It’s about capturing the heart and soul of the family, freezing moments in time that hold true emotions and memories. It goes beyond just taking pictures—it becomes a reflection of the family's love, connection, and the shared experiences that shape their lives.

Authentic family photography

Friends, I think you are in the right place. 
This is where stories are told, and storytellers learn to tell them.

“Life is a song to me.” ― Dolly Parton


This is the start of something beautiful...
"Always remember there is nothing worth sharing more than the love that let us share our last name" 

It should be the time when those intimate moments are captured, so that you may look back on them forever. It should be comfortable. It should be fun. It should be authentic.

"Who you invest your love, you invest your life."
Invest in your love.
           Your story.

Everyone deserves photos they love.

Expect to show up, be doted on and told how amazing you look, and then to snuggle, laugh and interact with your family in a fun and/or emotive style. I have all of my client’s fill out a detailed questionnaire prior to their session so I can get to know you all and how you come together as a family so I can best pull out emotions. Not a touchy feely family? That's okay, your story will be full of laughter and fun and comfortable connection. More of an emotive and touchy feely family? That is great too, your story will be full of close contact, eyes closed and being in the moment. I work to capture you as you are, not to curate my idea of a session flow. One thing you can guarantee is my sessions are lifestyle and authentic and not posed but what that looks like will vary family to family. 

Let me make a promise to you

Everyone deserves a space where they feel seen.



Take Me There

Take Me There

in motion

- where memories are

Take Me There

at home


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- E

“Amanda was incredible to work with! Everything from start to finish was so buttoned up. Clear and organized. Amanda's styling is always perfect and I had the best! Our session WAS A DREAM! We ALL felt incredibly present and stress-free. Even being the first time we had met in person and I felt like I knew her for years!”

- A

“Amanda was so kind, and welcoming, and made my girls feel like they had a new bestie for an hour! I was so nervous that they would have a bunch of fits during the shoot but Amanda was so great at redirecting them, making it a game, and chatting with them like they were her own. Great communication before the session!”

- H

I can't even express how thankful I am that I found Amanda. Her ability to capture the most time-stopping moments is INCREDIBLE. The way she communicates & guides posing is so effortless. I can't recommend her enough. I drove almost 6 hours to have her take my family photos, and would have done it again and again!”

- S

“I have been taking Amanda’s mentorship for well over a year now and it has been amazing for myself as an artist and my business. The best investment I have made even to this day keeps on adding more information and education to the course. I am forever grateful for Amanda and what she does for others!”

- C

“Amanda is absolutely amazing at what she does! Her client experience is like no other. My girls and I were extremely comfortable and had the best time during our session. I am forever grateful to Amanda for capturing my motherhood session with my girls so perfectly!”

- S

“Best photographer in Springfield, MO! She walks you through what to do throughout the whole session and makes you feel so confident! I could not recommend her enough! Thank you, Amanda, for creating these lasting memories for our family!”

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