Thank you so much for stopping by! My name is Amanda Brooke Makala. I am a portrait and wedding photographer in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Growing up, I would often receive remarks in school such as : “ great student”, “eager to learn”, “but too much of a social butterfly” on my report card. I am a people person, which is why I LOVE what I do! Being an intricate part of one of the most memorable and beautiful experiences of your life, your wedding day, gives me the passion to ensure it as breathtaking and unforgettable as possible. I take great pride in knowing that you are considering me to be a part of your “once in a lifetime moments” that include not only weddings, but newborn pictures, senior photos and so much more. You owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to research the photographer that best fits your needs. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to consider me.



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What couples are saying...

Couldn’t be more thankful we chose Amanda to do our engagement and wedding photos.Husband and I were nervous to do engagement photos and Amanda made it such an easy process!! Pictures come quick and beautiful! She has great patience specially when it comes to dealing with multiple families at a wedding :)
— Melissa 12/3/2016
Initially, my husband and I thought we’d spend a little less on photography, but when checking websites and portfolios we decided against it and went with Amanda, who was still reasonable, but more than we were expecting. Amanda was, without a doubt worth every penny. I am so grateful we hired her. She was kind, easy to work with, responsive, attentive to our wants, and helped guide us through all the options. We just got the pictures back yesterday, and we were floored with the results. They’re simply stunning, and they don’t look cheap. They also truly captured the essence of our wedding, and when we look at them, a rush of memories from the day flies back to us. She’s talented and wonderful to work with. You should absolutely invest.
— Lexxie 8/22/2016
Amanda was amazing !! She was flexible, affordable, easy going and best of all a fabulous photographer! Our wedding was on one of the hottest days of the year and Amanda made it easy on myself and bridal party to capture our lifetime memories. The photos were amazing, everyone smiling and the background ideas she had captured the moment in a timeless and elegant manner. My now husband and I would recommend her to everyone!!
— Nicole 8/13/2016
I am not one to write reviews, but I had to given the fact my wife and I were so impressed with what Amanda did for our wedding. She captured not only us on our wedding day, but also our friends family and essentially the essence of how special it all was. We recently framed multiple shots that she took (that’s right it was too hard to choose which one was our favorite!), and hung them up in our apartment. We’ve gotten a ton of compliments already, and I can’t help but smile when I look at these photos each day. Amanda’s extremely talented, easy to work with, and highly recommended!
— Michael 05/8/2016


Working with Amanda was beyond terrific! From our very first meeting I could instantly tell that I loved her personality and work ethnic, not to mention her beautiful work product. Securing Amanda for our wedding was the best thing we could have done...the pictures are absolutely breath-taking! I would recommend Amanda to everyone.
_ Kimberly 8/3/2013

Amanda was fantastic! We have seen a few of our photos and they are exactly what we hoped to capture on our wedding day. She was so nice and easy going. There was no "over posing", and the photos look very natural and beautiful. I can't wait to see them all! Thank you Amanda for everything!  
_ Whitney 6/12/2013

Amanda was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I hate to have our photograph taken, but she made it fun and honestly so was so un-intrusive. She got pictures that I don't even remember her being around. She did exactly what we asked for a final product. She got beautifully artful shots that blew everyone away. She made my church look fabulous, much better than I ever thought it looked in person. She brought all the colors out and made it a character at the wedding. I hope everyone has a chance to meet Amanda because the moment they do they will realize they have to have her at their wedding. Thank you for your lovely work and for being so wonderful and understanding Amanda!
_ Terri 11/11/2011

Amanda was an absolute pleasure to work with, she was professional yet personable, fun and always had a smile on her face. She was always an email or phone call away. She captured every moment beautifully. We can not wait to have her capture so many more of life's milestones.
_ Marisa 8/23/2014