Amanda Joy Photography

The Draper Family | Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

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She found me through a crazy set of circumstances online... and when she emailed me to ask if I could do newborn/family photos, I was SO excited! They graciously invited me into their home to celebrate the birth of their newest son - George! We spent the morning chatting about life and motherhood and I made friends with this handsome boy. :)

He's SUCH a great big brother! 

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The light in their dining room was soft and beautiful. 

Baby George slept the entire morning, and was always being covered in kisses... :)

Doesn't mama look amazing? I can't believe she had a baby a week ago! 

Brent and Lanie, thank you SO much for letting me into your home to photograph your sweet family! It was wonderful to meet your sweet boys, and I can't wait to document them as they grow up. :) Enjoy the photos!

Best of 2014

Children, Couples, Family, Legacy, Love, Personal, PortraitAmanda MohinaniComment

What a year.

After taking a break in December, I decided to look back through my photos in 2014; it was SO rewarding! Every year I put it off thinking it's going to be a massive chore, and every year I find that it's an amazing trip down memory lane. The people I got to meet, the places I got to go, and the incredible relationships I got to capture are breathtaking.

This is a collection of my favorite images from 2014. Some of these are personal, while others are actual photography sessions. There's no rhyme or reason as to why I chose these photos... just that these moved me when I saw them, and made me feel something deep within. 

I'm SO excited to continue to capture deep emotion and to enjoy this beautiful year ahead. :)

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The Patton Family | Kansas City Lifestyle Photographer

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Winter is my slow season - a time to rest and think and brainstorm and prepare. 

But sometimes there are those brave folks that invite me into their homes for lifestyle sessions! 

These are some of my favorite because everyone is SO relaxed... 

And on this particular day, we cozied up into bed, started a fire, and watched the first snowflakes of the season fall. 

These boys have been delighted with their new baby sister (affectionately nicknamed, the Tiny Child), and this little man holds her as often as mom will let him! 

And holy cow... that serious look and those deep eyes? I almost didn't want to coax the laugh out him!! :)

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And also... those little feet are just plain adorable! :)

No big deal - just sitting on the kitchen floor holding a sweet baby. Nothing new here. :)

Near the end of our morning together, I tasked my husband with entertaining the little ones and convinced these two love birds to cuddle!


Not that they minded. :)

Aaron and Amanda, thanks so much for letting me crash your Saturday morning and photograph your adorable selves! LOVED getting to hang out with you - enjoy your photos! :)

The Bailey Family | Lifestyle Family Photographer

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For the last many years, I've been photographing my sister's family fall photos. Check out their family from 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013!! And those shoots are AFTER I started blogging! You should see 2008 and 2009... :)

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First there was one little bity girl, then they added another sweet faced ladybug, and then along came two adorable boys!


While looking through their previous family shoots, I TOTALLY got lost in memory lane... 


A family so crazy... 


So sweet...

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And so wonderful together... 


I just can't get enough! 


YAY for another successful year of photos! Becky, thanks for braving the sub-arctic temperatures to make this year's photos wonderful! :)

Birthday shoot! | Kansas City Lifestyle Photographer

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Because birthdays are awesome and should be heavily celebrated, people who surprise their friends with birthday shoots are the best kinds of people!


These two beautiful ladies have been through a TON together in just a few short years...

But even after a heap of moves, relationships, jobs, and even a wedding, they have a blast together. :)

I had a blast wandering around downtown with them... 

And they had TONS of crazy and hilarious ideas! :)

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Happy (belated) birthday, Jess! Thanks so much for letting me photograph you guys!! :)