This is a new journal to start adding over 10 years worth of work. I am excited to share my experiences and show off all of AGS Photo Art's amazing couples! Besides weddings and events, soon there will be a tips and tricks section that will have advice for both new brides and photographers. I look forward to sharing passion with you!



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I am so excited to feature an incredible couple this week. Jenn and Ricky are so near and dear to my heart. I had the privilege of photographing their proposal, engagement session, and their wedding at The Ma Maison in Austin, Texas! Read on for their wedding vibes, special wedding moments, and a couple of […]

Photographers, do you ever see the space you’re shooting in and cringe because it’s a small space? Using the wrong lens can make your subject look distorted and I have made a couple of mistakes from my past experiences. Here are a couple of my tips and tricks for shooting in small spaces: Have a […]

Nikki and Marco had crushes on each other throughout elementary and middle school then became high school sweethearts. Since so much of their story took place in Monterey, it was the perfect city to marry in! They were the one of the first couples to marry at Monterey’s newest venue, The Barns at Cooper Molera. […]

This is the first of many series for photographer tutorials. Lighting is one of my favorite topics! So many people are afraid to talk about it or touch it, but below is a full checklist for you to use if you’re struggling with troubleshooting lighting. See below for all of my technical tips if your […]

On the fence about a First Look? I know it just seems like one more thing to add to the wedding to-do list, but here are some compelling reasons to do one… Portrait Time Imagine this: you wait until cocktail hour to do portraits because you want the first time you see each other to […]

Supporting women owned small businesses is a core value of AGS Photo Art. I would not be where I am without women who chose to mentor me, women who chose to support me, and women who encouraged me. Because I had this incredible support system growing up, I was able to pursue photography full time. […]

Typically when people imagine Big Sur, they think about the beautiful California Coast stretching next to the sea. Little do they know that it’s only one part of Big Sur. I was so excited when Alex reached out and wanted to have a Big Sur proposal in the woods at Glen Oaks. Planning the Proposal […]

How long should engagement session be before my wedding? It varies! If you’re getting married in one year, you would want to be photographed within the first three months so you can allot time for invitations to go out (which typically takes 6-8  months). Alternatively, if you’re getting married in six months, I recommend you […]

Welcome to one of our newest series of local venue features! The first venue we’re featuring is The Club at Pasadera, formally known as Nicklaus Club. It is a romantic Spanish inspired wedding venue and perhaps Monterey’s best hidden gem… History The Club at Pasadera, formally known as Nicklaus Club, is an up and coming […]

Hi, My name is Amandarose, a thirty year old that’s following her dreams. I am a photographer, and I was diagnosed with eye cancer at 26 years old. I was diagnosed with Choroidal Melanoma, which is a form of ocular melanoma, but it’s all a fancy way of saying that there was a tumor in […]

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