Playful & heartfelt storytelling 

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Your playful and heartfelt photography sessions will illustrate the power of photographs to freeze time. They aren't just pixels and paper; they are your family heirlooms, capturing real-life moments that will be cherished for generations to come. Each image becomes a treasure, whispering stories of love and joy. Book your family session and let your family's story be preserved in images that hold more meaning than meets the eye. 

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

Experience

An Adventurous & Genuine Family Session

Meaningful family photos that capture the emotive details & authentic joy of celebrating your real life moments. My goal as your photographer is not only to take beautiful images. But also to create a comfortable & relaxed photography experience that allows you & your family to feel at ease. I want you to forget about the camera & focus on the love you feel for your family.

Sessions are child led. Meaning if your child doesn't want to snuggle or play a certain game, we will pivot. Let's engage with nature instead! Look at bugs or pick flowers. I want to avoid making the experience feel forced or unnatural. My laid-back approach allows you to focus on loving your family while we create something special together.

Let's start planning your family session!

Details

Family Session

You will receive my professional guidance through the entire planning process. This includes the best time to shoot based on lighting, a list of carefully scouted locations, & an informative welcome guide to help you feel prepared for a fun filled session. I also offer personalized wardrobe planning with use of my virtual styling program & 1-1 assistance from me. 

Storytelling Packages

Families, Maternity, Newborns, Fresh 48

* All portrait sessions require a $250 retainer fee at time of booking. This covers reservation of your date & session preparation. The remaining balance is due 1 week before your session date.

Newborn

Family/Maternity

Fresh 48

Natural newborn & family posing

30 beautifully edited images selected by you via proof gallery

1:1 styling assistance 

Takes place in the comfort of your home or studio rental

Immediate family, couples, and maternity

30 beautifully edited images selected by you via proof gallery

1:1 styling assistance 

Adventure & local outdoor location assistance

Session typically last 45 minutes - 1 hour

30 beautifully edited images selected by you via proof gallery

Session takes place at your birth space - in home, birthing center, or hospital within the Willamette Valley

$600

$550

$650

Reserve a newborn session

Book a family session

Inquire about a fresh 48 session

INVESTMENT

Maternity & Newborn Bundle

More maternity session info here

$1000

2 galleries w/ 30 beautifully edited images that you choose via proof gallery

1:1 styling assistance

In home or outdoor location assistance

Option to upgrade to full gallery w/ 60+ images for $200 for each session



(may be split into 4 payments of $250)

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Ready to preserve your memories?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which package to book?

The package you choose is based on the number of images you wish to receive & the type of location you're seeking. My Basic Package is limited to locations w/in a 15 mile radius of zip code 97408 only. My Essential and Deluxe Packages include all the best locations & are what I recommend for newborn sessions! Reach out with any questions about pricing & to receive a detailed package guide w/ a list of stunning locations that have been pre-scouted for light. 

When is the best time to of day for photos?

The best time of day depends on your session location, the season, weather, & lighting. But I typically prefer to shoot around golden hour, (1-2 hours before sunset). Indoor sessions are best around 10-11 am. 

Do you offer payment plans?

Family, maternity, & newborn sessions are split into two payments. A $200 retainer fee is due at time of booking & the remaining balance is due 1 week prior to your session date. Birth photography packages require a $500 retainer fee at time of booking The remaining balance may be split into up to 3 payments w/ the full amount due by 38 weeks of your pregnancy.

What should we wear?

Keep it timeless, comfortable, & aesthetically pleasing. Shop your closet first, chances are you already own something you feel beautiful in. Then coordinate your families outfits around yours with 2-3 complementing tones that are flattering on everyone. I will share style guides, offer wardrobe styling, & have numerous blog posts with tips, tricks, & seasonally appropriate outfit suggestions.

How do you handle unhappy kids?

Kids are expected to be kids during sessions. Meaning, if they have big feelings, are tired, need a snack, or aren't into a certain prompt, we will tend to their needs & pivot as needed. Part of creating a joyful photo session for children is for parents to show up with a go with the flow attitude ready to have fun & enter a discipline free zone. My storytelling approach is about capturing your family's connection more than stiff poses, allowing for kids to feel more at ease as well.
 

01. Book your session

02. Get Prepared

03. Enjoy your session

04. Receive your gallery

The Process

Fill out my contact form & tell me about a little about your family & the type of session you're interested in. As well as your desired session date (or babies due date). The more you share upfront, the easier your booking process will be. I will get back to you within 24 hours to ensure we are a good fit & secure your spot on my calendar 

Once you've booked, you will receive an informative welcome guide w/ a list of ideal locations & my in-depth family questionnaire. It is important for me to understand your vision, family dynamic, & the memories you want preserved. I will also send you my style guide to help create cohesive outfits you feel comfortable & beautiful in

time for the fun! Enjoy a relaxed & playful photography experience full of silly moments, snuggles, & connection. I will gently guide you through interactive prompts, but my main goal is for you to be yourself & love your people. You will love your images so much more if you go w/ the flow & forget about forced smiles or stuffy posing

Within 3-4 weeks, you'll receive your online gallery of beautifully hand-edited imagery to instantly download & hold onto forever. You may also order prints, wall art, photo albums & more right from your gallery if you wish. these images need to be displayed on your walls, not hiden on your computer or phone. I'm here to help you throughout the whole process

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"Amanda is unbelievably talented & also very down to earth. She took the time to make my shy children feel comfortable & they had so much fun during the shoot. I feel so grateful to have these beautiful photos to treasure as my babies grow older. If you are thinking about booking a family session I highly recommend Amanda. We will definitely be booking more photoshoots with her again in the future."

Rachel - Motherhood session

What clients are saying

"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!"

Aidan - Family session

What clients are saying

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.

Ashley - Maternity & Newborn sessions

What clients are saying

"Amanda is such a joy to work with! She really makes the moment special as she takes very unique and breathtaking photos. We felt so comfortable as she directed us through connected and natural poses that resulted in the most memorable shots."

Megan - Couples session 

What clients are saying

"It was such a great experience working with Amanda! She made us feel comfortable & was so great with our wild toddler! I am so thankful for her capturing this special time for my family & to have such great pictures. I look forward to booking her again.

Heather - Newborn session 

What clients are saying

"Amanda exceeded all of my expectations during our family shoot and with the pictures we received! She got my shy toddler to warm up & it was such an easy going time. I highly recommend & I can’t wait for our next shoot!"

Glenda - Family session

What clients are saying