ABOUT ARL

Amber Rhodes-Lapoint Photography was launched in 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee (formerly in Jackson, TN).  I specialize in Fine Art Photography and Documentary Wedding, Elopement & Boudoir Photography.  Though I’m not a Memphis Native, I consider Memphis home – it isn’t for everybody, but the 901 speaks to me.

OH, and did I mention? I think you are a total badass.

IF ASKED TO SLAY A DRAGON
I’D BRING IT HOME AS A PET

Here is the “about me” portion of this page.  Hi, I’m Amber and I’m awkward. And maybe a little quirky.

I’m a happily married weirdo and dog-mom to four doggos (fast fact: I’m always covered in dog hair).  I’m an empath by nature and I strive to invest in people and learn their stories – this helps me connect with my art and showcase connection behind the couples I photograph.  I’m a total hippie, politically and realistically.  I’m cool with it. I have 25ish tattoos (I’ve lost count..)(I will happily show you all of them, I’m super proud of my body art!).

 I can discuss existentialism with you while pulling in pop culture or otherwise obscure references that are relevant to the conversation – I think this is a good skill to have. I follow my intuition 99% of  the time, I’ve found that voice to be true more often than not. I can crack a mean dad joke, and I love puns. I’ve lived in Memphis for 10 years, and have been a wedding photographer for almost 12! As a big bob’s burgers fan, I embrace my inner quirky turkey and so should you.

#Embrace your weird.

#imaquirkyturkey #areyou? #millenial #toomanyhashtags

“I THINK TOO MUCH. I THINK AHEAD. I THINK BEHIND. I THINK SIDEWAYS. I THINK IT ALL. IF IT EXISTS, I’VE F*&KING THOUGH OF IT.”
– WINONA RYDER

My work: As far as the style of my imagery goes, I strive to make my art reflect a rich and contrasted feeling. I looooveewarm tones and natural spaces to compliment the inner and outer beauty of my couples. My working style includes naturally posed and candid moments. I believe in real smiles & real laughter, and will prompt accordingly to achieve moments that are true to you. I love to have fun with my couples and chances are I’ll make a whole lot of bad jokes along the way! I’m very hands-on and not afraid to take charge, but I always keep the vision of my client’s in mind so that the resulting images are sure to be treasured for decades.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

My partner’s name is Dan – we are both complete nerds.  We’ve been together a little over 13 years and counting. He is my best friend.

I understand why people want to document things – life can be so unforgiving and short, I firmly believe that we must cherish the time we have with the one’s we love.  I want documentation of my life with my husband and our 4 dogs, because I know that can and will change over time.  Wedding photography is about that for me.  I want to document your life, and create art that represents this fleeting time in your life.

P.S.  Don’t be surprised if you see me crying at your wedding, cause 99% of the time it happens.