Amanda took on the challenge of wrangling our family of five, including three kids ages four and under. No easy task but she did it with ease! Leading up to the photoshoot, she was prompt, reliable, and clear in her communication. Amanda is kind, genuine, easy-going and exudes a kind of gentleness that made us all feel comfortable right from the start. She was wonderful with our girls. Amanda also struck the balance beautifully of providing direction but also giving space for natural moments/personalities to shine through. Amanda had asked prior to our appointment if we had a preference on a location, and we had expressed it would be fun to do a cityscape. I really liked the location she chose downtown! It provided clean lines and a slightly modern feel to the photos. I was amazed how quickly we were able to view our photos. We love the end product!! As a mama, I’m so thankful to have these high-quality photos to remember this crazy but fun life stage we are in. I highly recommend Amanda Karis Photography!