Island Girl Photography and Events

class of 2017Welcome to Island Girl Photography


Growing up on the beaches of Lake Michigan, dreams of living in a warm paradise with palm trees and endless sunshine had always been my dream. And as cliche as it may sound, sometimes dreams really do come true! It wasn’t easy leaving friends, family and familiarity behind, but I knew they wouldn’t mind coming down for a visit, it’s only a short plane ride away. Siesta Key is where I decided to call home. My uncle had lived here when I was a little girl, and the one trip my mom could afford to fly me down, I was sold. At 8 years old, I had it all figured out. All I had to do was move down to Siesta Key, and whatever else happened after that would just be a blessing. So at 25, I did exactly that, met the love of my life, and now we have a beautiful son. When I was pregnant we moved to Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina where we brought him home. After the work was done in South Carolina, we moved our new family back to Siesta Key. With life, exciting as it is, gave us an opportunity to travel to Isla de Vieques, off the shores of Puerto Rico. We bought a seriously scary looking house, and turned it into a castle on one of the most beautiful places most people only dream about. The endless beaches around the island and the bioluminescent bay almost makes the place seem surreal. If you love adventure, and don’t mind roughing it a little bit, its definitely worth the trip. So here I am, back and forth between Puerto Rico, but mostly on Siesta Key with my best friend and our beautiful son who has only lived on tropical islands. Life is Good!

Ever since I was little, art and music has always been a huge influence in my life. The beauty and the way it effects your mood in a positive way, had always amazed me. How it can change a mood, make people dance and smile. I see beauty in every image, and I know a song lyric for almost every situation in life. To be an artist, it doesn’t exactly matter what it is you’re making, it’s special because it’s YOURS. I have been taking my photography skills and started Island Girl Photography in 2014. It has given me artistic freedom, and flexibility to fit in with my “Mom Life”. I have recently started painting again, taking my creativity to a new level. I have also started to play guitar. I have been singing my whole life, and If it all fails, my musical mate and our son will aspire to be the next Partridge family. We may need a few more kids, and a bus, or a shack on the beach, but we still have time to figure it out:)

Island Girl Photography is based out of Siesta Key, Florida. The beach is my specialty.

My photography services include:

~Family Portraits~Children/Senior Pictures~Weddings~Engagement~Pregnancy/Gender Reveal~Private Parties

I have recently added Party Planning Services to Island Girl Photography! Experienced and an eye for elegance, call me to take care of your wedding or private event. Let me help you create your visionary day.

Amber Garrison