Even though we've grown significantly, I've been intentional to always know each of our amazing clients personally. They each have my cell phone number, and we've shared thousands of texts and vision calls to ensure each wedding is crafted specifically to each couple's vision.

Beyond the wedding world, I have a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and teach other creatives how to pursue their craft. I've held a camera in my hand for over 20 years, previously worked as a corporate marketing director, and am a wife and homeschool mom to my two beautiful children, pursuing Jesus every day.

hello. I'm andrea.


When I started Amative Creative in 2016, I had the goal to grow the brand into a luxury photo & video team that would be able to serve clients all over the world. Today, we've more than achieved that goal, with over 300 glorious weddings, documenting in 7 countries and a dozen states, with a professional team of 20+ creatives dedicated to serving our clients with excellence.

heartfelt moments

following Jesus

my family

virginia mountains

gorgeous florals

little details

Andrea, the team, and your vision work together to achieve your dreams. When you open up your life, and trust us to capture your most important memories, it’s so humbling and personal to us.

We always tear up at least once at weddings. (more like 10 times) There's nothing greater than watching this chapter of love play out right before our eyes, and forever captured by us for generations to see. Every team member will tell you that being able to celebrate with you and witness core memories taking place is truly a breathtaking privilege for us that we do not take lightly. 

"Amative" (am-ah-tiv) comes from the same root as amorous, and means to be prone to love. So it's no surprise that there's nothing we like more than telling a good love story! (our 3-circle logo even represents weddings rings united by God's Love - hallmark-level sappy, we know)

The most important thing to us on your wedding day is to create meaningful, emotional, and powerful images that truly capture your journey and where your love has taken you so far. We are a team of creatives driven to curate a truly personal and luxury experience. 


we are

Your wedding day may just be a day, but we are with you for life. Our photos are on your walls, and we never delete digitals... just in case.

Amative for Life


We've been blessed to work with incredible couples with amazing hearts. Good people deserve great imagery & memories.

gorgeous from
the Inside Out


Whether you met each other in high school, or maybe it was love at first sight 6 months ago, our couples have a story all their own.

a strong love story


Amative Couples go together. Whether it's opposites attract, or great minds think alike, you might be an Amative Couple if you click.

a United Couple


Words cannot possibly communicate how incredible it was to have Andrea document our engagement and wedding. Her team and the pictures they take are obviously stunning. Even with a then fiancé who is very uncomfortable taking pictures, Andrea was able to make him feel comfortable and some show capture our quirks and dynamic perfectly. And her ability to be flexible in her editing, getting the exact editing style her clients want, is not only beyond generous, but art at its finest, truly. But what sets Andrea apart the most for us was who she is. Andrea isn’t someone who just sits idly by capturing amazing moments; she CREATES them. She even danced on the dance floor with our guests, spent time teaching me (the bride) a dance, all the while taking amazing pictures of the fun we had. What Andrea does is both art AND relationship. She is worth far beyond what she prices. Our wedding was made all the more memorable because of her, and we couldn’t be more grateful. - Dana & Joe
I can not begin to describe how amazing this team is! I had my wedding back in August and it was absolutely perfect! Looking back at my pictures throughout the day, I could not have asked for a better team by my side! Sarah & Amber absolutely killed the photos and are two of the biggest hype women I have ever met! Throughout the entire day they were constantly there singing praises and doing anything to get genuine smiles. Andrea was the one I talked to throughout this whole process and she is absolutely amazing! She was very kind and patient with me throughout the process (I can be indecisive and really didn't fully know my editing style) and she made it work and went above and beyond with editing! All three ladies are absolutely amazing and if you need a wedding photographer/videographer - look no further!! These ladies DO NOT disappoint! - Rachel & Zach
Don't overthink it, just book them!! They are absolutely amazing. Andrea was easy to talk to and got my vision right for the type and style of photos I wanted. I just wanted to be true to nature with minimal editing, while still looking amazing and she got it down! Our engagement photos turned out absolutely amazing and our wedding photos looks even better! We got married in the middle of a wind storm on a mountain and the pictures turned out amazing!! We even had a mini 20 minute power blackout and we all just rolled with it, pulling out phone flashlights and got some really cool photos with that as well! Both our families loved them, they had good energy, knew where to be to snag the best angles, and were supper efficient! Andrea and Amber are AWESOME. BOOK! THEM!- Kimberly & Victor
Amative Creative is absolutely sensational! Let me tell you how my first ever interaction with Andrea went. As soon as she answered the phone she was filled with pure excitement to have the opportunity to work with Luis and I! Her passion for wedding photography was easily noted and upon hearing our wedding style and our sweet love story, she was hooked! (As were we!) Her ability to acquire all inspos and complete a long list of shots to ensure were captured on our big day is commendable. If you know Luis and I, you know how much we LOVE photo shoots. Of all the ones we have been a part of, this one had extra magic and love, but not only from us, but from her entire crew! We booked the largest wedding package she offers to get all the perks, shots, and video coverage. We got some sneak peaks of the footage they obtained as they were shot and O M GEEEEE, we were left speechless! Truly the combination of image quality, precision, lighting, and angles were consistently spot on. Also, we must mention how the entire crew quickly became our personal hype team and were sure to let us know how beautiful we were and how lucky we both are to have one another. I truly want to thank each and every member of Amative Creative, you have capture some sensational shots that you sent our way as previews and we are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting for all the rest to come flowing our way! - Maria & Luis
All of our love and praises for Andrea and the whole Amative Creative team cannot be summarized in 3500 characters! Andrea has the perfect balance of professionalism and BFF energy, and she and her team have been so wonderful to work with. From our first consult call, to the days leading up to our wedding - she helped us carry out our vision for the picture perfect day. She is patient, kind, creative - and 1000% hardworking. Even our photographers for the wedding, Francesca & Julianna were so much fun to work with! They were so flexible, easy-going, and made us feel so comfortable in front of a camera (my husband and I are camera-shy, haha). They captured so many amazing moments, from our first-touch to our photoshoot with my husband's car (which were some of our favorite photos!) We also were so blown away with the photos we got back - the editing was top notch, and it really captured the love and excitement from our wedding! Cannot recommend Amative Creative enough! - Casey & Chris

Amative Couples

The Amative


We are not just your wedding photographers & videographers. We are your personal storytellers. We preserve your precious memories, tell your unique love story, and keep it alive for years to come. When you walk through your home, you'll see the timeline of your love hanging on the walls in stunning imagery. The end product of the work we produce, holds the lasting memories of your biggest moments, past, present, and future.

When you reach out to us, you will immediately receive access to our full pricing information. Within 12 hours, Andrea will personally text or call to follow up and help answer any questions you may have, and set up an in-person or virtual meeting to talk through your wedding vision, personality, and style. We're so excited to join you on this journey, and are honored you have considered us to be your vision makers.. 

our "style" & point of view

From Andrea, to our future brides

If you’ve spent any time at all looking at wedding imagery trying to find the "look" that most appeals to you, then you’ve most likely come across these stylistic editing terms… 

Light and Airy...

Dark and Moody...

True to Life...?

And while you may understand the differences somewhat, there's a lot that goes into the aesthetics of each one. The lighting on your wedding day, the prominent colors people wear, the time of the year and seasonal color changes, and even the time of day can all play a dramatic role in how a particular editing style looks.

First of all, you may have noticed while cruising through our website that we actually have a mix of all of these editing types. Check out the different real wedding galleries on our portfolio page to really see the differences. And while we may have several photographers who shoot on behalf of our brand, I (Andrea) am the one who will personally be perfecting your editing style and communicating with you from start to finish. 

And here's the biggest thing about the different editing styles: I love them all. I find beauty and perfection in each one for different reasons. I edit in different ways because each wedding, person, season, and day has a unique look. And honestly, different editing styles accentuate different things, and can make or break the image. 

our editing styles

choosing your style

It’s for this reason that I spend a lot of time initially picking the edit to use for a whole gallery. When we first start to discuss your photos, I will try to get a sense of your individual style. I'll send you a questionnaire that helps me know your preferences, and I always send a sample to make sure we’re all on the same page. Then, once the style is chosen, I go through the whole gallery and adjust each image to fit your unique aesthetic. 

I honestly believe there isn’t a one-style-fits-all aspect to photographing a wedding day… and there are even a dozen ways to edit something “light and airy” or “dark and moody.” Different adjustments accentuate different details, colors, and lighting.  And it's in those little details that truly makes the magic happen! 

When you decide to choose us to capture your wedding day, rest assured knowing that I will be customizing your images to truly fit who YOU are, and not just match our personal "brand color" scheme. Your wedding day should reflect who you are; it's not about us. It's 100% about you marrying your best friend and capturing that as genuinely, and beautifully as possible.

let's begin!

We Beleive

In True Love

1 Corinthians 13

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Every Year

Giving back

We believe in paying it forward. That's why 10% of everything we make goes back to local charities and ministries that benefit those impacted by poverty, sex-trafficking, domestic violence, hunger, and other humanitarian efforts. Thank you for your support and allowing us to keep helping!

As if our name wasn't obvious enough, let's just say it again, shall we? We love romance. We adore love stories. There's nothing more important on your wedding day than the fact that you are marrying your best friend. Our work will capture the purity and beauty of your love in photography and videography that truly expresses and tells your personal story, in the way that you truly desire.


We are


The last thing you want when you look at your wedding photos is to think, "this doesn't feel like us..." That's why we're intentional through every step of the process to make sure we match your unique vision and personality. We incorporate a broad variety of pose guidance, photo/video techniques, and client questionnaires &  communication to produce genuine & authentic results. We also keep footage indefinitely. If you ever want a fresh edit, we can help.


We are


We are

What is life without a flair of the dramatic and elegant? This is your moment, your big day. You deserve to feel like royalty and have professional imagery that captures who you are in a glorious manner. Whenever possible, we always like to throw some epic photography into your wedding day, creating a truly unique experience that you will look back on for years to come. But only in the way that fits your vision.




 Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have travel fees?

There are no travel fees anywhere in the state of Virginia or DC.  Many locations in the surrounding states are also free of charge.  For many destinations we also offer no cost or minimal fees for travel. Please inquire about your specific location for more!


What is the turn around time?

Depending on the season, most photo galleries receive a preview gallery the same week as the wedding, and the full gallery is delivered 4-6 weeks after the final edit style has been selected by the couple. 

Still Have Questions?

Can't find the answer you're looking for? Please reach out and Andrea will reply as soon as possible!

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employment & internships

Join the Team!

Whether you're a student looking for an internship, or a seasoned professional wanting to join a dynamic team of creative, like-minded artists. Amative Creative welcomes everyone to apply to join our seasonal internship roles & longterm career opportunities! Use the link below to apply.

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