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.
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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.
We've been blessed to work with incredible couples with amazing hearts. Good people deserve great imagery & memories.
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.
Amative Couples go together. Whether it's opposites attract, or great minds think alike, you might be an Amative Couple if you click.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.