I’m happiest when I get to dream big about making beautiful things, and I strive to have my photography serve you and your loved ones in the best ways that I know how.
I'm a Bay Area photographer based in Livermore, CA. The Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore) is my favorite place to take photos and there are many beautiful locations for sessions (and weddings!) right here in town. But I am happy to travel around the whole Bay Area to wherever you would like your photos taken!
I'm a Bay Area native, born and raised in the South Bay and now living in the East Bay! Alex and I have been married since 2015, and our relationship constantly teaches me more about how to love well. We adopted my dream cat, Rue (#ruerivas on IG!) in 2017 and had a baby boy in 2021!
The most important thing about who I am is that I believe in a Creator who made me to be creative. I love making beautiful things, and I love the process of creating, whether that be in my house, in crafty art projects, or in my photography.
P.S. The yellow? It's my favorite...always has been.
I desire to showcase God's designs and use the creative skills that I've been given to bless others. When I have good pictures of myself with those that I love, I can look back and remember what we looked like and where we were, but also the emotions that we felt. The memories that come back with a good photo are irreplaceable, and I love being able to preserve them
I am passionate about ethical living, using what I've been given for the good of others, and loving people well. This means three things:
1. I love supporting other small businesses that give back, or non-profits that are committed to helping people - including fair-trade and ethically sourced companies.
2. I believe in using what I've been given for the benefit of others, and it makes me happy to give back to causes that I believe in! I have a few favorite charities that I would love to tell you about if you're interested, and I always love to hear about your favorite organizations that do good.
3. I try my very best to serve my clients and to put them first. It's my hope that you leave your session feeling encouraged and uplifted.
She was professional, timely, enthusiastic and always made me feel more at ease in front of the camera. She beautifully captured our relationship in a sweet but fun way that I always love looking back on. I have printed and framed so many of the pictures she took of us and have them up around the house."
"I absolutely LOVED having pictures done by Amber Rivas.
She takes wonderful photos, does wonderful editing, and is great at making her clients relax and enjoy the process. I've done couples photos and branding photos with her and had a great experience both times. I highly recommend her for your next family or professional photos.
"I can't speak highly enough of Amber!
during our photo session! We all had fun taking during our photo shoot and the pictures turned out lovely. Amber was always responsive prior to photo shoot and returned the finished product soon after. Thank you Amber!!
"What a wonderful experience my family had with Amber
they’re bright, crisp, and natural. Amber is professional in the way she carries herself and very passionate about her work, not to mention fun to hang out with.
"I LOVE Amber’s photos -
and each time I am absolutely blown away!!! She plans it out so well so the entire experience is so fun and easy! She is also amazing with shy young children too! I highly recommend her! She is worth every penny!
"We have had 3 photography sessions with Amber