Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
I am not a platinum wedding kind of wedding photographer. I never have been, I never will be. I want to photograph people who understand there is more to weddings then pretty favors and fancy linens. APW couples tend to get that what matters most in this whole wedding deal is what started you on this crazy journey in the first place; that pretty fantastic person by your side.
I want to work with APW couples because of that and because you are real and genuine and just plain awesome! You are my kind of people and just so much fun to work with. I feel like we see eye to eye on what’s most important. I love pretty flowers as much as the next girl, but what I really like to photograph are the people. The moments. The look on your face when you finally get to marry the person you love. I photograph weddings and elopements for the laughter, the happiness, and the emotion. That’s the really good stuff APW weddings are made of.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I’m not your typical get in a fake pose and pretend to smile photographer. I like to have fun with my clients, the more we both laugh while taking your photos, the better. I especially enjoy capturing what makes each couple unique. I love using photography to tell the stories of the couple and their love, whatever quirks that might entail. I want to photograph you how you are with your partner at this moment in time; interacting like you would as if I wasn’t there.
When taking portraits, I’ll give a bit of direction to help you feel comfortable, but let you be yourself as much as possible. During your ceremony and reception I try to be as unobtrusive as I can while still capturing the action.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I travel, I cook, I teach, I run road races and do triathlons, and I am passionate about social justice causes. Did I mention I travel? I may or may not be a serious travel addict. I will always opt to walk barefoot in the grass. I love drinking delicious wine, good beer, or green tea. I think dessert is a crucial part of every meal; there is always room for ice cream. Farmers markets make me happy, especially the summer tomatoes. I speak Spanish. I practice yoga. As often as possible I am outside, hiking, wandering, or otherwise enjoying the sunshine.
What’s your favorite book?
So many, but Harry Potter will always top the list.
What’s your favorite movie?
I’m not a movie buff, however I could recite to you line for line every word of Empire Records. Good Will Hunting is probably my all time favorite.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Explain your travel policy:
Have passport will travel!! Tell me where you’re headed and I’m there!
My rates include travel within 50 miles of NYC and there are no travel fees for any events in the Minneapolis or St. Paul, MN metro area.