Amanda Joy Photography

The Jones Family | Leavenworth Family Photographer

Children, Family, PortraitsAmanda MohinaniComment

I pretty much say it before every shoot. "Sunil, why am I doing this again? I'm nervous that it will go terrible and they'll hate me and the photos won't turn out! I'll just stay here and never leave the house and be a hermit forever" 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

He usually smiles and patiently reminds me that I do this because I love working with people, I love creating images that will last families forever, and I'm good at what I do. 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

He's right. And he knows it. I always come home with a big smile on my face because I get to meet such amazing people with this job and really pour love into their family in the midst of our sessions. 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

I took a few months off when I had Mary (if you haven't visited my blog in a while, SURPRISE! We had a kid!). And part of me loved maternity leave and staying home and not having work. 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

But every spring when the grass gets green and the shadows get longer and the sun stays golden during those gorgeous sunsets... I just can't help myself. Photography is something I love - even if my pre-session jitters tell me otherwise! 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

So when Becky reached out about doing a spring session (LOVED their fall shoot so much!) before they move away from the Kansas City area, I couldn't wait to get out there. 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

Also, meeting up with previous clients again is like hanging out with old friends you haven't seen in ages. There's an amazing bond that happens when a family opens up and let's you photograph who they really are... and even though we only spend an hour together, I always walk away feeling like I've known them for years! 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

(For the record, this photo below was a blooper and yet it makes me smile a LOT. Henry was so eager to be seen and noticed and I LOVE the expression in his forehead here! Bloopers often make my favorite photos.) 

Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer
Leavenworth Urban Family Photographer

Trevor and Becky, it really was a pleasure. I could've stayed in that random parking lot for hours with your kids as we sang, "THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOOOOW" and blew bubbles and found random thumb tacks on posts and pizza crusts in the grass. Promise me you'll come back often so we can do it again sometime. :)