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  • Welcome! My name is Amber Prior…

    ... and here are some fun facts about me: I've been 5'11" tall since eighth grade. I am a bit of a nerd; I love listening to long audio books (Brandon Sandersen is my current fave!) while I clean the house. I wear glasses when I can't stand my contacts any longer. Believe it or not, I married a total hunk who is my best friend. We have four beautiful children together: two boys and two girls. We are a full-time homeschooling, part-time traveling crazy little group of musical gypsies. Oh, and I happen to be a photographer on the side.

    This blog is where I record my photographic pursuits. My obsession with cameras has taken a back seat to teaching and raising our family, but I still dabble with professional work once in a while. I specialize in natural-light portraiture. I love shooting outdoors and am always on the lookout for the best lighting combined with the perfect location. Contact me for availability and pricing.

M. Family Preview

Here is a preview for the adorable M family. This mini-session was part of a larger family session, whose pictures are coming up in another post. August has been such a busy month for me, and they have been so patiently waiting for their images. Their children are very talented, and friendly! I had so much fun meeting you and capturing these moments… thanks, you guys!


Marti Bridals

Marti and Bryce had a beautiful wedding last weekend, but I had to wait to post any bridals since Bryce couldn’t see her in her dress until the wedding day. And just in case he was tempted to get a sneak peek via photo blog– well, we decided to be safe. More wedding to come! Marti is an angel and was so sweet and beautiful to photograph. It was such a hot, muggy evening when we did these, but she hung in there with me! I love them all, which is why I had to post so many. This bride is stunning, is she not?

Marti’s sister, Kristi, came along to lend her expert assistance… like keeping this photographer from falling through a folding chair while trying to get a shot! Thanks Kristi, wink! You are now a dear friend to me. That’s one of the best benefits of being a photographer- meeting awesome people. This session had more of a girls-night-out feel than a formal photo shoot. I’ll always remember running alongside Kristi through a pasture with a cup full of oats, desperately trying to coax a couple of snobbish horses to pose in a picture with Marti. We found out later that the beautiful mares were actually mean racing horses, and we were fortunate they didn’t want to socialize! See what fun you can have with a camera and a wedding dress?

Seriously though, the more I’ve come to know Marti and her family, the more I love them (which is a good thing, as Marti is now my sister-in-law!)


Newborn Baby Love

This handsome little fella was born (on my birthday!) to my dear friend (who shares my name!) What a doll he is, too. These were taken at one week old. He stayed awake the whole time and only fell asleep as I was walking out the door. He wouldn’t let me pose him much and kept lifting his little head to see what was going on. We did, however, capture those bright, dreamy eyes!

Also, this may be a good time to mention that I love designing cards and announcements, so if you would like a custom one made to match your style and pictures just let me know! It’s included in your session price.


C. Family preview

Here’s a little preview of the cute C. family! We did an extended-family shoot… what fun!