In case it wasn’t obvious enough by my business name, let me just say, I’m obsessed with love. Is it redundant to say I love love? Because I do. Love is lovely and there’s nothing lovelier than love.
When I set out as a photographer, I wanted desperately to find my thing. My “it.” For the longest time I thought I’d do Landscapes or Fashion, but my soul kept pulling me to People. Authenticity. Romance. Passion. I wanted to capture Life. I wanted to save pieces of history on a personal level. So when I shot my first wedding for a friend, my photography life forever changed. And the brand you now see as Amative Creative was born, and I will forever be so very prone to love.
On a much more personal note, here’s some little tidbits about me… My husband Aaron and I got married in 2013. Since then, we’ve traveled the world together and created the two most beautiful little humans my soul has ever met (sure, I might be biased, but I’m okay with that). My faith in Jesus Christ guides every step of my life, and has been a strong foundation in the ups and downs on this earth. Every day I see more and more the love that God must have for us, as I grow in love with my own children even more. Love is such a complex and beautiful thing. A passionate choice. A determined devotion. And it’s truly an honor to be part of capturing so many love stories every single day.
Julia was born and raised in the mountains of the Blue Ridge. She has been shooting weddings for multiple years, and her style can be described as timeless and elegant. Creating imagery that evokes emotion is what she does best! When she’s not shooting a wedding or session, you can find her at her local coffee shop, adventuring in the mountains, or curled up with a good book.
Sarah is an adventurer and food enthusiast. When she’s not behind the camera, you can usually find her exploring the world with her Mr Right., making sure the fur babies live their best life, reading up on enneagrams, enjoying tacos & salsa at trivia night, or watching true crime documentaries.
Rhiannon’s interest in photography was sparked when she was young, and for the past 8 years, she has had the privilege of working dozens of weddings with many of the area’s top photographers who have helped her hone her skill and find her creative identity. She adores capturing the moments that will one day become treasured memories!
Misty is a wife, mother and photographer. She spends her time helping with youth programs and volunteering. She loves playing outside with her kids and photographing them. She's really into health and nutrition, but that doesn't keep her from her favorite Friday night activity: watching a movie and eating brownie dough.
Claire has been taking photos since she was 8 years old, and has been shooting weddings for 3 years. She loves the outdoors and the mountains, and she LOVES capturing love!