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THE AOP EXPERIENCE

The AOP Wedding Experience

Hello Sweet Friend! I’m so glad you’re here. Congrats on your engagement! This is such a beautiful season of life you’re in, and I can’t wait to help you preserve your memories so you can share your joy with family and friends for years to come. What I love most about weddings is that they exemplify the start of a new life where families are created. I find an inexplicable joy in working hard to capture precious moments for my couples.

I believe in simple yet meaningful photographs that tell a story…your story! Yours is the story that never gets too old; the story that you will one day share with your grandchildren; the story that will be your romance for days to come. My passion runs deeper than just wanting to document your story, my passion fuels me to want to descriptively depict the love and joy that can only be found in the moments of your happiest days.

My goal as a wedding photographer is to make sure you not only achieve timeless quality images, but have a seamless beautiful day full of amazing photographic experiences. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. I look forward to helping you preserve your legacy. I can’t wait to meet you.

Welcome

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Love Notes from AOP Couples

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MEET THE NEXT COUPLE

Amanda is a gem! We were blown away not only by her kindness but by her beautiful pictures. She is so talented!! She captured our day perfectly. We will cherish these pictures forever. Amanda is so genuine and thoughtful. Even though we only worked with her for a short time, she took the time to get to know us and our story. She was genuinely interested and made us feel so special. I cannot say enough good things about her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for photographer.

Patti & Justin

Amanda and her team were a delight to work with for my wedding. We had a very unusual structure to our wedding day, and she didn't miss a beat. She has thought of everything and worked closely with us to be sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. Not to mention - her pictures are amazing! Amanda is a treasure!

Elizabeth & Brady

Amanda has been nothing but amazing since the very beginning of our process. As soon as I reached out to her, she was so sweet and answered all of my many questions. Pictures are so important to me and are definitely one of the most important parts of my wedding. These images will be passed down for generations and will be treasured by me and my husband for the rest of our lives. Amanda understands how important she is to a wedding day and is so professional, understanding and an unbelievably calming presence. I can't imagine my wedding day without Amanda!

Liz & Josh

Amanda took our engagement photos near the end of May after having to reschedule due to rain. Early on, my fiancé and I wondered if any photographer would capture us as we are, and not disguise us in the way of controlling our photographs and forcing poses. Amanda was the PERFECT fit for us. She helped us find poses that reflect us and our love..simple and sweet. She brought a level of fun and comfort, especially to my fiancé, because let's be real, guys often aren't as excited about this process as women are! We had a blast. I would recommend her to anyone, and I look forward to having her photograph our wedding in October 2018.

Cassidy & Shea

Working with Amanda means you're getting perfection, attention to details, and quality film images that will last a lifetime. She loves her craft and that passion and vision shines through in every photograph she takes.

Stephanie & Hunt

The Process

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UP NEXT: COMMUNICATION IS KEY

We believe that you and your story are unique and that you deserve an exceptional wedding experience from the moment you say “YES!” through your vows to the day you receive your heirloom wedding album. To ensure we can serve you well and provide you with a remarkable experience, we’ll meet with you (hopefully over good coffee) and get to know you! During this time we want to know more about you and make sure we are the perfect fit for you. Once we’ve determined we’re a great match we’ll start the booking process!

01. Step One: Let’s Get to Know Each Other

UP NEXT: Your Engagement Session

Congrats! Now the real fun begins! Once we’re officially working together we’ll develop a custom timeline for you and the wedding package you selected. You’ll know what to expect from us every step of the way. You’ll also receive our AOP Bridal Guide that helps guide you and prepare you for your wedding day. We believe in communicating during every step of the process. Through clear communication from the moment you book with us to the moment we deliver your heirloom wedding album, you’ll feel well taken care of and like family. 

02. Step Two: Communication is Key

UP NEXT: Wedding Planning

This is one of my favorite parts! This is when we really get to know each other. We’ll schedule your complimentary engagement session. This is when we’ll really get to know each other and capture this sweet engagement season. Have no fears, we’ll help plan every step of your engagement session and help you achieve those dreamy timeless images. After your engagement session you will receive an online gallery with your images to download and share with your family and friends.

03. Step Three: Your Engagement Session

UP NEXT: Your Wedding Day

Once we’re 6 weeks out from your wedding day, we’ll start making sure that we’re on the same page and prepared for your wedding day. We’ll talk through your custom timeline, your details, and meet one final time to ensure that everything is in place to capture the start of your marriage.

04. Step Four: Wedding Planning

UP NEXT: Gallery & Product Design

It’s your wedding day! It’s time to relax, enjoy yourself, be with family and friends, and celebrate this new chapter in your relationship. We’ve already done all the planning and hard work so you can joyfully celebrate your wedding day without any worries. We believe in capturing timeless images that tell YOUR love story so we capture all your details, portraits, interactions, your First Look, your “I Dos”, and every moment in between. After your wedding day you will receive an online gallery with your images to download and share with your family and friends.

05. Step Five: Your Wedding Day

After your wedding day is over, you’ll have a huge gallery full of hundreds of images. While we’re excited for you to share this gallery with all your family and friends we firmly believe in printing your photos so you can cherish your memories and pass down your images for generations to come. Once we’ve decided what custom products you’d like we’ll set a time to go through your favorite images with you and decide which ones to print. We believe in tangible products that you can hold, touch, and see on a daily basis. We believe your images are part of your legacy and deserve space on your walls and in your home.

06. Step Six: Gallery & Product Design

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F.A.Q.

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Once your wedding day arrives, you’ll know exactly what to expect from me because we’ve already worked together! Keep in mind that I will be with you your entire wedding day and I want to feel like a friend during your big day. 

Not only does your engagement session allow me to get to know you better as a couple before your wedding day, it also allows me to see how you interact and move as a couple. Each couple is unique, therefore throughout your engagement session I can learn what works best for you and what makes you feel most comfortable so you can have beautiful timeless images that reflect who YOU are as couple and family. By going through this process together it allows for more natural and genuine interaction on your wedding day because you’re already comfortable being behind the lens. I truly believe that engagement sessions allow you to put your worries aside and nerves at ease knowing how I work before your wedding day. 

Because I am a firm believer in engagement sessions, I don’t allow it to be switched out for other products or services. If you decline the complimentary engagement session no worries at all, but I do encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Q: Why do you include an engagement session with all your collections? Can we swap it out for something else or pass?

A: Absolutely! I believe preparation and communication are key every step of the way. The complimentary engagement sessions usually last ~ 2 hours long (Note: This may fluctuate depending on the location(s) for the session.). Most couples pick up to two locations and two outfit choices for their engagement session. I will put together a timeline for your session that will allow us to achieve those beautiful dreamy film images.

Q: Will you help us prepare for our engagement session? What should we expect?

A: You should choose locations for your session that mean something to you as a couple. Having trouble thinking of a spot? I encourage you to think about the following: 

Think about where you like to spend time together as a couple.
What do you enjoy doing as a couple? 
Where have you created your favorite memories? 
What is your style? 
Do you prefer to be in big cities or in country sides? 
What spots reflect you as a couple? 

Usually these questions help bring some of the most perfect spots to mind, but if you’re still struggling to come up with locations I’m happy to help you find locations that would fit you as a couple. With that being said, I always recommend outdoors, film loves natural light.

Q: How do we choose a location for our engagement session?

A: Nope, and that’s for a good reason! I filter through every single one of your images and ensure to send you the best, high quality images from your wedding or session. With that being said, since I shoot primarily in film I make every frame and image count so you’ll receive a large majority of the images captured on your wedding day. I believe in delivering the highest quality product to you.

Q: Will we receive every image you take? 

A: Engagement and portrait sessions are delivered within 6 weeks and weddings are delivered within 8 weeks. Since I shoot primarily in film, it takes a little longer to ship, process, and get the images back; but I promise it’s worth it! For weddings, you can expect to receive 600 - 800 images (depending on coverage). For engagement and portrait sessions, you can expect to receive 30 - 40 images.

Q: When will we receive our images? How many images should we expect?

A: Absolutely! Every AOP Wedding Collection comes with a Digital Negatives USB that includes high-resolution, fully edited images with the rights to print your photos on your own. You will also receive an online gallery full of your wedding day images that you are welcome to share with your family and friends. I do ask that you not alter the images in anyway or submit them to press without consent from AOP. 

Q: Do you include Digital Negatives with your wedding collections? 

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Ready to book?

A: We believe deeply in printing your images and displaying them in your home so you, your family, and guests can cherish your memories. We offer a variety of products for all sessions and weddings including: heirloom albums and timeless prints.

Q: What products do you offer? 

A: We’re so glad you asked, we absolutely love traveling for weddings! We are based in the Athens, GA area and do charge for travel outside the Athens/Atlanta area. We’ll happily provide you with a travel quote that would cover our team travel expenses including fuel, food, travel time, and lodging (if necessary) for your wedding day.

Q: Do you travel to weddings and do you charge for travel?

A: This is totally up to you and depends on your wedding day! The average AOP Wedding books ~ 8-10 hours of photography coverage. No matter the collection you book, we help each and every AOP Bride design a timeline that maximizes your photography coverage so you can achieve those dreamy timeless images you’ll cherish forever. Once we learn more about your day we can help you build the perfect timeline. In the meantime, read more about making the perfect wedding day timeline and how to plan your wedding day for film photography in our wedding planning series.

Q: How many hours of photography coverage do you recommend?

A: Investment for elopements begin at $3,500 and Wedding Collections begin at $5,000. To see our full collections and all that we offer, please head over to the contact page and fill out the form so we can get you more details and check our availability for your big day.

Q: What is your pricing for wedding collections?

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Ready to book?

A: Every single image you receive is passed through our quality control standards and adjusted for proper exposure and color-corrected as needed. Since we shoot primarily in film most images don’t need retouching, they come back dreamy and beautiful!

Q: Are all the images we receive “retouched”?

A: This is a great question and the answer is YES! You’ll receive a beautiful gallery online full of high resolution, high quality digital images. To learn more about turning film into beautiful digital images read more on how film works in this blog post.

Q: Do we still get digital images or are we only getting prints?

A: Film is my prefered format because it helps me create images that look like a piece of art. Nothing compares to the beautiful dreamy look of film! Film provides rich deep tones, beautiful colors, and a timeless classic feeling to every image. In addition to the high quality images film produces, this medium allows me to slow down and shoot with intention to craft the most beautiful images for you. To me, shooting film means shooting with intention.

Q: Why film?

A: Both! By shooting in both digital AND film, I’m able to utilize the strengths of each medium while delivering a consistent and cohesive wedding gallery. The benefit of utilizing digital photography is the clarity and versatility in tough lighting situations where I can be sure to capture the moment perfectly even at midnight when you exit your wedding and drive away in your getaway car!

Q: Do you shoot digital or film?

A: I am a hybrid wedding and portrait photographer, utilizing both film and digital photography. Film is my favorite medium and what I utilize most on wedding days. I believe in authentic imagery with an elegant, classic, and clean style. I believe in curating timeless images that you can pass on for generations to come. I utilize both a photo journalistic approach giving you plenty of time to do YOU on your wedding day because each couple and day is so unique, but will also give you plenty of natural and relaxed posing.

Q: What kind of photography do you offer and what is your style?

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Ready to book?

A: YAY! We can’t wait to meet you new friend! To book your wedding with AOP fill out the contact form and send us more details. Once we receive your request we will send you details about our wedding collections and discuss which collection would best suit your needs. When you’ve made a decision we’ll send you a contract with all the details. Once you’ve signed your contract and paid your retainer fee your date is fully booked! Payment plans are offered for all wedding packages. Then the real fun begins and we get to plan away!

Q: We’re ready to book! How do we start the process? 

A: Yes! When we decide to work together you’ve gained a friend and I want to help you work with the best vendors that will make your vision come to life and serve you well. Just ask away!

Q: We’re still looking for vendors. Do you have any recommendations? 

A: I do have a list of images that I always ensure to capture at every wedding day (like the kiss!), however if there are special guests attending your big day, or if certain ceremonies have significant meaning to you, this kind of information is definitely helpful for me to know ahead of time. I would be happy to accommodate those requests. I do ask that you trust me with the overall direction of your wedding day photography. I’ve found that when you fully trust me with your images I’m able to be more creative and capture images that showcase you as a couple and your unique wedding day. 

Q: We found some poses online that we’d love to have done at our wedding. Do you work off a shot list?

A: Yes! I recommend a First Look for lots of reasons (namely light!), which you can read more about here. However, it is YOUR wedding day and you should not feel pressured to do a first look or to keep things traditional. I encourage you to do what feels best for you as a couple and to keep your timeline and light in mind to achieve a wedding gallery full of dreamy timeless images.

Q: Do you recommend doing a “First Look”?

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Book your wedding

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WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!

The AOP Family Experience

Hello Sweet Friend! I’m so glad you’re here. Capturing your growing family through all seasons of life is something we care deeply about. We can’t wait to help you preserve your family memories as they are in this moment. 

My goal as a family photographer is to help you achieve timeless quality images that showcase your family as you are right now. Photography is more than just images, it’s a way to preserve your memories and your legacy. I can’t wait to meet you and your family.

Welcome

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Amanda Olivia Photography has photographed our family through the first year of our daughter's life--we love her work and her spirit and felt comfortable enough to have her come to the hospital for a newborn session, to our home many times, and capture the sweetest moments with our girl. I would recommend her to anyone for any occasion. She has a true gift for connecting with her clients, being thoughtful and intentional through the entire process, and creating beautiful art. Her photos are some of my greatest treasures.

The Adams Family

Amanda Olivia Photography has photographed our family through the first year of our daughter's life--we love her work and her spirit and felt comfortable enough to have her come to the hospital for a newborn session, to our home many times, and capture the sweetest moments with our girl. I would recommend her to anyone for any occasion. She has a true gift for connecting with her clients, being thoughtful and intentional through the entire process, and creating beautiful art. Her photos are some of my greatest treasures.

The Adams Family

Love Notes from AOP Families

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The Process

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UP NEXT: Book Your Session

We believe that you, your family, and your story are unique. Send us a quick note so we can learn more about you and your family and how we can best serve you. We can’t wait to meet you!

01. Step One: Let’s Get to Know Each Other

UP NEXT: Your Family Session

Congrats! Now the real fun begins! Once we’re officially working together we’ll develop a plan that fits perfectly for you and your family. We’ll decide where to have your session whether it be at your home or in a beautiful park and help you coordinate outfits and all the details in between.

02. Step Two: Book Your Session

UP NEXT: Gallery & Product Design

Your day is here! All you have to do is show up! We’ll help with the rest. We’ll capture your family as you are and customize your session to your families needs. Have restless littles? No worries! We’ll work quickly to capture your family while holding everyone’s attention. Have a shy Dad in the group? We got that too! We’ll find a way to make him perk up and laugh. No matter the stage your family is in we’ve got you covered.

03. Step Three: Your Family Session

After your family session is over, you’ll receive an online gallery with your images. You’ll have rights to print and can share your gallery with family and friends. While we’re excited for you to share this gallery with all your family and friends we firmly believe in printing your photos so you can cherish your memories and pass down your images for generations to come. Once we’ve decided what custom products you’d like we’ll set a time to go through your favorite images with you and decide which ones to print. We believe in tangible products that you can hold, touch, and see on a daily basis. We believe your images are part of your legacy and deserve space on your walls and in your home.

04. Step Four: Gallery & Product Design

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F.A.Q.

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A: We are based in the Athens, GA area and do charge for travel outside the Athens/Atlanta area. We’ll happily provide you with a travel quote that would cover our expenses including fuel, food, travel time, and lodging (if necessary) for your wedding day.

Q: Do you travel to family sessions and do you charge for travel?

A: Legacy sessions begin at $1,600. Family sessions are $500. Mini Sessions are $200.

Q: How much does a family session cost? 

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A: Absolutely! Every AOP Collection comes with a Digital Negatives USB that includes high-resolution, fully edited images with the rights to print your photos on your own. You will also receive an online gallery full of your images that you are welcome to share with your family and friends. I do ask that you not alter the images in anyway or submit them to press without consent from AOP.

Q: Do you include Digital Negatives with your family collections?

A: It depends on the collection you invest in. Mini Sessions are guaranteed to include at least 15 images. Family Sessions are guaranteed to include at least 50 images. The Legacy Sessions are guaranteed to include at 50 images per session (at least 150 images total).

Q: When will we receive our images? How many images should we expect? 

A: Every single image you receive is passed through our quality control standards and adjusted for proper exposure and color-corrected as needed. Since we shoot primarily in film most images don’t need retouching, they come back dreamy and beautiful!

Q: Are all the images we receive “retouched”? 

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Ready to book?

A: We offer legacy sessions, family sessions, and mini sessions (usually twice a year).

Legacy Sessions - This is the perfect package when you are expecting a new member to join your family. This package includes a maternity session, birth photography or a newborn session, and a 1 year session.

Family Sessions - 2 hour portrait session for your family.

Mini-Sessions - 20 minute sessions that provide you with the basics.

Q: What are your offerings for family and portrait sessions? 

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A: This depends on the package you pick. Mini Sessions are 20 minutes long, Family Sessions are up to 2 hours, and our Legacy Collection is multiple sessions.

Q: How long does a family session last?

A: You should choose a location for your session that mean something to you as a family. Having trouble thinking of a spot? I encourage you to think about the following: 

Think about where you like to spend time together as a family.
What do you enjoy doing as a family? 
Where have you created your favorite memories? 
What is your style?
What spots reflect you as a family? 

Usually these questions help bring some of the most perfect spots to mind, but if you’re still struggling to come up with locations I’m happy to help you find locations that would fit you as a family With that being said, I always recommend outdoors, film loves natural light.

Q: How do we choose a location for our session?

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Book your Session

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WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!