Before I was a wedding photographer, I was a bride. I had been planning my big day since I was a little girl, recreating it over and over again with Barbie and Ken. When my wedding day arrived, I couldn’t have been more excited! Every detail was in place, and my overwhelming joy made me feel more beautiful than I ever had before. I was a bride marrying the love of my life, and that day was perfect. I wanted time to stand still, to remember everything just as it was.
When I received my wedding pictures, I was blown away. In front of me was a complete story of my day, details and all. I knew immediately I would treasure these photos forever.
As a wedding photographer, I want my brides to feel the same overwhelming happiness that I did. I want to create photographs that capture your beauty in a way that you have never seen before. When you look back at your wedding day photos, I hope you see a unique and authentic representation of your love, one you will cherish for years to come.
Before I was a wedding photographer, I was a bride. I had been planning my big day since I was a little girl, recreating it over and over again with Barbie and Ken. When my wedding day arrived, I couldn’t have been more excited!
Matt and I met the first week of college at an ice cream social. I was wearing a shirt that said "I love nerds" and he came up to me and said "I'm a nerd". Best pick up line ever right? It must have worked because for the next four years, we were inseparable. Shortly after graduation, Matt proposed to me on a dinner cruise around New York City! Tears of joy trickled down my face as I happily exclaimed YES, excited to spend the rest of my life with the man that stole my heart.
Five years later, we welcomed our beautiful daughter Audrey into the world! She is the light of our lives and brings so much joy to the small, everyday moments. A perfect day includes a walk to the park to play on the swings, followed by story time and cuddles before bed.
Beauty is reflected in glory, especially the kind that actively points to the existence of God. All of my glory, past, present and future, belongs to my loving heavenly father. It is through Him that I find inspiration and a deep passion for creating artwork through photography. I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to do something I love so much, everyday. Endless amounts of appreciation goes out to those who have supported me and encouraged me to follow my dream. Thank you for believing in me.
On days I'm not shooting, you will find me cuddled in the corner of a coffee shop editing/blogging! My drink of choice? A Nutella latte!
Even though I am from Tennessee, NYC feels like home. The best days include a walk through Bryant Park, Levain's warm chocolate chip cookies, and a good Broadway play.
Sweet smelling candles are my jam. My favorite scent...wild honeysuckle!
So much of my inspiration comes from taking in God's beauty on a long run! Give me my tennis shoes and plenty of sunshine, and I am a happy girl!
I LOVE to travel! When I was in high school, I lived overseas in Singapore and Tokyo, Japan. Photographing a wedding in either of these amazing countries would put a huge smile on my face.
I am an Apple girl. Whether it's the iPhone, iMac, iPad, Mac Book or Apple Watch...chances are you will find me using one of these amazing products everyday!
I secretly LOVE country music! Whether I am listening in my car with the windows rolled down or on a run, it makes me so happy! Some of my favorites are
Taylor Swift, Dan + Shay, and Florida Georgia Line.
Tennis is my favorite sport EVER! I have been playing since I was three years old and have so many great memories on the court! (Reason I really love it...it is one of the only sports where I can kick my husband's butt!)
Photography has, and always will be, my artistic outlet and passion. I love searching for the tiny details that make your love story special, then finding a unique and creative way to tell that story through photographs.
Grab a cup of coffee and get lost in all the beautiful moments of these
adventurous couples in love.
And where do I begin? Amy is such an amazing person and photographer. We loved her from the moment we met her. We had actually met with several photographers for our wedding prior to finding Amy and none were as fun, loving and just downright passionate about capturing love as her. After meeting her, it took us about a walk to the car to decide that she was the one. It's like falling in love, when you know you know =). She makes you feel comfortable in the camera, even my now husband who HATES photographs didn't mind taking hundreds of photos because she makes it such a relaxed, fun session. Amy was the best decision I made for our wedding and I'm glad her pictures will last forever!
The best part of our wedding, the day, the year, the entire experience was Amy Rizzuto Photography. My wife had a hard time picking a photographer because photography is one of her interests and passions. After reading all of Amy’s reviews, we felt confident that she would produce! We already knew that the photos were going to be amazing, but there was more. The very next day, as we had a huge bbq for all the people from the wedding and those who couldn’t make it, we get an email with a slideshow from Amy. It captured some pretty important moments of our day set to our first dance song which I did not think she could have remembered. It was so unexpected that it made my wife cry. It actually made me tear up as well, it was beautiful.
From the moment that my fiancé (now husband) and I met Amy we instantly knew that she was the one that we wanted to take our engagement photos! She is the type of person that you sit down with and feel like you have known forever. We absolutely loved our engagement pictures and had such a wonderful time with Amy that we then asked her if she would be able to travel to Riviera Maya with us to capture our destination wedding! At first we thought that bringing our photographer with us to Mexico might not be in our budget, but after going over what things were really important to us we decided that having breathtaking photos to last a lifetime was worth every penny. To this day my husband and I say that bringing Amy to Mexico with us was the best decision that we made!!
Truly an amazing photographer and person! Best wedding decision! Deserves more than five stars! I did extensive research on the knot and simply stalked several photographers and weddings before making the decision to use Amy. Right away, Amy's work stood out to me as being clean, organic, and super romantic. Amy has the magical talent to make any picture look like a fairy tale (but a real life one!). From our first meeting, we knew that Amy was a genuine and sweet person that cared about her work and her contribution to making a bride and groom's days go as smooth as possible.
Amy was by far the best thing that happened to me during the entire wedding planning process. Not only is Amy a fantastic photographer, but she is the sweetest person you will ever meet. She made us feel so comfortable during our engagement shoot and she was just such a calming force on a hectic wedding day. Amy has such a great eye and finds the most beautiful places to take pictures. She is also incredibly prompt in returning your e-mails and at getting your photos to you and I loved seeing previews of everything. She was helpful in every way possible. You will be INCREDIBLY happy by choosing Amy to be your photographer.
Amy is a truly talented artist, whose skill is surpassed only by her passion for her clients. Amy is warm, kind and truly interested in getting to know her couples. I knew from the minute we sat down with her at our first meeting that we had made the right choice.
A truly unique aspect of Amy's services is that she provides a "Wedding Day Slideshow" that goes up at the end of your reception showing some of her favorite shots from the day. Throughout our entire reception, and ever since our wedding day, countless guests have commented on how incredible our photographer was. Amy is a gem and a star on the rise.
I booked Amy for my April 2014 wedding, and it was the best choice I made for my wedding. She was always available to chat about any questions or concerns I had, and even offered helpful suggestions for other aspects of my wedding that did not affect her. She is just truly such a nice, genuine person that she wanted to help- and truly cared about my wedding and me and my husband. I believe you need a wedding photographer who is very cheerful and enthusiastic. Amy definitely fits that criteria, and her excitement is contagious.
Amy was AMAZING!! She is so easy to work with, so sweet, and such an incredible photographer. On my wedding day, when I was running late she called down to the concierge and got a steamer to help my MOH steam my wedding dress while I was getting my hair done. Who does that?? Amy is so great and really goes above and beyond! Before the ceremony we took our photos in Central Park and they are spectacular! Amy knew just where to go to get the perfect shot and gave great suggestions throughout the day. She knows exactly how to capture incredible moments without being at all intrusive or having photos look too staged. Amy is not only an amazing photographer, she is someone who you will want to have at your big day to help you celebrate and you will cherish the photos forever!
There are "wedding photographers" and then there are "photographers who shoot weddings." Amy Rizzuto is the latter. She is a true artist who can capture the natural glimpses of her subjects' personalities and transform the ordinary into a dream-like vision. Amy and her team are professional, warm, easy to work with, deliver everything on time, and make the entire process a delight. We brainstormed a “first look” scenario, which ended up including balloons. Amy not only supplied the beautiful balloons, but she went so far as to deliver them to my venue the day before the wedding. Needless to say, Amy’s attention to detail is impeccable. Amy Rizzuto Photography was the best decision we made for our wedding day. Her work will exceed all your expectations.
From start to finish, Amy was a complete and total joy to work with! My husband and I met Amy early in our vendor search and were blown away by her outgoing personality, sweetness, and her interest in our story as well as our vision for our big day. We knew we HAD to hire her! We had our engagement shoot shortly after initially meeting with Amy and she made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. My husband and I felt like we were spending time with an old friend. Throughout the entire planning process Amy was our favorite, and most reliable of our vendors. Her positive spirit, responsiveness, and flexibility made me feel like we were her only couple. Amy is truly an artist with a passion for photography, and more importantly, for capturing love and memories. She is the BEST!
From getting ready in the hotel, to the church, beach photos and reception Amy was incredible! At the reception my husband and I were given a sneak peak at some of our photos from the day and I couldn't help but start crying. With a lot of my friends getting engaged I am so eager to offer Amy's name as someone they should look into. Aside from her incredible talent, she is a beautiful person inside and out. Each photo is more amazing than the next and I know we will treasure them for all our years to come!
Amy Rizzuto is the best wedding photographer I could have ever dreamed of. Now I know most brides say that, but words just really fail to describe how incredible her work is. From the minute I saw photos she took from a different wedding at my venue, I was just so awestruck at how gorgeous they all were. My eye just gravitates towards her work - the soft light, smoothness of tone and her ability to capture expressions is second to none. She makes every single person in every photo look photogenic. She is a true artist and very talented at what she does! Not only is she an incredible photographer who will undoubtedly deliver gorgeous photos that you will treasure for a lifetime, but she is just as nice as she is talented. She was a pleasure to work with.
Not only is Amy an amazing photographer, she has a heart of gold. She came with us for our destination wedding in Mexico and captured all of our events. She is approachable, and always responds in a timely manner. I will never use another photographer for any event, and all of my girlfriends are already planning to use her for theirs!
Amy is the most important guest that you won't have to send an invitation to! From the minute you meet Amy, her warm welcoming personality assures you that she's not only awesome, but totally confident and in control. Her photographs speak for themselves- absolutely beautiful. She is a joy to deal with throughout the planning process, super organized, full of useful information, and totally prepared for the craziness of your wedding day. Now that we have received all the images, we are amazed at all of the big and small moments that were captured. They are perfection and we could not be happier we chose Amy to not only capture our wedding, but to spend the day with us!! She is the best- HIRE HER!
We could not be happier with how our engagement and wedding photographs turned out! We spent what felt like forever searching for our photographer because it was so important to us to find someone we trusted to preserve our wedding day for a lifetime. Once we started talking with Amy, it was clear how passionate she is and how much she truly cares about her clients. Amy and Mekina brought that same positivity to our slightly rainy and gray wedding day, and we were still able to get amazing photographs outside. Amy was able to capture the magic of our wedding day perfectly! Looking at the photographs instantly brings us back to that moment and we are forever grateful for Amy's beautiful work.
We are so lucky to have snagged Amy and her team for our wedding over Labor Day weekend! Amy had photographed my sister-in-law's wedding and our surprise proposal photos, so I knew that we couldn't go wrong with her. Not only is she an inspirational photographer, she is also a beautiful person inside and out and such a joy to be around. She comes prepared, and even reminded me of photos I wanted, in the craziness of the day. She is so incredibly patient and understands how to keep everyone calm on such a fast paced and exciting day.
I consider myself a lower maintenance bride. As far as wedding planning goes flowers, invitations and other details are important, but were not a priority. We were most concerned with photography. Hiring Amy was one of the best decisions we made for the wedding. From her initial meeting with us, we knew we wanted Amy to capture our day. Amy really cares about her work. Amy did our engagement session last November and was INCREDIBLY flexible. The original date that was slated for the engagement shoot was pouring rain and our back up location was closed! She rescheduled with us on her ONLY day off in months! We loved our wedding and engagement photos, and we couldn’t fall more in love with Amy Rizzuto Photography.
I literally can't say enough about Amy Rizzuto Photography. She was the first vendor we booked after getting engaged and could not be happier that we chose her. She is absolutely amazing! Her energy and love for what she does is truly contagious and made me and my husband feel completely at ease taking photos with her. We were fortunate enough to have her take our engagement photos and wedding photos and she captured more than we could have imagined. I wish I could post photos to this review because the memories we have now thanks to her are amazing. My family and friends still cannot stop raving about our photos (we got 80 teaser photos the next day!) and can't wait to see the rest! Amy truly is a rare talent and you'd be foolish not to book her for your wedding!
Amy has such a warm personality that she immediately connects with any couple she shoots-- which I think is a major reason why her photos look more personal and intimate than any other photographer that we looked at. Anyone can capture poses and portraits-- Amy and her team capture *moments*. On the day of our wedding, Amy, Mekina, and Chelsea were absolutely incredible. Our guests couldn't get over how sweet they all are and how seamlessly they fit into the day. The thing I was most nervous about in planning the wedding was not loving our photos (I know too many people who hate or are less than in love with their pictures). I can honestly say that Amy delivered more than I could have imagined. I could not recommend them any more highly- Amy and her team are INCREDIBLE!
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Amy and her team are! I met Amy in September of 2012, and she was the very first vendor I hired after selecting my venue. Amy is so warm, funny, and caring. You feel like she is instantly your best friend! On our wedding day, Amy absolutely BLEW us away! We decided to choose her package that included a full day of shooting, so that we wouldn't miss any moments. We also added on a photo booth for some extra fun. Amy, Mekina, and Chelsea came into my room while my makeup was getting done, and it was like our old friends came to the party! They were so fun, and got right into it. My detail shots were absolutely stunning. They stayed out of the way but their presence made the day even more fun.
Where do I even begin with this amazing and gifted photographer?! Hiring Amy was easily the best decision I made about my entire wedding (oh - aside from marrying the groom of course!). I think two most important things in choosing a photographer are their work and their personality (you don't want to feel awkward when you're posing for a camera). I knew from her website I loved Amy's work, but I could tell immediately when I met her that her personality made me feel so at ease it was as if we were old friends. Between my engagement & wedding photos, I can't begin to say how many people complimented my pictures...like raved about them (even people I didn't know!). They are truly incredible - it takes such a talented photographer to capture such raw emotion like Amy does.
Amy was great! She was sweet and really helpful. She made sure that I got all the shots that I really wanted. She knew our theme for the wedding was UP and she went out and got balloons for the photos after the wedding because she knew I was not able to do it ourselves. I got so many compliments on how nice she was throughout the day and the days following.
My wedding was quite easy to plan because I knew every vendor I wanted. The only vendor I didn't have a clue about was our photographer. I searched on The Knot and came across Amy's website after checking out about 20 other sites. Her site blew every other site out of the water. I immediately contacted her and set up an appointment. She graciously drove to me and we sat and talked over coffee. Within 30 seconds, I knew Amy was who I wanted. She was so warm and friendly, I felt as if I were talking to a childhood friend. Her passion for her job was immediately evident. Before I even finished my coffee, I had booked Amy for our wedding. Amy and her team turned our special day into the most perfect day! We can't thank or praise Amy enough!
It’s hard to find the words to say how captivating Amy really is as a photographer. From start to finish our engagement photos and wedding photos were breathtaking! She truly captured our love in photographs and the love our family and friends have for us as a couple. Amy is not only a professional but someone who truly cares about every single couple she shoots. I am an extremely picky person when it comes to photographs and Amy exceeded every expectation I've ever had. If I had to choose one thing from my wedding that I would never change or replace its Amy as my photographer.
All I can say is that you NEED to pick Amy Rizzuto as your photographer!!! From the first time I met her, I knew that she was the perfect person to photograph my wedding. Amy has a heart of gold, and a true passion for what she does which is capturing real emotion in the most special moments of your big day. Our engagement session in Grand Central Station and Central Park was so much fun, and I got compliments on the pictures throughout the whole year, and even on our wedding day! On the wedding day itself, Amy and second shooter Mekina were just amazing. Amy's intuition about shooting locations and the way she makes you feel so calm and relaxed throughout the whole day is truly a gift. My wedding came across in pictures how I always dreamed it to be :)
I had looked at a few photographers after I got engaged, but all of their photos seemed to be the same. I came across Amy's work, and I was blown away. The photos that she takes are unlike any other photos I've seen from a wedding photographer. After I met her in person, I knew that I had met my photographer. Amy photographed both our engagement session and our wedding, and the photos were just beautiful. They were exactly what I envisioned for my wedding. Each photo was better then the last, and I honestly cannot choose one single photo as my favorite. Aside from being a great photographer, Amy is also an amazing person. She is friendly, caring, and truly loves what she does. She made sure to capture every little detail of our wedding, and I couldn't be more grateful.
I don't even know where to begin! Picking a wedding photographer was VERY important to us so we searched forever looking for the best one we could find. Amy Rizzuto Photography definitely exceeded our expectations. From start to finish, Amy and Mekina were very responsive, caring, and genuine. I truly felt like we were all good friends after just knowing them for a short while. They went above and beyond to ensure that they captured every detail of our wedding day PERFECTLY. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to use Amy Rizzuto Photography -- we now have soo many beautiful pictures of our special day that we will be able to treasure forever. We HIGHLY recommend Amy Rizzuto Photography -- You will seriously not find anything better!
Amy was by far the answer to our prayers! After meeting with several photographers in the Northern New Jersey area, my husband and I were feeling frustrated with the lack of trust we had in any of them. Pictures were really important to us and we couldn't find anyone who understood our style. She was so nice from the minute we spoke and we felt like she really cared about us and our wedding. She listened to all our ideas and matched our style with hers. We felt like she gave us such personal attention it was like a life long friend was shooting our wedding. I have had the most amazing compliments on my pictures and I am so happy with the choice we made. We are so grateful for the time and talent Amy put into our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone!
Amy and Mekina are two of the nicest, sweetest, and most fun girls that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They were so above and beyond anything that I had expected, and they truly gave their day to making sure it was perfect for us. After the ceremony and on into the picture taking time, Mekina pointed out that we hadn't had a first dance yet. We were in the middle of Times Square with no band or dj in sight so Amy started singing," I've had the time of my life" while we danced our first dance as husband and wife :). And of course, the pictures she took while being our wedding singer as well turned out perfect! It was so fun, so beautiful, and I feel so lucky to have found such amazing photographers to capture the moments of the most important day of my life. These girls were awesome!
After the vows have been exchanged and the last dance has taken place, those beautiful and timeless photographs will take you back to every belly laugh, happy tear, and stolen kiss on your wedding day.
Wedding photos are even prettier in print! I feel completely honored to have my work included in these notable magazines and blogs.
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Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life and it goes by so quickly! After the vows have been exchanged and the last dance has taken place, you want to have beautiful photographs to remember every special moment. Finding a photographer that you feel comfortable with and whose style you love matters. There is nothing I enjoy more than capturing the true joy and emotion between a bride and groom on their wedding day.
If you would like to receive more information on pricing and packages, please email me at email@example.com, or simply reach out to me through the contact page. I can't wait to hear from you!
Your engagement photos are such a fun way to announce your upcoming marriage to your friends and family. Start with a casual outfit then dress it up for the second look! Most importantly, you want to pick something that makes you feel most like yourself.
As soon as possible!!! A few days after your wedding you will receive a sneak peek gallery to share with family and friends! Your complete collection will be ready 6-12 weeks after your big day. Engagement photographs are ready in 4 weeks.
Absolutely! I love to travel and there is nowhere I won't go to document your beautiful wedding. I have captured weddings in Italy, Brazil, Mexico, California, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and many other beautiful destinations. Please reach out to me for custom destination wedding collections.
For weddings, couples are usually in touch nine months to a year in advance. I am currently accepting bookings for 2016 and 2017.
Awesome! Please submit your information on the contact page and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Or, give me a ring! I would love to hear from you.
Most definitely! Your wedding album makes such a wonderful first family heirloom and almost all of my couples end up adding one to their collection! Once you receive all of your photographs, we will work together to design a beautiful book that tells the story of your day. Albums are available in leather or fine art linen.
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