I get it. Being in front of a camera makes some people tense up and panic because what do we do with our hands?! Perhaps the most important part of my job is creating an environment where you feel comfortable and confident, like Beyonce or Giselle. Experience and education have taught me how to guide you so you look and feel like the awesome couple that you are. Because I want you to have photos that don't just look pretty; I want you to have photos that make you FEEL something - joy, warmth, and so much freaking love. So try to relax; this is going to be fun!
Wedding photos become more valuable with time. That's why I take great care in providing you an exceptional experience from our first meeting until well after your wedding day.
I accept a limited number of weddings each year and would LOVE yours to be one of them.
I can confidently say that no one will do a better job at taking pictures of the most important day of your life than Amber. She is funny, relaxed, professional, and really on top of everything. She helped me with my timeline, made sure that we got all the shots of our families, and made everyone feel comfortable throughout the entire process. We cannot recommend her enough!
Amber is like your best friend who also happens to be an amazing photographer. She was so fun to work with and really allows you to be yourself in front of the camera. When we were looking for photographers my husband and I wanted someone who not only took great posed shots, but also knew how to capture those special candid moments of not just us but all of our guests. Amber did a beautiful job with both our engagement photos and our wedding photos and we received them really quickly, which was just an added bonus.
She made us feel comfortable and made us laugh, I knew that's what we wanted our guests and bridal party to feel as well from our photographer to capture authentic moments in photographs and that is exactly what we got from Amber! She made my husband and I so comfortable during our couple photos that allowed us to get beautiful romantic shots that look so natural, which is a big deal for my camera-hating husband. She had the groomsmen and bridesmaids cracking up the entire time and captured every small yet important detail of our day beautifully, down to my 93 year old Grandma face-timing in to our wedding.
Your engagement session is an excellent opportunity for us to get to know one another in a casual atmosphere. I want your images to be the most honest expression of your relationship and that doesn’t happen with a stranger, it happens with someone you trust.
Your session will have a natural flow – we’ll walk and talk and you’ll get a feel for being in front of the camera. My approach is meant to give you enough guidance to feel confident and enough space to feel private. You'll feel like a proper model by your wedding day.
A FEW TIPS:
Wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. These photos are about expressing yourself as a couple so try not to overthink it. Just be sure to express yourself in comfortable shoes since we usually end up in a field. Speaking of locations, it’s always fun to shoot at a location that’s meaningful to you, whether it be the place you went on your first hike, or the bookstore where you met. I can also make location recommendations depending on your preferences. The Central Coast is truly amazing – we’ve got mountains, beaches, and fields aplenty. Yes, I said aplenty.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Absolutely. I've been lucky enough to shoot in beautiful locations across the country, as well as Mexico. I'm based in California but my passport is current and my picture is as awful as you'd expect.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
Somewhere between 500-800 carefully edited images for a wedding and 80-120 carefully edited images for an engagement session. That’s a lot of good photos.
HOW LONG UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
2- 3 weeks. Rad, right? I work hard to deliver your photos while the day is still fresh in your memory.
ARE WE A GOOD FIT?
Hopefully! I think it's super important that you feel comfortable with your wedding photographer - you'll spend your entire wedding day with this person! I prefer to schedule a phone call or in person chat to make sure we like each other's jokes. So let's talk!
DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP PLAN/EXTRA GEAR/LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes to all. We can talk all about it if you want details.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
A signed contract and 30% deposit makes us Facebook official. Yay!