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Hi, I’m Amanda!


I am beyond thrilled that you’ve found your to my little home on the internet. If you are new to my website, welcome and if you’ve been here before, thanks for coming back.

I launched AKP in 2003 after graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where I studied commercial & portrait photography - focusing my final senior portfolio was fashion & food photography focused. Upon returning to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I met my husband and built a wedding photography business that took me on countless adventures throughout the East Coast & Internationally. In 2013, I transitioned into high school senior portraits with a goal of helping teens embrace their own definition of beauty.

As you work your way through my portfolio you’ll quickly notice that my work is still heavily female driven but, with an emphasis on supporting female business owners to show the world who they are & what they do through personal branding & social media content photography.

In addition to being the one-woman show behind Amanda Kraft Photography, I am also a co-founder of 16 Paws Creative - a virtual assisting & creative agency that helps support small creative business owners from behind the keyboard so they can focus on their zone of genius and running the business they’ve always dreamed of.

Again, thank you for stopping by and viewing my portfolio!


I really only have one goal - to help other incredible women see the best version of themselves in a photograph. That might be helping a teenage girl embrace her own definition of beauty or working with a female business owner to create photographs that tell her story and show the world who she is & what she does.

Regardless if you are a teenage girl headed into your senior year of high school or a small business owner, I want to create portraits that bring out the best in you. Each photo shoot is custom designed to suit your personality and style - long gone are the days of feeling like you need to look or dress a certain way for you photos. Show up in boyfriend jeans and a band t-shirt or dressed to the 9’s in a designer gown, heels, and dripping with jewelry - as long as you are embracing your own definition of beauty - I’m ready to photograph YOU!




How a photo shoot with me is structured:

  • A consultation will be schedule to discuss your photography needs; how you’d like to be photographed, who you’d like to be photographed with, a bit of wardrobe & location planning and decide if hair & makeup is required.

  • Once a date is set - an invoice & photo shoot agreement will be emailed to you.

    • The invoice reflects your photo shoot fee (prints & products are not included unless you choose to add these items at the time of booking).

  • You’ll receive access to the photo shoot planning guide.

  • The day before your photo shoot I will confirm timing, locations, and chat about the weather in the event a reschedule is needed.

  • Day of your photo shoot arrive ready to go! And HAVE FUN!

  • Post production begins a few days after your photo shoot - my fun continues!

  • We will schedule a portrait reveal & design appointment to select keepsake wall portraits & albums.

  • Your order will arrive and ready to display in your home!

    Please connect with me using the contact form or email me directly -

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