My name is Amber, and I'm so glad you're considering me as your photographer!
After changing my major (twice), I graduated from CSU, Chico with a BS in Business and minor in Photographic Studies in May 2022. I lived in Paradise from 2001 to 2021, and then relocated to Chico. In 2019 I opened a warehouse-turned-studio in south Chico.
I started studying photography and creating portraits when I was 17, and haven't put the camera down since. I specialize in Family and Dance Portraits, but I love to do it all. Every photo has a story, and I love capturing the emotions that can't be put into words:
The glow in a baby's first smiles.
The dedication in every artist and athlete.
The pride in a graduating student.
The love in your first kiss as bride and groom.
Outside from photography, I am a full-time dancer, Disney-enthusiast, business owner, and cat-mom to Simon and Nova.
"Amber has done my portraits several times and she always exceeds my expectations. She has a creative touch that is brought out with every photo and is willing to accommodate with her clients' requests."
-Kelly B.; Chico, CA
"Amber is a truly gifted photographer and knows exactly how to put her subject at ease and make her look her very best! She is an expert at outdoor lighting and I was amazed at the results. We only needed a handful of shots, rather than the 20 to 30 that other photographers take to get the right one. She's excellent at what she does and I recommend her very highly!"
-Katie M.; San Francisco, CA
"Not only is she a truly gifted photographer, but was an amazing help with my wedding from helping with my wedding dress to helping with my son. I couldn't have been more impressed and thankful for her help on my wedding day. I highly recommend her for any type of photography session!"
-Saige M.; Chico, CA
"A very high percentage of Amber's pictures are prize winners right off the bat. I don't know how she does it. After snapping only a couple of pictures of each pose she has captured an amazing shot (no closed eyes - everyone looking in the right place - including the dog) and is onto the next pose. Very efficient. She also has a great eye for framing. I was impressed that all our pictures worked very well with the background which I hadn't even noticed during the photoshoot. The final photo touch up looks natural and made us look even better than I thought we could. I am very happy with the final pictures and heartily recommend her."
-Joseph R.; Tuscon, AZ
"It was such a pleasure to work with Amber for our family portrait session in Bidwell Park! Getting good pictures of a fussy newborn isn’t the easiest thing to do, but Amber pulled it off through helpful suggestions, thoughtful timing, and overall awesome photography skills! We couldn’t be happier with how the pictures turned out and appreciate Amber’s quick turnaround of the final gallery. I highly recommend Amber for a relaxed and fun photo shoot!"
-Susan D.; Chico, CA
"She is so amazing to work with! We had a maternity shoot with her today after having our wedding photographed by her almost two years ago and she was very patient and guided us well. We will always use her and we cannot wait to see how these amazing photos turned out!!!!"
-Saquoia P.; Wheatland, CA
"Amber has taken family photos and photos of my daughters for dance and they are always stunning. Highly recommend her!"
-Julie J.; Chico, CA
"Amber does edits for me that are just out this world. I love the backgrounds and art that she can add to my photos. I highly recommend!"
-Becky W.; Griffin, GA
"I love all the pictures she has taken of my daughter and her dance company!"
-Patty R.; Paradise, CA