We are getting close to the beginning of yet another crazy year of weddings. We are so excited to see what 2016 has in store for us! We have booked so many brides and grooms for this year…some we have met personally and some we just have spoken with through email! I wanted to answer some questions that most of our past brides have had and share a little bit about Amy Allen Photography. Who we are as a couple, as a husband and wife team, and explain the why behind what we do!
I was raised by the ocean in a lovely city called Wilmington, NC. I definitely still have salt in my veins and will until the day I die! I have always had an artistic side whether it be playing the flute in band, starting dance at the age of 3 and competing up until college, or carrying that camera around annoying the mess out of my family with all the pictures I HAVE to take. Most days you will find me in yoga pants, hair in a messy bun, and drinking way to much dunkin doughnuts coffee! I have a love for animals (mostly boxers), yoga and working out, spending time with “true” amazing friends that can make me laugh until it hurts, and a love for my baby girl Paisley and husband Rob like no other!
Rob and I love what we do!! We have such a passion for capturing a couples wedding day knowing what we are documenting on their wedding day; our couple, their families, and so many of their friends will cherish for days, weeks, and years to come! They are leaving a legacy for their children and grandchildren, and we get to capture it all. We are storytellers that know how important a wedding day is, but also know how important the marriage is. We not only go into shooting a wedding day for one of our couples just to get gorgeous photos of the bridal bouquet, the a-line lace wedding gown, or uncle Bob tearing it up on the dance floor. We go into a wedding day being able to capture the raw, intimate love between a husband and wife praying they always see the beauty in each other even when it is so very hard to see. Once the flowers have died, the cake is gone, and the food is eaten all you have are the photos to look at to remember exactly how your wedding day was.
I am so in love with wedding photography that I am not only going to be the matron of honor in my sisters wedding, but we are also shooting it! That’s right…..cue all the gasps and how in the worlds!! Trust me it can be done and we are so excited about it! But that just goes to show how important wedding photos are to us that I just couldn’t give that to someone else. To be able to shoot my sisters wedding literally brings me to tears. Knowing that I get to capture my own sisters wedding day, the day she has dreamed of her whole life…since she was a little girl, the day she gets to give herself to her husband, the best day of her life…..I get to capture all of that! There is no way I could turn that down. Every little girl dreams of her prince charming and we are here to document it…… we are so very lucky and blessed to have this awesome job! To be able to shoot a couples wedding is an honor. I remember the feelings I had leading up to my wedding day and we want our couples to enjoy the whole process. I want my brides to know they can relax and enjoy everything knowing we are capturing everything! I hope that explains a little more of why we do what we do and why we are so invested in our couples and their special day! I remember how it was to walk down the aisle in my white, sweetheart neckline, satin wedding gown. Makeup done, hair perfectly in an updo, walking around the corner with me on my dad’s arm…… all eyes on me and my eyes locked on him. That right there is why we do what we do…. the love, the emotion, the tears, and the happily ever afters!
We have almost hit our 100 wedding mark and feel so very thankful for all of our couples for choosing us and trusting us with your special day. We take what we do very seriously, and like I always say and I will say it again we are not there to just snap some photos and leave…..we become invested in you as a couple and leave with amazing friends that were once just an inquiry. Come on wedding season we are so ready for you!!!!!
A few heart felt photos that we just love! <3