A Lovely Day Photography is a collaborative group of talented photographers dedicated to telling the story of your wedding day. The team is comprised of three well-seasoned photographers, and a dedicated assistant. Amanda Stephens, Lindsay Hile and Jose Gutierrez are the incredible photographers that make up our team, and Crystal McMonnies is our talented assistant with a camera. Amanda Stephens is both a talented photographer and our amazing studio director and Jessica Hill Lovely is both creative manager and owner. The team’s 20 collective years of photographing weddings is apparent in their thoughtful and stylish imagery and confident professionalism. After working with Jessica Hill Photography for the last few years as both primary and associate photographers, their skill and passion inspired Jessica to create a studio collective of incredible and trust-worthy talent, now known as A Lovely Day Photography.
With clean and timeless imagery, experienced photographers, no-fuss package & booking options and printing rights to all of your photographs, it’s an easy decision! We use state of the art electronic booking software for payment and image viewing, as well as the highest quality digital photography equipment on the market and we deliver your high resolution images to you via email. It truly is a lovely day, indeed!
Lindsay Hile is a very talented photographer and has been working with Jessica Hill for over 3 years as her studio manager and second photographer. She has a natural eye for great compositions and her photos have a fun energy, perfect for your event. Lindsay is the proud owner of our studio mascot, Louie, a 2 year old golden doodle! She loves professional dance, cozy cups of green tea and all animals, especially cute furry ones, named Lou and her new husband who makes beautiful music.
Amanda is our lovely studio director as well as an incredible photographer! Her photography style has deep fine-art roots as both her father and brother are professional photographers! She captures emotional and moody images that evoke emotion. As our studio director, she is dedicated to providing our awesome clients with excellent customer service! She will be there to guide you through your A Lovely Day experience from start to finish and with her calm and professional demeanor along with her positive vibe, our client’s know they are in good hands! Amanda loves yummy vegetarian food, her brilliant baby boy, great music and all things Disney.
Jose brings and fresh look and creative eye. With a long standing love of landscape and timelapse photography, he loves outdoor weddings and adventurous couples. As a recent Portland transplant from California, his passion for the Pacific Northwest is apparent in his work. His kind and friendly personality allows couples to feel at ease and natural in front of his lens. Jose loves building forts, the PNW and snowman sculpting.
Jessica Hill Lovely:Jessica is an award winning wedding photographer with over 12 years of experience at Jessica Hill Photography LLC. Her photographic adventures have allowed her to work with Jose, Lindsay and Amanda for several years, lending their collective style to be catchy, clean and memorable. A Lovely Day was born from Jessica’s love of community and all things wedding. This opportunity resulted in a unified team aligned to create a thoughtful, and consistent wedding photography experience from start to finish. Jessica loves secretly dancing to top 40 in her car with her new baby boy, Iyengar yoga and cooking yummy healthy things.
Crystal McMonnies: Crystal is our dedicated assistant with a camera. She’s not only the primary photographers go to for lenses and lighting gear, but she’ll also be capturing some candid moments along the journey of the day. She’ll be rocking with the grooms for the getting ready pics, and photographing details when the main photographer is with the couple and families. Her style is romantic and whimsical, yet timeless and her down to earth yet fun energy are the perfect compliment to your Lovely Day wedding photographer! Crystal loves cool old books, modern art, baby animals and her cute hubby. So happy to have her on the team!