Allison Andres Photography
Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
There is a school of thought that we should surround ourselves with people that share the same values, ideas, and aspirations. I was once an APW bride, so I consider myself lucky that I get to spend time with creative, enthusiastic, and level headed couples who understand exactly what a wedding is about. Every APW couple I have spent time with always has a great story, and turn from clients to friends after we’ve spent the day together!
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I look at every day through the perspective of a writer (I think this has something to do with my history in the journalism field). Every couple has a story waiting to be told, and I am the one “holding the pen” ready to document it all! I get emotionally attached to each wedding I photograph, and while that can lead to me crying during the toasts or dancing with the bridesmaids, every tear or blister is worth it if I can provide pictures that are not only beautiful, but tell a story that is unique and full of joy. I want my couples (and their family members) to look at their galleries or albums and feel like the photos are a beautiful, accurate, and timeless representation of a day that was so important to them.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I often don’t describe my job as “work”, but when I’m not hanging out with my camera, you can find me baking vegan chocolate chip cookies (they are delicious, trust me), scouring thrift stores for designer jeans at cheap prices, updating my 75 year old home (the ultimate craft project!), riding my awesome bicycle, and cuddling with husband along with our three pups.
What’s your favorite book?
I have so many favorite books, but I have to say the one story that has shaped my life must be “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. It’s a classic tale about learning to be selfless, and how sharing with others is far more rewarding than the material things in life.
What’s your favorite movie?
My best friend would say that this should be “Spice World”, but I would have to disagree and say that my favorite film is “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” by Wes Anderson. The story is so dynamic, the film is directed beautifully, and the soundtrack is killer. I love that movie so much that my dogs are named after characters the Steve, Eleanor, and Klaus!
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
I am not ashamed to admit that I frequently dance to “Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates. Anytime that song plays, I sing along loudly and shake my booty because there’s nothing better than some cheesy 80’s music to get my spirits up!