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Amanda Roy Photography
Amanda Roy Photography
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Wedding & lifestyle photography for the adventurous & romantic at heart. Hello, I'm so glad you're here! I'm Amanda- photographer, coffee lover, and wanderluster-extraordinaire. I was born on the beautiful northern coast of Brazil. A few years later, I moved to the United States with my parents and there began my love of adventure & meeting new people. I grew up and went to college in New Hampshire, where I received my degree in Environmental Studies and met my college sweetheart and now husband. He is a pilot in the Air Force and my favorite person in the world. We have lived in Oklahoma, Washington and Alabama. Military life is hard, but we have loved meeting so many treasured friends and being part of a supportive community along the way. Much of my inspiration comes from the beauty of our world and the people in it. I believe there's always something new to learn, discover and marvel at. I first picked up a camera in 2015 as a way to document the fleeting moments of our ever changing lives and my thirst for telling stories through photography grew from there. In Spokane, my love for photography grew exponentially when I decided to get an A.A. in photography. I learned to develop my own film and prints in the darkroom, honed my photoshop and editing skills, and developed my lighting techniques by learning off camera flash both in the studio and on location. Whether you are looking for a wedding photographer, a family, or portrait photographer, I have the technical/artistic ability and experience to capture your vision and communicate the deeper stories of your special relationships and milestone moments. I also really strive to build true connections with my clients and am there for you day and night throughout the planning process and on the day of your session. I will not only be your photographer, but your shoulder to lean on, your friend to call on if you need anything, and your forever hype woman.See more
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want.

Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June.

Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

How many photos should you get from a wedding photographer?

A professional wedding photographer will usually supply their clients with several hundred photos (200, 300, 400 or 800 and more). Some might even provide more than 1,000 photos. It ultimately depends on the photographer.

Wedding photographers will usually take several thousand photos but cut them down to the keepers. They also have to edit these photos. Typically, they will provide them to the clients on a digital hard drive, as an online download or even in a photo album with beautiful decorations.

How long do wedding photographers stay?

A wedding photographer usually expects to work a full day. This gives them time to photograph the venue, cake, rings, shoes, centerpieces, invitations and other aspects of the wedding before the guests arrive. It also allows them time to get photos of the bride and groom alone, as well as the hair and makeup process and fun personality pictures. Then, they will work through all the parts of the wedding.

What pictures should be taken at a wedding?

On your wedding day, your photographer should take pictures of the couple getting ready for the wedding, as well as a fun personality picture before activities begin. They should also photograph showstoppers like the bouquet, invitations, shoes, reception space, cake, centerpieces, rings and the veil. A generational photo with parents or grandparents is also special. There should also be photos of the bride and groom alone, the ceremony, the confetti-filled exit, and hair and makeup.

When should you take wedding photos?

Couples can take wedding photos before their actual ceremony, during cocktail hour (before the reception), during the wedding reception or even after their wedding. The least stressful time to do it is often before the ceremony when hair and makeup generally look their best, temperatures are usually lower because it’s earlier in the day and the couple won’t have to think or worry about it for the rest of the day.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Reviews for Coeur d Alene wedding photographers
Jordan B.
Emily gave us the greatest experience when it came to our wedding photos! She was super easy to communicate with, she has the best personality, she has such a great eye for photography, the quality of the photos were outstanding, and we just could not be happier with the entire experience!
Emily Eliza Photo & DesignEmily Eliza Photo & Design
Stephanie H.
Amy was wonderful for our tiny, fast paced wedding. She gave us a fantastic price given our small budget and was gracious enough to shoot our wedding despite only a few days notice. (It was almost a spur of the moment thing for us!) I can’t wait to see her edited/color corrected photos!
Picturesque Photography & ServicesPicturesque Photography & Services
Josh g.
If you are in need of a photographer, both of us would recommend going with Sri Maiava because she was excellent to work with! Not only did she show up on time, she also made it very easy for us to get our wedding pictures. It did not feel like a photoshoot, but there are so many great pictures from our wedding! She made getting pictures taken easy and less stressful on a very busy and eventful day.
Sri MaiavaSri Maiava
Marie B.
Lana was amazing! Very responsive when setting the time/date and she arrived at my wedding before me lol. She was extremely friendly and very helpful. It was like she was part of the wedding party, helping with my dress when we were having a hard time with the buttons. She took so many pictures, and made sure everything I wanted was done. She also worked very well with the other photographer that the event site had on hand so they got different shots from different views. I was worried about being able to catch all of the moments… and I am so happy that Lana was our photographer. Our special day was captured in a way that was more beautiful than I thought possible, and I havent even seen all of the pics… thank you so much Lana! Your work is priceless!
Lana Romie PhotographyLana Romie Photography
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