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Welcome to De Joy Photography! My name is Amber Amelingmeier, and I have dedicated my life to capturing the most important moments of people鈥檚 lives. I thrive on bringing happiness, excitement, and fun to any session.

When I photograph your special day, I not only tell your story, but also document the love and emotions so that you genuinely can remember how it felt that day. I believe a photo should enable emotions even for those who couldn鈥檛 be there to experience it themselves, and that the style and quality are without match. I will showcase your lifestyle and love. My shooting and editing style is colorful, timeless, beautiful, and flattering. I want your heart to swell every time you go through your photos!

I am so excited to meet you. I am so excited to capture your love in a bold way. We will have boatloads of fun in the process, and you can trust that I am deeply invested in making all your dreams come true.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Emily G. Married on 09/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible!

Working with Amber was an absolutely incredible experience! From the moment we met Amber for our engagement pictures, we knew we made the right choice for our wedding photographer. She made us feel so comfortable and had such amazing energy. Amber was responsive and helpful (even when I made multiple changes to the timeline). Not only was Amber a dream to work with, but she is also super talented. All her photos turn out beautiful. She captured our day so beautifully and we will cherish the photos forever. I would recommend Amber to anyone I know who is getting married.
Camille C. Married on 06/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Talented, lovely, responsive, dedicated photographer

Amber is amazing! There are so many fantastic things about Amber but to elaborate on just a few. She has the most energetic and enthusiastic presence which is perfect for a wedding. She is warm but direct and efficient, perfect! She went through our shot list with us and got every single shot we wanted! She wrangled family as needed but made it fun. Amber is organized, efficient, and on top of that she is such a talented photographer! We love every single photo she took. She captured our personalities, the setting, and our families perfectly. Everyone who sees our wedding pictures is impressed. Besides her photographers being outstanding Amber is super responsive, fun, and creative! She will go the extra mile to get a great picture (see the photo of her standing on a balcony ha ha). I can't recommend Amber highly enough. We will miss her and can't wait for our next special occasion for her to photograph! Love, Ryan and Camille
Jenna H. Married on 04/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amber became a fast friend! She was so fun, efficient, and knew how to get my two year old to smile for a picture!

From our engagement shoot, to our wedding, Amber was incredible. Her style truly captures the moment, and she is efficient and full of energy. She had us laughing with ease, even my two year old! And will practically hang from a tree to get the right shot lol. We are in love with all the images and so grateful for her!
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When hiring Amber of De Joy Photography, you not only receive her talent but her positive, energetic and fun personality! I thoroughly enjoy working with Amber!

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Amber of De Joy Photography is awesome! She is warm, bright and spunky. She will make you laugh and put you right at ease. And that's just her personality! She is a very talented photographer with an excellent eye, and her work really speaks for itself! So go check her out and seriously consider her for your big day!

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