3 REASONS WHY I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
August 21, 2017
Some of you may have noticed that I have been making some changes on my website recently. I have also been working hard on improvements to my welcome packets for new clients, and USB delivery packets for my happy newlyweds.
While I was prepared to dread the “business” aspects of opening up my business as a wedding photographer, I am finding that.. it’s actually kind of a blast! I had heard so many horror stories of great photographers entering into this business, just for it all to turn sour and they end up loathing shooting weddings. I find myself falling hopelessly more in love with this job with each new wedding, each new couple, each new click of the shutter over the timeless “I do” is whispered, shouted or sobbed out.
I am getting excited just thinking about it! And it got me to thinking about WHY this is the greatest job on the planet. Here is what I discovered:
1. I love being able to give the gift of memories.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “pictures are worth a thousand words.” Well, it’s true, because photographs tell such personal stories. They bring us back to treasured moments with an instant recap of emotions. When we look back at photographs, they allow us to re-live certain parts of our life that we will never be able to replicate again.
When I photograph weddings, I’m able to capture the exact moments and the flood of emotions my couples experience when they walk down the aisle, share that first kiss as man and wife, dance their first dance, and so much more. It is a tremendous honor to allow my clients to permanently cherish these significant times. I am seriously beyond grateful, and even humbled, to be the artist chosen to capture these kinds of precious moments for my clients (and new friends!).
2. I’m able to tell a true love story in a unique way.
If you know me, you know I am a sucker for a good love story. Growing up as a Disney geek, and as a former Disneyland castmember, the magic of happily ever after just fills up my soul with happiness. I am also a storyteller at heart. No wonder my favorite topic to photograph is the live, real time unfolding of true life love stories and fairy tales.
I choose to see the beauty in everything and
everyone, and I love noticing the details that others may be oblivious to. The moments of genuine laughter, the quick glances and stolen looks, the way the light plays on a bouquet or glints off a wedding ring. These things bring me so much joy to capture and share with my clients, and I love piecing all the images together in a photographic tapestry that tell a unique story for each bride and groom I am blessed to know.
3. Love is contagious and weddings are one of my favorite places to be!
This was a strange revelation to me when I embarked on wedding photography. YEARS ago, when I first began building up my wedding portfolio, I was too anxious and scared of all the things that could go wrong, that I kind of missed out on the positive emotions weddings can organically tap into. But as I loosened up and built confidence, I realized what should be so obvious – weddings are FILLED with love and happiness and those emotions are straight up contagious!
I always used to joke that I am an emotional sponge, I tend to take on the emotions of any given situation and feel them astutely. And I now realize, this emotion, this joy.. I think this one is the biggest fuels to my passion when shooting each new wedding. I have a big heart and nothing lights me up more than the joy on my clients faces and the faces of their loved ones there to celebrate the special day. The overall ambiance of weddings is something I have come to live for.. almost like Christmas morning!
Overall, I am so very BLESSED to be able to pursue my passion and do what I love for a living. I cannot wait to see where God takes me in this career path that I accidentally stumbled onto and now can’t imagine living without! <3