I'd love to tell your family's story! But until then, here's mine...

Playful & heartfelt storytelling that celebrates genuine moments

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First off, thank you for visiting my website. I'm so excited you're here! My love for photography started my Freshmen year of high school, shooting on and developing film, and I've had a strong passion for growing with the art ever since. I specialize in preserving memories from that maternity glow, the raw sacredness of birth, to newborn bliss, and the warmth of family bonds.

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Hey, friend! I'm Amanda

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Beyond the lens, I'm married to a certified goof-ball, a human mama to two wild things, and a fur mama to a small pack of fur babes. They are my world and the true inspiration for my laid back and emotive approach to photography. I'm also a little bit of a nature loving hippie chic who really loves traveling to beautiful places and manifesting the acreage my family will own and live on someday.

Your session will be about crafting a joyful experience, leaving you feeling not just photographed, but cared for, prepared, and at ease. With in-depth preparation guides, location assistance, personalized styling, and my professional guidance, we will create a photoshoot that is playful, comfortable, and uniquely you.

For me, photos are more than pixels or paper. They are bridges to the past, vessels that cradle memories and loved ones. Family isn't just a chapter in life; it's the entire novel. Let's turn your memories into timeless works of art. 

My biggest inspiration is found in my everyday life as a mom. Just trying to remember it all! I want to pause time & hold onto life's fleeting moments. The earliest days of life, squishy thigh rolls, gummy smiles, big belly laughs, & the simple beauty of being present with those that mean the most. These types of moments are my continuous inspiration for photography. I'm obsessed  with emotive details & aim to capture moments that never want to be forgotten.

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Some of my favorite sessions...

- Alieh

We were blessed to work with Amanda for our maternity, birth, and newborn photos! She is incredibly kind and easy-going, and created a safe place for each session for our family's personality and uniqueness to really shine through. She's masterful at matching your energy and had a way of knowing exactly what was needed in the moment. And the end results were breathtaking - we now have priceless keepsakes of such a special time in our family's life. And since this babe is likely our last, working with Amanda and the product of her work created some lovely closure to the beautiful experience that is pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

What past clients are saying...


Amanda is the most amazing photographer! She did a family/maternity shoot for us, and captured the most beautiful moments! She was so creative and awesome at making us feel comfortable so our personalities could shine through. So happy I found her!


"We loved our experience with Lux Marina Photography. Amanda put the whole family at ease. Which is no small task with my photo-resistant husband and two young children. The whole morning felt so much like a playful romp in nature, I almost forgot we were doing a shoot. Which I realize now must have been her goal - she captured such wonderfully candid and tender moments between us!"


Amanda is such an amazing photographer! My husband & I can be pretty awkward, but she made us feel so comfortable like we were just hanging out with a good friend while getting pictures of us taken. She was open to all of my different location ideas& very quick at responding to questions. I highly recommend her for your intimate family photos & I am very much looking forward to doing our newborn photos with her.


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