Hey There! I'm Amanda

You could say that I am the ultimate baby whisperer! From a very young age, there are two things that I have always loved, taking care of babies and taking pictures! Kids and babies just gravitate to me naturally, so it's no wonder that I find myself here owning a business doing that exact thing I love and chasing a passion of mine that started so many years ago!

Fun fact time... I earned my Bachelors of Nursing degree at the University of Michigan! I am also a pediatric RN and worked at U of M’s Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU for over 3 years with a ton of very ill newborns! I then practiced in pediatric and family medicine for a year after leaving the hospital!  After having my first baby, I decided nursing could wait, so we sold our house and made the big move to the Lansing area to be closer to my husband's work! Six years later, here I am still living this dream I call life!
My husband and I live in a household where the ladies out number the boys with our two daughters and our labradoodle, Zoey! We also just welcomed our first little boy into our family this year in April! We have a love for camping and just spending time as a family! O... and we all share an absolute love for ice cream!

When I am not behind the lens, you can find me hanging out with the family all cozy on the couch watching the latest movie, running outside on a nice sunny day, or traveling the state in our camper with my crazy kiddos! 

Call me crazy, but I have expensive taste as my husband likes to say haha! Filet mignon is one of my favorite meals ( I mean, what's wrong with that??)! A warm chocolate chip cookie is my kryptonite and I literally have no self control when it comes to them or any other sweets! 

Consultation Suite

Newborn Studio

Maternity Wardrobe

Client Lounge

"We loved working with Amanda and she did a beautiful job on our newborn pictures! We decided to do a newborn session short notice and she was quick to respond and fit us in! Amanda was very professional and handled our newborn so well. You can tell she has a ton of experience and knows all the tips and tricks to get excellent photos. We also felt very comfortable working with her and choosing the final photos. Thank you Amanda!"

Amanda is the absolute best. Hands down, no question. She has taken our son's newborn photos and 1 year pics. Her studio is so comfortable (she's thought of everything from snacks to water to toys!). She is so easy to work with, and her products are incredibly beautiful.

She is at the very top of her class. We hope to book more sessions in the future.

"We had such a great time with Amanda! She was very professional and captured AMAZING pictures of our newborn. We felt more than comfortable and safe in her in-home studio especially during this crazy time. Thank you Amanda!"

"Amanda was so kind and easy to work with! We absolutely fell in love with the vision she had in mind for our maternity session. My husband and I both felt comfortable and directed for the entire shoot. For the Love of Photography made booking very easy. Amanda promptly answered any questions that came to mind and had great suggestions. Thank you, For the Love of Photography for making me feel so beautiful and capturing a moment in time that my husband and I will cherish forever!"

"We had an incredible experience working with Amanda! It was snowing and raining, yet she made it fun for our large crew and captured some great moments. She worked quickly, which is absolutely necessary when dealing with a lot of kids and our pictures are gorgeous. We will definitely be contacting Amanda again!"

"I am not going to lie, I was so nervous about getting maternity photos done. My body had changed so much in just a short amount of time and I was extremely self conscious, even though I was proud and excited for my baby at the same time. Every step of the way, Amanda made the process fun and empowering. I had a blast, and my confidence has been up so much since getting my photos. I feel like I should have never had those thoughts about my body with how beautifully Amanda captured it. If you are thinking about getting maternity photos, DO IT. And book them with Amanda. Period."

"Amanda and For the Love of Photography is amazing! I would highly, highly recommend her for both maternity and newborn! Her maternity sessions will be guaranteed to make you feel beautiful! Amanda has a extensive wardrobe of beautiful dresses, so no need to worry about what to wear. She works with you to find the best light and your best angles, all of her poses are so classic and flattering! Just like our maternity session, our newborn session was wonderful! Babies are so tiny for just a short period of time, I wanted to make sure and capture that special time. I have no idea how she does it, but she is able to make magic with babies! We have beautiful portraits that our family will cherish for ever!"







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For the Love of Photography is an East Lansing, Michigan based family photographer. Amanda specializes in newborn, baby milestone, maternity, family, and motherhood fine art photography. Serving the greater Lansing area: Dewitt, Grand Ledge, Okemos, Lansing, Williamston, Haslett, Howell,  Brighton, Novi, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and surrounding areas

15947 Park Lake Road East Lansing, MI 48824