Courtney and Chad - Booking House, Manheim Pa - Amanda Kraft Photography

After having a consultation with a 2019 bride for her upcoming December wedding at The Booking House in Manheim, Pa I thought it would be fun to go through the archives and post images from Courtney and Chad’s wedding from three or four years ago.

I believe this might have been one of the first few weddings at The Booking House and the venue was/is absolutely incredible. The mixture of exposed brick, wood floors and a stunning chandelier make for a very unique venue that can seamlessly blend several styles.

I’ve known Courtney for a many years prior to her wedding so when she asked me come out of my hiatus for her wedding I didn’t hesitate to say YES! I knew that she would make an absolutely stunning bride paired with the laid back personalities that her and Chad share that day would be perfect!

They didn’t disappoint!

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RETRO THEMED COUPLE'S PHOTO SHOOT - AMANDA KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY - LANCASTER, PA

You might recognize Paige from the Retro Swimwear Photo Shoot that we brought to life over the summer. Before we moved to the pool for her solo photo shoot - we played around with a retro themed couple’s photo shoot with her boyfriend, Brad.

The location again, was perfect for the type of look and feel. Paige fully styled herself and thankfully Brad was up for the last minute “hey, you are going to be in a photo shoot today” notice we gave him. Using the old garage doors as a background and popping the hood on their Jeep worked perfectly.

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Thanks for jumping in Brad and being part of this shoot and of course, all of your expert help with holding diffusers and reflectors!

SEEMA & RUPESH WEDDING - AMANDA KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY

One of the highlights in my wedding career was being asked to photograph Seema and Rupesh's wedding.  It was my first experience working with a couple who hosted a traditional Hindu wedding and I was in photo heaven. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The amount of beauty and details was something I still am in awe of almost 8 years later. The series of photos below are only a small portion of the entire 3-day event.

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Photo Shoots to Celebrate a Wellness Transformation - Amanda Kraft Photography - Lancaster, Pa

 "I love the person I've become because I fought to become her."

- Kaci Diane⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Did you know that I took a little break from photography to become a holistic health coach?  After seeing so many other creatives struggle to blend their personal lives with their business lives I felt called to find a way to help.  I worked with my dear friend, former bride, and fellow photographer. Erica to help transform her lifestyle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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In 12 weeks, she transformed mentally, emotionally, physically, and as a business owner.  She put herself back on her to do list and fought to become the mother, business owner, wife, and women she dreamed of! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Are you a fellow creative struggling to blend your personal and professional life?  Send me an email or visit my wellness website (www.amandakraft.com) so we can chat.  My deepest desire to help my fellow creative community so they don't find themselves burnt out, overworked, and simply unhappy!

CELEBRATE SISTERHOOD - AMANDA KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY - LANCASTER, PA

 "Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– Unknown⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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To say that I've dreamed of bringing this photo shoot to life would be an understatement.  From the moment I met this trio, I dreamed of creating a series of portraits that would freeze this time in their lives and celebrate their bond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I'm sure not all moments with sisters (or brothers) are filled with laughter, but as an only child, I can only hope that there is no stronger bond than the one you have with a sister (or brother). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Let's capture the bond you share with your sister(s) during a Girl's Day Out Photo Shoot.  The entire studio will be booked out for a day of hair, makeup, cocktails, and pampering.  Once the photo shoot ends for the day, be sure to schedule a night out on the town... because you will look fabulous! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Perfect to share with your sisters, best friends, cousins, sorority sisters, or even your mother and grandmother. 

 

Join the Class of 2020 Model Crew - Amanda Kraft Photography

Hey, Class of 2020 let chat!

The MODEL CREW search has begun and fresh new faces are needed. No previous modeling experience is needed and the application is open to ALL CENTRAL PA soon to be high school seniors.

MODEL CREW PERKS - full perk details to be provided if you are selected as a CREW MEMBER.

  • Exclusive MODEL CREW Only Photo Shoots

  • 5 referrals earns a Signature Album

  • Complimentary Family Portrait Photo Shoot

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Applications will be reviewed in the first few weeks of 2019 and mini test photo shoots will be scheduled by the end of January. By submitting an application doesn’t mean you will be accepted to the Model Crew due to limited spots available.

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Meet the Osher Family

I had the honor of photographing Amanda and Matt's wedding 11-years ago and was beyond excited to reconnect with Amanda, Matt, and their beautiful girls during the fall mini photo shoot sessions.

Each of these little ladies had such unique personalities and they certainly kept me on my toes throughout the entire photo shoot. Be sure to watch the video below as a I weaved a bit of video into their photo shoot which is a first for me and something I hope to work with more in 2019.

If you haven't set aside time to update your family portraits, let's connect. I’ve really enjoyed scheduling family mini sessions and creating portraits that will grace the walls of their home!

Yuletide Cheer - A mini holiday photo shoot - Amanda Kraft Photography

The holidays are hands down my favorite time of the year. Starting on November 1st, my mind goes into holiday overload and I can’t get enough of peppermint mocha’s, Hallmark movies, and Christmas music.

When Hope stopped by with Charlotte and baby Tripp, the idea to create a minimalist holiday photo shoot came to life. Using an old red wagon (courtesy of my sister-in-law), a mini tree and a cozy plaid blanket were exactly the look & feel I wanted to achieve with this series of images. We also invited Remington to join in the photo shoot and that boy knows exactly how to work the camera!


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Okay, okay - I know I say, I’m not a baby or kid photographer - but after every shoot I am starting to be more open to the idea. Of course, if you saw the outtakes and me running out of the studio to find bribery cookies you’d understand why I might second guess children photography. But, truth be told, I do love the unexpected and realness that children bring to a photo shoot.


Catherine | Class of 2019 | Lancaster Pa Senior Portrait Photographer

Catherine is full of personality and style sprinkled with southern charm. She brought so much energy, excitement, and beauty to her photo shoot and to be honest, if we didn’t run out of daylight I am sure I would still be photographing her.

I loved the freedom and creativity she gave me to bring her portraits to life using the alleys and walls around Central Market before moving to Lancaster County Park to photograph during the golden hour. Below are a handful of my favorites from her photo shoot:

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Seriously, one of favorite golden hour portraits.

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CLASS OF 2020 - I am opening up my MODEL TEAM in mid-January and would love to chat with you about the program and how it might benefit you to join. Click the learn more button below to start the process!

A Heather & Co - Fall Fashion Photo Shoot - Amanda Kraft Photography, Lititz Pa

Allow me to introduce you to a friend of mine, Autumn - the owner of A Heather & Co a small boutique in Lititz, Pa. We spent a few hours creating her social media content for the fall and into the early part of the holiday season.

If you are a fan of shopping local or looking for pieces to update your closet, A Heather & Co is a perfect place to start.

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Find the pants HERE

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Fall in love with the jacket HERE

The perfect clutch to go from day to night can be found HERE

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Feel cozy & comfortable in this gray tunic

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Trade your peacoat for this beautiful plaid coat

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If this top doesn’t scream casual Thanksgiving style than I don’t know what does!

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Head out to office happy hour in this tulip dress


Does your social media need an update? Trust me, I get it! Being a small business owner myself requires me/us to wear many hats. That’s why I’ve created a way to take the guess work out of your social media content creation and provide you with a stockpile of amazing images that suit your business, brand, products, and personality without having to spend a ton of time or money searching for stock photos.

Give me call, I’d love to chat with to bring your brand to life with custom social media content photography that combines WHO YOU ARE & WHAT YOU DO!

Sweet 16 - Natalie - American Horror Story Themed Photo Shoot

I’m a sucker for a themed photo shoot, so when I learned of Natalie’s American Horror Story themed Sweet 16 Party, I wanted to bring her vision to life with a photo shoot.

Natalie’s inspiration for her party was based off of Lady Gaga as the Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel - she styled her own hair and applied her makeup perfectly to bring her look to life.

We found the perfect black dress and faux fur wrap in the studio wardrobe to compliment the look and feel she had dreamed of creating.

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