Amanda Joy Photography

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!! :)

The Rodriguez Family | Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

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Sometimes my family sessions are long and drawn out and we get to take hours to create beautiful imagery. But other times and most often, they're short and sweet.

My sister and her husband wanted to sneak in a quick session while I was in Minnesota a few weeks ago... but I don't think either one of us expected it to be SO brief! 


We awoke that morning to a bitter rain and bone-chilling COLD. 

But Mel bundled up her adorable children (and her adorable husband) and we set off for our cold and rainy photoshoot. 


15 minutes later I was in back in my warm car. Talk about a QUICK shoot! :)

I think the results are fabulous! 

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The clouds and rain made the fall colors deep and rich...

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And the little moments and connections were so sweet! 


Thanks for our quick shoot, Mel and Jose! Thanks for letting me photograph your cabbage patch kids! ;)

The Gibson Family | Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

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It was too easy. 

I told her sweet mom the moment we started photographing... her adorable one-year-old was just too easy to shoot!! 

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Katie had found such a unique hideaway behind a church in Lee's Summit, and the evening light beautified it even more!

This little lady couldn't help but squeal and giggle with happiness... 

She is SO loved!


These are my favorite moments: hidden away from the world, just enjoying their time together as a family. 


Just LOOK at her heart-melting smile!! 

Thanks so much for letting me capture a little slice of your beautiful family, Katie! 

And happy birthday to your precious little girl! :)