Amber is a twenty-four year old photographer living in the Portland area of Oregon. She loves photographing nature and animals. When she is not out photographing the world, she collects cameras, old and new, as well as reads, hikes and enjoys time with her husband and friends. Generally, she loves to be in the Columbia River Gorge with her camera snapping the beauty that resides there, but sometimes she likes mixing it up a bit. To mix it up, all she has to do is drive an hour or more in the opposite direction to get to Mt. Hood or the Oregon Coast or the Oregon Zoo. Every so often, Amber gets the pleasure of getting out from behind the wheel and getting in the backseat of a small four-seater airplane. Currently, she is working on a longtime project that involves a unique view of the Pacific Northwest. Part of that project was shown in solo show at the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce in August of 2012.
Her solo show at the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce was her first show since graduating Marylhurst University in March of 2011, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. In spring of 2010, her thesis was finalized and shown in The Art Gym at Marylhurst with her fellow thesis classmates. Before her busy thesis year at Marylhurst, she studies hard and took every photography class that the university offered. Her photography mentor and adviser was Rich Rollins. Rich really helped Amber see her calling in photography, otherwise she would have been a relatively unhappy painting major.
Fine art photography is really what gravitated Amber towards the realm of photography. The commercial side intrigues her and she takes up weddings, portrait sessions and pet photography when she can.