A little bit about me..
Hi! My name is Amy. Not Aimee, not Aimee Lee- its actually Amy Lee or "aimlee" as a nickname and my OG personal Instagram handle. (Confusing I know) Naming a business that is personal and also not cliche or cheesy is super difficult. So, when I started my photography business, Aimlee Photography was born. I wasn't even sure it would stick forever, but alas, here we are.
I am also a wife and mother, coffee snob (pour-over please and thank you), plant addict, chicken wrangler, lover of all things sweet, dog mom, Disneyland nerd and all around obsessor of things. I'm totally okay traveling alone and thrilled I get the chance to do it often! I thrive in a perpetually excited state of mind and don't do well with idle hands. And I abuse my privilege to emojis and exclamation marks and it takes everything in me to not overuse either in "professional" emails. I'm also ridiculous and shameless and it takes a lot to offend me. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and despite all of my efforts to leave- this town has really grown on me. Apparently I was meant to stay in the wedding capital of the world!
I love clients who become friends and if you're into that sort of thing, you can find my personal Instagram here. You can expect lots of photos of my cute kid, my house and all of my plant children.
a little bit about my business..
I never set out to be a photographer, it just kind of happened. I started documenting our life with my camera after my daughter was born in 2013, and after some time people started asking me to take their photos. Once I decided that I could actually make a career out of playing with my camera, I worked really hard to discover my "why". I knew I loved to document people and the ones they love and I knew I liked the organic interactions between them, but I had no idea what I wanted to be my specialty.
Now I will backtrack a bit to the year my husband and I decided to get married. We are both very unconventional in just about every way, and the thought of having a full blown wedding just never felt like it was for us. We had been together for 7 years at the time and had already bought a house and started a family, so it felt really unnecessary. We ended up eloping with FloraPop in her early days and threw a big backyard party for everyone to come celebrate with us. Still to this day, I'm thankful we did it our way. There was no pressure and no distractions and no drama. It was truly about us.
So, after shooting families and traditional weddings for years with my business, I finally got the opportunity to photograph an elopement. From that day, I knew that was where I wanted to be. That was my "why". I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of this movement that has completely changed the wedding industry. The fact that couples can choose to elope in such a beautiful way that is their own, has always resonated with me. And most of my couples are people that I feel like I can completely connect with because of their desire to break the mold a bit. I love that I get to work with people who get me, even if its in the tiniest of ways!