I'm Amber, a sun loving, beach bumming California native. You can find me behind the camera either on the beach, or in the waves (with my water housing)! I am passionate about the art of storytelling through honest, raw imagery that's tailored to YOU, my favorite subject. I work with couples, families, and brands who understand that quality imagery is priceless.

My primary objective is to capture YOU in motion. We all think we know what we look like, but the view we have of ourselves is one dimensional. Our true beauty lies in between the staged, forward facing moments. I strive to empower you to show up authentically and with confidence. Nothing brings me greater joy than handing over a gallery of images that show you how vibrant and beautiful you are.
As a mother, wife, and business owner, I understand intimately the value of storytelling. I have found in my own business that quality imagery is powerful and essential to connecting with people. Clients are drawn to my work  because my photos convey a tale, drive an emotional response, and take viewers on a journey. Whether you are speaking to your ideal client or telling a love story, great imagery is non-negotiable.


My photography captures real moments and tells YOUR story.

I am a lifestyle photographer inspired to tell your story

About Amber Jenks

the ocean, always

Golden sunshine

capturing unexpected moments


Family first

Film photography, salty breezes, human connection, white sails, golden hour, california beaches

Inspired By

Growing up on a sailboat from the time I was 4 years old and sailing around the world for 7 years shaped the way I viewed the world. I never attended formal schooling. Instead I was homeschooled while traveling the world by boat. I had the opportunity to live in numerous cultures and through this developed a perspective shaped by an environment of freedom and adventure. 

It's with this mindset that I approach my clients and the work that I create for them. 

I believe that emotion evoking imagery is a collaborative effort between client and photographer. I want to get to know you. When there is connection and trust first, the outcome is always stunning imagery that lives forever.

My art is inspired by human emotion, buttery golden light, and the ocean...

the value of a moment

I believe that the moments you want to remember aren't always perfect or scripted, they are uncut, raw and writhing with emotion.

The Value of a Moment

my guiding compass

my why

How I see the world

the value of a moment

my guiding compass

I believe everyone is an individual, so everyone should have a uniquely individual experience, tailored to their specific vision.

My Guiding Compass

my why

how I see the world

my why

I believe it is my mission to capture every emotion and detail to make YOUR moments unforgettable and truly authentic.

My Why

my guiding compass

the value of a moment

how I see the world

the value of a moment

my guiding compass

my why

how I see the world

I believe life is a journey. If you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.
— Peter Hagerty

How I see the World

09. what is your biggest strength in being visible online?

Showing up and being vulnerable in all that I share. I love showing others that they can do it too!

a. Facebook 
b. Twitter
c. Instagram
d. YouTube

08. What is your favorite social platform?

a. Scotland 
b. Australia
c. Paris
d. Russia

07. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Wake up and smell the coffee mixed with salty air.

06. what is your favorite morning routine?

a. Vodka Soda
b. Gin & Tonic
c. Cosmopolitan
d. Champagne

05. Drink of choice

My camera of course!

04. What is one thing you can't live without?

a. Target
b. Patagonia
c. Rip curl
d. American Eagle

03. what one store are you most likely to shop for life?

Black and hot.

02. How do you take your coffee?

a. Game of Thrones
b. South Park
c. Ginny and Georgia
d. All of the above

01. what is currently on Your Netflix watch list?

How about one of my favorite pass times? A quiz!

Instagram family


coffees consumed editing


Client satisfaction


Weddings shot


sessions to date


By the Numbers

Are we a
good fit?
Let's do this!