Amanda Wei

Amanda cares deeply about capturing life’s most genuine moments. Her warm personality and sense of humor will put you at ease. A hopeless romantic, she truly believes in every type of love that you celebrate on your wedding day — from intense devotion to giggly camaraderie.

Her favorite wedding shot often happens right after the officiant declares the couple as married; everyone’s anticipation and nervousness dissolve, leaving a relaxed, sentimental moment to cherish for years to come. Amanda’s clients are always impressed with her endless energy, which she draws from doing what she loves every day. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing and hanging out at home in El Cerrito with her wiener dog, Willie.

Amanda is a formally trained artist with a degree from University of California, Santa Barbara with a focuses in photography and graphic design. She continued her studies at the Brooks Institute of Photography before moving to the Bay Area and becoming completely smitten with weddings.

Rachel Hall

Rachel has been a treasured member of Amanda Wei Photography since 2015. Her spunky, outgoing personality helps even the shyest clients open up and be themselves in front of the camera. With a passion for adventure, Rachel loves traveling to destination weddings worldwide and meeting diverse couples, families and guests along the way.

As Business Manager and Principle Photographer, Rachel is excellent at multi-tasking. Every couple she meets is impressed with her ability to make portraits look candid, warm and relaxed. Rachel is spontaneous and vibrant; she loves craft cocktails, swimming in lakes, and singing anywhere she can. She hopes to one day run (and win!) the Amazing Race so that she can see even
more of the world.

Rachel received her photography degree in 2010 from the Art Institute of California in Hollywood, and has not stopped making magic since! She grew up in Ventura County but now is a proud resident of Oakland, with one roommate and two cats — Stevie and Etta James.

Joey

Joey is a seasoned member of our team. She is our rock, a quiet force who comes to life behind the lens. Her trained eye lends itself not just to photography, but also to graphic art and design that she studied alongside photography in art school. Joey has a concentrated background in capturing portraits as well as sports photography. She is focused, enthusiastic about her art and has a way with her camera that our clients find completely charming.