ABOUT Amanda Steffke Photography

a wedding & lifestyle photography business based in central michigan

I photograph weddings & families because I love to connect with people beyond the surface level. I enjoy being a positive and supportive presence on your wedding day or during a photo session and then turning those moments into a stunning visual story. Share with me your vulnerability, trust and creativity and I will do my best to represent that honestly and beautifully. With an eye of an artist and the sensitivity of a friend.

Let's capture something beautiful, together.

More about amanda

- I'm only 4'11 & on a typical wedding day, you'll see me climbing up and down my step ladder. Gotta do what ya gotta do.

- I'm obsessed with The Wizard of Oz. I'm talking, I had a Wizard of Oz themed bridal shower here people. Don't judge.

- I love to binge watch tv shows when I have the time, but I always come back to re-watching Parks & Rec over and over.

- I could absolutely eat mexican food every day. It's without a doubt my favorite food.

- Fall is my favorite season and it's mainly the reason why my favorite color is orange.

MY APPROACH

heartfelt, once-in-a-lifetime photography you'll cherish

My approach to my work is simple. I want you to enjoy not only the process, but the images as well. I try to keep things as laid back and natural as they can be so you don't ever feel overwhelmed. I also want you to know me beyond just "a photographer", so that you feel comfortable in front of my camera and I of course want to get to know you as well! I believe having a great working relationship is key to producing amazing images.


MY EXPERIENCE

6 years of wedding photography and a lifetime of being camera obsessed

I started my photography business back in 2011. I was young and eager to jump into something that I felt so passionately about. I made tons of mistakes and took some pretty awful pictures back then, but everyone has to start somewhere. The important thing was that I never gave up. I continued practicing, I continued learning, so that I felt comfortable and proud to say "I am a professional photographer!" In this business I feel like you never truly stop learning. I love to take webinars, listen to podcasts and read all about things I can do to not only better my business, but myself. 

MY FAVORITES

the wonderful details that make my life so sweet

On October 3, 2015, I married my hilarious husband, Nick. He's an amazing father and my #1 fan.

01. MY HUSBAND

Jack, my sweet baby boy. My rainbow baby. I waited so long for him and he surely didn't disappoint!

03. my son

Johanna, she makes my heart skip a beat, my little mini-me. The best big sister and the biggest animal lover.

02. MY Daughter

George, the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. Lover of frisbees and treats. Never barks and is the best cuddler.

04. my Dog

"Amanda made me feel so comfortable right away and we chatted for so long about things we had in common and all of my wedding details. We were so very happy that we chose her to capture our day"

- Jaclyn + mike

"We could not have been more blessed to have had her by our side. She is the sweetest person and will do everything in her power to make sure your dream vision comes to life through her photography."

- Whitney + Grant

"I booked Amanda as our wedding photographer, but she ended up being so much more than that. She became part of my wedding party. She was sharing stories with my mom, laughing with my bridesmaids, coordinating with my vendors, and even got my super shy husband to come out of his shell and smile."

- Sandra + Donnie

CLIENT PRAISE