Playful & heartfelt storytelling 

Book Your Summer or Fall newborn photos!

In my playful and heartfelt photography sessions, I illustrate the power of photographs to freeze time. They aren't just pixels and paper; they're 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 newborn 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 Intimate & Relaxed Newborn Session

Meaningful newborn photos that capture the emotive details & authentic joy of falling in love with your itty-bitty baby. 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.

 In-home newborn sessions are calm & baby led. This creates an intimate & natural session flow. It also allows us to pause & sooth baby as needed. Diaper changes, nursing/bottle breaks, a little burping. Whatever baby needs! Outdoor newborn sessions are available depending on season & weather.

Let's start planning your newborn session!

Details

Newborn Session

You will receive my professional guidance through the entire planning process. This includes the best time to shoot, a list of carefully scouted locations, & an informative welcome guide to help make your session as stress-free as possible. I also offer personalized wardrobe planning & 1-1 styling assistance from me. 

Storytelling Portraits

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?

"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

1. Book your session

2. Get Prepared

3. Enjoy your session

4. 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.  I will get back to you within 2-3 business days or less to ensure we are a good fit. Then send you an invoice to secure your spot on my calendar. 

You will receive my informative welcome guide w/ location selections & all the tips & tricks for having the best family photo session ever. I will also send you my style guide as well as personalized styling assistance to help you feel prepared & at ease.

Time for the fun! Enjoy a relaxed & playful photography experience full of movement, games, & interaction. I will gently guide you through prompts meant to create connection & laughter. But I will also step back & allow you to interact organically (giving gentle direction when needed).

Within 2 weeks form your session day, you'll receive a proofing gallery to select your top images. 1-2 weeks after you've selected your images, you'll receive your online gallery w/ beautifully hand-edited imagery to instantly download. You may also order prints, wall art, & photo albums from your gallery if you wish.

Ready to plan your newborn session?

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best  time for newborn photos?

Ideally within the the first 7-14 days of baby's life is the best time to schedule newborn photos. To book, we will use the due date as a tentative session date & once your baby is born, email/text me to schedule a definite date. If you're baby has already arrived & you're wanting to book a newborn session, we can definitely still get you booked within the first 3 months of babies life! Just contact me & we will get the ball rolling! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a maternity + newborn bundle?

Maternity & newborn bundles are offered at a 10% discount on any mix & matched package, making this such a bargain! To book, we schedule your maternity session for an upcoming date then we use your due date as a tentative date for your newborn session. A $200 retainer fee is time of booking, and remaining balance is split into two payments. With the full balance due 1 week prior to babies due date.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should we wear for newborn photos?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will our newborn session take place?

About 90% of newborn sessions with me take place in the clients home. This is the easiest option for you, by taking out the work of loading your new baby into the car & allowing me to come to you. If in your home is not an option, we can also do them outside (season dependent) or utilize an AirBnb or studio rental option available with my Deluxe & Essential packages.