Bay Area photographer specializing in weddings and portraits

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. If you're looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding in the Bay Area, I'm happy to provide my services as I specialize in weddings and portraits. The Bay Area is such a diverse community, both in its people and its landscapes and I love the variety of venues and wedding styles here. I am happy to travel around the whole Bay Area to wherever you would like your photos taken!

hi, I'm amber

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.

A quick Bio

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.

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Bay Area Photographer specializing in weddings and portraits

Hello! I'm a Bay Area wedding 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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For your Bay Area wedding photography needs: I offer a complimentary engagement session and anniversary session with all of my wedding packages. Look through some of my previous work done in the area (click on the blog posts below!), and be sure to send a message through my contact form to get some more information and so we can talk more. I want to make sure we're the best fit possible before getting you booked!

For other photography sessions: looking for a portrait photographer for your engagement, family photos, or graduation announcements? I also offer sessions to fit those needs. Feel free to visit the services page for some pricing information, and contact me to schedule a session. I have a what-to-wear guide that I'm happy to send to you to help plan your outfits!

Keep scrolling to check out my sessions in the Bay Area and surrounding counties below.

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Bay Area Photography Sessions on the Blog

Yes, I have a Bay Area bucket list for weddings and photo sessions! If you don't have a place in mind for your session, maybe take a look through this list and see if you'd like to check one off! Or if you know of a super cool place that I should add to my list...let me know!

Weddings:
- Ardenwood Farm
- Berkeley Botanical Garden (done!)
- Casa Bella
- Canyon View
- Conservatory of Flowers
- Hangar 1 Distillery
- Palm Event Center (done!)
- Park Winters
- Ruth Bancroft Garden
- Yosemite National Park

Other sessions:
- Arizona Cactus Garden (done!)
- Golden Gate (done!)
- Old Town Sacramento
- Pinnacles National Park
- Ruth Bancroft Garden
- UC Davis
- Yosemite National Park

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