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Amber Watkins

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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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I'm Amber, and I'm so happy you're here. This blog is a journal about my life, travels, and the beauty I capture. Stay a while and say hello!

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Boho Chic Wedding by the Sea | Caitrin + Blake

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Weddings

November 5, 2022. Atlantic Beach, Florida. It was a beautiful day… The warm breeze rustled the palm trees’ leaves, the sun shimmered on the ocean’s waves, and bride and groom waited eagerly to say “I do” to their best friend. Caitrin and Blake are two of the sweetest souls I’ve ever had the joy of […]

Fall and Furbabies | Amanda + Chad

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Portraits

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” — Ursula K. Le Guin Love is a beautiful thing. Every story is unique. And every chapter is unique. Most often, we find ourselves celebrating the milestones – engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays… But sometimes, […]

Intimate + Elegant Backyard Wedding | Leila + Sean

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Weddings

Leila and Sean were dreaming of a beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony focused on their commitment to one another. In the end, they decided there was no place more special than their very own home, surrounded by the love of their family. Kylen and Cynthia, of In Reverie Weddings, transformed their backyard into a stunning […]

Destination Wedding in Teton Mountains | Allison + Ryan

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Weddings

Allison and Ryan are one of the most adventurous, spontaneous couples I know, always jetting off to far-flung corners of the earth on a whim or hiking and biking the roughest trails in Hawaii where they currently live. Which is why it did not surprise me in the least when they told me they wanted […]

Dear Future Bride – A love letter from me

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For Brides

Dear Future Bride, If you’re anything like me… Planning your wedding will be one of the most exciting things you’ve ever done. Stressful at times, but you’ve been dreaming of this day since you were young and now is your chance to make all those dreams come true. After much anticipation, your wedding day will […]

Lauren + Dawson’s Summer Wedding // Royal Lane Baptist + The Carlisle Room

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Weddings

Lauren and Dawson tied the knot on a beautiful summer day at Royal Lane Baptist church. The entire wedding day was overflowing with joy, as were the bride and groom themselves. They spent the day celebrating and getting ready with their nearest and dearest. Then, once the bride was dressed, she was ushered into the […]

Summer Engagement Session | Rachel + Tyler | Tandy Hills

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Engagements

Rachel and Tyler joined me on a warm summer evening at Tandy Hills Natural Area for their engagement session. We had so much fun exploring the trails together, popping champagne, and watching the sun sink over the Fort Worth skyline. It was a hot summer night in Texas, but they came prepared and were such […]

European-Style Engagement Session | Lauren + Dawson | Adriatica Village

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Engagements

It was 40 degrees and the cold wind was whipping around the stone walls of Adriatica Village. But Lauren and Dawson wouldn’t let the wintery weather prevent them from capturing their love story. They showed up to their engagement session with the most incredible attitude. Overflowing with excitement and love for each other, they were […]

Gatsby Inspired Dallas Wedding // Jenna + Erik

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Weddings

Jenna and Erik’s wedding day was full of excitement and beauty. They kicked off the wedding festivities with a lovely rehearsal dinner at Terry Black’s BBQ the night before. Then they woke up to get ready the next morning in one of Dallas’ most stunning hotels – The Statler. After meeting up on the rooftop […]

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Engagement // Alisha + Adam

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Engagements

Alisha and Adam joined me on an early Autumn afternoon at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve for their engagement session! I had so much fun getting to know this sweet couple as we explored the trails together. They came prepared for an adventure and adventure we did! We took a little detour down through the creek […]

Christy + Jon’s Vintage Wedding // Perkins Chapel + The Carlisle Room

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Weddings

Christy and Jon had the most beautiful fall wedding in Dallas, Texas and the sweetest reason for why getting married at Perkins Chapel was so important to them. Christy’s parents said ‘I do’ in the very same chapel years before! Their marriage is a source of endless inspiration for Christy and Jon, and it was […]

Mommy & Me Session with Molly & Cohen

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Portraits

Molly and her sweet little boy Cohen joined me at Bob Jones Nature Center on a beautiful late summer evening. To my delight, what started out as a simple photoshoot ended as a determined quest for cows…. Like most three-year-old boys, he was a somewhat camera shy and not entirely sure what was going on. […]

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