I found my passion in photography as I became a mom. It started as just a simple desire of wanting to capture beautiful images of my own children. My passion has grown over time, and I now want to share my passion with others. As a mom, I know kids stay little for only a little while, and want to capture the precious moment of you and your loved ones in the form of photography so you can forever cherish it.
My passion is to capture the real connections of families by letting them be who they are in the moment. These are the moments that you want to remember when your kids get older. The way your kids smiled at you, how their little hands held yours, I love lifestyle, storytelling photography because it captures that. Let me see your family story and let's tell it! I look forward to building a relationship with you. I am based out of Washougal, but I do sessions all over the greater Portland metro area, the Columbia River Gorge as well as the Oregon coast.
am so excited you're here. I am a lifestyle, storytelling photographer located in Washougal, WA. I am a mom of three little ones and married to my best friend.
My Personal Story
Why invest in photography?
Why invest in photography? Because photography freezes time and the captured moments are yours to forever cherish in the years to come. At my parents house, they have a few dozen photo albums that contain special memories like my first birthday, first day of school, and our ordinary everyday life. It takes us right back to that time and acts as a time capsule. These albums are all so worn out because my family and I have looked at them countless times. Amazingly, I now get to look at these photos with my kids and they love seeing me when I was little, just like them. I thank my mom for capturing and preserving these photos. She must have never imagined how precious they would to me, as a mother, and her grandchildren.
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My three wild kiddos and my silly husband are my world. They are the reason why I can keep pushing myself to be a better person everyday. Being a mom is the most challenging yet and the most rewarding, loving, and grateful thing I've ever done in my life. Sure, there are hard days that I feel like I'm failing, but these little ones make me get up and recharge me every time. I just love my family so much.
We are laidback and fun, and we as a family love to be outside and explore the great nature in PNW. One of my dream is going on a road trip to some national parks in a camping car.
We are family of five
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Traveling & Camping
Mocha & Bubble tea
Kate Quinn & Zara
Salt & Straw
Things to do :
Ice Cream :
I like to travel somewhere tropical for my vacation since both where I'm from and where I currently live are cold. I grew up doing a lot of camping, and I love to do that now with my own kids
Caffeinated drinks are must for this busy mama. I equally love both coffee and tea especially with a little bit of sugar
I know everyone loves Zara for kids clothes but check Kate Quinn out! This Seattle based company has adorable stuff
You need to try their Honey Lavender and Olive Oil flavors. They are simply amazing!
We loved working with Amy and loved our photos even more! She did a fantastic job capturing our family. She is so patient, kind and helpful. She made the entire process stress free - from help with coordinating location and outfits to making the photoshoot comfortable and natural. Can't recommend her enough!
the Columbia Gorge
She made the entire process stress free
My family and I recently had some family photos taken with Amy & we are so happy with how they turned out. The whole experience was amazing, she suggested the most gorgeous location and was really communicative and helpful during the photo shoot, we all felt very comfortable and it shows in our photos. 100% would recommend for family photos!
the Columbia Gorge
The whole experience was amazing
We had a wonderful experience with Amy from Lion & Oak! She made us and our 2 young kids very comfortable. We had a great time during the photo shoot. She captured my kids’ personalities and the photos are BEAUTIFUL!
She captured my kid's personalities
I highly recommend Amy if you are looking for someone to capture family photos for you! Amy was amazing! Not only is she kind, professional and organized, but she takes fabulous photos! She suggested an amazing location for photos, and they could not have turned out better. I will treasure the beautiful pictures she took of my family as our son turned one. She was also open to letting us include our dog in the family photos, which was important to us. I loved the lighting in the photos and the overall quality of the finished product. So thankful we found her!
they could not have turned out better
Could NOT be happier with our photos! She captured our personalities so well, and the location she selected met all my dreams for an outdoor shoot! I get soooo many compliments on how lovely the photos look. We'll cherish them for years to come and I can't wait to use Amy again for future photo sessions.
Met all my dreams
We had the best experience! My husband and I have three little boys and they can be quite a handful at times. Unfortunately at the time of our scheduled session all three were cranky but Amy wasn’t phased at all. She guided us and helped keep the kiddos photo ready. I was so worried, the photos would show how frazzled I thought we looked but instead she captured some really amazing photos of tender moments shared between my boys and our family. The photos are amazing!!! You have to give Lion and Oak a call because Amy is so talented. I definitely would recommend her!
Amazing photos of tender moments
We recently had new born photos taken, we opted for the package that was in home and it was 100% worth it. My daughter was about 9 weeks when we took the pictures and she was cranky and fighting sleep wanted a pacifier and bottle the entire shoot, somehow she still managed to get beautiful pictures without a pacifier in every picture. It was comfortable and we got the pictures back quick! I loved the pictures so much I couldn’t pick and ended up paying extra for the entire album! 1000% would recommend! Cannot wait to use her in the future!
I love the pictures so much