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The last time we talked about Zachary Hunt Photography (serving Austin, TX, the surrounding Texas areas, and beyond with super affordable rates), Zach was celebrating shooting his first ever APW reader wedding. And while that seemed un-toppable (I mean, the bride was throwing an uncooked chicken around the grocery store), man, did he show us. The excellent Zach (who I’m super excited to meet in Austin because he’s one of those people who’s both such a talented artist and the kind of chill guy you want to get a beer with) has spent a year shooting APW weddings, and what an awesome year it’s been.
The great thing about Zach is that he just doesn’t see things the way other people see things. I’ve talked before about how his photography has this feeling of belonging in an art book, but in a phenomenally alive way. He’s capturing these moments in a way that no one else would (which is my definition of a real artist), but he has the rare ability to also fully capture you, your partner, your personalities, and the day as it unfolds. (And still get all the necessary wedding shots. No sacrificing function for art here.)
The two APW weddings that we featured from Zachary Hunt Photography‘s treasure trove this year were each so different and so well captured (and trust me, I know. I went through the full galleries for both these weddings, and it was hard not to pick every picture to share with you). There was Jennah and Gary‘s wedding that was full of the couple making hilarious faces. This was hands down the funniest wedding I’ve ever edited for the site (and you know I love that). And then there was Irene and Bob’s unbelievably cool Austin bike wedding, which had a totally different vibe that Zach captured just as well. And that, is what true talent looks like, kids.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This year, Zachary Hunt Photography has been shooting APW weddings all year, and if you ask me, each one is more gorgeous than the last. Zach says, “I am proud of all of the APW weddings that I have photographed this past year because many of them were so full of joy. I couldn’t be happier with the couples I worked with who found me through APW.”
And why wouldn’t he be over the moon thrilled, given your weddings that he’s gotten to shoot? I mean, every single one of them is a wedding I wish I could have been at. He says, “There was an APW Jewish/Marine wedding which was a perfect blend of traditional and nontraditional elements. I had never photographed so many crying people before. (The bride is a huge APW reader by the way.) There was an Austin musician’s wedding that I loved. There was a moment in which the bride and groom sang in unison with a backing band. Also, there was a lovely portrait of the bride and groom with their cat, Meatwad. She found me through APW as well.” (Editors note: Meatwad is one of our only cat readers! Hee.)
In the end, one of the (many, if we’re being honest) great things about Zach, is that he just loves people who are passionate about things (bikes! tossing chickens! singing! getting married!) and he wants to be there documenting it for you. Here is one of my favorite of his stories: “I asked a couple (who found me through APW) about their interests and hobbies during an engagement session. They told me they performed in a drag king troupe called Kings N Things. Then they asked if I could photograph one of their upcoming performances. I, of course, said yes! Photographing the event was an awesome experience. I loved hanging out with the couple, seeing them perform, and documenting such amazing people doing what they love and are passionate about. I’m photographing another Kings N Things performance next month that I can’t wait to share on my blog.” I mean, RIGHT? (The pictures are incredible, by the way.)
In closing, Zach says, “Basically, I’m so grateful to the APW community for existing and all of the APW couples for trusting me. I had such a memorable year, and I can’t wait to meet and photograph my next APW couple.”
And I’m pretty grateful for Zachary Hunt Photography . He’s such a kind and awesome guy. His rates are crazy affordable. He’s so talented I can’t even wrap my head around it. And he wants to work with APW-ers in particular. I mean, how much better can it get? So Texas, and beyond, you’re in so much luck. Go browse, and then drop Zach a line. I’m frankly envious of how much fun you’re going to have together.