I studied photojournalism in university and was on that track until a friend of mine asked me to second shoot for him at a wedding. I started helping him out and fell in love with the creative process.
Wedding photography is about creating images that last for years to come. After all the trends have come and died down again, you want the memories, the feelings and the emotions to rush back in when you look at your wedding photos.
I love that your closest people in the world are all together to celebrate you for one, incredible day – it may never happen again, and that’s so meaningful.
I love watching the parents during the toasts, especially if the MOH or best man is a sibling of the bride or groom. They (the parents) laugh harder than anyone and tear up the most – such a strong gesture of what family is.
The first look is always a favorite moment of mine – it’s an incredible emotional part of the wedding. You’ve been waiting all day to see your almost-spouse and there’s usually tears.
Travel is exhilarating to me. Booking plane tickets to a place I’ve never been before, that’s a little off-the- road or a little wild is something I’ll never get over.
To continue to support my family by doing what I love – taking photos. I can’t ask for much more.
Do the hard work you need to do – read your camera manual, meet people in your community and be a really kind and loving person all around. I really think your business will grow from doing those simple things.
I love the relationships I build with my clients – some turn into lasting friendships for years!
I’m really inspired by travel and landscapes – it never gets old. Destination weddings are a favorite of mine because of this.
Incredibly important – shooting is a small percentage of what wedding photographers actually do with their time. Marketing is key – you have to learn to do so many different things as a small business owner, and selling yourself is something I always need to get better at. The artist part of me just wants to make art that I love, but I’m up for the challenge of learning to sell myself better each year.