Helping women gain confidence through photography

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

June 27, 2015

Amber Kuester in her Amber ULeda Photography studio.
Charles Auer/Freeman Staff

Amber Kuester wants to help women feel more confident and to see their true beauty, so she finds ways to capture that beauty with photography.

Opened earlier this year, Amber ULeda Photography at 251 W. Broadway Suites 201 & 202, offers luxury portrait experiences, and in particular, boudoir photography shoots.

“It is certainly a self-confidence booster. It makes them see themselves the way other people see them. It makes them feel beautiful,” Kuester said of her photography experiences. “I watch them blossom and feel beautiful.”

She said she works with the women in advance of the photography session. Kuester offers a free consultation and then develops a relationship with her clients. When they arrive for the session, they receive professional hair and makeup and get to feel pampered.

In addition to the boudoir photos, which are increasingly for the women themselves instead of intended as gifts for husbands and fiancés, Kuester does modern glamour and couture photography.

Clients at Amber ULeda Photography are predominantly women. Kuester said she often creates headshots and does mother-and-daughter photography sessions. Men can get involved too, especially for family portraits, she said.

“My clients come to me for something that is not every day,” she said.