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Outdoor spring newborn session at Hendricks Park, a beautiful location option for spring photo sessions

As the emerald hues of Eugene, Oregon awaken from winter’s slumber, spring emerges as a blooming canvas for capturing cherished family memories. The city parks come alive with vibrant blooms, lush greenery, and a renewed sense of vitality. Providing us with stunning backdrops for your spring photo session. From the enchanting rhododendron gardens to the […]

Top Locations for Spring Photo Sessions near Eugene, Oregon

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

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

Intimate motherhood photos like these speak to my heart for numerous reasons. The main reason being that they honor the courageousness, warmth, and truest essence of love in motherhood. It’s true that time is a thief and children grow so quickly, which makes these moments so important to document. As a Eugene, Oregon family photographer, […]

Eugene Oregon Motherhood Photos

Tips on what to wear from your Eugene Oregon Photographer: Knowing what to wear to your family photos can be a huge dilemma. As your Eugene, Oregon photographer, I’m here to elevate the outfit coordinating stress. In this style guide you will find helpful tips and recommendations to leave you with timeless photos that you […]

Eugene Oregon Photographer | Style Guide

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

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of Lux Marina Photography


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