I had the absolute pleasure of working with Amanda last summer not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES in three months. We started with maternity photos, then she shot our wedding, and finally our newborn photos. I could not recommend Amanda highly enough. If you are looking for a photographer, RUN, don’t walk to book with her!!! I promise, you will not regret it.
They say one of the reasons to get family photography done is to have the memories twenty years down the road when you start to forget how things were, but they also bring you so much joy in the moment. I have so many of my photos printed and decorating every room in my house.
I was incredibly nervous to have professional photos taken, as I’m quite introverted and don’t like to have much attention focused on me, plus I feel like I am very unphotogenic. I messaged Amanda before our first shoot with my worries, and she assured me everyone feels this way and not to worry. On the day of, I was a ball of nerves, but right from the very beginning Amanda started cracking jokes and totally put my husband and I at ease. You couldn’t ask for a better photographer- she is fun, easy going, goofy but professional, and has the ability to take all pressure off so you can just have fun and enjoy your session (even if you don’t think you will)!
Almost a year later, I’m still in shock and awe at our pictures, and often get stopped and lost in thought as I walk around our house and catch glimpses of the beauty she managed to capture. While it is an investment, in my opinion it is 100% worth it. I’m already daydreaming of when we can have our next shoot, hopefully for our son’s 1st birthday when the sunflowers are out in September.
- Katherine A
Amanda has been an absolute delight to work with over the past few years. We’ve been back multiple times, celebrating many big life changes, and will continue to go back in the future. The end product always blows our expectations away but it’s the overall experience that keeps us coming back. Amanda is incredibly kind, thoughtful, and professional in her approach.
She’s managed to become a favourite person of our 2 year old, and always has a lot of patience with him when setting up our shoots. She’s very intentional with her approach - she knows her vision and works to create it, while also providing uniqueness to the individuals. She took our input and gave us feedback to ensure we got the final result we wanted.
During Covid she’s been extremely accommodating and always ensures a high standard of safety. Overall, we love what Amanda has been able to give our family, it is truly priceless what she’s been able to capture. We would highly recommend Amanda to our friends and family!
I had the best time with Amanda! she scouted out the most beautiful spot. She was playful, natural and truly helped me come into my element in the shoot.
She was also amazing at editing the photos and getting them to me in a timely fashion!
I was already planning to book my next shoot with her before I even got the gallery because I had such an amazing experience!
- kehla g
My experience with Amanda (Island Roots Photography) was nothing short of amazing!
Great communication, professionalism, and photos. Not just anyone can make you feel beautiful at 35 weeks pregnant, but she accomplished this for me! And it was a definite bonus to use a dress from her client closet that fit over my giant baby bump.
Our newborn baby photos are something that we will cherish forever as a family, and I felt so safe and supported as a new mom leading up to & during the entire shoot. If you’re hesitating on whether or not to book, my best is advice is to BOOK! You won’t regret it.
- erin h.
Amanda was great to work with from the start. She was very organized and task oriented while still being flexible and open to rolling with how things went.
We used Amanda for our very small wedding (10 people) and she joined on several occasions to see the venue to make sure she was familiar and prepared for the day.
We will plan to use Amanda in the future!
- jen l
Amanda is wonderful to work with. From booking, planning, outfit coordination, location scouting, accessory styling, to capturing and editing our most precious moments, she is amazing!!
She is fun, warm, creative, and up to do whatever it takes to capture that magical photo.
We have had Amanda capture our maternity, newborn and family photos so far and are obsessed with her work.
We have worked with Amanda a couple of times and just adore her! We have done a maternity shoot then a newborn shoot. Both of these vulnerable moments were captured perfectly.
We not only gained a family photographer for life but also a friend.
Each session is filled with so many laughs. I have never felt more comfortable in front of someone, half-naked. :)
- jessica t
Amanda has done an engagement, maternity and newborn photoshoot for us and all have been the most comfortable and fun experience!
She is always making you laugh and guiding you through her artistic process and it really shows in the photos!
100% would recommend.
- mal f
Amanda and her work is amazing!
She’s a little firecracker that is so helpful, kind, and creative.
She did my maternity and newborn photos and I cannot recommend her enough. She made me feel beautiful and was very clear with her communications throughout the entire process from booking to receiving the photos.
I can’t wait to work with her again in the future!
- sam b
Working with Amanda was an absolute pleasure. I had a recent opportunity to do a bathtub session with her and my two young girls.
It was the most pleasant experience I have ever had shooting with kids. The kids absolutely loved being in the water and Amanda didn't miss a moment.
Very professional and very good with children. Great communication and customer service experience. And the end results were impeccable.