We are Amanda & Chad

With love,
Amanda & Chad

IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU

We're happy to have you here!

 A destination husband and wife wedding photography team photographing joyful love stories worldwide! We believe in real moments and the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. Those beautiful and emotional images that can tell .a story for years to come!! Our love for photography has taken us to some beautiful destinations and we can't wait to capture your memories!! We serve Johnson City TN, Knoxville TN, Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA and worldwide! 
You have probably seen a few pages like this by now, right? You are searching for the perfect photographer and the search may be getting a little overwhelming!! We know how you are feeling because we have once been in your shoes! If you are looking for photographers who can feel more like friends than you are in the right place! We are a destination husband and wife wedding photography team based in Virginia photographing joyful love stories worldwide! We are a small town couple who can usually be found spending time together with our spoiled rotten furbaby, a black cat, named Shady. Our business and marriage go together like peanut butter and jelly and we believe life is always a whole lot better together!! Marrying your BFF is the best thing!! We believe in real moments and the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. Those beautiful and emotional images that capture fleeting moments and can tell a story for years to come!! We love to travel and have a destination bucket list a mile long! We love to explore the world with our couples who are joyful, authentic and timeless, love candid moments, and value their experience who become friends along the way!! A priority to us is having a connection so that we can build trust with each and every couple and our goal is to make you feel 100% comfortable the entire time no matter what your personality! Our love for photography has taken us to some beautiful destinations and brought some amazing people into our lives! Becoming an #ACPbride is so much more than booking another wedding vendor, it is being welcomed into a family!! We can't wait to capture your memories and create an unforgettable and treasured experience! Let’s be friends and take this journey together!



Scotland
Montana
Alaska
Australia
Charleston, SC
St. Lucia
Italy
Ireland
New Zealand
and beyond!

Bucket List Destinations..

Places we've been....

We met in 2008 and have been married for 8 YEARS!! Chad is also a full time police officer since 2001. Working in law enforcement in a small town meant having major holidays off was rare. He was either working or on call at some point every holiday.. Our little town is known for having a great 4th of July celebration and one of the best fireworks shows in the region. There are events throughout the day, including a parade, ending with a fireworks show that draws quite a crowd. This meant long hours for him every July 4th (usually at least 14 hours by the time the department directed traffic after the show to help everyone get home safely), often in sweltering heat. While we sometimes were able to spend a few minutes watching the fireworks together usually Chad would get a call and have to work. We had often wished that we could spend this holiday together without him being on duty and even talked about how nice that would be after I retired. On Fourth of July 2011 Chad talked to his boss about having the day off so that we could spend the evening watching fireworks together. However, he still worked the parade so that there was so suspicion of what was coming. That night, a little while before the fireworks were to begin, he made me solve a word scramble that spelled out will you marry me and told me that he had the night off!  We were able to watch the fireworks together as an engaged couple! 

The day of our wedding day(June 2, 2012-best day ever) we hung out with our favorite people, danced the night away and ran through sparklers towards our getaway car!


This business started with me (Amanda) in 2011. Even though I have always loved taking photos I never envisioned myself as a photographer, but I truly believe that my creative journey started with my grandmother, who was also an entrepeneur (hairstylist). My grandmother was always the one who was taking photos everywhere we would go and who would take me to Homemakers (a craft class) with her when I was a little girl. I believe my 
love for creating began with her! Even so, I pursued the medical field in college because I loved helping people. However, I found myself overwhelmed and I was a burnt out after graduating college. Chad bought me a camera and I fell in love with photography after someone asked me to take photos for them! At that point, I realized that the medical field wasn’t the direction I needed to go in order to be happy. It was a scary decision, especially after going to college and graduating! But, with a very supportive husband and God's guidance, I decided to pursue photography and become the lady with the camera taking photos everywhere we would go, like my grandmother! I am so thankful for this life-giving job! And if this job wasn’t awesome enough, I get to do this full time with my husband! Chad joined me in the autumn of 2011! God has truly blessed us to have the privilege of traveling and capturing other's memories together!! A huge thank you to my grandmother for giving my love of entrepreneurship and creating! We hope as you explore this page you’ll enjoy getting to know us beyond just the pretty pictures!
We strive to make this whole process an easy one for you and to provide you with an experience that will leave you feeling excited about marriage and stress free!! 

PROPOSAL & WEDDING DAY

HOW WE STARTED THE BUSINESS

2011

20

800+

7

7

100+

when our business
 was started    

couples we love

weddings each year
in all destinations

images delivered per
wedding

years we have  
been married

years Chad will
not let Amanda
fold the towels

Thundercats fixie Williamsburg, photo booth synth vinyl dreamcatcher Wes Anderson cliche. You probably haven’t heard of them.

Single-origin coffee coloring book master cleanse tumblr la croix. Edison bulb plaid iPhone, drinking next level distillery literally pug venmo bushwick. 

WHEN WE’RE NOT PHOTOGRAPHING 
WEDDINGS, YOU’LL FIND US

watching

classic tv shows

WHILE OUR THUMB MAY NOT QUITE BE GREEN, 
WE DO ENJOY CULTIVATING HERBS, 

PICKING PUMPKINS IN THE FALL, 

AND THE OCCASIONAL BLUEBERRY HARVEST.

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We love traveling

exploring

new places

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES!! IT WOULD BE A DREAM TO TRAVEL THE WORLD TOGETHER,TAKE PHOTOS AND BE HAPPY!  Our dream locations to photograph a wedding include:
Scotland
Hawaii
Charleston SC
 Italy
historic savannah
Colorado)

send us an invite!!

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DIEHARD

we LOVE our Kentucky wildcats basketball team!!

Uk wildcat fans!

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we believe in

Community over Competition

We love our fellow photographer friends and entrepeneurs! before stepping down to focus on the business Amanda was once the leader of a local rising tide society-tuesdays together group! We have made a lot of friends in the wedding industry and we love them!!

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We love

Jesus!

Faith is the light of our lives and marriage!

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we are huge

foodies!

we love visiting new restrauants and little hole in the wall places that serve great food!!

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our favorite time is

Golden Hour

2-3 hours before sunset! the light during this time is magical!!

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at a glance

IF WE HAD TO DESCRIBE THIS BUSINESS IN THREE WORDS, THEY WOULD BE JOYFUL, TIMELESS AND authentic.

BEHIND THE SCENES:
We absolutely love our job and we certainly have had a lot of fun! We have stepped in as hair stylist, dress manager, etc as you will see! Enjoy these candid moments!

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Scotland
Montana
Alaska
Australia
Charleston, SC
St. Lucia
Italy
Ireland
New Zealand
and beyond!

Bucket List Destinations..

Places we've been....

OUR WHY

THE HEART BEHIND what we do

There is no way we would ever be able to find the words to explain what this business means to us! We are truly thankful for what God has given us to serve others and create joyful experiences for our couples! We love documenting love and in order to serve the best we can we only accept limited number of weddings per year!! It's all about the moments and the story because let's be honest, at the end of the day the cake will be eaten and the flowers will wilt but the images will help you relive your special day for a lifetime!! We are blessed to be able to provide you with images that you can potentially show your grandchildren one day!

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Scotland
Montana
Alaska
Australia
Charleston, SC
St. Lucia
Italy
Ireland
New Zealand
and beyond!

Bucket List Destinations..

Places we've been....

OUR adventures

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