The “Marlow Experience”
My studio is considered a boutique wedding studio, meaning I take a limited number of weddings each year, and offer my clients a seamless, hands-on experience from beginning to end that is pleasant and fun.
This allows me to concentrate on every aspect of my client's needs personally, and create a strong teamwork connection with couples and their planners.
On my team: the best lighting assistants, second photographers, photo editors, retouchers, and album designers, to ensure that everything about your experience leaves you feeling well taken care of and supported, and that your photos, prints, and album are gorgeous beyond your expectations.
The “Marlow Aesthetic”
My photography is romantic, authentic, and “new fashioned”; I use a combination of classic and creative perspectives to give you a wedding album full of fantastic images that tell the story of your day.
I love both understated elegance and boisterous moves on the dance floor, and all of my images are crisp and vibrant.
Here & There
I’m based in New York City, and you usually find me photographing weddings in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, the Hudson Valley, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
NYC is one of the best places in the world, and that’s especially true when you’re getting married. We have a huge variety of fun, beautiful, interesting wedding venues.
I love Brooklyn weddings at 26 Bridge, the W Loft, 501 Union, the Green Building, the Brooklyn Winery, the Wythe Hotel, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Atelier Roquette, Frankies 457 Spuntino, and the River Cafe. In Manhattan, I love TriBeCa Rooftop, the Library Hotel, Studio 450, Midtown Loft and Terrace, the Burden Kahn Mansions, Yale Club, Bronx Botanical Gardens, the Hotel on Rivington, the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, and the Four Seasons. I’ve also photographed at many vineyards and estates in the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Connecticut.
Your Engagement Period
Couples get my personal phone number to call or text when they book. I adore my clients, and would do anything for them! (Things I've weighed in on: florals, lingerie, bow ties, bridesmaid dresses, and I once went to fitting with a bride. Seriously: I love weddings.)
We'll meet in person if you’d like (your planner is invited, too!) to discuss your timeline, your family lists, and your wedding album.
During this time, we'll also have your engagement session, which is a fun way for you to see how it feels to be in front of the camera before your wedding day.
On Your Wedding Day
My team and I arrive on the day of your wedding a little early to get the lay of the land, set up lighting, and say hello to your closest friends and family.
We'll be there blending in and gently directing when necessary, capturing your wedding day with the authentic, easy-going vibe I'm known for. There will be times you won’t notice us at all, and times where we are cheerfully rounding up your family for photos.
Emotional intelligence is a significant part of what I do, and what I’m hired for. This is especially helpful to have on a day when big, big feelings are happening. I’m always observant, and work hard to preserve the mood of your wedding day experience.
Need to hash it out beforehand? If you've read this far, you know by now: we’ll talk. I’m a safe space.
After The Honeymoon
You'll wait only a few weeks (not months) to get your images. You'll also receive a digital online gallery with high resolution images.
Each will be hand-corrected, and a set of highlights will be touched up with a tiny bit of Photoshop and other professional applications (you won’t be able to tell!)
Finally, your album will be hand-delivered if you live in New York City, or shipped to you anywhere in the world, compliments of my studio.
About You, About Me
My clients are as diverse as New York City itself, hosting weddings that are big, small, religious, non-religious, ethnic, queer, traditional, quirky, solemn, fun, short, long… and it’s a privilege to be at all of them.
The common theme: they all want vibrant, interesting wedding photos and an outgoing photographer who cares deeply about them, their families, and the experience, who delivers excellent photos, and who has a passion for good customer service.
Highlights about me:
My first photography award came when I was 16, and I’ve been photographing professionally since 2009.
I’m a biracial black woman.
Once I hit 20 countries visited, I stopped counting how many I’ve been to.
I’m a dog person.
You can read more about me here.
Living in NYC, travel to anywhere in the world is relatively simple for me, and I love heading off with my destination wedding clients. I keep it simple, and arrange all air and ground transportation as well as accommodations, so you don't need to worry about anything as far as I’m concerned.
The advantage of this option is that you get the opportunity to meet with me at home, can take engagement photos in NYC, and have peace of mind in connecting face-to-face before the wedding weekend. So easy.
I accept weddings taking place all over the world (usually for New Yorkers who don’t want the hassle of finding a local photographer they connect well with from afar).
To date, I’ve photographed in Spain, Bali, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica and all over the United States.
Causes & Ethics
I am a proud ethical humanist, and believe that love is love, Black Lives Matter; that beautiful couples come in all shapes and sizes, and will treat everyone at your wedding with dignity and respect.
My business supports Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the UNCF, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Immigration Law Center.
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. I will not take photos of couples using the horse drawn carriages in Central Park.
How to Book Me for Wedding Photography
It’s way easy: get in touch, and we’ll chat.
I’ll listen to your wedding day vision and make suggestions, then send you a custom quote for what we’ve decided you need, along with my full price list.
You sign on the dotted line, and we’re ready to go!