Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
I love the APW community because it is full of people who love, appreciate and understand that what I am is an artist. They are ready and willing to go on a creative journey with me and know that means it could get a little crazy! Whether its an intimate Elopement, a tropical destination or 300 person grand ballroom event APW couples are unique, quirky, real people who embrace me for all those same qualities. APW=The Bomb!
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I am a vibrant, colorful, enthusiastic, sarcastic, spitfire who promises to make your photography experience exciting and painless (except for when I make you do crazy acrobatic stunts!). It is important to me to make sure we get the posed family and wedding party photos at your fabulous event because while they may seem like a pain in the butt I promise your grandmother will be thrilled to have them over her fireplace and when you look back you will be too. But not to worry we will breeze through them and get right the fun stuff! I have branched out into the world of smart, intricate lighting and am thrilled to offer my clients a dynamic, editorial style that is fused with a photo journalistic approach with the end result being CHLOE JACKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY!
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
-I am an SF native
-My mother is Caucasian and my father is African-American. I am coffee with cream as my mother used to say…
-I have freckles and a fro, hence my Twitter handle and Instagram name, frecklesnfro.
-Some of my favorite words: eclectic, sassy, hecka, hyphy, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
-I LOVE the color gold and own a complete set of gold sequin shoes, a gold sequin fanny-pack, and a gold medium-format film camera.
-I like to wear mini-hats.
-My boyfriend and I live with a fat cat named Nelson who does not, in fact, like to wear mini-hats.
-My favorite movies are The Princess Bride and Coming To America.
-I studied Law at UCSB, clearly it didn’t stick. -I was in a documentary about women’s rights when I was 16…see! Seneca Falls http://www.senecafallsfilm.org/about_director.html
Dreams: -To live in another country some day and have my own little farm, raise a few chickens, ducks, and maybe a goat or two. -To shoot a culturally specific wedding (Hindu, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, African, South American, etc.). -To shoot a northwestern, outdoor, mountain/country wedding (Tahoe, Eureka, Colorado, Washington, and beyond). -To some day, have my own destination wedding. -To shoot your unique and amazing wedding!
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
First choice would usually be anything Motown and funky but my secret guilty pleasure is that I recently discovered that I a viral song junky so if it’s cheesy, catchy and uber poppy…I’m probably dancing to it!