It seems a lot of people today are getting into wedding photography because it’s a way to make some quick cash with little investment in a cheap digital camera and little or no experience. It’s so easy to be a “photographer” now, it’s no wonder the amount of horror stories that are surfacing (in photographic circles as well as the media) about newbie shooters who can’t deliver on promises made to brides in a no do-over occupation.
Why am I a wedding photographer?
Although my roots are in classic portraiture, I was always attracted to the work of photojournalists because of the way they capture raw emotions in the midst of a particular event. I always thought the greatest job would be as a combat photographer embedded with a platoon for a period of time. The ability to freeze unbridled emotion has an irresistible appeal. That has always been the driving force behind my passion for wedding photography. I feel it is an honor to share my gifted art with a family on their wedding day. I feel God has given me a special “eye” for creative lighting and an empathetic heart to anticipate those fleeting moments of tears and laughter to be captured as a memory forever. As artists The wedding day is our canvas. Our clients remember through our photography. A brides wedding day is something she has dreamed of since she was a little girl. It is a day that will never happen again.
It is an awesome responsibility that we embrace every day. The passion that drives to exceed already lofty expectations, that is the greatest feeling in the world!
That is why I am a wedding photographer.