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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.

:: Sequence ::

Since we’re in the process of moving I haven’t been able to do much by way of editing and blogging lately. However, I had to share this sequence of photos from a session I did with my children last month. They make me smile every time I look at them! This particular group showcases their personalities perfectly. Keep an eye on my Zach; he’s on the left. Don’t you love sequence photos?!

PS I learned something crucial about blogging photos with this post. I will share in my next Tuesday Tip! Have a lovely weekend…

Leilani Westhoff - July 22, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Amber, they seriously couldn’t get cuter! They are beautiful children! I love your post.. thanks for sharing!

Jamey Norris - August 15, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Amber you are so sweet! Thanks for being so helpful and supportive :) It’s fun to have a photo buddy to talk to about all things photography! I seriously LOVE your work and style, and I’m going to miss seeing these cute kids around at church and all of our mommy playdates :(

Lea - August 20, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Ha, ha! That is exactly what my oldest would do!

“My” baby J

Okay, okay… he isn’t my baby. But I’d take him in a heartbeat if my dear sister ever became tired of kissing those chubby cheeks. (Unlikely.)
Yes, his skin really is as pinch-able and smooshy as it looks! I can’t help myself but to mug those fat rolls whenever I get the chance to hold him. As babies do, he is growing… so we better enjoy the chubby love while it lasts!


A touch of Whimsy

I’ve never entered a photo challenge at before, but this week’s “whimsical” theme caught my attention. “What an excellent theme,” I thought, but didn’t plan to enter; at least not until this morning. I came across this photo I took during a session with my babes last week. She is my darling E, who I hope will grow up enjoying the whimsy in life.

Debra Heschl Photography - June 27, 2011 - 5:05 pm

wow, this is just lovely…stunning capture :)

amanda g. - June 27, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Love, love, love this capture! She’s darling!! xx

Sara Rogness - June 27, 2011 - 6:36 pm

It’s perfect. Her eyes…

[lyzenga] photography + design - June 27, 2011 - 6:51 pm

this is absolutely beautiful…

Martha Cate - June 28, 2011 - 1:56 am


Melinda - July 17, 2011 - 2:44 am

Eva Cullen…. 😉

A good summer so far!

One of my favorite features of summer is longer days… so I can get out in the beautiful light and photograph for more hours of the day! So far it has been a good summer and I’ve got several sessions to post soon. For now, I thought I’d share a mini-session I did of this handsome young man and his gorgeous mom! My good friend, Andrea, wanted some pictures of her son for his eighth birthday. Eight is a special birthday for young members of our Church for it is the age they may choose to be baptized. It is a happy, exciting time for them and their families and the perfect opportunity for some pictures. (When isn’t?)

Andrea didn’t mind, so I snapped a few of her too. And for how many more years can you get a son to kiss his mother in a photograph? Better take the chance now, I say!

I designed this invitation for her to send to family and friends as well. {Text changed for privacy… in case you couldn’t tell. :)}