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  • Amy Atkins Photography | Sacramento and Elk Grove Photographer | Wedding + Portrait + Newborn

    Amy Atkins Photography is a Sacramento Photographer and Elk Grove Photographer specializing in weddings and portraits of newborns, babies, children, seniors and families in Sacramento, California and its surrounding areas. Amy will come to your home or a location of your choice to photograph your newborn, baby, toddler, child, senior or family within the Sacramento, Elk Grove, El Dorado, Elk Grove, and Davis areas.

    Want to book? Contact me today!

    I am so pleased you stopped by! I love photography of people in all of life stages and for many different needs. It's so important to capture these memories and stages not for our own enjoyment, but for your future generations.

    My wedding services have been used all over the state of California. I hope to get to know you and serve you for your wedding!

    Kick back, stick around, and get to know me a little. I can't wait to hear from you!

Ryan + Lauren | Los Gatos Lodge + Garden Purple Yellow Wedding Details | California Wedding Photographer

I met Ryan and Lauren together in a Starbucks in Cupertino after she inquired about my services. I was excited to meet them and talk to them about their big day! When they chose me I was thrilled!

After their engagement photos at a park in Cupertino, the countdown began for the big day! Even though I moved away to Sacramento, it didn’t matter since I do weddings all over California:)

Before the wedding, she had set out to get in shape for the wedding. Usually this means, go to the gym a few times, get tone, etc, etc. But Lauren dedicated herself – and lost an amazing 70 pounds!! She looks amazing but not only that, she has more energy and her health is imporoved! I was so proud of her and it was such an awesome sight for family and friends that haven’t seen her in a while! That was a grand reveal for sure!

Ryan and Lauren are truly meant for each other. They balance each other out so well and they realize this – Ryan is the gentle soul and she is the social go-getter. I always believe that opposites do attract because two opposites make a complete whole and it just works together. In marriage, you need strengths to fill the other’s weaknesses…and vise versa. Once you realize this, you can have compassion on each others weakness and fall in love even more.

It’s just like a company needing different employees with different strengths. If all employees were the same robot of a person, there would be something missing.

I loved their details and how they arranged everything at Los Gatos Lodge. The food was great and the staff were very kind and accomodating.

I just adored the candids I captured from this wedding. So sweet. Their family is so tight knit.

Enjoy these images and huge thanks to the vendors a part of this wedding!

Florist – Citti Florists
Venue/Catering – Los Gatos Lodge
Cake – Cake Expressions
Designer/Coordinator – Ashley Tovar of Los Gatos Lodge
Dress – Christina Wu – Bay Area Bridal
Shoes – Rainbow Sandals
Menswear – Elite Mensware

Hair + Make-Up – Los Gatos Blow Dry Bar



Little man, 5 days young | baby boy newborn photos + poses | Elk Grove + Sacramento Photographer

Stop it with this! This little man was so amazing during our shoot I could just squeal! I think I even did, too!

His daddy is a duck hunter that wanted to incorporate some props into the shoot. How awesome and unique is that?? I love it when the parents want to do this because it adds such character and uniqueness to their photos!

We did some more “lifestyle” photos for their mommy and daddy shots. If you don’t prefer the black background, we can always have some fun with these natural shots on your bed. It’s almost like real life. I remember many hours just laying in bed staring at my sleeping newborns…I miss those days!

I brought all the props for this shoot and he moved with such ease and was comfortable the whole time. He was actually born with his legs at his head so those little legs are not uncomfortable at all!


Looking for a gift for someone you know giving birth soon? Are you going to have a baby soon? Contact me to book your newborn session today!


Featuring Melissa Boyes Sacramento Hair + Make Up Artist | Elk Grove Photographer

One of my favorite moments this year was meeting a gal that had just moved into Artisan Salon of Sacramento. I go there for my hair and we connected through business cards exchanging through the Salon owner. The rest is magic! She ends up being a Christian gal, too, and started coming to our mom’s group, Heart2Heart, at my church.

We were talking about why we love what we do and she said her passion is to show people how beautiful they are. She does her services on site for weddings and in the salon. She does amazing hair, too! Book her! Here is her website – MobileBeautyEvent

Professional make-up TRULY makes a HUGE difference in your pictures. For weddings, it’s a no-brainer…but what about headshots? Senior portraits? Boudoir? I highly recommend it to make you feel ready and beautiful for your photo shoot!

She became my preferred vendor for Hair and Make-up for weddings and everything else. I have had a privledge working with her on several shoots – here are a few examples of her work.



Josh + Amber | Romantic Nature Engagement Photos | Sacramento Elk Grove Photographer

Now, this is a fun couple! I just love frolicking around field with great people who make me laugh!

Josh and Amber met me through several referrals from their church in Rancho Cordova. First I met Amber and her mom at Starbucks. I am so glad we hit it off right away! It is just so important to LOVE your wedding photographer and for the photographer to love their clients.

They love the clean and simple yet beautiful and elegant. Their wedding coming up in September will be one to remember.

We went to my favorite spot, Jack Hill Park, in Elk Grove. The weather was just perfect and so was the night.

Afterwards, I encouraged them to make it a date night…I think they did! After all, the cuddling and kissing just makes for a perfect prelude to a romantic dinner date.

Enjoy! Congrats Josh and Amber! Can’t wait for September!