One of my super powers is helping people feel at ease in front of my camera.

Hi! I’m Amy Oyler. As a family and wedding photographer based out of Rapid City, South Dakota, I’ve honed my skills at getting real smiles from everyone – kids, dads, even dogs.

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that whatever a client is feeling during their session is what they will remember when they look at their pictures. Which is why it’s so important to me that you feel relaxed, encouraged, even cared about when I take your photos.

After almost two decades, I still can hardly believe I get the privilege of making photos of moments and milestones. I take photos all over the Black Hills and nearly anywhere in the world you’d like to take me. I cannot see an amazing landscape or a beautiful sunset without wishing I had someone to place in front of it to complete the picture. I love the smell of pine trees, the sound of the creek, and the back roads of South Dakota, from wide open fields to skinny ledges with great views.

While some call me Amy O, my favorite name is Mom. I wanted to be a mom as far back as I can remember. My husband Clint and my three (almost all grown-up) kids are the “why” behind every decision I make. If you are around me at all, you’ll likely hear about them. I also love my fur babies (most of the photos on my iPhone) so dog-mom is pretty high on my list of favorites too.

My family is my number one priority so you’ll be happy to know that when you are a Legacy client . . .

You are my family too!


Legacy offers newborn, family and elopement photography.

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Years of experience
Lovely faces in front of my camera
Shows binged while editing
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In love with the families I meet

If we want our pictures + stories to really mean something, then we have to give them better attention, more often.




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