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What to wear for a Fresh 48 session explained by Eugene Oregon baby photographer Lux Marina Photography

Yay! You’ve just booked a Fresh 48 session. First off, congratulations! I’m so excited to document this beautiful time in your family’s life. But if you’re anything like me, or the many other moms I work with, you may be wondering what to wear for your Fresh 48 session. This is a very common question […]

What to Wear for a Fresh 48 Session?

spring family maternity session at Mt Pisgah in Eugene Oregon with family wearing beautifully cohesive outfits

Why I love spring family photos in Oregon! This is an unpopular opinion but as a Eugene, Oregon based photographer, I believe spring is the best season for family photo sessions in Oregon. Here’s why: Spring is a magical time for blossoming new life! The earth is lush with greenery, ferns, and moss. Wildflowers grow […]

What to Wear for Spring Family Photos | Eugene Oregon Photographer

The Oregon coast is such a perfect backdrop for your next family photos! But you may be wondering how to prepare for any curve balls being near the ocean can present. In this post I will share how to prepare for Oregon Coast family photos, my favorite coast locations, and what to wear for your […]

Prepare for Oregon Coast Family Photos

Eugene Oregon maternity photographer, Eugene Oregon birth photographer, Newborn photographer in Eugene Oregon, Eugene family maternity session

Family maternity photos are the sweetest way to document your families special in-between period before you grow in size. This family maternity session took was at Spencer Butte and was such a joy. This mama did such an amazing job communicating with me about her family dynamic, vision for their session, and even brought backup […]

Family Maternity Session at Spencer Butte

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

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

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

Pregnant belly captured during maternity photos

This Salem Oregon maternity session captured some of the most heart melting maternity photos ever! Seriously, this family was a complete joy and made my job as a maternity photographer so fun. I have a huge passion for motherhood and the transitional beauty of pregnancy. Which is why I am such a huge advocate for […]

Salem Oregon Maternity Photos

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.

I'm Amanda

Hello & welcome! 

of Lux Marina Photography


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