Our wedding photographer interview today is with Audrey of Audrey Snow Photography, based in Florida! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company
I am Audrey of Audrey Snow Photography. Together my husband, Michael, and I run our business out of Ft. Myers, FL where we specialize in wedding and boudoir photography. Our aim is to capture timeless grace, romance, and natural joy. We have a hybrid model of operating space where we work out of both our home office and our storefront downtown gallery and editing studio.
How did you get into wedding photography?
Michael has always been interested in photography and took classes as early as high school in photography. For me, the photo bug didn’t bite until after my son was born. It was nearly 10 years ago I bought my first film SLR to take his portrait, and quickly felt at home. Suddenly I thought “Oh, this is what I do when I grow up!”. Michael and I both came to work for the same photographer and became friends, then eventually partners in both business and life. Through the exposure to weddings we had with the photographer we worked for we both fell in love with the elegant fashion and romance of weddings. I quickly realized there was nothing I’d rather do.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?
My favorite part of the day is the getting ready portion. I am obsessed with the pretty details and excited, nervous energy seen and captured during that time. Michael’s favorite moment is when the bride walks down the aisle. The looks on the faces of bride, groom, and parents, are so elated, and emotionally raw and genuine.
What is the most awkward moment you’ve experienced while on the job?
Most awkward moment… hmmm. I haven’t really had too many personally. I can think of one or two moments that were awkward for our brides or grooms, but I won’t share in case they should ever come across this.
What’s the best thing you ever ate at a wedding?
Lavender flavored wedding cake at one of my best friends’ wedding we traveled to to photograph.
What is your favorite venue and why?
Locally, my favorite venue is probably The Crosley Estate in Sarasota. Its old world charm fits seamlessly with our classic style. Some of my favorite portfolio pieces were taken there.
Nikon or Canon?
We shoot Canon, but I’m not one to debate about the two brands. I think they each have their strong points and are comparable in quality. I doubt we’ll ever switch because we have too much invested in our Canon gear at this point. Plus, I’m really pleased with our Canon results. Michael has also added a medium format Mamiya to our family that is fitting in quite nicely.
What is your dream location to shoot a wedding?
I would love to photograph a wedding at a castle type of estate in Ireland, or perhaps France, or even Italy. Somewhere ancient with rolling green hills. It would be so dreamy…
If you could shoot any celebrity wedding (past, present or future), who would be the lucky couple?
Fred Armissen and Carrie Brownstein of “Portlandia”. We realize they’re not actually a couple, but in my head they are, and if they ever got married, I would so want to shoot the wedding. Just to know them. I really think we could all become BFF’s. :)
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?
This is an excerpt from the poem “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann which I feel is perfect for both new and seasoned professionals to keep in mind.
“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans…”
Thanks Audrey! For more about Audrey Snow Photography, check out her WeddingPhotoLove profile, or head straight to her website.
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