to work with and we could not be any happier with our pictures from it all. She is definitely going to be our photographer for life...cannot wait to use her again for our future maternity, baby, and family photo shoots!
I was recommended to Amanda by a good friend and from the very being it was obvious that Amanda was not only highly talented and professional, she truly cared about my fiance' and I. She made us feel so comfortable and all our questions valid and of utmost importance. She not only made us look fantastic, but she was a driving force in making our wedding day go off without a hitch. She has a tireless energy and such a positive, calming spirit that you cannot help but feel at ease. I am so beyond grateful for her!
Amanda Patrice did an awesome job!!!! I love all of our photos...I only wish she could be my personal photographer so all my photos would turn out so great! I would highly recommend Amanda Patrice!
I cannot say enough kind words about Amanda Patrice! My husband and I hired her as our photographer for our May 2011 wedding and were so impressed by her professionalism and quality of photos. From the minute we met her at the consultation, she made us feel at ease and on our wedding day she really had a knack for making us, our bridal party and family feel so comfortable getting our pictures taken. She was very unobtrusive, but was able to capture all the great moments of the special day. I had submitted a list of shots we wanted and Amanda worked hard to get them all and she even suggested creative ideas of her own that resulted in fantastic photos.. I was planning my wedding from out of town, but Amanda made it easy as she was so prompt to reply to any queries I had. We found Amanda Patrice affordable too as she offers different packages to suit your budget.
My husband and are so happy with our wedding photos and we would genuinely recommend Amanda to anyone looking for a wedding photographer as she is fun, easy to work with and delivers amazing results! Trust us, she is good!
When searching for a photographer, I checked out numerous websites & contacted many photographers via email. I'm so happy that I happened to come across some of Amanda's photos when looking into a prospective venue. Immediately, I checked out her website and contacted her. I was very pleased with her online portfolio, and she seemed very nice. Amanda was the only photographer that was worth a one on one appointment with my husband and I. When we met with Amanda, we loved her personality & professionalism. She was super organized and had plenty of samples of her work for us to view. Once we met with her, we knew she was the photographer for us...and we were not disappointed with our choice. She did a fabulous job with both our engagement and wedding photos. She made it painless to take so many photos, and she ensured to capture every moment! Even our groomsmen were surprised that it was so easy & couldn't believe they were allowed to go have fun after the group photos. We have also received numerous compliments from our family & friends and they have all said that the quality of our photos look great! If you book Amanda, you will not be disappointed.
Amanda's photography is amazing!!!!! She is so talented and has a way to grab an amazing moment...and you never knew she was there. Aside from her talent, she got to know my husband and I, so she understood our personalities and captured things she knew we would appreciate.
I will be using Amanda in the future for children pictures, family events and anything I can think of so she can capture my special moments with her amazing talent.
Kevilma + Amanda Patrice Photography = A perfect wedding!!!
From the moment we met Amanda Patrice we were hooked! From her laid back and flexible personality to her creative photo booth - she is a MUST HAVE photographer. We were going to rely on a friend to photograph our wedding, but we decided this is one area we didn't want to cut corners so we decided to search for a photographer. Our wedding was at Hotel Maya, a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel in Long Beach, CA overlooking the Queen Mary. Amanda had the perfect eye to incorporate the beautiful surroundings the Hotel had to offer. Not to mention the highlight of our evening - her photobooth! Our guests had the time of there lives dressing up with all sorts of props.
Hiring Amanda Patrice was truly one of our best decisions. The love and laughter captured through her lens will be enjoyed for lifetimes to come.
Kevin & Vilma Graziadei
Amanda is soooo awesome! She really has a great eye for photography! The pictures she took were so good! She is not only a good photographer but she has a killer personality! My husband and I were so comfortable in front of the camera; she really made us feel at ease! She met with us before the wedding to discuss the timing of the wedding; I know she didn’t want to miss a single special moment. At the wedding my family even fell in love with her! Then when they saw the pictures, they were blown away. The best part was, at the reception she uploaded some pictures that were taken earlier that day and played a slideshow that ran the rest of the night! Everyone was crowding around to see the pictures! If you’re looking for a photographer, Amanda is the way to go! You won’t regret it!
Amanda did a great job the entire time from engagement photos to than u cards, I couldnt have chosen a better person for my special day. she has a great eye and fabulous cameras I love the way I look thru them!!! She's super easy to contact band is always willing to help.
Amanda Patrice is an amazing photographer and we have used her for years for our wedding, newborn, family, and just for fun candid photos. A creative gal who makes picture time fun!
Vendor response to review
Awe, thanks Eric! I absolutely love working with you and your family! Thanks for having me :-)
Amanda was our wedding photographer in Yosemite 2009. She was so wonderful at taking the time to see our vision while working her magic as she slipped around us in stealth capturing the intricate details with the lovliness and creativity that only Amanda has. I didnt have to ask her for one thing because she just got it and as a result I LOVED every shot! I had interviewed other photographers before Amanda, some were more expensive while others were very competitve but I kept finding the same old boring shots of couples "posing" for the typical pictures. With Amanda I got a personalized wedding with such amazing individuality that every one who sees our pictures wants to book Amanda. I secretly stalk her website and ooh and aww and the most current work she posts. It all belongs on a magazine cover. She is creative, a ton of fun, and consistent, you'll see.
Amanda is an amazing photographer and has such a great way of capturing the uniqueness of each couple. I have had the privilege of working with her many times and it's always such a GREAT experience...I can't wait to get married and have her shoot my wedding!!! She truly is the photographer I would pick for my wedding day and highly recommend her to everyone I meet!
I've known Amanda since we first started our businesses back in 2008. Since then, we've shot over 25 weddings together and she's one of my absolute favorites to work with. She's sweet, thoughtful, intuitive, and consistent. Her style is consistently artistic and the emotion she's able to pull into the photos is refreshing and completely worth every penny. She's one of the greats and I'd recommend her to any bride wanting beautiful and fun wedding photos.
I highly recommend amanda. Not only is she fantastic at what she does but she has the ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Call her you wont regret it.
Amanda is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is incredibly professional while still being completely down to earth and super friendly. Not only is she an amazing and creative photographer but she's a jack of all trades when the wedding day arrives. If the groom's tie needs tying, she's there. If the bride's hair needs adjusting, she's on it. Boutonnieres need pinning? Yep, she'll do that too and still never misses a shot. She's a giver and a helper and she genuinely does everything in her power to make your wedding day the absolute best and when you look back on her beautiful photography that's exactly what you'll remember. I highly recommend Amanda!
Amanda is an amazing photographer who was so sweet to come to spend a day in our kitchens and bakery to take BEAUTIFUL shots! We adore ALL of the photos she took, and find her work and presentation very versatile for all types of photoshoots - weddings, families, food etc!
- Yes!! I absolutely love doing engagement sessions. E-sessions are a great way to get to know each other before the big day... both photographically and personally. Not only will you and your fiancé learn how to loosen up for the camera, but I will learn what kind of photos make you swoon before the actual wedding. Win win!
Will there be an assistant photographer at the wedding?
- Yes!! I always shoot with an assistant at weddings so no moment slips by a camera.
Are wedding collections customizable?
- Of course! This day is about YOU and your fiancé. If I need to tweak a package to make it absolutely perfect I will be more than happy to do so.
Are you available for travel?
- Yes yes yes! Traveling is one of my favorite things in the world. Enough said :-)
What is your philosophy?
- I sincerely believe that wedding photography should be easy-going and fun. I want you to look back at your wedding photos and remember the moments, not me and my camera. Laughter, real moments, and happy tears are what I'm all about... stiff poses, cheesy gazes, and all else boring get kicked to the curb.
I would LOVE to chat with you! Give me a call any time, even if it's just to dish about color schemes. 714-746-9501