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I'm Amanda and I am a Raleigh wedding photographer!  I serve excited and enthusiastic couples with an elegant and elevated wedding photography experience! This is where I share sneak peeks from my latest weddings, engagements, and sessions! Check out my Raleigh wedding photography blog to view my latest weddings, engagements, styled shoots, tips, venues, and more!

December 15, 2022

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Amanda Graves Photography 2022 | A Year in Review Oh. My. GOODNESS. I am simply floored by the fact that I get to share a BEST OF year in review for 2022 weddings. I am sharing the best of the Best of NC weddings 2022 on the blog today and I am just so excited. […]

Elegant wedding details

December 15, 2022

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The best of 2022 wedding details is here! It is only fitting that I am choosing to showcase details first. It is one of the first categories of folders I deliver in a wedding gallery. Details are also the first thing I usually photograph on a wedding day! I place a heavy emphasis on capturing […]

Ashleigh and James downtown clayton nc engagement session

December 12, 2022

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Say hey to the latest and greatest AGP couple – Ashleigh and James! I am so so excited to share their engagement session on the blog! Their downtown Clayton NC engagement session is hands down one of my favorites! We got drinks, strolled around on a beautiful evening, and captured some really genuine laughs. Who […]

Jolene and Ben wedding at Seven Paths Manor

December 8, 2022

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Jolene and Ben are married! Their Seven Paths Manor wedding was so intentional and special. I am so excited to share some of their beautiful day on the blog today! They were surrounded by a crowd of their closest friends and family at the beautiful Seven Paths Manor. It was so fun to spend the […]

Jeannie and John's wedding in durham nc

November 12, 2022

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Wedding at the Arrowhead Inn Jeannie and John are married! I am so excited to share their elegant estate wedding in Durham NC on the blog today! Their intimate wedding at the Arrowhead Inn Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina was simply beautiful! Their friends and family traveled from all over to be with […]

Michelle and Micah's Fall wedding at dewberry farm nc

November 7, 2022

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Michelle and Micah Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Swick! I am so so excited to share Michelle and Micah’s wedding day on the blog today! Their fall wedding at Dewberry Farm NC was one of the most beautiful days of the year hands down. October just may be my favorite month of the year to photograph […]

Fall wedding at the JC Raulston Arboretum

October 13, 2022

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Fall Wedding at the JC Raulston Arboretum There’s a lot to be said about messaging. When it’s on point you attract people who you want to be surrounded by and that couldn’t have been more evident at Courtney and Bill’s intimate fall wedding at the JC Raulston Arboretum. I would be lying if I said […]

Ciera and Justin Fall wedding at the saratoga springs NC

October 5, 2022

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Oh my WORD. Ciera and Justin are MARRIED and I am so excited to share their wedding on the blog today! Their Fall wedding at The Saratoga Springs NC was literally a perfect day! Ciera and Justin I had the pleasure of meeting Justin and Ciera in April for their engagement session! I knew from […]

dorothea dix park engagement session

August 23, 2022

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Jolene and Ben I am sooooo excited to share Jolene and Ben’s Dorothea Dix Park Engagement Session on the blog today! I have to admit I was not giving the Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh a fair shake. For the past couple of years I have only been up to the park in Raleigh for […]

market hall raleigh wedding venue reception

August 17, 2022

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Overview | Historic Market Hall The Market Hall Wedding Venue in downtown Raleigh is the ideal downtown Raleigh wedding venue. Market Hall Raleigh is a historic wedding venue in downtown Raleigh. Originally a feature in the historic marketplace of the Moore Square Districts in Downtown Raleigh, Market Hall is now a trendy and spacious wedding […]