Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
Why would I want to work with anyone *but* APW couples? I come from a feminist activist background and am still learning how to negotiate the wedding world, as many of your readers/couples do. I refer my current couples to resources that you have on your site, and greedily devour most of your articles/how-tos. I believe in being realistic about ones DIY abilities, having the wedding party wear whatever the hell they want, and most importantly HAVING FUN and watching amazing, kickass, doing-it-their-own-way couples redefine marriage as only about love and community and not about patriarchy and consumerism.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
My artistic approach is to capture things as realistically as possible–crying babies and all. I go for minimal posing (although I occasionally tweak things) and maximum emotion (especially joy, glee, and laughing ones ass(es) off). I tend to produce really bright, colorful images of really bright, colorful people but have a soft spot for classic film look as well. Most of all I try to bring a fun and relaxed energy to the space and that usually helps others have fun and be relaxed!
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Adventuring (driving without a destination at all), planning extravagant birthday parties for myself and my friends, cooking vegetarian dinners, being outside as much as possible
What’s your favorite book?
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, and On The Road by Jack Keourac even though he was a super giant misogynist and the book has like two women in it.
What’s your favorite movie?
Wristcutters: A Love Story OR Anne of Green Gables (the Canadian mini-series in movie form)
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Janelle Monae, Q.U.E.E.N.