Meet Amber

Livermore Photographer specializing in weddings and portraits

I'm a Livermore photographer specializing in portraits and weddings. 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.
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Amber Rivas Photography blog - this is where I feature all of your sessions, write about my personal life so you can get to know me a little better, and answer questions you may have about photography, your wedding day, or your photo session!

On the Blog

The Terrace Room Wedding Reception in Oakland, CA

March 30, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to second shoot a ceremony at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden and then head over to Oakland for a Terrace Room wedding reception just a few minutes down the road. As I mentioned in the Botanical Garden blog post, I was shooting with Victoria from Victoria Noelle Photography, based in […]

Berkeley Botanical Garden Wedding Ceremony

March 24, 2020

Last summer I had the opportunity to second shoot for Victoria of Victoria Noelle Photography at a UC Berkeley Botanical Garden wedding ceremony. She is such a kind person and I had a wonderful time working alongside her. If you’re looking for a photographer in the Mendocino area, do yourself a favor and check out […]

What’s in my camera bag?

March 19, 2020

For those that are curious, here’s a breakdown of my favorite lenses and cameras! Please remember that by no means does “the camera make the photographer.” I fully believe that you can be an amazing photographer without all the latest high-end gear. That being said, the gear helps! Once you’ve mastered the lighting, the focusing, […]

Eagle Ridge Golf Course Wedding

February 27, 2020

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to second shoot an Eagle Ridge Golf Course Wedgewood wedding. Luis and Kenna married at the golf course in early February, but it was a surprisingly warm day out. It was slightly overcast, except for a bit of sun during the ceremony, which is why you see […]

Peach and Coral Winter Ravenswood Wedding

February 8, 2020

Winter Ravenswood Wedding Another wedding in Livermore – this time a beautiful peach and coral winter Ravenswood wedding. Ravenswood is a pretty simple venue – house for the reception, couple of places on the property for a ceremony. But it has a lot of hidden gems of pathways and walls and shrubbery for portrait sessions. […]

Livermore Library Couples Session

January 15, 2020

This Livermore library couples session is probably one of my favorites to date. Couple of reasons: 1. I LOVE the library! 2. Did you know the library has some really pretty wisteria blooms behind it, and a bunch of landscaped pathways? Kevin and Rachel had their second date at the library where they played Azul […]

Del Valle Engagement Photos in Livermore, CA

January 7, 2020

When Jonathan and Amber contacted me a little over a week ago about shooting their wedding and said they wanted engagement photos done ASAP (as in THAT weekend!), I suggested Del Valle in Livermore as the perfect spot. Del Valle engagement photos are something I’ve been wanting to do ever since shooting a senior session […]

On Christmas Trees and Traditions

December 20, 2019

On Black Friday this year we opted outside (like an REI ad!) and went to Four Winds Christmas Tree Farm in Los Gatos. It was a super fun experience, made better by the fact that we got to spend it with our good friends Katie and Peter and their tiny human Mason! We’ve never cut […]

Newborn Hospital Session

December 11, 2019

Let me start off by saying that this isn’t my normal kind of photography session…but Katie is one of my favorite people in the world, and I was not going to miss the opportunity to meet my new favorite baby (as of last August) when he was a few hours old! I woke up at […]

Mt. Diablo Engagement Photos at Sunset

December 3, 2019

Mt. Diablo Engagement Session I love these photos from a beautiful Mt Diablo engagement photo shoot. Brian and Cheryl love the Mt Diablo area and chose it as the location for their engagement session…I had never been, so it was a fun new experience for me! We met up at Rock City just before sunset […]

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