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Capturing the Story & Scenery of Your Best Day Ever

Hi! I’m Amanda Matilda, a Grand Junction wedding photographer. I preserve precious moments in beautiful images for nostalgic, adventurous couples so you can relive those best moments of life that fly by too fast.

Whether you’re planning your dream wedding at one of the amazing local venues here on the western slope, or you want your adventurous elopement celebration documented, you’re in the right place!

Hiring a photographer with a story telling heart like mine is so important to document every moment of your wedding day – especially the ones you don’t get to witness.


“There are moments that I know I will long for, even as I live them.”

Judith Katzir


Full wedding collections include at least six  hours of coverage, a wedding album and much more to help you relive your big day through tangible memories.

Grand Junction Wedding Photographer


Elopements and intimate wedding coverage includes short & sweet ceremonies, and half- and full-day coverage, to perfect customize your wedding day.

Grand Junction Elopement Photographer

Couples Photos

Couples photos can be a surprise proposal, engagement session, or a photo session just for fun! Explore the options:

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About Amanda Matilda | Wedding & Elopement Photographer in Grand Junction
Hey there

  I’m Amanda

I specialize in drinking chai tea lattes, and watching Gilmore Girls reruns! I also specialize in creating genuine, vibrant, and unique photographs for modern and adventurous couples.

My mission is to beautifully capture the story and scenery of your celebration and to provide genuine, authentic artwork for my clients. As a full service wedding photographer in Grand Junction, 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.


I’m originally from Iowa, and love meeting people with the same connection – it’s a small world!

There is no better sight than a clear night sky at 10,000 feet

One of my bucket list goals is to visit every state, and I’m over halfway there!

My first word was cheese and I’m still an addict to this day

I’m always thrilled to serve LGBTQ+ celebrations!

I believe Black Lives Matter.

I believe we are stewards of the lands I get to work on, and promote Leave No Trace principles in my sessions and personal life.

If I could only visit one other country in my life, it would be Greece

When I find out jeeps or ATVs are needed to get to your session destination I do a happy dance!

I’m totally a crazy cat lady.

Yes, I have seen the entire Gilmore Girls series (and the new ones!) multiple times, and yes, I’d love to talk about that ending with you!

What I do

My work

It’s important to make sure you like my work before you get started on booking your session! Get lost in some of my work and see my vibrant, timeless style.

Couples who work with me swear they’re awkward in front of the camera, but walk away saying they ended up feeling relaxed and comfortable during their session. Even guys say it was more fun than they thought!

Austin & Ayana | Gateway Canyons Resort Wedding
Blake & Emily | Ghost Town Elopement Adventure in Ouray

Amanda is the perfect wedding photographer. She’s efficient, she gets absolutely all the shots you want and those you didn’t even know you want, and she just blended into our event perfectly. The photos perfectly captured the whole day and I feel like I can easily relive it just by looking back at the photos. I highly recommend Amanda.


We used Amanda for our wedding and she is the BEST! Our photos turned out amazing and she captured the feel of our night perfectly. She’s also such a cool person and really fun to hang with 🙂 We didn’t want her to leave at the end of the night!


If you want perfect wedding photos, as well as to work with a genuinely kind and caring person-look no further!



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