The awesome Miss Rachael (from one of our all time favorite wedding dress stores) The Vow had mentioned a couple years back that she would like to do a styled shoot at the Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood. Finally last year we rounded up two gorgeous sister models (Brittany & Bree), some beautiful Hayley Paige dresses, […]
Allie + Nick met during Allie’s first day at Adventure WV. Nick was one of the leaders for the newbies heading into their year at WVU. <3 When we chatted about where they would like to do their engagement photos Snakehill came up as a place they love to hike together! I had been wanting […]
5 Things You Should Trust Your Wedding Photographer With Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. There’s a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want […]
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Over the summer I had a small trip to Myrtle Beach with one of my friends planned, and right before we left I posted that I would loooove to do some sunrise photos on my instagram, and low and behold Vanessa + Scott (whos wedding I’m photographing in December) were also going to be there […]
Courtney + Deans spring wedding was just gorgeous! And true to WV form I feel like we had at least 3 seasons that day alone haha. It sprinkled off and on through the day, but no one let that damper the happiness & love flowing from everywhere. We even got a beautiful rainbow after the […]
Courtney + Dean decided on sunset wandering around the wharf and WVU Campus for their engagement photos. We even ended up getting photobombed by a duck… who followed us for a good 10 minutes haha. I thought he was going to get in the car with us to go take more at Woodburn. Enjoy a […]
A teeeeeeny tiny snippet of some of my favorite wedding photos from 2017! <3 I know I say it all the time, but I am truly the luckiest ever to have the best brides, grooms, families, and friends that make this job feel amazing and nothing like a job at all <3
As you plan your big day, there are a number of different expenses that you will need to plan for, including your wedding photography. There is hardly ever a one-size-fits-all wedding photography package, so before you start budgeting for a photographer, you will not only need to have an idea of your wedding date and […]
3 Things That Could Affect Your Wedding Budget Your budget is one of the first things that you will sit down and discuss when planning your wedding. It can also cause the most stress during the planning process. Below are 3 things that could affect your wedding budget and add to your wedding planning stress. […]
I’m up, showered, crammed in to my spanx, cars packed with all kinds of photo equipment, and I’m happy dancing while I blow dry my hair… That means one thing…. IT’S WEDDING DAY!!!!!! Janelle + James are getting married today!!!!! They are such a beautiful couple inside and out! I got to know them a […]
The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer We will be capturing all the special moments throughout your wedding day, the photos that you’ll be looking back on for years to come. To give you some added peace of mind and to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible when it […]
I had to share a few sneak peeks from Wes + Sara’s incredible wedding from this past weekend! It was a little gloomy and chilly outside, but Morguen Toole provides such an awesome inside space with so many photo spots! The light and textures in there are perfect! And how cool that it goes perfectly […]
I don’t get to photograph too many newborn sessions any more, with all the weddings but when my brides and grooms have babies I always love love love to meet the newest little ones and make sure I open my schedule to take lots of photos! <3 When Sam and Tim told me they were […]
When Sara and Wes booked me for their wedding we had originally chatted about doing some snowy engagement photos… Well this past winter was one of the least snowy ones we’ve had in awhile and we missed out on the snow. After I met with Sara to go over some of her wedding day timeline […]
Miss Riley and some strawberries in the summer <3
What an incredibly fun and colorful wedding bash! I still can’t get over how beautiful of a day and so much fun everyone had! Adventures on the Gorge was a perfect venue for Macall & Kevin to say I do in front of all of their family and friends! […]
Venues I’ve Photographed Events at <3 WV Venues Adventures on the Gorge – Fayetteville, WV – See Macall + Kevins AOG Wedding Here Smokeys on the Gorge – Fayetteville, WV Bear Rocks – Dolly Sods, WV – See Kasie +Chris Bear Rocks Elopement Here Bartini – Morgantown, WV Snowshoe Resort – Snowshoe, WV – […]
I don’t normally take a lot of maternity sessions due to my wedding schedule but when Cassidy inquired about taking photos of her adorable little belly I jumped and had to share a couple from their gorgeous session last summer! Cass and her family have become like family! I’ve done so many photos for their […]
Holy moly I don’t even know what to say about how beautiful Chris & Kasie’s wedding was! Dolly sods is such an amazing place in West Virginia and then throw in a wedding!!!! Two of my very favorite things!! My heart was on overload that day! I met up with Kasie at Cannan Valley to […]
I met Abby, Hank, and their adorable little cutie Veda when they came down from Pennsylvania to my studio. Hank’s sister, who lives all the way in Oregon, found me on Google and emailed me to set up a time for them to come in. :) I sugared up little Miss Veda, told them about […]
So excited to head down towards the bottom of the state tomorrow for Macall + Kevin’s wedding! Its going to be such a fun one! <3 Enjoy some of their snowy engagement photos from the incredible snowstorm Jonas last winter! Their chemistry and that light!!!!! It was such a dream to photograph them even though […]
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Lauren + Varian! Oooooh we had so much fun at Lauren + Varian’s awesome outdoor, hippie, daydreamin, hot, hot, hot, one heck of a dance party, lovemashed wedding! Photography: Amberlee & Jess –Amberlee Christey Photography Venue: Teter’s Campground Wedding Dress: Glitter & Grit Kilts- Utilikilts […]
Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph Kara + Scott’s intimate wedding and reception. Can I tell you a secret? Kara and her mama actually booked me and planned the wedding in one week! This fun and quirky affair definitely didn’t disappoint! Kara got ready at the coolest little house in Fairview, WV, […]
I can not believe this rotten little toddler is one and a half already! Layla is technically Benji’s niece but I claim her too :) At 18 months she is on the move constantly, says all kinds of animal noises, high fives, fist bumps, dances, still laughs harder than any baby I’ve ever seen, has […]
Ahhh … Julia and Curt. Where do I begin? It was a beautiful, emotional, love-filled day for this couple and I’m so glad we were able to be part of it. Almost four years ago, Julia and Curt met in the small town she was from and Curt was there to play soccer. They met […]
A few of my favorite wedding venues…so far The Mid-Atlantic region has so many spectacular wedding venues from which to choose. The Amberlee Christey team has photographed couples and weddings at many of them. If you’re looking for a stunning setting and would like a few suggestions, we would be more than happy to offer […]
I finally got to finish up my Spring minis, that I was pretty sure we were either going to have to buy a boat for or play in mud puddles pretty soon! I had to reschedule 11 families 4 times due to torrential downpours! The rain this spring has been crazy! I do have to […]
The first look is a highly popular addition to many weddings day timelines. The first look or sneak peek is the moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day. No guests, no distractions. It is a very special moment that the bride and groom share that […]
Erin and Matt’s wedding. Where do I begin? There were plenty of rain drops, smiles, laughter and tears of joy before, during and after their intimate ceremony and reception at Lambert’s Winery. Although Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench in some plans, the couple (and their families) didn’t bat an eyelash. It was most certainly […]
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Allie + Daniel! When I emailed Allie last week and said what’s the backup if we have rain and she replied with “we get married in the rain” I knew we were going to have fun! Enjoy a little sneak peek from last from their wedding! <3 Photography: Amberlee Christey […]
Emma & Emmett had such an intimate and beautiful ceremony this past weekend at Benedict Haid Farm, outside of Charleston, WV. Even though there was a pretty constant rain the whole day, the only thing that was on everyone’s minds was the wedding ceremony. It was a beautiful, small ceremony with just their closest of […]
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Oh 2015! You were a whirlwind and so very great to me! This past year we moved to the absolutely gorgeous new studio/ office! I still walk in and ooooh and ahhhh and can’t believe how beautiful it is! I also had quite a bit of travel all over as far away as Cayman Islands […]
Dominique and Joey’s wedding was the ultimate example of love, fun and family. The small ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Via Veneto in Bridgeport.
This has been one absolutely phenomenal wedding season, and I’m not going to lie… I’m pretty sad it’s just about over! I love, loved it sooooooo much! I’ve seen some amazing love stories this year – and I may already be counting down the days to the start of next year’s season! <3Speaking of awesome […]
Matt + Tony’s wedding just makes my heart all kinds of happy! Their wedding is my first same sex marriage and it was nothing shy of perfect! They said their vows under a giant sugar maple and had everyone trying to hold their tears back. After the ceremony everyone got to enjoy some amazing food […]
We had such a fun evening at Ashley + Eric’s wedding! Their wedding had some super star (pun intended haha) vendors! First off the wedding was at The Greenbrier… I mean come on… GORGEOUS! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to photograph a whole wedding there pronto! The photographer for the wedding was the always […]
Danielle and James’s wedding … where do I begin? Might as well let you know up front that this post is brought to you by the words awesome, beautiful, incredible and heartwarming. Oh, and a lot of happy dancing and “ugly faces!” It was a beautiful day for a wedding. The temperature was comfortable. The […]
Alaina and Jay are total sweethearts! We traveled to Elkins for engagement photos at their families’ cabins and we totally clicked! I couldn’t wait for their wedding! Their ceremony included one of my favorite details ever. Instead of lighting a unity candle or pouring sand, the couple planted a tree. They asked their parents to […]
It’s only the end of July and we’ve already had the pleasure of photographing several truly unique weddings. From the quintessential locavores to the Devil Went Down to Georgia dancing duo (try saying that five times fast), each couple has wowed us. And then along came Christina and Jeff. Their unplugged ceremony was held by […]
The Devil Went Down to … Stonewall Resort? Stick with me here for a second and I’ll explain. Mandy and John are two hilarious, crazy kids adults in love and you can tell they are meant to be together. They were married at the beautiful Stonewall Resort and then treated their guests to a memorable […]
They say rain on your wedding day brings good luck. If that’s the case, Kayla and Brian will have a lifetime of it! The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill dumped rain for over an hour on Sat., June 20, and almost forced the outdoor ceremony at Chanteclaire Farm inside. But Mother Nature (or Bill) wouldn’t […]
When it came to their wedding, Salena and Vincent were quintessential locavores. The wedding and reception were held at the home of Vincent’s dad and stepmom. Guests dined on pork BBQ from the Best BBQ Ever, tasty sandwiches from Black Bear Burrito, and mini cupcakes from The Cupcakerie. Zia Flowers provided stunning bouquets and centerpieces […]
What an absolute gorgeous day we had on WVU campus for James + Lisa’s engagement session! The flowers were perfectly in bloom and the sunset was just gorgeous! They are getting married in NJ next year (on a day I was already booked- sad face), but I can not wait to see some of their […]
Styled Shoot with Yohana Williams Weddings and Blooms Florist! Now on to some of the work in action shots!
Beth + Harley Beth and Harley are such a sweet and laid back couple and it was a pleasure to work with them this past weekend! They had an intimate celebration for their closest friends and family, and even with the rain and the humidity, the skies cleared up right before ceremony and everything […]
Wedding season is fast approaching and Lindsay and I have been counting down the days until it hits. We both LOVE weddings. The hustle, bustle (pun intended) and happiness of each special day make us both uncontrollably giddy. In preparation, I’ve been working on some of the zillion blogs I need to get posted from […]
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Its so hard to believe the weather changes that have happened lately! I’m pretty sure the week I photographed Mandy and John’s engagement photos we had all four seasons… just in that week! They were such troopers and rocked it out in the 16 degree temps! I can’t wait for their wedding coming up at […]
I am sooooooooo excited to finally show off all of the hard work we’ve been doing lately! Last Saturday, (April 11th, 5 months to the day of announcing the new studio) we had the grand opening celebration! It was so much fun and sometimes stressful to pick out everything! From to the layout, the floors, […]
I posted on instagram at the end of the night after Ashley + Treys wedding that it was in my top 5 weddings I’ve ever shot! It was such a great day! I swear Ashley was so grateful for everyone there, hugged everyone at least once and had a smile ear to ear every second […]
It’s November 11th and one of my favorite days of the year! So no better time to announce I have a brand spanking new office and studio being built as I type! My landlord is building AHHHHHHMAZING new places, thats in a great location and super convenient to get to right off the interstate, near […]
Emily + Glenn wanted to start their engagement session at Milan Puskar Stadium where Glenn played football while in college at WVU. It was a cool and little foggy of a fall morning that turned into such a gorgeous day where we rounded up two other special locations for them before they headed back to […]
Laura and Seth’s farmhouse wedding had so many sweet details!! Her family farm provided the perfect laid-back, rustic backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. Because of the weather (it poured and poured and poured…. did I say it rained a lot???) their wedding day didn’t go exactly as planned but when you look at their photos […]
HOLYMOLY how is it September already?!?! Tis the season when photographers are busy busy with the fall weddings and beautiful portrait sessions! I’ve been all over the place and taken zillions more photos lately and need to get some more of them up on the blog! Speaking of zillions of photos… Suzannah and Sam’s wedding […]
Thanks so much to Jenna and Michael for allowing Lindsay and I to photograph their beautiful wedding day at the WVU Museum Education Center! Everything was stunning and perfect! And of course I have to share some of their hilarious Berlee Booth Photos!
I blogged Lauren and Ben’s rehearsal dinner photos on Tuesday and today’s post is all about their destination wedding! Several weeks ago I was finishing my final pre-wedding camera bag check (Lindsay can tell you how many times I check it the night before and day of a wedding) when I saw I had a […]
The past month has been a whirl wind to say the least… I’ve photographed 3 weddings in 3 countries, had 4 commercial, 2 photobooths, 2 baby photoshoots, 2 wedding consults, and finished packing and moving my house that has been sold! Woooooosh! This is the time of year to be on my toes! :) I […]
I had so much fun photographing baby Nico! He is such a handsome and sweet little boy! His eyes are just stunning! It was also great to catch up with his Mama Sarah, who I had known in college! Enjoy!
Saturday was such a beautiful sunshine and love filled day! I had the pleasure to travel down to Moorefield, WV and photograph the wedding of Jennifer and Lucas! I met them through my good friend April a few months ago and instantly knew we would be friends! I’m so thankful to get to be a […]
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to the gorgeous Georgetown, Kentucky for a wedding at The Cardome Center to second shoot for one of my best friends Jess Martin. I love when I get to go second for other photographers on my weekends I don’t have weddings (I know I’m addicted […]
We had such a beautiful evening for photos with the Worley Family! What a gorgeous family! Enjoy! <3
We are looking for a couple of senior reps from the local high schools! This program will offer discounts for your senior photos and perks for your all of your friends! Please email a bio and photo to email@example.com to be entered! Senior Reps will be announced May 28th at the Beauty Bar. One lucky […]
Heres a few of Jana and Dave’s engagement and wedding photos from Jose Villa’s workshop I took in Jalisco, Mexico. I still can not express how amazing of an opportunity it was to be able to to Jose’s workshop. The people, the connections, the models, the dresses, the GORGEOUS light! Location: Hacienda El Carmen – […]
I’m still working on posting some of my older blogs that got wiped out when we switched over to the brand new website. This is a few of my photographs from Jose Villa’s workshop I attended in Mexico a couple of years ago. It is to this day one of my favorite things I have […]
In November of 2011 I got the amazing opportunity to take top wedding photographer Jose Villa’s workshop in Mexico along some of the best vendors in the wedding industry and met some amazing new photographer friends. These are a few of the photos from Hacienda El Carmen where the workshop took place. It still to […]
Patrick came in to the studio see me and get lots of pics. He even brought his littlest best new friend in! Here’s a few sneak peeks! How adorable are they?!
One of my favorite weddings I’ve photographed! <3
Tis the time of year when I am going absolutely crazy in my slow time and want to take photos of everyone, everywhere, ALL THE TIME. I have a problem…. I know, but I absolutely love love love taking photos! I guess thats not a bad problem for a photographer… right?! I called up my […]
Ooooh I love me some evening light and super sweet couple! Enjoy a little sneak peek from Aimee and Gabes engagement photos!
I feel like I’ve been cooped up inside my office for way too long lately! I absolutely love getting outside and shooting! I was so pumped and excited when Ashely and Trey booked their wedding with me and mentioned they would love to do their engagement session out in the snow! There’s been so much […]
Meet miss Elena! How adorable is she! I just love her cheeks!
I was cleaning up my computer today while I had some photos loading and found an older photo that I just absolutely just love and had to share it!
Heres a few photos from Lauren and Jimmy’s rocking winter snowshoe wedding!
Wooooooooosh! Its been busy around here lately! I’ve been photographing like crazy, meeting lots of brides and grooms, and remodeling my studio! It’s time to get cracking on these blogs! I’ve posted some warm weather weddings lately and thought I had to throw a snowy engagement session in the mix! Enjoy Lauren + Jimmy’s engagement […]
I met Laura in Art School at WVU. I was so excited when she wanted me to photograph her engagement and wedding! She is so awesome at design and color, so I knew it was going to be so much fun!
I’ve had the honor of photographing Kris quite a bit! I shot his and his wife Krystal’s engagement, zip lining fun day, rehearsal dinner, and wedding! So I was thrilled when he contacted me to do his business head shots for his new venture! Congrats Kris on starting your new business!
This past weekend I had my Fall Sessions at Coopers Rock. It was phenomenally beautiful! We had so much fun with all the families and kids I decided to open a few sessions this Saturday! I have two spots left open if you would like some lovely fall photos like these of your kids, family, […]
I can’t believe Mr. J is 1! I was in the hospital for 14 hours last year doing birth photos for his Mama and Pa! There is nothing in this world like photographing and meeting a baby for the first time! Happy happy birthday Mr. J! It’s been amazing meeting you in the first few […]
I was heading out from Valley Falls this evening after two photo shoots and saw the most amazing sunset ever! Enjoy! A!
About to head out to photograph Andrea + Josh’s wedding today and it looks like it is going to be an absolutely stunning fall day! Here’s a few of their engagement photos from a few months ago :) Enjoy! A!
I had to put up a sneak peek from tonights session of Gavin with his pet chickens (along with an ending blooper). I can’t wait to take some more photos of Gavin with his pet lizards soon! :) Enjoy! A!
A happy happy Autumn to you from Amberlee Christey Photography! Fall is one of the most gorgeous, beautiful times of the year. The trees explode in a multitude of brilliant colors; the air is brisk and the cloud cover provides stunning lighting opportunities for photographs. Fall is also a wonderful time to start thinking about […]
I’m loving me some of this fall weather and light! Here’s a little sneak peak from Kara & Eric’s engagement session this week up at Cooper’s Rock! I have one session available at Coopers Rock this Sunday at 5:45 (: Email firstname.lastname@example.org if your interested!
With the first full day of fall today I wanted to revisit one of my all time favorite fall weddings! Kris and Krystal got married at the absolutely stunning New River Gorge Preserve with their reception at Smokeys on the Gorge. Everything was perfect and beautiful the whole weekend! :)
A few photos from the zillions we took at Trish & Kalani’s wedding in Warrenton, VA. Wowza the Airlie House was amazing and Trish’s details were beautiful! Enjoy for yourself!
I can’t wait to photograph Lindsay and Matt’s wedding today! Here’s a few of their engagement photos from Lindsay’s family farm! Enjoy!
Wow! Erika & Jeremy’s planning really paid off. This wedding and venue were absolutely stunning! Jeremy i want to give you props for all your involvement in the planning. It was great to see a groom so involved! Erika what can I say about those shoes- They are FABULOUS!! So happy for you both! […]
This is Cyd! I met her at a wedding a few years ago and made her stick around ever since. She rocks out the Berlee Booth for my business. Its hard to believe she is a senior this year, and will be heading to Oregon to go to art school next year.
The next boudoir beauty sessions are coming up March 22nd and 23rd. I still have a few spots open! Email email@example.com for more information :) Until then enjoy some of Trista’s HOT HOT HOT! photos shes letting me share.
I am super excited to announce the 2013 Boudoir Beauty Sessions! We have a super luxurious hotel, a phenomenal hair, and a rockin makeup artist booked for January 11th! Whether you’re single, married, beginning a new chapter, ending an old one – the images we create together will boost your confidence and improve your self-image. […]
A few of Andrea and Josh’s engagement photos from the beautiful Pete Dye Golf grounds in Bridgeport, WV! Can’t wait to share their wedding photos soon! <3
Emily + CJ
What an incredibly beautiful day we had for Claudia + Cory’s Cross Keys Winery! I always love when I get to go vineyards for weddings! Its always gorgeous and soooo many fun and different places to photograph! Enjoy a tiny sneak peek of some of the many many photos Lindsay and I got!
What a perfect evening and a gorgeous couple! Thanks so much Catherine + Phil for having me capture your engagement session! <3 We had so much fun!