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I am a big believer in celebrating authenticity and individuality. I aim to created a personalized family photography experience that is unique to each family I work with. This creates a comfortable and down-to-earth experience that is fun instead of stressful. In this post I will share what a personalized family photography experience looks like, […]

Personalized Family Photography | Eugene Oregon Photographer

Big sister kissing little sister as family snuggles up on blanket in the park

Family photos are such a treasure! But there’s no denying that some stressors may arise when planning for them. To help make your photography experience be as relaxed and easy as possible, I’ve complied a list of ways to help you prepare for stress-free family photos. 1. Share your heart with me As your Eugene, […]

Prepare for stress-free family photos

Parents cuddling their baby girl as they make her smile during family photos

Why I love family photos at Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mount Pisgah Arboretum is one of my favorite locations for family photos, maternity photos, and even outdoor newborn photos. It is a beautifully constructed living tree museum in Eugene, Oregon. I love family photos at Mount Pisgah for it’s scenery, accessibility, and familiarity. The scenery The […]

Eugene, Or Family Photos at Mount Pisgah

Family of five laughing joyfully while tickling youngest son during a fun and comfortable family photography session with Lux Marina Photography

Long are the days of dragging your family down to the mall and forcing them to smile awkwardly at the camera for photos. I’m a 90’s kid, so I remember these photo sessions being so uncomfortable. The images of my childhood display that as well. These family photos did not capture our connection or genuine […]

Outdoor family photos in Eugene, OR

There’s no denying that in home newborn photography is a special kind of storytelling! As a lifestyle newborn photographer based in Eugene Oregon, I feel so honored when families invite me into their homes, to meet their newest little love, and document this amazing time for them. Reasons to book an in home newborn session: […]

In Home Newborn Photography Eugene Oregon

lifestyle newborn session at the gray lab in Corvallis Oregon

Lifestyle newborn session at The Gray Lab studio in Corvallis Oregon This lifestyle newborn session at The Gray Lab in Corvallis, Oregon was warm, fun, and full of so many tender moments. The Gray Lab is my number one studio rental option when in home or outdoor photos are not an option. This is a […]

The Gray Lab Corvallis Newborn Session

Documenting my pregnancy with maternity self portraits To me, photography is all about pausing time. It’s a way to hold onto fleeting memories and allow them to live on through art. Something I really regret from my first pregnancy is that I didn’t take many photos. I have a handful of cell phone mirror selfies […]

Maternity Self Portraits

Mother grasping babies hand in black and white image during a Eugene Oregon newborn session

In home newborn sessions are where it’s at! They are natural, comfortable, and raw. As your Eugene Oregon newborn photographer, I’m here for the authentic documentary style newborn sessions that capture the moments you never way to forget. This in home newborn session was all about these new parents loving their sweet little baby in […]

Eugene Oregon Newborn Photographer

There is something so incredibly magical about the Oregon Coast. It’s a location that beautifully complements the complete joy of welcoming a new baby Earth-side! As a Eugene, Oregon based maternity photographer, venturing to the Oregon Coast for growing families is a joy! This beautiful couples love for adventure and each other made this Oregon […]

Oregon Coast Maternity Session

Beautiful newborn girl looking as camera wearing pale pink onesie during her newborn session in Eugene Oregon family home

This lifestyle newborn session in Eugene, Oregon was full of so many magical moments. As a Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer, I aim to make your photo experience as easy and seamless as possible. Which is why I highly recommend in home, lifestyle newborn sessions like this. They create a relaxed environment that adds an even […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session Eugene Oregon

I am a lifestyle photographer based in Eugene, Oregon. I specialize in candid family and maternity sessions set against stunning locations like the Oregon Coast or Cascades. I also have a big love for intimate in-home family and newborn sessions.

In cultivating a lighthearted and welcoming atmosphere, my goal is to foster a relaxed and friendly dynamic during your photo session. My interactive and joyful approach focuses on capturing genuine moments. Parents who encourage their kids to be kids and explore nature, while trusting in the beauty of authentic connection, are my kind of families. I will provide direction as needed, but I will also step back and photograph your family not just for what you look like, but for who you are. Resulting in imagery that illustrates your family's unique story as masterful works of art. 

I am also a wife, mama to two wild little things, yogi, nature lover, and dance party enthusiast. To me, family is everything. It's my main inspiration in life and I absolutely love connecting with others who share the same view.

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