In an effort to be more transparent and give my business personality, I want to take some time to explain why I want to photograph weddings. Very recently I decided that I would try my hand at wedding photography. After starting my photography journey in 2016, I was mainly interested in shooting portraits and models, and I still am. I love portraits and models because that’s what initially drew my interest. Likewise, I’ve always been fascinated by love and weddings. If you’ve noticed a small shift in the photos and content I’ve been sharing recently, allow me to explain why.
I’ve videoed a few weddings and while there, I’ve always captured a few images as well. However, I have never officially been a second photographer for a wedding. I’ve always been the lead video person and taken photos when possible. I absolutely love video. It’s one of the main reasons I picked up a camera in the first place. But there’s something about photography that’s always fascinated me. I think it has something to do with freezing an actual moment in time. I have captured experiences in motion and allow people to relive days through video, but I would very much love to capture and freeze the special moments of a wedding day through photography.
If you follow me on social media, you may have seen the images from my first styled shoot. Needless to say, it was beautiful. I love everything about those images and that experience is definitely a deciding factor in my quest to shoot weddings. I heard someone say “ a good wedding photographer is a photographer with a lot of tools in their belt. There is a need for intimate portraits, large portraits, group shots, detail shot, motion, shots, etc. To be a great wedding photographer, one must be great at almost all types of photography. This experience along with this idea has inspired me to try my hand at wedding photography.
Anyone who really knows me knows that I’m a sucker for love. I’ve witnessed real love my entire life, and have finally found my own. I believe that marriage should be done in love, and not much makes me happier than documenting and telling the story of love. From the butterflies before the ceremony to the tears in the groom's eyes as he watches his bride walk down the aisle, the magic of a wedding day is rooted in love. It has been placed on my heart and become my dream to document and tell that story. There’s a reason love stories exist. They give us hope.
I admit I didn’t start photography for weddings. I actually stayed away to fight off the cliche of photographers. But since I have documented a few love stories in the form of video and I am in the middle of planning my own wedding, I decided to give it a try. If you or anyone you know is interested in having their love story told, I’d love to speak with you.