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About Amy

Your Austin Wedding photographer

 

Hello! I’m Amy Scharff, an Austin wedding photographer serving Austin and all of the wonderful surrounding areas!
I LOVE TEXAS!

I’ve been interested in creating art from a very early age. I started painting trees and streams with Bob Ross around age seven, and won two awards for my art before I finished elementary school. When I was ten years old I remember being at a friend’s house whose mother was a painter. I’ll never forget the first time I saw her mother’s in-home art studio. It truly imprinted on my mind. I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up….an artist! 

Drawing and painting however didn’t come as naturally to me as I had longed for them to. In middle school I started to realize that I felt inspired by photographs in magazines. By high school I knew I wanted to pursue photography as a hobby. I received my first film camera with two lenses as a Christmas present from my grandparents. In high school I took a photography class where I fell in love with film photography. I learned to develop my own film in the dark room and print my own photographs. After high school I continued shooting film for a while, but life took some unexpected twists and I put down the camera for a time. 

I found my way back to photography in 2008, and this time around it was digital. By 2010 I was ready to graduate to my first DSLR camera. I’ve been shooting and continuing to develop as a photographer ever since. I opened my in-home studio in 2015. I guess you can say I’m finally living the dream I had for myself all those years ago. I offer both on location and in studio portrait sessions.