About Amanda

I specialize in drinking chai tea lattes, and watching Gilmore Girls reruns! I also specialize in capturing the story & scenery of your celebration.

As an elopement and wedding photographer in Grand Junction, my mission is to preserve your favorite moments in beautiful images for you to relive those moments of life that fly by too fast.

A Little About Me...

I believe there’s no better sight than the night sky at 10,000 feet.

I also believe you should be able to be authentically you on your wedding day. Whether that’s an off-beat elopement or non-traditional wedding celebration, I strive to capture each genuine moment.

I strive to capture the day as it unfolds, every candid moment to perfectly preserve your story. Beyond photographs, I have been in this business for 10 years and love to help take away the stress of planning that can come by offering my expertise and insight along the way.

Hey there, I'm Amanda

Hey there,

I'm Amanda


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

I am obsessed with spotting moose in the wild. Eric (the hubs) buys me something moose related whenever I see one!

One of my bucket list goals is to visit every state in the US, 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'm neurodivergent, so if you notice quirks about me that's probably why!

I practically live in Chacos and will probably wear them when you see me.

I’m totally a crazy cat lady at heart, even though we only have one at the moment.

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!

I'm obsessed with LEGO and get a new set every Christmas!

Fast Facts About Amanda:

-Beth & Dustin

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 really fun to hang with. We didn’t want her to leave at the end of the night!

"She captured the feel of our night perfectly."

- Brittney & Brandon

Amanda was absolutely amazing! We traveled from out of state to do a destination engagement photoshoot and she made the planning experience stress free! She helped us each step of the way from the initial contact, to picking a location, picking a date for the perfect snow-covered mountain weather, to the actual photoshoot poses. 

"She made the planning experience stress free!"

-Allison & Ethan

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.

"The Perfect Wedding Photographer"

- Kylie & Murat

Amanda did an amazing job on our elopement photos! She was incredibly organized during all the planning and sent incredibly helpful tips and ideas in the months leading up. Plus all her recommendations for other local vendors were fantastic.

"Incredibly organized & helpful"

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Are we a good fit?

diversity & inclusion

laughing a lot

ignoring tradition

wild spaces

being true to you

nostalgic images

Yep! I travel for a bunch of my celebrations each year. I keep local near Grand Junction and Moab in the winter, but frequently spend my season in Ouray, Crested Butte, Aspen and beyond!


I am lucky to live in Grand Junction, Colorado! We’re blessed with incredible locations to photograph right in our backyard, but also just a short trip into the Rocky Mountains or over to the desert of Moab!


Yes! I cull through all the images and retouch them to my style (I like to call it vibrant and timeless!) and deliver the final images in an online gallery. 


Fill out my contact form below and I'll send over my specific pricing guide for the services you're interested in. From there we'll meet by phone/Zoom to make sure we're a good fit! Once you know I'm the one for you, I'll send over an invoice and agreement by email to save your date.

how do we book you?

Friendly and AFFIRMING! I don't just document LGBTQIA2S couples - I celebrate your love with you. I've helped lovers document their love before it was even legal federally and will always be on your side.


I started Amanda Matilda Photography in 2012! Before that I second shot under some pros to get a better understanding of what went into documenting weddings.



Yep! Elopements are always planned by me (unless you've hired a planner as well) and I help you with tailored location guides, activity ideas to make your day special, crafting the perfect timeline so you can enjoy every moment, Area Guides so you can explore the area like a local, vendor recommendations for pros to help bring your dreams to life, and more.

do you help with planning?

frequently asked questions

You'll have an extensive sneak peek within 48 hours of your celebration so you can relive the moments and share with loved ones. Your full online gallery will be available within 4-6 weeks after your big day.

When will we have our photos?

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Ready to save your date?

let's work together!

Thank you!

I'll be in touch within 24-48 hours.

If you don’t hear from me soon, I’m probably in the mountains or desert capturing an adventurous couple.
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