Friday, April 04, 2014
Bittersweet. That's the only word I can think to use right now. If you've been following me over the past month, you will notice posts here and there about Alaska! And yes, it's true. My amazing little family & I are moving to Fairbanks, Alaska. What prompted this you ask? The Military is bringing us there after many, many, many years here at Fort Bragg, NC. However, it is an amazing blessing because we have always wanted to visit the Last Frontier... to camp, hike, travel, take images for my Art Store, fish, and all the beautiful things that their beautiful nature has to offer. We just never thought we would have the opportunity to live there. When it came up, boy, we jumped on it! Talk about an amazing adventure for us. We can not express how excited we are. With that being said, I have been in the Carolina's most my life, so this will be a bittersweet move for me. I have made so many friends and clients in this beautiful state. My military family is also here. I served with so many wonderful people who are and will continue to be stationed here. I've been around the world and back... seen many things, done many more... I've always come back here. Not this time... well, at least for several years.For my wonderful and loyal clients here; I will be gathering a list of a few photographers that I will be able to refer you to. I will ensure they give the same quality care, ...
Saturday, March 01, 2014
My favorite part of December here in the Carolinas is when Disney on Ice comes to town! We are Disney fanatics and there is nothing better than seeing the excitement and pure joy on your child's face when you take them to see some of their favorite characters live! It is a family tradition that we go every year, and of course, I take my camera. Here are a few of my favorite shots!xoxo,Amber
Saturday, March 01, 2014
One of my favorite mini-sessions from last year! Every great love, starts with a great story... Love.this.couple. They were so amazing to me and not to mention, so irrevocably in love. I had 10 minutes to make magic happen for them, and I think I pulled it off......Rewind 2.5 hours....Hour late for the session due to horrible, stand-still traffic and a bad accident. No problem right? They were too. Then, we finally make it to our fair exit and it's well, just as bad. Loosing light. Theymade it there and texted and said that they were at the gate with the Ferris Wheel! Awesome... because I was sitting in traffic and could see the gate with the Ferris Wheel in the distance. So, I told my hubby that I was getting out and running up there. So, I did. I jumped out in traffic, and ran up to the gate with my gear. I finally made it in (remember, we are an hour behind) and went to the Ferris Wheel. They are nowhere to be found. I call. They are at the Ferris Wheel... well, shoot, I am too. Wait, what's that? There is another Ferris Wheel on the other side of the Fair. I say.. Ok, stay right there. I will be there in a few. I turn to walk and I can't see 5 feet ahead of me. IT WAS A MADHOUSE. I had to push and shove my way through to find an opening. After 20 minutes of walking, I finally make it to the Ferris Wheel on the other side. They aren't there. Why yes, they ...
Friday, February 14, 2014
To be in Love “couple’s mini-session giveway” “If I am to be fallen into love, I will. And if as a result I will appear to be stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought of as all of these things, than not love. If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable.”― C. JoyBell C.Congrats to Robyn & Scott! They had the most likes (votes). It was an incredibly close contest though, but at 3PM, they had a total of 196 likes on their photo. What's really fun about this is that I have seen these two grow as a couple. I took their photos a few years ago when they were just simply a guy and a girl with love blooming. Now, this couple is getting married very soon! I am so happy to be a part of this.The 2nd and 3rd runners up: Brandy & Jason with 172 likes and Cathy & Jason with 100 likes. Their stories were just so sweet. As a thank you for being a part of this giveway, both couples will receive a fine art print from my "The World as I see It" gallery. 2nd runner up will receive a 16x24 and 3rd runner up will receive an 11x14.All recipients, please send me an email in the next 72 hours with the subject line "Couples Giveway Winner".Thank you to all the ...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen." - Corin NemecA few months back I was looking through some photos of a snow (short lived snow) we had last year and thought to myself... oh the possibilities for my photography if we had snow!!! Well, being from the Carolina's, that probably wasn't going to happen anytime soon. But, I wasn't going to let that kill my dream. I was thinking of ways to use the fake snow you can buy at places like Hobby Lobby and maybe just do some close up portrait photography with it. My mind began to wonder! Then, I came across a store on Facebook, SleepyShimmer. I was looking through her stuff and as I was about to log off, I happen to see this amazing head piece called "the Gemma". It was breathtaking and I instantly had a flash of how I wanted my shoot, who the model was going to be, what they were going to wear, etc. So, I contacted the model's mother and told her my vision. She was like, "oh yes, let's do it"... "oh, and did I mention I have two snow makers?" It was fate! At that point, the serious planning began. I felt like I needed something else though... another model perhaps? Yes, yes that is it! I contacted another beautiful model that I had used before and it was complete. Only thing we needed was to set ...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” - Rainer Maria RilkeHello, hello, hello! Ok, so I know it's a bit early, but I just can't wait for Spring! Spring is incredible here in the Carolina's and I am just itching for my sessions to come rolling in during the beautiful blooms and greenery! I have a lot going on this Spring & Summer so I wanted to go ahead and make sure I marked off a weekend for these! The mini-sessions are a great way to update your current family photos, get those maternity images you have always wanted, couples, children, you name it! Details Below:$325.00 (Tax Included)March 23rd - 4PM-7PM (6 slots available)-25 minutes -1 location (Southern Pines Area - flowers, bridges, nature, beautiful!)-10 image online gallery with fully edited photographs to choose from-7 high resolution digitals (color & black and white totaling 14/with print release) via instant digital download -4x8 Accordion Album of your session -10% off any additional prints or products you choose to order from your gallery.This is a $585 value. Credit Card, PayPal, & Check Accepted. Payment plans are available. $100.00 is required as a deposit and goes towards your session. Deposit is non-refundable. I reward referrals. If you get a friend or family member to book a mini-session for this ...
Friday, January 10, 2014
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas MertonAbsolutely! In 2013, I decided that I wanted to take on and dream up more concept shoots. I get so bittersweetly wrapped up in my regular sessions that I feel I begin to lose the "artist" in me. When I started doing this, it changed so many things for me...I began thinking way outside the box and in return, I have enchanced my photography and art for me to share with you. I constantly want to self improve to give my clients and fans the best possible me! Concept shoots or themed shoots also allow me to play around with different edits which in turn "tighten up my shot group" in photoshop! It's a win-win!Below, you will find photos from some of last year's concepts. Enjoy and as always, thank you for your support!xoxoAmberThank you to all my models for participating! all images copyright Amber Fite Photography 2010-2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." -G.Paltrow The Simply BeYOUtiful sessions now have a new edition... the Boudoir Edition. However, we are bringing the bedroom outdoors, in the raw. We will be making you look and feel sexy with a beautiful set up, including a private location, victorian full size bed, hair, makeup & even costume jewelry to use! These sessions can be used to celebrate your beauty as a woman and gift yourself, or use these sessions as a gift to your significant other ;) Album and digitals will be ready in time for Valentine's Day. It may be cold outside, but we will make you feel as warm and comfortable as possible! We will have warm beverages available to you if you show up early for your shoot and for during your shoot. Why yes.... there is a bed outdoors! Few shots of the setup! Teaming up with Shari Wells from Sharilyn Wells Photography Details: $249.99 (tax included) 25 minutes hair & makeup (must be planned in advance) A little black book (4x8 accordion album) Two digital images, color & bw with print release (4 total) 10% off any additional prints or products There are 10 slots available and are limited. $100.00 is required to reserve your spot and is non-refundable if slot is cancelled within 48 hours of shoot. Regular booking policy applies. Phone consults will be ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Here it is folks! My Black Friday sale. Why yes, yes I did jump on the bandwagon and decide to give awesome deals to my favorite fans, clients and hopefully, future clients! I don't shop Black Friday. I never have. I fear my type A personality might get the best of me during those stressful times, so I normally just enjoy the day with my family and order things I want online. What about you? Here are the details for my sale. Please read carefully and if you need any assistance, please feel free to email or call:Begins Friday, November 29th at 8AM and goes through 8PM - 12 hours only-$50 off any session fee plus free 8x10 gift print. and/or-30% off portrait prints(for clients who have completed galleries and/or have placed initial orders to fullfill their print min. requirement.) and/or-$75 dollars off your Custom Image DVD/CD(for past, present & future clients)and/or-50% off any art print (any size) in my art store***To take part in any of this sale, please email me at email@example.com or feel free to call me at 910.578.9345. If you are choosing to book a new session, regular booking policy applies. $100.00 is still required to put down to reserve your date. Session must be booked within three-months purchasing this sale. For the 30% off prints: This applies ONLY to those who have completed galleries and have made their initial ...
Monday, November 04, 2013
Good Morning everyone!Thank you all for participating in the Halloween Photo Contest. It was so wonderful to see all of your cute images and have such a support system of folks to come vote for you. Not to mention it seems I got some wonderful people as new fans! Sure hope y'all stick around!Yesterday at Noon, I did a photo snap shot of the top three to verify the likes and show the like count. They are posted below!Our winner of the mini-session with me is Lisa Smith with her zombie girl! Congrats! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get yourself set up with me! The 2nd and 3rd place winners.... thank you so much! I was going to have my daughter pick her favorite and that person receive an art print from my art store, but it wouldn't be fair because I know who she would pick right off the bat and the other wouldn't stand a chance! So.... I have decided to give both of you an art print! YAYYYYY! So, Marcie Huffman & Jessica Sapp, please make sure to email me for instructions on how to claim your art prints! Once again, thank you for all your support and participating in this fun little contest! xoxo,Amber