Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
Documentary travel and wedding photographer focused on candid moments and natural portraits.
Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
I want to photograph couples who are just like me: down-to-earth with a sense of humor. APW couples would rather spend their wedding day hanging out with their friends and family than spending an hour running around doing overly posed portraits. They embrace who they are and unapologetically let their personalities shine on their wedding day!
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I love photographing the best light, quiet moments, and overlooked details. Give me an epic outdoor landscape or lush redwood forest and I'm in photographic heaven. And I'm very stealthy when it comes to grabbing that perfect candid moment of your sister laughing at your jokes during cocktail hour.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I enjoy cooking, road trips, listening to podcasts and most importantly, spending time in nature. You'll often find me hiking around and exploring Northern California and beyond.
What’s your favorite book?
I’m a pretty big book worm so it’s hard to pin down just one favorite. I love a good crime/mystery novel and have a soft spot for memoirs, especially by comedians. Here are just a few authors I’ve collected throughout the years: Anthony Bourdain, Douglas Coupland, Octavia Butler, Philip K. Dick, Richard Price, David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell and my childhood favorite, Roald Dahl.
What’s your favorite movie?
My all time favorite movie that I watch over and over again is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” (The version from the 1970s with the fabulous Gene Wilder.) I even named my first car (a purple Rav4) after Violet Beauregarde.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
“PYT” by Michael Jackson. No contest. (Though anything Motown makes me happy too!)