An industry veteran, Amanda has photographed some of the most beautiful weddings around the globe for the last 12 years. Trusted by noteable household names and top industry professionals alike, you can see her work in Martha Stewart Magazine, Brides, Southern Weddings, The Knot, front page of Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Confetti Magazine, Vogue and more. Whether an intimate celebrations or grand affair, Amanda documents in her signature effortlessly chic, relaxed, and sophisticated world view. (And always with a dose of humor.)
With a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Photography and an eye for the magic of colors and light, Alicia began her wedding photography business in 2014. Since then, her work has been featured on PEOPLE, Style Me Pretty, Martha Weddings, and more! As a photographer, she has always valued the timeless look of film, the softness, and the colors it produces while also loving the speed and reliability of digital. Her style of photography is one that celebrates the naturalness of purely unique, unrepeatable moments, encouraging her subjects to move intuitively and be themselves in front of the camera - mostly by joking around and laughing with them! When she's not photographing once in a lifetime moments for her couples, she enjoys putting together workshops for photographers eager to learn more about the business side of photography.
Davey Jones is a brand and content strategist, and one half of the Davey & Krista team. After several years of teaching high school English, photographing over 100 weddings and launching the Rising Tide Society, Davey decided to make helping creatives run better businesses his full time gig.
Davey and his wife Krista specialize in helping people create brands that book through custom branding and website design, consulting, and search engine optimization.
Since building their first business they have found purposeful and fulfilling work—and a life that includes palm trees, blue skies, time with our pups, and—of course—wine and pizza.
Patrick, a life-long film advocate and dedicated technician, has been a slave to producing the perfect light for the story at hand. He specializes in everything people related- from weddings, family, portrait and documentary photography. He is a strong believer in experimentation, pushing limits, analysis, and risk taking, and he does so with the latitude of the film medium. He founded the Apollo Workshops in 2018, providing the photography community a concrete resource to master shooting film in any lighting situation, for any personal aesthetic, be it with natural or artificial light. Patrick, well known for his devotion to the succession of film and all its beauty, is equally defined by his devotion to his wife, Aimee May, and their doberman, Dexter.
Rachel May is a fine art photographer based in Virginia with over 10 years experience and a passion to capture the authenticity and elegance of moments big and small. She believes in giving her all, in every circumstance, and serving others to the best of her abilities. When not photographing, you will find Rachel, her husband Justin (also her second shooter,) and their three children completely caught up in the moment and living out her life motto “Be Kind, Choose Joy, & Collect Memories, Not Things.”
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