It’s so great to meet you! I am Amanda, the lead photographer behind Amanda Collins Photography. Many people ask me how I started in the photography business. My story goes all the way back to my freshman year of high school. I joined the yearbook team, simply because my friend was taking the class too. My teacher asked me to go take some photos of different school events. A few months later, I came home from school and my mom asked me if I liked taking pictures, and if I wanted a camera for my birthday that year. I wasn't sure why she was asking, but I said yes. Turns out my teacher thought I had 'the eye' and called her to tell her so. The rest is history, and I've been taking photos ever since. Outside of photography I'm also a mother of two, wife, and am working on my masters in clinical psychology. My life can be filled with chaos at times, but also so much joy.
I look forward to talking to you more!
- Amber M. -
We were referred to Amanda by a friend who was recently married in Monterey, and her photos turned out gorgeous! Throughout the whole process Amanda was sweet, organized and great to work with. Amanda is an amazing artist who knows how to achieve unique, romantic lighting. and has a great eye for scenery, trees and plant life. If you're looking for a photographer that captures the romance on your wedding day, definitely choose Amanda! Highly recommended if your venue is Vizcaya (or another venue with lots of greenery), as our photos turned out AMAZING. Arguably one of the most important vendors when wedding planning, so don't skimp on your photographer!
- Becca P. -
I am obsessed. Amanda and Chandler are truly a dream come true. I could not imagine having a better experience with any photographer. Neither my husband or I feel comfortable in front of a camera, and Amanda made it so easy, relaxed and natural. She is a MASTER of light. It comes naturally to her, and she works quickly and efficiently. There's no waiting around for her to find the angle or the light, she just gets it and boom. It's perfect. Wedding photos are obviously a precious (and expensive!) part of your special day. But there is no compromise when it comes to Amanda Collins Photography. Everything will be better than your wildest dreams. They're really that good.
- Sara C. -
Where do I start with Amanda!! She was amazing to work with and is beyond talented!Photography is so important on your wedding day and to have someone who knows exactly what to do is such a good feeling. She was easy to communicate with, always shows up early, and is quick to edit her pictures! She goes with the flow and snuck around our entire ceremony and reception without hardly being noticed! I couldn’t speak more highly of Amanda. Thank you so much!!!