Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
APW readers come to this forum for much more than to find a photographer. They come to read about planning a wedding, thoughts on tradition, integrating their creativity into their wedding theme and how to stay within a budget. They are interested in more than just their wedding date. They are invested in their relationship and their wedding.
They aren’t just looking for someone to shoot their wedding but instead are trying to find a photographer whom they believe will be a good fit for they own unique style.
I love intentional decisions and involved individuals. So by the time I am contacted by potential clients, they have an idea of how my style and approach jives well with theirs.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I adore love. All of it. Photographing people in love is rad, simple as that. I bring this enthusiasm to each wedding and because I am moved by your love, I don’t miss a moment because I’m there, I’m in it.
I want couples to look back at their photographs and hear the music, the dancing, and feel the moments all over again. My goal when photographing weddings is to focus in on emotions, interactions and the little details that make up such an important day. I look for love, laughter and interesting light.
My style is both classic and photojournalistic. I photograph traditional scenes that are organized to include family members and the wedding party in addition to in-the-moment, candid images. I believe that a combination of both is the best way to document your wedding.
I create images that are timeless. My editing is clean and classic. I want to wow you with the composition rather than capture your attention with trendy edits and overly processed pictures.
When I first fell in love with photography, I had my own darkroom and my love affair with black and white photographs were prevalent in my portfolio. I have a dream to photograph a wedding all in black and white ( big time discount to make this dream come true!). Fast forward to now, I love learning about the chosen wedding colors and to use these as a backdrop for pictures.
Most of my collections include custom made albums. It’s a great way to collectively show clients the story of their wedding and provides them something tangible to have as an heirloom and to show friends and family.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I love to dig in dirt (some call this gardening, but I’m missing a green thumb), I love hugging trees and tromping around nature and I’m also down for trying new ethnic food.
What’s your favorite book?
In my past life, I worked in special education and was (still am) fascinated by the way different people learn and interact within their environment. My favorite book is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon
What’s your favorite movie?
Oh that’s a hard one. Young Frankenstein is probably my most faithful and beloved comedy.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
I’m a sucker for anything with a fiddle and some back-up spoons. Seriously, I love some good folk music.