Let's do this thing.
Congratulations on eloping in the best city on earth! I'm so excited to be photographing your elopement and take this job very seriously, so I've prepared this guide for you with helpful information. Please take the time to read it carefully.
My phone number is +1-203-526-1738 and you can reach me on iMessages or WhatsApp.
Friends of Amber Marlow
This is my curated list of excellent vendors that will make your wedding even better. Of course, every single person on this list is 100% committed to joyfully celebrating couples of all orientations, gender-expressions, and backgrounds.
Marley Jay - no website yet, but he's a professional writer who moonlights as a secular wedding officiant for my clients. I am married to him.
Hair + Makeup
Bouquets & Boutonnières for eloping
Michelle Edgemont (I have a brochure if you'd like, with special prices for my clients.)
HanaKyle will come to your hotel room for an in-house massage.
If you want to go to multiple locations for your elopement, relying on Uber or taxis can be a bit stressful.
Pride Limo supports the LGBT community. They have chic black town cars.
The Checker Cab is a vintage taxi that will take you around in vintage style.
There are so many great hotels to choose from.
For something more low-key, the Hotel on Rivington has art-filled rooms and beautiful light. They consistently amaze me with how wonderfully they treat my clients.
The Ludlow Hotel makes me want to move into the lobby. They're good all year round, but curling up by the fireplace in the winter is HEAVEN.
The staff of the Mercer Hotel is second to none. They find the best of the best and employ them. Good people make a really nice hotel fantastic.
The Standard Hotel has gorgeous rooms. There are two in the City, and I slightly prefer the one on the High Line (Beyonce secretly checked in and shot a video here) to the one in the East Village, but both are great.
None of my clients have ever stayed at the Marlton, but I've had dinner in the lobby a bunch of times, and the rooms are bright and pretty.
11 Howard smells nice and has fabulous balconies.
Finally, if you want to stay at the SoHo house, I'm a member and can get you 10% off a room (more money for celebratory champagne!)
You're Booked! What Next?
1. Get Connected.
I'm all over social media, and love when clients connect with me. I'm on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. You'll for sure want to check out my Pinterest board "Your New York City Honeymoon".
2. Relax. (If your elopement isn't for a while.)
After I've received your signed contract and retainer, you are officially in my calendar, and I don't need anything else from you until we're closer to your wedding date. About a month before, you'll get a questionnaire from me that you can fill out with all of the details I'll need. It includes everything from the timeline and shot lists, to details about family dynamics I should be aware of if you're eloping with parents, siblings, and friends. Last minute elopers, you don't get to relax! If you book me within a month of getting married, I'll send this out straight away.
3. Start daydreaming about your album.
We'll start building it together right after you receive your wedding photos.
The album included in your collection is a 10 x 10 inch fine art book, library-bound in your choice of hand-dyed "lux linen" or heathered "coastal linen". They feature archival matte pages.
- Additional images. The default is 40, but you can have up to 100.
- A larger book. Choose 9 x 12, 12 x 12, or a stunning 11 x 14.
- Debossing. We can put your name and/or wedding date on the cover either blind deboss (just the imprint of the letters pressed in), or in gold, silver, and rose gold.
You can opt for any or all combinations of the three things above, or pick a fourth option, new for 2017:
- Swap it out completely for a traditional wedding album. I have two: the Wedding Book album and the Marlow Signature album (which is the most gorgeous wedding album in the world as far as I'm concerned!)