“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.”

-Zelda fitzgerald

Looking back at our own wedding pictures, we're reminded of the one day when all of the people we care about were in the same place to celebrate our love. It was a once in a lifetime day that we'll never forget. Especially through the candid pictures of us lost in the moment. Dancing, laughing, crying. Learn more about us, and our story, here.

ABOUT

We were lucky enough to meet in high school, on a grey day at marching band. Amanda was the silly, outgoing piccolo player, and Eric was the quiet, intellectual trombone player. We've known each other for over 16 years, and grown so much from those kids we were in school. 

We've always been a great team, so shooting weddings is just one more thing we love to do together. Particularly if it means capturing memories for couples on day one of their marriage. You can also find us restoring our 1790s home, planning foodie trips, and watching sci-fi or fantasy series.

Eric & Amanda

My perfect afternoon is a good book, and hot soup in a mug with crackers.

I'm incapable of turning down a slushy drink no matter how cold it is outside.

I excel at making up non-sensical songs about whatever I'm currently doing.

I collect snowflake ornaments at Christmas.

My favorite part of a wedding is any time the bride and groom laugh together.

Amanda

My perfect evening is spent enjoying good food and friends around a campfire.

I have never been able to snap my fingers.

Whenever I get the chance, I like doing things in, on, and around the water.

I love grilling meat, and smoking BBQ, especially ribs, and wings.

My favorite part of the wedding day is the father/daughter and mother/son dances.

Eric

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We've been known to find great beauty in historic properties. Marriage is, in many ways, similar to an old building. A strong foundation is crucial if it's going to last. And, as it's appearance weathers with age, that doesn't lessen it's beauty, but adds to it's character.

We place a lot of emphasis on photographing those moments and details that will take you back to your wedding day. Especially the memories that make your day unique and give it a lasting, rich, character. We value classic, colorful editing, and friendly, approachable, professionalism.

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INVEST

Amanda and Eric were the most supportive, professional, outgoing and impressive vendor of our wedding. Their shots were not only beautiful but moments that we will enjoy forever. Anyone that doesn't have a photographer yet, or even if you do, you should give Amanda Beside Eric a call. They captured every moment of our wedding, leaving us with hundreds upon hundreds of breathtaking shots. We hope others choose them just like we did, you won't be disappointed.

In everything."

"They went the extra mile

jackie + josh
a fredericksburg, va wedding

Amanda and Eric were absolutely wonderful. We were planning an out-of-town wedding, and they took the time to get to know us beforehand through emails and phone calls. They were so attentive to what we wanted and worked to accommodate our vision of the wedding and the photography. When we finally met them in person on the big day, it was like meeting old friends! Amanda and Eric share an amazing eye for detail and for the little personal moments and humor you definitely want to remember about your wedding. 

old friends."

"It was like meeting

Joanna + Darien
an alexandria, va wedding

I know everyone always says their photographers were the "best"...but seriously Amanda and Eric ARE the best!!! Their comfort level with each other radiates to all around them and that always made me so comfortable to be with them. The attention to detail in the pictures, the emotions captured, and the memories I will have forever because of Amanda and Eric is truly something I can not thank them enough for! Do not look any further for an amazing husband and wife team!

forever."

"The memories I will have

Megan + Patrick
a fredericksburg, va wedding

Unfortunately our wedding day was freezing cold with arctic winds, so our formal photos had to happen fast... After the day was over I wasn't sure if we had gotten enough pictures though. I didn't have to wait very long... We got a sneak peek within DAYS!! I honestly couldn't believe the perfection that was the final product! Our formal pictures may have happened quickly, but Amanda and Eric somehow accomplished to photograph every single detail of our day! I am so grateful to have these photos that I can cherish forever. THANK YOU Amanda and Eric!!!

the perfection."

"I honestly couldn't believe

jacklyn + austin
a warrenton, va wedding

Our experience with Amanda and Eric was amazing. From our initial interview with them, to our engagement pictures and finally our wedding, we could not have been more at ease. Amanda was able to take what makes us unique as a couple and translate that into photos and Eric really has a great eye for what will work well for shots. They both work together so well and we truly enjoyed working with them at every turn. I have gotten compliment after compliment on all of the work that they did and am so thankful they captured our memories so beautifully.

so beautifully"

"They captured our memories

jordan + justin
a stafford, va wedding

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