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

Winter Wedding at the Palm Event Center

March 2, 2019

On February 24, Stephanie and Romeo were married after years of dating long distance. Their beautiful ceremony was held at St. Augustine in Pleasanton, CA. I have had the pleasure of photographing many Catholic weddings, and I love the significance of each element of the service. This wedding was no different, from the verses they […]

Baker Beach Engagement Session

February 22, 2019

A couple weeks ago I went to the city, more specifically Baker Beach near the presidio, for some fun views of the bridge and photos with the waves. After some crazy traffic on the Bay Bridge, Monica and Kevin made it just in time for sunset photos! Monica and Kevin met online and are blending […]

Poppy Ridge Golf Course Wedding

February 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of photographing my last wedding of 2018 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore. As a Livermore wedding photographer, I love shooting wedding days close to home. Sarah and Eric married on the patio of the reception plaza overlooking the golf course during sunset. I had never been out there before, […]

East Bay Parks #1: Little Sunol | Livermore Photographer

February 8, 2019

In January, we bought an East Bay park pass in hopes of getting outside more this year. Alex and I are fairly active people. I run sometimes, we bike together other times, and we enjoy a good walk around what we’ve affectionately titled “The Livermore Arboretum” (hint: it’s the Arroyo Mocho trail). Hiking is a […]

Why photography? My reason for the business.

January 1, 2019

Why do I spend my weekends taking pictures of strangers and hours of my limited time during weeknights editing those photos?

Mountain Wedding in the Los Gatos Hills

September 30, 2018

I thought I’d get this blog going with a throw-back post on the anniversary of Joseph and Nicole’s beautiful wedding in the hills of Los Gatos!

Navy and Pink Lodi Woman’s Club Wedding

May 13, 2018

Carlos and Krystal chose the Woman’s Club in Lodi for their wedding ceremony and reception, and the coolest thing about this place is that the setup is the same for both! The guests are seated at round tables as they come in, and the ceremony takes place on the stage at the front of the […]

Baker Beach Anniversary Photos

May 29, 2017

I’ve known Faith since we were in elementary school, but we didn’t become friends until we were sophomores in high school. We grew up going to the same church, and finally became fast friends when we had to plan out a lesson for the children’s program. I highly recommend having a friend like Faith…accidental sleepovers, […]

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