I shoot people for a living

Hi, I'm Amber.

If it makes you laugh,
if it makes you cry,
if it rips out your heart,
that’s a good picture.

—Eddie Adams

I first picked up a camera 14 years ago, just after relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area to make my mark on the first dot-com boom as an HTML developer. Two degrees from UC Berkeley, several European vacations and a whole lot of life experience later, I currently reside in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood.  

While my background in web and graphic design certainly helped me develop my eye for photography, ultimately photography is as natural to me as breathing; our relationship was as immediate and deep as love at first sight. I want to share that creative passion with you.

I am always in motion, always thinking. I carry with me a positive attitude, boundless energy and a quick wit (you are not required to laugh at my jokes, though I love it when you do!). I'm easy to work with. I enjoy sitting back and watching a scene develop just as much as I love to interact with my clients to help them relax and have fun. I work hard with a smile on my face. 

To me, inspiration comes from the idea that a photo captures a moment in time that can never exist again. It means everything to me to capture those moments.

I specialize in music and event photography (live events, portraits, promo shots), weddings, engagements, portraits and headshots, but I'm interested in much more than that. Let me know what you have in mind and I'd love to help you realize your creative vision.

I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but if you're not, that's not a problem. I've shot weddings up and down the west coast of the United States and music festivals as far away as Germany.