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Personal: Ceramics and a giveaway of sorts

It’s been a long time since I posted something personal that wasn’t travel-related (and yes, I still owe my loyal and legion readers the last Greece post). I should do it more often, mostly because a huge chunk of my readership are friends and family. (And as another side note, it’s always flattering when someone I know from long ago or someone I rarely see tells me they read my blog – especially considering it’s almost entirely strangers’ wedding photos! So thanks those of you that fit that bill.)


Getting on with it! Today I am going to share just a very small bit of what I am up to every week, sometimes multiple times a week: ceramics. I don’t know why, but as a kid, I always wanted to learn how to throw pottery (“throwing” is what you do on the wheel – “hand building” and many other terms are what you do on a table or with various tools). It may have been the damn scene in Ghost that spurred this interest (shame), but it was there gnawing at me for a good 15 or 20 years before I finally sat down at a wheel about a year and a half ago.

StephenFebruary 18, 2014 - 10:37 am


Darling L. PaumenFebruary 18, 2014 - 6:27 pm

I LOVE these and they are my logo colors :) love love love. side story – I have the sweetest roommate that let’s me use her ceramic’s cup. Got the cup at a fair some years ago and every time I hold it by the handle it sorts of hurts my finger but I can’t stop using it – it is beautiful and everything seems to taste so much better on it :)

Kevin & John | Tabard Inn wedding | Washington, DC

John and Kevin came all the way from Texas to tie the knot in Dupont Circle at the Tabard Inn, surrounded by their closest. The ceremony was short and sweet and had wine. Plus, it was hard to take a bad picture of these two.


After a few (admittedly staged) getting-ready photos, we took a quick spin through the hotel. It’s a nice old place with lots of interesting nooks and crannies.


And of course we hit up the fountain.


Oh, come on, I have to do the GQ thing every once in a while.


But not for long, of course.


Go time for the wedding ceremony.


Their reception was an intimate affair with good food and good people. And cute babies that make monkey faces.


HennesseyFebruary 11, 2014 - 11:23 am

Yet another great job Amber. Love the shot of the two in the hallway!

Alejandra & Bassem | TriBeCa engagement session | New York City

Alejandra and Bassem live in the super-vibrant neighborhood of TriBeCa, New York City. I don’t get to roll on up to New York too often, so it’s always exciting for me to do photos there, particularly in a neighborhood I’d never really seen before. My in-laws are out on Long Island (getting completely snowed in today), so I’m always just on the verge of having grand adventures in the city. It’s still super-exciting to just take the train in for the day. Especially when I get to meet up with rad clients like these two.


We spent the session wandering around their neighborhood and waterfront. This was this past weekend, y’all – the one good day in the last something like two months and the last one we might see for a while. Major planning win.


KathyFebruary 6, 2014 - 11:28 am

The black and white with them in the tunnel kissing – LOVE it.