Winters , CA


Snapdragon Court
Winters, CA US 95694




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Amber McHugh is a professional photographer specializing in Weddings in Northern California and all over the US. It is incredibly important to Amber that the bride feel completely... Read more
Amber McHugh is a professional photographer specializing in Weddings in Northern California and all over the US. It is incredibly important to Amber that the bride feel completely comfortable with her, as it makes for a more relaxed and memorable experience on the wedding day and far beyond. Read less




What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I do go through and edit all the photos as needed. I love being creative with them...turning some of them in to black and white, sepia, color, soft filter, etc...
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have done so many weddings that I have experienced just about every kind of lighting! I do find the most beautiful photos come from outdoor, natural light.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I started photography using film and gradually upgraded to digital. I actually find that there are so many more options with digital...for my clients and also for me. I use fantastic equipment, so everything is crisp.
How many photographers do you work with?
I am constantly talking, learning and growing with and through other resources...in that way, I work with many. I typically shoot a wedding alone or with one other assistant, depending on the wedding size.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I am extremely hands on! I am particular and I love what I do! I will be there the entire time.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I do not believe in booking more than one wedding per day. When I am hired, I believe in giving my clients 110% of my time and efforts!
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I usually bring my Nikon, I can't leave home without! Plus, I will always have a backup camera and several lenses for low light, outdoor light, portrait lenses and my Nikon 70-200 VR...amazing!
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Do you charge hourly or full day?
It completely depends on the couple and their needs/desires.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Will Discuss
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I will bring a fiber bar along and water, so I am usually great to go!
Do you charge for travel?
I travel all of the time for weddings! I love it! If I am more than an hour or two from home, my clients usually provide a hotel for me. If I am traveling out of California, I will arrange transportation with my clients.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
The personalize website and proofs are available to view within TWO weeks or less. I like to get it done and get it out!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Initial proofs are offered through a protected website and I also have proof magazines, etc...
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The website is up for 60 days for friends and family to view/purchase. The magazine of proofs is yours to keep!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
If the client gets the DVD OF images, they also are given reproduction rights to print!
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes! Unless I am working with celebrities. I keep them strictly confidential.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Depending on the package...
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes! All of the images will be available for 60 days on a personalized, protected online website!
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer a large variety from the traditional, leather coffee table Rennaisance albums, Graphi Studio flush mounted albums, Magazine style albums, parents albums, etc...
When will the client get the final album?
The final book, depending on which album you choose, takes about three weeks to a month and a half.


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Amber is AMAZING! From our first meeting over coffee, she made me feel as if I had known her forever! She asked all about the details, how my fiancé and I met, what my dream wedding looked like, how she could make me a personalized package that was perfect for us! Periodic calls before the wedding made me feel so much better about the big day. Then out of the blue, she sent us the sweetest card, bottle of wine and a beautiful set of pearls right before the wedding. I wore them as my "something new"!!
My wedding day came and I was so nervous! Amber came early just to make sure my makeup and hair looked perfect for pictures. (She even touched up my makeup after I cried at my ceremony). I'm telling you, she is the best! Incredibly professional, super sweet and down to earth, plus she is like your close girlfriend all in one.
We met 3 weeks later to get all of our images and prints from her. We met at a quaint little brunch spot, reminisced about moments from the wedding and she even surprised me with a canvas of my favorite print! Wow! There are so many reasons you should choose Amber McHugh as your wedding photographer. She is the REAL thing and a true Southern pleasure to know and work beside.
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1+ year ago
I absolutely LOVE Amber!
She is so personable, professional, classy, genuinely caring and fun! She has a "gift" for photography, not a mere talent. She has a natural eye for photography and knows how to "capture" the emotion of the moment, as well as the priceless moments that can only be captured through photography, for our precious memories!

Amber loves to get to know her clients and having had her at many different events, she's the icing on top of the cake as far as photographers go! (Yes, wedding cakes, too!)

Amber also has a beautiful taste and is great at giving advice on weddings and other events and details about the events. Top knotch wedding photographer! (She does amazing family, children and couple photos, too!)

I highly recommend her for any special event, especially weddings!
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LOVE AMBER!!! I looked and looked for a photographer to photograph our wedding, but when I met Amber - that was it! I knew her sweet, southern personality would be perfect with all my guests at my wedding. Amber and her assistant were fabulous! Everyone loved them and then when we saw our pictures on our gallery two weeks later- we were blown away!!! They got everything...details that really matter and captured moments I will cherish forever. Thank you Amber!! Call her- you will love her!!!
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Amber is an awesome photographer! She is truly a gem and we loved having her as a part of our big day. I would highly recommend her services to any couple looking for a photographer!
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