Archive for April, 2011

Okay, I know this is a little late and I KNOW this is a total brag post (I’m not even gonna TRY to mask that little fact!  Haha!), but dang, I was excited about this and finally had an opportunity to sit and post about it!  I don’t know if you’ve heard of a national blog called The Maternal Lens, but if you follow photography you’ll know that it’s a biggie!  And guess you they featured?  Little ‘ol ME!!  Yip, yip!  So, if you’re interested in seeing this little gem of an article (and yes, there are photos!), then get that clickin’ finger ready and pop into the link below!

Amber Anderson Photography featured on The Maternal Lens (click me!  click me!)

And because I can’t have an image-less post on my blog, here’s one from my Bits n’ Pieces. BnP’s are little glimpses into my personal life…snaps of my kids, me, us livin’ and lovin’ (because that’s what it’s all about 😉 )  I usually keep these on Facebook, but since this is a “me” post anyway, I figured I’d throw it on here!

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Photographer

When I was contacted about shooting an extended family session up in the Seattle area, I couldn’t pass up the chance to make a trip north!  Especially when I found out we’d be shooting in the cherry blossoms AND that this family had yet to have a formal family portrait since the birth of their 6 year old grandchild!  For anyone who knows me, you know family photos are SO important to me.  I had to do this session.  They needed images of that beautiful granddaughter on their walls like, YESTERDAY!  Haha!  This wasn’t a typical session for me, but this isn’t your typical family either.  They were fun and engaging and full of life!  And can I also add very well dressed?  When I saw how wonderfully coordinated they were without being overly “matched,” I was beside myself!  I truly enjoyed our time spent together, despite the soggy ground and constant rain.   I’m also very happy that we found blooming trees at Fairwood Golf and Country Club.  I know that was important to them! The grounds were absolutely beautiful and a perfect setting for this wonderful family.

Brrrr….this was a damp and chilly session!  Sun would’ve been a miracle, so we were at least hoping for a break in the rain for our session…NO such luck!  Thank goodness for diehard Washingtonians. 😉  It was cold and a bit miserable, but they were not the slightest bit put out by the constant drizzle!  Enough talk…here is a little peek at their session this past Sunday!  Enjoy!

Photographer, Vancouver, WA | Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA | Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA | Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA | Amber Anderson Photography

And my goodness.  Her energy and laughter were infectious!!  It didn’t take long for her to warm up to the camera 😉  Such a doll.

Photographer, Vancouver, WA | Amber Anderson Photography

I can’t begin to explain how excited I was to shoot this wedding.  First of all, we have a beautiful couple, madly in love, ready to begin life’s journey…  Second, I’ve never been to Timberline Lodge in Oregon, let alone had the opportunity to photograph anyone there!  And lastly, I was honored to shoot this beautiful event with someone I consider a good friend: Jenica Lemmons of Lemondrops Photography.  Love her.  We work so well together as a team and I just *knew* we would laugh, run crazy with our ideas and creativity and end the day exhausted, but feeling like we’ve just hung as girlfriend’s instead of feeling like we’ve just put in a day’s work!  I wasn’t at all let down.

The date: March 25th, 2011

The setting: Timberline Lodge, OR and Silcox Hut at the v-e-r-y top of the resort!  This was my first visit to Timberline and I was NOT disappointed!  Beautiful.  Absolutely gorgeous.  The lodge was amazing–buzzing with happiness; skiers, vacationers, families cozying up to a fire with mugs of hot chocolate.  I fully plan on coming back (hopefully for another wedding!)  We were transported via Snowcat to Silcox Hut.  That was an experience I won’t soon forget!  Imagine an amusement park ride in complete white-out conditions.  Thank goodness for a fab driver who knows that mountain like no one else!  When we arrived at Silcox Hut, I realized it was exactly how I’d always imagined Antarctica to be.  Windy, snowy, cold as ALL GET OUT.  It was 14*, without taking into account the windchill.  EEK!  Beautiful, but I’m really hoping the next time I get to photograph a wedding up there, it’s in July 😉

The couple: Very much in love 🙂  To me, there’s nothing more beautiful than unspoken love.  The way a groom fights back tears while nervously waiting for the first glimpse of his bride; the way the bride lights up when she sees her beau in his tux; the way the anxiousness melts when they finally embrace and become oblivious to the photographers circling around.  They were beautiful, romantic, elegant, and everything a bride and groom should be on their wedding day.  I also need to add “brave” to that list.  While we were in down jackets and cold weather gear (and still freezing our toes off!), they braved the elements in a dress and tux all for the sake of photos!!  I loved them.

And now to the good stuff.  A little peek at the Timberline wedding.  Enjoy!

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge

This last one is just for fun!!  We all *really* wanted gorgeous, panoramic views from the top of the resort, but…Mother Nature had other plans for us that Friday!  We tried our best.  I was frozen and was in outdoor gear.  I can only imagine how painful the cold was in a wedding gown!  I wanted to post these just to show how wonderful this couple is (and how miserable the weather was!  Haha!)  Shooting was total guess work, being snow blind, unable to really open our eyes due to wind and driving snow, not to mention the fogged up view finder!  I LOVE my job!!  The experiences are truly priceless!

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Wedding Photographer | Timberline Lodge