Welcome to Amanda Graves Photography! I am a Raleigh-based wedding photographer native to the Hudson Valley Region of New York! I serve couples in BOTH North Carolina and the Hudson Valley! Let's get to know each other!
I am a New York girl living in a North Carolina world. I am on a never-ending quest for the best bagel North Carolina can muster. I don't discriminate when it comes to cheese or pinot noir and if I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life I *think* it would be soft pretzels.
I serve couples with vibrant, timeless, and joyful wedding photography keepsakes in Raleigh AND the Hudson Valley. I often find excuses to travel to NY to visit family and friends (and acquire a decent bagel) so it only makes sense to extend my offerings to Hudson Valley couples too! If you've ever done anything in North Carolina in the summer you know it is basically hell's front porch - so serving Hudson Valley couples during the summer (and year round) is my way of escaping the heat!
As a Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer I LOVE photographing couples who are SO excited about their big day and they are NOT afraid to talk about it incessantly. I never tire of hearing about ALL the things so if you're looking for professional photography experience AND a bonus bridesmaid, pull up a chair, pop the champagne, and lay it on me!
I love big, traditional weddings and telling the story of your day from start to finish. I love to be there when you’re getting ready with your party people, when you say I do, and when you cut your cake. I have flexible coverage options that accommodate your unique timeline.
Continuous wedding day coverage for selected duration of the event
High Resolution Digital Downloads
Full print rights to your final images
No travel fee for Hudson Valley Weddings
Communication, organization, timeline assistance and HYPE from yours truly
Coverage begins at $2400 for 6 hours
Submit an inquiry - send me an email - DM me on Instagram - send me a carrier pigeon - contact me in whatever way suits you best and I will get back to you in about 2 hours or less to set up a meeting! We can chat on the phone, have a video call, or even grab a cup of coffee to talk about your wedding photography needs! When you look back on your wedding photos you are going to remember how you felt that day and I want you to feel amazing and comfortable and like we've been doing this together forever! You're going to look amazing but nothing trumps how you FEEL.
Once we have had a chance to get to know each other and you have determined that I am exactly what your wedding needs we can go ahead and secure your date! We hash out the details - lay it all on the table in terms normal people understand and hold the date with a retainer fee. My client management system will keep you up to date, organized, and have you feeling like you have this whole wedding planning thing on lock! I'll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package, contract, and pay your retainer all in one spot to make this ish legit! Welcome to the AGP fam - it's time to get this party started!
Outside of weddings, my second favorite sessions are engagements! After you book - we can schedule your engagement session if you opted in! And not to fret - I will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable most like yourselves in front of the camera! Having this done ahead of your wedding day will enhance your stress-free and relaxed wedding day because you'll already be a seasoned posing pro! After the first 20 minutes you will be KILLING it and you and your partner (yes, even the most resistant ones) will be shedding the nerves and feeling yo'self. After your engagement session you'll be featured on the AG blog and send your online gallery of images to download and share to your heart's content!
Once we're 5 weeks out from your big day we will start finalizing all the important details and timelines so that we are all on the same page and completely prepared and ready for your wedding day! In between booking and the big day I send out comprehensive couple's and vendor questionnaires to cover ALL the things and I meet with you 5 weeks out to help finalize all the details and our order of go! I love creating and assisting with custom timelines for my couples to ensure that you don't miss out on your dream wedding photos. From the romantic portraits, giddy getting ready girls, to the grand exit - I work with my couples to capture every big and little moment. Together, we will plan a photography-friendly wedding and you'll have images to cherish for a lifetime!
Deep breaths - you're getting MARRIED! Relax and let me get to work - this is my favorite part! On your wedding day - I believe in telling my couple's full story which means I never (rarely if ever) shoot less than 8 hours. Before you know you'll be married and the day will be over! While you're soaking it all in I make it my priority to capture the traditional shots that ever couple needs while also capturing the giddy, fun, vibrant, and candid moments in between. One of my favorite parts of the day is getting to meet your family and friends and share in the joy of your wedding day. Also, dancing. I love capturing everyone's enthusiasm, anticipation, joy, and even a few tears (I'm not crying - you're crying!). After the wedding day, you'll be featured on the AG blog a few short days after your wedding where I share the big highlights and my favorites from your day - I am way too excited to keep you waiting!
You *might* want to sit down for this. Better yet, you might want to pop some champagne and hunker down together the night your gallery is delivered so you can properly relive ALL the memories from you big day. Hundreds and hundreds and HUNDREDS of beautiful, vibrant memories (you may need a refill on that champagne). You will have full access to the final, high-resolution images to download, prints, and share personally. If you ordered an album I'll forward you your design and you can begin the customization process! YAY!
The Experience I offer covers everything I need to get to know you, to deliver exceptional images, and to tell the story of my couples and the biggest day of their lives.
But, just like the inability to stop eating potato chips - you can always go in for more. Personalize your experience with a custom heirloom wedding album or beef up your coverage with extra sessions or an engagement session!
Looking for additional coverage that includes more images, more image variety, and more reassurance that you capture *every* special moment of your big day? Then a second photographer sounds right for you!
There are so many great opportunities to capture moments where you and your family are all together - add-on rehearsal dinner coverage, a bridal session, or an engagement session!
The perfect way to preserve the story of your wedding for years to come. Add on an heirloom album to your wedding package to cherish your legacy for a lifetime.
If you want to know more about any and every thing wedding photography I am here to help debunk all the questions you have. When the last of our mutual friends got married we looked around and said "Dang, no more weddings?" and that is when I knew I wanted to photograph weddings. I will rehash mine and their weddings until I am blue in the face but I am even more excited to hash out new and exciting wedding details with YOU. I am as personally detail-oriented as I am professionally detail-oriented and I eagerly await the opportunity to obsess over them with you!