I'd been toying with the idea of taking some anniversary photos with the Huz but had no clue how I would choose from all the great photographers out there. Then I discovered Unusually Fine Photography--a wedding, engagement, and portrait studio--and all I could think of was teleporting to New York for a shoot with the ultra-talented Max and Margaret. But the time/space continuum being what it is, I've settled for the next best thing--an exclusive interview with this amazing duo!
Tell me about the birth of Unusually Fine. It’s a funny story, that. We met at a Boston T stop and after a short but steamy courtship realized we would be best friends always. We are both passionate about photography, fashion and books. We collaborated on a fine art project and had so much fun making photographs that we decided going into business together was maybe the best idea ever.
What makes Unusually Fine photos, well, unusually fine? In a word, us! We put into every wedding the same thought and planning we’d put into a fashion shoot. That’s how we make our subjects look so glamorous. We always work weddings as a team, which makes for extraordinary coverage and value. And we use the best equipment, latest technology, and the finest prints and books.
What are some favorite art and design influences that inspire and inform your work? Margaret finds inspiration in places like W Magazine, Wong Kar-wai movies, and blogs such as ffffound.com. Max is big on old Hollywood, Gerhard Richter, and (yup) Lady GaGa.
The incredibly private moments you capture make me blush and tingle at the same time. How are you able to get your subjects to disarm so completely for the camera? Our work attracts fun and interesting couples! And we get to know our clients before the wedding, so when the big day arrives we’re already pals. This intimacy allows us to mix easily and capture those candid moments that tell the story best. (P.S. Max thinks Margaret is very disarming.)
Thanks to Max and Margaret for sharing with us! And honestly, these tiny images don't do justice to Unusually Fine's pulse-racingly-good work, so you've got to check out their website and hilarious blog. Plus if you're a bride-to-be with an upcoming wedding in New York state, I'm officially jealous: you can enter to win Unusually Fine's services for your wedding day! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to buy matching his 'n' hers striped shirts :)
P.S. Speaking of winning, don't forget to enter this morning's giveaway for Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook!