Olivia & Casey | A Riverside Wedding


This was the sweetest backyard wedding – a beautiful celebration of love & family. It was a true privilege to be there… congrats again, Casey & Olivia!

To view the full slideshow click HERE.

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I bought an old medium format film camera a couple of years ago, a Hasselblad 500C. I shot a few rolls with it over the period of about a year – just personal work for fun. Then of course life got crazy and the film sat in a dresser drawer for a year & a half until I finally sent it off to be processed this spring. I couldn’t even really remember what I’d shot, so it was like opening a present when the scans came back. So fun! I’m really looking forward to running a few more rolls through it this summer. I love the way it shoots… that light leak is just dreamy!! Shooting film forces me to slow down and see differently. That alone is worth the extra investment of the film!



It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since I first started my photography business! It’s been a fun process over the years developing my eye, honing skills, discovering my style, and networking. As I’ve grown and evolved as an artist and business owner, I’ve learned so much through practice and experimentation. While I feel confident that I’ve found my groove and my photography style is consistent; my branding on the other hand definitely hasn’t been! Like many new photographers, I bounced around a lot during the discovery process, and my branding up until this point has been a scattered mess of bits & pieces that I’ve collected along the way. I’ve known that I needed to spend some time working on it, but honestly just the mere thought of rebranding has been enough to give me a headache! I put it off as long as possible, but this spring I knew it was time. The scattered miscellany just wasn’t going to cut it any longer; I needed to get serious and bring clarity & cohesion to my visual identity.

Enter Rachel from Aniya Jade Design. I feel fortunate to have found such an amazing designer to work with! Rachel is the nicest person ever and an incredibly talented photographer & designer. She just ‘got’ me and was able to translate my vision of Feminine Minimalist into a tangible, cohesive board. She took my jumble of descriptive words: “clean lines” “open space” “peaceful modern” “timeless design” and blended them up beautifully.  The whole process was surprisingly smooth, quick & painless!  I’m super happy with the results and both ecstatic and relieved that it’s finished.

Check out my updated website HERE.

And check out Rachel’s work HERE. Seriously, I can’t recommend her highly enough!

And here is the final result from Rachel – a mood board & branding board:


Amber Glanville Photography | Mood Board

Amber Glanville Photography | Branding Board

California Coast


Big Sur California |Amber Glanville Photography

A few weeks ago, three dear girlfriends & I flew down to California for a little getaway in Carmel & Big Sur. We’re all working photographers and moms, so this time away was a wonderful opportunity to fill our souls creatively & relationally before the busy summer season hits. It was amazing! …really the perfect trip in every way. I’m SO blessed by these gals and our sweet friendships that span the distance between us. It always seems like no time has passed when we get together, even if it’s been years. I’m grateful for their wisdom & encouragement, and inspired by their artistry. I definitely came home with a full, happy heart.
Traveling with other photographers is a treat. We slowly meandered along the coast in our little rental car “Ford Tiny” and no one minded at all when someone hollered to stop the car for a spontaneous picture. The rest of us happily piled out as well and snapped away. It was all just breathtakingly beautiful…

Carolyn & Mike | save the date session


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fox theater | art deco inspiration


It was a privilege to work on this styled shoot with an amazing group of vendors & fellow artists, headed by the ever-fabulous Ali & Jessica of Soiree Event Design!

Venue: The Fox Theater

Catering: Beacon Hill

Baker: Couple of Chefs

Accessories: Stella’s Design

Accessories: Olive & Boone

Florist: Special Touch Florist

Paper goods: Papermade Invites

Rentals: Event Rents

Makeup: Modern Apothecary

Hair: Carrie Gridley

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david & sharon | seattle engagement



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We flew down to visit Peter’s family in Colorado earlier this fall. It was our first time out there; we were completely in awe of the epic scale of the mountains! We got to drive from Durango through the most beautiful country to Ridgway. I think I want to move there.

Our kids were equal parts excited & terrified in the airplane (first that they remember) but it didn’t take long for them to settle into pro-traveller mode (even when we got delayed overnight in the Denver airport on our way home!) They had the time of their lives digging for dinosaur bones with Papa Paul and exploring the high country in LaVonne’s old jeep.

It was such a special visit for all of us – one we’ll remember for a long time!

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cyrus | newborn


I so enjoyed shooting these newborn photos of my brand new nephew and his family. It’s amazing how deeply I love this little guy already!

Casey and Liv | engagement



I’ve known Olivia since she was 3 years old. Her sister, Mary, is one of my oldest friends, and I used to hang out at their house a lot while growing up. I even lived with them for a while after high school, so Olivia seems very much like a honorary little sister of mine. I love her to pieces and I’m thrilled that she’s engaged to such a great guy!

Casey and Olivia fell in love in high school – another story so similar to Peter’s and mine. I loved having the chance to shoot their engagement photos earlier this fall. It’s obvious how well they fit together and how deeply Casey adores her. They’re both so laid back and fun – we had a great time hiking around Mirabeau, and lucked out with fantastic weather for photos!

I’m already looking forward to their wedding next June… it’s going to be beautiful.

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