hilton head island
wedding photographer

welcome, lovely engaged couple!

my wedding photography style is joyful and romantic, and if you are too, then read on!

" I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- maya angelou

I am a beekeeping, tree-hugging, coffee chugging Hilton Head Island photographer who loves capturing beautiful moments in natural light! Most importantly, I am a #boymom to 3 precious boys and a wife to an amazing man who can do anything he sets his mind to. 
  
Service is my love language, and it comes from my heart. I want to bring a happy, energetic presence to your wedding day! See that smile? It's a permagrin on my face because I absolutely love my job and making people look and feel amazing and comfy in front of my camera.


hi there! I'm amber

AND I COULD POSSIBLY BE THE HAPPIEST PERSON YOU'VE EVER MET

more about me 

The passion, emotion, and happiness that surrounds a wedding day brings me SO much joy and satisfaction. I am happy, reliable, and easy-going, and I would be thrilled to be your photographer for your most important day! 

My photos are bright, airy, playful, and true-to-life.  Notice the consistent editing. You won't have to guess which style you're going to get on your day. My focus is warm and evenly lit images, creamy skintones, and bright colors.  I produce the images that will stand the test of time. You will be proud to display them on your walls for a lifetime.

I will tell your unique story from beginning to end. By offering the option of a full 10 hour day, we have plenty of time to capture it all. From getting ready through the reception, all the big things, plus all the sweet moments you didn't realize you missed. You don't have to choose your favorites from the day, you get the whole story, to keep and relive forever.  

I promise to only add joy to your wedding day. Guaranteed. I am not just a wedding photographer, but a friend who will be crying all the happy tears with you as you walk down the aisle! 

My pricing is always all-inclusive! That means you get all the edited photos. They will be uploaded to an online gallery, where you and all your friends and family can choose their favorites, download, share, and order prints! No taxes or other hidden fees are added on. All 10-hour wedding packages include an engagement session as well so you can have lots of beautiful images to fill your walls and home!

If you are planning an intimate Hilton Head Island elopement, I have special pricing just for you! Read all about that here, and be sure to send me a message if you have any questions!

*Glowing Amber Photography offers a rare refund of retainers due to COVID-19. There are not many vendors who are offering refunds, but I treat others how I want to be treated. If COVID shows it's ugly face again, my contract states you will get a refund if your wedding is cancelled because of it. 

easy process and inclusive pricing

details + investment

the essential

Collection 1

• 8 hours of coverage by Amber 
• Personalized online gallery with high resolution digital files for downloading, sharing, and print ordering
•Timeline guidance and creation if needed
• Print release

$2750

the exquisite

Collection 2

• 10 hours of coverage by Amber 
• 2nd photographer 
• Complimentary engagement session
• Personalized online gallery with high resolution digital files for downloading, sharing, and print ordering
•Timeline guidance and creation if needed
• Print release

$3400

The elopement

Collection 3

• 2 hours of coverage by Amber
• Personalized online gallery with high resolution digital files for downloading, sharing, and print ordering
• Print release
•Intimate weddings of up to 25 guests
•Offered Monday-Friday and Sunday

$750

add-ons

extra coverage

$275/hr

videography

albums + canvases

or send me a message to create your own unique wedding photography package. Ask about adding Day-of coordination with my favorite planners.

*Glowing Amber has teamed up with awesome videographers .. Now offering combo discounts and/or special gifts on photo and video packages. 

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second photographer

Sometimes you don't need a lot of coverage, and I get that! My Elopement photography starts at $750 for 2 hours of coverage. you can also add on extra hours for $200 each. This is for my destination weddings, and small ceremonies up to 25 guests!  these elopement packages are available monday-Friday, and sunday.

hilton head island elopements + small weddings

learn more about my easy process

1

Thanks for hanging with me! Once you decide I am the one, and I have your date available, there's only 2 things to do! I will send you a small electronic contract that you sign, and you will pay a 20% retainer by check (or minimum $300), credit card, or PayPal ASAP. That's it, easy! Then it's official baby! (If you book a videographer as well, there will be a separate retainer and contract.)

After you are officially official, we can schedule your ENGAGEMENT SESSION (if you are getting one) for anytime you want!!

book your date

2

Engagement sessions are so important for both of us. Here are a few reasons why:
-You get GORGEOUS photos for your wall (of course!)
-You and your hubby-to-be become comfy with me, and my posing and directing style. Guys hate photos, I know, but so many times my guys tell me I make it fun for them! You want him to get comfortable with me
-I learn what you like and don't like! Are you self-conscious about something? Do you have a favorite side?
-You get to know me as a person, so it feels like you have a friend with a camera following you around all day!
I can also help you pick outfits! My style is bright and airy, so light, neutral colors help me achieve this final look! I also LOVE dresses! They will give you something to do with your hands, and they have lots of movement!

your engagement session

3

Once we get about a month away from your big day, I will send you a link to a questionnaire. It's pretty easy, it just has some questions that will help me prepare for your wedding day! I will ask for a group shot list, your bridal party's names, your special family situation, things like that. Filling it out on my website is so easy!

Around 2 weeks out I will call to finalize a timeline!  At this time I will also request your remaining unpaid balance. Again, credit card, PayPal, or a check is great!

wedding day prep

4

Yay, we made it!!! I am a phone call or text away, if you need anything at all! I will arrive a bit early to come give you big hugs, get set up, and go scouting for great photo spots! This is the best part, and I always get so emotional seeing my brides! 

I will take tons of photos, and we will have a blast! I will be showing you the back of my camera through the day, so you can see how stunning you look! That will magically melt your fears away, and you will relax and enjoy yourself! I try to perfect the photos in camera so my editing time is minimal, which means you get them back fast!

your wedding day

5

I will do my VERY best to get your first sneak peek out within 48 hours. Get ready for this- I'll have a blog post ready within 3 days! To top it off, I ask for 4 weeks to have your gallery finished, but usually it's sooner!

I will send a link, and you can view, download, share, and order prints if you'd like. You can also order canvases, and an album if you haven't already.  I hope you absolutely love your photos!

photo delivery

Capturing your laughter, tears, cheers, and all the beautiful little moments in between

BRIGHT, HAPPY, TIMELESS

"The entire experience was comfortable and, most importantly, fun. She completely understood what we were looking for and embraced it. The photos that were captured were nothing less than perfection. Amber is able to capture moments in a way that is truly gorgeous and artistic. Her sparkling personality and ability to bring people together is astonishing!"

rikki + tyler

"Her sparkling personality and ability to bring people together is astonishing!" 

"From beginning to end, Amber has been the most kind and talented person we've ever come across! She has poses ready for anyone (like us) who don't know what to do in front of a camera and it all looked so picture perfect! My favorite thing about her is that when we looked back at our wedding day, she amazed us in being able to capture EVERYONE at some point or another smiling and dancing and that meant SO much to me! She captured every detail, every small sideways gaze and smile, even photos I would not think to have. I know that for every monumental event in our lives, I want her to be our photographer for it all!"

tori + tim

"I want her to be our photographer for it all!"

"Amber was the eyes of our elopement. She delivered some of the most passionate and beautiful images of the most important day of our lives. Her passion for what she does truly shows in her work. Thank you Amber for providing us images that will forever be with us."

Richard + ruth

"passionate photographer who created amazing images..."

"Amber was amazing and very versatile. I changed my mind 100 thousand times and she adapted in the moment! She has a sneak peak of my photos right away the weekend of my wedding which was great! Would recommend her to anyone I knew getting married and needing a Savannah wedding photographer!"

Nicki + Corey

" Look No further...book amber!!!"

"When I first got engaged, photography was at the very top of my list. I knew that I wanted bright, vibrant photos and that I preferred a photojournalistic style to really capture the essence of my wedding. Amber was always very easy to get in touch with and to work with. It's easy to tell that she loves her job. Amber always looked so happy and excited to be our photographer, and her cheerful energy was contagious. On the day of the wedding, Amber was AMAZING! She went above and beyond. I can't imagine getting a better photographer! Brides, do yourself a favor and book Amber!!"

ELEN + JODY

"BRIDES, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND BOOK AMBER!!"

""We threw our wedding together in a matter of weeks. My husband didn’t want to wait another year and we wanted to get married at our farm in front of my great grandparents home, because we decided it’s time to tear it down. I immediately texted Amber PRAYING she would be available, as she has done ALL of our other events. SHE WAS! Amber was so sweet. So calm. So wonderful. When I say she captured everything - I mean absolutely EVERYTHING. Our pictures are PERFECT. Amber is so sweet, so genuine and her passion for what she does is SO beautiful to see. Amber, thank you for everything. We’re forever grateful!"

catherine + cameron

"When I say she captured everything - I mean absolutely EVERYTHING!"

frequently asked questions

1. How would you describe your photography style?

My style is a mix of lifestyle/journalistic, with a touch of traditional photography mixed in. I get the posed group shots like family formals, and the posed wedding party photos. The ones grandma will want. My personal favorites though are the candid shots, details, the things that you didn't even know happened. Sweet moments between people when they don't even know I'm watching. These are usually the ones that are the most special. Laughing, crying, sweet expressions, hugs, hands, children playing. Those that are unplanned and unposed are the best!  

2. We don't know what to do with our hands! Can you help us with posing?

Of course! Gentle and natural posing is one of my specialties! I have taken education courses that have taught me posing for flattering all body types. You will be comfortable I promise, and it won't feel like work at all!

3. How soon will we get to see our beautiful photos?

I know you are so excited, so I post a sneak peek within 48 hours of your wedding day, and your blog post is ready in 3 DAYS! Do you know some photographers don't even let you see the first photo for months?? To top it off, the full gallery is delivered within 30 days at the most!

4. I'm ready to book! What happens next?

Exciting! When you are sure I'm the one, I just require a 20% retainer, and a small electronic contract to be signed. Then you are officially a Glowing Amber bride! I can help you with other vendors too. We can get your e-sesh scheduled, then it's time to kick back and relax! When it gets closer to your date I will help with timeline and anything else you need. Contact me below to make it official!

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