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Photography / Photographers
Interview with Matt & Amy Coppersmith
What inspires you?
Things that are different then the normal. I like to be surprised, and it’s hard to do. So when something is different then what is traditional or totally unique at an event, I get that kid-on-christmas-morning feeling of giddiness. It makes me want to do a better job, or do something different myself.
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
Yes! We have two dogs (and 3 kids…do they count? Sometimes they act like wild animals!) We have a 10 year old Brittany named Zipper. We named him that because he literally zips around everywhere. He is full of energy and craziness. He’s bred to be a hunting dog, but we’ve never taken him. Loud sounds scare him. We also have a puppy Akita named Bear. He looks like a black bear, and is almost as big to. Although he’s only 1 year old, he weighs about 100 pounds. His favorite thing to do is chase Zipper around and chew on him. (poor zipper)
What is the most unique thing about you?
I have two different colored eyes and I’m an identical twin. People often approach my sister or myself, thinking that we are the other one. We’ve both been hugged by people we don’t know, and stared at with strange expressions when someone can’t quite figure out what is different about us.
What has been your favorite Wedding and why?
My favorite wedding was one that we photographed in Greece. It was my favorite not because of where it was, or what decorated the rooms, or what anyone wore. It was my favorite because everything about the wedding was focused on family, and the uniting of the bride and grooms families as well as the couple. In my mind, that’s what is really important, family. The celebration lasted until the sun rose the next morning, and then we went to breakfast. There wasn’t a dull moment the whole time I was there. Even grandma stayed until we left after breakfast! The couple talked with everyone, danced with everyone. The bride spilled wine on her dress, and didn’t even care! They made sure everyone else was comfortable and taken care of. It was definitely my favorite wedding!
What are your hobbies, outside of your business?
We have many, many, many hobbies here. It’s never a boring household or a dull day at the Coppersmith compound. Amy plays volleyball, does pottery, knits, makes random crafts (kids costumes), plays piano and likes to work out. Matthew builds wood boats (the kind you can actually use yourself) and random wood/metal projects, remodels and fixes things, has a train set in the basement (the really fancy, detailed kind with trees, mountains and people and buildings) and sings. We are also a huge movie and video game household. We like to play Sky Landers, WOW and Mario Party.
Are you involved with Charity work? Tell us about it.
Yes! We work with the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Amy has type 1 diabetes and is very passionate about helping out the diabetic community. We volunteer as a family and as a business, raising money, photographing different events and raising awareness of the disease in any way we are able.
What is your favorite movie?
I have a few favorite movies. It all depends upon my mood. The top choices are: The Sound of Music, Pride and Prejudice, Transformers, Empire Records, Mama Mia and anything with either Denzel Washington, Julie Andrews or Will Smith
Learn a little bit more about Coppersmith Photography:
Passionate for photography, would be the best way to describe Amy and Matt from Coppersmith Photography. Both have extensive backgrounds in commercial, editorial, portrait, event and wedding photography. Shortly after they met at a photo studio, they opened up their own photography business, and have been working together ever since. Combined they have over 20 years of photography experience.
Their goal during every photo shoot is to bring a sense of art, style and personality to each photograph. They love what they do, and would never want to be doing anything else.
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