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Amber Flowers

I am the Owner of Soul Gaze Photography, LLC, a SKYWARN Spotter, Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ for National Weather Service Louisville, and member of Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park. When not working, I am often exploring rugged or urban places or traveling to a new destination for another grand adventure, always with a camera in my hand.

I was born and raised in South Central Kentucky, but any forest, waterfall, cave feels like home. There is something deeply alluring about the feel of the sun on my skin, the wind in my hair and the freedom to explore. For me, any season or weather condition is a new adventure, for nature is ever changing. I love to volunteer outdoors, where I can leave a lasting impact on the future. I am passionate about the conservation of nature and am proud to be an Eco-friendly small business.

I reside in Nobob, 11mi SE of Glasgow, with my husband, two mini-humans and a menagerie of pets. Mostly cats. 


How It All Began...

I started my career as a photographer, then discovered an equal passion for website setup, design and development. 

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Photographic Artist

My first camera was a Kodak 110, which I still have all these years later. With time, technology improved (as did my skills) and I discovered my self-taught ability was starting to interest people. For over a decade, I practiced by volunteering (donating my services). My first paid job was for a local rock band. An agency in Louisville, Kentucky purchased a fine art architectural image for the cover of the Leadership Development Guide for Jewish Hospital. I had an image on the cover of Glasgow Daily Times and was chosen by a local furniture company to photograph their new products. Eventually, the frequency of offers for paid jobs inspired me to finally get serious about my 'career'. In 2014. Soul Gaze Photography, LLC was legally established, licensed and based in Glasgow, Kentucky.

"In everything I do, I strive to see things differently. To find the magic hidden in the ordinary. To capture souls in their truest form. My mission is to encourage a return to what is becoming a lost art: the need to print and display the tangible." 


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Web Designer/Developer

Throughout my life, I have been overflowing with creative energy. As a child, I was often reprimanded for drawing on every surface I could find or taking apart electronics to determine how they worked. My first computer arrived in a musty smelling cardboard box with huge, 5'' floppy disks containing games and programs that required learning BASIC command codes. It was used and obsolete, but I found it entirely fascinating and was forever hooked on technology.

In my teens, I received a Dell desktop running Windows '95. After I was allowed access to the internet, I discovered access to unlimited potential to learn and create. I discovered the magic of CSS and HTML and was instantly hooked on coding and customization. I discovered anyone could have their own website, not just big companies. I eventually created my first website on Yahoo! Geocities (enjoy a good laugh). I've since upgraded to a more modern platform, which I proudly self-maintain through my late-night addiction to coding. It's an amazing feeling when you can tweak something to look the way you imagine using a well planned menagerie of letters, numbers and symbols. Plus, it's really fun! Creating websites for others is quite the journey and I find it to be highly rewarding.


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