My Why

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Photography has been my passion since I was a little girl. Capturing people as their authentic selves, experiencing their greatest moments of love or excitement, has been a way for me to express my creativity from many variations and perspectives. I am an artist, a storyteller and a chaser of beautiful, perfect light to paint my canvas. I absolutely love what I do and I put my whole heart and soul into my work.

​I have been shooting professionally for many, many years...17 to be exact. I began as a Fashion Photographer, falling in love with the artistry of beautiful muses decorated in all forms of fashion and makeup, strategically placed and posed in stunning landscapes or old urban settings. I thought I had found my one and only calling...Until I shot my first wedding. Capturing a love story was all of the fashion, decoration and artistry - but with raw emotion and an incredible responsibility to translate the moment perfectly on film. Then came the adventure elopements. Exploring pieces of this stunning earth, capturing two people madly in love while overlooking the ocean or mountains kissed by the sunset...this is everything. 

My work exists in the place where nature, genuine connection and modern style intersect. My shooting style is natural portraiture and candid emotion, with a touch of moodiness if the moment calls for it. One of my favorite parts of wedding and elopement photography is that no two stories are ever the same. I live for storytelling and my focus is to capture the unique connection of each couple I work with.

From classic to luxurious weddings, to the adventure couple hiking to a mountain top for their elopement, I thrive in documenting every breathtaking moment. My purpose is to bring out the best in my clients, creating a calm and fun space where couples are comfortable being their authentic selves.

There is nothing I would love more than to hear all about your wedding or elopement.


Let's connect, ​I would love to capture your story...



Amber Slade

Portland, Oregon

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