Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
Because I am one! I discovered APW awhile back when I was in the thick of the “pre-engaged state.” Now engaged, A Practical Wedding has been THE most valuable resource for my fiance and I as we enter the world of wedding-planning and, more importantly, marriage. I love the sanity, wisdom, and quirkiness present in APW couples. They are the best to work with because I already know we are coming from a similar place philosophically! My business is still really young and new. I am learning and improving with each wedding I shoot and would love to grow my business with APW couples!!!!
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
My business name comes from one of my all-time favorite quotes: “What’s the difference between exploring and being lost? The journey is the destination.” (Dan Eldon, photojournalist) I’m passionate about documenting life’s journeys. I come from a documentary background, and I shoot weddings in a documentary style. I won’t be in the way, (in fact couples have complimented me on how “invisible” I was), but I’ll be there, from the hair salon to the end of the reception, capturing those moments that you might not remember. My wedding films highlight the big moments and the small ones: the quiet excitement as makeup is applied and boutonnieres are fastened, the bride’s growing smile as she puts on her dress, the groom’s face when he first sees her, the big kiss, the parents’ tears, and the big party at the reception. All the little things you might not remember.
I use all HD equipment to get a wonderful, crisp image. The wonderful thing about video is that it can really capture the motion, the emotional buildup of the day and preserve it forever. I’ll be there to capture all the beautiful seconds that pass so quickly.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Cooking, baking, beer-drinking, running to burn off all the calories from the aforementioned hobbies, traveling, learning to surf, photography, writing, reading.
What’s your favorite book?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
What’s your favorite movie?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
“Pompeii” by Bastille