Testimonials

 

Amber transformed me. She took a school teacher and amplified her professional look by showing the confident, professional person I am with an air of cool and fun. Amber is a professional who makes you feel comfortable and is an absolute joy to work with. She will bring out your best self beyond your own personal expectations. 

~Amanda M.


When I met Amber we bonded instantly and I knew my search for the right photographer was over.  Amber’s unique approach; from the consultation to the vision board to the photo shoot to the review of the pictures truly made this not only about incredible photographs that brought out my natural beauty, it was an enjoyable experience.  I have already recommended Amber to friends and colleagues because she is a gem.  Once you have a photo shoot with Amber and see your pictures, you will want her to be your go to photographer.

~Catherina Miguel


 

  • What impact have your new portraits had on you personally?

My friends and family really like the new portraits.

  • What results have your new portraits produced for you professionally?

New professional shots on my website were long overdue. People have commented that they look amazing and accurately reflect who I am as a person. That makes me happy that you were able to capture the "essence of who I am" and it translates digitally.

  • What was one of your favorite elements or moments from the experience?

How easy you made it through your pre-work process and the actual photography session. I was not looking forward to it. I don't like getting my picture taken. You made a "not fun" process easy and the results speak for themselves. Updated portraits that accurately represent who I am.

  • On a scale of 1 to 5, how helpful/easy would you say my style/approach/method is?

4.5, You were great. I didn't find working with the "guy" (Sorry I can't remember his name) that helpful.

  • Would you do it again?

Only if I had to. :) Which I will have to again and you will be my first call.

~ Larendee Roos


 

  • What attracted you to working with me?

Amber struck me as a person of integrity and quality. I hold myself to the highest standards of integrity and quality in my own work, and my gut said that she would, too. I was not wrong.

  • What impact have your new portraits had on you personally?

When I look at my photos, I feel confident and satisfied. I had never seen such great photos of myself, and I appreciated how people reacted so positively to them.

  • What results have your new portraits produced for you professionally?

I have been able to integrate my photos onto my own web site and onto online platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). I think people see my photos and realize that I took the time and care to do excellent photos. As a result, they should think - and they'd be right - that I would apply the same care, time and quality to their workplaces. I can't attribute it directly to the photos, but I did get more job inquiries in the months since my photos went up than I normally do.

  • What was one of your favorite elements or moments from the experience?

Learning all the different poses. I still use some of those tips and tricks when I get photographed now!

  • On a scale of 1 to 5, how helpful/easy would you say my style/approach/method is?

5, being the best. Amber is very approachable and friendly, yet super professional and serious about her craft. I also appreciated the care and attention she took in her pre-interview with me to understand what I'm looking for and how those desires would need to translate in photos. She went above and beyond by providing resources and referrals that would help me build a prospective business or enhance myself professionally. I didn't expect that at all, but that was very welcome. She is more than just a photographer - she is an image consultant who offered wise counsel and support. I would never have gotten the same experience or services from just any photographer.

  • Is there anything you would add/subtract/or modify about the experience and deliverables for next time?

No, I can't think of anything I'd change about the experience or deliverables. I got what I wanted.

  • Would you do it again?

Certainly.

  • Would you recommend it to your friends and colleagues?

I already have, and will continue to do so!

~ Sunil Oommen


 

Hi Amber,

I knew your photos were going to be an excellent launch pad for my modeling/acting career and they have done wonders for me in 2016! From being selected for ASC Fashion Week to the HBO short film I recently wrapped up, your photos have really done the trick. Thank you so much for your outstanding vision, brilliant execution and warm guidance on set. Now before I ramble on about our amazing experience, let me organize my comments in form of answers to your questions:

1) What attracted you to working with me?

I loved your vision board you created for me. I had also seen prior work on your website and loved your guide on Sitting Pretty as well as The Selfie. I especially loved the backstage videos where I saw how easy you are to work with and helpful throughout the process.

2) What impact have your new portraits had on you personally?

My new portraits have given me the confidence I need to simply kill it whether it's the audition room or on the runway. They are blasted all over my social media and actor submission accounts. I appreciate how they accentuate different shades of my personality!

3) What results have your new portraits produced for you professionally?

From walking on the New York Fashion Week runway for the first time to landing the lead role in an HBO short film, these portraits have gone beyond my expectations! Whether I am submitting online or networking face to face, I never have to think about which headshot I should be use. These headshots are so versatile, they are perfect for almost any project!

4) What was one of your favorite elements or moments from the experience?

If I were to be honest, this was one of my favorite photoshoots of all time. It was like living a model's dream to be photographed by the best and achieve unreal results. However, if I had to pick one moment from the photoshoot, I would say when I was told to look in the corner of the room and pretend I saw a cute guy. The photo we captured in that moment was priceless.

5) On a scale of 1 to 5, how helpful/easy would you say my style/approach/method is?

I would say 5 for helpful and 4.5 for easy. There is a lot of prep work that goes into Amber's photo session from filling out an in-depth questionnaire to grooming procedures. However, her method sets you up for sure success. Not only do you look and feel picture perfect, but you also have a vision for how you will be using these perfect pictures! By discussing your future career goals in terms of the portraits, you are able to really pin down the particulars needed in your photos.

6) Is there anything you would add/subtract/or modify about the experience and deliverables for next time?

Besides being able to take Amber home with me, I would not change anything else about the experience. I thoroughly enjoyed myself on set and have gained results professionally post photoshoot. In the time we had, we did an extraordinary number of looks, exactly 7 looks in less than 3 hours!

7) Would you do it again?

I would definitely do it again without a doubt! Amber makes you feel so comfortable on set and guides with much patience. Despite being a model for a year at that point, I learned so many modeling techniques from her that I still apply to all my photoshoots! She is also a thorough professional, creative artist with an amazing vision and still so relatable! I also appreciate the questionnaire we are mandated to fill out because it allows us to determine the exact usage and shoot accordingly.

8) Would you recommend it to your friends and colleagues?

I already have recommended Amber to all my friends and colleagues. She is absolutely fantastic and it is a blessing to get a chance to work with someone like her! She really knows how to get results!

You can absolutely use any of my words in this email as you need for your social media! I apologize for the delay in getting this to you. I would love to take you out for coffee or lunch whenever you have time! What does your schedule for next week look like?

Thanks again so much for everything!! I really do appreciate it!

Sincerely,

Kanushree


 

Dr. Michael Magwood

Pure Balance NYC

265 Madison Ave. 2nd floor

New York, NY 10016

212-661-5656

www.purebalancecenter.com

 

·  What attracted you to working with me?

Your strength as a person and your ability to communicate the difference between a photo and carefully planned and executed professional headshot

·   What impact have your new portraits had on you personally?

I am more comfortable using me in the forefront of my branding as a doctor

·  What results have your new portraits produced for you professionally?

People have given me many compliments about how professional my image is and people I meet feel instantly comfortable connecting on social media.

·  What was one of your favorite elements or moments from the experience?

How you were able to make me laugh brought out my best natural smiles and made the session more fun than I could have expected.

·  On a scale of 1 to 5, how helpful/easy would you say my style/approach/method is?

5, even with no modeling experience.

·  Would you do it again?

It would be a good idea to update down the road to continue moving the brand forward with the next milestone.

·  Would you recommend it to your friends and colleagues?

I would recommend your service to anyone wanting to be certain that they will be satisfied with their newest image.

 


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