Company Name: Amanda Matilda Photography
Name: Amanda Helmick
Photographer since: 2011
How did you start your business? I started out like most people, taking pictures of everything on my point and shoot just for fun. In college I took some classes that developed my interest in pursuing photography as a career. I began second shooting for established wedding photographers and doing a lot of learning before stepping out into the wedding world myself!
What do you love about weddings? I love the getting ready portion of the day, as the anticipation grows and the reality of the day really sets in. Brides often look at me and say “Wow, this is starting to feel real!” I adore that moment. I also love the details of the day and capturing every little thing my couples spent so much time planning.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? There are two things that keep me going in this career. When I deliver the wedding album and the couple looks through it and tells me it’s like reliving the best day of their lives, and when a couple asks to get a photo with me before I leave because they’re so grateful I was part of their big day!
What is the most challenging part of your job? The most challenging part of weddings is adaptability. It’s crucial for me to be able to quickly rework photos, timelines, etc. as the day unfolds. No wedding timeline goes off without a hitch, generally, so I have to be able to fit things in where we can and make the couple feel confident that nothing will be missed.
What do you want brides/grooms to know about you/your company? I love vibrant colors, amazing vistas, crazy adventures, intimate moments, and genuine laughter. My mission is to provide genuine, emotional artwork for my clients to have tangible keepsakes from their best day ever.
What are some tips that you have for a newly engaged bride? Book early! Find your venue and wedding date as soon as you can and begin looking for vendors right away. That will give you more time to find who is the best fit for you without being limited because people are booked!
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