Hushed Commotion Look Book at Scribner's Lodge

Near the end of summer a few of my friends and I headed upstate to this gorgeous venue Scriberner’s Lodge in the Catskills for a photoshoot. Wow, seriously, if you have not been, do yourself a favor and check it out. Thea of Hushed Commotion put together this fun little shoot for her new Spring 2019 collection. She is a Brooklyn based bridal accessories designer, and she has some really special pieces in store for you all! Check out the full feature on Green Wedding Shoes today! 

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Venue: Scriberner’s Lodge

Accessories and concept: Hushed Commotion

Hair: Styles on B

Makeup: Predame Bridal

Dresses: Gabriella New York Bridal Boutique

Model: Yesenia Linares

Florals: Mimosa Floral

City Winery Wedding//Bess + Dan

This is definitely a classic New York City wedding, and I adore these two! This was my first time shooting at City Winery, and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more! The staff there are so incredibly sweet, and the live band on the stage made it feel like a really fun concert during the dance party. As you can see Bess and Dan had so much fun on the dance floor, and nothing makes me happier than a great dance party! Also, Cristina Lozito killed it on the florals, I always love shooting her gorgeous work! Cheers to these two! 

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Venue: City Winery

Cake: Baked

Florist: Cristina Lozito

Dress: Shareen Bridal

Hair & MUA: Agata Helena

Band: Sound House

Rose's Brooklyn Wedding//Lila + Gizella

I can’t say enough about these two fabulous ladies! I absolutely adore them both, and they are the purveyors of some of the finest gourmet provisions Brooklyn has to offer. Gizella is a cheese monger at Foster Sundry, while Lila is the manager overall and overall boss lady there. They work behind the counter together, and always take such great care of me, and I’m delighted they asked me to shoot their local celebration. I’m wishing you two all the best!!

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Venue: Rose’s

Catering: Rose’s

Florals: Brooklyn Grange

Jumpsuit: BHLDN

Suit: Wildfang

Jewelry: Studio Brooklyn

Hair: Maxwell’s For Hair

MUA: Lauren Caputi

The Foundry Wedding//Lauren + David

Another gorgeous wedding at The Foundry with another stunning couple! Jove Meyer knocked it out of the park with the planning and design once again, and I couldn’t have asked for a better day! These two light up my life, and I’m delighted they hired me to photograph their wedding! What a joy they two are, and wishing them the best on their journey!

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Venue: The Foundry

Planner: Jove Meyer Events

Catering: Cobblestone Catering & Fine Foods

Cake: Nine Cakes

Florist: Frankie & Tucker Flowers

Stationary: @Julia_bez

Dress: Rime Arodaky

Suit: Ralph Lauren

Jewelry: Marisa Perry

Hair & MUA: Sparkle Beauty Studio

Pioneer Farm Wedding//Alex + Perry



Wow wow wow, just about sums this wedding up! Can’t believe how awesome this all was considering the torrential downpour in between portraits, and into the ceremony, where we just kept it moving. This is my kind of couple, that doesn’t let rain bring the party down, and instead only adds to the celebration. This was my first time up at Pioneer Farm, and let me tell you, it is a truly lovely place to get married. Also, how about her bridal parties pastel pant suits, that was definitely a new one, and a new fave, lets see more of this please! Everyone at this wedding knew how to have a good time, and I hope that I get to come to all of your other friends weddings too! Congrats to you both, thanks for brining more color and joy into my life!

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Venue: Pioneer Farm

Planner: Whimsy Weddings

Catering: Ryan Brown Catering

Cake: City Girl Cakery

Florist: Whimsy Weddings

Dress: Reem Acra

Shoes: Y.R.U. Lala Hi Atlantis Platform Sneakers

Hair & MUA:

Photo Booth: New York Photo Bus

Dumbo Portrait Session//Abby+Jeremy

Some people come into your life, and set a marker for a distinct period of time. Abby and Jeremy are two of those people. They heralded the beginning of growing my business from just me, to having an associate and studio manger, and allowing me the freedom to believe in growing beyond myself as the face of AGP. Not only was their wedding one of the first big weddings shot my associate Shannon, but it was also one of the funnest most magical weddings of that year! Abby and I have stayed in touch over time, and she has been my champion, sending legions of newly engaged couples our way, so this is also a big thank you to her for that as well. Since her wedding she launched a fashion blog called Clothes and Pizza, and I’ve loved following along, from her getting dressed in the morning videos, to her lovely travel stories. Jeremy shoots all the photos, and does a great job chronicling her vintage finds, and making it all seem so effortless along the way. After living in this city for 10 years, there comes a time in every NY transplants life to decide if this is it, or if you’re going to move on from the city that never sleeps. Well, they have decided to hit the road, and make their home in California, like so many of my past clients have. It seems to be in the air, and to be frank, I am a bit jelly! They are also my second past clients, to have asked to do a farewell to NY photo shoot before heading west, so I think this may be a new trend. Farewell to Abby and Jer, and wishing you all the best on this new chapter.

 

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Amber

Best Wedding Photographer//Brides Magazine 2018

Summer highlights include being named one the Top Wedding Photographers by Brides Magazine.

This year has been a wild ride with some big wins and some challenges along the way as well, but there is certainly much to be grateful for. One of my big wins of 2018 is ending up on the Brides Magazine Top Wedding Photographer list, and it’s one of those things that you never really think is going to happen, and then boom, you’re name is on a list of some really great people in the industry. I have to give a shout out to the editors Anna Price Olson and Nic Williams at Condé Nast for showing me so much support, and for including me on this list. Congrats to everyone else who made it as well, you all deserve this shout out! 

 

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Amber

Greenpoint Loft and Box House Hotel Wedding//Melinda + Theresa

This is one of those weddings that just goes deep for me. I couldn’t ask for better clients, a better experience, or a more perfect day for a Brooklyn wedding. The Greenpoint Loft is one of my all time favorite venues, and getting to witness such sweet people say I do in this setting was such a treat. These two ladies truly were such a joy to work with, and I’m super honored that they asked us to document their big day. Thank you Melinda and Theresa, wishing you the best always!

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Venue: The Greenpoint Loft

Planner: Dream Makers

Caterer: Amoraco

Dessert: Dough Doughnuts

Florals: Rosewood Productions

Stationary: Minted

Dresses: BHLDN & Lovely

Hair & MUA: BeYOUtiful Bride

 

Hushed Commotion Spring 2018 Collection

Today I get to share something special I did a few weeks back with one of my dear friends, Thea of Hushed Commotion! She is a long time friend of mine in the wedding biz, and you may also remember her from her wedding I shot a few years back in North Carolina! We have collaborated on so many projects, and it was great to revisit that creative space with her again! It’s actually been quite a while since we’ve worked on a shoot together, so it was really fun to get to work on her newest collection for her spring 2018 line. Thea designs bespoke bridal accessories including earrings, headpieces and belts. One of the funnest parts of working with her is how much trust we have in each other during the creative process, which means we work together early on to bring her vision to life. One of the lucky things that happened while scouting for places to shoot, was that we reached out to The Williamsburg Hotel to see if it might be an option for a photo shoot, and it turned out to be the perfect location. We had been considering several ideas, and TWBH ended up being the perfect fit. Shooting in their gorgeous suite was insanely perfect, because of what gorgeous light it gets with wrap around windows, so if you are a bride/groom looking for a place to get ready for a wedding, I would highly recommend this location! They also have a ball room that they are currently working on that looks pretty sweet as well, so can’t wait to shoot a wedding there soon! The other most perfect part of this, was the fact that we truly had one of the loveliest teams on board for the shoot! From out sweetest model in the world, to the hair and makeup team! Natalia had reached out to me so long ago about wanting to collaborate on something, and I finally followed through! I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to pop up, and this was the perfect moment. 

Anyhow, thanks for reading if you have reached the end, and be sure to check out Thea’s new line!

xo

Amber

Location: Williamsburg Hotel

Model: Miz Muttu

Make Up: Natalia Bizinha

Hair: Whitney Lauryn

Gowns: Chana Maraelus from Spina Bride

Accessories: Hushed Commotion

 

501 Union Wedding//Charlsie + Jeremy

Charlsie and Jeremy. You light up my life! It was truly and honor to work with you and capture all that is good and right in this world!! You are both such a joy, and your smile is infectious my dear!! It was so fun to cross pollinate work life with friends on your big day and I love being a part of such a big family in this little industry of ours!! Cheers to you both my dears!!! May your life filled with all of the love, and all of the laughs!

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Venue: 501 Union

Hotel: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Coordinator: Modern Rebel Co.

Catering: Frankies 457 Spuntino

Cake: Milk Bar Bakery

Florist: Foraged by Falcon

Stationary: Paperless Post and Minted

Dress: Alexandra Grecco

Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna

Shoes: Kate Spade

Hair & MUA: Brittany Romney

DJ: DJ Leecy T

Planners Dinning Club X Love Union at The Green Building

If you don’t know, now ya know! My dear friend Jove Meyer hosts a monthly event called the Planners Dinning Club, wherein he brings together the best of the best in the industry. Jove says, “I founded the planners dining club in 2014 as a way to gather planners together to foster community and experience caterers and or restaurants first hand so we could best recommend them to our clients with confidence. Since it started with an intimate tasting with six planners in 2014 it has grown to fully produced events showcasing a new venue, caterer, florist, photographer and other vendors at each event. I plan and design each event based on the season, space and creative partners we have on the team. I aim to push the envelope of design and love getting to be creative without limits.” Well, I was invited to document one of his last events in tandem with The Love Union, another great co-working and networking event that happens here in Brooklyn. I’m super fortunate to have such great friends in the industry and to be a part of so many great events. I especially loved getting to be a part of this event, as the concept and design was so lovely! The best part of this, is that we coincidentally scheduled this post today, which is also Jove’s birthday! Happy Birthday Jove! To many more great celebrations in style!

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Founder / Planner / Designer Jove Meyer Events

Venue + Tables  The Green Building

Rentals Broadway Party Rental

Caterer Poppys Catering

Entertainment  Anthology Strings

Flowers  Buds of Brooklyn

Wine  Waterfront Wines

Stationery  Julia Bez

Lighting Universal Light and Sound