Amanda Sudimack | Portraits

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My life’s work is devoted to telling other family’s stories. While the beginning of my career was focused on weddings and events—family portrait commissions have taken front stage for me in recent years. I love photographing families, getting to know you over time, and channeling your unique energy into the work I create.

The friendship we build is one of the great joys of my work—and quite possibly my favorite part of being a photographer.
— Amanda Sudimack

Portfolio

 
 
As a professional fine art photographer myself, the choice of who to use as our photographer was one I took very seriously. I can honestly say that I could not have chosen a better photographer than Amanda. Her images are absolutely beautiful and her kind personality made working with her a pleasure.
— Tealia C.
 
 

A little more about working with me...

  • My goal is to create authentic, timeless work than captures the essence of a person or relationship all while having some fun.
  • While you'll have traditional "portraits", I create a diverse portfolio including portraits, candids, journalistic elements, and character-driven storytelling images.
  • Black & White or color? Trick question deserves trick answer...they both warm my heart.
  • Favorite part of portraits? I'm a kid at heart so hanging out and playing with cute kids is a serious career bonus for me.
  • You should know—I love film and shoot both digital and film. I'm a formally trained fine art film photographer that hasn't forgotten why I fell in love with photography many moons ago. (Film make me very happy.)
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what my clients say...

We have known Amanda for over twelve years, from meeting her ahead of our wedding through family portrait sessions in destinations in Europe.  Amanda has an eye for capturing personality and spirit, from often overlooked details to the larger scale. Amanda has gracefully mastered being able to capture a moment in a single frame as well as tell a story through a series of photos—Amanda professionally and discreetly captures the special moments of the festivities. She applies her experience, talent and creativity to providing a magnificent visual displays.  And, to top it all off, Amanda is a warm, gracious, and fun person with whom to be. When we were ready for family portraits with our newborn daughter.  There was no question regarding with whom we wanted to work.  We did not hesitate to reach out to Amanda to see if we could schedule a session with her.  Amanda was immediately receptive and helpful in coming up with alternatives for us to meet.  We were coming from Asia into Chicago for our session with Amanda and were dedicating time in our short trip home to meet with her.  We were determined that we would fit in a session with Amanda to capture our family in photos as thoughtfully and beautifully as she had done with our wedding day.  Amanda again created an instantly comfortable atmosphere, being receptive to our thoughts but putting her unique edge and creative spin into the pictures.  Over the years, we have regularly scheduled time with Amanda to capture our family in photos all over the world.  She has become a friend through the years, and someone our girls now expect to see as part of our trips to the US to visit family.  As the years have progressed and our daughters have grown up with Amanda knowing them, Amanda has an understanding of their personalities and, in fact, of our family’s personality. Our daughters are comfortable and playful with Amanda, enabling Amanda to capture their spirits on film in the way that reveals their personalities beautifully. The story of our wedding and our growing family is also revealed through the photos we have chosen to frame and the albums that we have developed together with Amanda.  She provides suggestions and advice on how to tell a story through the album and its unique layout. She has endless patience for working with us on selecting the photos for the albums and for gallery wall, as we have a very difficult time weeding down from so many fantastic pictures.  Amanda is sensitive in her advice but also willing to provide straightforward feedback if asked.  Her artistic talent lies both in taking the photo initially but then helpful to display it uniquely and beautifully in an album or on a wall.  As the years have progressed, so too have our orders of Amanda’s photos in our albums.  She has managed to capture the spirit of our daughters so beautifully through her pictures that we simply cannot resist having the photos displayed in albums or in frames.  Our gallery wall of portraits by Amanda may now rival in numbers the display of work in Amanda’s work studio! We would not hesitate to work with Amanda on capturing our family’s story through photos or telling our family’s story through organizing and displaying our pictures.  Amanda has a knack for reading people and capturing moments that lends itself to thoughtfully presenting a personality, a moment, or an event.
— Stephanie S.
Working with Amanda is absolutely incredible.  She has been with us and captured so many important milestones in our lives.  We originally met her for our engagement pictures.  Not only was she able to capture our excitement for our upcoming nuptial but she also captured our love for our rescue dog so wonderfully.  She was then an integral part of our wedding. We could not be happier with how she captured every important moment of the whole day. We have since lost several grandparents and the pictures bring them back to life.  I knew Amanda would be in our lives forever when our family took a year and half to choose the photos to put in the wedding album.  Her patience is incredible!  I wanted a very custom book and Amanda worked so hard to exceed everyexpectation.  When our daughter was born, Amanda was the first person to come to the condo to meet our baby.  Not only did she help a new mom with taking photos for our baby announcement, she perfectly captured all our first moments as a family of three.  Since then, Amanda has taken photos of our daughter as she has grown up and captured special moments with not only us but also with our parents.  After a photo shoot I literally can't wait to see the photos.  An hour with Amanda produces such better photos than anything I get with my typical Mom paparazzi of thousands of photos weekly! Amanda is so easy to work with and simply the best.  She will be in our lives for a very long time.
— Lauren W.
 

Entire Portrait portfolios

These links will take you out of our site to our Client Access area where you can view an entire edited portfolio by Amanda Sudimack. Please note you may be prompted for a password; they are noted in parenthesis below.

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Paris Session |  (password = sagedylan)

London Session |  (password = sagedylan)

 

ready to schedule?

Amanda Sudimack commission investment starts between $1000 - $3000 for sessions in the Chicago area.

She's available for commissions anywhere and travels worldwide regularly. Please inquire with your preferred location and time-frame for an estimate!

We'd be thrilled to send you fees and get you scheduled — email us right now and we'll be in touch shortly!