Welcome! I’m Amber, and I am so glad you are here! I am a Bay area-based portrait photographer and photography educator. An artist at heart, I use light, emotion, and color to capture images that you will WANT to live forever on your walls. Imagine the kind of photos that you can hang on your wall and know they will give you all the feels during the times that are good AND the times that are tough. You deserve the kind of photos that when you look at them, they make you feel kinda like you do when you smell cinnamon rolls baking on Christmas morning. :)



"Our time during our photo session was an experience of pure positivity, laughter, dancing, and a whole lot of light livin fun! I was in awe with the photos and honestly couldn't keep my eyes off them!"

Crystal brandt

"Amber has a gift for capturing the essence of love and spirit of joy. She brings together the elements of nature, light, and color to bring a sense of warmth and emotion into focus. She was so much fun and made us feel comfortable to be ourselves and enjoy the time together and the shoot." 

sarah lahey

I will guide you through selecting outfits and preparing for your session, posing and all the good stuff to make it as easy as possible! As a mama of two little boys I know how energetic kids are and how to get the most playful loving photos of them for your keepsakes. If you are a newly engaged couple I know how to direct you to have the most fun and connection possible so your session feels ore like a romantic date night than a photo session. Often times, the dad/hubby/fiancé even says after the shoot, "Hey that was actually really fun!"

So sit back and relax

"There is a magic about Amber's images the way she captures light and gorgeous soft colors. My family and I return to Amber again and again for our portraits knowing each experience will be valued time spent together, resulting in beautiful photographs."


Holly Alderton

"Amber's attention to detail is reflected in the most beautiful way and comes without pressure.  If you're looking for style beyond comparison with the most sincere and light-hearted photographer, you have found a gem in Light Livin Photography!"

Let me capture the little things