Amanda Joy Photography

The invitation | Kansas City lifestyle family photographer

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What they're really doing is inviting me into their life.

 

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Not in a "Hi, I put on my good face for you today" sort of way...

 

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But a "This is actually what my family truly looks like" sort of way.

 

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And sometimes, those invitations overwhelm me with responsibility.

 

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The honesty...

 

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Personalities...

 

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And REAL moments contained in these shoots...

 

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They're pretty epic. (Just like this picture.)

 

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And they're just waiting to be snatched up and remembered for a lifetime.

 

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But sometimes being real and honest isn't all laughter and hugs and smiles.

 

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Sometimes being real and honest is hard work... and might even require some tears and tender moments.

 

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But the results - one family's entire colorful essence wrapped up in images...

 

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Are always worth it. :)

 

Mulder family... thanks for inviting me into your life, and for showing me what your family truly looks like. You guys rock. :)