Who am I?

Hello, I'm Amanda Karis Thurman.

 I am a:

  • Teacher

  • Photographer

  • Christian

  • Wife

  • Cat mom

  • Adventurer

  • Coffee addict

  • Mac & cheese fanatic

What do I do?

Whether your session is solo, couple or family, your smile deserves to be showcased! 


I LOVE love and would be honored to be part of your

special day!


Graduations, birthdays, etc.-I want to celebrate all of life's big moments with you!


Featured on 

Voyage Phoenix

What people have said:

Amanda did our family photos for my husband, 6-month-old daughter, and myself. She was incredibly professional and efficient, but most importantly she was so kind, friendly and patient as we tried to get our sleepy girl to laugh for the camera. We had a wonderful experience and are grateful to Amanda for capturing a moment in time for our little family. We would love to work with Amanda again!

                            -Lani L. 

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!

                                -Brittany W. 

We love our photos! There were so many to choose from and she really captured our boys well! She's so easy to work with and the whole process was just very natural!


                         -Cassie J. 

Welcome, I am so glad you're here! 
I am a portrait and wedding photographer who loves taking pictures almost as much as the people I take pictures of. I believe everyone has a beautiful smile and story to tell, and I would love to showcase yours!

Phoenix-based Coast-to-Coast

I'd love to hear from you!

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