next to champagne pops, incorporating sparklers into your wedding one way or another is an easy, cheap way to spice up your wedding (and get some more pinterest worthy photos from). your photographer should know how to execute a sparkler exit, but just so you can be in the loop too, here are my suggestions […]


a champagne pop is something i consider essential for an elopement, wedding, or engagement shoot. it’s cheap, easy, and makes for the best photos! why not? you may have never done one before, so here are some of my tips to get the best possible photos. buy two bottles. yep, that’s right. if you do […]


Wedding portraits are a super important part of the wedding day, but have you ever thought about not doing your portraits at your wedding? Sounds crazy I know, but you don’t actually have to do them the day you get married! This is what “day after” sessions are for. You’ll get all dressed up in […]


who do i hire for my elopement? how far out do i book my vendors? what if our elopement is coming up quickly and we haven’t gotten to booking vendors yet? if this is you, don’t stress! here’s everything you need to know.

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activities are the thing that makes your special day go from a ‘wedding’ to an ‘elopement.’ choosing your activities is a very important decision, and will influence many of the other decisions you make for your wedding day! we’re going to go over how to choose your elopement day activities, as well as a list […]


family is important, and including them in your elopement may be priority for you. here’s how you can involve your family in your elopement besides just inviting them to the ceremony.


choosing a location can be the most fun and also challenging part of your elopement. here are some tips on how to choose the perfect spot to get married at!


how do i know if i want to elope? what are the benefits to eloping? does my elopement have to be a secret? if you find yourself questioning a traditional wedding – this one’s for you!


not sure if you should hire a second shooter to photograph your wedding? here are some of the benefits to having a second photographer around on your special day!


not sure where to even begin when looking for your wedding photographer? here are some things to look out for to make your search easier!

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amanda reed is an elopement photographer based in vancouver, british  columbia capturing authentic love stories for the couples who don't take themselves too seriously.