About You

  • You want genuine photos, in every sense of the word. Couples choose me for their wedding day photography because I value photographing them as they are over sticking them in poses of what I think "people getting married" should look like. I do find your best angles (and am vigilant in reminding you to button your suit properly), but mostly go with the flow and aim for capturing joyful, relaxed portraits. The tones of my images are true to life - not overly muted or too bright - so your wedding photos will look ever-classic, and endure the test of time.

  • You expect fabulous customer service from your wedding photographer. I answer emails quickly, and clients get my personal phone number (you'll never find it published anywhere!) I'm ace at navigating family dynamics, show up with a smile, deliver your wedding photos incredibly fast due to streamlining my process, and have been known to sneak a stressed out bride a pre-ceremony vodka.

  • You're totally in love and excited to be married. You’re creating a whole new family on your wedding day, and that’s HUGE, and you know it!

  • You want to hire a "woke", respectful wedding studio. My staff and I are feminist, egalitarian, racially diverse, use the pronouns you tell us to, don't assume it's "the brides day", and treat everyone with dignity and respect. 

  • You appreciate the good stuff in life: Hip Air BnBs and colorful boutique hotels on the edge of town over the beige hotel room in the middle of the tourist traps. Farmer's market tomatoes purchased Saturday morning while you're walking hand-in-hand. Thoughtful cocktails, craft brewed beer, and excellent local food. All the better if enjoyed with good friends. Traveling to smaller, interesting cities full of history and quirky tropical Caribbean islands. Family photos in frames, decorating your living room.

To book your wedding, head over to my contact page by clicking here.

Amber Marlow

About Me

I live in Brooklyn (Park Slope) with my husband and our rescued lab mix, Leeloo (who was named after the character in The Fifth Element.) We are ethical humanists. 

My favourite things are wine + cheese nights, craft beers, giggling with little kids, good design, second-hand bookstores, “that’s what she said” jokes, and when it’s someone’s birthday.

I am very good at backgammon.

I believe in kindness, handwritten notes, champagne toasts, doing the fun thing instead of the cool thing, authentic moments, real families, fictive kinship, genuine over perfect, well-made and tailored over trendy fast fashion, old dogs, new passport stamps, live jazz, and classic wedding photos - for you, and for generations to come.

My photography has been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Catalyst Wedding Co., the Associated Press, Glamour, BRIDES, Style and the Bride, Offbeat Bride, Simply Elope, and in international newspapers. 

I've been listed as one of the 75 Black Female Photographers to Follow, written and taught a course for Tomayia Colvin Education, led a panel discussion on diversity and respect for {un}convention, and will be speaking at Inspire Photo Retreat in March 2018.

portrait of me by Sarah Hoppes

Causes & Ethics

My business supports Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the UNCF, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Immigration Law Center with monthly donations.

My studio does not accept weddings in zoos or aquariums with captive mammals, or where trained wild animals are being used, such as elephants, baby tigers, etc.

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