Parting is such sweet sorrow…

But, it’s more of a “see ya later” than a “goodbye”. I have stated this blog post so many times. Even now I am still unsure of how to put it into words. After months of prayer, heart to hearts with Jacob, and coming to experience peace of mind, I’ve decided that it’s time to take a break from booking weddings. 2020 will be my last year serving weddings, but I will...

How I Became a Wedding Photographer

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I get asked a BUNCH about how I got started on my photography journey and thought I would finally sit down and make a blog post about it. Picture this: the year was 2013…just kidding! I mean it was 2013, but I’m not going to make this a novel. I had my starting camera equipment and was still using my friends and family to be models for me! My cousin,...

First Home-versary

One month ago we celebrated our first anniversary of moving into our home in Seguin, TX! YAY! Jacob and I have moved 7 times (not including the 2 times we were living somewhere temporarily) within 7 years. Moving is the worst and we should be experts by now, but we are still no good at moving. We have lost lots of random items along the way and I don’t even...

The Story of Amber Elaine Photography

My passion for photography started long before that! Back with disposable cameras really, but it wasn’t until my very own wedding that my love for photography would come back into my life in a very real way. I knew that I wanted most of the budget to go towards photography because the photos would last a lifetime! While searching for the photographer I would entrust to document our most important...

The problem with learning from other photographers

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I do not have a college degree in Art, Photography, or anything else for that matter. I learn better hands on than with books. I have street smarts, albeit a polite street, not necessarily book smarts. I joke with my husband that I graduated from the School of Hard Knox. Even though I legitimately have it on a resume which I have never had to give to anyone. A resume I made in the beginning of 2016 when...

7 years + 2 days down!

It’s been 7 years since we said our vows. I honestly don’t know where the last 3 years went; it all happened so fast! I swear we were just celebrating our 4 year anniversary; trying to decide what to do and when to do it since I didn’t want to do much so late into my pregnancy with Peter. My mind has started to become fuzzy the longer I’m a mom, the older...

Singing in the Car = Wedding Photography?

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There may be no real connection, but I made a connection in my mind. Let me explain. I am know for my car-singing-imitations. No, really! Ask my husband and he will vouch for me that I can go from Elton John to Brittney Spears to Axel Rose in on hour! There are some days I rock my “performances” and then there are days that…well, to put it nicely, I should’ve...

Big, big, BIG news!

I have SO MANY things to tell you all! Some of this may be news to you, but if you have seen me in person lately odds are that one of these facts may not be a surprise. Without further ado, here goes all that has been going on lately; the good and the bad. 1.) Passing – Jacob’s grandmother passed away unexpectedly quite recently. He was VERY close to her;...