AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER
2nd Place Portrait ~ NW District PPA Photographic Competition
PPA International Silver (2016) Medalist
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Newborn Photographer in Tualatin, Oregon | Serving Lake Oswego | West Linn | Sherwood | Portland
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Hello there, I’m Amy, your newborn photographer in Tualatin, Oregon. Thanks for stopping by!
A Little About Me
Well, hello there! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Amy. Other than being a newborn photographer, I am a mother of 4 amazing children, the oldest of which is going into the US Navy in 2016, and the second oldest is an accomplished high school drummer. My youngest two are preschool aged and a ball of energy and joy. They are my world! My husband and I will be celebrating our 19th anniversary in 2015. He’s about the best father a kid could ask for and I am very thankful to be raising a family with him.
As for me, I was a child of professional photographer parents. I watched them work, assisted when asked and maybe learned a few things a long the way. However, photography was not something I was passionate about back then. It kind of grew on me over a series of life events. One of my first jobs was as a photographer, because I had the experience and I needed a job. Then, after 9-11, I went into a Navy recruiting office and stated my desire to join the US Navy. I saw myself assisting in the fight overseas against the terrorist, however, I ended up enlisting as a Photographer’s Mate and served most of my time at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. It was a dream job, really. I can’t complain. I would photograph countless lavish events held at the mansions of Newport, attended by US and international dignitaries, and Admirals from around the world. A glass of champagne in one hand, my camera in the other, mingling with military elite…in a gown no less. Yes, it was a dream job for sure.
After getting out of the Navy, I focused on photographing for non-profit organizations. I mainly worked with organizations seeking photos of children in need of forever homes; children in the foster care system in need of adoption. I have photographed children for the Oregon Heart Gallery, Lane County Heart Gallery and the Boys and Girls Aid Society of Portland for the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Organization. My passion for these kids is why I donate a portion of my income to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for children in our foster care system.
Naturally with my passion for children and babies, my focus has always been on newborns and children of all ages. Newborns especially have my heart. Getting to hold and love on all these little newborns who come to me is such a rich blessing! Each and everyone of the dozens and dozens of babies that have entered my studio have richly blessed me in someway. Not only that, it is so fulfilling to use my talents as a photographer and passion for babies in such a way as to bring joy to so many families. I am grateful to God for pointing me in this direction and I look so forward to all the babies I will have the pleasure of meeting in the future.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grant-making. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.
$25 of every purchase over $600 is donated in
your honor to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Former Photographer’s Mate and US Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) Recipient Member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Oregon PPA (OPPA)
I began working as a professional photographer in 1999. I served in the US Navy as a Photographer’s Mate, after spending years prior as a sports and portrait photographer. During my service I worked extensively in journalistic photography, portraiture, event coverage and photo restoration.
Since my time serving in the Navy, I have worked extensively in image post processing, digital restoration and repair, and have donated a great deal of time as a photographer for the Oregon Heart Gallery, the Lane County Heart Gallery, and the Boys and Girls Aid Society of Portland. These non-profit organizations are dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care. My goal was to capture moving images of these children seeking adoption.
I am a mother of 4 children ranging in age from toddler to teenager and I have many years experience in early child care, so I am very comfortable working with children of all ages, especially young children. In fact, working with children is one of my greatest passion in life. There is nothing like capturing the innocence and joy for life that young children exhibit. I prefer lifestyle photography, using natural lighting when possible; Capturing my clients in their element, experiencing life and pure joy is my goal. I seek out new, exotic and out of the ordinary locations for my photo sessions, giving each family a very unique experience they are not likely to forget. Turning today’s precious moments into tomorrow’s treasures takes passion, planning and most of all, getting to know your clients.
Newborn Photographer in Tualatin, Oregon
I specialize in newborn photography. While Blissful Mondays’ studio is located in Tualatin, Oregon, I travel throughout the Portland metro area to my clients’ home when requested to capture those precious first few days of life. Newborn photography is a special skill that requires a great deal of patience and confidence with infants. It also requires some training and understanding of safety measures that must be taken to keep baby safe. I recommend customers talk extensively to their photographer before a newborn session to ensure that the photographer you have selected has your baby’s best interest and safety as their top concern and that they have received training in handling newborns, as well as photographing them.
I offer both in studio and outdoor maternity sessions. At the clients request I will provide both indoor and outdoor images to my expecting moms. Maternity images that I strive to capture are dreamy, not cheesy, timeless treasures. I respect a woman’s need to protect her modesty and her desire to feel beautiful, which is why I am committed to involving my mommas in the planning process of her shoot.
High School Senior Photographer
I adore my High school senior clients. They are some of the most fun individuals to photograph. Each h.s. senior gets one on one assistance from me selecting their outfits and locations for their sessions. Hair and make-up artist can be made available for these sessions upon request. If you are seeking unique location shoots, out of the studio, Blissful Mondays is the photography company for you.
Newborn and maternity photography is my absolute passion!
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