Rachael + Damian | Modern Industrial Wedding

Rachael + Damian Happy happy anniversary to two of my absolute favorite people!  I’ve had their blog post ready since about a week after their wedding, but am terrible with getting all the words out for all of the fun we had…  So I guess I’ll just let the pics speak for themselves as you  […]

Gorgeous Morgantown Sunset Maternity Session

I met this perfect little family when little miss Claire was born and I did her newborn photos!  They are just the nicest and its been so great to get to know them over the past couple of years <3 Cara messaged me a few months back and said she might want to do a […]

Stonewall Resort Spring Elopement

Last weekend I was lucky enough to photograph a small elopement at Stonewall Resort after having a last minute wedding cancellation. I got to meet both Krystin + Jacob just a few minutes before they walked down the aisle.  They both told me how how excited and happy they both were and also both told […]

Ashley + James

Ashley + James While Ashley and James were holding on hope that they could keep their wedding in New Jersey this year, covid restrictions have held strong and to be safe they decided to do a small elopement this year closer to home with just close family and friends. Enjoy a few sneaks from their […]

Top 10 Tips Guide: Senior Portraits

  Top 10 Tips Guide: Senior Portraits My Seniors are beautiful people with special energy. I work closely with each to bring out the facets of their personalities in the form of visual art. Just as each human being is an individual, each photoshoot is also individual. This is my specialty. I want to get […]

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Ashley + James

Ashley + James If you’ve ever met me you know I have a little obsession with weddings/ proposals/ love… So when my assistant Lindsay told me that her brother was going to propose to his girlfriend Ashley at Nemacolin and asked if she could come take photos, I asked if I could also sneak in […]

Snakehill – Morgantown, WV Summertime Engagement Session

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

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 […]

Myrtle Beach Sunrise Engagement Session

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 […]

Cara + Alex | Barn at Fallingwater Wedding Photography

Cara + Alex had one of the most meaningful ceremonies we have ever been too!  It was a Quaker ceremony that family and friends were invited to stand up and share loving moments they have had with the couple, or witnessed between them.  It was so special to just hear the love sent their way […]

Courtney + Dean | 4T Arena Wedding

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 | Morgantown, WV Engagement

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 […]

Best of 2017 Amberlee Christey Photography

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  

Key Factors that Could Affect Your Wedding Photography Pricing

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

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. […]

Janelle + James! Coopers Rock Engagement Sesssion

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

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 […]

Sara + Wes! Sneek Peaks!

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 […]

Miss Gracyn! Newborn Lifestyle Photography

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 […]

Sara + Wes! New old house engagement!

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 […]

Summer and Strawberries

Miss Riley and some strawberries in the summer <3  

Macall + Kevin! Adventures on the Gorge Wedding

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 At <3

Venues I’ve Photographed Events at <3   West Virginia Weddings 4T Areana – Bridgeport, WV  See Courtney + Deans 4T Wedding Here Adventures on the Gorge – Fayetteville, WV  – See Macall + Kevins AOG Wedding Here Alpine Lake – Terra Alta, WV Bartini – Morgantown, WV Bear Rocks – Dolly Sods, WV  – See […]

Cass + Rob!

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 […]

Abby + Hank! Blue Moon Rising Wedding!

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 […]

Macall + Kevin! Morgantown, WV Engagement Session

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! Camping & Party Wedding

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 […]

Kara + Scott!

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 […]

Julia + Curt! Married! Red Silo Barn Wedding Photography

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!

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 […]

2016 Spring Mini Sessions!

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 […]

Why You Should Consider Having A “First Look”

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 […]

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Emma + Emmett! Benedict Haid Farm

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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Dominique + Joey! Married!

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.                

Deanna + Brian! Benedict Haid Farm Wedding Photography

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! Married!

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 […]

Ashley + Eric’s Berlee Booth

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 […]

Alaina + Jay!

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 […]

Christina + Jeff! Married!

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 […]

Lisa + James | WVU Campus Engagement Session

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 for Yohana Williams Weddings!

Styled Shoot with Yohana Williams Weddings and Blooms Florist!   Now on to some of the work in action shots!  

Salena + Vincent!

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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Mandy + John!

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 […]

Emily + Glenn | Morgantown, WV Engagement Photographer

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 + Seth Franklin

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 […]

Suzannah + Samuel

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 […]

Jenna + Michael

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!  

Lauren + Ben

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 […]

Lauren + Ben!

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 […]

Baby Nico!

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!  

Jennifer + Lucas

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 […]

Megan + Brent

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 […]

Erin + Scott | Green Gables

One of my favorite weddings I’ve photographed!  <3    

Lauren + Jimmy | Snowshow Mountain Wedding

Heres a few photos from Lauren and Jimmy’s rocking winter snowshoe wedding!

Lauren + Jimmy!

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 […]

Lindsay + Matt

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!  

Andrea + Josh! Pete Dye Engagement Session

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! Wedding Photography

Emily + CJ  

Claudia + Cory | Cross Keys Winery Wedding

  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!

Catherine + Phil! Coopers Rock Engagement Session

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!