Testimonials
We LOVE the photos that Amanda took. My baby is nearly a year old, and I only wished that we had found her sooner. The shots are stunning! Plus she edited them and added some really cool effects. I will definitely go back to her again and again!

Angela Spalsbury
It’s often difficult to choose a photographer to help capture lifetime memories for your family. So when I came across an internet special for New Direction Photography, I was not sure what to expect. Well, our experience with Amanda far exceeded our expectations! She was able to capture pictures of our family in moments of tenderness and joy! Not an easy feat with two large dogs and an infant! Amanda’s professionalism, patience, and creativity helped us through the shoot and resulted in some great photos! All of this, along with her reasonable pricing, made our experience memorable!
Karen Stormann
"I can't thank Amanda enough for her generous support and fantastic photography. Amanda offered to donate her time and resources for my coming home party after rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean for safe drinking water. At the event, she set up a photo booth so hundreds of the attendees could take pictures with me. She was very organized, professional, and friendly. With her support, we raised nearly $1,500 for safe drinking water projects. I am so grateful for her support in making my coming home event that much more special."

Katie Spotz
Youngest person ever to row an ocean solo
First American to row from Africa to South America
I do not really think words can describe the quality of Amanda's work. The photographs speak for themselves. In fact "photographs" do not accurately describe her artistic ability to capture all the beautiful moments of any special occasion and her professional presence and knowledge. I highly recommend New Direction Photography for your special occasions.
Denise Milhollan
Burton, OH
Amanda is a terrific photographer and stellar member of the philanthropic community. Her generosity of heart and professionalism make for terrific partnerships.

Hope Brustein
Executive Director
Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village
Amanda,

We just love the portraits that you took of our management staff. I had dreaded the whole experience of trying to coordinate the schedules to get everyone together and deal with all of the “I don’t like having my picture taken” comments. But appointment day came off without a hitch. It all went smoothly and the pictures were great. We were surprised that it only took about 10 minutes per person which kept everyone’s schedule for the day on track. The Re-touches for fly away hair and skin tones, etc. looked perfect. Now I have some great professional images to use on our website and for the promotional materials for our nationwide seminars. Thank you for your professionalism and your upbeat manner. It made the entire experience easy and even fun. The best thing was that the price was less than half of the other quotes that I had received. It was a total win-win. The portrait of Bug, our Executive Vice President in charge of Customer Relations was our favorite.

Carolyn Lookabill
Director of Business Development
Richter & Associates, Inc.
I am so glad we go to Amanda at New Direction. Our time with her started when I was pregnant and continues as our little girl grows. It means so much to have the belly pictures; Amanda captured the beauty of my belly so well. Shortly after our maternity session I had my baby girl, we went in for the newborn pictures and Amanda was so great. We now have wonderful pictures of her tiny body and all her little parts, can't believe she was that small. Her first month pictures are priceless; they leave me speechless every time I look at them. I am so glad we get to watch her grow from one month to three and so on. Each time we go in I'm so relaxed, Amanda knows what she is doing and is so great with kids. Babies grow so fast, to have these amazing pictures that capture the changes is such a gift. I will definitely go to New Direction for my next pregnancy and children’s pictures. Thanks Amanda for doing such a great job.

Nicolette Miller
January 2010 Wedding:

Amanda was recommended to us by my mother-in-law who knew of Amanda's fantastic work. Our wedding and reception were a few hours apart and we thought this might be an issue when it came to pictures and packaging. Amanda made us feel at ease when she was able to adapt one of her packages to fit our individual situation. On our special day, Amanda was at the church extra early to make sure everything ran smoothly and created a pressure free environment for everyone involved. Every picture combination you can imagine was taken without any hesitation from Amanda. She clearly knew the importance of the occasion and made everyone feel so welcome. Once at the reception, Amanda greeted us and the bridal party and made sure that every picture we had imagined was taken before she left. We never felt rushed or inconvenienced. Amanda made me feel like I had known her for years and therefore I knew everything about our perfect day was in the hands of a great person!
Thank you Amanda,
Love, Todd & Chelsea
New Direction Photography is truly a pet friendly studio. Amanda takes the time to make "friends" with the animals, so they are relaxed. I took my two dogs in for a portrait session and Amanda truly captured their personalities.

Jill Vinecourt
Amanda did a wonderful job photographing my son's Bar Mitzvah. She arrived early and stayed late into the event to capture all of those special moments. I highly recommend New Direction Photography.

-Sue H.
I had such a great time during my photo shoot with Amanda! She had me laugh and I enjoyed myself while at the studio. I have seen her work and everything is fantastic! If there is something that you do not like in the photo she is happy and willing to fix it. I would highly recommend Amanda and New Direction Photography. I will most definitely be making second appearances and bringing all of my friends along with me! Thanks so much Amanda you were awesome!

Victoria Marchant
Kenston '11
I thought that taking senior pictures would be a little odd, but they weren't because of Amanda. She knew what she was doing and she always knew how to get a smile out of me to create good pictures. I'm very pleased with my pictures and I have already recommended her to other friends.

Jeffrey Sweigert
Cardinal '10
On behalf of the directors of the Geauga County Fair, it is my pleasure to to endorse and recommend Ms. Amanda Hrabak of New Direction Photography.

Amanda has been involved with taking photographs at the fair for several years. In 2009 she was hired as the official fair photographer. She handled the annual event better than anyone previously. She was available at every show and activity. Her photographs were of outstanding quality and her presence was extremely professional as she blended in with any event.

I would recommend Amanda for any event or photography need.
Paul Harris
Secretary, GCAS
Amanda did the most amazing job on my senior pictures. I was so pleased with her work and will now go to her for any pictures I need. It is a hard decision trying to figure out who to go to for pictures. Overall, I am so happy I chose New Direction. Amanda has such a strong personality that makes your session with her so enjoyable. I cant even explain how much fun I had at the studio. After seeing my senior portraits, my family plans to go to New Direction Photography for any pictures needed. Amanda, you did a great job and I am so pleased with your work. Thanks again!
-Amber
Kenston Class of 2010
Amanda has been taking pictures of my family for over 6 years. She always exudes a high level of professionalism while also making the entire family feel comfortable. Amanda has taken amazing portraits, capturing the true personality of each member of our family, including the dog. Most recently we took our son in for his 18 month portraits. Unfortunately it was his nap time and not totally cooperative. Amanda was patient and made it fun for him. She even got down on the floor and played with him, while continuing to photograph him. At one point he even hurt himself and as I consoled him she took a picture of me kissing him. It is one of our favorite pictures! New Directions Photography is a warm, personable and inviting place and I always look forward to our next photo sessions! I am pleased to know Amanda will be taking my daughters Senior portraits next year! Thank you Amanda for capturing my family on film!!!
Sharon Roediger
I am recommending Amanda Hrabak, president/owner and photographer of New Direction Photography for all your photography needs.

I have known Amanda for 3 years and I have nothing but respect for her and her work. My son had his senior pictures taken by Amanda, 2 years ago and now my graduating senior also had her senior pictures taken by Amanda. Amanda’s work is beautiful and she makes all her subjects at ease while photographing them. I have recommended Amanda to all my friends who have seniors at Solon High School.

Amanda is a fine young lady and a good professional photographer. Our family is extremely happy with Amanda’s work and her prices cannot be beat.
Sincerely,
Lynn Ptak
heyy! I had an awesome time taking pictures. It was really fun and a new experience for me! It was really easy! Thanks so much for letting me be a Kenston rep! thanks so much for taking my pics! it was so much fun! i am glad i did it!

-Audrey Roy
Kenston '10
I can not say enough how pleased I am with Amanda's work. She took photographs of my son when he was 9 months old and then pictures of my entire family. She was very professional and easy to work with. She took the time to work with the kids and as a result got some really precious photographs that we will treasure.

I highly recommend Amanda. She does beautiful, quality work and she is also great to work with. I will definetly be going back to her in the future.

Laurel Nyerges Samsonas
Being the owner of a small business, it is important to receive quality services on a small business budget. I found Amanda Hrabak, owner of New Direction Photography to be the answer to all of my advertising needs. New Direction Photography (Amanda) did all my photography, advertising layouts, business cards and banners. New Direction Photography completed all of my needs in a timely and professional manner and within my budget. I will not hesitate to refer anyone in need of photography or advertising services to New Direction Photography.
Sincerely,
Madeleine Schneider
Owner, Silver Rose Alpaca Farm & Gift Shop.
Working with Amanda was totally positive. The session was fun and relaxed; the photos were excellent; and the service and turnaround were outstanding.
Victoria Welling
Principal WordEdge: Writing That Business
We are big fans of Amanda and her work. She's bright and intuitive about what pictures to shoot. She takes a personal interest in her subjects and has a way of capturing great shots without intruding. No one likes an "in your face" photographer. Amanda's pleasant personality and quiet demeanor create a relaxed setting which lends itself to capturing her subjects in a very natural way. Her success at this is evidenced by her work. Give New Direction Photography a try. You won't be disappointed!

The Ford Family
I am a twin, so with 2 kids senior portraits can get to be pretty pricey. Amanda was so willing to help my family financially, which took a huge burden off of my parents. I really enjoyed taking my pictures in such a relaxed environment and Amanda was very easy to communicate with. I have reccommended her to my friends and I will continue to reccommend her to anyone seeking a senior portraits!

Maggie Clegg
Chagrin Falls '10
We wanted to thank Amanda for the beautiful pictures she took or our children. Taking pictures of three small children is no easy task and she not only did it well, she was extremely patient and worked quickly while doing so. I also can't thank her enough for creating a beautiful custom Christmas card for us. Amanda spent a lot of time with me to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. She made me feel like I was her only client.

Barbara Williams
I had so much fun watching Winston get his pictures taken! It was such a blast! I know he enjoyed it too (lots of treats and new sights and sounds)! And the pictures are so adorable and professional, thanks! Anyone in need of photos for any occasion should contact Amanda!
Amanda Foley
Winston(the dog)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You have no idea how much I love ALL the pictures you took! The slideshow was SO beautiful! I can't stop looking at all the pictures! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

-Shannon Formanksi
What can I say about the awesome pictures Amanda took of me. I am now going to go to her for any type of photos I need done. I am going to tell all of my senior classmates of the class 2010 to go to her. She captures the person very well, so I believe that all of my classmate will be very happy and satisfied with their pictures, like me. I highly recommend New Direction Photography to anyone for any type of occasions.
Tina Fade, Newbury, Ohio.
Amanda is definitely a professional..She knows the ways to get you to smile and i havent smiled so much in a long time!! she is definitely skilled and gifted at what she does. I would reccomend her to anyone and everyone who is looking for some good quality time with their photographers! and some good pics too! Thanks for the great time and im looking forward to seeing my pictures!! Thanks again!! : )

Matt Ludlow
Cardinal
'10
This fall my daughter, Abby, had her senior photo session with Amanda at her studio,
New Direction Photography, in Chagrin Falls. Amanda devoted the entire hour to Abby,
both shooting indoors and outside, making her feel like a teenage star. The session
was great fun and the pictures turned out to be a remarkably authentic capturing of
Abby. Amanda remained open to Abby’s ideas and they worked together to snap
photos that were both formal and fun.

I would highly recommend Amanda to any parents looking for a senior picture
photographer. She is very professional and has great follow up during the selection and
ordering process. Her studio is small but not limited, in fact, it is amazing what she can
accomplish in the space. The only problem we had with the whole experience was that
we had too many great photographs to chose from when it came time to order. In my
opinion, that really is the best kind of problem to have.

We wish Amanda much continued success in her business. It is really refreshing to find
someone who truly loves what she does for a living and it is that passion for her work
that comes through during your time with her. Amanda is a great choice for not only
senior pictures but family, baby, engagement, wedding or anything that you would like
to capture for a lifetime.

Denise Montrose
Brecksville, OH