July 20, 2013

The Magazine is here! // Weddings and Bridal Guide // Seattle Wedding Photographer

Earlier this year I attended Jasmine Star’s reSTARt class at CreativeLIVE in Seattle and not only did I make life long friends, (shout out to my restart loves!!) but it gave me a swift kick in the pants to start collectively putting the pieces to the puzzle, aka my branding, together! One thing I wanted to do for a long time was to create a bridal guide. An all-you-need-to-know at the beginning of wedding planning, at the beginning of your wedding photographer search, way to guide you through the process type magazine. Helping give brides (and grooms!) the tools to do the overwhelming task of choosing the right photographer for them. Of course not every time is it going to be me per say, but I wanted to know that at the end of the day, they had great information that would lead them to “the one.”

Boy was this a task! I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t a perfectionist. Especially when it comes to my business (and lets be honest, at decorating the house too) so I swapped images, ordered about 3 different proofs-making sure all the grammar, spelling and images were exactly what I had in mind. I reopened photoshop, re-edited in my magazine publications website over and over and over. About a 2 month process off-and-on for me. Finally, last week, I made the last (gosh I hope the last) edits and ordered bulk of my bridal guide! They arrived in the mail yesterday (now, I thought they were coming Thursday, so I was starring at the front door for not 1, but 2 days, waiting for the Fed Ex lady!). I’m so thrilled with the way they turned out! They’re not only a great representation of what brides need to know when it comes to their wedding photography, but it’s also a really proud representation of myself, my brides and my wedding photography business!

So, here is a snapshot of the magazine! If you’re getting married and would like a copy, let me know! I’d be happy to put a pretty little package in the mail with your name on it! Know anyone that could benefit from this? Shoot me an email at (ps, theirs a digital version, if mail isn’t your thing!) Enjoy! ~ Amanda


—> Front cover (yay, go Kelsey!) Kelsey and Sergei got married at Ray’s boathouse and their blog posting can be viewed HERE!
Seattle Wedding Photographer —> Ian and Abby! Yes, they totally got married at a castle!!! Check out their wedding HERE! 
Seattle Wedding Photographer —> Jana and Aaron are getting married in September! Their engagement session can be viewed HERE! Seattle Wedding Photographer —> Duncan and Bethany had some amazing portrait time at their wedding! View it HERE! Seattle Wedding Photographer Seattle Wedding Photographer Seattle Wedding Photographer —> You might recognize Treehouse Point on this next page! Kayla and Luke got married there just a few weeks ago! View it HERE!
Seattle Wedding Photographer

This is just a snapshot! If you want a copy of the full 24 page beauty, email me at ! Happy Saturday!

A big thank you to the couples that were included in the magazine!:

Melissa + Sean (they should be welcoming their sweet baby into this world any day now!)

Melissa + Travis

Sergie + Kelsey

Duncan + Bethany

Kayla + Luke

Jana + Aaron

Alison + Travis

Ian + Abby

Rachael + Keith

Jaraka + Jase

Jessica + Ben

Lisa + Chris

Much love to Genesa Richards for photographing the bio photo of me!



  1. Lorna Tyson

    July 20th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Awesome! Great job ;).

  2. Amanda Merlino Hofner

    July 20th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Can’t wait to see it!!

  3. Sarah McLachlan

    July 20th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    This is beyond amazing! I am so inspired by your work!

  4. Jamie Bodo-Photography

    July 21st, 2013 at 3:59 am

    It looks beautiful!

  5. Katrina Amburgey

    July 21st, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    This is amazing! Been playing with the idea of doing this as well….definitely motivated me to get my stuff together and get it done! Great job 🙂

  6. Chamonix Thurston-Rattue

    July 23rd, 2013 at 5:51 am

    holy cow this is AWESOME 😀 x.

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