Lindsay M. Adamson


Salem, Oregon | Newborn & Baby Photographer

There is nothing more amazing then photographing a brand new baby. All those sweet small details that just came into your life and absolutely captured your heart. From their tiny toes, to their perfect little nose, to their wrinkly little foreheads.   My goal is to capture those details as a keepsake for the rest of your life. Those first few weeks with a newborn just fly by, (and are essentially a blur, right moms? :) and there is no second chance at capturing those sweet early moments. 

I live in Salem, Oregon with my husband and our chihuahua, Koko, who is more like our fur-baby. We adore her shenanagins and she makes us laugh every day. (See if you can find her in my studio pictures! :)

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Newborn Photography Home Studio | Oregon | LiveJoy Photography

I started LiveJoy Photography in early 2013. As a gift to some of my best friends when they had their baby girl, I told them I would take pictures of her when she arrived! At the time, I had no idea that this little girl's arrival would have propelled me toward my calling and my passion! Photographing her was nothing short of amazing, and I "caught the bug". The bug of being a Newborn & Baby Photographer. A few months later LiveJoy Photography was born, and my adventure began! I have now photographed hundreds of babies, and the passion just continues to grow! 

My entire life I have been the "girl who was good with babies". So photographing and working with babies has been the most natural and easy transition in the world. The truth is that babies and children are my passion. And when something is your passion, you never want to stop learning and growing. 

In July of 2017, I was able build my dream studio in my home. It is a product of many many years of working, saving, dreaming, and even a few tears. So I am over the moon excited to be able to welcome my clients into such a beautiful space. My hope is that you feel welcomed, comfortable, and cozy your entire session. Having such a space is a complete dream come true, and I cannot wait to have you and your sweet baby in it! 

I was trained in both film and digital photography at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii. What an incredible setting in which to learn! It was 6 months and 8 hours a day of photography. It was amazing, and I am so grateful for everything I experienced. I then went back to help staff the same photography school for 2 years. It was foundational to the beginning of LiveJoy Photography and birthed a creative passion in me that remains to this day.  

Photography is my joy and my passion in life. I am so blessed to be able to do what I do. I eat, sleep, dream, and breathe photography, and am as excited as you for your time with me. I spend hours planning, researching, and getting inspired before your session. 

 Please contact me HERE with any questions. I am very quick to reply, flexible, and am willing to do whatever you need to help make your session flawless and beyond your expectations. 

I am so honored to capture your little (and big) joy's in life. 

~ Lindsay Marie Adamson

Owner of LiveJoy Photography  


In my Bag: 

Canon 6D Camera Body

24-70mm f/2.8L Canon II USM

50mm f/1.4 Canon Lens

90mm f/2.8 Tamron Macro 






in Statesman Journal "Best of the Mid-Valley" Awards


in Statesman Journal "Best of the Mid-Valley" Awards



Featured in Buzzfeeds 22 Gloriously Geeky Newborns #9   




"Thank you so much for taking pictures of my precious baby! I cannot even express how pleased and touched I am by these photos. The shoot was absolutely amazing and so were you. You have such a gentle touch, and made us feel so comfortable and at ease. I am in LOVE with these pictures of Darya!!!! You are truly talented!!! We are definitely planning to come back and getting pictures with you when she's a few months older and can smile! " - Nastia


"We have had both newborn and 1 year photos done. The quality is amazing! I have been so impressed with your patience. During our sessions, I watched as you handled a crying baby who refused to sleep, a busy toddler, and a young boy who hates to have his picture taken...yet each time, you have captured their true, fun, loving personalities (which is no easy feat). Your passion for what you do really shows through in the final product. We have been beyond happy each time. You are an amazing photographer, and an equally wonderful person! We have truly enjoyed working with you. I can guarantee if there is another baby in our future, our newborn photographer will be an easy choice! Thank you for the priceless images that we will cherish forever!" - Justi


"We are absolutely in LOVE with our photos! I just knew that you would do an amazing job capturing this special time in our life and you've outdone yourself! I love your style and way of editing the photos... just breathtaking! You were great at making us feel comfortable in front of the camera and were so quick to get the perfect shots. I will definitely recommend you to all my friends interested in getting pictures taken! " - Melissa


"I just wanted to tell you what a blessing the pictures you took for us were - especially the ones you so graciously took on Friday...Those family pictures were as if God was holding up a mirror right in front of me reminding me how richly He has blessed me...If God blesses me with the gift of old age, I am certain I will be staring at and loving those pictures when I'm 90." - Leslie


 "I. LOVE. MY. PHOTOS! You are such an amazing artist and this whole process has been a blast. The time, energy, and work you put into everything has truly blessed my socks off :). I now have photos to treasure forever and my whole family loves them too. " - Jessica 


"I am just now sitting down at my computer and opened this email with these beautiful pictures. Dirk and I absolutely love them! Everything about this experience has been wonderful. My boys have mentioned several times how fun taking pictures was, Levi even drew you a picture. It is a picture of you taking our pictures in the park! You captured every sweet and moment so've got a gift Lindsay! I know photography is another way God will bless many people through you. Be sure you are a blessing to our family and we will think of you and be thankful for you each time we look at the pictures for years to come! - Valerie


"Lindsay was happy to accommodate our time frame, and was prepared, with a smile, when we arrived for our shoot. I am usually the one behind the lens, so my daughter is comfortable in front of the camera, but my husband and I are not. Despite this, Lindsay put us at ease, efficiently capturing beautiful shots and then moving us along to the next idea. She gladly incorporated ideas I had given her beforehand and also produced many fresh shots on her own. We were very pleased with the end result, as well as how quickly we got to see our photos. Thank you, Lindsay!" - Charissa


"Our experience with Lindsay was great. She captured the various moods of our daughter so well, pouting included! She made sure the baby was calm and comfortable, which reflects in the beautiful pictures she takes. The session was a breeze and she was so comfortable doing it, I couldn't believe she has been doing this for only a year! The quality of her work speaks for her. Long story short, I would definitely recommend Lindsay. I know I'll be going back. " - Swapna


"I can't say enough about taking pictures with Lindsay! She is a professional, fun, artistic, and very creative photographer! Her passion for families and capturing special moments shows in each one of her pictures!"  -  Courtney


"Lindsay Adamson of LiveJoy Photography took both our maternity photos and the photos of our newborn when she came two weeks later. We were so impressed with her kindness and professionalism. She made the process so easy and enjoyable, and our photos are so beautiful, I show them to everyone who will stop long enough to look!" - Stephanie


We are so SO thankful for Lindsay Adamson of LiveJoy Photography and the BEAUTIFUL pictures she took of our family! She is incredible to work with, beyond amazing with kids (Blake was being more than a little difficult!) and just a genuine, beautiful person! Thank you Lindsay! We will cherish these memories forever . - Mandy