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About Amanda

Hello! My name is Amanda Marie (Kellen) Amundson and I started AMK Photo in 2017.

I am married to a wonderful man named Collin who was the boy next door growing up. We live in Isanti Minnesota with a Holland Lop bunny named Nilla and an English Setter named Vader.  

If I am not behind the camera I am probably trying to relax in the sun or relax with a small-town romance book. Otherwise, I am visiting a brewery, getting a tattoo, playing pull tabs.. basically anything to keep myself busy!

I have always been obsessed with taking pictures, in digital or film. I spent my high school years with a camera in my hand or hiding in the darkroom doing extra assignments. I truly found happiness through that viewfinder. After graduating college with my photography degree, I found the true beauty in capturing people. 


I asked my clients how they would describe me as a photographer and they said...

“relaxed, friendly, easy going, warm, professional but fun, detail-oriented, timely and flexible, and lastly the ultimate hype girl."


Each of these is incredibly true! When you book me as your photographer, you will notice that I have a very calm, relaxed, and easy-going demeanor. I have so much experience working with young children and I have found that being calm is the best way to ease them into the photoshoot. The same might go for your significant other who is not exactly thrilled to have their picture taken, haha! In our session, I will do a mix of posed and documentary-style shots that will allow us to have fun during the session while capturing details that the normal eye may miss. This also takes the stress out of photographing kiddos and allows them to enjoy the session as well!  


I am so glad you’re here and I can't wait to capture your memories in their truest form while making sure to catch the perfect shots worth sharing with your family and friends.

A Little More About Me

My house is full of  80+ houseplants and I love taking care of them all.

The real star of the home is Nilla, my holland lop. I have had her for as long as I have been running my business so she has kept me company in all my late-night editing sessions, She loves to follow me around the house, but only where there is carpet because she is afraid of hardwood floors! Ha. She also loves houseplants, well to snack on my houseplants. You’ll see a little nod to her in my sub logo, the plants shaped into bunny ears. 


I absolutely love to travel–in and outside of Minnesota. I thrive in the outdoors, as long as it's mostly warm. To me, a day spent walking in the trees is basically a day spent in heaven. Oh and as you can imagine, I have a passion for photography and capturing memories through my lens!


I cannot wait to learn more about you!


"Amanda has seen our family evolve and grow and even captured it in beautiful photographs that we will cherish forever"

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