Sometimes you can’t explain what you see in a person -- they just take you to a place no one else can.
I remember the moment I first knew my husband, Zack, was in love with me. My Dad asked him to go scuba diving and he agreed, even though he wasn’t a strong swimmer. They were gone longer than I expected. When Zack finally came out of the water, he was white as a ghost. He had seen a shark beneath the waves, and wasn’t sure he would make it back to me, to us. He sat on driftwood and looked at me like he never had before. His eyes rested in my eyes - I think it was the first moment he saw me as his home.
I am in awe at how small, fleeting moments can carry the most weight in our hearts; how we find the people we love and collide into them, and are forever changed by this.
It’s what I want to give the people I photograph: small moments in time that say in a single second everything that’s important. That we were here, that we were together. And that it mattered.
My clients are not models. They don’t need to know what to do in front of a camera. My work is informed by my intuition. I gently guide those I photograph into spaces where they can see and experience each other in the most simple and honest ways, leading to moments of laughter, warmth, and unexpected depth.
My name is Amber, and I make images for wild hearts.