Welcome to Amber Bentley Photography. You can read about my experiences on each shoot here on my blog. I've met so many amazing people who let me photograph such important moments in their lives. Keep checking in for new posts!

 

- Amber

Miss Sassy Pants

September 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I love this family! Every time Katie posts pictures of their 3 year old on Instagram, I think to myself, if only I could get my hands on her, and then one day, it happened! They asked me to shoot some family portraits and I was more than happy to oblige. Katie and John couldn't be more wonderful people, laid back, up for whatever and great company to share a beer with. Baby Jack was just about to turn 10 months old during this shoot and he is ready to move! It's definitely a little challenging when those little guys don't really want to sit still and smile for the camera, but his sister was a big help in getting him to smile, at least a couple of times, for the camera. I love you guys, thanks for letting me spend some time behind the lens with you.


Tim and Jamie sitting in a tree

June 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I spent the most beautiful Sunday morning shooting an engagement session for Tim and Jamie at the Art Museum. The sky was blue, the weather was warm and these two were all smiles. There were stolen moments, heartfelt laughs, and whispers in the ear. The bride-to-be sister was on hand with her two daughters for moral support I am definitely looking forward to photographing their wedding in 2015!


Katie's Pregnant!!!

March 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

One of my best friends is having a baby!!! Katie and I got married within a week from each other, and then bought our first homes within the same month, and now that I'm 2 babies in I'm so excited that she and her husband Chris are welcoming a baby to their family! She's been my yoga partner and workout buddy for the last 2 years, as well as my Mommy needs a night out date. I was pretty excited to spend a little bit of time with Katie and Chris shooting their maternity photos. I can't wait to meet baby Van Thuyne and to see you back on the mat!

 


Yogalicious

March 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

My journey to yoga began almost exactly 2 years ago. It was shortly after my son's first birthday and I saw the photos from his party and decided it was finally time to do something about that lingering baby weight. I joined a gym that offered classes after his bedtime and during his nap time on the weekends to ensure that I wouldn't miss a minute, and off I went to try every class offered during those times. That's when I found her, Kate Goodyear, teaching Saturday mornings at 11am. I had tried yoga before, but it had just never clicked with me, yet there I was, enlisting my friend Katie to join me faithfully every Saturday morning.

 

Something about her class just clicked with me. She talked about yoga, the texts, she taught about the importance of breath, it was challenging, relaxing, a good workout, a good stretch, it was just what I was looking for. She wasn't just a fitness instructor teaching yoga to a bunch of gym rats, she didn't dumb it down, she corrected her student's form and paid attention to each of us, in a huge studio. She was just what I was looking for. So, there I was for the next few months and saw how yoga and some other classes transformed my body and I continued there until I was about  7 months pregnant and could no longer find my balance.

6 weeks after my daughter was born, 7 weeks after my cast had been removed to heal a broken arm, there I was back in that Saturday class. I was laughing alongside my good friend Katie trying to find crow pose again and jealous of her headstands and perfect sun salutations trying to lose the baby weight once again. I made sure I made it to the Monday night class at the gym as well so I could practice along-side Kate and watch her flow in and out as graceful and strong as can be.

Fast forward to October when I tried out a Living Social deal for a yoga studio that Kate also teaches at. I was immediately hooked. What a difference the small studio and personal attention made. It took my practice to the next level. My husband, who must have paid extra attention, got me 3 private sessions with Kate for Christmas and since January when those sessions started, my practice has taken on a whole new level. I love yoga more now than ever and my body, while not at it's thinnest, is by far the strongest I've ever been.

I owe it all to Kate, my teacher, my inspiration and my motivation. Thank you for letting me photograph you, it was truly my pleasure.

 


Merry Christmas

November 25, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

It certainly is an advantage being a photographer to be able to photograph my own children so often. I use them a lot to try new techniques and poses and, of course just to have photos for our home. Sunday was Christmas Card photo day! My son was surprisingly cooperative, for at least a few shots. The props, of course helped. It's not too late to get in a holiday session! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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