Amanda Joy Photography

The Jones Family | Kansas City Lifestyle Photographer

Family, Couples, PortraitsAmanda MohinaniComment

When I photograph a family I've never met before, there's always a big case of nerves beforehand. 

There are so many unknown factors... will the weather hold? Is it too windy? Too cold? Will the kids like me? Will I make a fool out of myself? (The answer to that one is always yes!) :)

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I take a few deep breaths to get started, and jump in with both feet. 

Then I start to see it happen. 

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Little by little, they start to show me pieces of their life together and their personalities in the most beautiful manner. 

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And then by the end we're all worn out, laughed out, and snuggled out. 

And I realize I had nothing to be worried about at all. 

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Becky and Trevor, YAY! Thank you so much for taking a risk with a brand new photographer and letting me and Sunil get to know you and your kids. Nobody froze, and we all made it out alive!! :) Enjoy the photos, and Happy Thanksgiving! 

The Van Zyl Family | Family Lifestyle Photographer

Portraits, Family, ChildrenAmanda MohinaniComment

Step 1. Decide on a convenient location between the two of you with a lovely landscape and great light - even if it is a cemetery. 

Step 2. Find the most colorful trees the area has to offer. 

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Step 3. Hang the kid upside down to make him giggle hilariously. 

Step 3. Distract the child with airplanes and sneak mom and dad off into the bushes. 

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Step 4. Ignore the fact that it's frigid cold outside and use blankets, running, and snuggling to warm up. 

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Step 5. Forget everything else and just be adorable. 

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Josh and Hannie... QUICKEST SHOOT EVER. Also coldest. Also most fun. You guys and your little family are my favorites... and I love you guys so much! :) *BIG HUGS*