Welcome to my blog! I thought I'd take this first post as an opportunity for you to get to know me. As I've mentioned, I'm a southern girl at heart. (You can take the girl out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the girl!) I moved from Kentucky to Arizona almost exactly one year ago for my husband to attend seminary here in Phoenix. The very first time that we visited Arizona, I fell in love. I'd never seen so many cacti in my entire life! I couldn't put my camera down for that entire week, and that much didn't change once we moved here. The wild, rugged beauty of creation out here was unlike anything I had seen before. But as much as I loved photographing nature, I quickly realized that I wanted to be able to interact with my subject-to capture a moment and tell a story. That began my journey that has led to the creation of Amanda Karis Photography! Looking back, I shouldn't be surprised, as I've always enjoyed taking pictures. My parents still tease me about my obsession with taking pictures before we moved houses when I was 9 years old. I'm pretty sure I shot every possible inch of that old house, and plenty of them around the outside!
My goal as a photographer is to make my clients feel comfortable and give them moments that they'll treasure for years to come. Whether it is a solo or family portrait session, wedding or maternity, I want to showcase God's most beautiful creation-you! I'm so excited about this new adventure, and would love to have you join me!