Amanda Hodges Weir Photography is a documentary photography studio serving the Greater New Orleans area and Baton Rouge, LA specializing in documentary family photography and documentary wedding photography. Photography is in Amanda’s blood. It all began with her grandfather when he served as a photographer during WWII in the South Pacific. When the war ended, he turned to photography to support his family by becoming the track photographer at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. Amanda’s father followed him into the business. As you can see, this has become quite the family tradition. Both her father and grandfather not only understood lighting and exposure, they saw art in the nitty gritty of thoroughbred horse racing. Amanda always found their work inspiring. She carries their knowledge of photography and has built onto that foundation with her own unique style. She loves capturing families in their daily lives, interacting with one another whether it is taking a swim in the neighborhood pool, or baking cookies with Mom. These are the memories that should be printed and cherished because children won’t stay little forever.
Weddings are a special occasion when family come together to celebrate. Love can be seen in the small gestures- a dad straightening his son's tie before he heads into the church, the flower girl dancing with the bride on the dance floor. Amanda takes a photojournalistic approach to the day to tell a complete story of when two becomes one.
"You know you had a great photographer when your husband says "let's get married again! I loved that day" after looking through all the photos for the first time. "
She captured so many beautiful shots but our favorite shots were of our second line. It started raining during our second line and she really captured the moment and the fun that we had dancing and singing in the rain. We will always treasure our wedding photos and the wonderful job that Amanda did!
She truly has a passion for what she does and it shows in her work and her interaction with her clients I cannot thank Amanda enough for everything she did for us and look forward to working with her again!
Amanda Hodges Weir Photography is a full service documentary photography studio serving the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. We offer documentary family sessions, Day In The Life Sessions, bridal session, engagement session and wedding day coverage. Contact us today to book your photography package. Visit our blog to view all our recent work.