A collection of favorites

A collection of favorites

I never intended to fall into the world of wedding photography with majors in fashion and food photography.  So, when my mother booked my first wedding back in 2003 - I was filled with fear and dread.  Attending an art school that focused more attention on commercial photography rather than wedding photography I had discounted becoming a wedding photographer. 

What I didn't realize until a few years into photographing weddings was that I could combine my love for fashion and food to create a really amazing body of work when documenting a wedding. Long gone are the days of stoic portraits or 80's shoulder pads and flowers on the train of a wedding dress, instead, the wedding photography trends moved into journalistic and fashion infused portraits with an emphasis on the details.  

Learning to combine my love of fashion, food, and the excitement and thrill of a wedding day have led me to work with an incredibly amazing group of clients. Clients who asked me to be part of one of the most important days of the lives and become more than a vendor, but an extension of their family and friends. We've been apart of events with guest lists of  7 to as many as 700, on beaches surrounded by the Caribbean sea, overlooking the harbor of Boston, to a small chapel in the middle of mountains in Pennsylvania.  

I've toyed with the idea of keeping weddings as part of my past, but there is something so magical and exciting about photographing a wedding and I am very pleased to announce that I will be accepting a limited number of photography bookings in the fall of 2017 and into 2018.

 

For availability and to discuss how you dream of having your wedding photographed please connect with me here. 

 

 

HAIR AND MAKEUP

HAIR AND MAKEUP

WHY I BELIEVE IN WORKING WITH A HAIR & MAKE-UP TEAM

 

From a personal standpoint - The likelihood of having both a good hair day and good makeup day for me is slim to none.  I can rock one or the other but rarely both which leads to anxiety and stress the day of a photo shoot.  After experiencing these failed attempts from than a handful of times I began enlisting the help of pros, which helped me feel confident in front of the camera!  

 

WORKING WITH MY PROFESSIONAL TEAM

I'm picky to say the least when hair and makeup is involved.  I never want my clients to look anything but themselves and we've all seen how makeup can enhance one's features or go horribly wrong! My team has a clear understanding of what looks good through the camera, how to apply just the right amount of makeup for the camera and play up your features.  

 Working with a professional team allows you to be stress free the day of your photo shoot by eliminating bad hair days or failed attempts at a smokey eye.  

WHAT TO DO THE WEEK OF YOUR PHOTO SHOOT TO HAVE GLOWING SKIN 

  • Apply moisturizer the days leading up to your photo shoot to avoid dry or flaky skin.  
  • Drink plenty of water to ensure that you have well hydrated and glowing skin.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun Strive for a good night of sleep leading up to your photo shoot - even though I am sure you’ll be excited and a tiny bit nervous!  
  • Use a lip moisturizer to keep chapped lips at bay

HOW TO PREPARE FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP THE DAY OF YOUR PHOTO SHOOT

The day of the photo shoot, you’ll want to arrive with dry hair and a makeup free face.  Once you are settled, you’ll meet with your stylist/makeup artist to finalize the look for your hair and makeup that will best complement your wardrobe.  

A GIFT FROM ME TO YOU

A GIFT FROM ME TO YOU

If you are ready to book your High School Senior Portraits for this summer and fall - don't miss out the chance to receive a $200 gift voucher to use toward your photo shoot and your print order!

 

 

STEP 1: Get a $200 gift voucher to use for your photo shoot and print order by one of the following methods:

1) Go to http://amandakraft.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe… and share your email and a gift voucher will be sent to you!

2)Find A REP! There are several high school senior reps who have access to these vouchers and can share one with you!

3)Visit Trans4mation Salon to pick-up a voucher.

STEP 2: BOOK YOUR PHOTO SHOOT -https://www.amandakraftphotography.com/bookashoot/

STEP 3: SPREAD THE WORD!

PRODUCT REVEAL: SIGNATURE KEEPSAKE ALBUM

PRODUCT REVEAL: SIGNATURE KEEPSAKE ALBUM

When you fall in love with a collection of photographs it can be difficult to decide on how you'd like to display the images.  One of my favorite products to design is an 8x8 Signature Keepsake Album. 

Each album contains 20 pages featuring 25 - 30 photographs that showcase your personality and style in a timeless way to be enjoyed for years to come.  Signature Keepsake Albums are professionally printed on matte finish photographic paper and with a canvas style cover. High school seniors who wish to incorporate an interest or sport into their photo shoot love that they can also include those images into their album. 

During your in-person reveal session we can put together your selection of favorites and within a few days of your appointment a sample design will be emailed to you for approval - we will collaborate to ensure that your favorite photographs are featured prominetly within the album. 

Gift Ideas for Grads

I know, I know.... I'm a total buzz kill for suggesting books for a recent grad gift, but the books below have forever changed my life.  I only wish that they would have been written when I was a younger me. 

Personal development was something that I never made time for as a teen/young adult and now I am discovering just how powerful daily personal development can be.  And to not appear as the lame gift giver - stick a 20 or a gift card in the back of the book - for a rainy day! 

I've been sharing more about my personal development journey on my coaching blog - to learn more click here

 


This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a tiny bit of income should you make a purchase using this link. However, the opinions expressed above are of my own and shared because of the profound value I found from investing time into reading these books. 

GRETA | AMANDA KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY

PENN MANOR HIGH SCHOOL | TRACK & FIELD


During Greta's photo shoot we had focused on using urban backgrounds, but hit the jackpot when we discovered the cherry blossom tree in bloom nearby.  I love the textures of the brick mixed with the jewel tone colors that Greta selected.

We ventured back to the Penn Manor track for a few photographs that incorporated her love for track and field into her photo shoot.