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Meet Amber & Eric

Amber & Eric are the owners and primary photographers for Sightglass Photography. Sightglass Photography offers wedding, family, elopement, headshot, event and commercial photography in Oregon and Washington.

About Amber & Eric

We are Eric and Amber, a husband and wife wedding photography team with a different story than most. Both of us actually had our own established wedding photography businesses, with years of experience behind us, before we ever met. We found each other at a wedding professionals networking meeting, fell in love, on Valentines Day, no less, and got married 2 years later. Along the way, we merged our 2 businesses into Sightglass Photography.

Between us, we have 13 years of experience taking wedding photos, and have shot over 250 weddings. For the past several years we have been blending and perfecting our styles to produce images that we are positive would delight any clients.

The weddings we shoot vary wildly, from a 1-1/2 hour long, formal Catholic mass with hundreds of guests, to a short ceremony at Voodoo Doughnut with just the bride and groom, officiant and a couple witnesses. We have worked all over the map… literally. We’ve shot weddings and engagement sessions from northernmost Washington to San Francisco, the Oregon Coast to Painted Hills in central Oregon. We love to travel, and welcome opportunities to explore new places with you. 

Venues ranging from rustic farmhouses to elegant hotels in downtown Portland, magnificent Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and even Powell’s Book Store, have given us many opportunities to work with differing environments. We’ve had the pleasure of shooting very traditional weddings. We enjoy working with same sex couples and couples who are marrying later in life. We get a kick out of working with children and four legged family members.

Whatever your vision is for your wedding, we would love to be a part of it.

Their Family

We love spending time with our dog Chloe and going on adventures. She loves walks and rides in the car. We really enjoy road trips to all the fun places in the PNW. 


We took a 13 day road trip last fall in California. We wanted to a trip where we could stay away from people and this was perfect. We went to LA for a drive in movie theater that had zombies wondering around. (It was Jo Bob Briggs event) We even met up with a friend from Portland who came down for the same drive in. Went to Palm Springs and hung out by the pool. Then we checked out the Salton Sea and that was a blast. We even stopped at a film museum which was a blast! Then we drove up to Lake Tahoe for a few days before it got cold. We can’t wait until spring/summer and doing some local road tips to explore Oregon with our dog Chloe who we adopted in December who is 8 years old. She really enjoys car trips and short walking trips.

Chris and Camille wanted a cute anniversary session in the Columbia River Gorge scenic area. We decided on the Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint in Corbett, OR. It’s an easy drive, just 25 minutes from Portland, Oregon. This is the perfect place to get stunning couple photos in the George. It is a stunning example of Pacific Northwest scenery.

We highly recommend celebrating milestone anniversary dates with a cute photo session so you can go back and see how much y’all have changed over the years as a couple. We have had couples get new outfits for these sessions or even bring out their wedding clothing to get couples and/or family photos. The fun part of doing an anniversary session is you can take the time to get stunning photos with out all the stress of a wedding. 

Some tips for an anniversary session:

  • Make it special by getting pampered for this event.
  • Go to a beautiful location that you did not have time to go to on your wedding day.
  • If you want to include your pets or children bring a family member to watch them after their photos are done, so you can get some cute couple photos.
  • Go to dinner after the shoot as you’re already dressed up.
  • Share your photos with family and friends.

Photo taken at Villa Catalana Cellars

Covid-19 has changed the wedding industry and how people are thinking about getting married. Sightglass Photography shares a few ways to have smaller weddings, including a smaller guest count, but still keep the most important part of the day, the “I Do’s”!  We write this while still in lockdown and unsure what the future holds for the wedding industry and rules for getting together. We suggest if you want to get married in 2020 that you consider having an elopement or a micro wedding. You can save that big reception for next year.  

What does it mean to elope? 

Most people think of it as “running” away secretly in order to get married but in 2020 it’s far from that. We have captured many elopements that are far from running away and getting married in secret. The term has evolved into removing secrecy while retaining the small and intimate aspect. Most of our elopements have close family and friends, where some are just the couple. With the rising costs of weddings, living, and priorities in life-changing.  We are seeing a trend of more and more people scaling back and going back to basics. Most elopements tend to be 1-2 hours at most. They have a ceremony, some couple and family photos, time to mingle, and generally a toast and/or cake. From there they often leave the area to have a nice dinner at a restaurant.

So how is a micro wedding different? 

A micro wedding is generally longer in time and has more people. Though it is still being scaled back from a more traditional wedding. It’s a condensed celebration of marriage that has fewer activities, smaller guest count (generally between 15 and 50), shorter duration (3-5 hours), less complex format, relaxed atmosphere, and less stress to organize. Most micro weddings we capture focus on the ceremony, mingling, photos, and food. They tend to avoid DJs, dancing (some do a first dance and parent dances), and other things that lend themselves better to larger groups. This also lets them book a venue for only a few hours over the whole day. From there a lot have some sort of after-party at a bar or something of the sort.