Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
My pictures have a natural, heartfelt character that comes from allowing people I photograph to relax and be themselves. The couples who I’ve met through APW are doing beautiful, sweet, sentimental and fun weddings that make sense for who they are and what they value which is much more the type of thing I want to photograph.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I come correctly – positive attitude, technical know how, proper equipment, batteries charged and thoughtfully dressed. An elastic aesthetic incorporates client preferences and the possibilities of the day. The job is to document a special occasion, the twin goals are to take the best pictures possible and to cover the occasion comprehensively. The method is to be a positive and sympathetic observer, allowing people to express themselves and letting events take their natural course. During a wedding I’m taking all the pictures I can find; when I’m editing and processing the pictures I want to tell the unique story and portray all that was most beautiful about that one day.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I’m learning piano, read a lot (your public library is a resource people), and I love being outside hiking, biking, surfing, camping or whatever.
What’s your favorite book?
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers; each time I read it I’m delighted all over again.
What’s your favorite movie?
There’s a movie by Andy Warhol called Empire that is pretty perfect (not to say I’d ever watch it all).
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
I like my dancing to be pretty easy, perhaps even remedial; Polka is out because you really need a partner. “Tell Me Something Good” by Rufus or “Get on the Good Foot” by James Brown are two songs where it’s actually harder to not dance.
Explain your travel policy.
I’m all for it, the further the better. I love seeing new places and will sometimes get creative to take advantage of a good opportunity.