You may have guessed it already, but I’ll tell you anyway. Photographing couples is one of my favorite things in the world. I love capturing that “zing” between an in-love couple — the adoration for each other that’s written on their faces. Sometimes the electricity is so intense I can’t help but take a moment and just smile. Being surrounded by all that love is just another perk of my job.
In addition to photographing the ardor between a happy couple, I also love photographing all the carefully planned details of a wedding, as well as those unforgettable moments that simply must be captured on camera for posterity. Whether it’s the cascading lace on a bride’s gown, the happy tear in a father’s eye as he’s walking his little girl down the aisle, the breathtaking cake that must’ve taken hours to perfect, or the groomsmen having a dance battle on the dance floor, I love being there to document it all.
I decided to specialize in wedding photography, as I not only love photography in general, but am passionate about telling the story of a wedding day. To me, wedding photography is so much more than taking pictures, it’s capturing moments, moments that won’t happen again. Time for a little back story on my family, I never had the chance to meet my grandfather on my dads side, unfortunately he passed before I was born. I’ve seen photos of him when my dad and uncles were children, but the photo that stands out the most to me, is the wedding photo that my grandmother keeps on her nightstand to this day. To her, it’s more than a simple picture, it’s a cherished memory.
The power of print is such a powerful art form. We live in a digital world, where we are constantly bombarded with photos and ads, people forget the beauty of a photograph that captures a priceless memory. When a photo is viewed online, you don’t take the time to look at all the details that make it unique, yet when you look at the same photograph in print, whether it’s a desk print, an album, or wall art, time seems to slow down, you take in the littlest of details and notice the beauty of it all. That is what makes wedding photography so great.
I get to wake up everyday and do the thing I love the most. I get to spend one of the happiest days of my clients lives capturing those moments. The smiles, the laughs, the crying, all of these make up the start of your family history, the prints that you’ll keep on your nightstand, in the album that you’ll share with your children, who will share with their children. I get to capture some of the most important moments that can’t be repeated.
I worked in the corporate world, and at first it was great. I was young and eager, I thought I was going to stay there forever. But shortly after I started, I started to feel like I needed to do more, we didn’t do anything that helped people, it was all about sales and numbers. I left without an end goal in mind, I just knew I wanted to do something fulfilling. If my photography can create a timeless memory for a client and their loved ones, then I know I have succeeded. I invest the time in my clients to get to know them personally, know what they like to do for fun. I treat each client not only as if they were my only client, but as if they were my personal friend.
I don’t want to measure success by the number of clients I book, or if I get published, or win some meaningless award. I know I’m successful, because I am capturing memories today, that will end up on somebody’s night stand.