Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
The folks who get in touch with Two Moon from APW tend to be the sweetest, most down to earth couples. Oh yeah, and they really do their research. I mention the research because when people know what they want from wedding photography, they can confidently choose a photographer who works in that style. It’s always really exciting for me to hear what sparks their visual interest. I know that APW couples contact me because they feel connected to my photos, they have a strong eye for what’s out there, and they are excited to work with my approach.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
When I’m being introduced to a couple, I try to listen carefully to the mood they want to set on their big day. I collect everything we speak about over the months prior to the wedding, and then I approach the big day with an air of relaxed observation. Grandmother’s hanky, mom tying the dress, the glowing guests as they arrive at cocktail hour after a teary ceremony, Uncle George finally cutting a rug – these are the golden moments that together build the story of each wedding. With my background in photojournalism and fine art photography, I work to bring a documentary, artistic, and innovative approach to telling the unique story of every couple I work with. It’s my assignment to find those special details, capture them beautifully, and create a portfolio of transporting, gorgeous photographs to last for generations.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I love music and playing guitar. I write little intimate storytelling songs about my life and my friends. These songs sometimes feel like photographs to me. They are portraits of my father and mother or just a memory of a fun road trip with the girls. It’s my hobby, but somehow I can think about photos while playing and I’m still in the magic realm of beauty and story. I guess you can say I’m a bit obsessed with photographs. But that’s OK, right? Oh yeah I love to cook too, and go to the beach with the gals!
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.”