About This Blog

Welcome to The Amber Show.

I’m a photographer and blogger living in Brooklyn with my dog and my husband.

Here is what I look like:

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photo by Sarah Hoppes

Pretty cute, right?

This blog started in 2004 because I was bored, and it has unexpectedly become one of the most important parts of my life, connecting me with amazing experiences and wonderful friends. It also gives every bad experience an automatic silver-lining: I can blog about it later. It’s seen me through building a career by way of a few false stopas well as a whole bunch of other stuff.

Some background: I was raised by an abusive, classic narcissist in a super-strict, homeschooled Protestant Christian upbringing; no TV, no secular music, no unmarried sex (ha!)

Because of this, I’ve been highly motivated to achieve excellence, and have contributed a lot of therapy hours and reading hours to this end. Trust me – there’s help out there if you need it.

I’m biracial, and often white-passing, but identify as black.

My life is currently beautiful. My husband Marley and I are ethical humanists, and love traveling, New York City, and hanging out with our amazing group of friends.

You can reach out to theambershow at gmail dot com

I am a wedding photographer in New York City, and also photograph headshots for dating and social media.

  1. Chessa

    26 November 2008 at 2:36 am

    I think that this is my new favorite place. I’m thankful that nablopomo lead you to me bc it lead me here. yay! I love love and loved your description of it…I feel woozy sometimes too…vomit in mouth and all.
    😉

    ps–you’re going on my blog roll lady!

  2. 6 Geese a Laying… that’s a Gaggle! « Things that I love that I can’t afford

    19 December 2008 at 2:32 pm

    […] a duck since I was 4 years old*, this seemed to be a rather daunting task. But then my dear friend Amber pointed out to me that I already own 7 Geese a Laying! Well actually, 4 geese a nesting, but close […]

  3. dave colella

    11 January 2009 at 9:12 pm

    hey amber,

    thx for the add on flickr. I’m brand new to using the site so it’s nice to have a “buddy” linking to my photos. I also joined the mission 24 group cause it sounded like fun and will get me shooting more stuff other than dogs!

    peace, dave

  4. Kristan

    28 January 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Um, whoa, you seem mad awesome, just like Najla said. Hi. 🙂

    “(Oh, have you vomited in your mouth? I’m sorry.)”

    LOL NO but that’s awesome.

  5. Joanne

    3 February 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I love the name of your blog and your blog design – clean and simple. I'm thinking of a new blog design for my blog. It just got cleaned out all on its own.I almost see a reflection of myself in you.

  6. Rachel

    21 February 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Hey – thanks for commenting about BlogHer – adding you to my bloglines because I'm already impressed 🙂

  7. laura

    20 March 2009 at 10:45 am

    hi amber, i just discovered your blog via sweet fine day, am excited to listen to your podcasts. i have just started my own blog (it is definitely a work in progress) but i am really trying to focus on independent small businesses so i loved that you are doing the same thing. i am having a hard time finding a place that covers those really great places well. looking forward to following you! laura

  8. carolyn

    3 August 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Amber,

    I’ve been a fan of your podcast for some time and FINALLY made it over here. Wish it hadn’t taken me so long! Love, love, love it! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself; has given me the courage to do the same on many occasions as of late.

    Wondering: Is there an RSS button or equivalent on here somewhere? (Or is RSS outdated even? I only speak beginner level tech!)

    Thanks,
    Carolyn

  9. Shannon

    16 September 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Hi! I bounced over here from a link from someone’s blog .. I honestly can’t remember. I’m Shannon. Thinking about starting up a blog, I own the domain baconandglitter.com and I might actually do something with it, someday. I also grew up in a super strict (catholic) home, though I went to a (catholic) high school. Very little TV and radio, and all that fun stuff. Born in Québec, Canada. Now living in southern CT.

    So Hi! I look forward to reading more of your blog. 🙂

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