Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
Trust. It’s a simple idea that means so much. They trust me, and I trust them.
I know that they’ll plan a celebration that’s as unique and diverse as they are. I know that they’ll have taste, without focusing (too much) on the DIY details. And I know that they’ll be really excited to get married!
I know that they’ll embrace my work and I won’t have to eat energy bars for dinner.
APW couples have been consistently awesome to work with. They’ve been some of the most grounded and gracious people I’ve met.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I spent the first five years of my career as a photographer at a daily newspaper, so I’m trained to anticipate and capture events as they unfold.
My goal is to tell the story of your day, from the morning preparations to the dance floor. That means I’ll have my eye out for the important details and we’ll get as many “formal” portraits as you need. But as a photojournalist, my real passion is for moments. I love documenting all the emotions of the day – the joy, the laughter and even the tears.
I love creating beautiful picture books for my couples, it’s the best way to tell the story of the day. Flipping through photos on Facebook or even an iPad can be great. But nothing beats cracking open a hand-crafted book, and remembering all the moments from your day.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Lately, I’ve been working on my barista skills with my new espresso machine.
I love going on adventures with my wife, whether that’s a walk downtown or a camping road trip.
I’m also a Mac evangelist and hybrid vehicle advocate.
Explain your travel policy:
I work primarily in the greater Chicagoland area, but I don’t have any additional travel fees for the following states: IL, WI, MN, MI, IN, OH, ND, SD, IA. For everyplace else in the world, I just need a plane ticket and hotel.