Associate Photographer: Abby Mahler

I cannot be in two places at once, which is why every professional on our photography team works to match the Interstellar vibe. Associate photographer Abby Mahler is out there with the creatures of the night, capturing beautifully surreal moments within the underground art scene. I love her intriguing approach to photography, so I asked her about what she loves.

Portrait captured by Alanna You

Portrait captured by Alanna You

Portrait captured by Alanna You

Portrait captured by Alanna You

AY: How did you get into photography?

AM:Photography kind of came to me; indeed I am entirely self-taught. When I was younger, I co-opted my mothers point and shoot Kodak, and captured memories left and right. As I grew older, I bought myself a DSLR with my summer job money and continued documenting everything, from summer camp to high school marching band and everything in between. When I was in college, I was approached by the Office of Student Life to begin shooting events for them. I jumped at the opportunity and the rest is history! I began shooting professionally in 2014, and I've loved every second of it.

AY: What is your approach to wedding photography?

AM: Throughout a day as special as a wedding, I aim to capture true and genuine emotion; the surprise of a first look, the tear during the vows, the joy of sharing a dance. We will discuss the day thoroughly in the time leading up to the event, so the day of, the revelers can simply enjoy. I want to be a fly on the wall of all the big moments.

AY: What inspires your personal style?

AM: I want my personal style to be flexible enough to create the vision of whomever I am working with, but no matter what, I hope to capture deep and genuine emotion. When shooting with folks who are uncomfortable in front of the camera, I try to talk and place them in the emotion we are trying to evoke. I think it is always apparent when someone is acting for the sake of acting; I want my photos to truly and fully show love, confidence, excitement, whatever the case may be.