My most popular portrait collection is by far the Reunion Collection.   So many families travel from everywhere to reunite at our gorgeous woods and beaches, and I couldn’t be happier to catch that awesome and rare time, that everyone’s all together.


2016-03-26_0007Reunion : The Whole, Extended Family Portrait

A simple, lovely way to catch your family together when you’re finally, you know, together.  Maybe you’re in town for a wedding, an anniversary party, anything.  Don’t let the opportunity pass you, get everyone together for more than a labored snapshot.  The grandkids fighting for space in Grandma’s lap.  Your brothers and sisters, flying in from every direction with their spouses and kids in tow. Hit pause for just that moment to recreate your favorite childhood picture, smallest to tallest.  Your kids and their cousins sitting on the steps to your family lakehouse, those you’ve ran up and down since you were just that little.  A moment or two for each family within the family, and that fantastic group photograph that grows with every year.  Order prints, canvas, and other lovely compliments after your session. Complete your collection when you purchase prints and products a-la-carte through your personalized online proofing gallery or meet me in the studio and we will create your perfection collection together.
2016-03-26_00052016-03-26_00162016-03-26_00022016-03-26_0009Each REUNION collection includes…

  •     Up to an hour of simple, narrative photography for your family
  •     Perfect for not just you and your children, but your parents, your sister, her wife, their dog, your brother, uncle, and neighbor. Include anyone you call family in any combinations
  •     Preview of select images shared through social media the following day
  •     Complete online proofing gallery with simple, a-la-carte ordering
  •     Gorgeous 16×20 canvas to keep for you or give to the people that started it all
  •     Print-resolution, unwatermarked files available for download to the personal archive of all who participate
  •     Option to schedule a ordering consultation, in your home or my studio

2016-03-26_00012016-03-26_00172016-03-26_00032016-03-26_0008There’s even a special version available on HOLIDAYS, which may just be the ONLY time you can get everyone together.  Check out what these collections include and think about calling some aunts and uncles!  Book yours today.


View, share, order, and download from the Weingartz Family’s complete family lifestyle portrait gallery, online HERE for Asher’s first year, plus a little longer.  You’ll see their maternity session at the orchard, Asher’s first days in his adorable nursery, the whole family along the dunes with a special cameo by a random helicopter, and every single image from this perfect winter studio session.

Book your babe’s milestones of their first year with Amy Straka, or just a session, or just whatever.  Let’s get together.  Contact me here today.  Click “contact” in menu and introduce yourself.  I can’t wait to meet you!

Little Valentine Sessions at my studio have begun.  Let’s spend a few wonderful moments together, then I’ll share with you a handful of files.  Matilda certainly enjoyed it.  Remy, maybe not so much.  Auntie and Mama and everybody that loves them, immensely.


Today’s Location: Uptown Portraiture Collective is a cooperative studio space in Michigan City’s up-and-coming Uptown Arts District that Amy Straka Photography calls home, along with one of her best pals, in the industry and in real life, Monica Zibutis. Sharing is caring, and if you’d care to share with us, forever or for an hour or two, hit us up on Instagram @uptownportraiturecollective until our fancy new website launches.

To book your own Little Valentine Session, click contact up there or leave me a comment.  I look forward to seeing you.

1Peggy and Shawn featured their wedding photography in a luxurious Narrative Album, expertly constructed with endless style and material options. Thirty beautifully mounted, crisp photographic pages are displayed in lay-flat, seamless panoramic construction.  They selected each photograph they wished to feature, and like all of my albums, I designed each page with love.


Each one of our narrative albums are designed and proofed through simple and thoughtful consultation. You’ll receive a questionnaire to highlight your most loved images, and mark favorites in your online gallery.  With every draft, you have an opportunity to leave suggestions and substitutions on each page.  No design draft is finalized and sent along to the printer without our careful eye for detail and your final design approval.


Together, we can create a perfect telling of your wedding day story.  Each wedding album design is unique to you, especially with a the following upgrades and customizations.

  • cameo cover in leather or linen, with panoramic or square image
    windows crafted into your cover to highlight your favorite photos
  • including your names in foil or blind debossing on your leather or linen cover
  • showcase your most beloved photograph in acrylic, metal, or wood
    paired with a leather spine uniquely on your album cover 200
  •  additional ten pages in five panoramic design spreads 100
  • additional twenty pages in ten panoramic design spreads 175
  • upgrade to twelve-by-twelve or twelve-by-eighteen size 100
  • upgrade to the complete narrative album, twelve-by-twelve
    with one-hundred pages in fifty panoramic design spreads 600


Peggy and Shawn customized their Narrative Album with a linen cover in Tundra, blind debossing of their first names joined by a plus sign, in the gorgeous twelve-by-twelve size.  Photographs of their album coming soon.

To order your own Narrative Album, or book your wedding with Amy Straka Photography, simply click contact in the top right corner and say hello.