Amber Marlow clients have a lot in common.
You are having a wedding that reflects your values.
Whether it's a 200 person wedding or tiny elopement for two; very traditional, totally off-beat, or an awesome mix of both, you're choosing the things that are important and authentic to you and letting the rest go.
You are real, and so is your love.
The photos you are moved by are genuine not over-posed to perfection; you keep smooching, even when I put my camera down; you have totally run late to a party because you got distracted doin' it.
To the grooms of brides, rolling your eyes as yet another wedding vendor makes a sexist joke about it being "the bride's day" while your future wife screams on the inside...
To the same-sex couples fielding the question, "Yeah, but who is the man?"...
To the folks with a gender that falls "somewhere in the middle" and have to worry, even in New York City, if it's going to get uncomfortable with your wedding vendors...
You won't get any of that mess with me.
You know and appreciate the actual 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, inexpensive Caribbean islands.
- Family photos in frames, decorating your living room.
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. I am proud to be a black woman businesses owner.
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 really, really, really 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., A Practical Wedding, the Associated Press, Style and the Bride, Offbeat Bride, Simply Elope, and in international newspapers.
While I'm happy to travel anywhere to photograph a wedding for a great couple, you'll usually find me in New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, the Hudson Valley and Long Island, as well as the Caribbean Islands.
portrait of me by Sarah Hoppes