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. I photograph much of my own life with my wonderful husband, three children, and two sweet rescue dogs and so understand how important it is that the emotions from your special day are felt every time to look at my images.

Photo credit: Lacey Photography

When I began my journey as a photographer over a decade ago, I knew instantly that I found my calling as a documentarian of love and life during my first wedding in India. The overwhelming colors and flooding scents of flowers and spices enveloped and embraced me with love and joy. Even as I experienced it I begged for the day to never end, and I drank in every moment that I could through my lens. When I awoke the next morning, I knew in my heart that my love would be photographing weddings.


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 not only capture the day, but 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.


But don’t take my word for it - read what these kind folks have to say here. I also have many more wonderful reviews in Google, WeddingWire, The Knot, and Yelp.

Photo credit: Lacey Photography

Photo credit: Lacey Photography


De Joy Photography specializes in Wedding, Engagement and Bridal Boudoir Photography in the Central Coast and beyond.