CARLY, OWNER & LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

My name is Carly and I'm fucking passionate about a ton of things. Among them: feminism, photography, fairness (Libra alert), and riding my bike. I come from a feminist academic, activist, and professional background (past gigs have included working at Planned Parenthood and as Gloria Steinem's personal assistant) and am always looking to work with people who might have mixed feelings about the whole "wedding" thing. As a self-taught photographer, I have created a simple, authentic, candid, comfortable style that resonates with people who don't want to feel fake and cheesy at their own celebration. My other projects include co-publishing a feminist wedding magazine called Catalystproducing (un)convention, a workshop for progressive wedding professionals; and being the director for Feminist Camp in NYC.

THINGS I LOVE
Richmond
Dresscode-free bridal parties
Body positivity
Gilmore Girls marathons
Head massages
Independent record stores
Sending/receiving postcards
The Mountain Goats

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Patriarchy/Kyriarchy
Cooked fruit (yes, even pies)
Nonstop-cell-phone-recording-at-concerts
Street harassment
The part about "obeying" in traditional wedding vows
Gargantuan wedding parties


SUPER MEREDITH, STUDIO MANAGER

Meredith here, or as we here around the Two Spoons headquarters affectionately refer to me as - SUPER MEREDITH. While I may not have the power to fly (besides those exhilarating few seconds after leaping off a rock into a beautiful body of water) or read your mind (I do have a degree in psychology and sociology, so some may think I can), I DO hold down the Two Spoons fort here in Richmond on a daily basis. 

I'm an advocate of love in every aspect of life and encourage everyone to find what (and who!) they love and celebrate it on a regular basis. In addition to manning the Two Spoons studio, I also co-own a printmaking business, Lightbox Print Co, with my wonderfully inspiring counterpart. As an artist, a creative, and a modern-day studio manager superhero, I truly believe that if you love life, life will love you back. 
 

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Runny yolks
Keep Calm and *EVERYTHING*
Excessive media coverage of negative/hateful/tragic events
Haters of foods they've never tried
Watering the live plants around the house
Spending a fortune on a fancy expensive wedding cake when you don't even like cake

THINGS I LOVE
FRIENDS (I own all 10 seasons on DVD)
Thai food
Venturing to new places without an itinerary
Walking everywhere
Live plants around the house
Star Wars
New Orleans and its amazing food, people, and culture
Creative bridal bouquets 


MATT, PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi! I’m Matt, and unfortunately I don’t have a cool nickname like SUPER MEREDITH (but I’ll work on that). I’m the newest addition to the TSP team (male feminists 4ever), and I'm an unusual photographer because my background is in science (biology, woop woop!), but I’ve been shooting for seven years and truly love living this strange juxtaposition of science and art.  As a wedding photographer, I’m all about capturing genuine emotion, real moments (instead of Pinterest poses), and letting peoples’ personalities shine through. I believe that your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple and I love photographing weddings that stray from the traditional wedding script (or break it entirely)! If this sounds like you and your plans for celebrating your love, I’d love to talk to you (and your boo) so we can start figuring out how to best capture this beautiful waypoint in your journey together.
 

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Bad grammar
Arguing about “my camera is better than your camera”
Pruny fingers
Music festivals
Judgment (you do you, whatever that may be)
Stressing out a bride & groom on their wedding day
Drones
D.C. traffic

THINGS I LOVE
Film photography
Awesome coffee
Road trips (esp. in the Pacific Northwest)
Ryan Adams
Capturing genuine emotion in photos
Pasta (all of it)
Fair Isle sweaters
D.C.