Amanda Graves is not only an amazing photographer, but an amazing individual. I was lucky enough to discover her just in time for the arrival of our third child, Hannah. I have had a bit of a different road than most when you think of your kids and having their pictures taken. You see our oldest, Addie, when she was born had complications and was hospitalized for months at birth - eliminating any chance of having the beginning days with her being photographed. Because of her health condition over the years, we could rarely find someone willing to take the time to capture those special moments in a photograph of a child that every parent longs for. So when I made the phone call to Amanda just before our third made her arrival into the world - from the moment I spoke with Amanda I knew she would be who would capture all of those "special" moments not only of Hannah, but of all 3 of our children and us as a family. I was blown away by her work before, and was amazed at seeing all the sweet babies she has photographed in such a unique way. What she has done and has captured for our family is the most incredible work and I couldn't be more appreciative. She is deserving of this award in SO many ways - her talent is second to none and she should be recognized by all!
The 2014 Louisville A-List awards are based on more than 20,000 votes from local Louisville-area experts.