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Month: October 2011

The Gift of Giving :: 2011 Wedding Giveaway

The Gift of Giving :: 2011 Wedding Giveaway

It’s that time of year again!  The season of giving… and I thought to myself, what better way to give back then to maybe, just maybe.. GIVE AWAY MY PHOTOGRAPHY FOR A WEDDING! And not just any wedding, but a wedding for couples that serve in the Military!

All you need to do to enter is email me at with a photo of the two of you, a little bit about your story and what time of year you’re thinking of having your wedding!  Then comes the fun part… once I’ve compiled all the entries, viewers will be allowed to vote on which couple they believe should receive the free wedding!

I could barely wait to tell everyone!  So here are the rules…

1.  Must “Like” amanda joy Photography Facebook Page (Voting will be submitted through Facebook Fan Page as well)

2.  Must live within 100 miles of Atlanta, GA

3.  Fiance must be in the Military

That’s all!!

Spread the word to all your family & friends… The winning couple will be chosen November 18!

Custom Flush Mount Albums :: Leather Craftsmen

Custom Flush Mount Albums :: Leather Craftsmen

To all my potential Brides out there…. I’m so excited to announce that I’ve just added of of these beauties to some of my wedding packages!!  Leather Craftsmen is hands down the best I’ve seen in the industry.  With the black leather look and heavy duty flush mount pages, their albums just seem so… perfect.

I cannot get enough of their all-around classic look.  I design most of my books with this simple yet elegant design in mind.  Nothing that will look funny two years after your wedding still sitting on your coffee table.  Simple, and understated, and yet everything about the couple and one of the most perfect days of their lives poured into one book…  One perfect little black book.

If you’re wondering if there are ways to spruce up your album… of course there are!  We can add extra pages or go as fancy as you’d like with binding, cover photos, etc… just ask me : )


A BIG shout out to Lisa & Andrew… love love loved their album and well…  just about everything about their wedding day!

Andrea + Steven :: Engaged & In Love

Andrea + Steven :: Engaged & In Love

Andrea and Steven… I honestly don’t even know where to start with these two.  And if you’re reading this before looking at the photos… these may be your favorite of the season if you’re an avid blog follower!

Andrea and Steven had known each other for years but it wasn’t until Steven deployed that they truly got to know one another.  Life sometimes has a way of pulling people apart, but destiny always finds a way for them to reconnect.

Steven is in the Marines and was serving overseas while they started talking… facebook, emails, letters, phone calls.  That’s the life for military couples… most people will never understand that feeling.  Even though they weren’t near one another, their feelings developed over a short period of time.  Since then, they’ve been inseparable.

Steven… I want to first thank you for your service to this country and what you sacrifice each and every day.  It was such an honor to shoot this engagement session for the two of you before you head back overseas in just a few days.  Andrea… well she’s simply amazing. And Steven makes her amazing-er. I could see the love that Andrea has for Steven from the moment I met her.  It radiates out of every piece of her and it’s one of the most amazing things to witness first hand.

Nothing excites me more than meeting couples that are uniquely and truly themselves…. and I want to thank Andrea and Steven for being just that.


Third shot of the day… no lie.  ThankyousweetJesus for amazing clients!

Look at Steven… all GQ!

Every time I look at this picture it just screams romantic to me… still haven’t figured out why… but I’m gonna go with it!

Seriously Andrea?  Work it out girl!

I love these!  They are just so cute, I can’t take it!

Nugs… aka:  lovebugs

Love… that is all.


Daniela & Jay :: The Wedding

Daniela & Jay :: The Wedding

It was October 9, a gorgeous day when I met Daniela and Jay at her parents house to grab some getting ready shots.  I was blown away by how calm they both seemed.  Surrounded by their family and friends all morning, I knew this was going to be a fun wedding!  I can not say enough about Daniela & Jay… they are amazing people individually, but together… they’re indescribable.  You can almost describe their love when you see them together… it’s simple.  There aren’t words that need to be exchanged in order for either of them to know how they feel… it just is.

Daniela & Jay’s wedding was held at Il Villagio in New Jersey.  A beautiful venue, a crazy bunch of friends and family, and an amazing couple.  Daniela & Jay… thank you for rounding out my wedding season with an amazing day!

Love this one… on the left side wall are all photos of Daniela and her family since they were little.

Daniela, can you look any more gorgeous?!

Daniela was just stunning, I could not get enough of her dress!

Well hello NYC…

So cute… love this one!