Hi there! Welcome!
I am Amanda, the founder and photographer for Amandamations Photography. I am happy to meet you! I specialize in portrait, event, and wedding photography but love to try different genres. How can I help you?
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, we at Amandamations photograph weddings, portraits, and events in what we affectionately call the DMV (the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia area) though we have and are happy to serve West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and beyond. Our portrait sessions often are held in our Silver Spring Studio but we are happy to go on location.
LGBTQ Wedding Photographer
Do you remember the story of the gay couple trying to get a marriage license and being denied by the court clerk? When gay marriage was legalized, one of the men said he felt “human.” That struck us to our core. I literally cried.
We believe that no one should ever be made to feel less than human. In fact, no one should ever be made to feel less than at all. You are enough. You should be treated with respect. It goes beyond tolerance. We at Amandamations Photography and Sage House Studio believe this with our whole hearts. We want you to book a photographer with no fear of judgement. We are here for you.
Understanding how emotional and personal a wedding is makes us aware of our responsibility to our clients to protect the expression of their love on their special day. We take this responsibility seriously. This is true of all of our clients whether they have a same-sex wedding or not, no matter their religion, or if they are having a multicultural wedding. You will be given our love and service as we document your day. You will feel at ease with us.
Maryland Portrait Photographer
When is the last time you had a professional portrait taken? It’s probably been a while. I can sympathize. I try to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. You want a photo of yourself you can post of Facebook, a photograph you are proud of, one that your friends and family will treasure more than anything one day. Maybe you just need someone to show you that yes, you are photogenic. Yes, you are beautiful. You may be jealous of the people who seem to know their best angles and put cute photos up on Instagram. You can be that person, too. I’ll help. Imagine starting your photo session with a glass of champagne and some French macarons while getting your hair and makeup done. I want you to feel like a celebrity. We’ll chat and discuss how you want to be photographed. I promise you that you will have fun and walk away with the best photograph you have ever taken. Is there something you are self-conscious about that you don’t want in your photo? No worries. I’m really good with Photoshop.
Maryland Headshot Photographer
While working at a major corporation, I began taking corporate headshots for my co-workers, the human resources department, and many internal organizations such as the TWC Women’s Collective. It gained me a reputation for taking incredible headshots that show off a person’s confidence and help people go after and get higher paying jobs, raises, or make a job change to do something they love. I know how to pose people so they not only look amazing, but also project interest, knowledge, and friendliness. Since then I have been on a one-woman mission to abolish selfies from LinkedIn.
Being based in Silver Spring just outside of Washington, D.C., makes it convenient for us to serve surrounding cities and areas including Annapolis, Baltimore, Laurel, Chesapeake Beach, Bel Air, Frederick, the Eastern Shore, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Columbia, Ellicott City, Tysons Corner, McClean, Herndon, Reston, Arlington, Sterling, Leesburg, and Ashburn, York, Harrisburg, and Dover.
We have traveled out to weddings in West Virginia and enjoyed the incredible scenery at places like Harper’s Ferry as a backdrop for wedding portraits.
To put it simply, we call Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, Ann Arundel County, Baltimore, Howard County, Carroll County, Prince Georges County, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia our home. We love this area for its gamut of activities and environments. Farm weddings, winery weddings, weddings and events in our Nation’s Capital, corporate events and corporate headshots- its all available here and we have enjoyed photographing the scope of it.
Maryland Event Photographer
From award ceremonies to galas, we have covered events in the Baltimore area all the way through events in Northern Virginia. We recently have photographed an automotive award ceremony at the Gaylord Hotel in the National Harbor and several Engineering Society events at the Jacob’s Mansion. You can trust us to cover the event thoroughly and have a quick turnaround of images to use on social media or to give to attendees.