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I truly cannot wait to become your lifelong family photographer!

My ultimate goal for your experience is to ensure it is as smooth and stress free as possible! I handle literally everything for you! I customize a truly one of a kind session to meet your family's specific needs right down to your favorite colors. I totally get as a mom myself, that the postpartum period can be extremely difficult with a lot of unknowns. Getting your family out the door can be a task in itself as a new parent! I assure you and always encourage parents to come in their sweat pants, lounge on my comfy sofas , take a nap and get ready right in my studio, while I take care of and work with baby. 
Afterwards, you will have beautiful images to hang on the walls in your home or even create a breathtaking album to place on your end table. I love for all families to have high quality, tangible items, to see and feel every day in their loving homes. Your portraits are so much more meaningful when you get to enjoy them everyday and  will tell the story of your family! I hope to follow your family's story throughout the years, beginning with your journey into motherhood, to watching your children and family grow year after year. 

Your session will have full access to all of my custom and handmade studio props, outfits, and backdrops with every milestone session!

Providing you a truly One of a kind experience by PLANNing EVERY Tiny DETAIL!


No two babies are alike and as such, no two sessions are the same. Each newborn I photograph, has a completely different temperament and that is what makes these sessions so exciting!  I want the experience to be calm, enjoyable and stress free, as your overall mood and stress level can influence baby. 

Sessions are typically held between 10-14 days old. Because babies come on their own schedule, I take a limited number of newborn reservations each month. There's only one of me, and dates fill up fast. I recommend booking with me early in your second trimester. I always try to accomadte last minute inquiries, however, they are never guarenteed.

Email me (Amanda) and let's get on a no pressure phone call to chat about your session!



Your session includes a complimentary in person planning consultation. We will tour the studio and dive into all of my handmade props, fully planning your session from your favorite colors, sentimental item requests, props and more! Your session will be customized with every prop and color imaginable. I even have precious little animal lovies of all kinds for your baby to snuggle! I have it all! We will  review the contract together and you will pay the reservation fee to secure your due date.

secure your date


Your session will take place once baby is 10-14 days old. With all the excitement of your new baby, it is best to  contact me before coming home from the hospital to schedule your official session date. A detailed prep guide will be provided to you on how to prepare baby, parents and siblings for the session, including what to wear!

Your session will already be fully planned and set up prior to your arrival according to our plans made during your consultation! Your job is to come and prepare to relax, enjoy or even take a little nap!

 I know getting ready is probably the last thing you want to do with a new baby, so I highly encourage you to show up in your pjs and get ready while I work with baby (after that nap of course)! 

It's Session Day!


The BEST Part!!
One week following your session, we will have a one on one ordering appointment where you will make your final selections of your favorite images! This is also the time where you will also choose handcrafted photo products such as albums, wall art to be displayed in your home, and digital files. I will be here every step of the way guiding you and helping you select the best images for your home! You can expect your final images and fine art pieces to be ready in 4-6 weeks. 

Ordering Appointment


"We had a wonderful experience with Amanda for our newborn session! From the start of the process; she was quick to respond, friendly and professional. During the session, she made us feel very comfortable in her in-home studio and explained her process along the way. Amanda was very gentle with our little one and she captured some amazing pictures. We would definitely recommend Amanda and would use her again in the future!"

"For the Love of Photography is is exceptional! Amanda takes her time with your child/family, she works hard to deliver quality photos. She is incredibly kind and patient. She also takes all proper COVID precautions and keeps your baby very comfortable during the entire process. I highly recommend using her as a way to create keepsake memories for you and your family."

"Amanda was wonderful to work with. Amanda was super helpful and responsive. I am clueless when it comes to coordinating outfits for pictures. Amanda helped me coordinate outfits for my three girls and husband. Everyone looked fabulous. She was great working with children. She captured some beautiful pictures of our entire family and me for my maternity session."

"Our family was so impressed with our For the Love of Photography newborn session. We felt comfortable that all precautions were in place to keep all of us safe and healthy during COVID. Amanda was extremely professional and so patient with our newborn daughter. And when our toddler son was a bit difficult for photos she welcomed us back to her studio on a different day and worked with us to get the best photos of our little family.  We are so impressed with what we have seen of the session so far and can’t wait for the final photos! Highly recommend working with FtLoP!"

"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!"







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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