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Believe it or not, I was 16 when I captured my first wedding. From the moment I captured the couple’s first look, I was hooked. I harnessed my natural born talent with my passion for wedding photography and from there, I’ve captured over 300 couples! 
I attended Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania (yes office fans, Scranton!) to further my photography education. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Film in 2010. My education hasn’t stopped at my degree; I continue to learn and grow from various workshops and research so I can keep providing my clients with the best photography skills. 
At 26, my cute little wedding photography bubble came to a screeching halt as I was diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma. My passion that drove me to get out of the bed every morning was suddenly taken away from me. Instead of accepting my fate of never photographing again, I retaught myself how to photograph out of my other eye. Not a single moment goes by where I don’t thank each couple that allows me to join their journey. I am forever grateful to not only see, but photograph your special moments. 
From eloping in the redwoods of Big Sur to a 300 guest luxury wedding in Pebble Beach, I capture love stories of every size and location. Throughout our time together, I can’t help but get excited about your wedding day: crying, laughing, and sharing sweet moments together. I firmly believe in getting to know each and every couple I photograph. I want to be in tune with you lovebirds and create a stress free day, only prioritizing the moments that mean the most to you two. 

Okay enough about me! I want to get to know YOU and all the incredible details you have planned for your wedding day. 

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Amandarose

 My photography journey

I am a California hybrid wedding and elopement photographer: film and digital photography. Each medium evokes a variety of emotions. Film makes you take in the moment and think before you click the shutter button, capturing raw emotion and movement from each of my couples. While digital captures every second of your unique wedding day. Both offer artistic views for your Big Sur elopement photographer, Carmel wedding photographer or Monterey wedding photography.

Besides being chronically obsessed with photographing cute couples, you can find me eating some gooey chocolate chip cookies, drinking champagne, traveling the world and reading my favorite books

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Amandarose Grace Szezorak

about  ags

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 At AGS, the client experience doesn’t stop after the shoot is done. AGS offers professional art prints, beautiful frames, and luxury handmade albums to enjoy.

extra Mile

AGS documents moments that others typically overlook. From grandma crying during the first dance to the single breath your future forever takes right before they see you walk down the aisle, it will all be captured. Even the sweet flower girl’s smile won’t go unnoticed. AGS lives for small moments. 

Unseen Moments

Trends and aesthetics come and go, but at AGS, images are created to last. Classic, beautiful, authentic portraiture captured for loved ones to enjoy even 20 years down the road.  

Timelss imagery

Over fifteen years of experience, 300 couples, and continuous photography education provides the foundation for couples to trust in the AGS approach. AGS offers a detailed photography experience for each special day captured never missing a moment. 

TRUST

From start to finish, AGS Photo Art is a full service experience. I’m continually building relationships with my couples throughout our time working and adventuring together. Below is a step-by-step timeline of a couple’s journey at AGS Photo Art.

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A year or two after I moved to Monterey, I started looking for an office space I could call my own. I stumbled upon The Cottage, and fell in love. Walking through the door, I knew it was the perfect space to be inspired and an even better place to meet all my incredible couples. Let's get together to celebrate you two just getting engaged, looking through your beautiful wedding album, or planning elopement details over champagne. Whatever you’re celebrating, I’m happy to mark the occasion with you two at The Cottage.

Start your journey at AGS Photo Art's cottage! Virtual appointments can be great to get to know each other, but why don't we take it one step further? Let's sit down and enjoy a cup of tea while discussing your wedding photography vision. 
 

The Cottage

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5. Questionnaire -- We'll keep in touch throughout your planning process. Before your wedding day, I'll send out an elopement/wedding day questionnaire so you can give me all the important details of your day!

6. Your Big Day! 
-- The AGS team arrives early and makes sure your day is stress-free and fun! We may spend your wedding day (or the whole weekend) together, depending on what you would like covered! We photograph welcome parties, rehearsals, brunches, all the good stuff!

7. Preparing your images -- After your wedding day, we prep your film to be shipped off to the lab. As soon as your film scans are done, we start editing your images, designing your album, and getting your beautiful images ready for you!

8. Wedding albums, frames & anniversary photos -- After your wedding or elopement, couples have the opportunity to come into the cottage and build a wedding album with me. I help design the album, select images, and offer advice on album versus frames. AGS Photo Art doesn’t stop after image delivery; I’m a full studio experience. I love to reconnect with my couples and do a one year anniversary shoot! Maybe I’m a weirdo, but I literally can’t help myself from staying in touch with all of my couples! It’s so precious to me to meet couples in such a special time of their lives. If I can capture all your life moments (AKA your cute babies), I’m a happy photographer.


1. Inquire -- Say hello! After you fill out my contact form on my site, I'll send you an email to schedule a phone call to learn more about your day.

2. Consultation -- I'd love to meet you face to face at my Cottage in Carmel Valley! Forget about that wedding diet and celebrate us working together with some cookies and champagne! I want to hear all about how you met, what your vision is of your special day, and just get to know you two. I want to capture what makes you two special and the best way to do that is to see how you interact with each other in person. You can also see the products I offer in real life--albums, folios, frames, and more.

3. Sign the Contract -- Let’s make this official and sign a contract together! We'll toast to some champagne and dance music!

4. Engagement, Bridal and Boudoir Portraits -- Engagement photography is a great way to build our relationship and practice for the wedding day. We’ll plan an epic engagement shoot exclusive locations, bring some champagne, and have fun with it! AGS brides also have the option to do studio bridal portraits or bridal boudoir with me, if they choose. Inquire to learn more about this exclusive experience!


1. Inquire -- Say hello! After you fill out my contact form on my site, I'll send you an email to schedule a phone call to learn more about your day.

2. Consultation -- I'd love to meet you face to face at my Cottage in Carmel Valley! Forget about that wedding diet and celebrate us working together with some cookies and champagne! I want to hear all about how you met, what your vision is of your special day, and just get to know you two. I want to capture what makes you two special and the best way to do that is to see how you interact with each other in person. You can also see the products I offer in real life--albums, folios, frames, and more.

3. Sign the Contract -- Let’s make this official and sign a contract together! We'll toast to some champagne and dance music!

4. Engagement, Bridal and Boudoir Portraits -- Engagement photography is a great way to build our relationship and practice for the wedding day. We’ll plan an epic engagement shoot exclusive locations, bring some champagne, and have fun with it! AGS brides also have the option to do studio bridal portraits or bridal boudoir with me, if they choose. Inquire to learn more about this exclusive experience!

5. Questionnaire -- We'll keep in touch throughout your planning process. Before your wedding day, I'll send out an elopement/wedding day questionnaire so you can give me all the important details of your day!

6. Your Big Day! -- The AGS team arrives early and makes sure your day is stress-free and fun! We may spend your wedding day (or the whole weekend) together, depending on what you would like covered! We photograph welcome parties, rehearsals, brunches, all the good stuff!

7. Preparing your images -- After your wedding day, we prep your film to be shipped off to the lab. As soon as your film scans are done, we start editing your images, designing your album, and getting your beautiful images ready for you!

8. Wedding albums, frames & anniversary photos -- After your wedding or elopement, couples have the opportunity to come into the cottage and build a wedding album with me. I help design the album, select images, and offer advice on album versus frames. AGS Photo Art doesn’t stop after image delivery; I’m a full studio experience. I love to reconnect with my couples and do a one year anniversary shoot! Maybe I’m a weirdo, but I literally can’t help myself from staying in touch with all of my couples! It’s so precious to me to meet couples in such a special time of their lives. If I can capture all your life moments (AKA your cute babies), I’m a happy photographer.




Couple's Timeline

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Experience

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My work is set apart from the industry standard because I offer a fine art degree background and a robust portfolio of work. I have over 15 years of experience photographing hundreds of couples from small intimate weddings on the coast to huge 300-person ballrooms in a museum in San Francisco. Having photographed all types of weddings, I know how to handle any situation thrown a couple’s way on their wedding day. I'm also still learning everyday and continue to stay inspired and creative for all my couples.

What sets you apart From Other Photographers?

After photographing over 300 couples, you would think that weddings would start to seem repetitive; that’s not the case. Every wedding I’ve had the privilege to photograph has been completely different because each couple offers something unique to their special day. On any weekend, you can catch me capturing a Sangeet on a Friday to a traditional western wedding on Saturday; each event being completely original from the last. Elopements also have a special place in my heart because they’re usually just a couple that wants to get away and share an intimate wedding experience in Big Sur. Spontaneous or planned, elopements are so precious to the couple it doesn’t need to be shared with others. It’s just about them, their love, and the adventures they want to share together. I live for the adventures and unique love that couples bring to each Big Sur elopement.

why do you love
weddings and elopements?

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Q&A

My photography style is timeless, organic, and in the moment. Instead of posing my couples, I direct them and put them in natural situation and see what blossoms. What does that mean? My gentle suggestions paired with your magic bottled in an epic photography session. By creating stress-free, relaxed, and fun environments, my couples feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. I use a photojournalistic approach to my photography that evokes images with a completely natural feel; I capture your unique personality and connection whatever that may look like. With AGS Photo Art, you’ll walk away with real organic moments as they come and tangible prints that stand the test of time.

Yes!!! Suite Q is my photography studio that provides a private experience for my couples to capture their precious interactions. The studio is located in the heart of downtown Monterey on Cannery Row in a historic building that feels true to Monterey. The industrial building is over 100 years old with loft ceilings that allow beautiful north light to illuminate the studio. I photograph everything from bridal boudoirs to fine art bridal portraits; the studio provides a space for endless creativity. When I’m not photographing my sweet couples, the space is also used for local photographer meet-ups and photography group education. 

A photographer and client relationship is SO important. In order for me to capture you at your best, we need to be in sync. AGS brides typically embrace all things classic; she herself embodies grace, elegance, and timelessness all while being an independent woman who loves adventure! But don't worry! That doesn't mean our time together is all seriousness; AGS brides are willing to laugh off all the ridiculous moments we'll share together. I mean you really can't help but laugh as I'm holding up your dress while you pee in the middle of a forest. AGS Photo Art lives for the small moments and we hope our brides do too- always remembering the special details and unseen moments.

Favorite

Wedding day Moments

AGS favorite

Nearly minutes away from see the one they love, the emotions are high, everyone's on cloud nine and the excitement is beyond words. I thrive on this part of the day and taking in the environment of my couples.

the getting ready 

Whether this be before the ceremony or after I know that my couples feel the need to see their person. I can see it in their eyes and I feel for them. I know that feeling. I love capturing that first look and letting them savor it.

the first look

As I continue to be in-tune with my couples, I can't help but pause and be in the moment when they say their vows. I love when couples write their own, it gives us a glimpse of who they are on a daily basis and the promises they want to keep for their loved ones.  This moment is the one I look forward to the most.

The Vows

It's so important for me not to miss a family shot that one day my couples might have wanted. I know for me there are different combinations that I would want. I strive to make a list that the couple might not think of so everything is covered. I know how much it means to have certain images so I make my list for my couples as if it's my own wedding.

Family.

I love, I mean really love listening to the song that my couple chooses for their first dance. It's another layer peeling to get to know them better. Some songs mean the world to my couples, like actual first dance songs, songs that are written special for them and words that they want to express to each other. This is  a beautiful moment that we've all been waiting for and I love it every time.

First Dance

It's called a good-bye shot, but really it's the beginning images of their love story. From last dances to sparkler exits I love a grand finale!

The goodbye shot

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