Welcome to De Joy Photography! My name is Amber Amelingmeier, and I have dedicated my life to capturing the most important moments of people’s 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’t 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.
18 Reviews for De Joy Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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John · Married on 09/21/2019
Our beautiful Wedding with Amber
Sent on 03/29/2020
Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions that a couple has to make for their wedding. We definitely felt like that we made a fantastic decision by choosing Amber as our wedding photographer. She was brilliant, meticulous and hardworking throughout our whole wedding process, from our engagement shoot to creating our stunning physical wedding album. On our initial call with her, she was super friendly, knowledgeable and gave us some great recommendations of other wedding vendors. We final met her during our engagement photo shoot on Earth Day in Carmel. Of course, having a photoshoot taken by a person that you just met of some of your intimate moments could be very intimidating, but Amber made it a very comfortable and enjoyable experience for us, by utilizing her natural charm and affable personality.
We love her beautiful, brilliant, vibrant, and colorful photography style, which worked for redwood forest wedding. The style was so unique and vibrant, that it stood out from the rest of the photographers out there. Even though Amber was 8 months pregnant during the time of our wedding day, she worked tirelessly throughout our entire wedding day. She even hired two apprentice photographers, at no additional charge, in order to make our big day run more smoothly.
The images on our wedding day turned out amazing, of course. Amber does a terrific job of asking us and our wedding party to pose and act a certain way that felt silly at the time, but trust me, the photos will turnout amazing. Amber also worked with us to create a magnificent wedding photo book. Amber has now became one of our good friends. We also love following her on Instagram stories. It’s fun and uplifting, and it brings a smile to our faces.
Kevin A. · Married on 10/10/2020
A Dream Photographer!
Amber from DeJoy Photography was an absolute dream to work with! From the first time speaking with Amber, we knew that we needed her expertise and, most importantly, her energy as part of our wedding. She was so genuinely invested in us as a couple and what we wanted our wedding day to be that we felt completely at ease throughout the planning process with her. She dealt with our multiple wedding postponements and changes to guest count, etc like a true professional and was available to talk us through the changes and come up with a plan to still give us the photos and the experience that we wanted. Her experience really shows in her preparation for the wedding - she walked us through our itinerary, made suggestions on what sequence of events would work best, looked up the sunset time to ensure that we got those golden hour photos without disrupting our reception, and helped us create the list of must have shots for the big day. We relied on her expertise and had a wonderful wedding day which felt seamless and stress-free from start to finish.On the wedding day, she executed above and beyond what we had discussed and made sure to capture every single moment of the day. Anyone who looks through our gallery, and was not at the wedding in person, has commented that they feel like they were there because of her story telling ability through her photos and attention to ensure that every single detail of the day was captured. The photo gallery arrived promptly about a month after our wedding and we were stunned! We were so impressed by the quality of the photos but even more so, that she was able to capture so many details and unique angles of our day. Her energy and passion is infectious and our families and bridal parties can attest to how comfortable she made everyone feel in front of the camera. Everyone looks so happy and at ease in our photos and we attribute that to Amber's skill. You will not regret having Amber as part of your day and will walk away from the experience feeling like you've gained a friend and a personal hype man!Sent on 12/17/2020
Jamie M. · Married on 09/12/2020
Amber is simply an excellent photographer. She did our engagement photos and wedding photos and we will definitely be hiring her again for our maternity shoot and family portraits in the future. The quality of the work she does is phenomenal and she is fun, professional and easy to work with. For a bride like me, who felt extremely anxious and overwhelmed on the big day, Amber was a breath of fresh air. Thanks to Coronavirus and wildfires and hazardous smoke in the air, we had 4 major venue location changes, and literally down to the last minute Amber was flexible, organized and helped us think through problems and find solutions. Not only was she the photographer on our big day, she also was a planner, emotional support person and she made the whole day feel seamless, approachable and extremely organized. She helped me to relax and feel more comfortable in front of the camera, (not an easy job), and she remembered all the detailed shots I asked her for. She has a great eye, her photos radiate joy and light. She is also great with young kids and was able to get adorable shots of our young nieces. Our day was made extra special and our memories will last a lifetime because she was there with us. We could not be more happy with the quality of the work that she was able to produce and the gratitude we feel for how she showed up for us planning a wedding in 2020 cannot be understated. Thank you times a million Amber!!!Sent on 10/05/2020
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!
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!