Meet Amanda – Wedding Photographer in Grand Junction
Hey there! I’m Amanda and I’m the artist behind the lens here at amanda.matilda.photography. After moving from Iowa to the Grand Junction area a few years back with my husband Eric and our cat Spaz, I am thrilled to finally find a place that feels like home.
I specialize in creating genuine, vibrant, and unique photographs for modern and adventurous couples. I also specialize in drinking chai tea lattes, finding new trails to hike, baking, and watching Gilmore Girls reruns! As an English Major, I’ve always loved stories. I grew up reading like crazy and wanting to be an author, but I’ve found a new storytelling medium and I’m so stoked that this is my job!
As a full service wedding photographer in Grand Junction, I offer high end products and wall art for my clients. I believe in longevity — these memories are priceless and should be shared! My albums, canvases, and framed prints are heirloom quality to last a lifetime and more.
My mission is to beautifully capture the story and scenery of your celebration and to provide genuine, emotional artwork for our wedding photography clients. I aim to provide the most memorable, simplified and fun experience, and give my couples tangible high-end artwork from these experiences to pass on to future generations of family.
By the Numbers:
I’m all about stories (as you can see!) so it’s only right you know our love story.
Eric and I met in a book store. Actually, we were both working there and I was training him as our new employee. Several hours in a slow mall as the only two employees meant lots of hours of talking. We quickly got past the small talk and into deeper issues and that’s when one thing led to another! We began hanging out and spent most of our time together.
Eric said “I love you” first. We were both miserable in our tiny midwest town and vowed to get out together. Eventually our extravagant plan to move to Colorado took shape and we started saving! The year of the move we got engaged. I was home taking a nap when Eric walked in with cupcakes. I was confused and asked him what they cupcakes were for, to which he replied, “To celebrate!” as he pulled out the ring of my dreams!
Our wedding took place in the fall of the year after we moved in an intimate celebration on the Grand Mesa at the peak of the color change. We were thrilled to show our friends and family the place we love so dearly, in our favorite season!
Amanda is the one who feeds Spaz, changes his litter box, plays with him and gives him treats, but Eric is still his favorite person anyway. She’s a little salty about it.
When not corresponding with clients, photographing love in amazing landscapes, or editing photos, you can find Amanda dancing in the kitchen – even if there’s no music playing, catching up on her favorite youtube channels, hiking with Eric, or laying on the couch watching Gilmore Girls.
Husband extraordinaire, Eric loves to cook and makes dinner most nights (can I get a “hallelujah!”??)
As a Grand Junction realtor a lot of his days are spent in the office (definitely hit him up if you’re buying or selling! If you like me, you’ll love him.) In his free time you’ll find him smoking meats, hiking with Amanda, letting Spaz roam around the yard, and brushing up on his WWI and WWII history (that he probably already knows.)
Spaz (aka Buz)
Spaz, also affectionately known in our home as “Buz” (it’s a long story) has been our furbaby since 2014. Have I mentioned that Eric is definitely his favorite?
Spaz can be found sleeping on the couch, sleeping on Eric’s office chair, sleeping on the kitchen table, sleeping in his cat bed, or sleeping on his cat tree. Yes, he’s spoiled. When not sleeping, he loves to stand by the back door and whine to be let outside, or furiously play with his loudest toys in the middle of the night right outside the bedroom (ha!)
“I’m looking at our wedding photos and feeling like I am reliving the happiest day of my life! Thank you Amanda!” -Taylor // Wedding | See their big day…
“Amanda is amazingly professional yet so friendly and personable. We receive comments every day on how amazing of a job she did! I couldn’t be more pleased with her work and how comfortable we both felt having her take our pictures. I wouldn’t and won’t go anywhere else for pictures!!” Katie // Wedding | See their big day…
“My husband said the day after our wedding, “Amanda was one of the best parts about our wedding,” and he was absolutely
right.” -Ali // Wedding | See their big day…
“Is there a 6 star rating? If there was, I would chose it. Amanda is creative, talented, works well with her clients, is responsive and a true artist. She went above and beyond my expectations. I would recommend Amanda to everyone and anyone who is looking for a true professional. She made a special moment truly magical. I am incredibly grateful.” -Julie // Elopement | See their elopement…
“Amanda was great! We had a big party for our elopement that included a tired 4 year old and she was positive and chill the whole time. She got previews up online super quick so we didn’t have to wait long to see how great they turned out! We would definitely recommend.” -Amber // Elopement
I honestly cannot say enough about Amanda, if I could rate more than 5 stars I would. I am so happy that we found her as a photographer because she puts a special touch on everything she does and goes above and beyond! Everything she offers is high end and speedy! I would recommend Amanda to anyone and everyone for any type of occasion that needs to be captured! Emily // Wedding
“If I had one word to describe Amanda’s pictures it would be breathtaking. Not only are her photos absolutely stunning, she is so much fun to work with. I have gotten so many compliments on the photos she took and I am so happy to have these wonderful images to cherish for the rest of my life!” -Jena // Engagement & Anniversary Photos
“Amanda was amazing! We were so excited to receive the link to her gallery app less than 24 hours after our wedding. This made it so easy to show off our pictures to friends and family. Her work is beautiful and I would definitely hire her again!” -Ali // Wedding | See their wedding…
“Amanda did our engagement and wedding photos. She is great to work with and makes everyone feel relaxed. We have gotten so many compliments on our photos. We are in love with them! We highly recommend her!” -Rachel // Wedding | See their engagement… | See their big day…
“I wanted to compliment you. I’ve been in the media business for a long time and around photographers and I want to tell you how wonderful your photos are. Of course I am biased- but truly you have a great eye. The composition is wonderful. And I saw the lighting and the cluttered atmosphere at the Opera House and was amazed at what you pulled off. Congratulations.” -Susan // Groom’s Aunt | See their wedding…
Let’s be friends! Subscribe below:
Wedding Resources from Amanda:
amanda.matilda.photography is a Colorado wedding photographer working with modern couples to create vibrant, genuine & unique artwork to cherish for generations. Serving Colorado’s mountain towns, I get excited about hiking to beautiful vistas and discovering hidden nooks. If that sounds like what you want in your photographer, let’s chat!
NOT LOCAL? NO WORRIES! I LOVE TO TRAVEL.
I am a wedding photographer in Grand Junction but I am excited to serve the entire Colorado western slope
including Palisade weddings, Glenwood Springs weddings, Vail / Beaver Creek weddings, Ouray weddings and Crested Butte weddings.