Family session Melbourne Florida with the Linder Family and boy, did they make it so easy to photograph them. Seriously, what a dream!

From their clothing choices to this location, I was in complete heaven and I am super smitten and proud of these. This is exactly how I hope to shoot all my sessions and how I want all my families to look and feel. To feel open, comfortable, have fun, and show their true selves with their families.


Brianne ran out into the field and Josiah ran right with her. A mother son love is absolutely amazing to watch.

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I adore this family photo so very much. What a gorgeous family

Boys sure do love their mama’s. As a mom of boys myself, we feel a lot of pressure to make sure they grow up with love in their heart and respect for everyone- especially women.


And just like moms, dad’s feel pressure to make sure their sons grow up to be respectable, loyal, and strong men

Josiah has a beautiful soul, such a free spirit and a protective older brother, too.

These smiles are EVERYTHING!

Does this not melt your heart? Look at that love!

You guys are such a strong, beautiful, and loving family. Thank you so much for allowing me to give you these captured moments. I truly adore your family

And we can never forget mom and dad….this is how a family starts, with the love of two people. I adore this love and its a true honor to document this. These boys are going to look back at this later and know immediately how much love their parents have always had for each other and in turn, for them too.

Hey Tobias! I see you Mr. Smiley! Such a handsome little man


To schedule your own session with Amanda, contact us here– We cannot wait to see your family together!

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A day in the life of the Swayze family started with a trip to a piece of property they own which contains fruit orchards, a playset, bee hives, and lush green trees leading down to the water.

As soon as we get there, the girls start running around and showing me all the cool stuff on the grounds- including various poop from wild animals. All part of the process of course and who could say no to these absolutely adorable faces?

This is heaven for these kids who can roam and run and be free. They have become so smart and clever being here, learning about different flowers, how bees make honey, and how and where different fruits grow. What a wonderful place to be a kid and grow up exploring. It’s hard not to revert back to being a kid just by being with them here.

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Miss Cora took to me instantly as we both laughed about silly things like turkey poop and explored and found different kinds of mushrooms and flowers

Kayla was a little more shy and reserved but she too showed me around and made it an adventure

the newest member of the family, Little Leo (the 5th!) was just “hanging” with his mom- see what I did there?

 He watched me intently using those sweet little eyebrows to make the cutest facial expressions. He for sure will let you know when he’s not so sure about something, but he never made a peep only used his face to express himself.

They took me back to the fruit orchards where they have plums, or oranges, and all sorts of amazing florida grown goodness. The buds were starting to bloom indicating that fruit will be growing soon and everytime we saw a little sprout, the girls were so very excited and anxious to find out what they were and what was coming. That kind of excitement is so contagious.

Kristen is such a super mom….I am in awe of her grace and patience and watching her with her family truly shows you just how special she is. And Miss Cora is her little twin.

Fresh fruit from their trees- Nothing better than handpicking them yourself!

Such sweet little laughs

Kayla got a beekeeper suit from Santa for Christmas and was eager to try it out with her dad. I was just as eager to watch her and her dad walk through the process of beekeeping and documenting a bit of it. Truly fascinating and important and I got to try a bit of the honey and it’s so sweet and amazing.

They plan on expanding their beehives soon and I cannot wait until they do. Such a fun thing to watch and learn and the honey that comes from these bees is so yummy


Part II of their session took place in their home later that day. This is where the real deal begins- watching them among their environment, where they are most safe and happy.

I couldn’t have been greeted by a sweeter face


This smile is so darn charming….such a beautiful little man

Keep that innocent smile, Cora…..and that hair. Oh, that hair!


mama love is the best and I think Leo agrees


Kayla- such a little lady. How stinkin’ cute is the romper she’s wearing?


The way Leo looks at Cora is the same way I look at my husband when he asks if I’m sure I want that donut.


and now I am melting


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You guys are seriously the best. Thank you all so much for thee warm and gentle welcome and for allowing me to be your paparazzi for the day

Oh Leo. Little Leo, you’re going to do great things.


We would love to photograph your family, too! If you’re interested in a portrait session, a lifestyle session, or a day in the life of session- contact Amanda here 

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I debated on posting here about this and while this part is photography related, the actual business is not.

Let me step back. I started another business at the end of October called That Good Life. A completely different venture than photography, one that gives me a bit more design creativity. It’s been fun and time consuming and financially consuming, absolutely. I have my first vendor event this weekend here locally in Brevard County and I am nervous and excited all at the same time.

I just wanted to share some images of a friend who came to model for me and the inventory I have so far. I am excited and anxious to share them and proud of where this is going. Where it can go.

Let me remind ya’ll though that photography is and always will be #1. Amanda McMahon Photography is NOT going anywhere. Call me crazy, but dual business ownership- here I come! I hope you embrace this second venture of mine, I always appreciate your support and am grateful for everything!




That Good Life is a clothing shop that I started to focus on Women and kids (for now). Specifically those like me who are moms and bosses and have a bit of a sarcastic and witty personality and are not afraid to call it like they see it.  While here in Melbourne Florida working on my photography business, I decided I wanted to create something for those like me.

This was my very first design- I absolutely love it and these shirts are SOOOO soft!

This tumbler is a favorite from recent orders. 20 ounces of pure awesome

There is some language here, but come on- it’s true.

This is my motto, truly. When I do something I want to be sure I can Hustle and put Heart into it.

This is for all my women bosses!

My first kids shirt- we have these in toddler and youth sizes too

I know I am a little biased because this is my little guy, but dang he’s cute!


Thank you to a dear friend, Catalina for taking these images for me all the way in Maryland

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