We are delighted to welcome Amber Richardson Evers of Lifestyle Portrait to our list of Fort Worth, Texas wedding photographers. Amber hails from a family of talented artists and entrepreneurs, so it’s no surprise that she became a photographer- being an independent artist is in her blood! Amber considers her style of photography intimate and relaxed, which helps her to deliver natural wedding photos that are so classic to her clients.
Some fun facts about one of our newest photographers: She loves old black and white movies on a rainy day, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Alfred Hitchcock. Enjoying a good bottle of red wine also tops her list of favorite past times, but note that she loves it even more when shared with great food, family, and friends. Amber loves camping at her family’s cabin in Yosemite and fishing and tubing on the Merced River, as well as hearing her dad and brothers play bluegrass music together at family gatherings.
“I’m a pretty simple girl really. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life that include my family and good friends.”
Amber’s love of photography started when she was very young, while she was growing up in California. She continued to grow as a photographer throughout high school and college where she learned the “old school way”, with film and large format cameras, and many hours spent in the darkroom. The digital revolution came and changed everything, she says, although she claims to still have her old school ways…
Amber’s professional list of personal influences begins with John Barber in Dana Point, California, who gave Amber her first introduction to wedding photography. Other members of this list include Richard Avedon, Ben Chrisman, and Marcus Bell, photographers that continue to inspire and amaze her. Not to be left out are Amber’s parents, who have encouraged her artistic interests since the beginning.
Amber likes to use her digital Canon gear when shooting weddings, but when she wants to slow down for a portrait or landscape, she loves large format film. She has an “amazing classic Mamiya RB67” that she adores.
Amber has some advice for couples just starting their search for a wedding photographer, beginning with not choosing on price alone. She encourages brides to choose a photographer whose work and personality they love, and to make sure to get reviews, referrals and/or references.
“The digital revolution has made it more difficult for consumers to differentiate the full-time pros from the part time weekend warriors. A full-time pro is more invested in the success of your wedding photography. They will have a more thoughtful, organized plan to handling your wedding day. The photography is not just for you, but for your entire family, now and in the future. It’s part of your family history and legacy. When the wedding is over the photography is forever!”
To see more natural, classic wedding photos, visit Amber Richardson Evers at Lifestyle Portrait.