Amanda Joy Photography

lifestyle photographer

The Anderson Family

Couples, PortraitsAmanda MohinaniComment

It really is an honor when people invite you into their home.

Kansas City in Home Lifestyle Shoot
Kansas City in Home Lifestyle Shoot

(You know you’re becoming real friends when they show you how they snuggle.)

Kansas City in Home Lifestyle Shoot
Kansas City in Home Lifestyle Shoot

So much our life is done in our home.

Kansas City in Home Lifestyle Shoot
Kansas City in Home Lifestyle Shoot

Our front porch.

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Kansas City Lifestyle In Home Photographer

Our backyard.

Kansas City Lifestyle In Home Photographer
Kansas City Lifestyle In Home Photographer

And the field we’ve driven by a hundred times.

Kansas City Lifestyle In Home Photographer
Kansas City Lifestyle In Home Photographer

When you want photos that capture a specific season of life, definitely consider choosing a location close to you.

Kansas City Lifestyle In Home Photographer

Both literally and figuratively. ;)

Kansas City Lifestyle In Home Photographer

Kaleigh and Jake, thank you SO much for asking me to come into your home, your town, and your life to capture your relationship! It was so much fun exploring your space and I hope you enjoy all the photos! :)

The Tomlinson Family

Children, Family, PortraitsAmanda MohinaniComment

One of my favorite parts of photographing families is working with the little kids.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

Adults are great (don’t get me wrong), but kids have no filter.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

They don’t like you? They’ll tell you right away.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

They think you’re silly or scary or safe? You’ll know pretty quickly.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

Kids don’t act or think or operate like adults. (Captain Obvious over here)

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

But that means I get to pull out all my tricks. Making up the silliest questions, pondering the most outrageous scenarios, and doing the weirdest dances.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
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Usually the kids end up being just that - kids. But somewhere hidden in those hundreds of photos I take are the genuine, in-between, unexpectedly pure, little faces.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

And those are my favorites.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

Jared and Amanda, thank you so much for choosing me year after year! It has been so lovely to watch Gus grow up over the last several years and I’m in love with what a sweet little man he is. Much love to your little family! :)