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Before you ask, my last name is pronounced KUH-LOW-JAY.  Don't feel bad, my own mother still has a hard time with it, and I've been married 10 years!

The long, broken road that led me to where I am today started with a 35mm SLR (film) camera and a high school dark room.  I have been obsessed with photographing the people in my life ever since.  My precious grandmother gifted me a Nikon digital camera kit for my wedding shower and a note that told me to "capture all the love I see" with it.  That is what sealed the deal.

I would not be the photographer that I am or have the business that I do without countless hours of help from my husband Will and the forgiveness for missing soccer games and dance recitals by my son William and daughter Lily.  When we have a rare weekend free together we love to spend it camping in the mountains or body surfing at the beach.  

kind words


"I found out about Sunshower Photography after seeing one of her beautiful photos in Carolina Bride Magazine. I met with Amy and found an instant connection. We chatted for about 3 hours and during that time I just knew she would be our photographer. She is so easy to talk to, very sweet and so much fun to be around. It was important for us to have someone that made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and Amy did just that. She went above and beyond to capture every perfect moment and detail. She is truly amazing and I highly recommend her. "

- Maria & Angelos
Charlotte, NC

There are to many amazing things to say about Amy to fit in this tiny box. Amy is one of a kind photographer, friend, and good soul! I am so lucky that I met Amy while being a bridesmaid in my friend's Mary Cate's wedding. I knew the minute I met her that day that she would one day shoot my wedding. Amy is an excellent communicator, phenomenal planner, and creative genius. Amy was the one constant person throughout my wedding that I never had to worry about and was my go-to for any questions I had about our special day. We had some fire drills on my wedding day and Amy was always right there to step in and get things done. I even rode with Amy to our first look in her front seat (with all the seats down so my dress could fit in) because our transportation never showed up. Amy was awesome at collecting my thoughts before hand of the exact shots I wanted, name of the people in the shots, and what was most important to me. She is an excellent listener and will do what you want to make you happy! Amy also shot our engagement pictures which was so fun! She made us laugh, taught us to be in the moment, and not take ourselves to seriously. I highly recommend Amy and look forward to watching her grow in NC. I hope to use her in the future for other events.

- Madison & Tim
Raleigh, NC

"I will start this review with a few of my favorite texts/comments/emails from friends: "Where did you find your photographer, those pictures are STUNNING?!", "Your photography is literally the best wedding photography I have ever seen", "can you please give me your photographer's info, I want to book her!". "Your wedding pictures look like something out of a magazine". Amy shot our wedding in June 2016, and then also followed up the day after with an EARLY AM morning after shoot. Pictures say a thousand words - and the pictures Amy took say a million. She captured our weekend perfectly, and went well above and beyond the call of duty. It is extremely apparent that photography and capturing people's 'special moments' is not just a job to Amy, but a true passion for her. "

- Amanda & Josh
Highlands, NC

"Amy is not only the most likable and easy going person I have ever met, but she is a very talented photographer. Amy was by far our best vendor for our wedding and throughout the wedding planning process! She was my go to person if I had any question about choosing other vendors, what I should wear to our engagement shoot, or finalizing our day of schedule! My entire family enjoyed working with Amy, and I even had friends comment on how terrific my photographer was at the wedding. Amy goes above and beyond what typical photographers do--she will bring that step ladder to make my mother in law pleased with her family portrait! Amy's photos are gorgeous, flattering and timeless. Her photos make you feel more beautiful than you ever have in your life. I highly recommend Amy as a photographer! Thank you Amy for all that you did for Tim and I!"

- Katie & Tim
Charlotte, NC

the process

we are here from day one

We aren't interested in showing up on your wedding day, clicking the shutter a few times at the most important moments and collecting a check.  If I wanted a job on the sidelines of the action I would still be working for the government earning a salary from inside a cubicle.

We are active participants in your day from the moment you hire us.  From the engagement session outfits, to sewing you into your gown...this is what we do and love every second of it.  Loving your profession may sound like a foreign concept in this day and age but it is exactly what drives Sunshower Photography to provide excellent service and timeless art for our clients.  It's also how we gain us at least a few new friends after every wedding!

It is important to understand that your wedding photography is an investment.  You are choosing the person responsible for memorializing the first day of the rest of your life with the person you will grow old with.  These photos will be hanging on the walls of your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  We take that responsibility extremely seriously and have invested years into learning and growing as photographers as well as invested in the absolute best and most reliable equipment to match our skill and protect your memories.




the collections


10 hours of coverage
Complimentary Engagement Session
Second Photographer
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album
2 duplicate 8x8 parent albums
 Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution 
images for printing 



9 hours of coverage
Complimentary Engagement Session
Second Photographer
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution 
images for printing



8 hours of wedding coverage 
Complimentary Engagement Session
Second Photographer
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution 
images for printing 




Hourly Coverage - $500/hour
Portrait Session - $950

Custom packages are available upon request 
**A 7% SC sales tax will be added to all packages and options
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 100 miles. Ask for details.

Intimate Affairs

When the experience still matters but the timeline is minimal

Your wedding doesn't have to be a 12 hour celebration for it to be important to us. 
We believe that even a brief celebration can be done well and deserves visual heirlooms to remember it by.  We are happy to craft an intimate collection to fit the exact size of your event.

2 hour minimum on weekdays
4 hour minimum on weekends & holidays
Packages begin at $1250 and are built to suit your event



Handcrafted Albums are the perfect way to remember your wedding day

Your wedding photos do not belong on a USB or external hard drive.  Photos are meant to be printed and shared with the people you love.  We take pride in offering only the best printed products and albums to help you remember the moments you shared on your wedding day.

20 page 10x10 album

Linen: $950 for Linen

Leather: $1150
Additional 2-page Spread: $50

There are many design options available, each album is personally designed and expertly hand-crafted to ensure a fine heirloom quality.


(8x8, 20 pages) 

Linen: $450 each for Linen
Leather: $700 each
Additional 2-page Spread: $40 each


engagement sessions

Your engagement session is included complimentary with your wedding because we believe in taking the time to get to know you and allowing you to get to know us.

Our goal is to walk into your wedding day, give you a hug and get to work.  The time we spend together during the engagement session allows us to do that.  We learn how you interact and what makes each of you laugh.  You learn what we mean when we tell you to snuggle into each other.  The camera learns your angles.

Our engagement sessions are two hours in length at one or two locations, usually within a short drive from each other.  The first two hours of daylight or the last two hours of daylight are when we schedule each session usually on a weekday if possible.  We will help you choose locations that mean something to you and advise you on clothing selection that will allow us to produce jaw-dropping photos for you to share with your family and friends.  

Our wedding is not in Charlotte, do you travel?

Yes!  Whether we are traveling to you or with you, we've been lucky enough to photograph weddings all over.  Send us more information on your travel plans and we will send you over a custom wedding collection to suit your needs.


Will we get a print release for our photos after the wedding?

Yes!  Upon receiving your image gallery you will be able to download, share and print the hi-resolution images immediately.  We only ask that you credit Sunshower Photography when you start sharing with everyone so we can photograph more of your awesome friends!


What is your turnaround time ?

You will see a selection of your images in the days following your session/wedding and then the big reveal happens between 3-4 weeks after when your gallery arrives and you run to the nearest computer to relive it all over again (at least this is how I imagine it).


Do you shoot film or digital?

Both.  We shoot on whatever medium will make your day look and feel absolutely flawless.  Whatever we choose will be based on the lighting, weather and flow of your day to ensure your images are of the highest quality.


Thank you so much for considering us to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with us, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can reach us directly at

thank you!