I'm Amanda Shrader


I am a bubbly, Baja Blast obsessed, taco-loving soul who loves to capture the moment
and genuinely connect with new people.
I am based out of Staunton, Virginia.

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meet amanda

"I cannot recommend Amanda Shrader Photography enough! Amanda was my photographer for my wedding. My husband and I are by no means models whatsoever. I was nervous about posing and not looking awkward and like we were trying too hard to pose. Amanda was fabulous at making the entire session fun and not stressful. She had poses already thought up for us to make, she talked us through everything and had us genuinely smiling and feeling comfortable throughout the entire session. Her personality will have you laughing the entire time, she is very welcoming and just makes you feel a sense of comfort. She captured all of our special moments and even MORE. The end results were PHENOMENAL. We received our online gallery which had a TON of pictures so do not feel worried about her not giving you enough, she definitely covers everything and way more. Overall, Amanda is seriously so talented at what she does and I could not have picked a better person to capture our special day. I look forward to working with Amanda in future sessions"

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kayla + Roberto

Well, you have come to the right place. I love connecting with new people and making my clients feel like we are just old friends hanging out - building a friendship, not just taking pretty pictures!

Favorite movie

A Cinderella Story - with Hillary Duff 

Taco bell order

Cheesy Gordita Crunch
with a Large Baja Blast!

Go-To Starbucks Drink

Peppermint Mocha - all year round!

Most Likely to Binge Watch

New Girl & Scandal - on repeat

Home Decor Style

Mix of boho and country chic

Favorite time of day

Right before bed, when Nate is
super tired, we all are cuddled
on the couch, watching TV.

More about Amanda


Some fun facts about me:

Favorite movie

A Cinderella Story - with Hillary Duff 

Go-To Starbucks Drink

Peppermint Mocha - all year round

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LET's chat

I'm so excited to chat with you! For questions about weddings, portrait sessions, or anything else, please feel free to fill out my contact form! I typically respond within a 24 hour time frame! 



let's connect!

Have questions? Well, I have answers!
Please inquire with me about any type of
session - I am here and excited to chat more!