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  • Hello there,

    My name is Amber. I'm a wedding, portrait and event photographer currently living in San Francisco, California with my husband Scott and two tuxedo cats. I LOVE taking photos, which should be obvious, and have been doing so in the bay area for nearly fifteen years.

    I am creative, energetic, and find great joy in my work. I break the ice at engagement shoots by letting my famous mouth run and seeing what comes out -- don't worry, some of it manages to be funny! I would love to get to know you better and take your photo. I'm naturally inquisitive and versatile, and love photographing everything from traditional/ethnic wedding ceremonies to the weirdest of San Francisco underground performance art, to couples portraits and burlesque head shots. What I'm saying is I'm up for anything -- try me!

Summersalt Music Festival: October 9th, 2010

I’d overlook the fact that I’ve not blogged since September, but it’s been so many months that I can’t! I think I have a good reason, though–I’ve been SO busy shooting & posting the photos and reviews to my Examiner.com page, plus working my day job that posting to my blog, which takes extra image preparation, has fallen on my list of priorities.

Thank goodness for a new year (Happy 2011!) and for new year’s resolutions, and a chance to start fresh: in 2011 I vow to get caught up on blog entries from last year, and start posting them in a more timely fashion! This benefits everyone, from my clients to myself, and to me that’s a win-win situation.

That said, the first post I’m doing is from the Summersalt Music Festival, held in San Francisco on October 9th (during Fleet Week!). It was a great honor to be able to cover this event, and I got to see a ton of really fantastic bands, including Mister Loveless, Audiodub, K.Flay, Butterfly Bones, and Music For Animals.  It was also the last gorgeous, summery and warm weekend in the bay area’s Indian Summer, making it even more of an incredibly enjoyable experience.

Take a look at the photos (there are more after the jump) and enjoy these memories of a San Francisco summer!

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January 8, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Rob - Awesome job, Amber! These turned out great.

The Hundred Days at Cafe Du Nord

I have been remiss in posting to this blog lately, and I have a TON of amazing shows to post here–soon! For now, let me show you some photos from a truly magnificent show I went to last Saturday evening. Unfortunately, my large 8GB memory card is currently missing (I know, but I guarantee its lost somewhere inside my house, so its just a matter of finding it), so I only have the small number of photos I took on my 4GB card to present at this point. Good thing those photos are gorgeous!

I’ve never seen Cafe Du Nord look as amazing, or be so photographer-friendly, as it was on Saturday night. I was there to check out the entire scene, but the main draw that night was one of my very favorite bay area bands, The Hundred Days. This band is the most amazing combination of (as I put it on Saturday night) “The Cure and a whole [ton] of unicorns.” I hold unicorns in very high esteem (yes, I am that much of a nerd) so it was quite a compliment, but also, it was a way of expressing that part of why I love this band are because of “the intangibles” that can’t easily be verbalized. Their rad live shows don’t hurt, either.

Until I find my other CF card, these are all the photos I have of this show–but enjoy them (I think you will!):

UPDATE: I found my CF card–and it was, of course, in my camera bag all along. Check out more photos after the jump:

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A B & The Sea at Rock Make Street Festival

It was the most gorgeous day of the year in San Francisco, the perfect day for a street festival in the Mission (the Rock Make Street Festival, to be specific). Great music, crafts and (of course) beer flowed freely throughout the afternoon, but I have to say that the highlight of the day was seeing A B & The Sea in broad, shimmering sunlight. It was a great set, and the photos have a unique flavor to them, of summer and freedom and joy. There is nothing quite like being able to capture this type of magic with my camera. Enjoy!

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Scissors For Lefty at Wente Vineyards

I would say to file this one under “once in a lifetime,” except I am fortunate enough that this might not be the case: last Friday, July 23rd, I had the opportunity to spend much of my day and evening with Scissors For Lefty, who were performing an intimate outdoor show at a most gorgeous venue—Wente Vineyards in Livermore. I was the lens that captured it all, be it the initial set up, sound check, baking in the sun, dirty jokes, copious consumption of wine, multiple pre-show wardrobe changes, and a show that ventured into “off the hook” territory and beyond.

Thanks to everyone who made Friday night possible. It was something I’ll never forget!

I took so many photos that I’m going to have to break the recap into several post. This is the first, and the photos are in approximate chronological order. Enjoy!

October 6, 2010 - 7:53 am

Karen - These photos are insanely awesome, Amber. The one of the grapes? So cool. And the shot between the grape… bushes? I don’t know what they’re called! I love it! You rock.