Amber McWhorter Photography

“My business is all about documenting the moments of love + laughter while creating memories that last forever. I enjoy the raw moments of couples and base my business around capturing these moments.”


Our Wedding Style Is:

My photography style is a work style that is unique and that I can call mine. I would describe my photography as a photo-journalistic style. I am there to tell your story and to document your day which is accentuated by taking in all of the surrounding areas and creatively using them to enhance my photos. I love sunshine and use natural lighting as often as I can to produce photos that have a more genuine feel.

Our Personality Is:

I would like to consider myself fun, loving, laid back yet professional. I know how to joke and have fun with my couples but I also know when to be professional and get work done.

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

I was inspired to start my photography business when I fell in love with photography as an emotive art. I had taken photography courses and found myself so enlivened with the images captured. I wanted to provide this feeling to others. I wanted couples to be able to remember and feel every emotion from their wedding day when looking back at the pictures documenting their day.

We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

I love documenting the moments and emotions of life which is how I found my niche with wedding photography. I am passionate about being the one to capture every minute of love, laughter, excitement, and happiness on the day that you will remember forever.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

I would say that my business stands out from other photographers because I not only am focused on my couples looking perfect, but I am also looking at the surrounding environments using the areas with the best backdrops and natural lighting. I do a little bit of editing but stay close to true to colors that provide timeless photos for any occasion.

One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:

One thing most couples would be surprised to know about me is that while I am super comfortable being behind the camera, when I am in front of the camera, I have no clue what to do! So many couples think that because I am good at giving prompts, posing, and capturing candid moments that when I am in front of the camera, I am a natural but I totally am not!

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

A non-wedding-related passion is traveling. In my spare time away from my business, I love exploring and enjoying the outdoors. The world offers so much beauty and it is a passion of mine to see it, photograph it, and stop and just take it all in.

Our Pricing:

Pricing varies depending on each unique wedding or elopement however, the average wedding collection ranges from $2,500-$3,200

Our Associations/Awards:

Featured On MMTB
Featured On Wedding Wire
Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards from 2018-2022
Featured On Aisle Society
Featured On The Knot

Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:

MMTB Reader Special: Complimentary engagement session for any 8+ hour wedding collection booked.

Amber McWhorter Photography | Headshot

Meet Amber McWhorter

My name is Amber McWhorter, I am a wife to my husband,  Austin, and am a “dog mom” to two husky-mutts, Niko and Kaia. I have lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life currently residing in the Clearwater area.

I love going on adventures, traveling, trying new food and coffee shops, visiting local breweries and wineries, hitting up concerts, experiencing new things, and reading a good mystery book.

I am an ocean lover but thoroughly enjoy the mountains almost just as much. My husband and I live a very water-oriented life as he is a fishing charter captain. We both enjoy a beautiful day on the water, fishing, scuba diving, or just cruising around to watch the sunset.

I enjoy living in the moment but am excited about all things to come in the future.

(813) 309-5304

Amber McWhorter Photography Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Beach Photographer Amber McWhorter Photography | Planner Elope Tampa Bay

Burgundy St. Pete Beach Destination Elopement

Photography was the most important thing to me from the start. We wanted someone with beach ceremony expertise, a good price package, and who could capture our personalities.

Amber of Amber McWhorter Photography has insane talent and a very natural presence. Our engagement session with her was so much fun! I knew she would capture our personalities on the wedding day even through all the pre-wedding jitters. Ultimately, Amber's incredible social media presence made me confident in her skills as a photographer.

-Laura and Cory
Bride and Groom Just Married Wedding Portrait | Photographer Amber McWhorter Photography | Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Black and Gold New Year’s Eve St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

We wanted somebody who made us feel comfortable and was local to our community. We also looked for somebody who had comfort in photographing weddings in the evening, as our wedding did not begin until 7:30 p.m., and it was scheduled to be outdoors.

We chose Amber McWhorter Photography after talking about what we were looking for. Amber was extremely professional and knowledgeable and just easy to talk to! She offered suggestions on locations and provided us with examples of her previous work when we would ask specific questions about photo locations. Amber also came to us highly referred by numerous people in our community, and we truly believe hiring her as our photographer was one of the best decisions.

-Carly and Zach
Light Blue Grey Groom Suit | Outdoor Bride and Groom Beach Portrait at Tampa St Pete Florida COVID Destination Elopement Beach Wedding Ceremony | Neutral White Ivory and Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Amber McWhorter Photography

Destination Florida COVID-19 Beach Elopement | Indian Rocks Beach

I looked for someone that I trusted. Amber, the owner of Amber McWhorter Photography, is not only extremely talented, but she’s kind, professional and so fun! When my husband and I were just engaged, we went to Tampa, Florida for a vacation. I had an idea to do our engagement photos while we were there and I came across Amber's Instagram. Her photos were stunning, but her captions told a story that made her photos even more beautiful. We finally met in person to have our engagement photos taken and, at that moment, we knew we wanted her as our wedding photographer too. She made us feel comfortable and captured our relationship perfectly.

-Kelly and Matt
Bride and Groom Outdoor Downtown Tampa Heights Riverwalk Wedding Portrait at Armature Works | Ivory Lace over Champagne Lining Bridal Gown V Neck Sheer Illusion Plunge Wedding Dress by BHLDN Wtoo Watters | Groom Wearing Modern Blue Suit | Classic Round Ivory Rose and Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet with Eucalyptus Greenery | Amber McWhorter Photography

Elegant Rustic Tampa Heights Wedding | Rooftop 220

It was important that our photographer not only bring us out of our shells for the portrait shots but also capture our personalities in the moment for wonderful action shots. We were sold on Amber McWhorter Photography after our first meeting with Amber. We felt she had the exact personality that understood what we were looking for and could guide us where needed.

-Amanda and John
Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait | Boho Gold Bronze Embroidered Overlay Wedding Dress Bridal Gown with Illusion Sleeves and Train | Groom in Grey Khaki Linen Suit | Amber McWhorter Photography

Vintage, Tropical Clearwater Wedding | Belleview Inn

I was looking for a wedding photographer who could really capture the feeling between my husband and me. I did not just want posed photos that look stiff.

I chose Amber McWhorter Photography because of her Instagram. I was scrolling through Tampa photographers and her engagement photo water sessions really caught my eye. They were so genuine and fun; you can tell that Amber has an amazing way with the camera and with her clients,” Kayla raved. “In all of her photos, her clients look like they are actually enjoying being there. Even my husband had fun at the engagement shoot, and he does not enjoy getting his photo taken.

-Kayla and Ben
Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter

Intimate Downtown Tampa Rooftop Elopement | Rooftop 220

Elope Tampa Bay hired all of our vendors, and we were so happy with all of them!

Our photographer Amber McWhorter Photography made us feel so at ease. In our almost nine years together as a couple, we had never taken professional photos! She helped us get comfortable in front of the camera and we are so happy with how our photos turned out.

-Melody and Mitch

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