Sometimes you can’t explain what you see in a person -- they just take you to a place no one else can.
I remember the moment I first knew my husband, Zack, was in love with me. My Dad asked him to go scuba diving and he agreed, even though he wasn’t a strong swimmer. They were gone longer than I expected. When Zack finally came out of the water, he was white as a ghost. He had seen a shark beneath the waves, and wasn’t sure he would make it back to me, to us. He sat on driftwood and looked at me like he never had before. His eyes rested in my eyes - I think it was the first moment he saw me as his home.
I am in awe at how small, fleeting moments can carry the most weight in our hearts; how we find the people we love and collide into them, and are forever changed by this.
It’s what I want to give the people I photograph: small moments in time that say in a single second everything that’s important. That we were here, that we were together. And that it mattered.
My clients are not models. They don’t need to know what to do in front of a camera. My work is informed by my intuition. I gently guide those I photograph into spaces where they can see and experience each other in the most simple and honest ways, leading to moments of laughter, warmth, and unexpected depth.
My name is Amber, and I make images for wild hearts.
#alaskaweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #wildhearts #makeportraits #shareconnection #letmephotographyou
These lovebirds are back home in Illinois today sharing their wedding pics with family. They want to travel the world together and started with an Alaskan adventure elopement! Pretty cool way to get started.
#elopements #elopewild #alaskawedding #destinationwedding #moosemedows #girdwood #anchorageweddingphotographer #alaskasummer #bride #destinationalaska
Hey lovely people! Want to join me on the glacier? I don't offer limited sessions very often. This could be your chance to get stunning portraits in your wedding duds, a senior session, a family session; you choose! .
$375 30 mins and 5 digital images (a $900 value)
Call me for details! 907-315-5044 🤩
Comment below and tell me why you value professional portraits for a chance to win a session!
#glaciersession #glacierwedding #epicportriats #giveaway #alaska #seniorportraits #couplesportraits #limitedsessions
It's a place in their story, the beginning of two lives changing. Some moments carry more weight than others; this one comes with a deep breath and eager anticipation. Some of the biggest leaps in life start that same way. Moments when time seems to stop and you can tune out the world long enough to admire the goodness of growth and change. ❤
Would love to hear about the last time you had a moment that made you pause.
#leaps #growth #changes #bigsteps #alaskawedding #anchorageweddingphotographer #gettingready #fixyourcrown #bride #moments #weddingdetails #weddingday
Can't get enough of this bride and this location! Thanks for letting me a part of the magic! .
@akbridalinspiration @simplepetal #magical #elopewild #loveadventured #weddingdress #waterfall #thatlightingtho #realweddings #destinationwedding #anchorageweddingphotographer #alaskawedding #elope
Elopement season in Alaska! Hop on a plane and let's get you married! It's pretty magical here in summer 😍
#elopewild #dreamy #alaska #alaskawedding #anchorageweddingphotographer #wildhearts #elopements #intimate #theknot @stylemepretty #huffpostido #greenweddingshoes @alaskabridemag #destinationweddingdetails
This bride got the surprise of a lifetime, even though I was warned I honestly didn’t realize just how impactful this would all be. Find the full story on my blog of an incredible wedding that made us all think a little harder about how precious life really is. Link in profile!
How has your life been touched through organ donation?
#loveadventured #epicwedding #lovewhatmatters @people #huffpostido @huffpostlife @ellentube #organdonation #realweddings #imnotcryingyourecrying #parentmagazine #preciouslife #makeitcount
Having a blast in Waco, touring @magnolia Sharing highlights on my story. I will be on the road for the next month from Texas to North Carolina, New York, Spain and Greece. What do you want to see? Travel tips? Gorgeous places? Photography? My Face? 😁
First travel tip: if you want to actually eat at @magnoliatable it's a 3+ hour wait. Go put your name in at the restauraunt. Then hit the silos bakery and store. They are a few miles apart. ♥️ #milestomagnolia #waco #fixerupper #magnoliatable #magnoliasilos #traveltips
To all you wild hearts wanting to keep it simple, wondering if you should take your favorite humans somewhere magical and elope, do it! ❤
These intimate days are easy, packed with love and full of time to take it all in.
Swipe to see some sweet details! Shoes: @sperry
Flowers: @paper_peony ❤
Tell me where you want to elope!
How to semi-gracefully walk on the glacier! You make it look so good in your @xtratufboots girl! We LOVE to adventure with our couples and this summer is shaping up nicely! Where are you dreaming of getting married?
I love how an image can make you wonder. I have so many questions even though I captured this. There is a bit of mystery in your look. Who are you, where are you going and what are you thinking about? I love this shot of you @alexandria_morse
A lil glacier magic for the morning :)
#thesincerestoryteller #glacierwedding #alaskanphotographer #adventurewedding #fearlessphotographer #alaskanelopement
Kiss her like you mean it! No really, go grab her and wrap yourself around her. Kiss her like a passionate slow motion movie moment! Just because! Tell me how it went!? 💋 #lifestooshort #kissthegirl #mauihawaii #beunraveled #dearphotographer #thesincerestoryteller
A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham 😁
These two were a delight to photograph. They were all giggles in their own world of glowing affection.
My sister's and I can laugh together until our abs hurt, we're full on ugly laughing, and gasping for air. Who is your go-to laugh till you burst pal?
#lovebubble #mauiwedding #laughoften #honeymoon #hawaiiwedding #uglylaugh #lauggteristhebestmedicine
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same ~Emily Brontë
Maui is one of my favorite islands! There is something just so perfect about a kihei sunset kissing the ocean.
Tell me about your favorite spots in the world. What destinations are a must? #travelmore #maui #honeymoon #destinationimagination #loveadventure
Making a special delivery today! Watch my story to see what I'm up to! ❤ #specialdelivery #giftbox #freshflowers #postcardpantry #roadtrip #california
Wide, tight and everything in between. 📷
Wedding day is a flurry of love, beauty and moments of joy. I get to collect all of the above as I work.
Swipe to see one gorgeous open back dress and complementing jewelry! 🍾
#adventurealways #backgoals #greenweddingshoes #akbrideandgroom #northwest #alaska
There is a special moment on a wedding day, when the bride is ready to walk down the aisle and change the course of her life. There is something so profound when we pause before the leap. I never want to miss celebrating these little pockets of time. #leap #gethitched #breathe #moments #bridestory #thatdress #captivating #timeless
They read letters to each other before they turned around for the first look. Has to be one of the sweetest things I've seen. He dropped a few tears. It's a good day when the man cries! #realmencry #loveletters #firstlook #hatcherspass
As much as I love summer, you can't beat a winter intimate elopement. It brings it's own warmth to the day. One of the greatest gifts in my job is watching two hearts get caught up in wedding day magic. #winter #parka #snow #elope #alaskabride #snow
One of my favorite dresses this last season. As a photog we get to relive a lot of moments like finding that perfect dress. I love seeing all these gorgeous gowns that were not around when I got married. It almost makes up for it! #thedress #lace #bride #details #sayyestothedress