The Liberty Warehouse Wedding // Sierra + Lorenzo

I honestly can’t get over this gorgeous couple and this gorgeous wedding! You wouldn’t know that this wedding took place on one of the hottest days of the year from the looks of it, other than they are hotties serving all the looks!! Her sister in law designed the gown, and Sierra couldn’t look more gorgeous! The two of them killed it, and The Liberty Warehouse has never looked better! Congrats you two! Wishing you all the best!

xo

Amber

Venue: The Liberty Warehouse

Planner: Lauren Zizza Events

Cake: Ladybird Bakery

Florist: Petals Floral & Party Design

Stationary: Sesame Letterpress + Design

Dress: Cristina Ottaviano

Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Suit: J.Crew

MUA: Anny Chow

The Arnold House Wedding // Kerry + Bobby

So, I have a very special post today of the sweetest couple who got married this summer at The Arnold House in Livingston Manor. This was my first time and the venue, and I couldn’t say more great things about it! Kerry has been one of my long time followers on IG, and an overall super supportive sweetheart, and I couldn’t be happier for her and Bobby, and their pup Slug. This was honestly one of those weddings that I wished I was a guest at, because they just did everything so perfect, and everything about their day came together in such a beautiful and sweet way. Kerry runs an online home goods and gift shop called, Calhoun and Co. which she incorporated some elements into her day as well. She also not only designed her dress, but the lace of which her dress is made! I honestly can’t believe all the personal details these two pulled off, and it couldn’t have been a better day! Wishing you two all the best!

xo

Amber

Venue: The Arnold House

Caterer: The Arnold House

Cake: The Arnold House

Florist: Sweet Thorn Flora

Stationary: A Little Card Company

Dress: Designed by the Bride

Suit: Suit Supply

Jewelry: Sophie Hughes & Jennifer Behr

Hair & MUA: Morgan Blaul

501 Union Wedding // Karen + Eli

This is one of those weddings that I was looking forward to for a year, because I knew that Karen was a fine artist who was going to incorporate color and wonder and handmade details into their day! We worked with some of the best vendors in Brooklyn for Karen and Eli’s wedding, and I always loving shooting at 501 Union, so I am beyond thrilled to share this one with you! Karen and Eli are two fo sweetest folks whom I absolutely loved working with. She handmade all the paper flowers for the chuppah as well as the giant wreath next to the bar. Mimosa Floral killed it on the fruity florals, that just make me smile. I adore these two, and wishing them all the best!

xo

Amber

Venue: 501 Union

Planner: Ashley M Chamblin Events

Catering: Pies ‘n’ Thighs

Cake: Ovenly

Florist: Mimosa Floral Design

Stationary: Design by Bride & Groom & Marissa Dessanti; Printing by Amber Heaton

Dress: Hayley Paige

Suit: Brooklyn Tailors

Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Hair: SB Beauty

MUA: SB Beauty

Band: Red Hot Rhythm

Dumbo Maternity Session//Elizabeth

Elizabeth reached out to me a while back about shooting her maternity photos here in Dumbo, and when she told me her vision I was in! I haven’t done very many maternity sessions, and she noticed that on my site, which is also why she picked me! She wanted something that felt a little less traditional from what we usually see, and I think we accomplished that! It was such a treat shooting these photos, and I’m excited to share them!


xo

Amber

Brooklyn Winery Wedding// Kathy + Robert

These darlings hired me for the intimate elopement in Dumbo last year. It was such an honor to capture their tiny celebration with a baby on the way, and then to be able to come back and shoot their big celebration at Brooklyn Winery. I adore them both so much, and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day and down to earth couple. I’m wishing you both all the best!

xo

amber

Venue: Brooklyn Winery

Catering: Brooklyn Winery

Cake: Milk Bar

Florist: Stems Brooklyn

Stationary: Minted

Dress: Diana Deane

Suit: Ralph Lauren

Hair: Robyn Stanley

MUA: Lucas Dean

Wedding at Fairmount Horticultural Center in Philadelphia // Ainsley+Brandon

What a wild ride! I love this wedding and couple so much, and I’m so honored that they chose me to document their wedding day in Philadelphia, one of my absolute favorite cities on the East Coast! The Fairmount Horticultural Center is truly one of my new favorite venues to shoot at. It’s basically like having a wedding in a green house! Pretty magical I might say! I also love the Ainsely went with one of our favorite dress designers, Chana Marelus for her wedding, and I don’t think she could have looked anymore perfect! So many elegant and modern choices here, that just make me so happy! The best part is that Ainsley had seen my work profiled in Domino Magazine a while back, and wasn’t even engaged when she found me, but book marked my page for when it did happen! Luckily she knew Brandon was the one, and that this would be happening sooner than later. I love that this all worked out, and I couldn’t be happier for them! Cheers my dears!

xo

amber

Venue: Fairmount Horticultural Center

Planner: KPW Productions

Florals: KPW Productions

Dress: Chana Marelus from Spina Bride

Suit: Tom Ford

Bride Shoes: Sophia Webster

Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy


The Wythe Hotel Wedding // Mandy + Morgan

These are two of the sweetest people I have ever met, and I’m so honored to have captured their vows and celebration together at the Wythe Hotel! They had an intimate ceremony in the private event space downstairs, with the dinner and celebration in the main hall, which I thought was super sweet! The intimate vibe of the ceremony was so beautiful, and it was a fun way to show their guests a different experience throughout the night. I had a blast photographing them, and I couldn’t be happier for them both!

xo

amber

Venue: The Wythe Hotel

Planner: Ashley M. Chamblin Events

Catering: The Wythe Hotel

Cake: The Wythe Hotel

Florist: Denise Fasanello Flowers

Stationary: Shine Wedding Invitations

Suits: Bindle & Keep

Shoes: Allen Edmonds & Cole Hann

MUA: Glamsquad

The Artists Way and How It Helped Me

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Have you guys ever heard of The Artists Way? I’ve been wanting to do a post about this for a while, and I’m finally doing it. It feels like it’s back in the zeitgeist, not that it ever left, but there are certainly ebbs and flows with how much you hear about it. My first foray into this book was winter of 2011. I was only 1 year into living in NYC and still trying to figure out how to make a living here. I was living off an incredibly meager amount for what it takes to live in NY. At the time I was waiting tables in the city and one of the girls I worked with was a dancer and choreographer, and she mentioned that she was doing The Artists Way. After having a very positive experience, she said that I should really give it a try, so I did, and it honestly changed my life. I had seen the book many times before, but I had never actually thought about doing it. I thought was some weird New Agey type of book that I might not be able to get into, but I’m glad my friend pushed me to do it. At the time I literally had nothing, barely any money, and no connections in my industry, so I got to work on the book. There is nothing more igniting than being a creative person with no money. All you have is yourself, and the tools you have picked up along the way. I had a website, but it was geared towards portrait work, which I realized I needed to create something new to book wedding clients. I scrapped my old site, and built it from the bottom up to create a whole new look and brand to attract different clients. During this time, I fully committed to doing The Artists Way as if it were my religion. It became my daily practice, and the one thing that I had to turn to when I needed guidance. After completing the book, many doors began to open for me, and I do not think it was magic. I think I honestly took the time, to create a space for myself that would eventually lead me onto the path that I am still on. My morning pages are something that I have kept with me throughout the years, on an on again off again basis. This year, I have recommitted to my morning pages as a daily practice, and I am so happy that I did, because it’s something I truly believe in, and believe that it can be valuable to anyone who wants to do the work.

An Important Note about the book: Some people really get caught up in the semantics of her God talk, but it’s not important. I’m not religious at all, but that does not mean that I don’t believe that there aren’t forces larger than me, and that is essentially all she is referring to. A type of surrender that helps you get out of your own ego. This is all to say, don’t let that stop you from doing it. The greatest tool this book gives you, is accountability. That’s all the book is really about, and how to set up parameters for you to do that on your own.  There are also some things that will make you cringe and make you maybe want to put the book down, but I assure you, it’s worth it. The last bit of advice is be gentle with yourself, and don’t feel like you have to do every single things she suggests. I honestly got the most out of my morning pages, and sometimes just went on walks as my artists date, since I really didn’t have any money at the time. Ok, just wanted to make sure you can do this without feeling like it’s so bad! 

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just love it, and wanted to share it with you too.


Best of luck on your journey, and I hope this book changes your life too!

xo

Amber

Brooklyn Engagement// Kerry + Bobby

I am so charmed by this session I did with Kerry and Bobby in Greenpoint. She has been following my work for years, and it’s been a total joy to see where she has taken her creative journey! She opened up an online shop full of gorgeous home decor and textiles that I highly recommend checking out! Calhoun and Co is based in Greenpoint, and available everywhere! Thanks so much Kerry and Bobby for having me, and helping to remind people that engagement sessions do not have to be cheesy! They can be beautiful time capsules of this moment in time! From their neighborhood, to home, and with their dog, I know they will cherish these forever!

xo

amber

Foxfire Mountain House Wedding//Norel + Tim

Is Foxfire Mountain House one of the best places to get married?? Me thinks yes! Just check out these two lovely souls! Such a simple and elegant wedding, that I adore so much! PS, was this the year of the ostrich feather or what?? I LOVE that feathered bolero she is rocking, and everything about their big day! I’m looking forward to coming back here soon, and capturing more beautiful moments like these! Happy New Year everyone!

xo

amber

Venue: Foxfire Mountain House

Cake: The Upstate Table

Florist: Sweet Thorn Flora

Stationary: Norel + Tim

Dress: Sarah Seven

Suit: Brooklyn Tailors

Jewelry: Nicholas Lundeen

Hair: Le Shag.

MUA: Lauren Weber Makeup