Why I Became a Wedding and Photographer
Just about every weekend of the summer while my friends are out on a boat, enjoying the lakes, or at an awesome sounding music festival, I am at a wedding, creating art with a smile on my face. People ask me all the time, “Why do you give up your summers to photograph weddings?” Because I love it. I absolutely love love. I mean, two people are committing to be together forever. They are throwing an amazing party, and during this party, they want to pay me to take photos of everything and I get to be creative and make it into art. Sounds like my kind of party.
I’ll be honest, there are times when I’m scrolling through Facebook seeing everyone having fun where I sigh, but I wake up every wedding day like a kid on Christmas. I’m excited, nervous, and want nothing more but to get there and start doing what I do.
My love for photography goes way back to high school when I had the coolest southern bell art teacher named Ms. Towne. I loved her classes and took them all. She always said the best things in her accent like, “Child, Please!” and thanks to her, I took my first photography class.
My favorite part of a wedding day is the ceremony because I get to be the fly on the wall. I don’t have to direct, I don’t have to speak, I just get to capture the raw emotion. My second favorite part of any wedding day is when I get the couple to myself. The reason I’m in this business is because I love people. I tried working in studios that do product, food, or catalogue, but there’s something about working with real people that I love so much. I love to hear people’s stories- especially love stories, and sometimes can’t believe how blessed I am to have this career. Being my own boss, being able to do something I love are two things I can’t complain about.
Why do you do what you do? Is it something you love? Is it something you are passionate about? I would love to hear your story, because you just listened to mine, and thank you for that!
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