Hello wonderful person browsing my site. My name is Amy. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I love taking them. I am very grateful photography has always been a part of my life, from developing film in a dark room to now on a screen. My passion for photography has grown with the technology over the years and I feel very fortunate to be doing what I love as ‘work’. I am a photographer for hire. If you are getting married, expanding your family, having a reunion or just enjoying life in the mountains. My unique adventurous style documents your time, at this point in your lives. Capturing the raw candid moments and all that tells your story.
As an artist I continually work on my own projects landscapes, night-scapes and others. My creative experience offers clients an opportunity to have original pieces of art they are apart of. I have photographed Brides and Grooms under the Milky Way and above the surrounding moon lit Purcell Mountains that are ‘one of a kind’ fine art pieces.
My husband and I are raising our two sons in Golden B.C. We are always going on family adventures, exploring new areas in the surrounding mountains and valleys. Golden is an amazing place cradled by Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park. The Columbia river valley offers countless stunning backdrops from any location. Let me help you capture your next adventure. What ever your occasion. I expect myself, to be focused on your moment.
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– Venessa & Collin
Amy was simply fantastic! She was flexible with our schedule and our wishes. The best part about working with her is that she was super fun and obviously loves her craft. We absolutely loved all of her photos. The hardest part now is picking the ones we want to frame. Thanks Amy!!!
– Danielle & Andrew
We are so pleased with our wedding photos. Amy did an amazing job capturing our special day. Our original wedding plan was a helicopter ride to a mountain top. Due to bad weather we had to change the plan last minute. Amy was super accomodating.
We were so happy with our wedding photos we hired Abarrett Photography for a family photo session. They are great!
We are so fortunate to have these photos to reminise the memories of our special times.
– Heather & Ray
Looking for a Photographer that fit our wants for our big day (May 20, 2017 Hillside Lodge & Chalets Golden) and someone that we were comfortable with was a hard task initially. After several meetings with other photographers and not being totally satisfied we came across A Barrett Photography. Our wedding was only months away we inquired with our wedding planner (Susan Bateman, Golden Dreams) who absolutely confirmed she was a good fit and encouraged us to contact her, we contacted Amy immediately.First off she was a local to Golden which was more than we were expecting from our photographer, reasonably priced and available. After some short back and forth online correspondence and her suggestion of taking our engagement photos while boarding at Kicking Horse (seriously? heck ya!). We went all in and planned a trip to Golden to do our engagement session snowboarding at Kicking Horse. We met Amy for the first time that day and although nervous at first as soon as we found her at the chair lift and rode up we knew we made the right choice. She knew the ‘right’ places to have the photos taken, was easy to work with, be around and also a pro skier so beware (jk). Seriously though we got professional photos taken while snowboarding and it was only a couple hours out of our day!We didn’t want the standard wedding photos and my husband was apprehensive of the typical and often not natural staged wedding photos. We were looking for a laid back, natural, candid and personal feel; all these elements were accomplished both during our engagement photos and on our wedding day. The Big Day. Amy was professional and fun throughout. She kept everyone in line and gave direction when needed. We hiked down to the Blaeberry River and the pictures were so crazy good that they look fake, blue sky, river and mountains with a bunch of our well dressed best friends. Im guessing many photographers wouldn’t have wanted to make the hike or even thought to go to the river but her local expertise and adventurous attitude is so special. I cannot emphasize enough that her local knowledge benefited us along with her love for the outdoors. She encouraged us to stay on site for our photos vs leaving the venue and taking time away from our guests, bonus. We got things done as quick as we could and did not feel rushed. Amy snuck us away at dusk to take some one-on-one photos that again have an unbelievable back drop especially when combined with the sunset, they’re pretty spectacular. Amy was able to capture the details that were important to us that included decor, guests and all the smiles and candid shots of our loved ones; the backdrop to our pictures at Hillside Lodge & Chalets could not be beat on May 20, 2017!Amy’s fun, adventurous and familiar with Golden’s special spots. Amy was easy to work with and captured our day that would have otherwise been a simply a blur of awesome. When we look back at the photos it takes us back to that sunny mountain May Long Day with all our family and friends and we can relive it through Amy’s work; we didn’t even notice her taking most of these wonderful pictures. If we were looking to have professional photos taken again family or otherwise we would make the 6 hour drive from Sherwood Park to use A Barrett Photography in Golden, no question. Thank you, Amy we look forward to another adventure with you one day.
– Sarah & Jason
Thank you so much for catching so many special moments Amy! As we looked through the photos we were amazed at how much you caught on camera for us. We can’t express in words how much the pictures you took mean to us!! It was an absolute delight to work with you.
– Simona & Tim
We don’t know where to start with how pleased we were to have Amy with us on our day. Amy was able to be there with us the entire day and was versatile with each location we shot. Amy’s ability to capture the moment in each shot was perfect and we couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out. Amy herself was a pleasure to be with, she not only kept us smiling through the photos, but was extremely professional as well. We know there are many options when it comes to photographers, but we can assure you that there will be no disappointment when it comes to Amy.
– Genna & Kyle
Amy is so wonderful to work with! She captured our engagement and wedding photos, and they are all stunning! Amy had no problems hiking or getting down to get that great shot, which makes her an amazing photographer. We are not from the area so any questions or concerns about photography or other she answered quickly to truly made my wedding experience worry free. She has great ideas for photos and they are truly unique. Thank you so much for capturing these beautiful memories of our special day!
We had the pleasure of working with Amy for our winter wedding. We planned our wedding mainly by correspondence and due to our busy schedules never had the chance to take Amy up on her offer to get some engagement photos done before the big day. So we met her the day of our wedding and it was wonderful. She exceeded our expectations and took a great variety of photos. Our schedule, like so many weddings, got behind compared to our original plan but she was so patient as she waited for me to finish getting ready and took so many wonderful pictures of the details that I am grateful to have to relive the day.
– Myles & Katie
Our photos are stunning and we get so many compliments on them. Amy did a great job of not only capturing us on our day but also our families, bridal party and candid shots of our guests. It was special to see moments that happened around us that we didn’t have the chance experience for ourselves. She also does an incredible job of capturing the scenery. Part of the reason we chose Eagle Eye Restaurant was for the magical backdrop and Amy really went above and beyond to help us preserve the view in our photos. We have pictures from all times of the day including late into the evening when the stars were out and most photographers have gone home. This extra effort and key eye for the mountains and the sky are exactly why we’d recommend Amy to you. We had a hard time deciding which photos to enlarge on canvas in our home because so many were breathtaking and the quality even enlarged held the integrity of the original photo down to the smallest of star. Amy and her work are worth it.
– Bethany & Scott
Hi Amy, Scott and I went through the usb of photos last night and we wanted to send you a note to say thanks again for capturing our day so beautifully. We also love the selection of photos that you posted on the website for us to share with family and friends – we showed a slideshow on the weekend at a family gathering and some tears were shed – the candid moments you caught have given our loved ones the opportunity to share the day with us and we’re so grateful for that. We’re also blown away by the great shots you got using the reflections on the water and capturing the fall colours and mountain backdrops. In a beautiful setting like the Blaeberry it’s easy to look at photos and think that they don’t do the scenery justice, but honestly we looked at your photos and thought that the scenery almost doesn’t do the photos justice! There were so many details in the scenery that we never even picked up on until we saw them reflected so beautifully in your photos.Thank you for your amazing work, we couldn’t be happier!
– Alaina & Will
Hi Amy, Will and I received our wedding pictures. We couldn’t be more happy with them. It’s nice to see our love for each other captured through your pictures. It’s also nice to see that you captured a few “funnies” and sent them our way, it really captures our family dynamic. It was so lovely to work with you, and sometimes we didn’t even know you were there taking pictures, some of those are my favorites.
Amy is amazing to work with, Will and I couldn’t of asked for a better person to have capture our day. We look forward to working with Amy for future projects! Thank you Amy for all that you do, and thank you for capturing our day.
– Nicole & Christian
Amy did a fantastic job at our wedding. We held it far from our home so we did not meet her until the day of. She was professional, friendly and quick to reply. She exceeded our expectations. I would absolutely recommend her.