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February Creative Unblock

On the theme of me doing All The Things this year, I’m attempting to complete The Jealous Curator’s Creative Unblock series. I got materials for January but they’re still sitting in the bag from Kinko’s. It’s a constant nag on my conscience – go do the workFebruary’s task is considerably easier, so I’ve completed it! In the first week! It was fun and my bathroom shelf is cleaner.

I’m going to type some more stuff here so WordPress banishes the actual image to the jump. It’s a gif and I know how annoying it would be for all my website visitors to have to scroll past it. I don’t know why I have so many objects I never use – I suspect it’s a common thing. A hair straightener? I haven’t had hair long enough to straighten in probably two years. Even the nail polish remover is a stretch – since I so rarely paint my nails whatever polish I have has congealed. And all the hair dyes. I use the same one all the time. I’m boring in my weird-hairness. That should do it!

January: Stray Frames | Personal

Like most Januarys, last month I pledged to take more personal photos this year. I thought I was doing OK on this front until I realized I already blogged the photowalk I hosted mid-month, which means I already posted my best random images from the month. Nevertheless, we press on! But before we do, I’m hosting another photowalk this Sunday. All are welcome!


January was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. I always anticipate that I will be bored in the winter because many fewer people get married or want to do outdoor shoots this time of year. So I cram my schedule full of so much stuff I end up running around crazed, sometimes much busier than in the summer. I say yes to every invitation and my calendar is nutty. But I like it this way.

MaggieFebruary 5, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Amber these shots are gorgeous!
Also: THANK YOU for coming to Pieeee it was awesome :D

Katherine & Kermit | Carnegie Institution for Science wedding | Washington, DC

Katherine and Kermit were married last month at the always-charming, always-classy Carnegie Institution for Science in a room filled with smiles, tears and a hundred candles. You may remember these two from their whacky engagement session. I was ready for more antics, but they were far more interested in cuddling and talking sweet to each other than goofing off for the camera (go figure!). Katherine and Kermit:


Big shout-out to Katie from The Plannery (who almost certainly is a mom by now – congratulations Katie!) and Stephanie and Liza from Studio DBI for planning, designing and executing such a beautiful setting for these two to get hitched in. We started the day at the Jefferson.


You’ll see about seven thousand photos with the flower girls. Here’s #1.


We got these over to the Carnegie so they could say hello.


Barbara ClarkFebruary 4, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Incredibly beautiful wedding! Incredibly beautiful bride! How one girl can looks so much like both her mother AND her father is beyond me. Poor Ben looks like he’s about to burst into tears in nearly every photo. Hard day for poor Dad! Talk to you soon, I hope. Barb

SerenaMarch 2, 2015 - 12:14 am

Love this set of images, Amber! Photography awesomeness, as always. :)