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Amber Garrett Photography

Amber Garrett Photography

Nevada Utah

About

I'M A WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALIST BASED IN LAS VEGAS

WITH A HUGE DESIRE TO SEE THE WORLD

I always thought I’d end up as a National Geographic photographer chasing down wildlife (a la Tiger King), but I think my job now is way better.

My journey to becoming a wedding photographer was a tad accidental. It began in 2014 when I had contacted a local wedding photographer to be a subject in a project on small business ownership. After I completed my project, she offered me a side job helping out at her photo sessions. What started as an easy minimum wage job grew rapidly, and two years later, she had me managing her company nearly full time. By 2017, I had dreams of leaving my small town in Missouri and moving somewhere coastal that following year. 

SURPRISE! I pitched this to her, and she fired me instead. But this turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me, because a year later, I was flying everywhere to document weddings across the country, and even internationally, which took me to Nicaragua, D.C, Arizona, and Texas, just to name a few.

It’s been a wild ride, but all of these experiences have made me the kick-ass wedding photographer you see in front of you.

I’m an enneagram type 1, an ENFJ, and an empath. I’ll make sure your timeline is organized so you get the most photos from your day, but I’ll also totally cry happy tears during your first dance.


 

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Xiomara Gutierrez
Dec 08, 2022
Where do I even begin?!
Where do I even begin?! Choosing Amber as our wedding photographer was about the best decision we made in the whole planning process. If you’re in the thick of wedding planning, you know how many decisions that is. Amber created a breathtaking array of images to memorialize everything from the big to the small. She is a true artist and really understands what will create a beautiful photo (subject, pose, lighting, background, editing, etc.). Unlike many other portrait photos I’ve seen, her photos are beautiful and sweet without being cheesy, which is always what I’m afraid of with photo sessions. Amber’s turn around time for our digital gallery was incredibly fast, without sacrificing quality or our satisfaction, and she was both extremely professional and fun! When I booked her I had no idea I was getting a photographer, a Uber driver, a wedding coordinator, a personal advisor, and also a friend! Even before we flew to Vegas for our wedding, she made it a point to let us know she was thinking about us by sending us a personalized Christmas ornament, and mailing over her wedding guide book. She went above and beyond and it felt like she truly cared and that is a feeling I will never forget! We LOVED her! and for that, I will forever recommend her.

Alexis Amor
Dec 08, 2022
We wanted a fun, relaxed wedding
We wanted a fun, relaxed wedding to match us and our relationship, and Amber 100% delivered. By the time we were done she felt like an old friend! The day of was seamless and Amber had the best poses and location ideas, and we couldn’t be happier with how our pictures turned out. If you’re looking for a photographer to make your day as easy as possible so you can focus on what the day is really about, book Amber! (P.S. she even brought champagne!!)

Christina Johnson
Dec 08, 2022
We eloped in Las Vegas and thankfully contacted Amber
We eloped in Las Vegas and thankfully contacted Amber to see if she was available to capture our big day (and the most important 10 minutes of our lives so far). Amber has so much knowledge about the wedding industry (as well as photography, duh) and helped us plan a good time of day, provided her expertise of the area and took us to places all over the strip and old town, provided vendor suggestions and a timeline for the day. From the very beginning to the very end she was organized, helpful, and upfront about what she would be providing for us. Our elopement pictures came out stunningly- we love how she framed the shots, captured our happiness and worked her magic. She made it very easy to feel relaxed and provided the support we needed to get the best pictures. Amber has a gift and you are lucky if she is part of your day!

Mackenzie Headley
Dec 08, 2022
If you want the most incredible photos of your wedding day
If you want the most incredible photos of your wedding day, then Amber is your girl. We had worked with her at a friend’s wedding and instantly knew we wanted her to photograph our wedding once we got engaged. She was the first vendor that we booked! Since we had already worked with her for our engagement photos, when our wedding day rolled around, we were at complete ease in front of her camera. We are absolutely in love with our wedding photos. Amber has the ability to capture the most amazing moments so that you can always remember the best parts of your day. Working with Amber is like hanging out with a friend and Amber really is a friend to all of her clients. She was so helpful throughout our entire planning process to ensure that we were able to capture all of the things that were important to us during our wedding day. After delivery of our final gallery, she also worked with us to create an amazing album. The album sits in our living room, and we look at it all the time. Her photos are also, literally all over our house. All of our family and friends loved our photos as well and still can’t quit talking about them, in a good way, even months later. We are 1000% happy with our decision to work with Amber and hopefully will find an event to work with her again in the future. We cannot say enough good things!

Krystal Jones
Dec 08, 2022
If we could rate her higher than a 5/5 we would
If we could rate her higher than a 5/5 we would. She is extremely talented, your best hype girl, professional, trustworthy, and I could go on and on. Finding someone you can trust to capture the most important moments of your life can be so scary, but Amber is someone you can trust to not miss a single one of those important moments. On top of all that she is extremely organized- she had an entire list printed out of family shots making it painless and quick for those that are not a fan of photos. You can also count on her to be so much more than a photographer on your big day. She will help you get ready, do last minute touch ups, help with coordination, and just be there for you. Lastly, her turn around time is quick and the quality is top notch. Her passion for photography really shows in her work and she will make your day even more magical. We love Amber and I will forever recommend her for all your photography needs!

Krystal DeLaCruz
Dec 08, 2022
I seriously cannot put in to words
I seriously cannot put in to words on the detail and the flexibility Amber has. I think I speak for all brides that she is so down to earth and ready to do what ever you … The Bride wants to do. I had my wedding originally planned for April 2022 in Las Vegas, due to health and a pregnancy, we decided to move up the date to Dec. 2021in my home town of San Diego. Keep in mind this is all mid-pandemic and I legit was so worried and freaking out about everything. I went back and forth on dates, trying to find something where she was available, and something that did not seem so crazy soon ! She was so relaxed during the whole time I was freaking out about my wedding planning. She reminded me to enjoy the engagement because the time will fly…and boy did it truly fly on by. She had a very thorough questionnaire that she followed to a “T” when it was time! From start to finish she let me know what was next and who to take photos with next. It was perfectly organized and I Thank you Amber for being so flexible and such an amazing photographer! I posted so many of my photos because I could not choose my favorite ones!! I have added only a few but a couple of my favorite pics !

Katelyn Shaiman
Dec 08, 2022
Amber was an absolute DREAM
Amber was an absolute DREAM photographer. When we made the last minute decision to elope in Vegas, we had two weeks to plan. I couldn’t have done it without Amber’s insight and advice. She was basically photographer, florist, chauffeur, tour guide, and wedding planner all rolled into one. And our photos have completely blown us away – there are no words for how much I love every single shot. Amber captured every moment of joy of our day while going above and beyond to make it a day to remember. She ROCKS!

Josie Myers
Dec 08, 2022
Amber is an amazing photographer
Amber is an amazing photographer and also an amazing asset to organizing your elopement. She’s an expert in her field and in Las Vegas. Not only do we rave about her, but our friends and family have all made comments about how wonderful she was on our wedding day. All our photos turned out absolutely beautiful, and we wouldn’t describe ourselves as photogenic so she worked magic. I would recommend her over and over again!!

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