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Friends, this online home for AKP has been in the works for so long! We've logged 12+ years of photographing families, children, high school seniors, moms and dads, newborns, businesses and dancers in the PNW and finally I have a place to share info about these sessions, showcase some gorgeous AKP faces and share some education on how to prepare for sessions, how to book a session, what to expect before, during and after a session, and much more. Thank you for visiting our new online home and THANK YOU to all former and current AKP families for being on this journey with me!

I'm so excited you're here.

welcome!

I've been blessed to be able to meet families at a gorgeous PNW tree farm every November and make beautiful photos together. I'm so thankful that even with the craziness 2020 has brought to the world, we're able to continue this tradition. We'll be in the fresh air of the great outdoors and minimal props will be used between families this year in order to keep things as Covid-19 respectful as possible. 

making magic at the tree farm

2020

more info

Tree farm mini session slots are currently filled; please message me privately to be put onto the waiting list. 

galleries

In the theatre or the studio, backstage or out in the world, let a former dancer capture your passion.

dance

perform.

Natural light, lifestyle newborn sessions of parents and baby. Minimal props; lots of real love.
$300

newborn & fresh 48

brand new.

Capture a fleeting time
in life that changes
your path forever. 
$200

maternity

expecting.

Headshots, office documentary, events, social media stock.
Session fees vary.

BUSiness

more than headshots.

Multiple outfits that reflect your style or interests, locations that mean something to you.
$200

senior

big moments.

Family portraits with connection, laughter, movement and minimal posing.
$200

family & children

Your loved ones.

your loved ones

family

$200

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A family session with AKP lasts 1-2 hours and takes place at a location of your choosing, usually outdoors or in other locations with good natural light. It's always fun to visit a spot your family enjoys or a place where you've logged special memories together. It's also a great idea to have a photographer come along with you on a family adventure -- to a pumpkin patch, a picnic in the mountains, a splash date at the lake. Message me for ideas if you're wanting something unique and different for your family session or visit here for larger adventure sessions.

Session fees cover photographer's time and talent to capture and process an average of 50-60 images (though usually many more) for your review in an online, password-protected gallery, from which you will get to personally select your favorites to purchase or print separately. Additional fees of $15 per person apply for groups of more than six and also for travel to distances more than 40 miles outside of the 98047 zip code.

All high-resolution digital files come custom-edited and downloadable directly to your own computer or handheld device with the click of a few buttons.

10 images = $100
25 images = $200
Entire session (no less than 60 images) = $450
Single digital image (1-9 files) = $20 per image 

What to expect...

Tips on how to style your family and pick outfits without being too "matchy-matchy," how to prep young kids (and husbands!) for a fun session, how to select the ideal location for your family photos, how to trust your photographer and generally what to expect at an AKP family session coming soon!

$200

big moments

senior

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An senior session with AKP lasts 90-120 minutes and takes place at a location of your choosing, usually outdoors or in other locations with good natural light. I encourage seniors to choose favorite places and spaces for us to visit, as this helps us tell the story of who they are and what they love in this milestone year of their lives.

Session fees cover photographer's time and talent to capture and process an average of 50-60 images (though usually many more) for your review in an online, password-protected gallery, from which you will get to personally select your favorites to purchase or print separately. Additional fees apply for travel to distances more than 40 miles outside of the 98047 zip code. 

All high-resolution digital files come custom-edited and downloadable directly to your own computer or handheld device with the click of a few buttons.

10 images = $100
25 images = $200
Entire session (no less than 60 images) = $450
Single digital image (1-9 files) = $20 per image 

Tips on how many outfits to bring with you, how to select the perfect location, whether or not to include your sports or hobbies in your photos and generally what else to expect on your senior session coming soon!

what to expect...

business

$1000 full day

$500 half day

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more than just headshots

Amanda Kay Photography has provided photographs for a variety of businesses in the PNW area, including educational organizations, dance schools, city councils, manufacturing corporations, home builders and other privately-owned businesses. We provide traditional headshots, non-traditional professional portraits and journalistic-style story-telling images for you to use on your company's website or social media platforms. 

Session fees cover the photographer's time and expertise to prepare for, capture and process an average of 50-60 images (though usually many more) for your review in an online, password-protected gallery. Additional fees may apply for travel to distances more than 40 miles outside of the 98047 zip code. 

Maternity sessions are an AKP favorite and last 60-90 minutes at any place of your choosing, usually outdoors or in other locations with good natural light. Older children are encouraged to participate so they can snuggle in with mama before another baby enters the family photo. Individual shots of mom during this spectacular time in motherhood can happen before or after full family shots. 

Session fees cover photographer's time and talent to capture and process an average of 50-60 images (though usually many more) for your review in an online, password-protected gallery, from which you will get to personally select your favorites to purchase or print separately. Additional fees of $15 per person apply for groups of more than six and also for travel to distances more than 40 miles outside of the 98047 zip code.



All high-resolution digital files come custom-edited and downloadable directly to your own computer or handheld device with the click of a few buttons.

maternity

book now

$200

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or $100 with belly to baby plan

10 images = $100
25 images = $200
Entire session (no less than 60 images) = $450
Single digital image (1-9 files) = $20 per image 

What to expect (from akp) when you're expecting...

Tips on what to wear to be most comfortable and flattering to a growing baby bump, how to select the ideal location, and generally what else to expect at an AKP maternity session coming soon!

Click here to learn how to get your maternity session for just $100!

expecting

AKP newborn sessions last anywhere from 90 minutes to 3 hours and occur in the client's home, near good natural light, or can be outdoors in summer months. Older children are encouraged to participate at the beginning of the session for full family photos and then can go play while we focus on mom, dad and baby. Newborns should be in simple clothing or wrapped in blankets with just a diaper on, while the temperature in the home should be taken a little higher than normal so baby stays toasty. We take lots of breaks during newborn sessions so baby can be fed, soothed or changed whenever he or she needs. The baby calls the shots at these sessions! 

Session fees cover photographer's time and talent to capture and process an average of 50-60 images (though usually many more) for your review in an online, password-protected gallery, from which you will get to personally select your favorites to purchase or print separately. 

All high-resolution digital files come custom-edited and downloadable directly to your own computer or handheld device with the click of a few buttons.

$250

NEWBORN

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OR AS PART OF BELLY TO BABY PLAN

10 images = $100
25 images = $200
Entire session (no less than 60 images) = $450
Single digital image (1-9 files) = $20 per image 

What to expect...

Tips on what to wear, how to prep baby, mother and the rest of the family, and what to expect at an AKP newborn session coming soon!

brand new

Thinking about a maternity session too? Click here to see how to add one for just $100!

perform

dance

prices vary

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Dance was my first love. So it's only natural that I would find it a true gift to be able to combine both my first passion with my second. I've been photographing dancers in the greater Seattle area for 10 years, both on stage and off of it. As a former dance student in a variety of genres, I have the ability to capture photos of dancers at their best. Are you a dancer yourself who needs audition photos (headshots and arabesques)? Are you a studio owner looking for a photographer for your performances or images of your students at work in the studio? 






Session fees cover the photographer's time and expertise to prepare for, capture and process images for your review in an online, password-protected gallery. Clients can expect an average of 10-20 simple headshot/arabesque options, 50-60 images for full dance portrait sessions or many more for performance or rehearsal documentation, depending on the type of event being photographed. 

All high-resolution digital files come custom-edited and downloadable directly to your own computer or handheld device with the click of a few buttons.

10 images = $100
25 images = $200
Entire session (no less than 60 images) = $450
Single digital image (1-9 files) = $20/image 

Headshots + arabesque mini session: $40
Dancer portrait session: $200 (plus digital images purchased separately; see below)
Event, studio, rehearsal or performance photographer: $200/hour

Dance was my first love. So it's only natural that I would find it a true gift to be able to combine both my first passion with my second. I've been photographing dancers in the greater Seattle area for 10 years, both on stage and off of it. As a former dance student in a variety of genres, I have the ability to capture photos of dancers at their best. Are you a dancer yourself who needs audition photos (headshots and arabesques)? Are you a studio owner looking for a photographer for your performances or images of your students at work in the studio? 




Session fees cover the photographer's time and expertise to prepare for, capture and process images for your review in an online, password-protected gallery. Clients can expect an average of 10-20 simple headshot/arabesque options, 50-60 images for full dance portrait sessions or many more for performance or rehearsal documentation, depending on the type of event being photographed. 

All high-resolution digital files come custom-edited and downloadable directly to your own computer or handheld device with the click of a few buttons.

*Add a maternity session (and 25 included digital images) to this photo plan for just $100.

Three total sessions at $300 each + 25 digital images included from each session with signed contract. The Baby's 1st Year Mini Plan includes a 2-4 hour newborn session in the first few weeks of your child's life, full sessions (up to 2 hours) at 6 months and 1 year, plus 25 digital images from each session. All sessions take place on location, in your home or another place of your choosing.

THREE FULL SESSIONS + 25 DIGITAL IMAGES FROM EACH SESSION

$900

Baby's 1st year MINI

*Add a maternity session (and 25 included digital images) to this photo plan for just $100.

Five total sessions at $240 each + 25 digital images from each session with signed contract! The Baby's 1st Year package includes a 2-4 hour newborn session plus *four* additional sessions over the course of your baby's first year and 20 digital images from each session. Newborn photos are taken in the first few weeks of your baby's life and then we'll photograph your child again at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year. All sessions take place on location, in your home or another place of your choosing. 

FIVE FULL SESSIONS + 25 DIGITAL IMAGES FROM EACH SESSION

$1200

Baby's 1st year

One on-location maternity session (1-2 hours), a newborn session (2-4 hours) after your baby arrives and 25 digital images from each session. 

TWO 2-HOUR SESSIONS + 25 DIGITAL IMAGES FROM EACH SESSION

*SAVINGS OF $75!

$700

belly to baby

Photos from before you were married, celebrating your engagement, plus another session commemorating your first anniversary. These two full sessions are at locations of your choice -- at home or some of your favorite date night spots (up to three locations). 

TWO 2-HOUR SESSIONS + 25 DIGITAL IMAGES FROM EACH SESSION

*SAVINGS OF $100!

$650

engagement to anniversary

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We're headed back to the tree farm this November and I couldn't be more excited about it! Holiday mini sessions are some of my very favorites and I look forward to them all year long. Dress in your holiday best and grab the perfect images for your annual holiday cards or just throw on your cozy flannel button-ups and get some updated family photos amidst the trees. These photos are so very Pacific Northwest with the trees, the sun rays shining through the foggy hills, gravel roads and yellow grasses underfoot. Families bundle up and get cozy amidst the trees and I get to photograph it all!

2020 holiday
mini sessions

$200 | 20 minutes | 10 images

Auburn, Wash.

let's make some pictures

I take a lot of photos. I always have. How can I not? Life has so  many beautiful moments to cherish. Taking photographs of those moments allows us to relive them in a way that no other art form or memory can. I've always been a historian, a preserver of memories. And yet as a child, I never considered being a photographer. I explored journalism, graphic design, marketing and public relations before I found my real passion in making photographs.

...and i can't wait to meet you.

this is me

I spent my childhood dancing, reading, making music, and drawing. Mostly dancing, but my heart was deep in any creative art form. My love of dancing and singing took me to Washington State University where I joined a performance group, met my husband and worked in student publications as an editor.

My deeper exploration with photography began when I got a new lens for my little Nikon D50, after I had my first child in 2008. I taught myself, practiced with my amateur equipment and learned from others I admired as much as from my own missteps and successes. 

about mandy

I've lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest my entire life and have recently begun to nurture a love of hiking with my family.  We also love to go to Disney parks and of course, I love photographing all of our adventures together.   

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

family, friends, Jesus, arts

mandy's life

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