sunstone villa & the artist holiday | 2.


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Sunstone Villa

Film scans by Richard Photo Lab

The Artist Holiday w/Jen Huang & Kurt Boomer 

Styling by Ginny Au  with Sarah Park

Floral design by Nicolette Camille

Dress by LOHO Bride

Veil by Twigs & Honey

Makeup & Hair by Chiali Meng

With Eric Bonnin Ceramics, Found Rentals, Ella Rose Farm

sunstone villa & the artist holiday | 1.


When a person works in a demanding creative field, I think it’s important to periodically take the time to step back and refill the creative wellspring. It’s also crucial to continue learning and growing as an artist, and one of the best ways to do that is to explore different mediums. The Artist Holiday was a beautiful opportunity to do both. I was drawn to this workshop in particular because of the various expressions of art taught. We were able to explore calligraphy, floral design and styling, as well as delving deeper into film photography which of course I was excited about … and being surrounded by all that beauty and sunshine was an added joy! amberglanvillephotography_001

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Sunstone Villa

Film scans by Richard Photo Lab

The Artist Holiday w/Jen Huang & Kurt Boomer 

Styling by Ginny Au  with Sarah Park

Flowers by Nicolette Camille

Dress by LOHO Bride

Veil by Twigs & Honey

Makeup & Hair by Chiali Meng

Sarah & Jason | Ecola State Park


My beautiful sister with her husband, shot on the Oregon coast in September – mostly medium format film.

Fujifilm | Pentax 645N | Hasselblad Carl Zeiss lens | film scans by Photovision


Carleton Family


I love this family so much. We go back… waaaay back. Sarah and I used to dress up in old-fashioned clothes and do little photo shoots when we were preteens. Talk about blackmail photos. Hah! It’s so fun that we’re all still friends after twenty years and get to watch our kids grow up together… such a precious gift.

Peter and I fell hard and fast for each other in high school, but Ryan and Sarah’s romance took a little longer to kindle. They were great friends for years and slowly realized how deeply they cherished each other. They’re the quintessential Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe… true romantics at heart. Shooting photos for them on a moody October day seemed so fitting!


“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
L.M. Montgomery

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Stephanie & Brent


What a fun engagement shoot – these two make it look easy! I’m definitely looking forward to their wedding next summer.


Sophia |Maternity


My beautiful friend, Sophia, is expecting her third baby very soon. I’m so glad that I had the chance to shoot these before she and Aaron leave to move back to NM later this month. I’m going to miss her steadfast spirit and heart of gold. I love that we can crack up laughing one minute and then be talking about deep, serious stuff the next. She has been such a gift in my life.

Photos are a blend of digital and medium format film (Pentax 645n with Hasselblad Zeiss lens)
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Shanleigh & Matt | St. Aloysius & Spokane Convention Center Wedding



Oh, these two… what a delightful couple! Even scattered rain clouds couldn’t dampen the vibrance and happiness of Matt & Shanleigh’s wedding day. There were happy tears, jokes, super heroes, sweet moments and no shortage of laughter and celebration from the beginning of the day until the very end.

When we first met to discuss her wedding plans, Shanleigh shared that she wanted a timeless, traditional feel to her wedding. She put a lot of thought into every aspect of the day: incorporating beautiful family heirlooms and traditions throughout the details and ceremony and also adding surprise elements like the groomsmen’s hero undershirts and an amazingly choreographed first dance. It was an unforgettable and perfect day.

Congratulations, you guys! Best wishes as you set off on your next adventure together.

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Banff & Jasper National Parks


The morning after Peter graduated we headed out for a week of camping in the Canadian Rockies. It was incredible! Peter still had to study for his upcoming national exam so he had his notebook in hand most of the time… but it wouldn’t have seemed like a true Glanville family vacation without something like that!
We stayed at Lake Louise for the first couple of days and then drove up to Jasper. It seemed like the mountains got bigger and the views got more gorgeous around every corner. I finally just gave up trying to capture it all! Thankfully we were lucky with clear days before wildfire smoke set in on our drive home. We took the Skytram while up in Jasper and had a clear view of the tallest peak in the CA rockies from on top of Whistlers Mountain. The kids got to have a summer snowball fight up there and that was probably the highlight of the trip for them.. or maybe it was swimming in glacier water!?! We stopped by the side of the road at one point to stretch our legs and made a bet that Henry wouldn’t jump into the glacial river. Of course he promptly stripped down to his undies and dove right in. Love that kid!
All in all it was a lot of driving and camping in 38* cold the first night – but the baby did amazingly well! Apparently she takes after the rest of us and loves road trips. We had five or six emergency pitt stops for blown-out diapers, but that just added to the fun.
I love being able to explore with my kids. I hope they always remember our adventures with fondness, and I hope it inspires them to continue exploring the world as they get older.

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we did it!


“For what it’s worth…it’s never too late, or in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.


I’m wildly proud of Peter today… wildly proud of us. Five years ago we made the decision to close our cabinet business and take what seemed like a giant step backward – or maybe a blindfolded leap off a cliff, not sure which felt more accurate! – so that Peter could pursue his desire to become a medical provider. A lot of you know the story. In a nutshell, we downsized from a large house and successful cabinetry/woodworking business in Idaho to an airstream trailer for the summer with our two kids in tow. We then moved into a tiny 800 sq ft house in Spokane so Peter could begin paramedic school with the end goal of getting into the UW Medex program to become a PA.

It’s been an intense five years. Let me tell you: going back to school full time with kids is no easy task! Peter worked nights in the ER while going to paramedic school and did as many cabinet jobs on the side as he could. I filled my summers with weddings so I could to help put him through and support us. Our kids shared a teeny-tiny little space. We joked that if we had another baby it would have to sleep in a dresser drawer. Money was tight, extra time was non-existent, but our spirits were high. There’s something so compelling about setting off on a new adventure with the people you love. I wrote in my journal during that time that the difference between feeling discouraged and feeling challenged is hope. It can be the exact same situation, but with hope and a dream, it makes the tough times seem like stepping stones rather than insurmountable boulders.

I can’t even begin to recount the amazing stories and connections that have happened over the last five years. The right doors continually opened at just the right time. Peter barely squeezed into one pre-req class after another, was initially rejected for the PA program because of a lack of clinical hours but then they recalculated and accepted his application, the Medex branch in Yakima closed so they relocated us back to Spokane, and on and on. It’s confirmed in my mind that even if things seem stuck and impossible at the moment, another opportunity will be around the corner as long as you keep hustling and knocking and keeping the faith.

And now he’s done!

Standing here looking back, it does feel like we hiked over a mountain. I remember how daunting it felt on the other side. Not necessarily the years of school, but just the whole starting completely over. The 180* fork in the road. The letting go of the known to pursue a dream… but so worth it!  I’m so glad that Peter was able to look at his life and realize that he wasn’t doing what he wanted to be doing long term. I’m glad he had the humility to admit it and to let go of the achviements he had in one area to start at the very bottom in another. That takes guts. He risked and worked hard and wasn’t afraid to fail a few times if necessary in order to get on the right path. He’s inspired me constantly! We have one shot at this thing called life. I want to live it fully. I want to risk and step out and dream and explore and fail and try something different. No regrets, no what-ifs.

There have been so many people who have inspired and encouraged us along the way. A huge shout out to all of you! To my awesome clients, THANK YOU! You’ve all meant so much to me and I can’t find the words to express how lucky I feel to have been able to work doing something I love while supporting my husband in his dream. To our friends – both the dear old ones and the new ones that we’ve made through this process – you are all the best! And most of all, to our awesome families… we would have been hard pressed to make it through without your love and support. We are so grateful.

From here, we’re just excited about what the future holds. We still hope to move overseas to do relief work at some point – that’s one of the biggest reasons why Peter wanted to go into the medical field. It’ll be exciting to watch more doors open in the coming years!




Lauren & Matt | Echo Basin


Matt and Lauren drove all the way from Vashon Island to meet me halfway from Spokane along the Columbia gorge. I’ve been dying to shoot along the cliffs every time we drive through Vantage, and it did not disappoint! It was about 107 degrees when we started, but that didn’t stop these two from bringing it. They are smoking hot themselves… and seriously the nicest couple ever. I know I say that about all of my couples, but it’s always true! I feel incredibly lucky to get to work with amazing people. Matt & Lauren, thank you for being so adorable and adventurous and for tolerating the heat. Happy anniversary!

These are a blend of MF film (Pentax 645N with the Hasselblad Zeiss 75mm lens) and digital.