Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Nipomo, California 93444
Central Coast of California, will travel.
Amy Wellenkamp’s catchphrase is “your day…your story…your style,” and her brides tell us that is exactly what she delivers—a photographic narrative of your wedding day reflecting your relationship and bursting with your personal style.
With Amy as the primary shooter, all wedding packages include a second shooter to ensure photos of both the bride and groom are taken throughout the day—even when you two are apart. As a full-time photographer, Amy takes care of all the details with planning checklists and timelines, and will even attend your rehearsal or do a pre-wedding site visit to scope out the scenery.
Complete Wedding Packages include:
Please contact Amy Wellenkamp Photographers to receive their complete information packet. Custom proposals and off-season discounts available.
Artistic, real, romantic.
Our company name is Amy Wellenkamp Photographers—the plural "photographers" is because all of our wedding packages include at least two photographers, with myself (Amy) as the primary shooter. I've made this commitment because it is what is best for our couples. With two photographers, we capture more during the ceremony and are still able to be discreet. Also, we're able to be in two places at the same time: while I am working with the bride getting ready, the second professional photographer is able to work with the groom and the guys.
Photographing weddings is not just something I do on the weekends; this is my full-time passion. From visiting the ceremony site for ideas, to attending rehearsals, and all of the plans and advice I give my couples. We have one chance to capture these memories and I have set up all of our planning, timelines and checklists to ensure we exceed your expectations so you can enjoy your day and not worry about the photos. Capturing your wedding is a very personal and intimate experience. It is my joy to take care of and become friends with the couples I get to work with.
Our tagline is "your day…your story…your style." This is where our inspiration comes from—our couples. After meeting and booking with Amy Wellenkamp Photographers, I ask pertinent questions before your engagement session and wedding day to learn about each of you as individuals and as a couple. Inspiration comes in lots of forms, from what you like to do together, how you met, where you spend your leisure time, your favorite colors, etc. Also, I will visit the wedding venue ahead of time to see where the sun will be and what fun architecture and natural elements can be used in your photos.
Listener, silly, relaxed.
This is advice I received from the pastor who married my husband and I: to always be for each other's success. If we work on preferring our spouse and their needs, then we are their biggest cheerleader. That is love—not just an emotion, but an action of complete selflessness. This is truly how you become one.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." —Henry David Thoreau
Enjoy. At the end of the day what really matters is that you are married. Yes, there are lots of things you can do to make your wedding amazing and I appreciate that as it makes for beautiful pictures; however, if things don't turn out exactly as planned, focus on the moment and the commitment you are making to the love of your life and soak it all in. The pictures will reflect your joy.
No matter how much you plan, things will still change. It has taught me how to adapt and roll with the situation and not be paralyzed by it, but use the challenges to be even more creative.
Amy holds a degree in Graphic Communication: Design from Cal Poly State University and a professional background in the graphic arts industry. She is a member of CCWP (Central Coast Wedding Professionals) and WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) and has been featured in such publications as California Weds, Central Coast Bride and Wedding and Party magazines. Amy attends workshops and conferences each year learning from and being inspired by top wedding photographers in the industry.
- Central Coast Beach Area and San Luis Obispo
- Paso Robles and the Central Coast Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“Amy takes amazing pictures! I knew our wedding photos would be amazing…and they were! She got every moment we wanted and more!”
“Amy is a triple threat—personality, work ethic, and talent!”
“She really understood what a big investment we would be making and in turn she invested 110% of herself to making it worth it.”
“I think her prices are spot on and she really gave me more value for my money than I ever expected.”
“She is a very kind, sweet-hearted person.”
“Amy was the one vendor I never needed to follow up with. She made things so much easier by approaching me rather me having to follow up with her.”
“We in no way felt that we had to conform to Amy’s style, she wanted us to be us and she would capture our moments naturally and unobtrusively.”
“Amy is very calming, welcoming, and is full of great ideas!“
“She is extremely time sensitive and empathetic to the excitement of someone waiting to see their photos.”
“She is very well organized, responds quickly and even proactively, her costs were almost too reasonable, the photos were incredible.”