Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
We feel a strong connection to APW’s voice and approach and therefore it’s readership. We have dug through posts and vendors on the site, and feel that APW couples want highly skilled, down-to-earth, and thoughtful folks to help them realize their wedding vision. Having shot weddings ranging from artists’ potlucks to Newport Mansion fetes, we like to be accessible to all sorts of people and income brackets. The direct and fun writing style APW harnesses speaks to a vibrant audience, for whom we want to do great work! We value deliberate inclusivity of LGBTQ couples and are glad APW readers do too. We want to be part of this storytelling.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
We gravitate towards the details of the day and devour their uniqueness through our lens. We are romantics, lovers of seeing stories and relationships, and sharing them through the photos we make. Weddings are magical days in which an array of friends and loved ones come around as a result of two people declaring their union. We love to capture these personal elements that only the couple and their loved ones could bring together; hand drawn place cards, the handkerchief your grandmother had at her wedding, a joyous glance from across a table, stiff uncle Thomas finally cutting a rug. Our approach builds relationships and trust so that we can document the interactions, sweet exchanges, surprises, and rituals that are a part of the couple’s wedding story. With a fine art background that fuses oral history and photojournalism, we allow the relationships we build to guide us through the day’s moments, and photograph weddings with a personal and intimate touch.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I love running. I get into the zone and can plan my whole year while pounding out a good 7 miles…of course I have some other more relaxing hobbies…Playing guitar. Making things by hand– ranging from chocolate chip cookies to reclaimed wood furniture. Drinking craft beer, eating french fries and enjoying salted chocolate. Riding my Circle A bicycle. Hiking in the forest of the Western Massachusetts Berkshires, and then wandering around the Mass MOCA. Going to the beach in Provincetown.
What’s your favorite book?
Wow that’s a tough call. At the moment I’m going to have to go with Kafka on the Shores by Haruki Murakami. This surreal and magical tale romps it’s way through all parts of the Japanese landscape. I just melted into Murakami’s intimate portrait of a young man on his vision quest.
What’s your favorite movie?
Somewhere up there on my top ten list is Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil. A stretch on the idea of documentary, this film shows beautiful footage from around the world narrated by a woman reading letters from her lover. It is so thoughtful, tender and dreamy, I just get swept away.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
I have to say I’m loving what’s happening in music today but I have to go with a classic on this one; The Godfather of Soul, James Brown’s “I feel good.”