Breakers’ Dream Maker: Amy Hill
For Amy, wedding photography is all about capturing a bride and groom’s unique style and personality. She says it is her job to tell the story of their special day in the most “timeless, creative and unobtrusive way possible.” We couldn’t agree more!
“After graduating from Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, I realized my passion for photographing weddings and events,” Amy says. “I started shooting on my own in 2004… and the rest is history!”
Q: What is it like photographing at The Breakers?
A: Ever since I started my career it was my dream to be a preferred vendor for The Breakers. Shooting at the hotel is such a positive experience for many reasons.
- First of all, the grounds are perfect. There are so many different spaces to create dynamic imagery. From the front entrance to the beach, there are unending backgrounds to use to create the most gorgeous photographs.
- Secondly, I love coming to work at The Breakers because of the staff! They are so pleasant and helpful, and we truly work together like a family. It makes a huge difference the day of the wedding to have such symbiotic relationships surrounding the clients.
- Lastly, the quality of EVERYTHING at The Breakers is top notch, making my job so much easier. You just can’t take a bad photo.
Enjoy a few of Amy’s favorite images from Breakers weddings…
Q: What inspires you?
A: My inspiration comes directly from my clients – every time. I feed off of their energy, sensing their wants and needs. I pay attention to their mannerisms, their likes and dislikes, the family dynamics, translating everything into my interpretation of their wedding day.
Q: Wedding Trends: What’s in? What’s out?
A: I rarely concern myself with trends; I like to focus on delivering TIMELESS images to my clients. Instead, I focus more on how I can capture the most clean, simple, emotional images possible. A well-lit, well-composed image of a bride or groom interacting with each other and their friends and family on the happiest day of their lives will never go out of style.
Q: If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?
A: I hope I would be involved in the music scene in some way. My second obsession, after photography, of course, has always been music.
Q: Give us your three wedding must do’s:
1. First Look: See each other before the ceremony, please! You will be so glad you did. There are so many gorgeous places to photograph on the grounds of The Breakers, it’s such a shame when my clients make me do all of the bride and groom portraits within a half hour of their cocktail hour once the sun has gone down.
2. VIPs: Limit the number of people in the room with you while you are getting ready. When you have the entire bridal party, parents, the hair and makeup team, videographers plus photographers all in one space… this tends to stress you out. Make another room the main place to get ready for everyone else and you enjoy your suite with a select few people.
3. More Dancing: Plan an after party! No one wants to leave a Breakers wedding. When the music stops give the leftover party-goer guests a surprise after party to attend complete with DJ and awesome ﬁnger foods.
Q: What is your most important piece of advice for the bride and groom?
A: Relax. You’re in good hands. Enjoy your loved ones and every moment… the rest will take care of itself.