Upstate, SC Photo + Design


my name is 

Amber Jean and

hello there!

People tend to describe me as a fun, free-spirited creative, with a big heart, imagination, and an “outside the box” way of thinking.  Even as a little girl, if I could build with it, glue it to something, or make a mark with it, I'd find a way to create with it.  However, my infatuation with photography took off running (I’m talking Forrest Gump fast) in 3rd grade after making a pinhole camera in art class.  I saved enough to buy a lil’ basic film camera and that sucker traveled everywhere with me.  I fell in love with the unlimited possibilities it presented,  how it challenged me to view things alternatively, magnified my surroundings, and allowed me to share all the beauty I saw in the people, places, and things surrounding me.  Years of practicing as a hobby morphed into a career opportunity a decade ago and I have loved every second of it since.  What I love most about it however, are the people I've met along my journey and the joy I've been able to provide my clients using my greatest passion.  

Great photographs are the result of a great experience; we will laugh together, you will have fun, and provide a personalized session that is


 photography is my jam!


for you, of you, and inspired by you.

Doesn't mind getting a little dirty for the perfect shot; appreciates creativity, likes to try new things, embraces life, and values the little things, too.



" a photographer is someone who is in love with the world...

it is a way of practicing joy."

What's my style?

I play with light to emphasize emotion, beauty, and originality.  I prefer natural light but utilize studio lighting for stylized sessions.  My black and white images are created with dramatic contrast and for a colorful perspective, I favor rich tones or saturated hues.  I am also a fan of low light photography.  I strive to create meaningful imagery that reflects your truth using a combination of gentle posing and creative candids.  Ultimately, I want you to LOVE your images.   Fill out the form below or  CLICK HERE to get started! 



Grit & Grace

For you ladies! You'll LOVE the personalized experience.

Family & Kiddos

True to you images that focus on emotions, connections and personality.


Capturing the love, emotion, and beauty as you begin a new chapter together!

Special Occasion

While every day is special, some are a little extra.  I'll capture those moments in a beautiful way for you to cherish for years to come.

Fill out the form and lets get started! 

Amber Jean Wheatley | Photographer


Serving The Upstate and Surrounding areas

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