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Amber shore pictures Story

One of the fondest childhood memories I have is spending time with my family by the Baltic sea. My brother and I are digging holes in the sand and the warm summer weather feels just right. The waves are clashing in the background making a monotonous white noise and my mother is searching for little pieces of amber that the sea would wash up on the shore. It was sand, sea, fresh air and my family; and maybe a couple of seagulls trying to steal a piece of our sandwich. My dad would take out his camera and snap a few pictures of us playing. At that time, there was not a worry in the world. Life was simple and peaceful.  This is what Amber Shore means to me, and I wish every family would have memories just like that - warm, peaceful and simple. This is why I made it my mission - to create moments for families that are fond to remember. The family life starts with the wedding, but goes much further than that, and I am here to document the moments that make life.

Hi! I'm Ruta, a reno based wedding photographer and Videographer

Hello and thank you for a visit. I'm Ruta. I think I may be the only Ruta in Reno! I came to South Lake Tahoe on a summertime adventure, and, I guess, 18 years later, the adventure never came to an end. I am from Lithuania, and that’s why I talk in a funny way sometimes. Amber Shore Pictures was established right after my daughter was born, so it's really easy to keep track. She is 11 now. Since then I have married Kris, -the best man in the whole universe, and we've been living a dream ever since. Almost 6 years to be exact. I gave him my heart, and in return, he gave me his heart and his name! His name was a very important part of the deal, since my Lithuanian name was really hard to pronounce. So, Kris took my hand and my heart, and agreed to eat everything that I cook for him, including intricacies of Lithuanian cuisine.

Let’s start over. Hello! We are Kris & Ruta Swanson, a husband and wife team of professional photographers / videographers. We love the art of visual storytelling and worked on many, very different projects together, but our main focus here is your wedding, your family, your legacy. What could be more important than preserving the very essence of your life changing moments? The answer is - living in the moment, enjoying all the moments, and knowing that those moments will be covered. We are there documenting your day while you're enjoying your wedding, so you can relive them later, so you can remember moments that otherwise would have slipped through the memory lane like sand slips in your hand. We're there to document the big moments, but most importantly, we pay incredible attention to subtle details, subtle, fragile, moments that are so close to our hearts. We're here to guide you, place you in the best light, but also, we're here to remind you why you are there. You're here to celebrate and take this whole day in it's fullest.

"Life is a collection of moments"

—Amit Ray

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight"

—Phyllis Diller


Amber Shore Pictures

11 N. Sierra St. Suite #103

Reno NV 89431

(206) 393 7778