Travel PolicyI don't typically need to charge for travel within Southern New England because I am able to get to most venues within an hour or two of driving. If a wedding requires more than a two hour drive, then I would charge a fee for my time. And I also ask my clients to provide overnight accommodations when I am shooting past 10:00pm and have more than a two hour drive. In each case, I discuss options with my clients and don't charge a flat fee.
Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
APW Couples are the most down-to-earth, interesting, fun, warm, and wonderful clients I have had in my 5+ years photographing weddings. I love to work with people who are planning unique weddings that reflect their relationship and their personalities. I love to work with couples who are brave enough to plan a wedding that is different from what the “Wedding Industry” says. APW couples are exactly the clients I love – people who want a wedding day that is all about love, having fun, and celebrating the magic that happens when two lives come together.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
The most important part of your wedding day is spending time with your family and friends, and my style of photography is perfect for couples who want beautiful, authentic photos of their day. My approach is as a storyteller; I spend my time catching the hugs, laughter, and tears as they happen. I offer suggestions but I don’t dictate the photos we make. Instead, I watch what is happening and document it beautifully. To do this, I get to know my wedding clients very well, first with an in-person meeting, then an “engagement session”, and then a final check-in the week of the wedding. I get to know what your relationship is like, how you met, what your vision is for your day, and what kinds of pictures you hope to have. Knowing you helps me tell your story through pictures, without you even knowing you’re being photographed.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I have two small children (twins!) so my hobbies include crawling around on the floor, snuggling, and reading stories. I also love to cook, eat, run, watch movies, and sing – with and without the kiddos!
What’s your favorite book?
I am such a hopeless romantic. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is one of my favorites of all times. I cried when I finished it, mostly because I didn’t want it to end.
What’s your favorite movie?
See above re: hopeless romantic. Fave movies are “Sense and Sensibility,” “The English Patient,” and “Love Actually.” Maybe I have a thing for British accents?…
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
“Push It” by Salt n’ Pepa